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Scottish government seeks independence vote in Oct. 2023
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced plans on Tuesday for a second referendum to be held on Scottish independence in October next year, vowing to take legal action to ensure a vote if the British government tried to block it.
Higher fuel prices spark social unrest in South America
Police in Argentina blocked a major entry point to the capital’s center on Tuesday to keep a group of truckers from joining a downtown protest, adding traffic snarls in Buenos Aires to a series of disruptions caused by anger over rising ...
A timeline of the Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell scandal
From the moment he first faced criminal charges, in 2006, Jeffrey Epstein has been the object of public fascination, conspiracy theories and outrage — especially after his lawyers got prosecutors to agree to a lenient plea deal that spar...
Biden team strains to flex muscles in abortion fight
President Joe Biden’s top health official said Tuesday that “every option is on the table” when it comes to helping women access abortion in the wake of the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade.
Ghislaine Maxwell gets 20 years for helping Jeffrey Epstein abuse teen girls
The British socialite was convicted for grooming 4 girls to have sexual encounters with Epstein, then her boyfriend.
FBI agents seize phone of Trump’s election lawyer
John Eastman, who aided the ex-US president in his bid to undo the results of the 2020 election, has become a central figure in the ongoing Capitol riot hearings.
Warning: UK Prime Minister Johnson says he doesn't think Britain will end up at war with Russia
In a simple translation from Johnson-English to Truth-English that’s exactly his political survival plan: to end up at war with Russia, just as another genius and so successful American leader desperately needs war with China.
Supermarket boss says Britons buying more frozen food as inflation worsens
Sainsbury’s CEO Simon Roberts said shoppers were visiting stores more often but buying less on each trip as after UK’s inflation reached new highs.
Chinese breakthrough lets human brains beam radio waves
Researchers say new technology could be used for mind-controlled military radar and other devices.
Senate Dems call out Apple, Google mobile tracking, warn of abortion-related data privacy risks
Letter comes amid growing privacy concerns around abortion-related data following Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade ruling
33 bright eyeshadow looks, to revive your makeup routine
Our favorite bright eyeshadow looks will inspire you to try something new - wave goodbye to that repetitive smokey eye
Twitter gives Elon Musk more data amid spam, fake account dispute: report
Musk has disputed Twitter's internal estimate that spam, fake accounts make up less than 5% of users
'Systemic challenge' or worse? NATO members wrangle over how to treat China
NATO’s first new strategy concept in a decade will cite China as a concern for the first time but member states remain at odds over how to describe the country with the world's largest military and its relationship with Russia, NATO dipl...
Garden picnic ideas: 11 ways to enjoy a laid-back dining experience outdoors
These garden picnic ideas will help you make the most of good weather and throw a memorable meal outdoors
Russian superyacht seized by US arrives in San Diego Bay
A $325 million superyacht seized by the United States from a sanctioned Russian oligarch arrived in San Diego Bay on Monday.
Israel eases abortion regulations in response to ‘sad’ Roe v Wade ruling
New rules will remove abortion approval committees and grant access to abortion pills at local health clinics
U.S. Supreme Court sides with doctors challenging opioid convictions
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday gave two doctors found guilty of misusing their licenses in the midst of the U.S. opioid epidemic to write thousands of prescriptions for addictive pain medications another chance to challenge their convi...
Roe v Wade ruling disproportionately hurts Black women, experts say
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn a constitutional right to an abortion is expected to have a disproportionate impact on Black women and other women of color, who have traditionally faced overwhelming costs and logistical obs...
ICC at 20: Five things you should know about the International Criminal Court
Trying the gravest crimes, involving victims, ensuring fair trials, complementing national tribunals: in its first 20 years of existence, the International Criminal Court has made notable progress in its crucial mission.
Japan urges 37 million people to switch off lights
Japan's government has urged people in Tokyo and its surrounding area to use less electricity on Monday, as it warned that supplies will be strained as the country faces a heatwave.
World faces ‘ocean emergency’, UN warns, as activists urge action
The five-day United Nations Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal is focused on restoring the health of the oceans.
Guilty: Credit Suisse hit with money laundering conviction
The verdict is the first ever criminal conviction of a major Swiss lender in the country’s history.
Louisiana judge temporarily blocks ‘trigger’ abortion ban
Louisiana is one of 13 US states where ‘trigger laws’ ban or severely restrict abortion after Roe v Wade overturned.
G7 pledges to raise $600bn to counter China’s Belt and Road
The G7 Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment will help finance infrastructure projects in developing nations.
Tobacco industry causing huge environmental damage, WHO warns
WHO accuses industry of causing widespread deforestation, pollution, and emitting millions of tonnes of carbon dioxide.
Who was the real Elvis Presley?
How does the portrayal of 'The King' in Baz Luhrmann's new biopic compare to reality? Kaleem Aftab explores the complex debate around Presley, civil rights and cultural appropriation.
Queen’s secret influence on laws revealed in Scottish government memo
Exclusive: Internal memo admits ‘it is almost certain’ laws altered to secure monarch’s consent
Prince Charles’s charities are no stranger to controversy
Analysis: Reports that prince accepted €3m from a former Qatari prime minister again throws spotlight on donations
UK's Prince Charles Got Suitcase Of Cash From Qatar ״For Charity״
'The Sunday Times' says the suitcase was one of three bundles of cash given as charitable donations.
Prince Charles denies any wrongdoing over bags-of-cash claim
Prince Charles’ office has denied there was any wrongdoing in the heir to the British throne accepting bags full of cash as charity donations from a Qatari politician.
Iran launches rocket into space as nuclear talks to resume
Iranian state television said Sunday that Tehran had launched a solid-fueled rocket into space, drawing a rebuke from Washington ahead of the expected resumption of stalled talks over Tehran’s tattered nuclear deal with world powers.
G7 aims to raise $600 billion to counter China's Belt and Road
Group of Seven leaders on Sunday pledged to raise $600 billion in private and public funds over five years to finance needed infrastructure in developing countries and counter China's older, multitrillion-dollar Belt and Road project.
Europe must give developing nations alternative to Chinese funds, von der Leyen says
Europe will mobilize 300 billion euros in private and public funds over five years to fund infrastructure in developing countries as part of the G7's drive to counter China's multitrillion-dollar Belt and Road project, European Commissio...
Cancer faker who swindled more than £360,000 is ordered to pay back just £5
A CANCER faker who conned wellwishers out of tens of thousands has been ordered to pay back just £5.
UK’s Prince Charles received $3.2m from former Qatar PM: Report
The Sunday Times reports there was no suggestion that payments for the prince’s charity over a four-year period were illegal.
Mars Orbiter Running On Windows 98 Gets Software Upgrade 19 Years After Launch
It will now be able to view beneath Mars surfaces in greater detail due to the upgrade
Boris Johnson Warns Emmanuel Macron Off "Settling Ukraine Conflict Now"
Emmanuel Macron has continued dialogue with Vladimir Putin unlike Boris Johnson who called the Russian President a "dictator".
20 Dead In South African Nightclub, Probe On
South Africa: Unverified pictures shared on social media showed bodies with no visible signs of injuries, strewn on the floor of the nightclub.
Vladimir Putin To Make First Overseas Visit Since Russia-Ukraine War
Vladimir Putin's last known trip was a visit to Beijing in early February where he met Chinese President Xi Jingping and unveiled "no limit" of friendship treaty.
The employee surveillance that fuels worker distrust
Workforce monitoring continues to increase amid remote work, with no signs of slowing. Is surveillance the new norm?
Thousands of PwC staff to get 9% pay rise to offset cost of living
Thousands of PwC staff are to get a 9% pay rise in response to rising living costs and a competitive recruitment market, the accountancy giant has said.
G7 leaders meet amid political pressures at home
Amid the beauty of the Bavarian mountains and fields, a fundamental truth is immediately striking at this G7 Summit.
Boris Johnson seeks to stay in power until mid-2030s
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he aims to remain in power until the middle of the next decade, despite calls for him to quit, which would make him the country's longest continuously serving leader in 200 years.
G7 pressed to make U-turn on fossil fuels
Germany wants G7 nations to backtrack on plans to stop financing overseas fossil fuel projects
In an Illegal, inhuman and non binding ruling, US Supreme Court overturns Roe vs Wade, ends constitutional right to abortion
The illegal ruling of the Supreme Court in America is not binding because it transcends the territory in which any court has the power to intervene: the woman's body is outside the jurisdiction of dubious lawyers chosen by politicians to...
Netflix is definitely getting ads
Reversal of policy comes as Netflix starts to rapidly lose users
Rail strikes: How much are public sector workers paid – and how do recent pay deals compare to what train staff want?
Striking rail workers are asking for a 7% pay rise, despite CPI inflation at 9.1% and RPI at 11.7%. NHS workers and teachers have also threatened to walk out if the government doesn't up their pay deals.
BA pay dispute: What are my rights if strikes hit the summer holidays at Heathrow?
The prospect of strikes affecting BA services at Heathrow this summer are another headache for a struggling airline and also passengers who were, likely, already nervous about getting away after disruption at airports across Europe.
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