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Paul Merson: ‘Gambling is a horrible addiction. Your career passes you by’
The former Arsenal and England player Paul Merson talks about his ‘worst addiction’, as detailed in his often harrowing new book, Hooked
Inquiry launched into European Commission chief’s refusal to hand over text messages she exchanged with Pfizer CEO
The European Ombudsman has demanded that Commission President Ursula von der Leyen explain how she lost text messages that she exchanged with the CEO of Pfizer during talks about vaccine procurement.
Trump predicts “America” (USA) will cease to exist in three years
Former president Donald Trump on Tuesday claimed that the United States would come to an end in the next three years, without explaining what that might mean in practice.
ICC opens investigation into Philippines President Duterte
Draconian laws in the Philippines’s war on drugs may be catching up with President Rodrigo Duterte as the International Criminal Court just approved a formal investigation into possible crimes against humanity under his regime. The ICC r...
Police Arrested The South Carolina Lawyer Who They Said Planned His Own Killing For An Insurance Payout
Alex Murdaugh, a prominent South Carolina lawyer at the center of multiple investigations, was charged with insurance fraud after police said he planned his own killing for a $10 million insurance payout for his son.
Why ECB President Christine Lagarde’s Latest Stance On Bitcoin Is A Good Thing
ECB President Christine Lagarde’s recent remarks that bitcoin is not a currency show that central banks fear losing power.
Covid-discounts-party is over
New York landlords are jacking up rents — often by 50, 60 or 70% — on tenants who locked in deals last year when prices were in freefall.
Hungary Debuts Statue In Honor Of Bitcoin Creator Satoshi Nakamoto
The world’s first statue erected to remember the developer of Bitcoin will be located in the heart of Europe, in the capital of Hungary, Budapest. The goal of the statue is to honor Satoshi Nakamoto, the founders believe that his work is...
The IMF's chief denies tampering with World Bank data in order to appease China.
The IMF's chief denies tampering with World Bank data in order to appease China. Kristalina Georgieva, the IMF's president, challenged an independent review
Is space the new safari? Some wealthy travelers are ready to take the next step.
It will take a sizeable budget, but for many extreme adventure travelers, space could soon be as accessible as places like Mount Everest.
World Bank kills business climate report after ethics probe cites pressure on rankings
World Bank leaders, including then-Chief Executive Kristalina Georgieva, applied "undue pressure" on staff to boost China's ranking in the bank's "Doing Business 2018" report, according to an independent investigation released Thursday.
SpaceX: Who are the civilians on the Inspiration4 mission?
SpaceX launched a motley crew of amateur astronauts into space on Wednesday in the first ever all-civilian orbital mission.
Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Simone Biles top TIME 100 list
Britain’s Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, gymnast Simone Biles and singer Billie Eilish topped TIME Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people of 2020.
U.S. Treasury analyzing probe of World Bank handling of China business rankings
The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday said it was analyzing a report that found World Bank leaders, including former-CEO Kristalina Georgieva, pressured staff to boost China’s ranking in the bank’s “Doing Business 2018” at a time when...
With space tourism a reality, will civilians travel to space? And when?
Majd Mayyasi (GRS’09,’13), a BU Center for Space Physics senior research scientist, discusses the future of civilian space travel and how it would impact the study of space. She also shares her experience training for suborbital flight a...
Your iPhone is not secure and never was. Apple users urged to download Pegasus spyware flaw fix
Apple force their users to I have iMessage and FaceTime apps that allow others to spy on you, open your camera and microphone remotely, listen to your conversations and copy all your chat history phonies and videos to be installed in iPh...
Digital Ruble to Help Curb Use of ‘Money Surrogates,’ Russia Says in Financial Strategy Document
The Strategy for the Development of the Financial Market of the Russian Federation by 2030 was released this week by the Ministry of Finance.
HMRC confirms probe into 153 people suspected of aiding tax evasion
Cracking down on ‘enablers of tax evasion’ has been a key area of focus for HMRC since it established its Fraud Investigation Service in 2015.
Corrupt Oil Trader Turns On Colleagues in Massive Africa Bribe Case
When Anthony Stimler left Glencore Plc in August 2019, he had two big secrets: For a dozen years, he’d paid millions in bribes to African officials and intermediaries. And he was now helping a U.S. Justice Department investigation into t...
Pre-order for iPhone 13 to start Friday
Hong Kong gadget lovers can pre-order the new iPhone 13 starting Friday, with prices to start at HK$6,799.
Britney Spears Apparently Took Her Instagram Page Down After Posting About Waiting More Than 13 Years To Be Free
"Again ... team #FreeBritney you guys fucking kick ass 💪🏼 !!!!!" the 39-year-old pop star wrote in her last post.
Democrats Say "Tax The Rich," But Their Plan May Fall Short
Experts say the very wealthiest will experience less impact than advertised because the bill fails to levy taxes on the increase in value of assets such as real estate and stocks.
Facebook denies having '2 systems of justice' for users after scathing WSJ report
The WSJ report says Facebook gives preferential treatment to millions of high-profile users
Apple, Google, Amazon spying on you, lawsuits claim
All 3 tech companies have voice assistant features and claim that they do not retain the user's conversations
TikTok is gaining on YouTube, now leads in average watch time in the US
TikTok eclipsed YouTube in viewership by more than 10 hours back in June
Apple shares fall after new ruling in Epic Games fight
Court could not ultimately conclude Apple is a monopolist under federal or state antitrust laws
What happens when your office has changed for the worse?
Some people have been eagerly anticipating the return to the office. Except the office doesn't feel the same as it did before.
Apple Event — September 14
Watch the special Apple Events. Very impressive. To cut the long story short: the new iPhone 13 is amazing as a camera, but do not protect users security and privacy any better. Very recommended as a camera, very not recommended as a...
Fake Walmart press release says it will accept litecoin, sending the crypto higher
Amazing video shows 15 tower blocks in China were demolished as no one wanted to live there for eight years
This video speaks volumes about the oversupply in China's housing market. 15 tower blocks in Kunming 昆明, the capital of Yunnan province, were demolished last month after sitting unfinished for eight years.
London takes aim at New York with five-year financial plan
Britain needs to ease taxes on banks and make it easier to hire staff from abroad, its financial and professional services lobby said in a blueprint to help London unseat New York as the world's top international financial centre within ...
What is Switzerland’s digital stock exchange SDX?
Switzerland has become the latest country to clear the way for trading digital assets with a new stock exchange. We break down what it is and what it changes.
Fortnite creator Epic Games to fight Apple case with appeal
A judge didn’t brand Apple as a monopolist or require it to allow competing stores to offer apps for iPhones, iPads and iPods.
El Salvador's Bitcoin rollout hit by digital wallet glitches
For a fourth day in a row on Friday, technical glitches marred attempts by Salvadorans to download and use the country's new digital wallet.
Italy's data authority seeks assurances over Facebook smart glasses
The Italian watchdog said it wanted to be informed on measures Facebook has put in place to protect people occasionally filmed.
Scientists sniff for hidden methane leaks to combat global warming
The IPCC report last month called for a big effort to reduce methane emissions from industrial sources. Finding them is surprisingly tricky, as we found out when we joined a team sniffing for hidden leaks in the streets of Utrecht.
Environment Threats "Greatest Challenge To Human Rights Of Our Era": UN
"The interlinked crises of pollution, climate change and biodiversity act as threat multipliers, amplifying conflicts, tensions and structural inequalities," UN rights chief said.
Facebook hires away top Dem from Senate panel probing Big Tech
Facebook has added another operative to its federal policy team as it works to stave off Congress and regulators
Apple shares fall after new ruling in Epic Games fight
Apple investors are making their own determination following a legal ruling in its battle with Epic Games and there is no sign the saga will end anytime soon.
SpaceX To Send First All-Civilian Crew Into Orbit For 3 Days
Jared Isaacman, chief executive of e-commerce firm Shift4 Payments, will lead three fellow spaceflight novices on a trip expected to last three days from blastoff at Cape Canaveral, Florida, to splashdown in the Atlantic.
Brave supermodel exposes the dark side of Victoria's Secret
The business of beauty can be very ugly, especially in the cutthroat world of modelling. It's an industry that wants to portray itself as the epitome of health and happiness. The reality though is anything but. Anorexia, drug use and bul...
First space, now immortality: Jeff Bezos’ quest to cheat death
The former Amazon CEO has reportedly invested in Altos Labs whose stated purpose is to research how to reverse ageing in cells.
24 U.K. lords placed under investigation over financial interests
Twenty-four members of the House of Lords have been placed under investigation, after openDemocracy revealed they had not declared details of companies that they run.
El Salvador's national Bitcoin system crashes as cryptocurrency becomes legal tender
The Chivo Wallet system crashed on Tuesday when a recently passed law recognising Bitcoin as legal tender in El Salvador took effect.
Rich states should stop hoarding Covid vaccines for boosters not yet backed by science, redirect jabs to Africa – African Union
Wealthy states should send their Covid jabs to under-vaccinated Africa rather than stashing doses away for booster shots which are not yet proven to be necessary, the African Union’s (AU) top health official has said.
Facebook Is Making Camera Glasses, Ha Ha Oh No
Ray-Ban Stories can take photos and videos with a touch of a button and send them to your phone.
German finance ministry raided in money laundering probe
German prosecutors raided the finance and justice ministries on Thursday as part of an investigation into the government’s anti-money laundering agency, putting the spotlight on Germany’s failings in tackling financial crime.
How the 'War on Terror' exposed compliance gaps in Swiss companies
Almost two decades after planes brought down New York’s World Trade Center towers, a Swiss company that provided IT-related services to the aviation industry had a reckoning with the United States government.
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