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‘There’s no executioner’: The plot to replace World Bank boss stalls
David Malpass’ missteps on climate change haven’t brought the swift end to his career his foes had hoped for.
The surprising power of internet memes
Is there more to internet memes than meets the eye? The science of these viral mash-ups reveals why they are so effective at spreading ideas and beliefs.
Concern Grows Around Billionaire Peter Thiel's Period-Tracking App
Peter Thiel, billionaire entrepreneur and top campaign donor has decided to back a "femtech" app called 28, created by the divisive Evie Magazine.
North Korea declares itself a nuclear weapons state
North Korea has passed a law declaring itself to be a nuclear weapons state, according to state news agency KCNA.
Electric cars rekindle transatlantic trade war
Europe is incensed over a generous subsidy encouraging US consumers to ‘Buy American’ when it comes to greener cars.
FBI cites 'evidence of obstruction' in Trump Florida home search
The FBI told a judge they expected to find "evidence of obstruction" of justice in a search of former President Donald Trump's Florida home, according to newly released court papers.
Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data breach lawsuit ends in 11th hour settlement
Dramatic move shows Mark Zuckerberg ‘desperate to avoid being questioned over cover-up’, says Observer journalist
California To Ban Sale Of New Petrol-Powered Cars By 2035
Move comes on the heels of a climate law signed last week by US President Joe Biden, which sets aside hundreds of millions of dollars in incentives for clean energy programs.
An armed man tried to breach security at an FBI office in Cincinnati
An Ohio emergency management agency said a standoff has ended Thursday between law enforcement and an armed man suspected of trying to breach the FBI's Cincinnati office.
China cuts off vital US contacts over Pelosi Taiwan visit
China cut off contacts with the United States on vital issues Friday — including military matters and crucial climate cooperation — as concerns rose that the Communist government’s hostile reaction to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan ...
Binance served crypto traders in Iran despite U.S. sanctions, clients say
The world's largest crypto exchange, Binance, continued to process trades by clients in Iran despite U.S. sanctions and a company ban on doing business there, a Reuters investigation has found.
Yellen cancels public event in Japan after Abe assassination
U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has canceled her visit to the Port of Yokohama during her visit to Japan next week out of deference following the assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, a Treasury official said on Saturday.
Twitter vs. Musk -- who is lying in battle over social media company's future?
SpaceX and Tesla founder Elon Musk no longer wants to buy Twitter. He claims the company is not telling the truth about its business
How the US Supreme Court is reshaping America
In the space of just 10 days there have been dramatic changes in America. Major decisions that will shape everything from environmental policy to abortion rights have been announced - but not by the president or by Congress. It is the Su...
Data Not Shared With Chinese Communist Party: TikTok To US Lawmakers
TikTok reiterated to the senators that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) had never requested data on American users.
At finish line, U.S. Supreme Court readies climate, immigration rulings
The U.S. Supreme Court is set on Thursday to issue its final two rulings of its current term, one on federal agency power to tackle climate change and the other on President Joe Biden's ability to end a hardline immigration policy begun ...
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.
Guns and abortion: Contradictory decisions, or consistent?
They are the most fiercely polarizing issues in American life: abortion and guns. And two momentous decisions by the Supreme Court in two days have done anything but resolve them, firing up debate about whether the court’s conservative j...
Biden falls on bike ride (VIDEO)
US President Joe Biden fell from his bicycle while stopping to greet supporters in Rehoboth, Delaware on Saturday. The 79-year-old president did not require medical attention.
Biden says Americans are ‘really, really down’ in rare one-on-one interview
President makes remark in Associated Press interview as approval ratings dip below 40% in recent public opinion polls
WTO ministers reach deals on fisheries, food, COVID vaccines
After all-night talks, members of the World Trade Organization early Friday reached a string of deals and commitments aimed at protecting stocks of ocean fish, broadening production of COVID-19 vaccines in the developing world, improving...
The teen who tracks Elon Musk's jet agreed to stop monitoring Mark Cuban's flights on Twitter after the billionaire offered business advice
The teen who famously turned down a $5,000 offer to stop tracking Elon Musk's private jet said he stopped sharing data on Mark Cuban's travel history on Twitter after the billionaire reached out with privacy concerns.
Elon Musk Says He Wants One Billion Users On Twitter
Elon Musk Twitter Deal: Musk said he wants to have "at least a billion people on Twitter" in what would be massive growth for a platform that has about 229 million presently.
Nuclear-armed nations spent $82.4bn on weapons in 2021
International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons accuses nuclear-armed nations of ‘obscene’ spending and notes extensive industry lobbying.
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