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Facebook loses attempt to dismiss antitrust lawsuit demanding it sells WhatsApp and Instagram
The case is one of the most significant in the US government's ongoing efforts to rein in the perceived power and market dominance of the big technology companies.
Top US central banker resigns amid trading scandal
The Fed vice chair is departing after media reports insinuated insider trading just before the Covid-19 pandemic was declared
‘Free speech’ platform accused of censoring critics
A popular ‘free speech’ social network has faced repeated allegations of censorship, with many users expressing concern over its links to a Chinese billionaire
Twitter permanently bans news aggregation service Politics For All
Spokesperson says account ‘suspended for violating rules on platform manipulation and spam’
Mystery of Maxwell's millions: Socialite claimed she had 'just' £2.6m
The 60-year-old daughter of disgraced media mogul Robert Maxwell, who was a billionaire at the height of his wealth, also reportedly transferred £15m to her husband Scott Borgerson (pictured).
Trump Scottish golf resorts claimed over £3m in furlough
Donald Trump's golf courses and leisure businesses in Scotland claimed over £3m in UK government furlough money, newly-published accounts show.
China’s future spaceplane may be able to take off and land at airports
Successful test flight in July suggests it has an advantage over the rocket-launched US equivalent, Chinese military magazine says.
Wall Street regulators investigating Trump $1bn social media deal
The former president described a request for documents by regulators looking into the blank-cheque merger as "a continuation of witch hunts".
Are some people too stupid to be trusted with the vote?
Culture wars are not as new a phenomena as our politicians, academics and commentariat would have us believe – there have always been points in history where it appeared that two tribes were going to war.
Tradition again: Biden celebrates Bette Midler, Joni Mitchell at Kennedy Center Honors
President Joe Biden celebrates artists including Bette Midler, Joni Mitchell and Lorne Michaels on Sunday at the Kennedy Center Honors, bringing back presidential participation in the annual ceremony skipped by Republican Donald Trump.
Ex-Trump Attorney Michael Cohen To Sell NFT Of His Prison Badge
Former President Donald Trump's one-time personal attorney Michael Cohen is planning to sell his former prison badge as a non-fungible token (NFT).
The most striking images of 2021
Kelly Grovier picks 15 of the most startling photos from this year – including images of the riots at the US Capitol and an airplane in Kabul – and compares them with iconic artworks.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey resigns saying 'it's time for me to leave'. Investors and democracy activists agree and happy.
Jack Dorsey, 45, who co-founded the company in 2006, is stepping down from his role at the company. Dorsey was accused of damaging Twitter reputation, by carrying out the most damaging terrorist attack ever carried out against American D...
US Banks Need Permission Before Engaging In Certain Crypto Activities: Regulator
US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency said banks must be able to demonstrate they have appropriate risk management tools before taking on activities like providing custody services for customers' crypto holdings.
Biden's pick for Fed chair is finely balanced as removing Powell could spark Senate battle
Sky's Ian King says there are two realistic contenders for the top job in central banking but sees a nod for the likely Democrat pick potentially proving problematic to get over the line.
Donald Trump reaches $375m deal to sell Washington DC hotel - reports
Last month, the US House Committee on Oversight and Reform said newly obtained government documents raised "troubling" questions about the hotel.
US Media Watchdog Grades Big Tech Average 'F' Over Suppression of Free Speech
In recent years, US watchdogs have noted an increase in the incidence of censorship by the tech giants of Silicon Valley against their users in the field of free speech regarding political issues and, in particular, information about the...
'The most important number you've never heard of'
As the impacts of climate change add up, economists are trying to figure out what the true cost of a tonne of carbon really is.
NASA Says US Astronaut Mission To Moon Will Wait Until 2025
"We are estimating no earlier than 2025 for Artemis 3, which would be the human lander on the first demonstration lander that was won in the competition by SpaceX," NASA Administrator Bill Nelson told a teleconference.
China, India Should Lead Climate Change Issue: Ex-US President Barack Obama
Former US President Barack Obama said that China and Russia have shown a "dangerous lack of urgency" on climate commitments.
US Finally Reopening Borders After 20 Months For Fully Vaccinated Travelers
The United States, from Monday, will require air passengers to be fully vaccinated and be tested within three days before travel. Airlines will be required to put in place a contact tracing system.
Camilla 'hasn't stopped talking about' hearing President fart out loud while talking with her
President Biden produced a little natural gas of his own at the COP26 summit in Glasgow and it was audible enough to make the Duchess of Cornwall blush.
Greta Thunberg: Who is the climate campaigner and what are her aims?
Environmental activist Greta Thunberg is in Glasgow, where the COP26 summit is taking place.
How would $100bn help the world cope with climate change?
The nations that have added the most CO2 to the atmosphere are not the ones where its impacts are most felt. Here's how rich nations have contributed to tackling climate change in poorer nations so far.
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