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Beirut explosion bares pitfalls of sending aid to New! 2020-08-09 07:41:20BEIRUT (AP) - Hospitals and schools, then shattered and bent water pipes, then the crater that once was Lebanon's port. The rebuilding needs of Leba

Europe mocks Donald Trump, U.S. coronavirus response New! 2020-08-09 06:39:35ROME — The United States' failure to contain the spread of the coronavirus has been met with astonishment and alarm in Europe, as the world's

Azar leads highest-level US delegation to Taiwan in New! 2020-08-09 06:37:46TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) - U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar arrived in Taiwan on Sunday in the highest-level visit by an American Cabinet

Lebanon information minister resigns in wake of deadly New! 2020-08-09 06:23:36BEIRUT (AP) - Lebanon’s information minister resigned on Sunday as the country grapples with the aftermath of the devastating blast that ripped

Rugby player stabs opponent, two fans, police say New! 2020-08-09 06:02:11SYDNEY — Sydney rugby league officials and police say an under-20 match Sunday ended in violence with a player allegedly stabbing a competitor a

Boris Johnson: Keeping schools closed 'morally indefensible' New! 2020-08-09 05:53:23LONDON - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the government has a moral duty to ensure children return to school next month. Most pupils have be

Belarus strongman president faces strong election challenge New! 2020-08-09 02:50:44MINSK, Belarus (AP) - Belarusians are voting on whether to grant their authoritarian president a sixth term in office, following a campaign marked by

Afghan council frees Taliban prisoners to set up New! 2020-08-09 02:41:04KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A traditional Afghan council concluded Sunday with hundreds of delegates agreeing to free 400 Taliban members, paving the wa

Nagasaki urges nuke ban on 75th anniversary of New! 2020-08-08 22:03:48TOKYO (AP) - The Japanese city of Nagasaki on Sunday marked its 75th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing, with the mayor and dwindling survivors ur

Deadline to register for Rhode Island's primary is 2020-08-08 08:11:51PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The deadline to register to vote in Rhode Island's Sept. 8 primary is Sunday. Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea said eligible

The Latest: Beirut protesters enter government buildings 2020-08-08 05:08:27BEIRUT (AP) - The latest on the explosion in Beirut (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Dozens of Lebanese protesters have stormed the buildings of a number

Belarus' leader faces toughest challenge yet in Sunday 2020-08-08 02:15:19MINSK, Belarus (AP) - After 26 years in office, the authoritarian leader of Belarus is facing the toughest challenge yet as he runs for a sixth term.

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Hong Kong, Chinese officials jeer at U.S. sanctions 2020-08-08 14:51:48Hong Kong's leader and China's top representative in the city took pot shots at the U.S. on Saturday after the Trump administration sanctioned them

Mauritius declares emergency as stranded ship spills fuel 2020-08-08 13:01:37The Indian Ocean island of Mauritius has declared a "state of environmental emergency" after a Japanese-owned ship that ran aground offshore began s

Bikers descend on Sturgis, S.D., for massive rally 2020-08-08 12:36:34The coronavirus may be changing the world, but there aren't many signs of the pandemic at the massive annual motorcycle rally being held this week at

Lebanon PM calls for early elections to quell 2020-08-08 10:50:27Security forces fired tear gas and clashed with stone-throwing demonstrators Saturday in Beirut, and a group of protesters stormed the Foreign Ministr

Brazil approaching grim milestone of 100,000 COVID-19 deaths 2020-08-08 07:08:38Brazil is approaching the grim milestone of 100,000 confirmed deaths from COVID-19, just five months after the first reported case in a nation of 210

Ship that delivered explosive material to Beirut port 2020-08-07 16:27:41The chemicals that went up in flames in Beirut's deadliest peace-time explosion arrived in the Lebanese capital seven years ago on a leaky

NASA drops 'colonial' nicknames for distant cosmic objects 2020-08-07 13:59:28A nebula and a pair of galaxies will now be referred to by a string of numbers as NASA reviews “insensitive” and “actively harmful&r

Seth Rogen's Israel comments highlight fraught diaspora ties 2020-08-07 12:59:21Comments from comedian Seth Rogen about Jewish culture and Israel has sparked an uproar by American Jews, and sparked an international spat.

U.S. slaps sanctions on Carrie Lam, other Hong 2020-08-07 12:41:48The U.S. on Friday imposed sanctions on Hong Kong officials — including Carrie Lam, the pro-China leader of the government — accusing them

At least 17 dead in plane crash in 2020-08-07 12:04:05At least 17 people were killed and more than 100 injured when an Air India Express passenger plane repatriating Indians stranded by the COVID-19

Kanye West presidential campaign enablers appear focused on 2020-08-07 09:29:04Kanye West's unlikely White House bid is getting help qualifying for presidential ballots in key states from Republicans around the United States, fu

U.S. added 1.8M jobs in July as recovery 2020-08-07 09:08:45U.S. employment growth slowed considerably in July amid a resurgence in new COVID-19 infections, offering the clearest evidence yet that the economy'

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Coronavirus: Redundancies rise fivefold as pandemic hits jobs New! 2020-08-09 08:14:11A Freedom of Information request shows a rapid rise in firms in June saying they were cutting staff.

Black Lives Matter: Campaign for black businesses has 2020-08-08 19:09:58A campaign to support businesses run by black people has had an "extraordinary effect" on sales.

Eat out to help out: 'We've had 15,000 2020-08-07 18:21:25Restaurants are cautiously optimistic after the first week of the government's discount scheme.

CEO Secrets: ‘What I learned from leaders’ behaviour 2020-08-07 17:28:53A look at what business leaders' behaviour off-camera reveals about their real personalities.

'I won a holiday but it turned out 2020-08-07 17:10:20Sammie Richardson was nearly duped by a fake competition on Instagram but there are more scams out there.

Canada slaps retaliatory tariffs on US aluminium goods 2020-08-07 14:20:10The retaliatory move comes after Canada's deputy prime minister promised a "dollar for dollar" fight

Coronavirus: UK 'will not hesitate' to add nations 2020-08-07 14:10:47Chancellor warns there is "always the risk" holidays may be disrupted, as virus cases climb in France.

What is Tencent? 2020-08-07 13:50:17The Chinese firm's investments include Fortnite, Tesla and Universal Music - but it's under fire in the US.

British Airways: 'I felt forced to take redundancy' 2020-08-07 11:57:54The airline's cabin crew who are not made redundant on Friday will still face steep pay cuts.

US jobs growth slows in July as pandemic 2020-08-07 11:37:30American employers added 1.8 million jobs last month, down from 4.8 million in June.

TikTok threatens legal action against Trump US ban 2020-08-07 08:43:28The Chinese firm says it is "shocked" by an order for US companies to stop doing business with the app.

BA staff facing redundancy or pay cuts speak 2020-08-07 04:15:34British Airways staff facing possible redundancy or pay cuts wore masks of airline bosses Willie Walsh and Alex Cruz as they vented their anger.

Internet

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Qualified raises $12M to make websites smarter about 2020-08-04 13:05:29Qualified, a startup co-founded by former Salesforce executives Kraig Swensrud and Sean Whiteley, has raised $12 million in Series A funding. Swensrud

Rippling nabs $145M at a $1.35B valuation to 2020-08-04 10:11:20Big news today the world of IT startups targeting businesses. Rippling, the startup founded by Parker Conrad to take on the ambitious challenge of bui

Intercom hires a CFO as it ramps toward 2020-08-04 10:00:55Today Intercom announced that it has hired a chief financial officer (CFO) as it ramps toward an IPO. The unicorn also promoted its COO to the CEO rol

Yotpo raises $75M for its e-commerce marketing cloud 2020-08-04 08:59:27“Marketing cloud” has become an increasingly popular concept in the world of marketing technology — used by the likes of Salesforce,

EventGeek relaunches as Circa to help marketers embrace 2020-08-03 17:57:47EventGeek was a Y Combinator-backed startup that offered tools to help large enterprises manage the logistics of their events. So with the COVID-19 pa

Amid pandemic, returning to offices remains an open 2020-08-03 12:27:37As COVID-19 infections surge in parts of the U.S., many workplaces remain empty or are operating with skeleton crews. Most agree that the decision to

Even as cloud infrastructure growth slows, revenue rises 2020-07-31 18:05:25The cloud market is coming into its own during the pandemic as the novel coronavirus forced many companies to accelerate plans to mo