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Taliban ban forced marriages of women in Afghanistan 2021-12-03 07:07:21KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – The Taliban decreed Friday that they are banning the forced marriage of women in the war-torn country, in what appears

Ukraine says Russia amassed over 94,000 troops at 2021-12-03 06:26:51KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's defense minister estimated Friday that Russia has amassed more than 94,000 troops near their borders and said th

France signs weapons mega-deal with UAE as Macron 2021-12-03 03:00:53NICE, France (AP) — France announced the signing Friday of a 16 billion-euro ($18 billion) armaments mega-contract for the sale of 80 of its upg

Joe Biden democracy summit invite list proves divisive 2021-12-02 18:22:55The goal behind President Biden’s upcoming “Summit for Democracy” was to feature U.S. leadership and unify like-minded democracies,

U.S. threatens 'serious consequences' if Russia invades Ukraine 2021-12-02 17:51:35Moscow will face "serious consequences" if it invades Ukraine, Secretary of State Antony Blinken told his Russian counterpart point-blank Thursday a

Defense secretary voices concerns over Chinese hypersonic missiles 2021-12-02 17:37:24Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said the United States is concerned about China’s development of hypersonic missiles, including the orbiting weap

Pentagon reports dozens of 'extremism' incidents in the 2021-12-02 15:42:00The Army investigated more than 30 allegations of "racially-motivated violent extremism" in the ranks during the first nine months of 2021, while Ma

Christine Wormuth, Army secretary: Service to play key 2021-12-02 14:44:00The Army may have spent the past 20 years fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan but Secretary of the Army Christine Wormuth said the service she leads will

U.S., EU and allies hit Belarus with coordinated 2021-12-02 12:16:02BRUSSELS (AP) – The United States, European Union, Britain and Canada on Thursday slapped simultaneous sanctions on dozens of officials, organiz

Variants, boosters turn rich-poor vaccine gap into chasm 2021-12-02 12:14:17PARIS (AP) – The global initiative to share coronavirus vaccines fairly already scaled back its pledge to the world's poor once. Now, to meet e

Israel halts controversial tech to track omicron variant 2021-12-02 12:08:51JERUSALEM (AP) – Israel said Thursday it was halting the use of a controversial phone tracking technology to trace possible cases of the new cor

Russia sends missiles near Pacific islands claimed by 2021-12-02 12:05:07MOSCOW (AP) – The Russian military has deployed coastal defense missile systems near the Kuril Islands, a Pacific chain also claimed by Japan. T

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Total solar eclipse brings darkness to Antarctic summer New! 2021-12-04 07:25:05Video released by NASA shows a total solar eclipse as seen from Western Antarctica on Saturday.

Parents charged in Michigan school shooting are in 2021-12-03 13:20:08The parents of a teen accused of killing four students in a shooting at a Michigan high school were taken into custody early Saturday, several ho

State rests case at Smollett trial after star 2021-12-03 11:03:36The state rested its case at Jussie Smollett's trial Thursday after key testimony from two brothers who said the former Empire actor plotted a racist

U.K. study finds mRNA COVID-19 vaccines provide biggest 2021-12-03 09:51:39COVID-19 vaccines made by Pfizer and Moderna that use mRNA technology provide the biggest boost to antibody levels when given 10-12 weeks after the se

International Space Station swerves to dodge space junk 2021-12-03 09:09:14The International Space Station (ISS) had to swerve away from a fragment of a U.S. launch vehicle on Friday, the head of Russia's space agency said,

Delta still dominant globally as scientists race to 2021-12-03 08:42:56While the new coronavirus variant omicron appears to be very transmissible, the right response is to be prepared, cautious and not panic, the World He

3 privately owned, commercial space stations get NASA 2021-12-03 07:56:05NASA announced on Thursday it has awarded $415.6 million US to billionaire Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin, stalwart contractor Northrop Grumman Corp and ven

Lamine Diack, controversial former head of world athletics, 2021-12-03 04:18:50Lamine Diack, the controversial former president of world athletics, has died, his family said Friday. He was 88.

Canada wants urgent changes to trade plans for 2021-12-03 04:00:00A Canadian diplomatic blitz hit Washington in a late-hour plea for U.S. lawmakers to adjust a plan that Ottawa fears could devastate the auto sector.

Alec Baldwin says he feels sadness over fatal 2021-12-02 21:26:57Alec Baldwin said in a TV interview that he did not pull the trigger of the gun that fired a live bullet and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on

Austria sees 2nd chancellor step down in less 2021-12-02 15:17:02Austrian Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg announced Thursday he is stepping down just two months after taking over from predecessor Sebastian Kurz, w

Canada slaps new sanctions on officials over human 2021-12-02 13:23:15Canada has imposed new sanctions on Belarusian officials over human rights violations in that country — measures taken in coordination with the

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Ride hailing app Grab makes $40bn market debut 2021-12-02 12:44:39Shares start trading in ride-hailing firm Grab which has used a shell company for its flotation.

Countries reach 'landmark deal' to cut trade costs 2021-12-02 12:21:24Members of the World Trade Organization agree to cut red tape to boost trade in services.

Covid: Anglo American to introduce mandatory vaccinations 2021-12-02 11:12:37Anglo American, which employs 95,000 worldwide, is consulting on compulsory Covid jabs for all workers.

UK plays down Brexit link in US steel 2021-12-02 10:34:25Reports suggesting a US decision to maintain tariffs on UK steel is linked to Brexit are rejected.

Banks fined over collusion in currency trading 2021-12-02 10:07:00Barclays, RBS and HSBC are among firms penalised by the European Commission after an investigation.

Bank of Ireland fined for breaching IT regulations 2021-12-02 07:46:22It was fined €24.5m (£20.8m) for failing to have the proper framework in place for a big IT disruption.

The big company Christmas party is off this 2021-12-02 06:29:25Companies are deciding against holding a big bash in favour of allowing small, optional gatherings.

Rising energy bills: 'Penny-pinching and duvets to keep 2021-12-02 04:57:44A charity estimates that domestic gas bills in April will be double those of 18 months earlier.

Disney appoints woman as chair for first time 2021-12-01 21:28:25Susan Arnold, who has been a board member for 14 years, will succeed Bob Iger at the end of the year.

How I got my dream job with a 2021-12-01 19:18:35Haider Malik landed a dream position after finding a unique way to attract employers' attention.

Would you give 10% of your salary to 2021-12-01 19:03:45A growing number of people are deciding to give up a substantial chunk of their wages.

Cryptocurrency executives to be questioned in Congress 2021-12-01 19:02:25Washington is joining other governments in scrutinising the rapidly expanding sector more closely.

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Can Johnson & Johnson put the taint of New! 2021-12-03 19:00:00No more tears

How streaming killed the Christmas charts New! 2021-12-03 19:00:00Mariah Carey’s seasonal ubiquity illustrates the new economics of music

The office of the future New! 2021-12-03 19:00:00Cubicles are out. Bars, neighbourhoods and sensors are in

A new way of understanding the high but New! 2021-12-03 19:00:00A group of 65 people have each achieved inventions worth $1bn

Grab’s upcoming $40bn Nasdaq listing is a key 2021-11-29 19:00:00As China’s internet giants swoon, a trio of new contenders is booming

Jack Dorsey goes Square—leaving Twitter at a time 2021-11-29 19:00:00His successor will have his hands full

Communist Party cancel culture targets internet celebrities 2021-11-28 19:00:00New rules restrict ads with stars, institute a blacklist and monitor fan groups

American manufacturers race to relieve a pandemic-triggered ammo 2021-11-26 19:00:00Soaring demand for guns and ammunition comes from a range of demographic groups

KKR bids for Telecom Italia in a mammoth 2021-11-26 19:00:00The buyout would be the biggest ever of its kind in Europe

Vietnam has produced a new class of billionaire 2021-11-26 19:00:00The renaming of an Oxford college is just one sign of their clout

How to manage the Great Resignation 2021-11-26 19:00:00High staff churn is here to stay. Retention strategies require a rethink

As devices morph into services, what is ownership? 2021-11-26 19:00:00Apple has performed a U-turn on customers’ right to fix its products after purchase

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