Fri, 21 Jan 2022

Sotheby's asking $4 to $6.8 million for 555.55-carat black diamond

DUBAI, UAE: Auction house Sotheby's Dubai will sell a black 555.55-carat diamond believed to be from outer space, known as ...

At $534 million, Rome's Villa Aurora highest price ever at auction

ROME, Italy: Villa Aurora, a villa for sale in Rome with a starting price of $534 million, was expected to ...

Buyers warm to Asian stocks, major indices advance across the board

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks in Asia were on the boil on Thursday with the major indices across the region ...

Nepali importers suffer from delayed shipments from China

LISTIKOT, Nepal Traders importing goods from China complain about the delayed shipments by Chinese authorities. The shipments supposed to reach ...

Tesla looks to Mozambique to replace China for minerals

AUSTIN, TEXAS: In a first-of-its-kind deal aimed at reducing its dependence on China for graphite, Tesla is turning to Mozambique ...

U.S. stocks crumble again, dollar edges down

NEW YORK, New York - In the face of looming interest rate hikes, U.S. stock markets continued to shed weight ...

British Petroleum says EV charging to become profitable soon

LONDON, England: Oil giant British Petroleum (BP) has said that the use of its pulse electric vehicle chargers is "on ...

Amazon UK says it will accept Visa credit cards for purchases

LONDON, England: In a statement on January 17, Amazon UK said it has canceled plans to stop accepting Visa credit ...

Japanese stock markets records major falls

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks in Asia were mixed on Wednesday. The biggest move was the Japanese market which saw ...

UK imports to Ireland fell, trade with N. Ireland up due to Brexit

DUBLIN, Ireland: Since Brexit went into effect in 2020, Ireland has witnessed a 20 percent decline in goods exported from ...

At 3.45%, mortgage rates highest in US since pandemic struck

WASHINGTON D.C.: According to a closely watched survey, U.S. mortgage rates have reached levels not seen since March 2020. In ...

U.S. stocks shatter, Nasdaq loses 387 points

NEW YORK, New York - A major rise in U.S. Treasury yields and a sell-off of financial stocks rocked Wall ...

Wild boar found with swine fever in Italy, could close pork industry

PIEDMONT, Italy: Earlier this month, a case of African swine fever, which can be deadly to pigs but harmless to ...

During lockdown, free flowers handed out to mark Tulip Day

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands: As stores in Amsterdam and across the Netherlands cautiously reopened after a COVID-19 lockdown, thousands of free bunches ...

Mixed movements on Asian stock markets, greenback gains

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks in Asia were mixed on Tuesday in light trading. The U.S. dollar continued to correct ...

French ski season saved due to change in Covid rules for foreigners

PARIS, France: After Paris changed its travel restrictions, announcing that UK travellers would only need to present a negative Covid-19 ...

UK, India begin talks to expand trade

NEW DELHI, India: The first day of talks between the UK and India on a potential free trade agreement took ...

At auction, $3.3 million paid for single page of Spiderman comic

DALLAS, Texas: The original drawings of a single comic book page from a 1984 issue of Spiderman has sold for ...

Nikkei 225 advances more than two hundred points, Hang Seng slips

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks in Asia were mostly higher Monday, although the Hang Seng in Hong Kong lagged.The U.S. ...

Seeking money for programming, Netflix raises monthly price to $15.49

LOS ANGELES, California: Netflix has raised its monthly subscription price from $13.99 to $15.49 per month in the United States. ...

British energy company scolded by customers after sending warm socks

LONDON, England: The large British energy firm E.ON Next has delivered an apology after sending warm socks to 30,000 customers ...

French government's Covid policies cause teachers to strike

PARIS, France: French teachers have begun a nationwide strike organized by teachers unions to protest against class disruptions caused by ...

Delta Airlines reports $408 million quarterly loss due to Covid

ATLANTA, Georgia: With a business slowdown caused by a COVID-19 surge in December, Delta Air Lines lost $408 million in ...

Outpacing industry, TSMC set for huge chip manufacturing expansion

TAIPEI, Taiwan: Chip manufacturer Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), a supplier of Apple, Qualcomm and other major tech companies, has ...

Patrick Cantlay shares first-round lead at American Express

Reigning FedEx Cup champion Patrick Cantlay and PGA Tour rookie Lee Hodges shot matching rounds of 10-under-par 62 on Thursday ...

US sanctions are losing their effectiveness

The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (CEPAL) released its annual report this month - and ...

Is the plan to bankrupt Russia working

The economic state of play is very different now to even just a few decades agoEconomic coercion is the West's ...

Macron's Call for EU Talks With Kremlin Unnerves European Allies

French President Emmanuel Macron's call for the European Union to pursue its own talks with the Kremlin is raising fears ...

US Air Travel Safety Questions Linger Amid 5G Rollout

WASHINGTON - An unresolved disagreement between U.S. wireless communications carriers and commercial airlines over the rollout of new 5G networks ...

US Jobless Benefit Claims Increase Sharply

WASHINGTON - First-time claims for U.S. unemployment compensation increased sharply last week to their highest level since October 2021, suggesting ...

Ukraine: a country wounded by eight years of crisis

The Russian-Ukrainian war began in 2014 after pro-European protesters toppled the government of the Moscow-backed president Victor Yanukovych. This led ...

Hands of Doomsday Clock Stay Fixed at 100 Seconds to Midnight

WASHINGTON - It remains 100 seconds to midnight on the "Doomsday Clock," the famous annual announcement for how close humanity ...

Hindustan Unilever Q3 profit rises 17 per cent to Rs 2,243 crore

New Delhi [India], January 20 (ANI): Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL), the country's largest FMCG firm, on Thursday posted Rs 2,243 ...

China cracks down on human rights activists ahead of Winter Olympics next month

Beijing [China], January 20 (ANI): Chinese authorities are detaining human rights activists to strike out any potential dissent and criticism ...

Americans' COVID-19 fears grow amid variants' attack

© Provided by Xinhua Over half of respondents of the latest Gallup poll say they think the pandemic is getting ...

NFL files to dismiss 'baseless' Jon Gruden lawsuit

Lawyers for the NFL filed a motion to dismiss Jon Gruden's lawsuit against the league, calling the claims "baseless" in ...

China's booming fortunes in Africa reverses due to Beijing's changing priorities in pandemic times

Beijing [China], January 20 (ANI): China's fortunes in Africa are changing with Beijing preoccupied with its slowing economy owning to ...

Real estate sector hopes Union Budget 2022-23 to help sustain growth momentum

New Delhi [India], January 20 (ANI): For the Indian real estate sector, the year 2020 was a testing year but ...

Google commences Android games testing on Windows PCs

Washington [US], January 20 (ANI): Microsoft had announced Windows 11 with the promise it will support Android apps, although that ...

Pakistan's income-expense gap widens to Rs 1.8 trillion causing budget deficit

Islamabad [Pakistan], January 20 (ANI): Pakistan's federal budget deficit in the first half of the current fiscal year shot up ...

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Water main break causes homes to be evacuated in Washington

BELLEVUE, Washington: Fire officials in Bellevue, Washington said two people escaped from a home that partially slid off its foundation ...

American foreign policy largely unchanged under Biden presidency

President Biden and the Democrats were highly critical of President Trump's foreign policy, so it was reasonable to expect that ...

Researchers discover 4,500-year-old highway in Saudi Arabia

AL-ULA, Saudi Arabia: Shedding light on the lives of the ancient inhabitants of Arabia, archaeologists from the University of Western ...

Five family adults jailed for sexually abusing, assaulting their kids

DUBLIN, Ireland - A father and mother who sexually molested their children and permitted them to be raped and abused ...

Number of births in China lowest ever

BEIJING, China: On Monday, statistics showed Mainland China's birth rate has dropped to a record low of 7.52 births per ...

5G cellular could be 'catastrophic' in aviation: US airline officials

CHICAGO, Illinois: According to U.S. airline officials, the introduction of a new 5G service could cause U.S. air traffic to ...

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Abbott Ireland announces expansion plans, new jobs

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