Sun, 28 Nov 2021

To lower gas prices, Biden releases 50 mln barrels from reserves

WASHINGTON D.C.: To encourage a drop in sky-high gasoline prices, President Biden said the Department of Energy will release 50 ...

Google pays Ireland $245 million in unpaid corporation taxes

DUBLIN, Ireland: Google Ireland has reached agreement with Irish tax officials to pay over $245 million in unpaid corporation taxes ...

Vonage sells to Ericsson for $6.2 billon in merger of tech giants

STOCKHOLM, Sweden: In a $6.2 billion agreement, Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson is purchasing U.S. cloud communications company Vonage, in ...

Solar energy-water deal between Israel, Jordan called 'significant'

DUBAI, UAE: Israel and Jordan have signed what is being labeled a most significant cooperation agreement to construct a major ...

Hotel, airlines shares worldwide hammered by new Covid variant fears

NEW YORK, New York - Stocks sank Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average briefly falling more than 1,000 points, ...

To improve supplies, Samsung to build chip factory in Texas

SAN JOSE, California: Samsung Electronics will build a $17 billion semiconductor chip factory in Texas, in a bid to increase ...

Asian shares drop as Covid-19 variant emerges in Africa, Hong Kong

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Fears of a new, more infectious variant of Covid-19 tore through Asian markets on Friday putting ...

EV chargers will be required in new UK homes by 2022

LONDON, England: Beginning in 2022, electric vehicle (EV) charging stations will be required in all new homes and businesses in ...

Zoom falls 8% at opening as world reopens, demand lessens

NEW YORK CITY, New York: Zoom Video Communications fell 8 percent in premarket trading on November 24, despite reporting better ...

As U.S. markets shut for Thanksgiving, global bourses inch higher

LONDON, UK - With U.S. markets closed for Thanksgiving, global bourses spent the day virtually twiddling thumbs.The FTSE 100 in ...

Uber Eats selling marijuana online; customers must pick up in-person

TORONTO, Ontario: Online food ordering firm Uber Eats has announced its alliance with Tokyo Smoke to enable the purchase of ...

GoDaddy says security breach exposed WordPress users' data

TEMPE, Arizona: The email addresses of up to 1.2 million WordPress customers were stolen on November 17, web hosting company ...

Stocks in Asia steady despite South Korean, New Zealand rate spikes

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Asian stocks weathered the heightening yield regime which appears to be gaining momentum.On Thursday South Korea's ...

First print of US Constitution sells for $43 million

New York City, New York: Chicago hedge fund manager Kenneth Griffin bought a rare first printing of the U.S. Constitution ...

Severe cold could again trigger Texas electricity outages: officials

AUSTIN, Texas: The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has warned that Texas could again suffer power failures, in the ...

U.S. stocks sidelined as greenback makes big gains

NEW YORK, New York - Stocks steadied on Wall Street Wednesday ahead of the holidays.There were little moves in either ...

CVS announces closure of 900 pharmacies, Dollar General to benefit

WOONSOCKET, Rhode Island: Due to traditional pharmacies being on the decline, CVS, America's largest drug store chain, plans to close ...

Ford maintains stake in Rivian, end joint work on electric vehicles

DETROIT, Michigan: Electric truck manufacturer Rivian and Detroit auto giant Ford will no longer collaborate to develop an electric vehicle, ...

Japan's Nikkei 225 dives 471 points, rest of Asia mixed

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks in Asia were mixed on Wednesday as higher interest rates continue to unsettle global markets."There's ...

India charges Amazon execs after marijuana smuggled by vendors

HYDERABAD, India: Indian police have announced that senior executives from Amazon.com's Indian headquarters were charged with alleged marijuana smuggling using ...

Brazil to join with SpaceX to deliver wifi to rural areas

BRASLIA, Brazil: Communications Minister Fabio Faria has tweeted that Brazil aims to partner with SpaceX to monitor and protect the ...

Dow Jones rallies 195 points, Nasdaq slips, U.S. dollar mixed

NEW YORK, New York - Technology stocks were sold off on Tuesday, while the industrial sector rallied. Tech stocks are ...

Holiday season could see fewer tech products due to chip shortages

NEW YORK CITY, New York: Christmas shopping for popular tech gadgets could prove difficult this year, as the chip shortage ...

As Europe's Teleworking Laws Evolve, Portugal's Meets Skepticism

LISBON, PORTUGAL - Portugal's new law on working from home makes the European Union country sound like a workers' paradise.Companies ...

Two US States Drop 'Demeaning Terms for Immigrants; More Consider It

AUSTIN, TEXAS - Luz Rivas remembers seeing the word on her mother's residency card as a child: alien.In the stark ...

China ties blamed for Solomon Islands unrest

Washington [US], November 28 (ANI): As the violent unrest refuses to die down in the Solomon Islands, the leader of ...

U.S. scrambles to take actions over Omicron variant's chilling effect

© Provided by Xinhua The World Health Organization (WHO) said there was preliminary evidence that the variant, which it named ...

The battle at the crossroads of Russia & China

Recent news from Kazakhstan, home to nearly 20 million people and a center of geopolitical influence between Russia and China, ...

EU will not recognise Taliban regime, says European Commission President Ursula

Brussels [Belgium], November 27 (ANI): The European Union will not recognise the Taliban regime, imposed through violence, said European Commission ...

Chinese, Swiss FMs talk over phone on ties, cooperation

© Provided by Xinhua Noting that Switzerland is a strong country in winter sports, Wang said China is willing to ...

Incumbent upon judges to exercise utmost discretion in their utterances in courtrooms: President Kovind

New Delhi [India], November 27 (ANI): President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday said that it is incumbent upon the judges ...

Worst-ever Covid variant: What we know so far

Scientists have raised the alarm about the new Omicron Covid-19 variant, first identified in Botswana, which has an ?extremely high ...

Australian peacekeepers restore order in the Solomon Islands after anti-China riots

Canberra, [Australia], November 27 (ANI): Australian peacekeepers restore order to the Solomon Islands after anti-China riots as Sydney accuses Beijing ...

Energy majors face $3.3-trillion green nightmare

The largest international oil and gas firms wrote down assets worth $150 billion last year, when prices crashed due to ...

Eat this: Nachos fly as wild women's brawl erupts at NFL game

People celebrate Thanksgiving in different ways and when it comes to some fans of the Dallas Cowboys, apparently that involves ...

US Shoppers Return for 'Black Friday,' But Many Have Already Bought

NEW YORK - Americans returned to stores for the 'Black Friday' kickoff of the holiday shopping season, but online data ...

World Reacts to New COVID Variant

U.S. President Joe Biden announced the United States will restrict travel from South Africa and seven other African countries, effective ...

Energy majors facing $3.3 trillion 'green' nightmare

The largest international oil and gas firms wrote down assets worth $150 billion last year when prices crashed with the ...

Good times ahead for real estate sector: Deloitte Report

New Delhi [India], November 27 (ANI): India's real estate sector suffered a major setback during the first and the second ...

India looking at USD 2.5 Bn investment in textiles sector, create 0.75 Mn jobs

Dubai [United Arab Emirates], November 27 (ANI/NewsVoir): The 'Textile Week' kicked off yesterday at the India Pavilion in EXPO2020 with ...

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El Salvador plans to locate Bitcoin city at base of volcano

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador: El Salvador President Nayib Bukele has announced plans to build a Bitcoin city at the base ...

Mexican authorities discover over 400 migrants traveling in trailers

VERACRUZ, Mexico: Mexican authorities discovered more than 400 migrants in the back of two semi-trailers on November 19, traveling near ...

Cuba locks activists into homes to prevent protests

HAVANA, Cuba: Cuban activists report being forcibly locked inside their homes, amidst a government clampdown on opposition protests on the ...

Brazil to join with SpaceX to deliver wifi to rural areas

BRASLIA, Brazil: Communications Minister Fabio Faria has tweeted that Brazil aims to partner with SpaceX to monitor and protect the ...

5.1-magnitude quake hits near Callao, Peru

Callao [Peru], November 28 (ANI/Xinhua): An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1 jolted 28 km west of Callao, Peru at ...

Honduran Election Could Oust Long-Ruling National Party

TEGUCIGALPA, HONDURAS - Hondurans will choose a successor to deeply unpopular President Juan Orlando Hernandez on Sunday in elections that ...

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