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World Bank rips Microsoft purchase of Activision Blizzard in social justice rant
The money should be used to address the flow of refugees and malnutrition instead, the global financial body said
Unvaccinated seniors 49 times more likely to be hospitalized than those with boosters – CDC
Figures show benefit of Covid vaccines and boosters to reduce hospital risk as agency says: ‘Get vaccinated as soon as possible’
Female leadership is good for the world. Just look at Barbados
Mia Mottley is just one of a raft of strong women across the Caribbean and South America tackling society’s most pressing issues. The world could learn a lot from them
Will oil reach $100 a barrel? And how will it affect you?
Oil is a red-hot commodity right now, and a slew of factors are converging that could send prices even higher.
Ireland to drop almost all COVID restrictions
Majority of measures that have been in place for almost two years will be lifted on Saturday, prime minister says.
Davos Forum To Be Held In Person From May 22 Till May 26
The annual gathering of the world's political, economic, and business elite traditionally takes place in January against the idyllic snowy backdrop of the Swiss ski resort of Davos.
Passenger Defies Mask Rule, US Flight Turns Back Mid-Air
"American Airlines flight 38 with service from Miami to London returned to MIA due to a disruptive customer refusing to comply with the federal mask requirement," the airline said.
Toyota Land Cruiser customers in Japan face four-year wait
Motor industry giant Toyota has warned customers in Japan that they will have to wait for up to four years to take delivery of its new Land Cruiser SUV.
Back in court - UK hospitality groups take on insurers over lockdown losses
Some of the world's biggest insurers are bracing as a second wave of multi-million pound lawsuits, brought by struggling British pubs, restaurants and bakery chains over lockdown losses, starts hitting London's courts next week.
JPMorgan, Barclays join bank rush to reopen offices in England
JPMorgan (JPM.N), Barclays (BARC.L) and Deutsche Bank (DBKGn.DE) have told staff they can return to the office in England, joining a growing number of banks reopening their buildings after COVID-19 restrictions were eased this week.
‘My show ain’t ready’: Adele postpones Las Vegas residency
Singer announces she is rescheduling Weekends with Adele show as half her crew infected with Covid
Djokovic-backed ‘biotech’ firm’s approach likened to homeopathy
Exclusive: QuantBioRes says it designs treatments for viral diseases based on electromagnetic frequency
Barbados' Mottley hails landslide victory for ruling party
Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley on Thursday celebrated a landslide victory in the Caribbean nation's first general election since it became a republic last year by removing Britain's queen as sovereign head of state.
The best way to stay safe from Covid in England? Don't ditch the mask
Boris Johnson’s easing of restrictions is in stark contrast to what other countries are doing to control Omicron
By 2050, a quarter of the world’s people will be African – this will shape our future
Africa’s unprecedented population growth will impact geopolitics, global trade, migration and almost every aspect of life. It’s time for a reimagining of the continent
Barbados PM hails governing party’s landslide election victory
Mia Mottley’s Labor Party won all 30 legislative seats in Barbados’ first vote as a republic, preliminary results show.
Coronavirus spreading like never before in Americas, health agency says
COVID-19 infections are reaching new peaks in the Americas with 7.2 million new cases and more than 15,000 COVID-related deaths in the last week, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said on Wednesday.
Initial Barbados election results show PM Mottley poised for win
Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley seemed on the verge of a sweeping victory as preliminary results trickled in late on Wednesday from the Caribbean nation's first general election since it became a republic last year.
UK investigation finds email warning lockdown party should not go ahead
An investigation into Downing Street parties has found an email from a senior official to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's private secretary warning that a May 20, 2020 party should not go ahead, ITV's political editor said on Thursday.
Boris Johnson laughs when Ian Blackford asks if he has disrespected Covid dead
Boris Johnson mocks SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford as he asks if the prime minister is taking the British public for fools.
Boris Johnson fights for his premiership after MP defects to Labour
Embattled prime minister refuses to step down despite defection and reports of a plot to remove him.
The pandemic is birthing billionaires and killing the poor
The past two years have unleashed unprecedented economic violence.
Sweden scraps demand for negative COVID test to enter country
Travelers to Sweden will no longer be required to show a negative COVID test before entering the country, the government said on Tuesday.
Media protest restrictions on ex-officers trial in Floyd killing
News outlets, media groups say not enough people will be able to see the civil rights trial that starts on Thursday.
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