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UK authorities try to calm panicked markets

Mon, 09/26/2022 - 09:19
UK policymakers are trying to calm markets after a plan by Prime Minister Liz Truss to cut taxes while ramping up borrowing sparked panic among investors worried it could feed inflation and destabilize government finances.

Ebola infections grow in Uganda as death toll rises to 23

Mon, 09/26/2022 - 08:52
Ebola infections have risen across districts in Uganda, bringing the cumulative number of confirmed and suspected deaths to 23, health authorities in the east African country said Monday.

At least 11 children among dead after gunman opens fire at school in Russia

Mon, 09/26/2022 - 08:43
At least five children have been killed in a school shooting in the western Russian city of Izhevsk, Russian state media reported Monday.

UK could fine TikTok $29 million over children's privacy concerns

Mon, 09/26/2022 - 07:15
The UK said Monday it could impose a multimillion-dollar fine on TikTok after the government found the short-form video platform may have violated children's privacy.

Paris Fashion Week: How to watch the Spring-Summer 2023 shows

Mon, 09/26/2022 - 06:25
Once again all eyes are on the French capital as fashion week kicks off today. The nine-day itinerary includes more than 100 brands presenting new Spring-Summer 2023 collections.

Amazon adds a second Prime Day sale

Mon, 09/26/2022 - 05:07
Amazon is adding another Prime Day to the calender.

What it's like to visit Saudi Arabia now

Mon, 09/26/2022 - 01:37
I have seen countries change before, but I don't think I've ever seen anything quite like the change taking place in Saudi Arabia. It is not like the fall of Soviet Europe, nor the upheaval recently witnessed in Sri Lanka. Saudi's change is deliberate, deep-reaching and dramatic.

Hong Kong puts 90-year-old cardinal on trial over protest fund

Sun, 09/25/2022 - 22:36
Cardinal Joseph Zen, a 90-year-old former bishop of Hong Kong and outspoken critic of China's ruling Communist Party, went on trial Monday over his role in a relief fund for the city's pro-democracy protests in 2019.

Typhoon Noru leaves five dead as storm sweeps over the Philippines

Sun, 09/25/2022 - 22:02
Five rescue workers have died in the aftermath of Typhoon Noru, which made landfall in the Philippines Sunday and is predicted to gather strength again before hitting Vietnam on Tuesday.

First came the floods. Now, Pakistan's children face a new disaster

Sun, 09/25/2022 - 20:53
The baby sleeps listlessly on the hospital bed, her frail and dehydrated body fighting for survival. Next to her lies a motionless infant wrapped in a white cloth, who died just minutes earlier.

Fifth Iranian paramilitary member killed as president warns protesters will be dealt with 'decisively'

Sun, 09/25/2022 - 08:35
A fifth member of an Iranian volunteer paramilitary group died Sunday after clashing with what state media called "rioters and thugs," as the country's President Ebrahim Raisi warned that protesters would be dealt with "decisively" after days of nationwide unrest.

Intel is the Dow's biggest loser

Sun, 09/25/2022 - 04:54
Semiconductors are in everything. Our phones, our laptops, our televisions. Even our cars. But concerns about a global recession and continued worries about supply shortages stemming from lingering pandemic-related shutdowns in Asia over the past two years are hurting top chip companies.

Italy expected to look right as polls open in national election

Sat, 09/24/2022 - 22:07
Polls opened Sunday in the Italian national elections, with the far-right Brothers of Italy party -- led by Giorgia Meloni -- poised to make big gains after the collapse of two governments since the last election.

Cubans to decide on same-sex marriage in national referendum

Sat, 09/24/2022 - 21:32
The cake with figurines of two brides on top melted in the Caribbean heat and the wedding guests fretted aloud that one of Cuba's frequent blackouts could strike at any moment but for Annery Rivera Velasco and Yennys Hernandez Molina, the day was one of the happiest of their lives.

North Korea fires ballistic missile into waters off east coast of Korean peninsula

Sat, 09/24/2022 - 19:36
North Korea has fired a ballistic missile into the waters off the east coast of the Korean peninsula, according to officials in both South Korea and Japan.

This soap, with weird claims to fame, has been around for nearly 150 years

Sat, 09/24/2022 - 12:02
Walk into a Walmart, Target, any drugstore chain in your neighborhood or a corner bodega for New York City dwellers, and chances are you'll find an Ivory Soap bar, or a pack of 10 bars for under $5, sitting on the shelf.

International chess group criticizes ex-world champion for quitting after one move but says it shares his concerns about cheating

Sat, 09/24/2022 - 09:55
The International Chess Federation (FIDE) reprimanded former world champion Magnus Carlsen for resigning from an online chess match against fellow grandmaster Hans Niemann after just one move but added that it shared the world No.1's "deep concerns about the damage that cheating brings to chess."

Food prices are soaring, and our eating habits are changing

Sat, 09/24/2022 - 09:45
Lisa Altman used to take pride in being able to eat what she wanted without worrying much about the cost.

'What happened in Pakistan will not stay in Pakistan,' flood-ravaged country warns UN

Sat, 09/24/2022 - 00:00
Pakistan's Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has warned that climate change will not spare other countries the sort of disaster that left up to one third of his country underwater and millions of its children at risk of water-borne diseases.

Iran restricts internet as Mahsa Amini protest deaths mount and UN calls for investigation

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 23:48
Iranian authorities say they will restrict internet access in the country until calm is restored to the streets, as protests over the death of a young woman in the custody of the morality police rock the Islamic Republic.