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Inflation is stubbornly high. Here's what this bank exec suggests you do

Tue, 09/20/2022 - 06:34
People around the world are searching for ways to shield themselves from the impact of stubbornly high inflation, and the rich are no exception.

UN Chief: Tax fossil fuel companies 'feasting' on profits as 'planet burns' and power bills soar

Tue, 09/20/2022 - 06:23
Rich economies should hit oil and gas companies with new windfall taxes to provide help for countries suffering from climate change, and people struggling with soaring energy and food bills, UN Secretary General António Guterres said Tuesday.

Deforestation is accelerating in Brazil as Bolsonaro's first term ends, experts say

Tue, 09/20/2022 - 05:09
Illegal activity in the Amazon is gaining momentum as the last months of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's administration wind down, experts tell CNN.

5 killed in Iran in protests over death of woman in police custody, rights group says

Tue, 09/20/2022 - 04:46
Five people have been killed by Iranian security forces during protests that were sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini, who was being held in police custody, according to a human rights monitor.

Uganda declares Ebola outbreak after one person dies

Tue, 09/20/2022 - 03:15
Uganda declared an outbreak of Ebola after a case of the relatively rare Sudan strain was confirmed in the country, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.

Myanmar army helicopters fire on school, killing six

Tue, 09/20/2022 - 02:46
At least six children were killed and 17 wounded when army helicopters shot at a school in Myanmar, media reports and residents said on Monday, as the military said it opened fire because rebels were using the building to attack its forces.

Valery Polyakov, record-breaking Russian cosmonaut, dead at 80

Tue, 09/20/2022 - 02:37
Cosmonaut Valery Vladimirovich Polyakov, who holds the record for the longest single stay in space, has died at age 80, Russian space agency Roscosmos announced Monday.

World's longest underwater tunnel will link two countries

Tue, 09/20/2022 - 01:50
Descending up to 40 meters beneath the Baltic Sea, the world's longest immersed tunnel will link Denmark and Germany, slashing journey times between the two countries when it opens in 2029.

China considers easing entry rules for some foreign tourists

Tue, 09/20/2022 - 01:37
The Chinese government on Monday, September 19, issued draft regulations that aim to bolster tourism along its border and make it easier for some foreigners to enter China.

Analysis: How TV coverage of Queen Elizabeth's funeral changed my mind about her

Mon, 09/19/2022 - 16:52
I didn't expect this to happen. But I was deeply moved Monday by the TV image of Queen Elizabeth's coffin being lowered into its vault at St. George's Chapel in Windsor with the queen's bagpiper playing her to rest.

Why the current oil boom for Arab states may be their last

Mon, 09/19/2022 - 12:45
The oil boom brought about by the Ukraine war has made energy-rich Middle Eastern countries extraordinarily wealthy once again. But experts warn that it may be the last such upswing.

Uber says hacker group Lapsus$ behind cybersecurity incident

Mon, 09/19/2022 - 12:11
Uber has linked the cybersecurity incident it disclosed last week to hackers affiliated with the Lapsus$ gang, a group accused of numerous high-profile corporate data breaches. The company also said the attackers were able to download or access company Slack messages and invoice-related data from an internal tool.

Volkswagen targets 75 billion euro valuation in landmark Porsche IPO

Mon, 09/19/2022 - 01:16
Volkswagen is targeting a valuation of up to 75 billion euros ($75.1 billion) for luxury sportscar maker Porsche, it said on Sunday, in what will be Germany's second-largest initial public offering (IPO) in history.

1 in 5 of China's urban youth are unemployed. That's a huge headache for Xi Jinping

Sun, 09/18/2022 - 23:17
The future looked promising for Cherry in May last year, when she secured a prestigious internship at a major software firm, while still studying at a university in Wuhan. The company told her that she could start working for them full time, once she graduates.

An Indian tycoon has ousted Jeff Bezos as world's second-richest person

Sun, 09/18/2022 - 20:21
Jeff Bezos just lost his status as the world's second-richest person, dropping to No. 3 as Indian business mogul Gautam Adani rapidly climbs the ranks of Bloomberg's Billionaire Index.

27 people dead and 20 others injured after Covid quarantine bus overturns in China, local authorities say

Sun, 09/18/2022 - 17:44
A bus transferring dozens of people to a Covid-19 quarantine facility in China's southwestern province of Guizhou overturned in a ravine early Sunday morning, killing 27 and injuring 20, local authorities said in a news briefing.

Why deleting something from the internet is 'almost impossible'

Sun, 09/18/2022 - 05:44
Most people may live out their digital lives with the assumption they can delete their posts, messages and personal data from services whenever they choose. But a tech hearing this week threw that core assumption into question.

8 cheetahs arrive to India from Namibia as part of reintroduction project

Sat, 09/17/2022 - 12:14
After going extinct in India over 70 years ago, cheetahs are finally making a comeback in the country with a new reintroduction program.

Indian leader Narendra Modi tells Putin: Now is not the time for war

Sat, 09/17/2022 - 09:40
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi appears to have directly rebuffed Moscow's invasion of Ukraine, telling Russian President Vladimir Putin that now is not the time for war.

Iran's Supreme Leader shown at event amid reports of deteriorating health

Sat, 09/17/2022 - 07:06
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei was seen attending an event at a mosque in Tehran on Saturday, according to pictures and a video published on Iran's government websites and state media, one day after reports circulated about of his deteriorating health.