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Stocks push higher on vaccine hopes but gains lose steam

2020-11-26 15:17:00

Asian shares extended this month’s stellar gains as market euphoria over COVID-19 vaccines and expectations that US President-elect Joe Biden’s administration would deliver more economic stimulus overrode weak US economic data...

A tale of two bridges: India and China vying for influence in the Maldives

2020-11-26 13:51:00

In the heart of the Indian Ocean, a 2.1-kilometer (1.3-mile) bridge snakes out of an idyllic atoll, linking the Maldives’ capital Malé with its international airport..

Obama’s memoir ’’A Promised Land’’ sold record-breaking 1.7 million copies in first week

2020-11-25 20:55:00

Penguin Random House announced on Tuesday that former President Obama’s memoir ’’A Promised Land’’ had sold more than 1.7 million copies in its first week...

UK scientists warn of third wave of Covid after Christmas

2020-11-25 20:46:00

Fears easing restrictions over festive period will lead to rise in cases and overwhelm NHS..

Elon Musk surpasses Bill Gates in the race to become the second-richest person in the world

2020-11-25 16:09:00

Elon Musk overtakes Bill Gates to become the second-richest person in the world after his net worth rose by $100BILLION in a year - a five fold increase to a total $127.9bn - after Tesla shares prices soared 500%..

Joe Biden says ‘this is not a third Obama term’ in first sit-down interview

2020-11-25 15:35:00

In his first sit-down interview since the election, President-elect Joe Biden declared his presidency would not be “a third Obama term” and promised to represent the full spectrum of the country and the Democratic party...

Trump accepts transition to Biden must begin

2020-11-24 10:01:00

Donald Trump has accepted a formal US transition should begin for President-elect Joe Biden to take office...

Watergate reporter lists 21 GOP senators who ’privately’ express ’extreme contempt’ for Trump

2020-11-23 21:02:00

Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein has called out 21 Republican senators who he says have expressed ’extreme contempt’ for President Trump in private - but have refused to air their grievances in public...

Trump campaign cuts ties with attorney Sidney Powell after bizarre ’election fraud’ claims

2020-11-23 14:42:00

Powell has made a raft of incorrect claims, including that Georgia’s voting software was created at the behest of late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez..

Covid-19 vaccine introduced by Oxford up to 90% effective as tests show

2020-11-23 12:50:00

The vaccine, codenamed AZD1222, was developed at Oxford University with support from the pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca...

Did Kamala Harris agree to the legalization of Prostitution?

2020-11-22 21:22:00

As expected, this election season’s candidates for president and vice president faced intense scrutiny and criticism over their histories and track records regarding policy, partisanship and agendas...

Lewis Hamilton to be awarded a Knighthood in New Year’s Honours

2020-11-22 16:44:00

Lewis Hamilton WILL be awarded a Knighthood in New Year’s Honours - after the seven-time F1 champion said it would be his ’happiest day ever’ if he was given a gong by the Queen..

Iran imposes nationwide COVID-19 restrictions but no lockdown

2020-11-22 14:36:00

A slew of new restrictions, including partial lockdowns and curfews, came into effect across Iran on Saturday as an alarming surge in COVID-19 infections continues unabated...

UN warns Yemen in ‘imminent danger’ of world’s worst famine in decades

2020-11-21 13:26:00

War-torn Yemen is in imminent danger of the worst famine the world has seen in decades, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned...

Africa Surpasses 2 Million Coronavirus Cases

2020-11-20 20:00:00

The African continent has reached the somber milestone of 2 million coronavirus cases as of Thursday. The Associated Press reports that more than 48,000 people have perished due to the pandemic in Africa. However, the continent has fared better than several countries, including France, Brazil, India and of course the United States...

Queen Elizabeth and husband Philip celebrate 73rd wedding anniversary

2020-11-20 19:30:00

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip celebrate their 73rd wedding anniversary on Friday, an occasion they will be unable to share with their family as England is currently under a coronavirus lockdown...

IMF urges action as recovery loses steam and COVID-19 surges

2020-11-20 18:30:00

The global economy’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic is losing steam even as vaccine breakthroughs offer hope and “the economic path ahead remains difficult and prone to setbacks,” the managing director of the International Monetary Fund warned before this week’s virtual Group of 20 (G20) summit...

Mark Zuckerberg confirms that Facebook won’t ban people who call for murder

2020-11-18 21:58:00

’Borat’ star Sacha Baron Cohen slammed Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Tuesday for his decision to allow former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon to remain on the social media platform despite calling for director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci and FBI Director Christopher Wray to be beheaded...

Trump fires election security official who contradicted him

2020-11-18 20:20:00

Donald Trump says he has fired a top election official who contradicted the US president’s claims of voter fraud...

US to drop drug charges against Mexico’s former defence chief

2020-11-18 19:47:00

The United States will drop drug trafficking and money laundering charges against former Mexican Defence Secretary General Salvador Cienfuegos and turn the investigation over to Mexico, saying “sensitive” foreign policy considerations outweighed the interest in pressing the case...

France becomes the first country in Europe to have more than two million corona infected people

2020-11-18 17:42:00

France has become the first country in Europe to have more than two million people infected with the covid 19 virus. It was announced by the French National Health Agency...

Trump fires US election security official who rejected fraud claims

2020-11-18 15:59:00

Trump, who refuses to acknowledge that he lost his bid for reelection to Democrat Biden, has repeatedly claimed without evidence that the voting and count were replete with fraud...

President Trump seeks options for ‘attacking Iran’, while Biden warns ‘people will die’ if transition stalled

2020-11-17 15:40:00

Donald Trump sought “options” for attacking Iran’s nuclear facilities last week but was dissuaded by advisers warning it could escalate into a larger conflict, according to The New York Times...

IOC President and Japan’s Prime Minister hold discussions to deliver safe Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

2020-11-17 14:45:00

President Bach had his first meeting with the new Japanese Prime Minister, Yoshihide Suga, in Tokyo on Monday...

‘Abnormal’ spike in fin whales washed up on French shores

2020-11-17 10:40:00

An abnormal number of fin whales has been found washed up on France’s western shores with no apparent sign of external collision, raising concerns among experts of a potential viral pathogen...

Moderna: Covid vaccine shows nearly 95% protection

2020-11-16 17:37:00

A new vaccine that protects against Covid-19 is nearly 95% effective, early data from US company Moderna shows...

Former President Obama denies seat in Biden’s Cabinet

2020-11-16 12:00:00

The former president vows to help Biden ‘in any ways that I can’ but details toll his position took on wife’s law career..

Boy from Stevenage Lewis Hamilton wins Turkish GP to clinch record-equalling seventh F1 title

2020-11-15 17:38:00

Lewis Hamilton claimed the 2020 Formula One world championship at the Turkish Grand Prix with a remarkable win, taking his tally to seven titles to match Michael Schumacher’s record...

She wasn’t everyone’s favourite First Lady, but here’s what we’ll miss about Melania Trump

2020-11-14 17:30:00

With the Trump administration leaving the White House, Melania will become less prominent in public discourse, but we’ll always remember her..