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Michael McCaul, Mark Green question Iran-John Kerry backchannel New! 2021-02-23 19:45:03Top Republicans in Congress called on the State Department on Tuesday to immediately explain why key Obama-era diplomats now serving in the Biden admi

A look at how Biden's Cabinet nominees fared New! 2021-02-23 17:50:08WASHINGTON (AP) - President Joe Biden's Cabinet is starting to fill out, with nominees for agriculture secretary and United Nations ambassador gainin

Crisis over Mexican Indigenous blockade after protester dies New! 2021-02-23 17:35:21MEXICO CITY (AP) - The conflict over highway blockades by members of the Yaqui group in northern Mexico has come to a head with the death of an Indige

Pompeo: Reckless Chinese virus labs threaten the world New! 2021-02-23 17:31:04Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Chinese laboratories conducting virus research pose a threat to the world and China's government should be

Biden, Trudeau lavish praise upon each other in 2021-02-23 16:43:00President Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged Tuesday to unite in fighting COVID-19, but the United States’ northern neighb

Diplomatic doses: Israel shares vaccines with allied nations 2021-02-23 15:51:23JERUSALEM (AP) - After jumping out to a quick start in its vaccination campaign, Israel announced Tuesday that it has decided to share a small surplus

Proposed US legislation would target Honduras president 2021-02-23 15:44:52MEXICO CITY (AP) - Newly proposed U.S. legislation targets Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernández as allegations of ties to drug trafficking

U.S. Army to test out French anti-tank artillery 2021-02-23 14:45:18A U.S. Army artillery battalion is going to France to train with a French army unit and test out their tank-killing artillery round, officials announc

Israeli ambassador to US is visiting Alabama, South 2021-02-23 14:08:56SELMA, Ala. (AP) - Gilad Erdan, the Israeli Ambassador to the U.S., is visiting South Carolina and Alabama this week on a tour to learn more about Afr

UN registers steep rise in murders of Colombian 2021-02-23 13:15:42BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - Slayings of human rights leaders and mass killings of civilians are increasing at a worrying pace in Colombia, according to a

Senate confirms Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Biden's choice for U.N. 2021-02-23 12:52:27WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate confirmed President Joe Biden's choice to lead U.S. diplomacy at the United Nations on Tuesday. The vote for Linda

Twitter reveals state-backed influence operations from Armenia, Iran 2021-02-23 12:38:00Twitter revealed new details Tuesday about influence operations on its platform backed by Armenia, Iran and Russia.  The company said it has perm

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Microsoft, European publishers side with Australia in fight 2021-02-22 14:36:49Microsoft is teaming up with European publishers to push for a system to make big tech platforms pay for news, raising the stakes in the brewing battl

Some good news from across the universe 2021-02-22 13:18:00With much of the world struggling through the COVID-19 pandemic, there are still some good-news stories to report. Here's a brief roundup.

Bone cancer survivor to join billionaire on SpaceX 2021-02-22 12:46:29Bone cancer survivor Hayley Arceneaux will become the youngest American in space this fall when she rockets into orbit on SpaceX's first private flig

Artemi Panarin denies Russian report of abuse, takes 2021-02-22 12:32:09New York Rangers forward Artemi Panarin is taking a leave of absence from the team after a Russian tabloid printed allegations from a former coach he

Grammy-winning duo Daft Punk break up after 28 2021-02-22 12:21:23Grammy-winning electronic music pioneers Daft Punk have announced that they are breaking up after 28 years.

Angry Spanish youth take to streets in support 2021-02-22 11:35:22The imprisonment of a rap artist for his music praising terrorist violence and insulting the Spanish monarchy has set off a powder keg of pent-up rage

Bitcoin down sharply after hitting record highs this 2021-02-22 11:15:48Bitcoin fell sharply on Monday after the price for a single unit of the digital currency surged to a record $58,354 US a day earlier, as a sellof

Who said The Scream could have only been 2021-02-22 10:31:13A Norwegian museum says a small, barely visible sentence written on Edvard Munch's 1893 masterpiece The Scream was penned by the Norwegian paint

COVID-19 vaccination linked to lower hospitalization risk in 2021-02-22 09:57:56Both the Pfizer-BioNtech and Oxford-AstraZeneca shots associated with markedly reducing the risk of hospitalization for COVID-19, preliminary findings

Boeing recommends grounding 777 aircraft after plane makes 2021-02-22 07:53:00Boeing has recommended that airlines ground all of its 777s with the type of engine that suffered a catastrophic failure over Denver on the weekend.

U.S. tops 500,000 deaths from COVID-19 as hospitalizations 2021-02-22 07:36:31U.S. President Joe Biden is expected to mark 500,000 U.S. lives lost from COVID-19 with a moment of silence and candle-lighting ceremony at the W

Cross-border workers worry COVID 'politics' could complicate their 2021-02-22 04:00:00The thousands of Ontario workers who commute across the U.S. border have been some of the only ones on the international bridges for the past year and

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Boeing 777: Dozens grounded after Denver engine failure 2021-02-22 07:04:34United Airlines and Japan's two main airlines suspend 56 planes after the incident over Denver.

BBC World News business headlines 2021-02-22 01:53:17The latest international business headlines from BBC World News.

'They wanted to jail a banker - I 2021-02-21 23:56:09Tom Hayes, jailed for rigging interest rates, tells the BBC fresh evidence will show his conviction was unsafe.

Bitcoin keeps hitting new highs after Tesla backing 2021-02-21 22:24:11Having broken through the $50,000 level last week the cryptocurrency has extended its rally this year.

More than half of UK firms plan to 2021-02-21 19:58:54The number of firms planning to make staff redundant in the first quarter of 2021 is also falling.

Singapore vending machines now dispense salmon, crab and 2021-02-20 18:53:43The city state has a dizzying array of vending machines, dispensing everything from cacti to pizza.

Is business the 'path to peace' in the 2021-02-19 17:32:03How peace between Israel and the UAE and Bahrain is reshaping business and the region's alliances.

Maersk: Consumers can foot shipping's climate change bill 2021-02-19 17:31:47From footwear to medical equipment, shipping can be a big part of any product's carbon emissions.

Holidays: Travel industry begs for 'route out of 2021-02-19 17:31:32Industry figures have urged the prime minister to provide a "roadmap" to get people travelling again.

Uber drivers are workers not self-employed, Supreme Court 2021-02-19 12:07:16The decision could mean thousands of Uber drivers are set to receive minimum wage and holiday pay.

UK finances see first January deficit in 10 2021-02-19 04:59:46Government borrowing hit £8.8bn last month, the highest January figure since records began in 1993.

Huawei turns to pig farming as smartphone sales 2021-02-18 23:16:16The Chinese telecoms giant is also pivoting into coal mining technology amid US sanctions on its phones.

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Duty-free retail is finding new ways to grow 2021-02-20 19:00:00The pandemic is pushing the industry further away from cigarettes, booze and airports, and towards China

How to design CEO pay to punish iniquity, 2021-02-19 19:00:00Firms are increasingly trying to make badly behaved bosses hand their earnings back

Why China’s Didi can succeed where Uber has 2021-02-19 19:00:00To glimpse the future of the ride-hailing business, look east

Can Pat Gelsinger turn Intel around? 2021-02-19 19:00:00The giant chipmaker’s new boss has his work cut out

Glencore’s new boss takes the reins at a 2021-02-19 19:00:00He looks a lot like his predecessor

Volkswagen’s boss lays out his electric plans 2021-02-19 19:00:00But he will not kill the internal combustion engine

When will office workers return? 2021-02-19 19:00:00Getting back to normal will involve a host of challenges

Can Anglo-Saxon activist investors whip Danone into shape? 2021-02-19 19:00:00Anglo-Saxon shareholders appear to have the backing of the yogurt-maker’s French patriarch

As Vivendi lists Universal Music, the streaming boom’s 2021-02-18 11:01:18As subscriptions approach saturation level, label-owners decide it’s time to sell

Coupang hopes to be the next successful baby 2021-02-18 11:01:18South Korea’s tech darling is the latest second-generation e-commerce group to set investors’ pulses racing

Facebook walks as Google caves in Australia 2021-02-17 19:00:00Why two tech giants have different answers to the question of who should pay for news

Can Intel’s new boss turn the chipmaker around? 2021-02-14 19:00:00Pat Gelsinger has his work cut out

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