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U.K.'s Channel 4 in discussions for sale to American Discovery Channel

LONDON, England: U.S. broadcaster Discovery Channel is in early discussions to potentially take over Britain's state-owned Channel 4 television broadcaster.A ...

ASX ends at all-time high, elsewhere Asian stocks mixed

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks in Asia were mixed on Wednesday with Japan's indices losing ground, while Australia rose to ...

French automakers disappointed with slow rebound post-Covid

PARIS, France: The French auto market is not rebounding as quickly as hoped for, with blame being placed on the ...

Zoom to pay $85 mln due to sharing data, 'Zoombombing'

SAN JOSE, California: Zoom Video Communications has agreed to pay $85 million, along with improving its security, as a settlement ...

U.S. stock markets roar ahead, greenback steadies

NEW YORK, New York - Wall Street bounded ahead on Tuesday with solid gains being recorded by all the major ...

California restaurants fear bankruptcy if pork removed from menus

San Francisco, California: Even as restaurants struggled to survive during the Covid lockdown in California, many fear they will not ...

Amazon said it will appeal EU $886 million fine

BRUSSELS, Belgium: The Luxembourg National Commission for Data Protection (CNPD) imposed a record $886.6 million European Union fine on Amazon.com ...

Asian stock markets slip, Shanghai Composite drops 16 points

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks in Asia weakened on Tuesday, with the damage registering. across the board.In China, the Shanghai ...

Jump in post-Covid U.S. labor costs seen in second quarter

WASHINGTON D.C.: The cost of labor in the United States rose significantly in Q2 as firms increased salaries and offered ...

U.S. states weigh charges to packagers for recycling

PORTLAND, Maine: States throughout America are attempting to pass bills that would make the commercial users of packaging pay for ...

U.S. stock markets directionless over Covid concerns

NEW YORK, New York - The surging Delta variant of COVID-19 has unnerved U.S. investors with Wall Street ending the ...

U.S. economy fell during Covid in greatest slump since 1946

WASHINGTON D.C.: The United States recorded an economic contraction at an annual rate of 19.2 percent in 2020 at the ...

U.S. seeks to end access to foreign crypto exchanges by Americans

WASHINGTON D.C.: Americans have found ways to avoid regulations intended to prevent U.S. customers from accessing overseas cryptocurrency exchanges, according ...

China's Shanghai Composite rebounds, gains nearly two percent

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks on Asian markets opened the week solidly higher.China's Shanghai Composite led the way, jumping 66.93 ...

Uber tells returning employees they must be vaccinated against Covid

SAN FRANCISCO, California: Uber Technologies Inc will open its offices in late October, postponing from the earlier announced September 13, ...

Biden seeks pledge of 40% electric vehicles by 2030

WASHINGTON, D.C.: In a bid to reduce greenhouse gas pollution, the White House has asked automakers to voluntarily pledge to ...

Nedbank expects interim earnings to rocket

Nedbank is expecting its interim earnings to rocket in the six months to end June, it said on Wednesday.In an ...

EU seals deal with Novavax for up to 200 million Covid-19 vaccines

The European Commission has approved a supply contract with US firm Novavax for the purchase of up to 200 million ...

China spurs digital economy as new driver of growth

© Provided by Xinhua BEIJING, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- Putting on a helmet and sitting in front of several big ...

Xinhua Headlines: China seeks policy mix to boost economic resilience

-- Aware of the challenges at home and abroad, China has been seeking a policy mix featuring diversified monetary tools, ...

RBI cautions public against buying, selling of old banknote

New Delhi [India], August 4 (ANI): The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday cautioned the public to not fall ...

Chandigarh University beats its own record

Chandigarh (Punjab) [India], August 4 (ANI/PRNewswire): At the time when multinationals have changed their hiring pattern and numbers for fresh ...

"Raging Fire" leads Chinese box office

© Provided by Xinhua BEIJING, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- Action film "Raging Fire" continued to dominate the Chinese mainland box ...

Suspected Hijacking Reported In Persian Gulf; Iran Denies Involvement

The British Navy reported the 'potential hijack' of a ship off the coast of the United Arab Emirates on August ...

US Has Shipped 110 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses to 65 Countries

WHITE HOUSE - Calling it a major milestone, U.S. President Joe Biden announced on Tuesday that the country has shipped ...

InCred closes a First of Its Kind covered bond issue

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], August 4 (ANI/BusinessWire India): InCred, a new-age financial service platform, has announced that it has successfully closed ...

Sensex crosses 54K mark, HDFC top gainer

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], August 4 (ANI): Equity benchmark indices claimed fresh record peaks for the second consecutive day during early ...

Suspected Iranian Forces Hijack Vessel In Gulf, Iran Denies

The British Navy reported a 'potential hijack' on a ship off the coast of the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) on ...

Bumper profit spreads smiles at Royal Bafokeng

Royal Bafokeng Platinum has paid a total R1.5 billion dividend for the first six months of the year, after the ...

Kerala HC sets aside administrative tribunal order

Kochi (Kerala) [India], August 3 (ANI): Kerala High Court set aside the order of the Administrative Tribunal directing the Public ...

BMW's China sales up 42 pct in H1 2021

© Provided by Xinhua The BMW Group currently expects China's automobile market to grow 10.3 percent over the course of ...

Four reasons why EU is staring down the barrel of a second lost decade

The eurozone's latest economic growth figures are a little better than expected. This group of 19 EU nations grew 2.2% ...

Inox Leisure posts Q1 net loss of Rs 101 crore

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Aug 3 (ANI): Multiplex chain Inox Leisure on Tuesday reported a loss of Rs 101 crore for ...

NATO, EU Join Criticism Of Iran After Deadly Tanker Attack

NATO and the European Union have added to Western criticism of Iran over a purported drone attack on a merchant ...

Airtel Q1 profit plunges 63 pc to Rs 283 crore

Gurugram (Haryana) [India], Aug 3 (ANI): Telecom major Bharti Airtel on Tuesday posted 63 per cent dip in its profit ...

APSEZ net profit jumps 77 pc to Rs 1,342 crore in Q1

Ahmedabad (Gujarat) [India], Aug 3 (ANI): Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) on Tuesday reported 77 per cent rise ...

U.S. drought threatens world recovery from pandemic: media

© Provided by Xinhua According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, more than 95 percent of the U.S. West is in ...

Sensex soars 873 points to new high, Nifty tops 16,130 mark

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Aug 3 (ANI): Equity benchmark indices scaled record new peaks on Tuesday with heavy buying in IT, ...

China's Fortune Global 500 companies rise to 143

© Provided by Xinhua BEIJING, Aug. 3 (Xinhua) -- Chinese companies have thronged the 2021 Fortune Global 500 list amid ...

Asia Pacific on track for strong economic rebound: Moody's

Singapore, August 3 (ANI): Moody's Investors Service on Tuesday forecast that Asia Pacific's growth will rebound to 6.7 per cent ...

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Wildfires, high temperatures strike Sicily, Italy

Catania, Sicily: Italian firefighters are battling wildfires in Sicily for a second consecutive day.The fires reached the town of Catania ...

U.S. doctors' groups endorse COVID-19 vaccines for pregnant women

CHICAGO, Illinois: All pregnant women should receive Covid vaccines, according to two major U.S. obstetricians' groups.Citing data collected from tens ...

Protests in France to block use of Covid health pass

PARIS, France: Thousands of people in Paris and other French cities protested against the introduction of a mandatory COVID-19 health ...

Deadline for UN pledges on greenhouse gases missed by China, India

BERLIN, Germany: China and India missed a U.N. deadline to submit new plans detailing how they will reduce greenhouse gas ...

Haiti Supreme Court judge in hiding, wanted in killing of president

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti: Haitian police on Friday accused former Supreme Court judge Wendelle Coq-Thelot of having met with Colombian mercenaries accused ...

U.K. Space Command begins task of protecting from threats in space

LONDON, England: Following the United States, Britain has created a military space command to supervise activities in space, Britain's Ministry ...

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Abbott Ireland announces expansion plans, new jobs

DONEGAL, Ireland - Announcing plans to expand its workforce in Donegal, the U.S. healthcare giant Abbott unveiled plans to create 500 new jobs in the country.Abbott Ireland currently hires c ...

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