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Cabinet fixing: Liz Truss has replaced Dominic Raab as foreign secretary. Raab will appointed as deputy prime minister, lord chancellor and justice secretary
International Trade Secretary Liz Truss has replaced Dominic Raab as foreign secretary. Raab demotion comes after he was heavily criticised for being on holiday as the Taliban took power in Afghanistan and for lying in his public testimony.
Anti-Government Protestors Burn A Bitcoin ATM In El Salvador
Anti-government protestors in El Salvador took to the streets on Wednesday, the nation’s independence day, to protest the adoption of Bitcoin as legal tender and recent moves by President Nayib Bukele to consolidate power.
British authorities continue to allow Taliban to launder money in the UK
UK authorities are still allowing the Taliban to launder its money in the UK 20 years after 9/11 because of their inability to take on the City, a former White House intelligence chief has said.
Jerome Powell Likely To Remain As Head of Federal Reserve, According to Sources
Biden administration is likely to allow Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell to continue as the central bank’s lead, according to anonymous sources familiar with the matter. This after three U.S. representatives asked Biden to replace ...
Chief prosecutor in Haiti SACKED after he tried to charge PM for alleged role in president’s murder
Haiti’s top prosecutor was fired and replaced after calling for charges against the country’s prime minister for the murder of President Jovenel Moise, though a dismissal letter claimed it related to an “administrative error.”
Moderna defends booster doses with more data on loss of efficacy
Both Moderna and Pfizer have recently submitted data to US authorities to defend a third dose.
UK Announces 'Dirty Money' Crackdown, Including Tougher Crypto Regime
The U.K. government has drawn up an action plan aimed to combat financial crimes that it says will include “action on cryptoassets.”
More people in the U.S. cite religious reasons for not getting vaccinated
About 3,000 Los Angeles Police Department employees are claiming religious objections to try to get rid of the mandatory vaccine.
Meet the British mechanic adapting classic cars for an electric future
Cheaper to run and more environmentally friendly, these converted electric vintage cars have been given a new lease of life.
Digital Ruble to Help Curb Use of ‘Money Surrogates,’ Russia Says in Financial Strategy Document
The Strategy for the Development of the Financial Market of the Russian Federation by 2030 was released this week by the Ministry of Finance.
German Police Say They Are Responding To Possible Threat At Synagogue
A spokesperson declined to give further details about the operation on Thursday evening, which coincides with the Jewish festival of Yom Kippur, when observant Jews hold overnight vigils in synagogues.
An Australian Architect's Simple Brick House With Impressive Green Roof
With a simple brick house on a tiny lot, an Australian architect shows that style needn't be fussy or expensive.
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How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
Dior's Chez Moi collection makes pajamas fashionable
Comfortable and sophisticated! The Dior Chez Moi line combines moments of introspection for lighter days
The gaming world is booming
The gaming industry has welcomed 500 million new competitors in the last three years and is set to continue to grow with hundreds of millions of new customers in the next ten years
91% of China's youth aged 12-17 are fully vaccinated against Covid – state media
Just over 90% of students in China aged 12-17 have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, state media has revealed. Despite the high inoculation rate, the Ministry of Education has urged caution in schools over the virus.
Unvaccinated Children Suffering Covid Impact, Warns US Health Agency
Nine months in to this year, infections among children and adolescents in the Americas have surpassed 1.9 million cases, and they face significant health risks, the regional branch of the WHO said.
Joe Biden Backs US Top General On Calls To China Over Trump Mental State
US President Joe Biden pushed back against Republican calls to fire Joint Chiefs Chair General Mark Milley for allegedly undermining civilian control of the military in the calls last October and January as Trump refused to accept his el...
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HMRC confirms probe into 153 people suspected of aiding tax evasion
Cracking down on ‘enablers of tax evasion’ has been a key area of focus for HMRC since it established its Fraud Investigation Service in 2015.
Pope Says Abortion Is Murder, Urges "Pastoral" Approach
Pope Francis was responding to a question about some US bishops who proposed denying the sacred ritual to politicians who supported abortion rights -- a group that includes Biden.
Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Featured On TIME's 100 Influencer List
The list also includes singers Billie Eilish and Britney Spears, and Olympic gymnast Simone Biles.
Corrupt Oil Trader Turns On Colleagues in Massive Africa Bribe Case
When Anthony Stimler left Glencore Plc in August 2019, he had two big secrets: For a dozen years, he’d paid millions in bribes to African officials and intermediaries. And he was now helping a U.S. Justice Department investigation into t...
New York To Offer Covid Vaccination, Testing To All Attending High-Level UN General Assembly Session
UN General Assembly Abdulla Shahid, while talking to the UN reporters was asked if delegations coming for the UNGA have informed him if they are unvaccinated due to no access to vaccines in their countries.
Cyber crime spreads in Australia as COVID-19 pushes more people online
Australia reported on Wednesday a 13% jump in cyber crime in the past year, with about one incident in four targeting critical infrastructure and services as working from home during the pandemic made more people vulnerable to online att...
House Prices Fall By 50% In Kabul As Migration Level Rises
Some houses, according to dealers, remain empty as renters have left the country.
Pre-order for iPhone 13 to start Friday
Hong Kong gadget lovers can pre-order the new iPhone 13 starting Friday, with prices to start at HK$6,799.
"They Don't Consider Us Humans": Afghan Women On Taliban Rule
Taliban went to the homes of women activists and politicians to intimidate them and they had to either flee the country or stay quiet, said Afghan parliamentarian Shinkai Karokhail.
UK Bans Chinese Envoy From Parliament, Beijing Condemns "Cowardly" Move
The letter flagging the meeting was signed by Conservative Party MPs Ian Duncan Smith, Tim Loughton, Nusrat Ghani and the Chair of the Commons Foreign Affairs Committee Tom Tugendhat - among those on the sanctions list.
UK Moves Foreign Secretary To Deputy PM In Cabinet Reshuffle
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson had faced calls to sack Dominic Raab after he went on holiday in Crete as the Taliban advanced on Kabul
ISIS Bride Says Prepared To Face Terror Charges In UK
Shamima Begum was 15 when she travelled from her home in London in 2015 with two school friends to Syria, where she married an IS fighter and had three children.
UK Reshuffles Cabinet For Post-Pandemic Recovery
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who deputised as premier last April when Johnson was in intensive care with COVID-19, has faced sustained criticism for his handling of the Afghanistan crisis.
Over $12 Million Seized From Ex-Officials As Cash Crunch Hits Afghanistan
A foreign exchange crunch in the aid-dependent country threatens the Taliban's rule one month after they seized power.
Israel Booster Jabs Cutting Severe Covid Even As Cases Surge
Since taking office in June, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has insisted he will aim to avoid any new lockdown, a pledge his government has kept even as the country of roughly 9.3 million people regularly records more than 10,000 new Cov...
Emma Raducanu: The Fairytale of New York
The incredible story of Emma Raducanu's rise from qualifier to US Open champion.
Google Partners With Dapper Labs To Help to Grow FLOW Blockchain
Google has teamed up with Dapper Labs in a multi-year partnership deal. Dapper Labs will utilize Google Cloud to help support and scale the FLOW blockchain, which hosts many of the company’s leading creations.
Ark Invest's Cathie Wood Predicts BTC To Be Worth $500,000 in Five Years
Cathie Wood, the Chief Executive of Ark Invest, expects Bitcoin to reach $500,000 in five years time during. She made the prediction in an interview with CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin at the SALT Conference in New York City on Monday.
Britney Spears Apparently Took Her Instagram Page Down After Posting About Waiting More Than 13 Years To Be Free
"Again ... team #FreeBritney you guys fucking kick ass 💪🏼 !!!!!" the 39-year-old pop star wrote in her last post.
You Can Finally Type On The New Apple Watch
But how would you explain this miracle of technological sophistication to the simple people of the past?
Instagram acknowledges app can harm teens' self-esteem in response to report
More than 30% of teen girls who 'felt bad about their bodies' said Instagram made it worse
Haiti PM Ariel Henry banned from leaving country amid murder inquiry
Haiti's Prime Minister Ariel Henry has been banned from leaving the country amid an investigation into his alleged involvement in the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse.
Facebook denies having '2 systems of justice' for users after scathing WSJ report
The WSJ report says Facebook gives preferential treatment to millions of high-profile users
California ski resort changes offensive Native American name
The largest resort in California ski country has changed its name after consulting with local Native American groups.
Qatar Won't Take "Responsibility" For Kabul Airport Without Clear Taliban Agreement
Doha has become a key broker in Afghanistan following last month's withdrawal of US forces, helping evacuate thousands of foreigners and Afghans, engaging the new Taliban rulers and supporting operations at Kabul airport.
Facebook says its rules apply to all. Company documents reveal a secret elite that’s exempt.
In private, the company has built a system that has exempted high-profile users from some or all of its rules
Fashion house in backlash over 'racist' $1,190 sweatpants
High end fashion label Balenciaga has been accused of cultural appropriation over a pair of $1,190 sweatpants that critics say rip off black culture.
Apple, Google, Amazon spying on you, lawsuits claim
All 3 tech companies have voice assistant features and claim that they do not retain the user's conversations
Apple iPhone 13 brings portrait mode for video
Apple has announced its new iPhone 13, which can film "portrait mode" videos with a depth of field effect.
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