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Asda employee faints in front of Prince Charles
An Asda employee was filmed fainting in front of Prince Charles during a visit to a supermarket distribution centre.
The man received medical attention and was feeling well enough to continue the conversation with the Royal later on.
NEWS BRIEF: 11 June 2021
Facebook remote working plan extended to all staff for long term
Facebook will let all employees who can work away from the office do so after the Covid pandemic is over.
Brazil's Bolsonaro Fined $100 For Maskless Motorcyle Rally In Sao Paulo
Jair Bolsonaro regularly criticizes stay-at-home measures and face masks, instead touting medications such as chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine despite studies showing they are...
China, US diplomats clash over virus origin
Top U.S. and Chinese diplomats appear to have had another sharply worded exchange, with Beijing saying it told the U.S. to cease interfering in its internal affairs and accusing...
"We Need More": UN Joins Criticism Of G7 Global Covid Vaccine Pledge
On the G7 Covid vaccine plan, head of UN Antonio Guterres said that the world needed to act "with with a logic, with a sense of urgency, and with the priorities of a war economy."
Blue Origin Auctions A Rocket Trip To Space With Jeff Bezos
Blue Origin is planning a live auction on Saturday to conclude the month-long bidding process for a seat on the sightseeing trip to space next month with the company's founder, ...
Dior's Maria Grazia Chiuri and Cultural Icon Maripol Reflect on Their Disco Days
Dior Womenswear Creative Director Maria Grazia Chiuri and legendary pop icon Maripol reminisce about their most recent collaboration for the French maison’s Pre-Fall 2021 collec...
E-bike sales boom despite high prices and confusing rules
On a warm and uncomfortably humid afternoon in Washington DC's sprawling Rock Creek Park, 53-year old Dutchman and former World Bank executive Gregory Maassen is swiftly biking ...
An Indoor/Outdoor Contemporary Perched in Beverly Hills
The Gerhard Heusch–designed home rests sculpted into a hillside, surrounded by majestic Oak trees.
G-7 Leaders Vow No Pandemic Repeat
Leaders of the G-7 are set to sign the Carbis Bay Declaration, described as a “historic statement setting out a series of concrete commitments to prevent any repeat of the human...
‘Still overvalued’: Pundits take shots at The Sun after Murdoch lists cash-hemorrhaging tabloid as worthless asset
Rupert Murdoch has written down the value of The Sun to zero, meaning that the British tabloid is now worth less than the paper it’s printed on – delighting critics of the contr...
'I miss airline meals so much I make them at home'
Self-confessed aviation geek Nik Sennhauser misses air travel so much that he is recreating the inflight meals he once enjoyed to remind him of good times before the pandemic.
Oxford vaccine inventors recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours
The Oxford University scientists who invented the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine are among those to be honoured by Queen Elizabeth, among a number of recipients who played key rol...
United States follows Soviet Union’s path — Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin said he was convinced that the United States is following a typical scenario of an empire: confident of their unlimited power, empires create un...
What's the G-7?
Together, these seven wealthy nations form the foundation of the modern global economy and the cooperative rules-based system on which it is built.
Protecting the public from scams: Thailand’s SEC bans trade in gimmick tokens and NFTs
While regulators world wide busy to protect the rich against the public, the Thai Securities and Exchange Commission has banned digital asset exchanges from trading meme- or fan...
Anti-Bitcoin Countries React To El Salvador's BTC Adoption
A negative reaction to the “Bitcoin Law” passed by El Salvador and to its growing adoption was well to be expected. Mainstream media has been promoting news on BTC alleged negat...
Texas Reconfirms: State-chartered Banks Are Allowed to Custody Bitcoin
The Texas Department of Banking issued a notice, again confirming that state-chartered banks are allowed provide bitcoin custody services.
Bitcoin Options Traders Betting on $200K by End of 2021
Some bitcoin options traders are making bold wagers, betting on a rally to a six-figure price by year end, despite the top cryptocurrency continues to struggle following last mo...
In Leak Investigation, Tech Giants Are Caught Between Courts and Customers
Apple, under fire for turning over the data of two lawmakers to the Trump Justice Dept., said it did so unknowingly, while Google fought a request for New York Times data becaus...
A bus with pilgrims capsizes in Pakistan – 20 dead, 50 injured
Such fatal accidents are common in Pakistan due to poor road conditions and non-compliance with traffic regulations.
Why COVID-19 Will Never End | Kawing (Christina) Hui
"But what if I told you, it won’t. Even if the covid-19 virus vanishes from our planet, we are still at risk. The amount of new infectious diseases emerging will continue to inc...
The value of Rupert Murdoch’s racy The Sun newspaper is written down to nothing
After decades as one of Britain’s most-read tabloids, Rupert Murdoch’s The Sun newspaper has had its value written down to zero, financial accounts filed on Thursday said.
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