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NEWS BRIEF 15 July 2021
Parliament session continues. Layman Scott High School celebrates good rating. Government summer camps full.
The United States maintains restrictions on international travel due to the Delta variant of the coronavirus
The United States will maintain current restrictions on international travel despite pressure from the European Union (EU), as cases of the Delta variant of the coronavirus incr...
COVID-19 Linked To Substantial Impact On Intelligence In Recovered Patients
"These results accord with reports of long-COVID, where "brain fog'', trouble concentrating and difficulty finding the correct words are common," notes the study published in 'T...
Sen. Ron Johnson demands answers from Biden on administration's work with Big Tech to censor online posts
Sen. Johnson called the Biden administration's 'flagging' of social media posts 'a dangerous assault on freedom of speech'
Amazon Bitcoin job ad boosts cryptocurrency surge
The price of some cryptocurrencies has surged, after retailer Amazon revealed it was hiring an expert in the field.
Stocks hit records ahead of Tesla earnings
Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Tesla all report this week
Self-isolation exemption list expanded amid NHS app ping chaos
The number of sectors that can skip quarantine as part of a pilot scheme is to be increased, as more testing sites are set up across England.
NYC’s ‘biggest problem is crime’, real estate expert says
'If the safety isn't there,' real estate can't recover, Douglas Elliman CEO Dottie Herman said
The best days of Bitcoin are 'definitely' ahead, market expert says
Bitcoin likely to make new all-time highs, Michael Lee predicts
World Bank To Finance Extra COVID-19 Vaccines For Poorer Nations
The new mechanism will allow those countries to buy additional doses on top of the subsidised ones they will already receive via Covax.
Images of the Week: Justin Bieber Stars in Balenciaga's New Campaign
Plus: Prince George turns 8.
Germany To Warn Of Future Floods With Mobile Phone Alerts
"Not everyone has always been enthusiastic about the idea in recent months. But I've decided that we're going to do it...," Interior Minister said in parliament.
Amazon job ad sends Bitcoin surging to $40,000 amid payment speculation
An online advertisement for a “digital currency and blockchain product lead” on Amazon.com’s recruitment website sent Bitcoin soaring by 11% today - heading towards the $40,000 ...
In French First, Same-Sex Protestant Pastors Get Married
Emeline Daude and Agnes Kauffmann, both in their early thirties, tied the knot inon Saturday, they said.
Budget dining room ideas – serve up a fresh look on a shoestring
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The race to create a pill to treat covid-19 accelerates
The Japanese company Shionogi began human testing of its pill, which would be a daily dose, and which seeks to neutralize the virus within days.
Do Vaccinated People Need To Go Back To Masking? What Experts Say
Covid vaccines remain extremely effective against the worst outcomes of the disease -- hospitalization and death -- and breakthrough infections remain uncommon.
Cryptocurrencies could lead to ‘limitless’ losses for UK government
Experts warn of danger of untraceable funds if companies accepting payments in cryptos go bust
Insider Reveals: Amazon To Accept Bitcoin Payments By End of 2021, Plans Its Own Coin for 2022
The rumors that the ecommerce giant Amazon might be warming up to Bitcoin and crypto payments are strengthening. “It begins with Bitcoin,” said an anonymous insider on Amazon’s ...
Crypto Companies Opening Europe Branches In Fintech-Friendly Ireland
Republic of Ireland has become a new favorite destination for fintech businesses that need unimpeded access to the common European market. Crypto companies have been opening off...
Zuckerberg wants Facebook to become online 'metaverse'
Mark Zuckerberg has laid out his vision to transform Facebook from a social media network into a “metaverse company” in the next five years.
Pegasus scandal: Are we all becoming unknowing spies?
The allegations that spy software known as Pegasus may have been used to carry out surveillance on journalists, activists - and even perhaps political leaders - highlights that ...
How Taiwan is trying to defend against a cyber 'World War III'
As China steps up military pressure on Taiwan, the self-governing island is preparing for the next big frontier of warfare: crippling cyberattacks.
Why some people don't want a Covid-19 vaccine
Social media is rife with posts disparaging the vaccine hesitant – but these reactions to a complex and nuanced issue are doing more harm than good.
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