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EU open to COVID-19 vaccine waiver after Biden New! 2021-05-06 08:02:52The European Union said Thursday it is ready to consider waiving intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines after President Biden threw h

Pfizer and BioNTech to donate vaccines for Olympic New! 2021-05-06 07:05:29LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - Vaccine developers Pfizer and BioNTech will donate doses to inoculate athletes and officials preparing for the Tokyo Olym

US downplays prospect of post-Brexit trade deal with New! 2021-05-06 06:33:30LONDON (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has downplayed any prospect of an imminent trade deal with a post-Brexit Britain. In an interview

France sends patrol boats as tensions flare with New! 2021-05-06 05:53:01LONDON (AP) - France dispatched two patrol boats Thursday as French fishermen angry over loss of access to waters off their coast gathered for a marit

Int'l Court sentences Ugandan to 25 years for New! 2021-05-06 05:50:26THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - The International Criminal Court sentenced a Ugandan former child soldier who turned into a brutal rebel commander to 25

International Criminal Court sentences Ugandan rebel to 25 New! 2021-05-06 05:43:00THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - International Criminal Court sentences Ugandan rebel to 25 years in prison for 61 war crimes and crimes against humanity

For first time in a long time, Netanyahu's New! 2021-05-06 05:32:36JERUSALEM (AP) — For the past 12 years, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has dominated Israeli politics, vanquishing a stream of challengers as

China rejects G-7 criticism on human rights New! 2021-05-06 05:25:03BEIJING (AP) — China’s government on Thursday rejected criticism of its human rights and economic record by foreign ministers of the Group

Thailand assures foreign residents they can be vaccinated New! 2021-05-06 05:04:28BANGKOK (AP) - Thailand sought Thursday to assure its foreign residents that they can get COVID-19 vaccinations, countering comments by some officials

Vatican conference features Fauci, Francis -- and Aerosmith New! 2021-05-06 05:00:27ROME (AP) — An eclectic mix of participants are taking part in a unique three-day Vatican conference on COVID-19, other global health threats an

EU weighs military training mission for Mozambique New! 2021-05-06 04:50:57BRUSSELS (AP) - European Union defense ministers on Thursday were discussing plans to set up a military training mission in Mozambique in the coming m

EU ready to discuss US vaccine patent proposal New! 2021-05-06 03:52:21BRUSSELS (AP) - European Union leaders said Thursday that in the wake of the U.S. backing for waiving patents on COVID-19 vaccine technology the 27-na

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7 dead after fuel tankers catch fire in 2021-05-02 07:55:36A searing blaze that roared through dozens of fuel tankers on the northern edge of the Afghan capital of Kabul killed seven people and injured 14 othe

Israel observes day of mourning for religious festival 2021-05-02 05:25:35Israel observed a day of mourning on Sunday for 45 people crushed to death at a Jewish religious festival, with flags lowered to half-staff and questi

Lauded and loathed: Why the French still can't 2021-05-02 04:00:00For many in France, Napoleon Bonaparte is the epitome of French achievement, having conquered much of Europe and remade the structures of his country.

2 killed in Wisconsin casino shooting, gunman also 2021-05-01 23:58:22Authorities in Wisconsin say a gunman killed two people at a Green Bay casino Saturday night and seriously wounded a third before he was shot and kill

May Day protesters march for better job protections 2021-05-01 22:08:45Workers and union leaders dusted off bullhorns and flags that had stayed furled during coronavirus lockdowns for slimmed down but still boisterous &md

More Israel stampede victims identified as minister defends 2021-05-01 19:35:02At least 10 children and teens younger than 18 were among 45 ultra-Orthodox Jews killed in a stampede at a religious festival in northern Israel, acco

U.S., NATO start formal troop withdrawal from Afghanistan 2021-05-01 12:41:30The final phase of ending America's "forever war" in Afghanistan after 20 years formally began Saturday, with the withdrawal of the last U.S. and N

Strong earthquake off northern Japan injures 3 2021-05-01 07:44:51A strong earthquake struck off northern Japan early Saturday, causing no risk of a tsunami but leaving three people injured and shaking buildings in T

At least 18 COVID-19 patients killed in India 2021-04-30 21:29:29A fire in a COVID-19 hospital ward in western India killed 18 patients early Saturday, as the country grappling with the worst outbreak yet steps up a

Human smuggling operation suspected after police find more 2021-04-30 19:18:32More than 90 people were found in a house in southwestern Houston that investigators suspect was part of a human smuggling operation, police said Frid

Thousands pack Liverpool nightclub in one of series 2021-04-30 18:50:11Several thousand music fans on Friday became the first people in Britain in more than a year to legally dance, drink and listen to music in a nightclu

Truck bomb kills at least 21, injures dozens 2021-04-30 16:17:12The death toll in a a powerful suicide truck bombing that struck a guest house in eastern Afghanistan rose to 21 with as many as 90 others wounded, of

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Tesla: Bitcoin sales and environmental credits boost profits 2021-04-27 02:49:39The electric car maker reports record deliveries for the quarter despite production hurdles.

HSBC forecasts brighter outlook as profits surge 2021-04-27 02:43:33Profits at Europe's biggest bank jump as it releases some cash it had set aside for bad loans.

BBC World News business headlines 2021-04-27 01:53:52The latest international business headlines from BBC World News.

Nigeria: The community that trades by barter instead 2021-04-26 19:09:32This Nigerian community still practices trade by barter, where goods are exchanged instead of money.

Book sales surge in 2020 as UK rediscovers 2021-04-26 19:02:24Sales of fiction, non-fiction and audio books all jumped last year, the industry body says.

Summer holiday demand shifts to autumn amid travel 2021-04-26 15:02:08Autumn bookings surge at Thomas Cook and Kuoni as travellers defer summer breaks amid travel uncertainty.

Ex-Serco bosses cleared after fraud case collapses 2021-04-26 11:55:34The Serious Fraud Office drops a prosecution over an alleged scandal involving tagging criminals.

Mozambique gas project: Total halts work after Palma 2021-04-26 10:45:39Total's $20bn (£14.6bn) gas liquification plant is the largest foreign investment in Africa.

Post office scandal: Ex-boss quits director jobs after 2021-04-26 08:50:06Paula Vennells steps down from Dunelm and Morrisons after an IT scandal which saw workers wrongfully convicted.

Shopping trips set to fuel economic rebound 2021-04-26 08:37:22Experts forecast faster growth because of the vaccine rollout and easing of lockdown restrictions.

Facebook and Google 'failed to remove scam adverts' 2021-04-26 08:11:28A Which? investigation indicates fraudulent content was left online even after it had been reported.

Abrdn: Standard Life Aberdeen vowel-less rebrand mocked 2021-04-26 07:41:40The firm says the change will make its brand more "dynamic", but some social media users do not agree.

Business

The wood-products industry is undergoing root-and-branch change 2021-04-30 20:00:00Ever more money grows on trees

Developers struggle to meet demand for e-commerce storage 2021-04-30 20:00:00Online shopping requires more warehouses. There is ever less room for them

Bernd Osterloh, labour nemesis of Volkswagen’s boss, abdicates 2021-04-30 20:00:00Will the departure of the veteran works-council bruiser usher in a new era for the German carmaker?

Abolishing executive offices 2021-04-30 20:00:00The costs of office-less executives outweigh the benefits

India’s steelmakers are the covid-ravaged economy’s rare bright 2021-04-30 20:00:00The likes of JSW and Tata Steel have been quicker to restart production than foreign rivals

A ransomware attack on Apple shows the future 2021-04-28 20:00:00The online-extortion business is becoming slicker and more sophisticated

A new type of ad is heading for 2021-04-28 20:00:00Stricter privacy rules send digital advertisers back to the drawing board

The magical realism of Tesla 2021-04-28 20:00:00Versus the blunt reality of geopolitics

How TSMC has mastered the geopolitics of chipmaking 2021-04-28 20:00:00Make yourself indispensable to both America and China

The post-pandemic office etiquette 2021-04-23 20:00:00How manners will change when working life returns

Can Merck’s new boss maintain the drugmaker’s winning 2021-04-23 20:00:00Belén Garijo takes over as chief executive in May

Amazon and Walmart confront Indian politics 2021-04-23 20:00:00The country is becoming as surly to foreign investors as China

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