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William Burns backs CIA AI to counter China New! 2021-02-24 16:39:06William J. Burns, the veteran diplomat tapped to be the next CIA director, says he will follow through with the agency's plans to adopt artificial in

After mental health break, a turnaround at Detroit New! 2021-02-24 16:21:10DETROIT (AP) - Detroit Mercy’s men’s basketball team began the season with three games in five days. A week later, a matchup with Kentucky

Lawyer: French tourist detained in Iran on security New! 2021-02-24 15:56:49TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran has detained a French tourist for nine months, his lawyer said on Wednesday, the latest in a series of detentions of foreigne

Sanctions prompt Venezuela to expel head of EU New! 2021-02-24 13:51:21CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuela’s government on Wednesday ordered the expulsion of the head of the European Union delegation in the South Am

For Israel's allies, road to vaccines runs through New! 2021-02-24 13:21:08JERUSALEM (AP) - When it comes to obtaining hard-to-get coronavirus vaccines, Israel's friends are discovering the road appears to run through Jerusa

Germany urges Iran to accept diplomacy in nuclear New! 2021-02-24 13:08:16BERLIN (AP) - Germany's foreign minister on Wednesday urged Iran to accept diplomatic overtures coming from the West in order to preserve the 2015 nu

Josh Gottheimer, Dem lawmaker, wants State Department to New! 2021-02-24 11:32:00The Proud Boys and other groups involved in storming the U.S. Capitol last month should be designated as terrorist entities, a member of the House Hom

Indonesia presses regional effort to resolve Myanmar crisis New! 2021-02-24 11:19:48BANGKOK (AP) - Regional diplomatic efforts to resolve Myanmar's political crisis intensified Wednesday, while protests continued in Yangon and other

Massive COVID-19 vaccine-sharing push kicks off in Ghana New! 2021-02-24 08:27:15A shipment of 600,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses landed in Ghana on Wednesday, kicking off a global effort to supply 2 billion shots to countries that ris

US to seek seat on UN human rights New! 2021-02-24 08:20:44GENEVA (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday the United States will vie for a seat at the U.N.'s human rights body, which woul

China says Japan-U.S. security treaty a product of New! 2021-02-24 05:37:54BEIJING (AP) - China on Wednesday called the Japan-U.S. mutual security pact a product of the Cold War following U.S. criticism of the presence of Chi

Ghana is first nation in world to receive New! 2021-02-24 05:23:55ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Ghana has become the first country in the world to receive vaccines acquired through the United Nations-backed COVAX initiat

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Capitol police failed to properly lock down Congress New! 2021-02-24 16:36:01Police officers who defended the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection did not properly lock down the building and were unsure of the rules for

Biden, Trudeau agree to 'safeguard' caribou calving grounds New! 2021-02-24 14:53:37U.S. President Joe Biden has agreed to work with Canada to protect the North's Porcupine caribou herd — marking another shift away from the pol

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the New! 2021-02-24 10:30:55The first big real-world study of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to be independently reviewed shows the shot is 94 per cent effective at preventing COVID

Single dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine is New! 2021-02-24 09:43:31Johnson & Johnson's one-shot COVID-19 vaccine appeared safe and effective in trials, U.S. Food and Drug Administration staff said in documents pu

Australian bid put on IOC fast track to New! 2021-02-24 09:01:50The Australian state of Queensland became the strong favourite to host the 2032 Olympics after the IOC gave it the status of its preferred bidder on W

Tiger Woods survived near-fatal crash, but his career New! 2021-02-24 08:55:12The bad news is that the career of the world's greatest golfer — at least on the game's biggest stages — is probably over.

Space fans crack secret message on NASA's Mars New! 2021-02-24 07:18:05The huge parachute used by NASA's Perseverance rover to land on Mars contained a secret message, thanks to a puzzle lover on the spacecraft team.

First COVID-19 vaccine doses dispatched by COVAX arrive New! 2021-02-24 05:01:01The World Health Organization's global vaccine-sharing scheme COVAX delivered its first COVID-19 shots on Wednesday, as the race to get doses to the

Canadian legal luminaries sign letter accusing Iranian courts New! 2021-02-24 04:00:00The rulings of a court in a rural corner of northeastern Iran have brought together a Who's Who of Canada's legal profession to denounce the mistrea

Online booking complicates COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Washington 2021-02-23 22:21:00People 65 or older are now allowed to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Washington state, but many are hindered by the online booking system which some compla

Rochester, N.Y., police officers involved in death of 2021-02-23 17:35:11Rochester, N.Y., police officers seen on body camera video last March holding down a naked and handcuffed Black man named Daniel Prude until

Security officials blame bad intelligence, contradict each other 2021-02-23 15:50:29Faulty intelligence was to blame for the Capitol defenders' failure to anticipate the violent mob that invaded the iconic building and halted certifi

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Boeing 777: Dozens grounded after Denver engine failure 2021-02-22 07:04:34United Airlines and Japan's two main airlines suspend 56 planes after the incident over Denver.

BBC World News business headlines 2021-02-22 01:53:17The latest international business headlines from BBC World News.

'They wanted to jail a banker - I 2021-02-21 23:56:09Tom Hayes, jailed for rigging interest rates, tells the BBC fresh evidence will show his conviction was unsafe.

Bitcoin keeps hitting new highs after Tesla backing 2021-02-21 22:24:11Having broken through the $50,000 level last week the cryptocurrency has extended its rally this year.

More than half of UK firms plan to 2021-02-21 19:58:54The number of firms planning to make staff redundant in the first quarter of 2021 is also falling.

Singapore vending machines now dispense salmon, crab and 2021-02-20 18:53:43The city state has a dizzying array of vending machines, dispensing everything from cacti to pizza.

Is business the 'path to peace' in the 2021-02-19 17:32:03How peace between Israel and the UAE and Bahrain is reshaping business and the region's alliances.

Maersk: Consumers can foot shipping's climate change bill 2021-02-19 17:31:47From footwear to medical equipment, shipping can be a big part of any product's carbon emissions.

Holidays: Travel industry begs for 'route out of 2021-02-19 17:31:32Industry figures have urged the prime minister to provide a "roadmap" to get people travelling again.

Uber drivers are workers not self-employed, Supreme Court 2021-02-19 12:07:16The decision could mean thousands of Uber drivers are set to receive minimum wage and holiday pay.

UK finances see first January deficit in 10 2021-02-19 04:59:46Government borrowing hit £8.8bn last month, the highest January figure since records began in 1993.

Huawei turns to pig farming as smartphone sales 2021-02-18 23:16:16The Chinese telecoms giant is also pivoting into coal mining technology amid US sanctions on its phones.

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Duty-free retail is finding new ways to grow 2021-02-20 19:00:00The pandemic is pushing the industry further away from cigarettes, booze and airports, and towards China

How to design CEO pay to punish iniquity, 2021-02-19 19:00:00Firms are increasingly trying to make badly behaved bosses hand their earnings back

Why China’s Didi can succeed where Uber has 2021-02-19 19:00:00To glimpse the future of the ride-hailing business, look east

Can Pat Gelsinger turn Intel around? 2021-02-19 19:00:00The giant chipmaker’s new boss has his work cut out

Glencore’s new boss takes the reins at a 2021-02-19 19:00:00He looks a lot like his predecessor

Volkswagen’s boss lays out his electric plans 2021-02-19 19:00:00But he will not kill the internal combustion engine

When will office workers return? 2021-02-19 19:00:00Getting back to normal will involve a host of challenges

Can Anglo-Saxon activist investors whip Danone into shape? 2021-02-19 19:00:00Anglo-Saxon shareholders appear to have the backing of the yogurt-maker’s French patriarch

As Vivendi lists Universal Music, the streaming boom’s 2021-02-18 11:01:18As subscriptions approach saturation level, label-owners decide it’s time to sell

Coupang hopes to be the next successful baby 2021-02-18 11:01:18South Korea’s tech darling is the latest second-generation e-commerce group to set investors’ pulses racing

Facebook walks as Google caves in Australia 2021-02-17 19:00:00Why two tech giants have different answers to the question of who should pay for news

Can Intel’s new boss turn the chipmaker around? 2021-02-14 19:00:00Pat Gelsinger has his work cut out

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