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Swiss pharma Novartis to cut 7.4% of global workforce

GENEVA, Switzerland: Swiss pharmaceutical group Novartis has said, as part of its previously announced restructuring program, that it could cut ...

Shanghai Disney opens gates after city ends Covid lockdowns

SHANGHAI, China: Walt Disney Company reopened Shanghai Disneyland on 30th June, one month after the city lifted a two month ...

Asian stocks shunned by investors, Nikkei 225 loses 457 points

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks in Asia skidded lower Friday with all the major indices recording solid losses."Capitulation is the ...

Islamabad considers importing oil from Russia

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Given the country's ongoing economic crisis and acute fuel shortage, the Pakistan government is considering purchasing oil ...

High pressure fracking again being used by US oil companies

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Amidst the rise of "re-fracs" in the U.S. as part of the efforts to boost domestic oil production, ...

Stocks in Asia in retreat, Australian All Ordinaries loses nearly 2 percent

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks in Asia traded sharply lower on Thursday, following on from major falls on Wall Street ...

Unable to staff airports, Germany to bring in foreign workers

BERLIN, Germany: A German Interior Ministry spokesperson has said that in a bid to relieve airports overwhelmed by staff shortages ...

France expects to reopen coal-fired power plant in Lorraine

PARIS, France: In a written statement made this week confirming a report from broadcaster RTL, France's energy ministry said the ...

U.S. stock markets struggle, dollar makes sudden jump higher

NEW YORK, New York - Wall Street struggled to find its footing on Wednesday after Fed chief Jerome Powell vowed ...

US farms planting unplanned crops due to chemical shortages

WASHINGTON D.C.: Due to persistent shortages of agricultural chemicals that threaten yields, U.S. farmers have cut back on using common ...

Northrop, Raytheon to build missile to shoot down hypersonic weapons

WASHINGTON D.C.: Raytheon Technologies and Northrop Grumman have won U.S. contracts to develop missiles to intercept hypersonic weapons.The decision means ...

Investors pull plug on share markets in Asia, Nikkei 225 falls 245 points

NEW YORK, New York - Stocks in Asia fell sharply on Wednesday following large falls on Wall Street blamed on ...

Expect Indian inflation over 6%, says Reserve Bank of India deputy

NEW DELHI, India: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) deputy governor Michael Patra says India's retail inflation is likely to breach ...

US airports saw 2.45 million air passengers on June 24

WASHINGTON D.C.: Despite weather and staffing issues resulting in travel disruptions, last week the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screened ...

Nasdaq slumps nearly 3 percent in U.S. stocks sell-off

NEW YORK, New York - Disappointing economic data put an end to Wall Street's recent rally Tuesday, with all indices ...

UK body to recommend 4 to 5% pay raise for healthcare workers

LONDON, England: According to a report in the UK's Guardian newspaper, a government advisory agency, the National Health Service Pay ...

Asian stock markets gain on Chinese government move

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks in Asia rose on Tuesday after China announced it would halve quarantine from 14 days ...

British consumers shop less as inflation reaches record highs

LONDON, England: As prices in stores throughout Britain rise, British consumers shopped less in May and also expressed less confidence ...

As first in US, driverless taxis picking up customers in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, California: General Motors' self-driving Cruise division has begun charging fares for driverless rides in San Francisco.Earlier this month, ...

Wall Street wobbles, all major indices slide, Dow drops 62 points

NEW YORK, New York - The euphoria on Wall Street of late last week was absent on Monday as all ...

May sees 10.7% surge in US home sales

WASHINGTON D.C.: In May, sales of new U.S. single-family homes unexpectedly increased, but this is expected to be temporary, as ...

Pay dispute forces British Airways' staff to OK strike vote

LONDON, England: British Airways' staff at London's Heathrow airport has voted to strike due to pay disputes. Amidst an already ...

Stocks in Asia on the rise, Nikkei 225 jumps 379 points

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks across Asia rose on Monday, in a positive start to the week.The U.S. dollar was ...

Gboard's split keyboard beta makes it simpler to type on foldable phones

Washington [US], July 2 (ANI): With a split keyboard option, Google's Gboard keyboard app for Android is offering a benefit ...

Russian Missile Strikes Kill at Least 21in Odesa

At least 21 people were killed and dozens injured early Friday in Russian missile strikes in Ukraine's Odesa region. At ...

Gold duty hike aims to discourage high imports, says Finance Minister Sitharaman

New Delhi [India], July 1 (ANI): Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said that the customs duty on gold has ...

IRCTC's online bus ticket booking vertical grosses Rs 5 cr in FY 2021-22

New Delhi [India], July 1 (ANI): The online bus ticket vertical of the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) ...

Ukraine needs 'hard work, determination' to join EU: Von der Leyen

Brussels [Belgium], July 1 (ANI/Xinhua): Ukraine's bid to join the European Union (EU) is "within reach" but requires "hard work, ...

Researchers make move on animal organ transplant for humans media

Scientists have asked US officials for approval of clinical trials with transplanting of pig organs into humansMultiple research and university ...

Russian Missile Strike in Odesa Kills at Least 21

Russian missile strikes killed at least 21 people and injured dozens in Ukraine's Odesa region Friday. At least one of ...

Laos Faces Debt Crisis After Borrowing Billions From China

Washington - Laos, deeply indebted to China for large-scale infrastructure projects, is at high risk of defaulting on its obligations, ...

China launches desktop operating system developers' platform openKylin

Beijing [China], July 1 (ANI): In its latest efforts to shake off the country's reliance on foreign systems such as ...

US allows ship to unload Russian oil cargo after finding no breach of sanctions: Reports

Washington [US], July 1 (ANI/Sputnik): The United States on Friday allowed a halted oil tanker transporting fuel products from Russia ...

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeals against extradition to US

London [UK], July 1 (ANI): WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Friday appealed against his extradition from the UK to the ...

Bill Gates has a special message for Mahesh Babu, follows him on social media

New Delhi [India], July 1 (ANI): Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu and his wife Namrata Shirodkar met Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates ...

German energy giant seeks government bailout Reuters

Uniper took a financial hit due to reduced gas supplies from Russia, according to media reportsGerman energy major Uniper is ...

Highest in over 13 years, inflation in Pakistan rises to 21.32 pc

Islamabad [Pakistan], July 1 (ANI): Inflation in Pakistan increased to 21.32 per cent in the month of June, the highest ...

Germany angry over Kaliningrad blockade media

Berlin is reportedly demanding that Lithuania allow the transit of sanctioned goods through its territory to the Russian exclaveThe German ...

Lena Headey sued by former agency for USD 1.5 million over unpaid commission fees

Washington [US], July 1 (ANI): British actor Lena Headey of 'Game of Thrones' fame has been sued for USD 1.5 ...

Consumer spending slows as Americans reel from record high prices

© Provided by Xinhua - The worst inflation in 40 years and record-high gasoline prices have made Americans more careful ...

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DUBAI, UAE: The Arab states have built significant amounts of solar and wind power installations, and are in line to ...

Brexit seen as driving force behind Scotland independence vote

LONDON, England: A second referendum on Scottish independence is set to be held in October 2023. The Scottish government, led ...

Tuvalu pulls out of UN ocean conference after China blocks Taiwan

LISBON, Portugal: Tuvalu Foreign Minister Simon Kofe walked out of the opening cermonies of this week's United Nations Ocean Conference ...

14 ft. crocodile captured by man in Indonesia, returned to nature

SULAWESI, Indonesia: Using just a rope, an Indonesian man, supported by fellow villagers on the island of Sulawesi, captured a ...

Watford FC bans Qatar friendly due to fans' human rights concerns

WATFORD, UK: Watford F.C. has cancelled a friendly match against the Qatar national team due to the Gulf country's human ...

Istanbul Pride parades blocked by Turkey police

ISTANBUL, Turkey: Turkish police detained dozens of people after local authorities banned Istanbul's annual Pride parade from going ahead this ...

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