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Taiwan warns international money not safe in Hong Kong

TAIPEI, Taiwan: Taiwan said on May 15 that Hong Kong's freezing the assets of jailed media tycoon Jimmy Lai was ...

Wall Street opens new week with moderate losses

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks were on the defensive on Monday following the release of disappointing economic data.The ...

U.S. inspecting wire failure on Boeing 737 following Indonesian crash

WASHINGTON D.C.: Operators of Boeing 737 Classic aircraft have been ordered to check for possible wire failures, following an investigation ...

Airbnb up 52% as travel begins to recover

SAN FRANCISCO, California: As more people become vaccinated against COVID-19 and restrictions are eased, Airbnb's gross bookings have jumped 52 ...

Nikkei 225 drops 260 points, other Asian markets drift higher

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks in Asia were mixed on Monday with major falls in Japan, and most moves upwards ...

Streaming Disney audience falls, disappointing Wall Street

BURBANK, California: Disney Company's streaming platform failed to register expected growth on May 13, eclipsing higher-than-anticipated gross earnings, witnessing a ...

With 10,000 vacancies, McDonalds boosts pay for food workers

CHICAGO, Illinois: McDonald's Corporation announced on May 12 that it would increase the average hourly pay at its 660 corporate-owned ...

Amazon court win defeats EU drive to tax corporations

BRUSSELS, Belgium: In a setback to competition chief Margrethe Vestager's campaign against preferential deals, Amazon won its fight against an ...

As alternative to electric, BMW hydrogen SUV on sale in 2022

MUNICH, Germany: BMW is introducing a limited series hydrogen fuel-cell powered SUV in 2022 as a zero-emission alternative to electric ...

Alaska Air buys Boeing 737 MAX, Embraer aircraft

SEATTLE, Washington: Alaska Airlines announced on May 12 its purchase of 13 737-9 MAX aircraft from Boeing, as well as ...

Some 8 million U.S. jobs unfilled in March, setting new record

WASHINGTON D.C.: U.S. job openings grew to a record high 8 million in March, fueling criticism of the Biden administration's ...

Heineken wants to buy Distell, owner of Hunter's, Savanna

Heineken, the world's second-largest brewer, is interested in buying South African wine and spirits maker Distell Group.Distell owns brands like ...

Japan's economy slumps as Covid-19 hits consumption

Tokyo [Japan], May 18 (ANI): Japan's economy contracted in the first quarter of this year as a resurgence in Covid-19 ...

DTI-CamSur enjoins entreps to avail free-training seminar this May

NAGA CITY (PIA) -- Despite the rising COVID-19 cases in the province, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Camarines ...

IMF calls for major reforms to turn Zimbabwe's economy around

Zimbabwe needs a "broader reform and stabilization agenda" to sustain an almost yearlong effort by authorities to support the local ...

US Senate advances bill to provide funding for technology

Washington [US], May 18 (ANI): The United States Senate on Monday advanced a bill that would provide billions of dollars ...

Japan's FY 2020 GDP decreases 4.6 pct in real terms, sharpest on record

© Provided by Xinhua The figure logged the largest annual contraction on record in Japan since data began to be ...

China's approaching demographic crisis: report

Beijing [China], May 17 (ANI): Even after postponing the results of the once-in-a-decade census for a month, the Chinese government ...

Schwartzel on the rise in world golf rankings

Charl Schwartzel climbed 48 places on the latest list of the Official World Golf Ranking after his share of third ...

Sam Burns continues march up Ryder Cup standings

Sam Burns fell short of backing up his maiden PGA Tour victory with a win at the ATT Byron Nelson, ...

Covid resurgence in India will delay earnings recovery

Singapore, May 17 (ANI): If coronavirus infections in India fail to decline to more manageable levels, lockdowns may be prolonged ...

US, EU may hold China to account on trade distorting policy

Washington [US], May 17 (ANI): The United States and European Union (EU) on Monday said they can partner to hold ...

Tokyo stocks close down, giving up early gains

Tokyo stocks erased early gains and closed down on Monday as concern over fresh Covid-19 spikes in some Asian countries ...

European stocks rise at open

Europe's main stock markets climbed slightly at the open on Monday following a mixed showing across Asia, as traders assessed ...

No NEFT service for 14 hours on May 23: RBI

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], May 17 (ANI): The National Electronic Fund Transfer (NEFT) service will not be available for 14 hours ...

DSWD turns over 2 tribal centers in AgSur town

BUTUAN CITY, May 17 -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office Caraga has officially turned over ...

Amazon stops offering one-month Prime subscription in India

Washington [US], May 17 (ANI): Video streaming platform Amazon Prime will now only offer a three-month subscription and an annual ...

Asian markets mixed as traders weigh recovery and new infections

Asian markets were mixed Monday as optimism about the global recovery was offset by concerns about a spike in new ...

Delhi HC adjourns hearing in PIL seeking reduction

New Delhi [India], May 17 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Monday adjourned the hearing on a Public Interest Litigation ...

Japan's accusations of Chinese military cyberattacks

Tokyo [Japan], May 17 (ANI): After Japanese police chief Mitsuhiro Matsumoto officially identified China as responsible for a cyberattack on ...

Bill Gates resigned in 2020 amid relationship with staffer

Washington [US], May 17 (ANI): Resignation of Bill Gates in 2020 from Microsoft's Board of Directors came after the board ...

Abhay Tewari appointed MD and Chief Executive

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], May 17 (ANI/PNN): Star Union Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company Ltd (SUD LIFE) announced the appointment of Abhay ...

Digital marketing expert Sandeep Vashist advises

New Delhi [India], May 17 (ANI/PNN): We are living in the era of Covid-19 where "Work From Home" culture is ...

More savings recorded from Pag-IBIG Fund members this Q1 of 2021

DAVAO CITY, May 14 (PIA) - Despite the expected impact of the pandemic felt by Pag-IBIG Fund members, it has ...

Kyoung-Hoon Lee wins first PGA Tour event at ATT Byron Nelson

South Korean Kyoung-Hoon Lee won his first PGA Tour event on Sunday, shooting a 66 for a 4-stroke win at ...

Congo president names son among new government

The president of the Republic of Congo, has included his son among the new government.President Denis Sassou Nguesso son will ...

'This Is Us' cast reacts to series ending news

Washington [US], May 16 (ANI): It is not only the fans of the American romantic drama 'This Is Us' who ...

Justin Timberlake enjoys day out with son

Washington [US], May 16 (ANI): American singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake enjoyed the 'coolest' visit to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Walt ...

Oliveira 'lion of lions' KOs Chandler to win UFC lightweight belt

Brazil's Charles Oliveira rallied with brutal efficiency to knock out American Michael Chandler early in the second round at UFC ...

Spotify CEO says billionaire Arsenal owner rejected his bid for club

Spotify Technology SA Chief Executive Officer Daniel Ek said he made a bid for London's Arsenal Football Club that was ...

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770 barges backed up on Mississippi River due to damaged bridge

MEMPHIS, Tennessee: Some 770 barges on the lower Mississippi River have backed up due to a damaged bridge near Memphis, ...

As Covid crisis lessens, face masks no longer needed at federal parks

WASHINGTON D.C.: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced this week that hundreds of millions of visitors to ...

Palestinians bearing brunt of hostilities, Israel gets foreign backing

GAZA, Palestinian territories - The death toll in Gaza and Israel since hostilities surged on Monday of last week, has ...

Irish health department hit with ransomware attack

DUBLIN, May 16 (Xinhua) -- Ireland's Department of Health has been under a ransomware attack similar to that recently launched ...

U.S. to boost manufacturing of chips to lessen Chinese influence

WASHINGTON D.C.: In response to the shortage of semiconductor chips, which has temporarily closed some U.S. auto plants, news reports ...

Polish bars celebrate reopening after end of Covid restrictions

WARSAW, Poland: Poles celebrated on the weekend as restaurants and bars opened outdoor dining for the first time in over ...

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