Nigel Farage: The banks are trying to force a cashless society upon us!
Farage: “From September 11th @NatWestGroup will be limiting the amount of cash that you can deposit and withdraw. They also have the right to refuse cash and even cheques on any basis in their new terms & conditions policy. The banks are trying to force a cashless society upon us!”
Steve Jobs' Son Launches Venture Capital Firm With $200 Million For Cancer Treatments
Reed Jobs, son of the late Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, has launched a new venture capital firm aimed at investing in novel cancer treatments. The firm is named Yosemite, in honor of the national park where his parents were wed.
Labour MP criticised for sharing ‘doctored image of Rishi Sunak’
A Labour MP, Karl Turner, has been accused by a Conservative minister of sharing a "fake image" of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Twitter. The picture showed Sunak seemingly being disapproved of by a bystander while pulling a pint at the Great British beer festival.
Google reshuffles Assistant unit, lays off some staffers, to 'supercharge' products with A.I.
Google is set to revolutionize its seven-year-old smart assistant by harnessing the power of generative artificial intelligence (AI). The tech giant aims to elevate its voice-powered software, similar to Apple's Siri or Amazon's Alexa, to new heights.
End of Viagra? FDA approved a gel against erectile dysfunction
The US Food and Drug Administration, or the FDA, has approved the first-ever over-the-counter erectile dysfunction gel. The product, named Eroxon, is expected to work within 10 minutes, potentially signalling an end to the reliance on pills such as Viagra. Eroxon, developed by British pharmaceutical company Futura Medical, is already available without a prescription in Europe.
UK sanctions Russians judges over dual British national Kara-Murza's trial
The UK has imposed sanctions on Russian judges and prosecutors over what it describes as the 'politically motivated conviction' of Russian opposition politician Vladimir Kara-Murza, who also holds British citizenship. Britain is calling for Mr Kara-Murza's immediate release following the loss of his appeal against a 25-year jail sentence.
US restricts visa-free travel for Hungarian passport holders because of security concerns
The United States has imposed travel restrictions on citizens of Hungary, citing concerns about the verification of nearly 1 million foreigners, many of them Chinese, granted Hungarian passports over a nine-year period. The U.S. Embassy and a government official have confirmed this move.
America's First New Nuclear Reactor in Nearly Seven Years Begins Operations
Monday marked a significant milestone for the United States as the country's first new nuclear reactor in almost seven years commenced delivering power to the electric grid. The unit 3 reactor at Plant Vogtle near Waynesboro, Georgia, is now in commercial operation after successful preliminary tests in March.
Southeast Asia moves closer to economic unity with new regional payments system
In a major step towards economic unity, Southeast Asian nations have launched a new regional cross-border payment system. This move could foster financial integration among participants, bringing the ASEAN bloc closer to its goal of economic cohesion.
Political leader from South Africa, Julius Malema, led violent racist chants at a massive rally on Saturday
Malema, who is the leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters party, sang the struggle song against apartheid, 'Shoot the Boer, kill the farmer,' referring to the white descendants of Dutch settlers, also known as 'Boers,' in South Africa.
US Senate Republican Mitch McConnell freezes up, leaves press conference
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, aged 81, abruptly halted a press conference today due to an unexpected health concern. McConnell froze mid-sentence, prompting immediate concern from those present, including Senator John Barrasso, who is also a physician.
Ukraine Launches Major Counteroffensive; Aims to Cripple Russian Grip on the South
The main thrust of Ukraine’s nearly two-month-old counteroffensive is now underway in the country’s southeast, two Pentagon officials said on Wednesday, with thousands of reinforcements pouring into the grinding battle, many of them trained and equipped by the West and, until now, held in reserve.