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Indonesia appoints popstar as G20 spokesperson
Indonesia, the current President of G20, has appointed 27-year-old popstar Maudy Ayunda as the country's G20 spokesperson. Ayunda has no experience in diplomacy. What explains her appointment?
38 days ago
Perhaps Indonesia is being realistic in treating G20 as a joke!
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How Apple AirTags are being used by criminals
GPS tracking devices are becoming more popular and criminals are using them. For example, we're seeing Apple AirTags being used to track cars and steal them from home driveways.
Paris Hilton wants to be the 'Queen of the Metaverse'
A fuschia Bentley drives down a twisty desert road toward the entrance of the Neon Carnival, an after-party held each year during Coachella. Paris Hilton has arrived. Her hair i...
Prices on almost everything at the grocery store are up - except rotisserie chicken. Here's why
At the grocery store, shoppers have seen food prices increase at their fastest pace in decades. Yet the price of one hot, juicy, spit-roasted favorite hasn't budged at several t...
Elon Musk says it's 'dumb' to call billionaires the bad guys
Elon Musk, the world's richest man, said on Twitter Thursday that billionaires aren't the bad guys.
Cost of living: Chancellor's aid will help you and make things worse at the same time
Let's begin with perhaps the most important question: will this make a difference?
Birmingham Airport braced for half-term passenger surge as boss warns staffing issues may last until autumn
Nick Barton says staffing levels are still "about 15% short of where we need to be", due to security clearance and training of new staff taking around 10-12 weeks.
Windfall tax 'damaging' for net zero plans and energy security, businesses say
The Confederation of British Industry says the chancellor's windfall tax will hurt the UK's net zero ambitions - but climate groups disagree.
World Economic Forum: Davos distracted by war in Europe and growing global division
It is not easy to disturb the tranquillity of Davos, but Vladimir Putin has managed it.
Cost of living: Why Rishi Sunak's populist windfall tax is facing a backlash
The chancellor may claim that a 'temporary Energy Profits Levy' is not a windfall tax but, as the popular saying goes, if it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck and waddles li...
French billionaire's stake in BT to be reviewed over national security concerns
Patrick Drahi's stake in BT increased from 12.1% last year to 18%.
Shell says windfall tax 'creates uncertainty' about North Sea oil and gas investment
The measure will see oil and gas firms pay a 25% levy on profits - but get tax breaks worth 91p for every £1 invested, according to the Treasury.
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