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This Caribbean island is open...but only to the rich
A holiday on the volcanic island requires a $70,000 salary and an open calendar, but things are about to change.
'China Won't Care About Their Ties With US...': Chinese Media On Quad
The editorial in the Chinese Communist Party-backed Global Times comes on a day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to hold a bilateral with US President Joe Biden
U.S. Charges 138 Medical Workers for US$1.4 Billion Fraud
The Department of Justice last week announced criminal charges against 138 doctors, nurses and licenced medical professionals for their alleged involvement in fraud schemes worth around US$1.4 billion.
Australia's International Student Return Plan Likely To Exclude Chinese
Though Chinese nationals make up most of Australia's international students, they are unlikely to return due to ineligibility of China's Covid vaccines.
"Carry On As Normal": UK Urges Public Calm Over Shut Fuel Stations
Reports said with the coronavirus pandemic and Brexit triggering an ongoing crisis in the haulage industry.
COVID-19 Is the Worst Pandemic in US History, Now That Deaths Have Surpassed the 1918 Spanish Flu
The COVID-19 pandemic just became the worst pandemic in US history, surpassing the death toll from the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic.
Dangerously mutated R.1 COVID variant detected in 35 countries
First detected in Japan, the variant contains a mutation that could enable it to bypass the antibody protection present in those who are fully vaccinated.
Swiss police use rubber bullets, teargas and water cannons to disperse Bern protest against Covid passports
Police in Switzerland’s de facto capital of Bern fortified the parliament building and used water cannons, teargas and rubber bullets to forcibly disperse a crowd protesting against the government-mandated Covid-19 passports.
Singapore reports highest single-day rise in COVID-19 cases, cluster of 55 people in… Pfizer offices
Singapore's health ministry reported 1,504 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, the highest since the beginning of the pandemic.
Energy crisis, labour shortages and supply chain issues hitting the UK - here's what we're short of and the industries under threat
From "cancelled" Christmas dinners to numerous energy suppliers collapsing and items missing from supermarket shelves, many industry experts claim Britain is in crisis.
European Union To Decide On Covid Booster Shot Next Month
An European Medicines Agency expert also said the "evidence was becoming clearer" on the need for boosters shortly after the first jabs for people with weakened immune systems.
Bank of England ramps up inflation forecast again but takes no action to help cool prices
The Bank cuts its expectations for UK growth and sees a greater risk to inflation from next spring as increased energy costs filter through.
Delivery Robots Ease Shopping In UK Town
According to the robots' operators, the squat white machines came into their own when Britain locked down last year as coronavirus hit the country.
Nobel Prizes In Science, Literature To Be Awarded In Winners' Home Countries
Nobel Prizes 2021: The Executive Director of the Nobel Foundation said uncertainty about the course of the pandemic and international travel possibilities is the reason why the laureates will receive their medals and diplomas in their ho...
Why are UK businesses being hit by shortages at the moment?
This summer, the economy has been hit by several factors including labour shortages, new immigration rules, and the lingering effects of the pandemic.
Apple CEO Tim Cook's Warning For Staff Who "Leak Confidential Information"
The Apple CEO’s email warning employees against leaking company information has also been leaked.
British Airways scraps plans to reintroduce short-haul flights from Gatwick post-COVID
The carrier says it was "disappointed" about not securing a deal with pilots' union Balpa, which would enable it to form a short-haul subsidiary at the West Sussex airport.
China to Sell Over 7 Million Barrels of State Reserve Crude Oil in First-Ever Auction
Beijing's intention to sell its crude oil was unveiled earlier in September by the National Food and Strategic Reserves Administration, but without providing any details on the time or the amount of barrels to be sold.
Wall Street Falls as Pandemic-Era Low in US Jobless Claims Triggers Fed's Taper Fears
US stocks fell broadly for a fourth day in a row on Thursday after another Federal Reserve official advocated this week for a prompt taper of the central bank’s long-running economic stimulus.
UBS Warns Investors Against Hopes of ‘Reset’ in US-China Relations Under Biden
US-China relations soured under the administration of president Donald Trump, marred by escalating trade tensions and tit-for-tat sanctions. Since the present president, Joe Biden, was sworn in, political and business stakeholders have s...
Why French start-ups had a record year despite COVID
Only 11 per cent of CEOs for French start-ups were women, a new report by EY shows.
What is a crypto wallet? You could soon get one with Robinhood
Customers of Robinhood, which benefited from a boom in retail trading during the COVID pandemic, have long asked for crypto wallets.
Ireland’s health service using 30,000 outdated PCs after cyberattack
Six months after the HSE’s entire IT system was compromised, Irish lawmakers are demanding to know why it is still using outdated computers.
Analysis: Europe is paying record prices for energy. A winter crisis looms
Energy prices are skyrocketing, and as winter approaches, Europe is getting worried.
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