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Does Pentagon need three-quarters-of-a-trillion-dollars every year?

Despite a disagreement over some amendments in the Senate, the United States Congress is poised to pass a $778 billion ...

Russia responds to US senator who called for nuclear war

A suggestion by an American senator that the US should consider using nuclear weapons against Moscow in case of military ...

Cycle lanes blamed for urban congestion - here's the reality

The average driver in London spent 148 hours in traffic jams in 2021 - twice the national average, according to ...

Why the UK government's plan to overturn court decisions is a bad idea

The UK government is pursuing multiple legal reforms designed to rebalance "the relationship between the government, parliament and the courts" ...

Russia slams US senator after suggestion to launch nukes

A suggestion by an American senator that the US should consider using nuclear weapons against Moscow in case of military ...

Tanzania must face up to calls for reform if it wants to keep the peace

Sixty years after independence, Tanzania is still guided by the path created in its early years, one dominated by an ...

Planning a Christmas get-together? 8 tips to avoid a super-spreader event

Not many more sleeps until Christmas, and all those long lunches and get-togethers with family and friends.If you're hosting a ...

Apocalypse, booze and Christmas: An ancient ABC

For consumers of festive beverages, the news is bad: this holiday season, Guinness may not be on tap and glass ...

Why climate change must stay on the news agenda beyond global summits

During last month's COP26 summit, climate change was a ubiquitous story. News hooks abounded, from unpacking the flurry of non-binding ...

Can Prozac treat COVID? Perhaps, but a related drug may be better

The rise of Omicron, the latest SARS-CoV-2 variant of concern, reminds us how quickly things can change during the pandemic.Only ...

An African violin? New study tests which indigenous woods could make one

Tonewoods are wood species that possess certain desirable properties that make them suitable for making musical instruments, such as woodwind ...

China's long-term problems are forcing it to rethink the whole economy

The People's Bank of China is encouraging Chinese banks to lend more to businesses and consumers by cutting the proportion ...

Biden promised to stop the Saudi war machine. He hasn't

The war on Yemen is worse than ever, but the US mainstream media stays silent as the atrocities continue.Shortly after ...

Immigrant entrepreneurs: the barriers they face and how to remove them

Immigrants often do well in the business world. They are behind one in seven of all companies in the UK, ...

Sustainable Christmas trees: an ecologist's buying guide

If you celebrate Christmas, chances are you are planning to decorate a tree (or have already). But how do you ...

Why it's time to make ecocide a crime: for the sake of its victims

In November, the world's first global citizens' assembly - made up of 100 people chosen by lottery from around the ...

Becoming a new parent is challenging - and fathers need support too

Becoming a new father can be a difficult and overwhelming time. And more and more, we're hearing about the mental ...

US considers cutting off Russia from global financial system Nuland

The US State Department, along with America's allies in Europe, is considering the possibility of completely isolating Russia from the ...

Imran Khan govt hasn't acted against people named in 'Pandora expose', says think tank

Islamabad [Pakistan], December 8 (ANI): Even after the recent expose of several Pakistani officials in Pandora Papers, the Imran Khan ...

Australia will follow US in diplomatic boycott of China's Winter Olympics

Australia will impose a diplomatic boycott on the February Winter Olympics in China. But the Australian team will still take ...

Pakistan undermining global efforts to promote COVID-19 vaccination: Report

Washington [US], December 8 (ANI): As the world continues to campaign to overcome vaccine hesitancy, Pakistan appears to be creating ...

Putin-Biden video summit brought no breakthroughs, but leaders showed commitment: Aide

Moscow [Russia], December 8 (ANI/Sputnik): The online summit of the Russian and US presidents, Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden, did ...

6 ways to prevent a mass exodus of health workers

Most Australians are counting down to a festive season with newfound freedom surrounded by family and friends.Meanwhile, front-line health workers ...

Hyenas' unpicky feeding habits help clean up a town in Ethiopia

Hyenas aren't the most popular animals. Sometimes they kill people's livestock. They are also thought of as scavengers, with some ...

Lamine Diack made Africa visible in global sport, but dashed hopes

Lamine Diack, former president of the International Association of Athletics Federations, died in Dakar, Senegal, on 2 December, aged 88.He ...

Biden's summit for democracy: what Africa needs to bring to the table

Seventeen African countries have been invited by US president Joe Biden to join nearly 100 other invitees for a virtual ...

Quantum entanglement: what it is, and why physicists want to harness it

"Quantum entanglement" is one of several plot devices that crops up in modern sci-fi movies. Fans of the Marvel superhero ...

Break up songs owe a lot to the love lorn lyrics of the Romantics

Taylor Swift's recently re-recorded and released 2012 album Red is a discombobulating affair for those interested in the singer's relationship ...

Ping, read, reply, repeat: how to break bad email habits at work

It is an impressive feat that work email has managed to reign supreme as the most prolific and favoured communication ...

Why Shell pulled out of the Cambo oilfield

Shell has scrapped plans to invest in Cambo, a proposed oilfield off the Shetland Islands. The fossil fuel supermajor has ...

We should ban all new oil and gas fields

As a professor of geophysics, I have spent 36 years training young geologists destined to work in the fossil fuel ...

Time management has become harder than ever - and we should be grateful

Many of us feel like time management is getting tougher. But why? Is it because we now work more than ...

Entrepreneurship learning: All university students can benefit

Entrepreneurs, their associated startups and the subsequent growth of their companies have a vital impact on the health of our ...

Our emotions and identity can affect how we use grammar

Language and social identity have been making headlines recently. Last month, Air Canada's CEO Michael Rousseau faced scrutiny over not ...

Internet Governance Forum promotes inclusive digital future for all

Leveraging the power of the Internet while tackling the risks of cyberspace is the focus of a UN meeting underway ...

Putin, Biden hold virtual talks

Moscow [Russia], December 7 (ANI): Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden on Tuesday began their bilateral talks ...

Weaponizing democracy against China to backfire on U.S.: SCMP

© Provided by Xinhua HONG KONG, Dec. 7 (Xinhua) -- Weaponizing democracy against China will backfire on the United States ...

Kremlin outlines expectations for Putin-Biden summit

The Kremlin has warned that expectations should be kept low for President Vladimir Putin's Tuesday virtual summit with his American ...

Making a difference without millions - how Americans give

Can everyday people make a difference in their communities without millions of dollars? Lucy Bernholz, a senior research scholar at ...

Vaccine mandates in South Africa: where are they most needed?

The debate about mandatory vaccines has reached fever pitch as efforts to contain COVID-19 accelerate.Compelling scientific,

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NEW YORK CITY, New York: DoorDash has begun offering 10 to 15-minute deliveries in New York City through its newly-launched ...

Stock markets in Asia take breather, Hong Kong's Hang Seng does best

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stock markets in Asia were mixed on Thursday, with Japanese and Australian shares driving lower, while ...

In Zoom call, online mortgage lender Better.com fires 900 employees

NEW YORK CITY, New York: Vishal Garg, CEO of New York-based online mortgage lender Better.com, laid off some 900 employees ...

Chicken tenders removed from menus in US due to supply chain issues

WASHINGTON D.C.: Chicken tenders may become a victim of failing supply chains, resulting in shortages in U.S. restaurants and grocery ...

U.S. stocks forge ahead, greenback takes hit against euro

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks edged higher on Wednesday.The Dow Jones industrials gained 35.32 points or 0.10 percent ...

In rule change, US debt collectors can now SMS debtors

WASHINGTON D.C.: Following a ruling by the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), U.S. debt collectors can now contact millions ...

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DONEGAL, Ireland - Announcing plans to expand its workforce in Donegal, the U.S. healthcare giant Abbott unveiled plans to create 500 new jobs in the country.Abbott Ireland currently hires c ...

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