Tue, 22 Jun 2021

Paypal merchant fees jump from 2.9 to 3.4 percent

SAN JOSE, California: PayPal is raising merchant fees one half percent to merchants as it solidifies its dominant position in ...

Biden ends 25% Trump tariff on Scotch whiskey, other EU imports

WASHINGTON D.C.: The Biden administration has lifted a 25 percent tariff on Scotch whiskey, as well as other goods imported ...

Sharemarkets in Asia sold off, main Tokyo index sheds 953 points

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks were thrashed in Japan, Australia, and Hong Kong on Monday. Shares in China finished flat.The ...

New cancer drug is goal of partnership between Bristol-Myers and Eisai

NEW YORK CITY, New York: Drugmaker Bristol-Myers Squibb has entered into a collaboration agreement worth up to $3.10 billion with ...

After JBS hacking, ranchers creating smaller meat processing plants

LINCOLN, Nebraska: Overwhelmed by pandemic-related closures of large slaughterhouses and a recent cyberattack on meatpacking giant JBS, which upended meat ...

Spain's successful vaccination drive leads to end of face masks

BARCELONA, Spain: Spain will no longer require the wearing of face masks outdoors beginning June 26, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez ...

Involvement by China's Huawei halts laying Pacific telecom cable

SYDNEY, Australia: Concerns over Chinese participation have prevented the awarding of a contract to lay underseas communication cables for Pacific ...

Citing national security, U.S. moves to ban Chinese telecom purchases

WASHINGTON, D.C.: The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is moving forward in banning the purchase of equipment by U.S. telecommunications networks ...

In move to expand in UK, JPMorgan purchases Nutmeg platform

LONDON, England: In a major move to enter the British retail banking and investment market, JPMorgan Chase has purchased British ...

Over 1,000 flights delayed due to Southwest Air computer glitches

DALLAS, Texas: Southwest Airlines was forced to temporarily stop operations and cancel 500 flights over "connectivity issues" on Tuesday, just ...

As machine orders jump, Japan sees sharpest rise in exports since 1980

TOKYO, Japan: Exports from Japan have registered the fastest growth since May 1980, as inoculations against the Covid infection revved ...

How five Hong Kong anti-govt protesters escaped persecution

Taipei [Taiwan], June 22 (ANI): Almost a year after five anti-government protesters fled Hong Kong in July 2020 to escape ...

Georgia's fast and furious delivery business

Careering through tight traffic, Zaza steered his scooter into the oncoming bus lane and hit the gas. A car ahead ...

COVID-19: why lab-leak theory is back despite little new evidence

President Biden has ordered the US intelligence agencies to deepen their investigation of whether the coronavirus emerged naturally from animal-to-human ...

Germany's anti-monopoly watchdog opens probe against Apple

Germany's Federal Cartel Office (FCO) has launched an investigation into Apple to see if the corporation is thwarting competition by ...

Mozambique gas plan on track despite violence, says Eni

Italian energy company Eni on Monday said that an offshore gas project in Mozambique's insurgent-hit north was still on track ...

Prosus to expand 'dark stores' in $16 billion food business

Prosus, Europe's largest consumer internet company, is planning to expand its grocery services using "dark stores" as competition booms in ...

PPC slashes debt to R2.6bn and may avoid a rights issue

Cement maker PPC has slashed its R5.8 billion debt to R2.6 billion, following a debt-restructuring deal with lenders and disposals.The ...

Equity gauges close higher, PSB and realty stocks surge

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], June 21 (ANI): Market bulls reversed morning losses as traders engaged in broad-based buying on Monday with ...

China's growth-obsessed development model

Beijing [China], June 21 (ANI): China's growth-obsessed development model is changing the landscape of the country. Changyao Mountain in Yunnan ...

COVID-19 Slashes Immigration into Australia

SYDNEY - New figures show that migration to Australia plummeted last year to the lowest level in more than 100 ...

Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Newspaper May Stop Publication This Week

The parent company of Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily will decide this week whether to shut down the publication.The ...

PPC slashes debt to R2.6bn and avoids rights issue

Cement maker PPC has slashed its R5.8 billion debt to R2.6 billion, following a debt-restructuring deal with lenders and disposals.The ...

TN to set up Economic Advisory council

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], June 21 (ANI): The Tamil Nadu government is planning to constitute an 'Economic Advisory Council' to ...

Reliance HF takes up resolution plan approved by lenders

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], June 21 (ANI): The board of directors at Reliance Home Finance (RHF) on Monday took note of ...

India gets $64 billion FDI in 2020: UNCTAD

Geneva [Switzerland], June 21 (ANI): Foreign direct investments in India rose to 64 billion dollars in 2020, making it the ...

'Govt will make efforts to reverse economic slowdown'

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], June 21 (ANI): As the first session of the 16th Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly began on ...

Chinese loans are predatory, opaque in nature: Report

Tel Aviv [Israel], June 21 (ANI): Chinese loans have surpassed lending by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund ...

Equity indices trade lower, auto stocks skid

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], June 21 (ANI): Equity benchmark indices traded gap down during early hours on Monday tracking trends in ...

Apple Daily crackdown "sent shudders across media industry"

Hong Kong, June 21 (ANI): After 500 police officers raided the Apple Daily newsroom in Hong Kong last week to ...

Microsoft Flight Simulator adds beautiful Nordic views

Washington [US], June 20 (ANI): Just in time for the launch of Microsoft Flight Simulator on Xbox Series consoles next ...

Australia to refer China to WTO over wine export taxes

Canberra [Australia], June 20 (ANI): Amid the already deteriorating China-Australia ties, Canberra is heading to the World Trade Organization (WTO), ...

Munich mayor wants stadium in rainbow colours for Hungary clash

City officials in Munich plan to light the Allianz Arena in rainbow colours for Wednesday's Euro 2020 match between Germany ...

China's 2021 box office hits 27 bln yuan

© Provided by Xinhua BEIJING, June 20 (Xinhua) -- China's 2021 box office revenue topped 27 billion yuan (about 4.19 ...

Following 10-game skid, Pirates have shot to sweep Indians

The Pittsburgh Pirates will be aiming for a sweep of their three-game home series against the Cleveland Indians when the ...

19-yr-old arrested for killing four family members in Malda

Malda (West Bengal) [India], June 20 (ANI): The West Bengal Police on Saturday arrested a 19-year old for allegedly killing ...

Architect of European Unity Moves Ahead on Sainthood Path

VATICAN CITY - Robert Schuman, a French statesman who paved the way for the bloc that eventually evolved into European ...

Women's College Sports Get Boost in TV Ratings, Visibility

OKLAHOMA CITY - Odicci Alexander became an overnight sensation at the Women's College World Series.James Madison's dynamic, endearingly humble pitcher ...

COVID-19 may be 'engineered virus: Fauci

Washington [US], June 19 (ANI): U.S. top coronavirus advisor Dr Anthony Fauci on Friday said that COVID-19 could be a ...

Russian drillers rejoice as oil continues to rally

The Russian oil and gas industry is profiting from the significant rise in oil prices and the uptick in global ...

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Biden ends 25% Trump tariff on Scotch whiskey, other EU imports

WASHINGTON D.C.: The Biden administration has lifted a 25 percent tariff on Scotch whiskey, as well as other goods imported ...

EU countries to allow Americans, others to return

BRUSSELS, Belgium: In the much-awaited opening following the Covid pandemic, the European Union announced on Friday that its member countries ...

Spain's successful vaccination drive leads to end of face masks

BARCELONA, Spain: Spain will no longer require the wearing of face masks outdoors beginning June 26, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez ...

Russian law seeks to tighten control over U.S. Internet tech giants

MOSCOW, Russia: In a further tightening of its control over foreign social media platforms, the Russian parliament has passed legislation ...

EU Imposes New Sanctions on Myanmar

The European Union announced Monday a fresh round of sanctions against Myanmar military officials, the third since the junta seized ...

Italian PM Draghi opposes Euro 2020 final in variant-hit England

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi said Monday he believed the Euro 2020 final should not be held in Wembley given ...

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