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The freight plane ahd arrived at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport from South Africa on Sunday, Dutch military police said (Representative Image)

Stowaway survives in nose wheel of freight flight from South Africa: Dutch police

Jan 23, 2022

"The man is doing well considering the circumstances and has been taken to a hospital," the police, who are in charge of Dutch border control, said in a statement.

Lebanese national flag flutters in Beirut, Lebanon (Photo: Reuters)

Explained: The economic crisis in Lebanon and the reasons behind it

Jan 23, 2022

Banks, central to the service-oriented economy, are paralysed. Savers have been locked out of dollar accounts or told that funds they can access are now worth a fraction of their original value.

In this October 17, 2020, file photo, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, right, is seen with her partner Clarke Gayford following her victory speech to Labour Party members at an event in Auckland, New Zealand. (AP Photo)

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern cancels her wedding amid new Omicron curbs

Jan 23, 2022

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden has cancelled her wedding with longtime partner Clarke Gayford as the nation imposes new restrictions to slow the community spread of the Omicron variant.

In its letter to Brussels, the German government also pointed to the lack of any safety requirements regarding nuclear power plants.

Germany objects to nuclear energy inclusion in EU's green investment rule book

Jan 22, 2022

"Serious accidents with large, cross-border and long-term hazards to humans and the environment cannot be excluded," Berlin said in its letter to Brussels.

The quake was at a depth of 24 km (15 miles), GFZ said.

Earthquake of magnitude 6 strikes Talaud Islands in Indonesia: GFZ

Jan 22, 2022

The quake was at a depth of 24 km (15 miles), GFZ said.

Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan

Pakistan to compensate 36 Chinese victims of hydropower project terror attack

Jan 22, 2022

Cash-strapped Pakistan agreed to compensate the Chinese nationals despite it being not legally bound to pay anything to the killed or wounded in the attack.

The lawsuit is one part of a long list of antitrust investigations and federal and state litigation against the Big Tech platforms.

Google requests US judge to dismiss most of Texas antitrust lawsuit

Jan 22, 2022

Google said in its court filing that the states failed to show that it illegally worked with Facebook, now Meta, to counter "header bidding," a technology that publishers developed to make more money from advertising placed on their websites.

Under the theme, Working Together, Restoring Trust, the meeting will be the first global in-person leadership event since the start of the pandemic, WEF said in a statement.

World Economic Forum in Davos to commence from 22 May

Jan 21, 2022

Earlier, the international organisation had stated that it was deferring its meeting till the summer "in the light of continued uncertainty over the Omicron outbreak."

Meat Loaf performs during the German game show "Wetten Dass" in Friedrichshafen. (Photo: Reuters)

US rockstar Meat Loaf, who sang 'Bat Out of Hell', dies aged 74

Jan 21, 2022

The American singer and actor, otherwise known as Michael Lee Aday, had a career spanning six decades, and sold more than 100 million albums worldwide.

New York City Mayor Eric Adams

New York City Mayor Eric Adams to receive first paycheck in cryptocurrency

Jan 20, 2022

The mayor last year said he would take his first three paychecks in bitcoin and signaled his intention to make his city the "center of the cryptocurrency industry".

Claims rose 6,075 in California. But they plunged 14,011 in New York. There were also big drops in Missouri and Texas.

US weekly jobless claims rise to 286,000, highest in three months

Jan 20, 2022

The rise is likely over a winter wave of COVID-19 infections disrupting business activity, which could constrain job growth this month.

U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures gave up 96 cents, or 1.1%, to stand at $86 a barrel.

Oil prices slip back from 2014 high; Brent reaches $87.72 per barrel

Jan 20, 2022

Brent crude futures dropped 72 cents, or 0.81%, to $87.72 a barrel, as of 0152 GMT. The global benchmark touched $89.13 a barrel in the last session, its highest since October 2014.

All of the 11 major S&P 500 sector indexes were higher, with battered technology stocks rising 0.9%.

Wall Street up on earnings boost; Big Tech bounces back

Jan 19, 2022

Quarterly reports from UnitedHealth Group Inc and Procter & Gamble Co supported sentiment in early trading, while Bank of America Corp and Morgan Stanley wrapped up earnings from big lenders on a positive note.

The ByteDance logo is seen in this illustration taken, Nov. 27, 2019. (Photo: Reuters)

ByteDance cuts investment arm amid China crackdown

Jan 19, 2022

ByteDance said in a statement that it was disbanding its group-level strategic investment team and moving employees to various business units after a review earlier this month highlighted investments with "low synergies".

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson waves. (Photo: Reuters)

'In the name of God, go': UK PM Boris Johnson faces demands to resign

Jan 19, 2022

Johnson, who in 2019 won his party's biggest majority in more than 30 years, is now fighting to shore up his authority after a series of revelations about parties in his Downing Street residence during COVID lockdowns.

Supply concerns mounted this week after Yemen's Houthi group attacked the United Arab Emirates, escalating hostilities between the Iran-aligned group and a Saudi Arabian-led coalition.

Oil hits 7-yr highs as investors worry global political unrest

Jan 19, 2022

The risk added a premium to prices during the session. Brent crude futures rose $1.03, or 1.2%, to settle at $87.51 a barrel. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures ended $1.61, or 1.9%, higher at $85.43 a barrel.

UK payments regulator imposes fine on Mastercard, others for prepaid cards cartel (Photo: Reuters)

UK payments regulator imposes fine on Mastercard, others for prepaid cards cartel

Jan 18, 2022

Mastercard received the largest fine of 31.56 million pounds ($43.04 million). The other companies fined were allpay, Advanced Payment Solution, Prepaid Financial Services and Sulion.

"The test-fire was aimed to selectively evaluate tactical guided missiles being produced and deployed and to verify the accuracy of the weapon system," KCNA said.

North Korea fires tactical guided missiles in latest test

Jan 18, 2022

The unusually rapid sequence of launches has drawn US condemnation and a push for new U.N. sanctions while Pyongyang warns of stronger actions.

He called for assisting key emerging economies accelerate the transition from coal.

In contact with US, UK to support India's solar energy target: UN chief

Jan 18, 2022

Guterres said that a number of countries have pledged to make meaningful emissions reductions in the 2020s while other countries face enormous structural obstacles.

Chinese President Xi Jinping

WEF Davos Agenda: Joint efforts only way to fight COVID, says China's Xi Jinping

Jan 17, 2022

Xi said that humanity will certainly move on but the world needs to jointly defeat the pandemic.

China's economy got off to a strong start in 2021 as activity rebounded from a pandemic-induced slump the previous year

China's Q4 GDP grows 8.1%; beats forecast

Jan 17, 2022

The Chinese economy grew 8.1 percent in 2021, faster than a forecast 8.0 percent and well above a government target of "above 6 percent" and 2020's revised growth of 2.2 percent.