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Macron praised Modi for cautioning Putin over the Ukraine war

Emmanuel Macron has thrown a commendable curveball to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Speaking at the 77th UN General Assembly yesterday (September 20), the French President reinforced Modi's recent view on wars. Modi had told Vladimir Putin last week amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine that "...

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A court just upheld Texas’ censorious social media law. It’s now headed for the Supreme Court.

A federal appeals court upheld the Texas social media statute (pdf), setting the stage for a final Supreme Court decision on the matter.

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A court just upheld Texas’ censorious social media law. It’s now headed for the Supreme Court.

A federal appeals court upheld the Texas social media statute (pdf), setting the stage for a final Supreme Court decision on the matter.

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Blue states are flipping the script on Republicans in the ESG battle

State finance officials at both ends of the political spectrum are at odds over climate-friendly investments — and both are using the same argument to reach opposite conclusions.

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China's factories are shutting down again—but not because of covid

Just months after widespread Covid lockdowns in Shanghai disrupted supply chains and forced manufacturers to halt operations, China is seeing a renewed spike in factory closures.

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China's factories are shutting down again—but not because of covid

Just months after widespread Covid lockdowns in Shanghai disrupted supply chains and forced manufacturers to halt operations, China is seeing a renewed spike in factory closures.

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Holders of the world’s most powerful passports are among the least likely to travel

International travel in Japan, Singapore and South Korea has reached just 17% of pre-Covid levels, according to a survey by the International Air Transport Association.

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The US was the top destination of Indians who gave up their citizenship in 2021

The US has emerged as the first choice among Indians leaving their country after renouncing their citizenship in 2021. More than 163,000 Indians, the highest number in the past five years, renounced their citizenship during the period, according to data (pdf) released by the Narendra Modi governm...

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The James Webb Space Telescope images aren’t what your eyes would see. But that makes them science, not faked

The James Webb Space Telescope provided amazing images of the Universe. The various sensors on the Webb telescope measure this energy and send that data back to Earth, where it can be converted into something the human eye can see.

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India is set to surpass China in 2023 as the world’s most populous nation

In 2023, India is expected to overtake China as the world's most populous country, according to the UN. In 2021, India's population was 1.412 billion compared to China's 1.426 billion, and much faster growth is expected through 2050. According to a UN report (pdf), the world population is expecte...

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Sri Lankan president flees as protesters storm his home and set fire to the prime minister’s

Sri Lanka plunged into a deep crisis today (9 July) triggered by an economic collapse. It was a chaotic day as President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled his official residence in the country's capital, Colombo, as hundreds of thousands of protesters stormed the presidential palace. In the evening, the pr...

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Trump’s Truth Social just got a criminal subpoena over its dubious SPAC deal

The parent company of Donald Trump's app, Truth Social, was subpoenaed June 30 as part of a criminal investigation into its difficult attempt to go public through a blank check company, Digital World Acquisition Corporation (DWAC) (pdf). Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG), which owns Truth Soc...

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“Top Gun: Maverick” shows Hollywood can survive without China’s film market

With several blockbuster films banned from China but still doing well despite the pandemic, Hollywood studios are learning to live without the mainland China film market.

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The C-suite is becoming more Republican and more partisan

Conservatives say corporations are becoming bastions of what they call "awakened culture." But in the C-suite, it's the Democrats who are losing ground.

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After Maverick’s success, get ready for the “Top Gun universe”

This weekend, Top Gun: Maverick became the highest-grossing film of 2022, surpassing Marvel's Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Surprisingly, given Tom Cruise's long list of past accomplishments, this is the first film of his career to surpass the rare $1 billion mark in worldwide box ...

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How much is Kate Bush making from “Running Up That Hill”?

Netflix's Stranger Things has breathed new life into her 1985 hit - and is now coining money for the British singer-songwriter.

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Nairobi’s “silicon savannah” just got more attractive to investors and startups

Kenya has hailed the forthcoming opening of a new international financial center in Nairobi - along with incentives for multinationals and start-ups alike - as it aims to raise the city's profile as a world-class tech hub.

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The US is paying for a wasted decade in economic policy

Rising prices and the Fed's efforts to combat them have put the economy in a tight spot. A recession looms unless the global economy suffers some disruption in the form of disruptions in the form of supply chains, additional oil and gas production, or a deal to allow Ukraine to export more wheat....

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China sends a fresh warning to its booming livestreaming industry

Chinese regulators have formulated new policies to increase their grip on the live streaming industry. They are apparently in response to the disappearance of Li Jiaqui, a popular live streamer.

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Nobody is shocked that this Kenyan food delivery startup failed after one year

The company's CEO, Robin Reecht, said they were "completely out of money" and could not find investors or a buyer.

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The Warriors’ $1.6 billion bet on live sports is finally paying off

The NBA's Warriors' multi-billion dollar bet that the sport would recover from the pandemic has just paid off.

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Tesla is leaving the market for low-end electric cars to traditional automakers

Tesla continues to raise the prices of its luxury electric cars, while automakers like GM and Nissan steadily lower the prices of their more affordable electric vehicles to appeal to the mass market.

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A presidential hopeful in Kenya is running on a cannabis and snake venom platform

George Wajackoyah and his comrade-in-arms Justina Wamae plan to hang corrupt citizens with hemp ropes and transform the economy by exporting industrial hemp.

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Gas prices are so high they’re making governments suspicious

In Germany and the UK, fuel companies are facing new government investigations to determine whether high fuel prices are the result of anti-competitive practices.

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India’s first metaverse influencer is becoming Instagram-famous

Like Lil Miquela and Oh Rozy, Kyra hopes to bag branding campaigns from fashion houses and other advertisers.

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Manhattan landlords are rejecting single tenants who don’t make over 160k

The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Manhattan rose to $3,995 in April and is still rising.

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South Asian countries lose over $14.2 billion a year due to the lack of a water sharing deal

Countries around the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna (GBM) basin are losing over $14.2 billion annually from a lack of cooperation in sharing the waters of these rivers, with little prospect of an agreement in the foreseeable future, according to a new analysis. The study, commissioned by the Trans-bou...

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Half of US home buyers are crying during the process

In the survey of 2,000 people released this week, Zillow also found that 61% of Millennial homebuyers and more than 65% of Gen Z homebuyers were moved to tears when they found their home. Zillow notes that 60% of sellers reported receiving at least two listings for their homes, and nearly half of...

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The maker of Martin’s potato rolls is in a political pickle

The family behind the popular brand supports a far-right political candidate and Trump loyalist in Pennsylvania.

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Covid made Africa the saddest continent

On average, Africa has experienced a long-term moderate upward trend in stress, worry and sadness and a long-term decline in happiness.

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