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What is the future of the UN in the age of impunity?

Even at the best of times, there is a wide scope for misunderstanding in modern international relations, says António Guterres, the UN secretary general. “When two diplomats meet”, he says, “there are at least six perceptions to manage: how the two perceive themselves, how they perceive each other – and how they think the other […]

Sport

No training camp visits for officials this summer

NFL officials have been training to work as five-person crews in the event that their normal seven-person crews are compromised by COVID-19, but they won’t get any on-field work on that or any other front this summer. Officials usually visit training camps around the league for multiple days to work on their communication on the […]

Lifestyle

Antidepressant does not improve post-stroke recovery

The antidepressant fluoxetine has been suggested as a means to improve brain recovery after acute stroke. However, a large randomized study on stroke patients at 35 Swedish hospitals shows that the drug has no such effect. The study, which was led by researchers at Karolinska Institutet, is published in The Lancet Neurology. Every year almost […]

Business

Tesla extends rally as traders bet on potential S&P 500 entry

Tesla Inc’s (TSLA.O) shares extended their rally on Wednesday ahead of a quarterly report from the electric car maker that might clear the way for it to join the S&P 500 and attract over $40 billion in new demand for the stock. Investors watching the company’s quarterly report after the bell will be laser-focused on […]

Technology

Coinbase says it prevented over 1,100 people from sending Bitcoin during Twitter hack

The hackers involved in the massive bitcoin scam on Twitter last week made off with about $120,000 worth of bitcoin. It could have been much worse according to popular crypto exchange, Coinbase.Last week, a number of high-profile Twitter accounts including Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Barack Obama, and Joe Biden were hijacked by Bitcoin scammers. Cryptocurrency […]

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‘Virtually entire’ fashion industry complicit in Uighur forced labour, say rights groups

Many of the world’s biggest fashion brands and retailers are complicit in the forced labour and human rights violations being perpetrated on millions of Uighur people in the Xinjiang region of northwestern China, says a coalition of more than 180 human rights groups. There is mounting global outrage over the atrocities being committed against the […]

Sport

Bills release statement after charges dropped against Ed Oliver

News that all charges against Ed Oliver were dismissed prompted an “I told you so” from the defensive lineman on social media and a statement of support from the Bills. “We are pleased with the ruling today regarding Ed Oliver,” the Bills’ statement reads. “We supported and worked with Ed throughout the offseason program as […]

Lifestyle

World’s smallest imaging device has heart disease in focus

A team of researchers led by the University of Adelaide and University of Stuttgart has used 3-D micro-printing to develop the world’s smallest, flexible scope for looking inside blood vessels. The camera-like imaging device can be inserted into blood vessels to provide high quality 3-D images to help scientists better understand the causes of heart […]

Business

Shares wobble on fear of worsening U.S.-China ties; gold surges

Gold surged and world equity markets slid for most of Wednesday after the United States ordered China to close its consulate in Houston in a sign of worsening bilateral relations, while the euro gained on the European Union’s massive recovery fund. Trading was choppy following the consolidation of recent equities gains in many bourses around […]

Technology

China may restrict exports of Nokia and Ericsson equipment if EU countries ban Huawei

With Huawei slowly losing its biggest telecom customers in Europe, the direct beneficiaries of such a decision are Nokia and Ericsson. Both share one common vulnerability, though, they both use China as an important part of their supply chain, and could always be hit with restrictions on exporting network equipment made in the Asian country.The […]