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Jobless claims fall as economists see U.S. rebounding

NEW YORK, New York: Buoyed by the pandemic relief package and increased U.S. COVID-19 vaccinations, retail sales rebounded 9.8 percent ...

Japanese, foreign bids expected for Toshiba purchase

TOKYO, Japan: Japanese media reports indicate that numerous groups, both foreign and domestic, are bidding to purchase Toshiba Corp. Among ...

Macron says Notre Dame will partially reopen in 2024

PARIS, France: French President Emmanuel Macron visited the site of the fire that devastated Notre Dame cathedral two years ago. ...

Oil remains high due to projections of increased demand

NEW YORK, New York: Oil prices fell this week, but held their month-long highs after futures saw a jump amid ...

American optimistic as March revenues up for first time since pandemic

FORT WORTH, Texas: American Airlines reported positive operating cash flows for the month of March amid a revival in domestic ...

New Zealand bans live cow exports due to shipping conditions

WELLINGTON, New Zealand: New Zealand has announced it is banning the transport of cows and other animals by sea due ...

Dow Jones and Standard and Poor's 500 cruise to new record highs

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks powered ahead on Friday breaking new records, as sharemarkets generally around the globe ...

Intel to manufacture chips for cars in U.S., Ireland, Israel

SANTA CLARA, California: U.S. semiconductor company Intel Corp is in discussions to begin production of chips for automakers, in a ...

Moderna study for U.S. shows vaccine 95% effective after 6 months

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts: A new study indicates that the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine protects recipients for over six months with a 95 ...

Stocks in Asia jump after China records 18.3% growth in first quarter

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - An astonishing 18.30 percent GDP growth in the fourth quarter in China drove Asian stock markets ...

$11 million fund to provide free rides to receive Covid vaccines

WASHINGTON D.C.: Uber, PayPal and Walgreens pharmacies have set up an $11-million Vaccine Access Fund to provide free rides to ...

Wall Street breaks out champagne as stocks soar into stratosphere

NEW YORK, New York - Strong economic data propelled already-high U.S. stocks to even greater dizzying levels on Thursday.The Dow ...

Telestat to race Musk, Bezos to provide global internet from space

OTTAWA, Canada: Canadian satellite communications company Telesat has set its sights on launching a low-earth-orbit satellite constellation to provide high-speed ...

EU poised to unveil green-friendly investment list

The European Commission will release a classification system on energy sources and technology considered to be sustainable investments.A leak of ...

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa says 'fight still on' to fix broken economy

Zimbabwe's economy is plagued with annual inflation of 241% and chronic foreign-currency shortages.President Emmerson Mnangagwa says fixing the economy will ...

Biden defends not immediately raising refugee cap

Washington [US], April 18 (ANI): US President Joe Biden on Saturday explained his initial decision to not increase the limit ...

Biden ignored Commanders' advice on leaving Afghanistan

Washington [US], April 18 (ANI): Top US military commanders were recommending against a full withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan, ...

Asset quality headwinds to impact retail NBFC net earnings

New Delhi [India], April 17 (ANI): The growth in assets under management (AUMs) of retail non-banking financial company (retail NBFC) ...

Pirates look to continue success vs. Brewers

It's doubtful anyone is bringing back the old-time refrain of "Break up the Bucs" -- besides, Pittsburgh Pirates management pretty ...

China reluctant to barter J-10C with Iran: Military analyst

Beijing [China], April 17 (ANI): Beijing is hesitant to let Iran have its J-10C lightweight fighter jet in a barter ...

China's economy burgeons in post pandemic: media

© Provided by Xinhua China's economy grew 18.3 percent year on year in the January-March quarter of 2021, as strong ...

JT Brubaker pitches Pirates past host Brewers

Colin Moran and Gregory Polanco homered Friday to back a strong start by JT Brubaker as the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates ...

Schneider Electric Infra appoints Sudhakaran as new MD, CEO

New Delhi [India], Apr 17 (ANI): Schneider Electric Infrastructure Ltd has appointed Sanjay Sudhakaran as Additional Director, Managing Director and ...

Star India retains Pro Kabaddi League media rights

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], April 17 (ANI): Mashal Sports has successfully concluded its media rights auction for five seasons (season 8 ...

Fitch removes positive outlook on Future Retail

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], April 17 (ANI): Fitch Ratings has affirmed Future Retail Ltd's (FRL's) issuer default rating at 'C' and ...

Mindtree reports robust revenue growth of 5.2% q-o-q in USD

Bangalore (Karnataka) [India]/ Warren (New Jersey) [USA], April 17 (ANI/PRNewswire): Mindtree, a global technology services and digital transformation company guiding ...

Playing music as new method for treatment of drug addicts in Afghanistan

© Provided by Xinhua Hundreds of drug addicts have recovered in the Jaghara Treatment Center since its establishment eight years ...

Double-digit growth for Italtile as home improvement gains popularity

JSE-listed bathroom ware retailer Italtile said total retail store sales improved by 18.5% for the nine months to end March ...

Russian stock market shrugs off new US sanctions risks

Key indices on the Moscow Exchange rebounded on Friday, just a day after the US unveiled new anti-Russian sanctions targeting ...

Nigeria Worries About Meeting Vaccination Targets

ABUJA, NIGERIA - Nigerian authorities are stepping up efforts to vaccinate more people against COVID-19 after a slow rollout blamed ...

Asian markets rise after record China growth, Wall St surge

Asian markets rose Friday as record Chinese economic growth reaffirmed the country's strong recovery.Officials in Beijing said the world's second-biggest ...

Dow ends over 34 000 for 1st time on good bank earnings, data

Wall Street stocks shot to fresh records on Thursday following blowout earnings from large banks and strong US labor and ...

China's economy sees record growth after Covid-19 pandemic slump

The Chinese economy has shaken off the aftermath of the coronavirus crisis, expanding at a record pace of 18.3% in ...

Ambassador Lays Out Japan's Summit Priorities

The following is the full text of an interview with Koji Tomita, the Japanese ambassador in Washington, conducted this week ...

Security Issues to Top Biden-Suga Summit Agenda, Says Tokyo's Envoy

WASHINGTON - The need for a stronger U.S.-Japanese alliance and a "free and open" Indo-Pacific region will be top issues ...

US Renews Call for All Nations to Raise Climate Ambitions

WASHINGTON - The United States is renewing a call that all nations including the U.S. and China "must raise their ...

Does US Economic Stimulus Boost the Global Economy

The United States has poured trillions of dollars into its economy during the pandemic, and if President Joe Biden has ...

EU to unveil AI rules to fight Big Brother fears

The EU is set to unveil a proposal to regulate the sprawling field of artificial intelligence next week, with the ...

How Black Lives Matter put slave reparations back on the agenda

The US House of Representatives' Judiciary Committee voted Wednesday to advance a bill that would create a commission to study ...

A page turns in Cuba as Raul Castro makes way for next generation

Raul Castro is due officially to step down from Cuban political life during the country's Communist Party congress that begins ...

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Canadian court upholds agreement with U.S. on refusing asylum seekers

OTTAWA, Canada: A Canadian appeals court has upheld a Canada-U.S. agreement to turn back asylum seekers.The ruling overturned a Canadian ...

Disneyland set to re-start operations, Covid precautions in place

BURBANK, California: Disneyland is set to reopen on April 30 and tickets are now being sold for the first time ...

Brexit trade agreement on track for approval by European Parliament

BRUSSELS, Belgium: Committees of the European Parliament handling relations with Britain have approved the EU-UK post-Brexit trade and cooperation deal, ...

After 20,000 servers hacked, all U.S. agencies ordered to use patches

WASHINGTON D.C.: All U.S. government agencies have been directed to install patches on Microsoft software to prevent hacking into emails.The ...

Take trains, not flights, French parliament to tell travelers

PARIS, France: French lawmakers are expected to approve a ban on any domestic flight that can be covered by train ...

NASA awaits software update before Mars helicopter takes off

ORLANDO, Florida: A software problem has caused NASA to delay the first helicopter flight on Mars.When Perseverance, the Mars rover, ...

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