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Lawmaker Says Iran Nuclear Talks To Resume, EU Yet To Confirm
The Vienna talks aimed at reviving the nuclear deal were suspended in June, when Iran elected ultraconservative Ebrahim Raisi as president.
White House holds counter-ransomware event with 30 countries as payments spike
The White House held a virtual event this week to combat ransomware, as global economic losses mount. Russia and North Korea were conspicuously absent from the meeting.
Did The Saudi Royal Family Really Give Jared Kushner These Expensive Gifts?
The New York Times revealed on October 11, 2021 that Trump's son-in-law accepted gifts from the royal family of Saudi Arabia totaling $47,920.
"Can't Afford To Fail": EU Diplomacy Chief "Ready" To Meet Iran On Nuclear Deal
On Iran nuclear deal talks, European Union's diplomatic chief Josep Borrell said, "I'm ready, I'm ready to do that."
Bill Clinton's Health "On The Mend" After Hospitalisation With Non-Covid Infection
Former US President Bill Clinton was responding well at the UCI Medical Center in Irvine, south of Los Angeles, according to doctors.
ByteDance valuation reaches US$400 billion in anonymous online trades
Anonymous sellers trading on 36Kr have valued ByteDance by as much as US$450 billion this year, while the company’s current buy-back scheme values the TikTok owner at just US$200 billion.
Facebook promotes hate to make money, whistleblower claims
The social media giant knows hate speech is a problem. It also knows it's profitable, a former employee claimed on Sunday.
US Agency Submits Initial Recommendations On App Data Security To White House
The order directed Commerce to make recommendations to protect US data acquired or accessible by companies controlled by foreign adversaries.
Donald Trump Nears $370 Million Deal To Sell Washington Hotel: Report
The Trump International Hotel in Washington DC was a social hub for leading Republicans during Donald Trump's presidency from 2017 till 2021.
German Chancellor Bids Farewell To Israel After 16 Years Of Support
It is Angela Merkel's eighth and final visit to Israel as German chancellor, as she prepares to retire from politics.
Iran Has 120 Kg Of 20%-Enriched Uranium: Atomic Agency
"We have passed 120 kilogrammes," said Mohammad Eslami, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran. "We have more than that figure.
The silence of Donald Trump: how Twitter’s ban is cramping his style
The former president used to have a direct line to 8 million followers – now he’s suing to get back on the platform he made his own
SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: What Really Happened in Wuhan
This Sky News Australia special investigation into the origins of COVID-19 reveals what really happened in Wuhan in the early days of the pandemic.
In a first, Dubai to host Miss Universe UAE contest in November
The official winner of Miss Universe UAE will advance to the international stage, the 70th edition of the Miss Universe, to be held in Israel in December, 2021.
US Now Has "Weak" Government , May End Up In "War" With China: Trump
The relations between China and the US are at an all time low. The two countries are currently engaged in a bitter confrontation over various issues,
US Reveals Nuclear Bomb Numbers After Trump Blackout
As of September 30, 2020, the US military maintained 3,750 active and inactive nuclear warheads, down by 55 from a year earlier and by 72 from the same date in 2017.
Facebook "Operating In The Shadows", Says Whistleblower To US Lawmakers
During a Senate Commerce subcommittee hearing, whistleblower Frances Haugen called for transparency about how Facebook entices users to extend their stay on the site, giving them ample opportunity to advertise to them.
Facebook Pushed For Higher Profits, Cavalier Over Safety
Frances Haugen, a former product manager on Facebook's civic misinformation team, said the social media giant keeps its algorithms and operations a secret.
Will Iraq's election expose US-Saudi endorsement of Sadr's drive to impose a prime minister?
Despite US President Joe Biden's scathing criticism of his predecessor's policies in Iraq and Afghanistan, he has not shied away from implementing them.
US To Have "Frank Conversations" With China On Trade
"China made commitments intended to benefit certain American industries, including agriculture, that we must enforce," US Trade Representative said
Facebook Says "Ludicrous" To Say It Fueled US Capitol Riot
According to the Times, Facebook's vice president of policy and global affairs Nick Clegg in his internal memo wrote that the whistleblower will insist the problems stemmed from Facebook's 2018 decision to change its News Feed to emphasi...
IMF boss Kristalina Georgieva ‘faces coup plot’
Renowned economist Joseph Stiglitz says chief is victim of conservative ‘hatchet job’ using unfair report to discredit her
"My Body, My Choice": Protests For Abortion Rights Hits US Streets
The fight over the procedure in US has become even more intense since Texas adopted a law on September 1 banning almost all abortions.
Donald Trump Goes To Court To Get His Twitter Account Back
Twitter and other social media banned Donald Trump from their platforms after a mob of pro-Trump supporters assaulted the US Congress building on January 6.
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