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Shocked patient charged $40 ‘for crying’ during doctor’s appointment
A photo of the bill went viral with more than 54,000 retweets and 425,000 likes, plus thousands of comments from people expressing their shock.
UK inflation soars to 9%, the highest level in more than 40 years
Headline CPI rate fuelled by increase in household energy bills plus rising food and transport costs
EU hits back after UK moves to change post-Brexit trade rules
The EU has threatened to use "all the measures at its disposal" after the United Kingdom signaled it would introduce legislation to change the post-Brexit status of Northern Ireland.
UAE President receives foreign leaders for the second day
Leaders and heads of state from all around the world continue arriving in Abu Dhabi for the second day on Sunday to pay their respects following the death of Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed and on the occasion of the election of Sheikh Mohammed...
The Russian bank, the Bruce Willis ad and the $900m sanctions battle
Ministers warned that millions owed after alleged fraud by ex bosses of National Bank Trust could help fund Putin’s war effort
Boris Johnson to travel to UAE as it names Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan as new president
The prime minister will travel to the Gulf state on Sunday to pay his respects to Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan, Downing Street has said. Sheikh Mohamed had been serving as the UAE's de facto president since his half-brother Sheikh ...
World's biggest contract catering company Compass sees 'significant new business opportunities' ahead
Before COVID-19 struck, Compass Group was serving 5.5 billion meals a year around the world but, as governments around the world introduced lockdowns, it faced a calamitous collapse in business as workers and students were sent home.
PM to reveal plans to revive struggling town centres in Queen's Speech
Councils would be given extra powers to help rid high streets of derelict shopfronts and restore "neighbourhood pride".
Inflation, not abortion, is the likely key issue in US midterms
Some women voters in Phoenix suburbs say they are more concerned about the cost of living than abortion rights.
More than 2m adults in UK cannot afford to eat every day, survey finds
One in seven adults estimated to be food-insecure, up 57% from January, owing to rising cost of living
After handing the strategic company to China, Boris Johnson finally joins lobbying for UK chip designer Arm to list in London
Government fears damage of losing out to New York in battle to attract tech floatations, after losing it previously to China.
BP profits double to $6.2bn, fuelling calls for energy windfall tax
Results are ‘obscene’, say unions, after soaring oil and gas prices help company to beat forecasts
Pfizer accused of Covid profiteering as first-quarter sales hit $26bn
Pharma firm criticised over pricing and for keeping monopoly control over vaccine and new Paxlovid pill
DeSantis calls Biden's 'Disinformation' board a 'Ministry of Truth'
'You cannot have a Ministry of Truth in this country. We're not going to let Biden get away with this one. So we will be fighting back,' the Republican said on Friday at a news conference.
Greta Thunberg doesn’t want you to talk about her anymore
The Swedish activist has a new message: Don’t just listen to the science, listen to the most vulnerable.
National debt interest payments rise to record £70bn
Despite public finances improving last year, 2021 still ranked as the third highest year ever for government borrowing.
Rupert Murdoch Launches Channel With Trump Trashing Harry And Meghan
The network will start airing at 7:00 pm (1800 GMT) and, after an opening hour of news and discussion, will feature outspoken journalist Piers Morgan interviewing Trump for the show "Uncensored".
The big idea: can social media change the course of war?
What we see online can have real world effects, for good or ill
Indian politician arrested for anti-Modi tweet. Yes, the same Modi that Boris Johnson, Rishi&Priti aligns with…
A state lawmaker in India was arrested for criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter, raising concerns over freedom of speech in the world’s largest fake-democracy.
Johnson vows to stop UK exports to India ending up in Russia
PM says he will close loopholes that allow components to be smuggled via India for use by Russian military
The sky-high cost of returning to the office
After two years of remote work, spending a day in the office can be a shock to the wallet – and rising costs are making it worse.
Oil prices fall 5% after IMF cuts growth outlook
Oil prices were down about 5% in volatile trading on Tuesday on demand concerns after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut its economic growth forecasts and warned of higher inflation.
UK and Kurdish leaders discuss energy exports to replace Russian oil and gas
Kurdish Prime Minister Masrour Barzani spoke with British leader Boris Johnson about his desire to export energy to Europe and reduce reliance on Russian oil and gas.
Biden price hikes: The war in Ukraine is creating a massive grain shortage
As Wheat Prices Rally, We May See Food Shortages And Even Civil Unrest. And it is likely that as long as Biden continues to push Zelenskyy to insist on violating the 15 years Russia-Ukraine status quo by placing NATO weapons on the Ukrai...
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