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Your front row seat at Paris Fashion Week

7 hours 37 min ago
While the novel coronavirus was the talk of the town in Paris during the womenswear shows this time last year, nobody could have predicted that it would continue to define fashion's seasonal calendar twelve months later.

China sets GDP target of more than 6% in 2021

8 hours 44 min ago
China bucked the global recession in 2020, and in doing so narrowed the economic gap with the United States. Now it says it needs to pick up the pace this year.

COVAX offers hope of vaccine equality with roll out across Africa

Fri, 03/05/2021 - 02:18
When Covid-19 vaccinations arrived in Kenya for the very first time this week, the country's health minister likened them to critical weapons of defense.

See Jupiter and Mercury align in the sky and an asteroid flyby this weekend

Thu, 03/04/2021 - 22:33
The solar system's largest and smallest planets will be in alignment this Friday.

17,000 earthquakes hit Iceland in the past week. An eruption could be imminent

Thu, 03/04/2021 - 10:41
Even for a volcanic island accustomed to the occasional tremor, this has been an unusual week for Iceland. According to the Icelandic Meteorological Office, around 17,000 earthquakes have hit the southwestern region of Reykjanes over the past week.

Germany's far-right party is first to be put under government surveillance since Nazi era

Thu, 03/04/2021 - 10:09
Germany's BfV domestic intelligence service has formally placed the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) under surveillance on suspicion of trying to undermine Germany's democratic constitution, a person briefed on the move said on Wednesday.

South Korea's first transgender soldier found dead

Thu, 03/04/2021 - 04:30
South Korea's first transgender soldier, who was discharged from the military last year for having gender reassignment surgery, was found dead in her home on Wednesday, authorities said.

Analysis: Biden's union promises, and an interview with Hungary's Klubradio

Thu, 03/04/2021 - 00:48
On election eve, Joe Biden promised to be the "most pro-union president you've ever seen." On Sunday night, he took a step toward that, issuing an unusual presidential video backing the right to unionize of workers at an Amazon plant in Alabama, and implicitly warning the online retail giant not to interfere. "Let me be clear: It's not up to me to decide whether anyone should join a union," Biden said. "But let me be even more clear: It's not up to an employer to decide that, either."

Fight erupts over Myanmar's seat at UN

Wed, 03/03/2021 - 20:51
The fight for control of Myanmar has now officially arrived at the United Nations.

This piercing chain thinks it has found a new way to get people through mall doors

Wed, 03/03/2021 - 19:45
Consumers typically have flocked to malls because they're a one-stop shop for everything from socks to sofa sets. Now, one of the biggest mall jewelers in the United States is giving some folks the chance to cross another item off their shopping lists.