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King Charles state visit to France postponed amid violent pension protests

World - Fri, 03/24/2023 - 14:42
King Charles's state visit to France has been postponed amid planned protests planned next week over the French government's controversial pension reforms.

Netanyahu acted illegally by getting involved in judicial overhaul, says Israel's attorney general

World - Fri, 03/24/2023 - 13:34
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu acted illegally by announcing Thursday that he would involve himself directly in his government's moves to change the country's judicial system, Attorney General Gali Baharav-Miara told him in an open letter Friday.

Huge French pension reform protests give way to fiery overnight clashes

World - Fri, 03/24/2023 - 12:34
More than a million people took to the streets across France on Thursday with protests turning violent in some areas as demonstrators voiced their fury at proposed pension reforms.

Americans are going all-in on cash. That could spell more trouble

World - Fri, 03/24/2023 - 11:48
In the wake of Silicon Valley Bank's collapse and subsequent banking meltdown, cash is king. The turmoil inflicted on financial markets has sent cautious investors running away from volatile markets and toward more liquid alternatives.

It's one of the world's best Chinese restaurants. But it's not in China

World - Fri, 03/24/2023 - 09:14
Inside a dimly lit dining room, chef Tomoya Kawada of Sazenka is drawing a yin-yang diagram on a notepad as he explains his dreams for the distant future.

Israel passes law shielding Netanyahu from being removed amid protests over judicial changes

World - Fri, 03/24/2023 - 07:23
The Israeli parliament on Thursday passed a law that would limit the ways a sitting prime minister can be declared unfit for office as part of a package of bills the government is pushing through in its controversial judicial overhaul.

Claude Lorius: Pioneering French climate change scientist dies aged 91

Science & Nature - Fri, 03/24/2023 - 05:37
His expeditions to Antarctica helped prove that humans were responsible for global warming.

Interpol confirms arrest of crypto fugitive Do Kwon in Montenegro

World - Fri, 03/24/2023 - 03:17
Interpol says a man arrested in Montenegro is Kwon Do-hyeong, also known as Do Kwon, the disgraced founder of a collapsed crypto company who is wanted in South Korea and the United States on fraud and other charges.

Trudeau lays out China approach ahead of Biden meeting

World - Fri, 03/24/2023 - 00:20
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau laid out a three-pronged vision of engagement, competition and confrontation with China in a CNN interview on Thursday, ahead of a much-anticipated meeting with US President Joe Biden in which the two Western leaders are expected to cover a number of security issues.

Portrait of the lives of Faroe Islands' unmarried men

World - Thu, 03/23/2023 - 17:27
In her striking images of the Faroe Islands, a remote archipelago between Iceland and her native Norway, photographer Andrea Gjestvang depicts islanders and livelihoods that are as tough and unforgiving as the windswept landscape.

French airports, schools and oil refineries hit by national strike over pension age increase

World - Thu, 03/23/2023 - 16:40
French transport networks, oil refineries and schools were hit by widespread disruption Thursday as workers staged a national strike to protest an increase in the retirement age that was pushed through parliament without a vote.

Commercial development of gene-edited food now legal in England

Science & Nature - Thu, 03/23/2023 - 15:30
The law has changed to allow the commercial development and sale of gene-edited food in England.

What is gene-edited food and is it safe to eat?

Science & Nature - Thu, 03/23/2023 - 15:19
Gene-edited food can now be developed and sold in England, but not in the rest of the UK.

Five big takeaways from the Fed's extraordinary meeting

World - Thu, 03/23/2023 - 14:37
The Federal Reserve raised interest rates by a quarter percentage point on Wednesday as it attempts to fight stubbornly high inflation while addressing risks to financial stability.

Global markets mixed after US Fed raises rates by a quarter-point

World - Thu, 03/23/2023 - 11:20
European and Asian markets were mixed during Thursday trade as investors digested the decision by the US Federal Reserve to raise its main interest rate by 25 basis points in a bid to bring down inflation.

Swiss central bank says crisis halted as it hikes interest rates

World - Thu, 03/23/2023 - 10:57
Switzerland's banking crisis has been halted, the country's central bank said Thursday as it hiked interest rates for the fourth time in a bid to contain inflation.

What to do with your money now that the Fed just raised rates for the ninth time

World - Thu, 03/23/2023 - 10:31
After two weeks of banking turmoil, the Federal Reserve on Wednesday continued its bid to beat down inflation by raising its key interest rate again, the ninth such hike over the past year.

The story behind this striking new look from F1 driver Lewis Hamilton

World - Thu, 03/23/2023 - 08:49
Lewis Hamilton is putting a new spin on the term "fast fashion." In recent years, the world champion Formula One driver has slowly but surely steered into the world of high fashion — using the racetrack, and accompanying appearances, as his own makeshift runway.

Taiwan recalls ambassador from Honduras, prepares to lose another diplomatic ally to China

World - Thu, 03/23/2023 - 08:39
Taiwan announced Thursday it will recall its ambassador to Honduras as ties between the two worsen, with the Central American nation preparing to switch diplomatic recognition from the self-governing island to China.
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