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 2021-03-04 08:50 

AP

Thailand probes Facebook's removal of army-linked accounts...

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha says he has assigned the Royal Thai Army to investigate after Facebook Inc. removed 185 accounts and groups allegedly engaged in an......

 2021-03-04 08:49 

AP

UK and 4 nations to fast-track modified COVID-19 vaccines...

LONDON (AP) — Regulators in the U.K. and four other countries plan to fast-track the development of modified COVID-19 vaccines to ensure that drugmakers are able to move swiftly in targeting......

 2021-03-04 08:41 

AP

Some Belgians shout: 'King! Tear down your garden walls!'...

BRUSSELS (AP) — The people of Brussels are craving open spaces in this time of pandemic restrictions, often ending up in overcrowded city parks where social distancing is impossible. Yet one......

 2021-03-04 08:34 

UPI

Mississippi passes bill to ban transgender youth from women's sports...

Mississippi state lawmakers passed legislation to ban transgender athletes from competing in women's sports, making the bill the first of its kind to be sent to a governor's desk this year....

 2021-03-04 08:27 

UPI

Report: Signs of activity at North Korea's Yongbyon nuclear facility...

Commercial satellite imagery shows activity at North Korea's Yongbyon nuclear facility in possible preparation to extract plutonium for nuclear weapons, according to website 38 North....

 2021-03-04 08:14 

AP

Big Ten this week: No. 2 Michigan, Michigan State play twice...

A look at the upcoming week around Big Ten basketball:GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 2 Michigan and Michigan State will meet twice in four days, Thursday and Sunday. The rivals will close the......

 2021-03-04 08:09 

AP

Female owners encourage young women to pursue football path...

It took Sheila Ford Hamp about one second to respond when asked about the potential for women in key roles in the NFL."The sky is the limit for anything females want to do," said Hamp, the......

 2021-03-04 08:05 

AP

Asian shares track Wall St decline as bond yields rebound...

Asian shares fell Thursday, tracking a decline on Wall Street as another rise in bond yields rattled investors who worry that higher inflation may prompt central banks to raise ultra-low interest......

 2021-03-04 08:05 

UPI

Study reveals blood type may increase risk for COVID-19 infection...

A study provides further evidence that people with certain blood types may be more likely to contract COVID-19 -- specifically, the coronavirus is particularly attracted to the blood group A antigen on respiratory cells....

 2021-03-04 08:00 

UPI

Kelly Marie Tran, Daniel Dae Kim, Awkwafina made 'Raya and the Last Dragon' from home...

'Raya and the Last Dragon' voice actors describe how they each recorded their parts in the Disney animated movie remotely from their homes over Zoom....

 2021-03-04 08:00 

UPI

Famous birthdays for March 4: Steven Weber, Patricia Heaton...

Actor Steven Weber turns 60 and actor Patricia Heaton turns 63, among the famous birthdays for March 4....

 2021-03-04 08:00 

UPI

NASA, Japanese astronauts plan spacewalk Friday...

Astronauts Kate Rubins and Soichi Noguchi are scheduled to conduct the 236th spacewalk in International Space Station history Friday starting about 7 a.m. EST....

 2021-03-04 07:58 

Reuters

Hungary reports 3-month-high 6,278 daily COVID-19 cases...

Hungary reported 6,278 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, its highest daily tally in three months, while the number of deaths also increased sharply to 152, government data showed. (Reporting by Anita Komuves and Gergely Szakacs; editing by John Stonestreet)...

 2021-03-04 07:56 

Reuters

Northern Irish loyalist paramilitaries withdraw support for 1998 peace deal: Belfast Telegraph...

Northern Irish loyalist paramilitary organisations told British Prime Minister Boris Johnson they are temporarily withdrawing support for the 1998 peace agreement due to concerns over the Brexit deal, the Belfast Telegraph reported....

 2021-03-04 07:56 

Reuters

UPDATE 2-Sweden's Nordax bids $2.1 bln for Bank Norwegian parent...

Sweden's Nordax Bank offered on Thursday to buy Oslo-listed Norwegian Finans Holding, the owner of Bank Norwegian, in a cash transaction valued at 17.8 billion Norwegian crowns ($2.10 billion)....

 2021-03-04 07:54 

Reuters

Pakistan suspends flagship cricket tournament after COVID-19 cases among teams...

Pakistan is suspending its flagship cricket tournament that started last month after seven team personnel tested positive for COVID-19, the cricket board said in a statement on Thursday....

 2021-03-04 07:54 

Reuters

EU finance chief says UK N.Ireland move a breach of trust...

The European Union's finance chief said Britain's decision to make unilateral changes to Northern Irish Brexit arrangements raised questions over whether it can be trusted in future trade negotiations with any partner....

 2021-03-04 07:52 

Reuters

Deliveroo picks London for IPO in boost to financial hub...

Deliveroo will list its shares in London as part of an initial public offering, the British food delivery company said on Thursday, paving the way for what could be the biggest new share issue the financial hub has seen in three years....

 2021-03-04 07:50 

Reuters

Philippine food maker Monde Nissin files for up to $1.3 bln IPO...

The Philippines' Monde Nissin Corp, maker of ubiquitous Lucky Me! instant noodles, on Thursday filed for an up to 63 billion peso ($1.3 billion) initial public offering (IPO), in what is set to be the country's largest-ever listing....

 2021-03-04 07:50 

Reuters

Hyundai Motor cuts fourth-quarter operating profit, cites costs including Kona EV recall...

South Korea's Hyundai Motor Co lowered its fourth-quarter operating profit to 1.3 trillion won ($1.16 billion) on Thursday, from the previously reported 1.6 trillion won, to reflect quality costs including the Kona EV recall....

 2021-03-04 07:49 

Reuters

UPDATE 1-Sberbank posts 10% profit fall, hit by bad debt provisions...

Russia's largest bank Sberbank missed its pre-pandemic profit target with a 10% decline in 2020 net profit but said that efforts to contain costs supported profitability....

 2021-03-04 07:48 

Reuters

PRECIOUS-Gold prices off 9-month low, but pressured by rising bond yields...

* Gold undeniably on a bearish trend - analyst * Powell's comments at virtual Jobs Summit eyed * Holdings of SPDR Gold fall to lowest since May (Adds analyst comments, updates prices) By Sumita Layek March 4 (Reuters) - Gold prices rose on Thursday, r...

 2021-03-04 07:46 

Reuters

Hong Kong dropped from Economic Freedom Index as policies 'controlled from Beijing'...

Hong Kong has been excluded from the Heritage Foundation's Index of Economic Freedom because its economic policies are controlled from Beijing, the Washington-based think tank said, removing Hong Kong from a list it topped for 25 years up to 2019....

 2021-03-04 07:46 

Reuters

EU regulators approve $24 bln French scheme to help virus-hit companies...

EU competition enforcers on Thursday cleared a 20-billion-euro ($24 billion) French scheme to help virus-hit companies via loans, subordinated debt....

 2021-03-04 07:45 

Reuters

Northern Irish loyalist paramilitaries withdraw support for 1998 peace deal - Belfast Telegraph...

Northern Irish loyalist paramilitary organisations told British Prime Minister Boris Johnson they are temporarily withdrawing support for the 1998 peace agreement due to concerns over the Brexit deal, the Belfast Telegraph reported....

 2021-03-04 07:43 

Reuters

Dozens of African migrants thrown overboard by smugglers and feared dead -IOM...

Dozens of African migrants are feared to have died on Wednesday after smugglers threw them overboard off Djibouti as they were en route to Yemen, hoping to enter Saudi Arabia to find work....

 2021-03-04 07:43 

Reuters

Ladbrokes owner holds off on dividend even as profit jumps...

Ladbrokes owner Entain said COVID-19 uncertainties kept it from declaring a dividend despite a jump in 2020 earnings and that it was expecting online volumes to ease when shops re-open after surging during lockdowns....

 2021-03-04 07:42 

Reuters

UPDATE 1-UK homebuilder Vistry sees 2021 profit boost, resumes dividend...

March 4 - Homebuilder Vistry Group on Thursday forecast 2021 profit to more than double and resumed its dividend, as the housing sector received a fillip from a property tax break extension and other incentives announced in the UK budget....

 2021-03-04 07:41 

Reuters

South Africa's information regulator says WhatsApp cannot share users' contact information...

Facebook Inc cannot share any contact information it collects from WhatsApp users in South Africa with its other properties without first obtaining authorisation from the country's Information Regulator (IR), the agency said on Wednesday....

 2021-03-04 07:40 

AP

Ahead of Pope visit, survivor recalls Iraq church massacre...

BAGHDAD (AP) — It began like any other Sunday in the Our Lady of Salvation Church in Baghdad for worshipper Louis Climis. That day nearly 11 years ago would end with blood-stained pews, anguish......

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