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 2021-06-16 20:54 

International Business Times

Fourth Stimulus Check Update: Biden Administration Urged To Set Up Automatic Stabilizing Payments...

The Biden Administration has not fully thrown out the idea of providing another round of stimulus checks to Americans, though they also have not committed to actually making them a reality. While many are still hopeful another round of direct payments cou...

 2021-06-16 20:15 

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Biden, Putin Hail Positive Talks, But US Warns On Cyberwar...

Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin sought to cool tensions in the combustible US-Russian relationship at their first summit in Geneva on Wednesday, with the US president saying his Kremlin counterpart doesn't want a new Cold War....

 2021-06-16 19:30 

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Coca-Cola Dissed By Cristiano Ronaldo? Company Loses $4 Billion After Euro 2020 Press Conference...

When one of the world's most recognizable athletes disses your product, it's really not good for business. Beverage maker Coca-Cola (KO) learned that lesson the hard way.During a Euro 2020 news conference Tuesday, football legend Cristiano Ronaldo...

 2021-06-16 18:05 

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Big Tech Critic Takes Lead US Regulatory Spot...

A prominent advocate of breaking up Big Tech firms began her first full day as the head of a key US regulatory agency on Wednesday, ramping up the potential for antitrust enforcement.Lina Khan was sworn in Tuesday as chair of the Federal Trade Commission ...

 2021-06-16 17:56 

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Israel Says Hit By More 'Arson Balloons' After Striking Gaza...

Palestinian militants again launched incendiary balloons from Gaza Wednesday, hours after Israeli strikes in response to earlier cross-border fire attacks, the first flare-up since hundreds were killed in last month's conflict....

 2021-06-16 17:24 

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Putin Says US-Russia Summit 'Constructive'...

A first summit between US President Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart was "constructive4;, Vladimir Putin said Wednesday after the talks in Geneva ended....

 2021-06-16 17:18 

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Iran Ultraconservative Headed For Presidency As Poll Rivals Pull Out...

The field of candidates in Iran's presidential election thinned out Wednesday, two days before the vote in which a victory by ultraconservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi is widely seen as a foregone conclusion.Three of the seven men who had been approved t...

 2021-06-16 16:38 

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EU Chief Signs Off On Spain, Portugal Recovery Plans...

Spain and Portugal became the first EU countries to win Brussels' approval Wednesday for their recovery plans seeking funding from the bloc's multi-billion-euro coronavirus rescue fund."The European Commission has decided to give its green lig...

 2021-06-16 16:05 

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Moscow Protects Hackers Inside Russia: Top US Justice Official...

The Russian government actively harbors hackers and ransomware extortionists operating from inside the country, the US Justice Department's top national security official said Wednesday as the two countries' leaders held talks in Geneva."There...

 2021-06-16 15:46 

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Debt Is Cheap, Now Is The Time For US To Invest: Yellen...

The United States should take advantage of current low borrowing rates to make investments aimed at "unwinding" destructive trends in the economy, including wage inequality, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Wednesday.President Joe Biden's ...

 2021-06-16 14:57 

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Yemen Fishermen Hit Jackpot With Million-dollar Find In Whale's Belly...

For Yemeni fisherman Fares Abdulhakeem and his friends, the day was like any other as they headed out to sea to earn a living in the war-torn country -- until they hit the jackpot in the belly of a whale.Abdulhakeem related how he was among 35 fishermen w...

 2021-06-16 13:55 

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European And US Stocks Hesitant Before Fed Rate Call...

European and US stock markets marked time on Wednesday as investors brace for fresh signals from the US Federal Reserve on its stimulus policy.In afternoon trading, London stocks added 0.2 percent, trimming earlier gains on news of soaring UK inflation.Th...

 2021-06-16 12:51 

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UK's Johnson Warns EU Of 'Steps' Over N.Irish Brexit Trade...

Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned Wednesday he will take "necessary steps" to unilaterally alter Britain's post-Brexit trade terms unless the EU changes the way it is implementing them in Northern Ireland.His comments, the latest salvo in a ...

 2021-06-16 12:47 

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In Portugal, EU Chief Launches Vast Covid Recovery Fund...

European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday gave Portugal the first green light for its recovery plan seeking funding from the bloc's multi-billion-euro coronavirus rescue fund.In visiting Portugal, Von der Leyen began activating the l...

 2021-06-16 12:31 

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Gunman Holds Ex-Girlfriend's Family Hostage For Over 5 Hours; Arrested...

A man in India was arrested for allegedly taking the family of his ex-girlfriend hostage for six hours, demanding they call off her wedding to another person.It took 50 policemen and rescue personnel over five hours to end the crisis. The harrowing incide...

 2021-06-16 12:21 

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New Jersey Teen Hailed Hero After Saving Sister From Wild Fox Attack...

A New Jersey teen was hailed a hero for saving his little sister from a wild fox by punching it.The fox had reportedly attacked the young girl and latched itself onto her leg. Matthew Nielsen, the brother of the girl, told ABC owned-and-operated WPVI, ...

 2021-06-16 12:15 

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Field Narrows As Sanctions-hit Iran Elects President...

The candidate field thinned out Wednesday for Iran's presidential election in two days, in which a victory by ultraconservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi is widely seen as a foregone conclusion.Two of the seven men approved to enter the lacklustre election...

 2021-06-16 11:57 

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Biden, Putin Handshake Kicks Off Geneva Summit...

Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin kicked off their summit Wednesday with a handshake outside the Geneva villa where the two presidents plan to confront each other over the worst US-Russia tensions in years.Following an introduction by their host, Swiss Preside...

 2021-06-16 11:31 

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Transfer News: Liverpool Midfielder Dodges Questions About Future, Will Decide After Euro 2020...

Xherdan Shaqiri prefers to focus on Euro 2020 and then address his future afterwards.The Swiss footballer made this clear when he was quizzed on what the future holds during a press conference ahead of Switzerland's Euro 2020 clash with Italy."At ...

 2021-06-16 11:01 

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High Nigeria Food Costs Push 7 Million Into Poverty: World Bank...

High inflation driven by soaring food prices has pushed seven million Nigerians into poverty, the World Bank said.In a new report, it commended Nigeria for buttressing its economy from fallout from the coronavirus pandemic but called for urgent measures t...

 2021-06-16 10:46 

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Protests, Strikes In Greece Over Disputed Labour Law...

Greece was hit by strikes Wednesday for the second time in a week ahead of street protests over a controversial labour reform expected to be approved by parliament later in the day.No ferry services to Greek tourist islands were available and urban transp...

 2021-06-16 10:32 

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Size Matters At Putin-Biden Summit Venue...

The Swiss venue for the US-Russia summit is appropriate not only for its neutrality and grandeur -- it has the added bonus of being perfectly divisible, giving both camps an equal number of rooms and no chance for one-upmanship, a protocol point-person sa...

 2021-06-16 10:20 

International Business Times

How To Sustain A Post-COVID Recovery? Support Supply Chain Cash-Flow...

Nearly 70 years of post-war stability provided the foundation for the supply chains we know today. Like highly tuned race-cars, these complex ecosystems are optimized for performance in familiar and predictable conditions. Then COVID-19 hit and the impact...

 2021-06-16 08:11 

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Biden, Putin Face Off In Tense Geneva Summit...

President Joe Biden and President Vladimir Putin face off Wednesday at a tense Geneva summit, where ghosts of the Cold War will hover over modern-day US concerns about Russian cyber attacks and what the White House sees as a dangerous authoritarian drift....

 2021-06-16 06:19 

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China Blames Minor Fuel Rod Damage For Nuclear Plant Issues...

A handful of damaged fuel rods is behind a build-up of radioactive gases at a nuclear power station in southern China, authorities said Wednesday, describing the problem as "common" with no need for concern.CNN reported earlier this week that the ...

 2021-06-16 06:12 

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Rave On? Not Yet. UK Nightclubs Downbeat At Virus Delay...

Will Paterson's voice echoes around a large dark room at the E1 nightclub, once one of London's biggest party venues but which has not seen a customer for 16 months.The venue, on an industrial estate in the east of the British capital, opened to a...

 2021-06-16 05:28 

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Covid, Conflict And Debt Hinder Ethiopia's Economic Reforms...

Shortly after taking office, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed promised a spectacular overhaul of Ethiopia's tightly-controlled economy: reforms to spur growth, unshackle the country's potential, and lift millions out of poverty.But three years on, with e...

 2021-06-16 04:59 

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Macau Follows Hong Kong In Shuttering Taiwan Office...

Macau said Wednesday it was closing its representative office in Taiwan, following neighbouring Hong Kong which made the same move last month in protest at Taipei's support for pro-democracy activists.Hong Kong and Macau are "semi-autonomous" ...

 2021-06-16 04:46 

International Business Times

What Is RSV? Virus With COVID-Like Symptoms Spreading In Southern US...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued an alert about a virus with symptoms similar to that of COVID-19. It's called respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and authorities have recently witnessed an increase in cases in southern U...

 2021-06-16 04:26 

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Wales Set For Hostile Crowd After France Win And Ronaldo Makes History At Euro 2020...

Wales are readying themselves for a hostile reception when they face Turkey in Baku at Euro 2020 later after Tuesday's action saw world champions France beat Germany and Cristiano Ronaldo become the all-time top European Championship goal-scorer.After...

 2021-06-16 03:32 

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Hopes Languish For Kurdish Refugees In Iraq Watching Iran Vote...

Stuck in Iraq for decades due to a lack of documents, Kurdish refugees from neighbouring Iran are watching elections in the Islamic republic this week with little hope for change.One of them, Behzad Mahmoudi, died after setting himself on fire last month ...

 2021-06-16 03:30 

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60-Year-Old Grandma Allegedly Gang-Raped In Front Of 6-Year-Old Grandson...

Two women in West Bengal, India, have urged the Supreme Court to launch investigations after they were allegedly gang-raped by supporters of the state's ruling political party during the violence that occurred following the March and April Assembly el...

 2021-06-16 03:27 

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North Korea's Kim Admits Food Situation 'Tense'...

Kim Jong Un has admitted that North Korea's food situation is "tense", state media reported Wednesday, sounding the alarm in a country that suffered a devastating famine in the 1990s in which hundreds of thousands died.The impoverished country...

 2021-06-16 03:13 

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Nuclear Reactor Problem A New Headache For Designer And China...

The emergence of problems in a new-generation nuclear reactor in China threatens to undermine efforts by its French designer to sell it elsewhere, and could hurt Beijing's nuclear industry, analysts said.French energy giant EDF and the Chinese governm...

 2021-06-16 03:11 

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Car Bomb Attack At Colombian Military Base Wounds 36...

A car bomb blast inside an army base in the Colombian city of Cucuta wounded 36 people Tuesday, officials said, blaming the attack to ELN guerillas.The initial theory is that members of the National Liberation Army (ELN), the country's last recognized...

 2021-06-16 03:01 

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Hope, Fear, Apathy: Iranian Youths Look To Election...

Iran is gearing up for a presidential election Friday but many young people are more focused on the daily struggle to survive and their dreams for the future.Jobs are scarce in a recession-hit economy battered by sanctions, a crisis exacerbated by the reg...

 2021-06-16 03:00 

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Iran To Elect President Amid Nuclear Talks, Sanctions Pain...

Iranian voters are to elect a new president Friday, with the ultraconservative Ebrahim Raisi expected to replace the moderate Hassan Rouhani after a host of candidates were disqualified.The vote comes at a time when the recession-hit country is in talks w...

 2021-06-16 02:57 

International Business Times

'With Masters Defeated, The Slaves Can't Fight': Taliban Eye Victory After US Exit...

With Afghan troops in retreat and soon to lose vital American air support, Taliban commanders are voicing exuberance about quickly seizing full control of the country and re-establishing their version of an Islamic state.Unprecedented peace talks between ...

 2021-06-16 02:46 

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Geneva Summit Stirs Memories Of 1985 Reagan-Gorbachev Meet...

Wednesday's talks between US President Joe Biden and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin evoke vivid memories of the 1985 Geneva summit, when Cold War rivals Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev met for the very first time.The November weather in the Sw...

 2021-06-16 02:42 

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Biden To Confront Putin In Tense Geneva Summit...

President Joe Biden will draw "red lines" for President Vladimir Putin at a tense Geneva summit on Wednesday, where ghosts of the Cold War will hover over modern-day US concerns that Russia has become a rogue, authoritarian state....

 2021-06-16 02:31 

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South Korea Failing To Tackle Widespread Digital Sex Crimes: HRW...

South Korean authorities are failing to properly tackle the country's widespread digital sex crimes against women, which have a devastating impact on victims, a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report said Wednesday.South Korea is the world's 12th largest...

 2021-06-16 01:33 

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Israel Strikes Gaza In Response To Incendiary Balloons...

Israel carried out air strikes on the Gaza Strip early Wednesday after militants in the Palestinian territory sent incendiary balloons into the south of the country, in the first major conflict between the two sides since a flare-up in May in which hundre...

 2021-06-16 01:31 

International Business Times

'Out There Forever': Canadian Sex Assault Victim Haunted By Online Video...

For years, Rachel had no idea she had been sexually assaulted by her own husband as she lay unconscious. She only made the grim discovery last August when she stumbled across a video of the attack that had been shared all over the internet."It was dev...

 2021-06-16 01:21 

International Business Times

Bitcoin Miners Could Start Migrating To Texas Following China Crackdown...

Bitcoin miners may start migrating to Texas as China continues a severe crackdown on the mining of the cryptocurrency, experts suggest.On May 21, the Chinese government announced its plans to ban the practice of mining and trading Bitcoins in the country,...

 2021-06-16 00:07 

International Business Times

Ronaldo Breaks Euro Goalscoring Record As Portugal Beat Hungary...

Cristiano Ronaldo netted a double to become the European Championship's all-time leading scorer as Portugal struck three times late on to beat a stubborn Hungary 3-0 in their Euro 2020 opener at a packed Puskas Arena on Tuesday.The holders, who appear...

 2021-06-15 23:41 

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Republican Leader Defends Secret Subpoenas, Democrat Blasts Trump's DOJ...

Capitol Hill continues to reel from the recent bombshell report that during the Trump administration, the Justice Department secretly seized phone, email and other records of at least two Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee, as well as aides, re...

 2021-06-15 23:19 

International Business Times

Disgraced Film Producer Harvey Weinstein To Be Extradited From NY To LA To Face Sex Assault Charges...

Disgraced Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein, who is serving a 23-year prison sentence for rape and sexual assault, can be extradited to California to stand trial on additional sexual assault charges, a New York judge ruled Tuesday.Judge Kenneth Cas...

 2021-06-15 22:15 

International Business Times

France Beat Germany As Ronaldo Makes History In Portugal Victory At Euro 2020...

World champions France beat Germany in a blockbuster Euro 2020 clash on Tuesday, after Cristiano Ronaldo became the all-time top European Championship goal-scorer as holders Portugal started their campaign with a 3-0 win over Hungary in Budapest....

 2021-06-15 22:02 

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US Tops 600,000 Covid Deaths, New York And California Drop Curbs...

The US death toll from Covid-19 surpassed 600,000 on Tuesday, although officials hailed progress towards a return to normality as its world-leading vaccination program promised to turn the page on one of the worst health crises in American history.The Uni...

 2021-06-15 20:40 

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Crayfish Take More Risks While On Antidepressants, Study Shows...

Crayfish exposed to antidepressants via contaminated water behave more "boldly," emerging from hiding quicker and spending longer looking for food, a study said Tuesday.The paper, published in the journal Ecosphere, highlights the unintended impac...

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