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Lee Jae Yong: Samsung heir gets prison term for bribery scandal
Lee Jae Yong: Samsung heir gets prison term for bribery scandal
  • US
  • 2021-01-18 06:53:53Z

A South Korean court sentenced Lee Jae Yong to two and a half years in prison.

Samsung heir Lee returns to familiar prison after ruling
Samsung heir Lee returns to familiar prison after ruling

After a judge handed down a 30-month sentence for bribery and other charges, Samsung Electronics vice chairman Jay Y. Lee is expected to return to the same...

Startups at CES showed how tech can help elderly people and their caregivers
Startups at CES showed how tech can help elderly people and their caregivers

The COVID-19 pandemic shined a harsh spotlight on the challenges many elderly people face. Older adults are among the highest-risk groups for developing...

Dramatic drop in Saudi executions after laws changed in 2020
  • World
  • 2021-01-18 06:41:07Z

Saudi Arabia, for years one of the world's most prolific executioners, dramatically reduced the number of people put to death last year, following changes...

Signal and Telegram are also growing in China - for now
Signal and Telegram are also growing in China - for now

As fears over WhatsApp's privacy policies send millions of users in the West to Signal and Telegram, the two encrypted apps are also seeing a slight user...

Israeli jets hit Hamas targets in Gaza after rockets fired
  • World
  • 2021-01-18 06:20:20Z

Israeli military aircraft struck targets in the Gaza Strip early on Monday in response to two rockets fired from the Palestinian territory, the military said...

Harris prepares for central role in Biden
Harris prepares for central role in Biden's White House
  • World
  • 2021-01-18 05:52:26Z

Kamala Harris will make history on Wednesday when she becomes the nation's first female vice president - and the first Black woman and the first woman of...

SKorean court gives Samsung scion prison term over bribery
SKorean court gives Samsung scion prison term over bribery

Billionaire Samsung scion Lee Jae-yong was sent back to prison on Monday after a South Korean court sentenced him to two and a half years over his...

A new coronavirus variant has been tied to at least 90 infections in a deadly outbreak at a medical center in San Jose, California
A new coronavirus variant has been tied to at least 90 infections in a deadly outbreak at a medical center in San Jose, California

The variant, L452R, is different than another, more transmissible variant that was initially discovered in the UK.

What Biden can and can
What Biden can and can't get from an evenly divided Senate

So what does a 50-50 Senate get President-elect Joe Biden? Washington has barely had time to process the implications of Democratic control after two...

Australia unlikely to fully reopen border in 2021, says top official
Australia unlikely to fully reopen border in 2021, says top official

The border closure is likely to remain even with widespread vaccinations, a top official says.

'Rooting hard for you': Will departure notes end with Trump?
  • World
  • 2021-01-18 05:35:56Z

As he was preparing to leave the White House in January 1989, President Ronald Reagan wanted to leave a note for his successor, George H.W. Bush, and reached...

Joe Biden pledges to address pay, systemic racism:
Joe Biden pledges to address pay, systemic racism: 'Black and Latino unemployment gap remains too large'

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pursuit was for racial and economic justice. Joe Biden has pledged to bridge racial gaps in pay and lending for Blacks.

12 workers trapped week ago in China mine blast are alive
12 workers trapped week ago in China mine blast are alive
  • US
  • 2021-01-18 05:24:49Z

Chinese state media say 12 out of 22 workers trapped for a week by an explosion in a gold mine are alive, as hundreds of rescuers seek to bring them to...

French energy group Total buys 20% stake in Adani Green Energy
French energy group Total buys 20% stake in Adani Green Energy

French oil and energy group Total has agreed to buy a 20% minority stake in India's Adani Green Energy Limited (AGEL) from Adani Group, as Total builds up...

India
India's Reliance to embed e-commerce app into WhatsApp within six months - Mint
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  • 2021-01-18 05:13:18Z

Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries plans to embed its ecommerce app JioMart into WhatsApp within six months, financial daily Mint reported https://bit.ly...

China's Kuaishou to open books for $5 billion Hong Kong IPO next week - sources
  • US
  • 2021-01-18 05:01:55Z

Chinese online short video company Kuaishou will open the books for its Hong Kong initial public offering to raise at least $5 billion next Monday in the...

Moon urges Biden to learn from Trump
Moon urges Biden to learn from Trump's N. Korea diplomacy
  • US
  • 2021-01-18 04:59:31Z

South Korea's president on Monday urged the incoming Biden administration to build upon the achievements and learn from the failures of President Donald...

South Korea
South Korea's Moon urges Biden admin to follow up on Kim, Trump summit

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Monday that U.S. President-elect Joe Biden should hold talks with North Korea to build on progress that President ...

Global Markets: Asia shares pare losses as China economy rebounds
Global Markets: Asia shares pare losses as China economy rebounds

Asian shares pared early losses on Monday as data confirmed China's economy had bounced back last quarter as factory output jumped, helping partially offset ...

Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt's Fuller invited to attend Biden inauguration

Fuller, who is a goalkeeper for Vanderbilt University women's soccer team, said it was an honour to be invited to one of "America's greatest traditions...

FBI investigating whether woman stole laptop from Pelosi
FBI investigating whether woman stole laptop from Pelosi's office to sell it to Russia
  • US
  • 2021-01-18 04:27:17Z

The Pennsylvania woman was seen in footage near Pelosi's office Jan. 6.

Gold recovers as U.S. stimulus prospects offset firm dollar
Gold recovers as U.S. stimulus prospects offset firm dollar

Gold prices firmed on Monday, as prospects of a massive U.S. coronavirus relief aid outweighed a stronger dollar and lifted bullion's appeal as an inflation ...

Asia Today: Philippine cases hit 500K amid vaccine struggles
Asia Today: Philippine cases hit 500K amid vaccine struggles

Coronavirus infections in the Philippines have surged past 500,000 in a new bleak milestone with the government facing criticism for failing to immediately...

Photos: Nationwide protests of Trump supporters fail to materialize
Photos: Nationwide protests of Trump supporters fail to materialize

Security remained tight around state houses throughout the country as fears of major protests by armed, far-right supporters of President Trump outside the...

Lindsey Graham asked Chuck Schumer, the next Senate majority leader, to dismiss a Trump impeachment trial in the name of
Lindsey Graham asked Chuck Schumer, the next Senate majority leader, to dismiss a Trump impeachment trial in the name of 'national healing'

The South Carolina Republican said if the trial is not dismissed "we will be delaying indefinitely, if not forever, the healing of this great nation."

Man lived inside Chicago
Man lived inside Chicago's O'Hare airport for 3 months before detection, prosecutors say
  • US
  • 2021-01-18 03:57:00Z

CHICAGO - A California man who police said claimed to be too afraid to fly due to COVID-19 hid out for three months in a secured area of O'Hare International...

Covid-19: China
Covid-19: China's economy grows in fourth quarter, bucking global trend

China's economy grew at 2.3% for the year, making it the only major economy to see growth last year.

New Mexico official arrested after allegedly leading Capitol rioters in prayer
New Mexico official arrested after allegedly leading Capitol rioters in prayer
  • US
  • 2021-01-18 03:38:58Z

Couy Griffin, a county commissioner in New Mexico, planned to return to the Capitol with guns on Jan. 20, the FBI said.

China environmental groups slam plan to dam key lake on Yangtze river
China environmental groups slam plan to dam key lake on Yangtze river
  • US
  • 2021-01-18 03:36:38Z

Chinese conservationists have slated a plan to dam a key flood outlet for the Yangtze river, the Poyang lake, fearing a hammer blow for an already fragile...

Most Asia stocks down after gains, China growth beats expectations
Most Asia stocks down after gains, China growth beats expectations

Most markets fell Monday as investors took a breather following a recent rally, though Hong Kong and Shanghai enjoyed gains after data showed China's economy...

Asian shares mostly lower, China gains on GDP rebound
Asian shares mostly lower, China gains on GDP rebound
  • US
  • 2021-01-18 03:25:33Z

Shares fell Monday across most of Asia following a retreat on Wall Street, but benchmarks in Hong Kong and Shanghai rose after data showed the Chinese...

Migrant caravan: Guatemala blocks thousands bound for US
Migrant caravan: Guatemala blocks thousands bound for US

Security forces block a caravan of thousands that could pose an early test for the Biden White House.

China GDP grows at slowest pace in more than four decades in 2020
China GDP grows at slowest pace in more than four decades in 2020

China's GDP grew at the slowest pace in more than four decades in 2020, official data showed Monday, but it was still expected to be the only major economy...

Trapped Chinese miners
Trapped Chinese miners' note sparks hopes for rescue

Rescuers say at least 12 workers are alive a week after an explosion blocked the mine's exit.

Oil drops 1% as rising coronavirus cases end supply-led rally
Oil drops 1% as rising coronavirus cases end supply-led rally

Oil prices fell on Monday, extending losses that last week ended a rally driven by production cuts and strong Chinese demand, with the market's recovery...

Phil Spector
Phil Spector's death resurrects mixed reaction from skeptics
  • US
  • 2021-01-18 02:49:09Z

Phil Spector was viewed as a man with two distinct personas: The late music producer was regarded as a rock 'n' roll genius who elevated the genre with his "...

Covid: Brazil approves and rolls out AstraZeneca and Sinovac vaccines
Covid: Brazil approves and rolls out AstraZeneca and Sinovac vaccines

A nurse receives the first jab, after months of delay and political discord over the programme.

Federal prisons will be on lockdown as a security measure ahead of Biden
Federal prisons will be on lockdown as a security measure ahead of Biden's Inauguration

Cities and states are bracing for more civil unrest and ramping up security ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration.

FBI vetting Guard troops in DC amid fears of insider attack
FBI vetting Guard troops in DC amid fears of insider attack
  • World
  • 2021-01-18 02:34:34Z

U.S. defense officials say they are worried about an insider attack or other threat from service members involved in securing President-elect Joe Biden's...

China
China's economy picks up speed in fourth quarter, ends 2020 in solid position after COVID-19 shock
  • US
  • 2021-01-18 02:32:43Z

China's economy picked up speed in the fourth quarter, with growth beating expectations as it ended a rough coronavirus-striken 2020 in remarkably good shape...

China
China's economy picks up speed in fourth quarter, ends 2020 in solid position after COVID-19 shock

China's economy picked up speed in the fourth quarter, with growth beating expectations as it ended a rough coronavirus-striken 2020 in remarkably good shape...

China reports 109 new COVID-19 cases as infections persist in northeast
China reports 109 new COVID-19 cases as infections persist in northeast

China reported more than 100 new COVID-19 cases for the sixth consecutive day, with rising infections in the northeast fuelling concerns of another national ...

Suez receives Ardian-GIP proposal as it fights off Veolia takeover
Suez receives Ardian-GIP proposal as it fights off Veolia takeover

French water management company Suez received an acquisition offer Sunday from investment firms Ardian and GIP as it fights off a bid from arch-rival Veolia.

Capitol Rioters Keep Outing Themselves on Social Media
Capitol Rioters Keep Outing Themselves on Social Media

GettyA fresh cohort of pro-Trump rioters involved in the Jan. 6 sacking of the U.S. Capitol have been arrested, many of whom were largely undone by their own...

China reports 109 new COVID-19 cases as infections persist in northeast
China reports 109 new COVID-19 cases as infections persist in northeast
  • US
  • 2021-01-18 01:32:37Z

China reported more than 100 new COVID-19 cases for the sixth consecutive day, with rising infections in the northeast fuelling concerns of another national ...

US in Somalia:
US in Somalia: 'We still need the Americans for security'
  • World
  • 2021-01-18 01:22:30Z

A partial withdrawal of US troops from Somalia is coming at a critical time for the country.

Brexit:
Brexit: 'Putting UK, not GB, delayed my fish for 24 hours'

New trading rules are causing problems for some firms, creating backlogs and uncertainty.

Big Oil
Big Oil's flagship plastic waste project sinks on the Ganges

It is all that is left of a programme, funded by some of the world's biggest oil and chemical companies, that they said could solve a runaway ocean plastic...

Capitol riots: Are US militia groups becoming more active?
Capitol riots: Are US militia groups becoming more active?

Following the events at the US Capitol, there are concerns about the activity of militia groups.

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