Marcos Jr. reaffirms US ties in first 100 days of presidency

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has been reaffirming ties with the United States in a key turnaround from the often-hostile demeanor his predecessor displayed...

Iran denies security forces killed 16-year-old, says she fell off roof-Iranian media

DUBAI - Iranian authorities have denied reports security forces killed a 16-year-old girl during protests ignited by the death of a woman in police custody, Iranian media reported on Friday,...

OPEC+ move reignites Americans' top worry ahead of November midterms

By Jason Lange, Joseph Ax and David Morgan WASHINGTON - A production cut by the OPEC+ oil cartel is reigniting U.S. voters' No. 1 fear - high inflation - and handing a potential boost to...

U.S. sets out oil and gas drilling auctions required under new law

- The U.S. Interior Department took initial steps on Thursday toward holding oil and gas drilling auctions in New Mexico, Wyoming and the Gulf of Mexico in the coming months. Terms of the onshore...

U.S. designates Iranian officials over crackdown on protesters, internet shutdown

By Daphne Psaledakis WASHINGTON -The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on seven Iranian officials over the shutdown of internet access and the crackdown on peaceful protesters following...

Belarus hands 4 independent journalists lengthy prison terms

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — A Belarusian court on Thursday sentenced four journalists at country's largest independent news agency to lengthy prison terms on charges widely seen as politically...

Tunisian journalists fear erosion of press freedom

By Tarek Amara TUNIS - Since taking a lead role in criticizing Tunisia's increasingly powerful president, prominent journalist Mohamed Boughalleb has been out of work, part of what he and press...

U.S. IRS identifies 79 tax fugitives in Mexico, neighbors

By David Lawder WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service's Criminal Investigation unit said on Thursday it has located 79 tax evasion fugitives in Mexico, Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala and...

Iranian police deploy at universities as unrest over Mahsa Amini's death churns on

By Parisa Hafezi DUBAI -Iranian security forces deployed at universities in several cities on Wednesday, witnesses said, stepping up efforts to quell more than two weeks of protests ignited by...

Anchorage Digital Expands in Asia with New Institutional Crypto Partners

Crypto fanatic, writer and researcher. Thinks that Blockchain is second to a digital camera on the list of greatest inventions. Mónica stated that Singapore was chosen as a “jump point” into the...

What videos reveal about Iran’s crackdown on protests

Russian court fines TikTok for not deleting LGBT content

A Russian court has fined TikTok for failing to delete LGBT material in what is the country’s latest crackdown on Big Tech companies

Russian court fines TikTok for not deleting LGBT content

A Russian court on Tuesday fined TikTok for failing to delete LGBT material, the country's latest crackdown on Big Tech companies. The Tagansky District Court in Moscow issued the 3 million ruble...

Iran blames US and Israel for street protests

Leader backs security forces after crackdown on demonstrations sees dozens killed

Germany, others in EU plan Iran sanctions over protests clampdown -source

BERLIN -Germany, France, Denmark, Spain, Italy and the Czech Republic have submitted 16 proposals for new European Union sanctions against Iran for its violent crackdown on protests over women's...

Iran lawmakers chant "thank you, police" amid growing public fury over woman's death

DUBAI - Iranian lawmakers chanted "thank you, thank you, police" during a parliament session on Sunday, amid weeks of anti-government protests across Iran following the death of a young woman in...

Sources: Tencent is resetting its M&A strategy, seeking to own majority or even controlling stakes in overseas...

HONG KONG, Oct 1 - Tencent is resetting its M&A strategy to put more focus on buying majority stakes mainly in overseas gaming companies, as the tech giant eyes global expansion to offset slowing...

Tencent shifts focus to majority deals, overseas gaming assets for growth-sources

By Julie Zhu and Josh Ye HONG KONG - Tencent is resetting its M&A strategy to put more focus on buying majority stakes mainly in overseas gaming companies, as the tech giant eyes global expansion...

Hong Kong leader promises revival on China's National Day

BEIJING (AP) — Hong Kong’s leader promised Saturday to revive its struggling economy following a campaign to crush a pro-democracy movement as China's ruling Communist Party marked its 73rd...

Iran arrests Europeans accused of role in unrest

By Parisa Hafezi DUBAI -Iran, which has blamed "foreign enemies" for protests that swept the country after the death of a woman in police custody, has arrested nine European nationals for their...

Tribunal declares Iran committed “crimes against humanity” during crackdown of 2019 protests

Amid nationwide protests against Iran's regime a groundbreaking legal tribunal found Tehran committed crimes against humanity in its crackdown on demonstrations in 2019.

China manufacturing weak, adding to economy pressure

BEIJING (AP) — Growth in Chinese factory activity was weak in September, export orders fell and employers cut jobs, two surveys showed Friday, adding to pressure on lackluster economic growth.A...

Iran protests over young woman's death continue, 83 said killed

By Parisa Hafezi DUBAI - Protests continued in several cities across Iran on Thursday against the death of young woman in police custody, state and social media reported, as a human rights group...

Stop worrying about what happens if we let kids transition. Worry about what happens if we don’t

Stop worrying about what happens if we let kids transition. Worry about what happens if we don’t. When Mae Sallean was a teenager, her body and mind began to slip away from each other. Her body...

China Arrests Cybercriminal Group Suspected For Laundering $5.6 Billion

Since the growing crypto issues, high inflation, and happenings like the Terra collapse have shocked the world, law enforcement agencies, including China, have been working actively to protect...

Iran's hardline president to address nation as unrest spreads

By Parisa Hafezi DUBAI -Hardline President Ebrahim Raisi planned a television address to the nation on Wednesday amid a tide of anti-government unrest in Iran, with protesters chanting "death to...

Iran security forces clash with protesters over Amini's death

By Parisa Hafezi DUBAI -Iranian riot police and security forces clashed with demonstrators in dozens of cities on Tuesday, state media and social media said, as protests raged on over the death...

Study: in January 2022, 62.4% of bitcoin mining electricity came from fossil fuels, contradicting the Bitcoin Mining...

Cambridge University's Centre for Alternative Finance's latest research into bitcoin mining suggests the mix of sustainable electricity used is in decline. The CCAF, which is part of the...

Philippines to shut 175 offshore gambling firms, deport 40,000 Chinese workers

The Philippines will stop operations of 175 offshore gambling firms and deport about 40,000 Chinese workers, a justice ministry official said on Monday, part of a crackdown on the notoriously...

Biden plans crackdown on hidden airline fees

The Biden administration is planning a crackdown on hidden airline fees. The administration wants to require airlines to post extra costs, like baggage and change fees, with their flight prices so...

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