China has increased scrutiny of its technology sector in recent weeks, last month drafting anti-monopoly rules for tech firms. It has also expressed concerns about data protection and consumer rights, while authorities have on a number of occasions ordered apps to be suspended for mishandling user information.
American factories grew at a slower pace last month and there are concerns that surging coronavirus infections will endanger an economic recovery. The Institute of Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, reported Tuesday that its manufacturing index dipped to 57.5 in November from 59.3 in October. New orders and production grew more slowly last month.
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Sephora will be replacing all cosmetics areas at Kohl's with 2,500 square foot shops, starting with 200 locations late next year. The Sephora's online beauty experience will launch on Kohls.com in the fall of 2021. The deal appears to upend Sephora's 14-year exclusive relationship with J.C. Penney, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in May. It will emerge from bankruptcy after closing about a third of its stores.
The evidence lies beneath a convent in Nazareth.
Rugby's Nations Cup reaches its conclusion this weekend, highlighted by Sunday's England v France final, but anyone expecting a diversion from the stodgy fare on show for the last month is likely to be disappointed, according to Eddie Jones. England have collected dominant victories over Georgia, Ireland and Wales but, other than the odd flash of individual brilliance by winger Jonny May, the matches have been something of an ordeal for the remote watching public. Jones conceded some frustration after the Wales win that he hadn't been able to "accelerate" the team's development as much as he would like and that they lacked cohesion, but said on Tuesday that the style was more a function of the current focus on laws than any deliberate choice.
Eddie Jones says he hopes his side will put into practice the lessons they learned from last year's crushing World Cup final defeat against an inexperienced France side in Sunday's Autumn Nations Cup final.
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A party that wants to renegotiate Norway's membership of the European single market has become the biggest political force in the Nordic country, a poll released on Tuesday showed, nine months before voters choose a new government. The Centre Party, which defends the interests of farmers and opposes Norway ever joining the European Union, polled 22.1% ahead of the opposition Labour party's 20.4% and the ruling Conservatives' 20.2%, said a Kantar survey for TV2 channel. The Centre Party would win 43 parliamentary seats, according to the poll, ahead of 38 for Labour and 37 for the Conservatives.
Founders Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia and Nathan Blecharczyk will together sell nearly $100 million worth of shares in the company's Wall Street launch, 13 years after they founded a website in a loft that went on to revolutionize the hotel and holiday home industry. Airbnb struggled in the immediate aftermath of the pandemic as travel came to a grinding halt. The San Francisco-based firm also gained from increased interest in renting homes away from major cities.
Among the shiny, bouncy, madly infectious musical numbers that are a big part of what make Ryan Murphy’s "The Prom" such an old-fashioned newfangled blast, one of the show-stopping highlights is "Love Thy Neighbor," which Trent (Andrew Rannells), a struggling Broadway drama queen who has landed on the distant planet known as small-town Indiana, sings […]
The United States on Tuesday sharply criticized China for not enforcing sanctions on North Korea and vowed to step up its own efforts, as hopes fade for a last-minute breakthrough under President Donald Trump.
A selection of cycling accessories to fill your bike riding friends or loved ones stockings this Christmas
Canada's economy grew by a record 40.5% on an annualized basis in the third quarter, rebounding from a historic plunge in the second quarter, as businesses and stores reopened from COVID-19 lockdowns, Statistics Canada said on Tuesday. The annualized gain for the third quarter is lower than the 47.6% increase forecast in a Reuters survey of analysts. "The increase in GDP in the third quarter reflected reopening of the economy, with substantial upturns in housing investment, household spending on durable goods, and exports," StatsCan said.
The killing of Iran's top nuclear scientist has exposed security gaps which suggest its security forces may have been infiltrated and that the Islamic Republic is vulnerable to further attacks. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh's killing on Friday followed two other big security lapses -- the theft of Iran's nuclear archive and a fire at a nuclear facility this year that some Iranian officials blamed on cyber sabotage. With Fakhrizadeh the fifth Iranian nuclear scientist killed in targeted attacks since 2010, security experts are suggesting Iran's enemies have found its Achilles' heel.
China's government is playing down the controversial tweet from a Chinese official that features a doctored photo of an Australian soldier -- holding a bloody knife to an Afghan child's neck. The Chinese embassy in Australia says politicians there have "misread" the tweet -- and overreacted in one of the latest diplomatic incidents between the two countries. Earlier this week Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison called the tweet posted by China's foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian "truly repugnant", and called for an apology. The digitally altered photo was pinned to the top of Zhao's account Tuesday. The Chinese embassy also says that Australia's Foreign Affairs and Trade secretary had called their ambassador to complain about the social media post, but that the ambassador had, quote "refuted the unwarranted accusations as absolutely unacceptable." And, that Australia was seeking to "stoke domestic nationalism", and "deflect public attention from the horrible atrocities by certain Australian soldiers". Meanwhile, New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said her country has registered its own concern with Chinese authorities over the use of the image. An independent investigation into allegations of war crimes by Australian special forces in Afghanistan found 39 unarmed prisoners and civilians were killed, and Australia has said 19 soldiers will be referred for potential criminal prosecution. The tweet also came just days after China slapped dumping tariffs of up to 200% on Australian wine.
Yokohama Marinos cruised into the knockout phase of the Asian Champions League for the first time in their history on Tuesday, hammering two-time champions Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 4-1 in their Group H clash.
From its 2018 launch in Johannesburg as an industry event rooted in the local community, the Africa Rising Intl. Film Festival (ARIFF) has sought to promote diversity and inclusion in the South African biz, where Black, female, and LGBTQ filmmakers too often struggle to gain a foothold, and white and male executives still hold a […]
May's engrossing memoir uses myth, literature, and travel to awaken our senses to the indelible benefits of winter's chill.
Nine restaurant, bar and nightclub owners began a fifth day of hunger strike on Tuesday outside Portugal's parliament in protest against coronavirus restrictions. "We need support ... to keep our heads above water," said Alberto Cabral, who runs a nightclub. One more business owner joined their strike on Sunday.