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Stock futures traded slightly lower Thursday morning to give back some gains from a day earlier, as September selling pressure returned to equity markets.
According to new figures released by the ONS, by 10 September 2021, the number of online job adverts in the UK was 28% higher than in February 2020, but only 12% higher in London.
Low wages and rising prices are crucial issues for Russians at parliamentary elections this week, but maintaining financial stability matters more to the Kremlin than driving growth, economists say, with inflation a lingering concern. The Sept. 17-19 election, the last major vote before a presidential poll in 2024, comes as Russia is recovering from its worst economic downturn in more than a decade, the result of the COVID-19 pandemic and low prices for oil, its major export. With vaccinations underway and commodity prices recovering this year, the economy is growing faster than previously expected, expanding 10.3% year-on-year in the second quarter.
Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert and a man who accused him of child sexual abuse reached a tentative out-of-court settlement Wednesday over Hastert’s refusal to pay the man $1.8 million — the outstanding balance in hush money that the Illinois Republican agreed to pay the man in 2010.
Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel will on Thursday attend Mexico's 200th anniversary of independence, ahead of a summit of Latin American heads of state that will gather recently elected members of a new "pink wave" of leftist leaders. The presidents from Argentina, Bolivia, Peru and elsewhere will on Saturday meet at the summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), a regional body that Venezuela's late leader Hugo Chavez helped set up in 2011.
An elderly commuter who sustained severe injuries when he fell in a bus after the driver braked hard died on Thursday (16 September) morning.
Would you like to party with the stars in Los Angeles?Well, going forward, you'll need to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination if you want to go to a bar or nightclub.You'll have to do the same - or present a negative COVID test - if you want to visit one of the city's famous theme parks or an outdoor event with 10,000 people or more. LA health officials made the announcement Wednesday (September 15).The new rules are due to be included in a Health Officer Order expected on Friday (September 17). Local media also reported Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said it was part of the county's plan to boost vaccine rates."I'm fine with it. I mean, you know, personally, I'm vaccinated myself, but, you know, whether or not you believe that's something that you want to do is totally up to you. But, you know, every decision has consequences. So if that's the case and, you know, a business or a restaurant mandates that you have it, then you've got to abide by those rules. So, you know, I'm OK with it."I mean, I'm against it. I had COVID and I was able to get through it. I test antibodies once a month so that I know if I'm still covered and so I don't have a vaccination card. So I would hate to think that that I'd be eliminated from, you know, being able to do life simply because I have been told that I don't need to have a vaccination at this point."It comes after President Joe Biden announced last week he would require all U.S. businesses with 100 or more employees to ensure staff are vaccinated, or present a negative test each week.Opinion polls show a majority of Americans support some form of mandate.As of September 1 around one in five U.S. companies had a vaccine mandate, according to a Reuters poll.
A British woman convicted for falsely claiming gang rape in Cyprus has filed an appeal to the island's Supreme Court, seeking to clear her name. The woman received a suspended four-month prison sentence in January 2020 in a case which sparked concern from Britain and activists about her treatment by Cyprus authorities. Lawyers for the defendant, who cannot be named for legal reasons, and prosecutors presented their arguments before a three-bench Supreme Court in the capital Nicosia on Thursday.
Breakfast cereal or biscuit? Clue: It's not a biscuit.
A window sign, now illuminated in red, warned “facial recognition technology in use” and directed customers to “look up at the camera.” After her unobstructed facial image was scanned into a store computer, then screened against the company’s photo archives of previous customers convicted of store-related crimes, the doors clicked open. Just a few miles away, across the Missouri state line in Illinois, such screening is against the law under the toughest privacy laws in the country.
A bison was captured casually strolling down a road at Yellowstone National Park, recently shared video shows.This footage was shot by Cindy Shaffer, a Montana native who regularly posts footage from visits to Yellowstone National Park and the nearby Grand Tetons National Park.Shaffer has run into a few “bison jams” before, and was impressed this time the size of the beast. Credit: Cindy Shaffer via Storyful
Fans of the fantasy series won't have long to wait for the new spin-off.
The billboards spotted in Cardiff, Swansea and Aberdare are part of a campaign calling for an end to sovereign power and stating that 'the monarchy is a broken institution'.
A U.S.-backed Uyghur photo exhibit of dozens of people who are missing or alleged to be held in Chinese-run camps in Xinjiang, China opened in Switzerland on Thursday amid high tensions over human rights between Beijing and Washington. The "Wall of the Disappeared" which also features interviews with camp survivors about alleged forced sterilisation stands outside the United Nations in Geneva where a month-long session of the Human Rights Council opened this week. "It was important for us to bring faces to represent the statistics," said Zumretay Arkin whose uncle is featured in the exhibit.
Taxi fleets in Thailand are giving new meaning to the term “rooftop garden,” as they utilize the roofs of cabs idled by the coronavirus crisis to serve as small vegetable plots. Workers from two taxi cooperatives assembled the miniature gardens this week using black plastic garbage bags stretched across bamboo frames. The result looks more like an eye-grabbing art installation than a car park, and that’s partly the point: to draw attention to the plight of taxi drivers and operators who have been badly hit by coronavirus lockdown measures.
A mother of three admitted to abusing her two daughters, with her violence against the girls captured on CCTV footage.
French rugby union player Ludovic Radosavljevic was on Thursday banned for 26 weeks for racially abusing a Cameroonian player in the second-tier ProD2.
Boris Johnson tells the House of Commons Britain's new defence pact with the United States and Australia is not intended as an "adversarial" move against China. In a ground-breaking agreement, dubbed Aukus, the three allies agree to co-operate on the development of a fleet of nuclear-powered submarines for the Australian navy.
A Special Marine Warning was issued by the National Weather Service for parts of Tampa Bay, Florida, on September 15.“Heads up! Gusty winds approaching the Bay with storms developing just to the east,” the NWS wrote on Twitter.The weather service also shared timelapse footage from outside its office on 14th Avenue SE in Ruskin on the same day. Credit: @NWSTampaBay via Storyful
After 16 years in power, Chancellor Angela Merkel is not seeking re-election in Germany's Sept. 26 election but she is anything but a lame duck. The likelihood of protracted coalition talks after the vote means Merkel will not be leaving office any time soon and she fully intends to use her time after the election to press on with foreign policy initiatives, government officials say. Under the German constitution, Merkel will remain chancellor until a majority of Bundestag lawmakers elects a successor, who is then sworn in.