Japan’s government is preparing to announce a third state of emergency in Tokyo and the western metropolitan area around Osaka following requests from local leaders who say current measures are failing to curb a rapid rise in coronavirus infections. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and key ministers met late Wednesday to discuss details before deciding on a state of emergency for Tokyo, Osaka and neighboring Kyoto and Hyogo expected later this week.
Companies respond to the guilty verdicts against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.
Stocks slipped Wednesday morning, tracking toward a third straight day of declines.
Sri Lankan authorities on Wednesday expelled an Antigua-registered ship that entered the island's territory without declaring a radioactive cargo bound for China.
Rob Delaney pays tribute to late son Henry shortly after what would have been his sixth birthday.
Burrow is less than five months removed from major surgery on his knee, but he's very optimistic about his progress.
While Dogecoin’s recent price surge has captured Wall Street’s attention, Galaxy Digital CEO Mike Novogratz is urging investor to be very careful, cautioning that the jump is a 'retail phenomenon driven by the fact that [Federal Reserve] Chair Jay Powell is giving money to everybody.'
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is setting up a new unit to deliver on his policies, his spokesman said on Wednesday, underlining the British leader's focus on honouring promises he made to non-traditional Conservative voters at the last election. Johnson won a large majority in the 2019 election, winning over voters who had never voted for his Conservative Party by promising to deliver Brexit quickly and also to "level up" Britain to bring investment to less well off towns. His advisers have often complained that bureaucracy slows the delivery of many policies and the new delivery unit is seen as key to try to make good on promises to build schools, hospitals and create jobs before the next election in 2024.
Italy's Serie A soccer league may consider reviving a plan to sell a stake in its media business only if potential bidders offered to pay more following the success of its domestic TV rights tender, Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli said. Serie A has been in talks for months with a consortium including CVC Capital Partners, Advent International and Italian fund FSI, which offered 1.7 billion euros for a 10% stake in a unit managing the Italian league's media business.
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Pakistani police on Wednesday opened an investigation into the shooting and wounding of a former prominent journalist and head of the state media regulator, who has been a vocal critic of the military and its alleged meddling in politics. Absar Alam, who is in his 50s, was shot at by an unknown person in a park close to his home in Islamabad on Tuesday, police said in a statement. He headed the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) for two years under former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who had fallen out with the military before he was sacked by a court on corruption charges, which he denies.
A British judge ruled on Wednesday that Russian billionaire Farkad Akhmedov had conspired with his son to try to stop his ex-wife from receiving her British record 453.6 million pound ($631 million) divorce settlement. In an excoriating ruling, Justice Gwynneth Knowles said oil and gas tycoon Akhmedov's son Temur had acted as his "father's lieutenant" to devise a series of schemes to hide his fortune. The judge said he had tried to stop his mother Tatiana Akhmedova - who had sued her son as well as two Liechtenstein trustee entities and another company at London's High Court - from receiving "a penny of the matrimonial assets" she was owed.
Hamlin has an 81-point lead over teammate Martin Truex Jr. in the standings but hasn't won a race so far in 2021.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin announced new social support measures for families with children on Wednesday and hinted at more tax changes, saying the corporate sector was on course for record profits this year. Addressing falling living standards is one of the priorities for Putin before a parliamentary election due in September. In his annual address to both houses of parliament, Putin said he wanted to ensure an increase in real incomes to fight poverty.
The Pro14 Rainbow Cup will be split into two separate tournaments after no solution was found that would allow the South African teams to enter Britain and Ireland due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Chinese multi-hyphenate Yi Zhou has partnered with Los Angeles-based Buffalo 8 Productions on judicial inferno TV series “Kompromat,” based on the Giorgi Rtskhiladze memoir “Kompromat: My Story From Trump to Mueller and USSR to USA.” The limited series, on which producer-director-writer Yi Zhou (pictured) will serve as executive producer via her Sun Entertainment banner, is […]
Bolstered by a wave of institutional crypto investors, BitGo is in a race against its peers to add insurance coverage.
Deutsche Bank said the UK economy was off to a 'roaring start' and Barclays reported a 'sharp uptick in activity' since 12 April.
Beam Suntory, producer of top-selling Jim Beam and Maker's Mark, both crafted in Kentucky, said Wednesday it wants to cut its companywide greenhouse gas emissions and water usage in half by 2030. The company's more ambitious goal is to remove more carbon than is emitted from its operations and among its supplier base by 2040. The sustainability campaign will span every facet of production — from “seed to sip,” it said.