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Amin Nasser, chief executive officer of Saudi Aramco, gestures as he speaks during a panel session on day three of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. Jason Alden | Bloomberg | Getty Images Amin Nasser, the chief executive of Saudi Aramco, the world’s biggest oil producer, urged global leaders
A 3D map showing the continent of Europe. Constantine Johnny | Moment | Getty Images LONDON — Europe’s tech sector is on fire. Start-ups in the region are on track to haul in a record $121 billion in funding this year, according to a report from venture capital firm Atomico, roughly three times the $41
Wall Street regulators are investigating the $1.25bn deal to bring Donald Trump’s social media venture to the stock market, it has been disclosed. Digital World Acquisition Corp, a so-called “blank cheque” company that has agreed to merge with Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG) revealed details of the probe in a filing on Monday. It
NASA is gearing up for the launch of its most ambitious space telescope or probe ever launched later this month. In that effort, it said engineers working on the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope have successfully completed the delicate operation to load the fuel it will use to propel itself while in space.
People arriving in the UK from overseas now have to take a COVID-19 test before they travel, under new rules designed to slow the spread of the Omicron variant. The changes, which came into effect at 4am on Tuesday, will mean: • Anyone travelling from countries that are not on the red list must take
US President Joe Biden has spoken to Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European leaders to share growing concerns about Russia’s behaviour towards Ukraine. Mr Biden, Mr Johnson, France’s Emmanuel Macron, Germany’s Angela Merkel, and Italy’s Mario Draghi all “shared concern about the Russian military build-up on Ukraine’s borders and Russia’s increasingly harsh rhetoric”, the White
Damning claims from a whistleblower about failures during Britain’s evacuation from Afghanistan will be presented to MPs today. The government is accused of being unprepared for a huge number of cries for help from Afghans at risk because of their links with the UK. Some of those Afghans have since been murdered, it is alleged.
EV automaker Arrival has announced plans to build a $11.5 million High Voltage Battery Module (HVBM) assembly plant in Charlotte, North Carolina. The new battery facility will add 150 jobs and join two Arrival facilities already established in the US city. Arrival is a technology company specializing in electric vehicles, particularly vans and buses. In addition
Yichuan Cao | NurPhoto | Getty Images Toyota Motor will build a new $1.29 billion battery plant for electrified vehicles in North Carolina, public officials and the company are set to announce Monday afternoon. The plant in central North Carolina is expected to create 1,750 jobs in the state, Toyota has said. The investment in
The US will stage a diplomatic boycott against the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics to protest against human rights abuses in China. Earlier this month, President Joe Biden said the move was something the administration was “considering” but it has now been confirmed by the White House press secretary. Speaking to reporters, Jen Psaki said: “US
In this article MSFT Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaks during the Next: Economy conference in San Francisco on Nov. 3, 2015. Liz Hafalia | San Francisco Chronicle | Hearst Newspapers | Getty Images Microsoft is using its market dominance in productivity software to force some customers of its Office suite into a big decision: pay
Alec Baldwin has deleted his Twitter account after his first interview since the fatal on-set shooting. A revolver fired by the actor during the production of the film Rust on 21 October contained a live round, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injuring director Joel Souza. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player
A second alleged victim has given evidence in Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex trafficking trial, telling the court the British socialite told her she was one of Jeffrey Epstein’s “favourites”. The 59-year-old former girlfriend of Epstein is facing eight charges – including six counts of enticing minors and sex trafficking – all of which she has pleaded
Cases of the Omicron variant in people without any travel history have been confirmed in the UK meaning it is now being transmitted within the community, Health Secretary Sajid Javid said. Mr Javid said there are now 261 Omicron variant cases in England, 71 in Scotland and four in Wales – a total of 336.
DJs and music fans are hoping to secure Unesco world heritage status for Berlin’s techno culture amid ongoing fears it could struggle to survive. Music fans from across the world still travel to the German capital to visit renowned clubs such as Tresor and Berghain – and a growing campaign is calling on the authorities