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Philippine Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa will fly to Oslo to collect the award in person, after a third court approved her application to attend Friday's ceremony.
Col. Earl Matthews accuses Lt. Gen. Charles Flynn and Lt. Gen. Walter Piatt of lying to Congress about what transpired the day rioters breached the Capitol.
Asian stocks opened higher on Tuesday as investors took heart from strong rebounds on Wall Street on hopes that the newest coronavirus variant will prove less dangerous than previously feared.
U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo discussed chip supply chains during a call with her opposite number in Taiwan and the two will cooperate on technology trade and investment through a newly established mechanism, her office said. The United States has repeatedly pressed Taiwan, as a major chip producer, to do more to help resolve a global shortage of semiconductors which has shuttered some auto production lines and impacted consumer goods. Taiwan says it is doing all it can to help.
General Motors Co's self-driving technology unit Cruise on Monday pushed back on claims from San Francisco authorities that its robotaxis are illegally double-parking, saying they have the right to block traffic for quick stops. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) last week challenged Cruise's application for a permit to deploy robotaxis in San Francisco on the grounds that it was illegally "double parking" during testing, creating safety and traffic concerns. The agency called for denying the permit until Cruise's technology could demonstrate greater competency.
The Reserve Bank of India will likely hold off on raising its key borrowing and lending rates on Wednesday, as it adopts a cautious tone amid the spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant, economists and market participants said. Fifty economists surveyed by Reuters in a Dec. 1-3 poll expect the RBI to hold its benchmark repo rate at 4.00%. The reverse repo rate - the interest rate banks earn for parking short-term funds at the RBI - is mostly expected to remain unchanged at 3.35%, but several economists have priced in a small increase as the central bank tries to normalise the gap between the lending and borrowing rate to pre COVID-19 levels.
The DOJ closed its investigation after finding “insufficient evidence” that a white woman had recanted her claims that led to the Black 14-year-old’s lynching.
(Reuters) -Intel Corp said on Monday it plans to take self-driving-car unit Mobileye public in the United States in mid-2022, a deal which could value the Israeli unit at more than $50 billion, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters. Chip giant Intel, the largest employer of Israel's high-tech industry with nearly 14,000 workers, expects to retain Mobileye's executive team and hold on to a majority ownership in the unit after the IPO. Intel bought autonomous vehicle technology firm Mobileye for $15.3 billion in 2017, putting it into direct competition with rivals Nvidia and Qualcomm to develop driverless systems for global automakers.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. aviation industry said on Monday new precautionary measures offered by AT&T and Verizon Communications were insufficient to address air safety concerns raised by the planned use of C-Band spectrum for 5G wireless. The Aerospace Industries Association said in a letter to Federal Communications Commission chair Jessica Rosenworcel that the telecom plans "are inadequate and far too narrow to ensure the safety and economic vitality of the aviation industry." The industry and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have raised concerns about potential interference of 5G with sensitive aircraft electronics like radio altimeters.
A room used by the jury in the Giles County Courthouse in Pulaski, Tennessee, featured Confederate flags and framed portraits of Confederate officials.
Texas lawmakers “refused to recognize the state’s growing minority electorate" in drawing the state's new district maps, the DOJ said.
Retail investors have been among those selling shares in Didi Global, which tumbled after the ride-hailing company revealed its plan to withdraw from the New York Stock Exchange. Retail investors sold a net $3.37 million worth of Didi shares on Friday, data from Vanda Research showed, and the stock tumbled 22.2% after the company said it planned to pursue a Hong Kong listing, a stunning reversal as it bends to Chinese regulators angered by its U.S. IPO.
Global ransomware attacks increased by 151% in the first half of 2021 compared with 2020 and hackers are set to become increasingly aggressive, Canada's signals intelligence agency said on Monday. The Communications Security Establishment (CSE), citing attacks on North American health facilities and a U.S. pipeline, said the scale and scope of ransomware operators represented both security and economic risks to Canada and its allies. "Ransomware operators will likely become increasingly aggressive in their targeting, including against critical infrastructure," said a report issued by the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security https://cyber.gc.ca/sites/default/files/2021-12/Cyber-ransomware-update-threat-bulletin_e.pdf, a unit of CSE.
There was strong buying support, however, at the 200-day moving average, market participants said, with bitcoin fluctuating between $48,000 and $49,000. Sean Farrell, head of digital asset strategy, at Fundstrat cited bitcoin's "outsized correlation to macro uncertainty," compared with the rest of the crypto market. Crypto data platform Coinglass showed open interest - the total number of futures contracts held by market participants at the end of the trading day - across all exchanges was last at $16.5 billion compared with $23.5 billion on Thursday, and as much as $27 billion on Nov 10.
Covid treatments using plasma taken from the blood of recovered coronavirus patients should not be given to people with mild or moderate illness, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.
China said Monday it will take "countermeasures" if the United States called for a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics, hours after unconfirmed reports that the Biden administration could announce such a move this week.
Black influencers are paid less than white influencers in the United States. According to a study, the pay gap between white influencers and influencers of color is 29%. The difference rises to 35% between white and Black influencers.
Dating experts suggest novelty socks, used books, fancy chocolate and other gifts that say, "I like you, but in a chill way."