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After recovering strongly as widespread vaccinations allowed for an easing of pandemic restrictions, hiring by American firms slowed sharply in July, raising fears the US recovery may be running out of steam amid increasing Covid-19 infections.The setback reported in data released Wednesday comes as President Joe Biden's infrastructure and jobs plan nears approval in Congress, while he continues to push for massive spending on programs to support the economy and hiring.
As thousands of Lebanese stood solemnly facing Beirut port on Wednesday to honour lost relatives and friends, their minute of silence was soon followed by wailing sirens and revolutionary slogans.
Mexico filed a lawsuit against major US gunmakers in a Boston court on Wednesday over illegal cross-border arms flows that fuel rampant violence, the government announced.
Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker signed a six-year contract extension with the Premier League club on Wednesday.Brazil's Alisson has established himself as one of the world's top keepers since arriving at Anfield from Roma for 66 million ($91 million) in 2018.
A 58-year-old Singaporean woman died on Monday (2 August) of COVID-19, the Ministry of Health said on Wednesday.
Nicaragua's main opposition alliance hit out at authorities on Wednesday after revealing its candidate for the vice presidency has been held under house arrest without any justification.
An index measuring the health of the massive US service sector climbed to a new all-time high in July as the economy recovers, data said Wednesday, though supply and labor shortages are holding back some firms.The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) said its services index was at 64.
Wall Street stocks were mostly lower early Wednesday, extending a choppy period in markets, with analysts pointing to global growth concerns and disappointing US private hiring figures.Hiring by American private firms slowed sharply in July to 330,000, with dramatically lower gains in the construction and leisure and hospitality sectors, according to payroll services firm ADP.
Breanna Stewart scored a game-high 23 points as the United States crushed Australia on Wednesday to set up an Olympic women's basketball semi-final against Serbia as the Americans close in on a seventh consecutive title.Brittney Griner added another 15 points and A'ja Wilson 10 in the 79-55 rout against the world's number two team.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations on Wednesday appointed an envoy to Myanmar after a months-long delay in diplomatic efforts to resolve the coup-hit country's political crisis.ASEAN's foreign ministers said in a joint statement, delayed by internal wrangling, that they welcomed the appointment of Brunei Second Foreign Minister Erywan Yusof as the bloc's special envoy.
The European Commission announced on Wednesday it has signed a preliminary deal to buy up to 200 million doses of a promising Covid-19 vaccine from US pharmaceutical firm Novavax.
Belgian customs officers on Wednesday mounted their biggest-ever operation against counterfeit cigarette production, swooping on 10 illegal sites and making at least 40 arrests.
Private hiring by American firms slowed sharply in July to 330,000, with dramatically lower gains in the construction and leisure and hospitality sectors, according to payroll services firm ADP.The result was far smaller than economists had expected and less than half of the 680,000 positions gained in June, which could be a worrisome sign ahead of the government's monthly jobs report due out Friday.
The two organisations will be setting up a Cycling Esports Academy that aims to "will develop various training programmes tailored for schools and youths".
As vaccines help quell Covid-19 cases, millions of Americans have gone back to work -- but fewer Black and Hispanic workers are being rehired, entrenching persistent inequalities in the United States.The divides are fueled by long-running employment discrimination, experts say, worsened by unique, virus-related disruptions that have left many jobseekers unable to find work they can get to, or feel safe doing.
Thailand on Wednesday banned sunscreens containing chemicals that damage coral reefs from its marine national parks.
Indonesia's coronavirus death toll topped 100,000 on Wednesday as the country struggles to control the spread of the Delta variant.
Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk is taking a cautious approach as he prepares for the next step in his return from injury against Bologna on Thursday.Van Dijk is likely to make a brief appearance in the Bologna friendly in addition to the 20 minutes he played against Hertha Berlin last week.
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 4 August 2021 - M1 Limited (M1) has launched its True 5G network in an exclusive market trial, allowing both its existing and new mobile customers to enjoy the enhanced benefits of the most advanced 5G Standalone (SA) technology in Singapore today. As the first telco in Singapore to embark on 5G trials back in 2018, M1 Limited is a front-runner in the development of Singapore's 5G SA network. Unlike the 5G Non-Standalone (NSA) launched in 2020, the True 5G SA operate
Maria Kolesnikova, the last remaining protest leader still in Belarus, danced and smiled as she went on trial on Wednesday accused of violating national security when she challenged President Alexander Lukashenko's rule last year.