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Trudeau denounces truck attack that targeted Muslim family

A pickup truck attack that killed four members of an immigrant family has shaken Canada, a country where immigrants are largely accepted, and drew denunciations Tuesday from Canada’s prime minister, who called it a hate crime directed at Muslims. The victims — two parents, two children and a […]

How China’s digital currency is leading the race to displace bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

Ever since 2014, the Chinese government has led the global race to form a central bank digital currency (CBDC) with the creation of the digital yuan. Central banks across the world soon began to play catch-up and develop their own projects behind this digital technology. Seven years later, the […]

Europe’s stimulus likely to keep running as economies reopen

The European Central Bank is expected to leave its stimulus efforts running at full steam Thursday — even as the economy shows signs of recovery thanks to the easing of pandemic restrictions. And that could present a challenge for ECB head Christine Lagarde. She faces a balancing act: […]

EU court annuls approval of aid for German airline Condor

A top European Union court on Wednesday annulled the EU’s approval of 550 million euros ($670 million) in state aid for German airline Condor, backing a challenge by budget carrier Ryanair but suspending the application of the ruling because of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision […]

EU lawmakers OK virus pass, boosting summer travel hopes

European Union lawmakers on Wednesday endorsed a new travel certificate that will allow people to move between European countries without having to quarantine or undergo extra coronavirus tests, paving the way for the pass to start in time for summer. The widely awaited certificate is aimed at saving […]

The US investigation into COVID-19 origins

Once dismissed by most public health experts and government officials, the hypothesis that COVID-19 leaked accidentally from a Chinese lab is now receiving scrutiny under a new U.S. investigation. Experts say the 90-day review ordered on May 26 by President Joe Biden will push American intelligence agencies to collect more […]

On 1st overseas trip, Biden to assure allies and meet Putin

Set to embark on the first overseas trip of his term, President Joe Biden is eager to reassert the United States on the world stage, steadying European allies deeply shaken by his predecessor and pushing democracy as the only bulwark to rising forces of authoritarianism. Biden has set […]

US identifies 3,900 children separated at border under Trump

The Biden administration said Tuesday that it has identified more than 3,900 children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border under former President Donald Trump’s “zero-tolerance” policy on illegal crossings, providing one of the more detailed accounts of a chapter in U.S. immigration history that drew widespread condemnation. […]

Global glitch: Swaths of internet go down after cloud outage

Multiple websites went offline briefly across the globe Tuesday after an apparent outage at the cloud service company Fastly, and there were reports of sporadic disruptions after the company patched the problem about an hour later. Dozens of sites including the New York Times, CNN, some Amazon sites, […]

WTO panel considers easing protections on COVID-19 vaccines

Envoys from World Trade Organization member nations are taking up a proposal to ease patents and other intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines to help developing countries fight the pandemic, an idea backed by the Biden administration but opposed in other wealthy countries with strong pharmaceutical industries. On […]

Apple previews new software for iPhone, other gadgets

Apple kicked off its second annual all-virtual developer conference with a keynote that outlined new updates to its software for iPhones and other devices. The presentation highlighted more privacy options for paid iCloud accounts and a “Find My” service that helps find errant AirPods, but included no major […]

Biden to launch task force on bottlenecks in supply chains

The Biden administration has completed a 100-day review of supply chains and will form a task force to address the bottlenecks in the semiconductor, construction, transportation and agriculture sectors. Administration officials said their goal is to increase domestic manufacturing, limit shortages of vital goods and reduce a dependence on geopolitical […]

EU says it will act ‘firmly’ if UK doesn’t honor Brexit deal

The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator says the bloc is ready to act “firmly and resolutely” if the U.K. fails to honor its commitments under the divorce deal that was supposed to keep trade flowing after Britain left the EU. Maros Sefcovic’s comments, published Tuesday in the Daily […]

Global sting: FBI-encrypted app tricks organized crime

A global sting involving an encrypted communications platform developed by the FBI has sparked raids and arrests around the world, delivering “an unprecedented blow” to crime gangs, law enforcement authorities said Tuesday. Operation Trojan Shield involved police swoops in 16 nations. More than 800 suspects were arrested and […]

Pipeline exec to face Congress as US recovers most of ransom

The chief executive of the massive fuel pipeline hit by ransomware last month is expected to detail his company’s response to the cyberattack and to explain his decision to authorize a multimillion-dollar payment when he testifies before Congress this week. Colonial Pipeline CEO Joseph Blount will face the […]

How will insurers cover a new Alzheimer’s drug?

Federal regulators have approved the first new drug for Alzheimer’s disease in nearly 20 years, leaving patients waiting to see how insurers will handle the pricey new treatment. Health care experts expect broad coverage of the drug, which was approved Monday. But what that means for patients will […]

Bezos plans to go to space aboard Blue Origin flight in July

Jeff Bezos will be aboard for Blue Origin’s first human space flight next month. In an Instagram post early Monday, Bezos said he, his brother, and the winner of an ongoing auction, will be aboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard spacecraft during its scheduled launch on July 20. July 20 is […]

France fines Google $268M for unfair online ads treatment

France’s anti-competition watchdog decided Monday to fine Google 220 million euros ($268 million) for abusing its “dominant position” in the online advertising business, an unprecedented move, the body said. Practices used by Google “are particularly serious because they penalize Google’s competitors” in certain markets and publishers of mobile […]

Harris targets corruption, immigration on Latin America trip

With Kamala Harris visiting Guatemala and Mexico on her first foreign trip as vice president, the Biden administration is expected to announce new measures to fight smuggling and trafficking, and hopes to announce additional anti-corruption efforts as well on Monday, a senior administration official said. The official, who […]

Meghan and Harry welcome second child, Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana

Prince Harry and Meghan may have stepped away from their royal duties — but family appeared to be top of mind in naming their second child, Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, who was born Friday in California. The name pays tribute to both Harry’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, whose […]

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