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SWIFT removes Russia from its service.
SWIFT Drops Russia But Sanctions May ‘Backfire’
As Russia’s war with Ukraine wages on, many parts of the world have launched financial sanctions against Moscow. SWIFT, the financial messaging system, has banned Russia from making business transactions. However, critics say the financial...
Passengers wait in an otherwise empty terminal to try to get tickets from Cape Town to Amsterdam after other flights were cancelled on November 29, 2021 in Cape Town, South Africa. The South African government says the country, which just recently re-opened to international tourism, is bearing the brunt of publicly announcing the new COVID-19 Omicron variant, as other countries placed it on the red list.
US, UK, EU Ban Flights From African Nations After Discovery of New COVID-19 Strain
A new variant of the COVID-19 virus was discovered in South Africa and has raised alarm bells all over the world. The United States, UK, and the EU have banned flights from African nations following...
A deadly blast that resulted in the deaths of many people in Kabul happened during the evacuation process.
Taliban Adamant on Aug. 31 Deadline, Western Nations Continue Evacuation Despite Airport Blast
The Taliban has warned that there would be “consequences” in case the United States and its allies remain in Afghanistan beyond the stipulated deadline of Aug. 31. The Taliban issued the warning in the midst...
The United States and allies urged Afghans to leave Kabul airport, citing the threat of terrorist attacks.
US and UK Warn People to Avoid Kabul Airport
On Aug. 25, the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan issued a security alert, asking American citizens in the country to avoid going to the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul. Americans who are at the East...
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Biden Sticks to Withdrawal From Afghanistan by Aug. 31, Evacuation Facing Terror Threats
President Joe Biden indicated that he plans on sticking to the August 31 deadline for full withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan. In a remark given on August 24, the president said that 70,700 people...
Newport Wafer Fab is the UK's largest wafer fab, which produces 20nm processes that are mainly used as automotive wafers.
China Buys UK’s Largest Semiconductor Firm, Raising National Security Concerns
With Beijing facing a chip shortage under U.S.-led global technology sanctions, Chinese companies have been aggressively acquiring global semiconductor plants since the coronavirus pandemic began last year. Its latest purchase was Newport Wafer Fab (NWF),...
BBC has lost a million subscribers over the past two years
BBC Loses 1 Million Subscribers, Plans to End Free TV for People Aged Above 75
The BBC seems to be facing a crisis of survival right on the heels of the global pandemic. Over the past two years, a million households in the United Kingdom stopped paying the TV license...
Nissan is investing one billion pounds into its Sunderland plant in the UK
Nissan Announces UK Investment, PM Johnson Calls It a ‘Pivotal Moment’
Japanese carmaker Nissan Motor Co. recently announced a £1 billion ($1.18 billion) investment in the UK as part of its Sunderland car plant expansion project. The company plans to build new generation all-electric vehicles at...
HMS Queen Elizabeth will visit 40 nations in a display of Britain's military strength in Asia.
UK Plans Carrier Mission Through Asia in Challenge to China’s Territorial Ambitions
HMS Queen Elizabeth, billed to be the most powerful aircraft carrier in the UK, will be setting sail for Asia next month in what will be a British display of military might, directly challenging Beijing’s...
The UK government is considering following Australia’s lead and making Facebook pay publishers for using their news content.
The UK Plans to Make Facebook Pay For News, Like Australia
The UK government is considering following Australia’s lead and making Facebook pay publishers for using their news content. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is concerned about big tech after Facebook censored news content in Australia.  Last...