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CBC Top StoriesSep 24, 2021
China declares cryptocurrency trading illegal, beefs up mining crackdown
China's central bank on Friday declared all transactions involving cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin illegal and stepped up a crackdown on illegal mining of them in the country.

China Declares All Cryptocurrency Transactions Illegal (Int'l Herald Tribune)

CNBC World NewsSep 24, 2021
The leader of CDC just made a rare call to allow Covid booster shots for more people
Dr. Rochelle Walensky overruled a CDC advisory panel and cleared the distribution of Pfizer and BioNTech's Covid booster shots to a wide swath of Americans.

Can You Get a Pfizer Booster Shot If You've Had Moderna COVID Vaccine? (Newsweek)

ABC NewsSep 24, 2021
CDC director overrules panel on boosters for frontline workers
The CDC has endorsed an independent advisory panel's recommendation for seniors and other medically vulnerable Americans to get a booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

CDC chief overrules panel to back boosters for those in high-risk jobs ( - Europe)

Int'l Herald TribuneSep 24, 2021
Germany After Angela Merkel
The chancellor's long tenure is nearly over. Who's next?

Germany, and Europe, After Merkel (Int'l Herald Tribune)

MSNBC Int'l NewsSep 24, 2021
Deep divide: Submarine feud shows bad news for Europe may be good for U.S. allies in Asia
For many experts, it is perhaps the starkest example yet of how Washington's focus has shifted away from its old European allies.

CNBC World NewsSep 24, 2021
Ukraine's Naftogaz CEO accuses Russia of using gas as a geopolitical weapon as energy crisis deepens
It comes shortly after the IEA intervened to call on Russia to send more gas to Europe to alleviate the region's deepening supply crunch.

BBC News Front Page | WorldSep 24, 2021
Fifa biennial World Cup plans 'destructive', says European Club Association
Fifa's calendar revamp would "lead to a direct and destructive impact on the club game", says the European Club Association.

NewsweekSep 24, 2021
Migrant Crisis Shows States Must Secure Themselves | Opinion
The Biden administration's malicious neglect of border states has reached new heights, as the small town of Del Rio, Texas, has been awash in a massive migrant wave.

Gas crisis shows how climate change is getting real for investors ( - Comment & Analysis)

ABC NewsSep 24, 2021
NY hospitals fear staff shortage as vaccine deadline looms
Hospitals and nursing homes in New York are bracing for the possibility that a statewide COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers could lead to staff shortages

NY Hospitals Worry About Staff Shortages As Monday Vaccine Deadline Approaches (NPR Topics: News)

BBC Front PageSep 24, 2021
Emma Raducanu: British number one splits with coach after US Open win
British number one Emma Raducanu splits with the coach who helped guide her to a first Grand Slam title at the US Open.

BBC Front PageSep 24, 2021
Sabina Nessa killing: Does following the 'rules' keep women safe?
Safety tips for women continue to suggest murderers have an excuse for killing.

BBC Front PageSep 24, 2021
US Open 2021: Emma Raducanu faces title-winning serve
Great Britain's Emma Raducanu relives her US Open-winning ace before trying to return the same serve from a machine.

BBC Front PageSep 24, 2021
Afghanistan: Executions will return, says senior Taliban official
Extreme punishments like executions and amputations will resume in Afghanistan, says the Taliban's head of prisons.

NYTimes GlobalSep 24, 2021
Chris Cuomo Sexually Harassed Me. I Hope He'll Use His Power to Make Change.
This is an opportunity for Chris Cuomo and CNN to show what accountability can look like in the #MeToo era.

NewsweekSep 24, 2021
Arizona Audit Results Reveal Donald Trump Lost to Joe Biden by Even Bigger Margin
A hand count echoed official results in finding that victory in Maricopa County was not stolen from Trump in the 2020 presidential election.

NPR Topics: NewsSep 24, 2021
Taliban Official Says Strict Punishment And Executions Will Return
The chief enforcer of the Taliban's harsh interpretation of Islamic law the last time they were in power says executions and amputations of hands will be back.

CNBC World NewsSep 24, 2021
India's Modi meets Kamala Harris ahead of bilateral talks with Biden and Quad summit
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris on Thursday as part of a three-day official visit stateside. - EuropeSep 24, 2021
A Democrat in Trump country: Joe Manchin threatens Biden's spending spree
Voters in West Virginia support senator's efforts to put brakes on $3.5tn social package - EuropeSep 24, 2021
University rankings are just an educated guess
St Andrews beating Oxford and Cambridge in a league table caused a commotion but signifies little

BBC Front PageSep 24, 2021
Petrol driver shortage: Ministers discuss supply issues
Ministers focused on the impact of the lorry driver shortage, with fuel the latest sector to be affected.

CNBC World NewsSep 24, 2021
Dow trades near flat Friday as markets wrap up volatile week, Nike and crypto shares drop
A move by China to ban cryptocurrencies hit the tech sector and Nike shares fell as supply chain issues hit the sneaker giant.

NewsweekSep 24, 2021
Full List of Representatives Who Voted Against Funding Israel's Iron Dome
Just one Republican member of the House voted against $1 billion funding for Israel's missile defense system.

BBC Front PageSep 24, 2021
Verstappen to start at back of Russia Grand Prix grid
Red Bull's Max Verstappen will start Sunday's Russian Grand Prix from the back of the grid as a result of a penalty for using too many engines.

CBC Top StoriesSep 24, 2021
Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Friday
Portugal is scrapping many of its remaining COVID-19 restrictions, after becoming the world leader in vaccination rollout — though the prime minister cautioned that the pandemic isn't over and "the risk is still there."

NPR Topics: NewsSep 24, 2021
Tens Of Thousands Of Black Women Vanish Each Year. This Website Tells Their Stories
Erika Marie Rivers created the Our Black Girls website to shine a light on Black girls and women who have gone missing or were murdered, a demographic that gets disproportionately less media coverage.

BBC Front PageSep 24, 2021
Valtteri Bottas tops Russian Grand Prix first practice
Valtteri Bottas leads Lewis Hamilton in a Mercedes one-two in first practice at the Russian Grand Prix.

CNN WorldSep 24, 2021
Catalan independence leader Carles Puigdemont arrested in Italy four years after fleeing Spain
Former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont was arrested on the Italian island of Sardinia on Thursday on charges related to his activities in Catalonia's failed bid in 2017 to secede from Spain, a court official and his lawyer told CNN.

CNN WorldSep 24, 2021
BP closes some UK service stations as driver shortage hits fuel supplies
BP is temporarily closing some of its UK service stations because of a shortage of truck drivers caused in part by Brexit.

MSNBC Int'l NewsSep 24, 2021
A daily pill to treat Covid could be just months away, scientists say
At least three promising antivirals that could prevent symptoms and limit transmission of Covid-19 are in clinical trials.

Int'l Herald TribuneSep 24, 2021
C.D.C. Chief Overrules Agency Panel and Endorses Pfizer Boosters for Frontline Workers
In a highly unusual decision, the C.D.C. director, Rochelle Walensky, reversed a move by agency advisers and endorsed additional doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for health care workers, teachers and other workers at risk.

BBC News Front Page | WorldSep 24, 2021
Catalan exile Puigdemont freed by Italian court
Carles Puigdemont was detained in Italy over a failed Catalan bid to win independence.

Detained Huawei boss due in court amid deal reports (BBC News Front Page | World)
I Lost My Wife. I Won't Lose Broadway Too. (Int'l Herald Tribune)
When and Where to Get a Pfizer COVID Booster Shot (Newsweek)
Britain offers Canadian military help to defend the Arctic (CBC Top Stories)
CNBC World NewsSep 23, 2021
Evergrande stays silent on its $83 million dollar bond interest payment, leaving investors in limbo
Chinese property developer Evergrande has not said whether it will fulfil its interest payments to investors on its U.S.-dollar bond.
China Evergrande Bond Payment Remains Uncertain (Int'l Herald Tribune)

Int'l Herald TribuneSep 23, 2021
Sustainability and Climate Change: Join the Conversation with Experts
Each episode of Netting Zero brings together New York Times journalists with climate experts from business, policy, government, and civil society. Join us on Oct. 21 as we discuss the potential impact of collaborative climate action.

Boris Johnson Urges World Leaders To Act With Renewed Urgency On Climate Change (NPR Topics: News)

BBC Front PageSep 23, 2021
Modi in US: The China factor in India's Quad strategy
The 'Quad' - India, Australia, Japan and the US - are meeting for the first time as a group.

Int'l Herald TribuneSep 23, 2021
Democrats Face Tough Choices as They Look to Shrink Safety Net Bill
With moderates insisting that the cost of the measure dip below $3.5 trillion, Democrats have a number of options for scaling back their plan. None of them are easy.

Int'l Herald TribuneSep 23, 2021
In Biden's Foreign Policy, Friends and Foes Claim Echoes of Trump
President Biden's speech at the U.N. was a stark contrast to President Donald J. Trump's. But it came amid complaints that some of Mr. Biden's policy moves echoed his predecessor's approach.

NewsweekSep 23, 2021
Danish Prime Minister Doesn't 'At All' Understand France's Issue With U.S. Submarine Deal
Asked whether she can understand the French criticism, the Danish prime minister replied: "No, I cannot. I do not understand that at all."

Int'l Herald TribuneSep 23, 2021
Jan. 6 Committee Subpoenas Top Trump White House Officials
The committee is seeking information from Mark Meadows, Dan Scavino Jr., Stephen K. Bannon and Kash Patel.

Steve Bannon, Mark Meadows Among Trump Advisers Subpoenaed by 1/6 House Committee (Newsweek)

BBC Front PageSep 23, 2021
Gabby Petito case: FBI issues arrest warrant for boyfriend Brian Laundrie
The indictment says Brian Laundrie used a debit card that did not belong to him after her death.

FBI Issues Arrest Warrant for Brian Laundrie in Gabby Petito Case (Newsweek)

MSNBC Int'l NewsSep 23, 2021
Has the spread of Covid peaked in the U.S.? What the coming months could look like
New cases have been gradually dropping nationwide, although experts caution that new infections are still at a high rate and further decline will be slow.

NYTimes GlobalSep 23, 2021
House Approves Funding for Israel's Iron Dome
Progressives balked at sending military aid to a country they accuse of human rights abuses, angering centrists and Jewish lawmakers who said the United States must support a crucial ally.

BBC Front PageSep 23, 2021
Canary Islands volcano: 'Miracle house' escapes lava
The volcano on La Palma has been erupting since Sunday, destroying hundreds of homes.

CNBC World NewsSep 23, 2021
Dow jumps nearly 600 points as 2-day comeback rally pushes major indexes into the green for the week
U.S. stocks jumped Thursday as fears around a crisis in China's property market eased and as the Fed kept current monetary stimulus in place for now.

CBC Top StoriesSep 23, 2021
Lava flow slows on Spanish island, sparking worry it could destroy more homes
The advance of lava from a volcanic eruption in Spain's Canary Islands has slowed significantly, raising fears Thursday that it might fan out further across the land and destroy more homes instead of flowing into the sea.

CNBC World NewsSep 23, 2021
Shares of Chinese Estates pop as much as 15% after firm signals it could dump entire Evergrande stake
Investment holding firm Chinese Estates announced in an exchange filing Thursday plans to potentially dispose of its entire stake in developer China Evergrande.
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