China meets banks to discuss protecting assets from US sanctions

Chinese regulators have held an emergency meeting with domestic and foreign banks to discuss how they could protect the country’s overseas assets from US-led sanctions similar to those imposed on Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, according to people familiar with the discussion. Officials are worried the same measures could be taken against Beijing in […]

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Would engineering new species help fight climate change?

Jennifer Doudna, one of the scientists behind CRISPR gene editing, says the technology could be used to tackle climate change, among other major issues facing humanity. At the moment, the technology is widely being tried by researchers in clinical studies. Continue reading below Our Featured Videos CRISPR gene editing technology allows the editing of genomes […]

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UN boss tours destroyed Ukrainian towns ahead of Zelenskyy talks | Russia-Ukraine was News

Antonio Guterres, the United Nations secretary-general, has called for accountability after touring devastated areas near Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, where Russia has been accused of committing war crimes. The visit on Thursday, Guterres’ first to Ukraine since Russia’s invasion in late February, comes two days after he met Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, where he […]

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Giants of the bottled water industry admits to greenwashing

The attorneys for bottled water company BlueTriton admitted that its environmental claims were false. They insisted the greenwashing was non-actionable because the statements were aspirational. Continue reading below Our Featured Videos “Many of the statements on issue here constitute non-actionable puffery,” BlueTriton’s attorneys wrote in a motion to dismiss, as reported by The Intercept. BlueTriton’s […]

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World military spending tops $ 2 trillion for first time: SIPRI | News

The US, China, India, UK and Russia were the top five defense spenders, according to new data by defense think tank SIPRI. The global military expenditure has reached an all-time high, passing $ 2 trillion in 2021, according to a report by a leading defense think-tank based in Sweden, as spending increased for the seventh […]

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Zero-emission hydrogen-powered ferry coming to San Francisco

Sea Change, a zero-emission ferry, will soon start operation in San Francisco Bay. The ferry is fully propelled by hydrogen fuel cells, making it the first of its kind to be used for public transport. Continue reading below Our Featured Videos The 70-foot-long vessel will ferry 75 passengers per trip and service several stops along […]

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Pound slides to weakest level since 2020 as British retail sales fall

Sterling dropped to its weakest level since late 2020 after a sharp drop in British retail sales underlined the depths of the cost of living crisis fueled by surging inflation. The volume of retail sales in Great Britain fell 1.4 per cent, the Office for National Statistics said, worse than the 0.3 per cent drop […]

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Ukraine’s Zelenskyy says Russia rejected Easter truce | Russia-Ukraine was News

Orthodox Christians, the largest religious group in Russia and Ukraine, celebrate Easter on Sunday. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said Russia’s government rejected calls for a ceasefire over the Orthodox Easter holidays. “Unfortunately, Russia rejected the proposal to establish an Easter truce. This shows very well how the leaders of this state actually treat the […]

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