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Peter Thiel's luxury New Zealand lodge opposed by 2021-10-19 08:53:58Peter Thiel's proposed luxury lodge in New Zealand has been opposed by a local environmental group who believe it is "inappropriate" for the natura

IMF downgrades its growth forecast for Asia, says 2021-10-19 08:01:57Asia's economy is forecast to grow by 6.5% in 2021, lower than the previously projected 7.6%, said the IMF.

CNBC’s Sustainable Future Forum Europe: Providing Energy 2021-10-19 07:55:53CNBC took a look at the energy transition, from the role incumbent energy providers will play, to the new start-ups that are looking to change the bus

These travelers moved to Europe despite knowing no 2021-10-19 07:16:10Meet two women who moved to Europe — one left a tropical island to live in the Arctic, the other bought and opened a hotel in Spain during the p

Russia chooses not to raise natural gas supplies 2021-10-19 05:10:24Putin had suggested Russia could provide additional supply to Europe at a time when millions of households are facing soaring winter energy bills.

Asia-Pacific markets higher as tech stocks in the 2021-10-19 04:15:29Tech stocks in Asia rose in Tuesday trade, with the Hang Seng Tech index in Hong Kong jumping 2.25% by the afternoon.

Watch CNBC’s Sustainable Future Forum Asia: Providing Energy 2021-10-19 03:11:15CNBC takes a look at the energy transition, from the role incumbent energy providers will play, to the new start-ups looking to change the business mo

'We are on a war on combating greenwashing,' 2021-10-19 01:20:25A Swedish start-up that's been backed by Google claims that its carbon emissions tracker can help to put an end to corporate greenwashing.

How Evergrande found itself on the wrong side 2021-10-18 23:31:42Evergrande made little progress toward complying with China's crackdown on real estate debt until it was too late for investors who put money into it

Netflix's 'Squid Game' is reportedly worth almost $900 2021-10-18 18:52:21Netflix's "Squid Game" will reportedly generate almost $900 million in impact value for the company, which said the show is its biggest s

New York and Texas are winning the war 2021-10-18 07:49:46There is a war brewing among states to attract bitcoin miners, and new data shows that a whole lot of them are headed to New York, Kentucky, Georgia,

CNBC's Sustainable Future Forum Europe: Responsibility & Regulation 2021-10-18 07:34:17CNBC breaks down the demographics of change and the laws and regulations that can guide it.

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Greenhouse gas concentrations hit a new record in New! 2021-10-25 08:58:15Greenhouse gas concentrations hit a new record last year and increased faster than the average rate for the last decade, the United Nations reports.

Three generations of Black women overcome boundaries and New! 2021-10-25 08:57:22The story of the Little family women is one of perseverance, of pushing further than the previous generation and yet still starting from behind.

Just what are the 'Facebook Papers'? An explainer New! 2021-10-25 08:26:55The 'Facebook Papers' project encompasses reporting by 17 American news organizations based on thousands of pages of internal Facebook documents.

Facebook's language gaps let through hate-filled posts while New! 2021-10-25 08:11:52Internal Facebook documents acknowledge that the company often does a poor job of monitoring content because of its own linguistic shortcomings.

An anti-immigrant, anti-Islam far-right TV pundit roils France's New! 2021-10-25 07:20:39A rabble-rousing TV pundit and author with repeated convictions for hate speech is rocking the early stages of France's coming presidential election.

Australia gives support in principle for net zero New! 2021-10-25 06:39:55Prime Minister Scott Morrison wants to take a more ambitious plan to reduce Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions to the U.N. climate change summ

Ex-Saudi official calls crown prince a 'psychopath' who New! 2021-10-25 04:13:34Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler, once spoke of killing his father's predecessor as king, an ex-security official say

Military takes over, prime minister is arrested in New! 2021-10-25 02:21:33Sudan’s top general dissolves the government and says the military will run the country after the arrest of the prime minister and other officia

Today's Headlines: Torrential rainfall further damages fire-ravaged areas New! 2021-10-25 01:27:29Also, experts predict the legal fallout from the Alec Baldwin prop gun shooting

Race-blind redistricting? Democrats incredulous at GOP maps 2021-10-24 12:39:10After suits alleging racial gerrymandering, Republicans drawing legislative maps in Texas, Ohio and North Carolina say they won't use racial or parti

3 years after Pittsburgh synagogue attack, trial still 2021-10-23 14:45:45A synagogue building in Pittsburgh remains dormant three years after it was the scene of a rampage that left 11 people dead.

Limbo in a blue tent: African asylum seekers 2021-10-23 14:37:43Enjei Grace and fellow Cameroonian Daniel Ejube have been stuck in limbo, in the buffer zone separating Cyprus' north from the south.

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China to Vaccinate Children Aged 3 and Up New! 2021-10-25 07:33:57Children as young as 3 will start receiving COVID-19 vaccines in China, where 76% of the population has been fully vaccinated and authorities are main

Australian Scientists Boost Climate Change Adaptability in Frogs New! 2021-10-25 05:12:54For the first time in a laboratory, Australian scientists have produced tadpoles more tolerant of climate change. A team from the University of W

Amnesty International to Close Hong Kong Offices  New! 2021-10-25 04:26:56Amnesty International says it is shutting down its two offices in Hong Kong by the end of the year because of the effect of the national security law

Evergrande Says it Has Resumed Work on 10 New! 2021-10-25 01:09:26Shares of embattled Chinese developer Evergrande rose Monday after it said it had resumed work on more than 10 projects, as it sought to soothe fears

Thai Water Project Clears Major Hurdle After China 2021-10-24 08:32:22Thailand is moving forward on a controversial and long-pondered water diversion project after the plan drew interest from a major Chinese firm, a move

US Envoy Urges North Korea to End 'Provocations' 2021-10-24 03:59:35The U.S. envoy for North Korea once again urged Pyongyang on Sunday to engage in talks to denuclearize. Special Representative Sung Kim called Pyong

Taiwan, US Discuss UN Participation Ahead of Key 2021-10-24 03:34:51Taiwanese and U.S. officials have discussed how Taiwan can "meaningfully" participate at the United Nations just days before Chinese President Xi Ji

US Special Envoy Arrives in Seoul to Reopen 2021-10-23 20:30:11U.S. special envoy for North Korea Sung Kim arrived Saturday in South Korea to reopen stalled denuclearization talks with the North.  U.S.-Nort

Report: Beijing Built Repressive Governance System for Uyghur 2021-10-23 10:51:06More than 170 Chinese Communist Party, government, military, paramilitary and hybrid administrative entities in China have participated in building an

AUKUS, China Sea Tensions Put Indonesia in Tight 2021-10-23 10:25:49Heightened Sino-Australian tensions over the new AUKUS agreement calling for the sharing of U.S. nuclear submarine technology with Australia, along wi

Russian, Chinese Warships Hold First Joint Patrols in 2021-10-23 05:27:48Russian and Chinese warships held their first joint patrols in the Western part of the Pacific Ocean on October 17-23, Russia's defense ministry said

New Reports Point to Dams 'Stressing' Cambodia's Mekong 2021-10-23 02:47:08Kong Kim, a fisherman in Cambodia's northeast, is worried about the next few years. "I am concerned that there will be no fish in the future," th


Bollywood stars, Indian celebrities launch NFTs amid global New! 2021-10-24 22:25:37MUMBAI - Indian celebrities from the world of Bollywood and cricket are increasingly launching digital memorabilia through non-fungible tokens (NFT),

Vaccinated and want to visit Israel? Read the New! 2021-10-24 22:13:49TEL AVIV - Tourists hoping to visit Jerusalem or Tel Aviv after Israel's announcement last week that it would open to some vaccinated foreign travell

Myanmar says it's committed to Asean peace plan, New! 2021-10-24 21:30:30Myanmar's military rulers pledged on Sunday (Oct 24) to co-operate "as much as possible" with a peace plan agreed with Asean, despite a stern rebuk

Strong quake shakes Taiwan, no damage reported New! 2021-10-24 21:26:08TAIPEI - Buildings shook in Taipei on Sunday (Oct 25) as an earthquake of magnitude 6.5 struck northeastern Taiwan, but there were no reports of damag

Why Asean may think twice before standing with 2021-10-23 23:07:00China is lobbying neighbours in Southeast Asia to reject a US-led three-way security pact that will allow Australia to field nuclear-powered submarine

A Hindu attacks Sikhs in Australia, gets hero's 2021-10-23 00:01:00An international student asked to leave Australia after allegedly assaulting members of the Sikh community received a hero’s welcome on his retu

High demand for Squid Game tracksuits cheers South 2021-10-22 23:11:00SEOUL - The "Made in Korea" green tracksuits and pink jumpsuits worn by characters in Netflix's global hit Squid Game have proven a

Ya Kun Kaya Toast says sorry after calling 2021-10-22 06:27:00Homegrown brand Ya Kun Kaya Toast has apologised after coming under fire from Chinese netizens when it listed Taiwan as a country in its pro

Daily roundup: Malaysians rickrolled by Covid-19 tracing app 2021-10-22 03:52:16Stay in the know with a recap of our top stories today. 1. 'You've tested positive': Malaysians rickrolled by Covid-19 tracing app glitch Th

Seoul files complaint against unionists who rallied in 2021-10-22 00:21:48SEOUL - The Seoul city government said on Thursday (Oct 21) it had filed a police complaint against members of South Korea's main labour group w

Late monsoon floods kill more than 150 in 2021-10-21 23:55:45NEW DELHI - More than 150 people have died in flooding across India and Nepal in recent days, as heavy late monsoon rains triggered flash floods, dest

India celebrates 1 billion Covid-19 vaccine doses with 2021-10-21 23:48:26NEW DELHI - India celebrated the milestone of administering 1 billion Covid-19 vaccine doses on Thursday (Oct 21), with the government promoting the a