March 31, 2021

Destruction of world’s forests increased sharply in 2020

Calls for forests to be high on Cop26 agenda after loss of 42,000 sq km of tree cover in key tropical regions […]
March 30, 2021

Scientists warn new COVID mutations in a year as vaccines stall

Leading researchers say humans have a year or less before the coronavirus mutates and first-generation vaccines are ‘rendered ineffective’. […]
March 29, 2021

Wall Street set to slip as bank stocks fall on hedge fund default concerns

U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open for Wall Street on Monday after a surge in the previous session, as global banks said they faced potential losses from a hedge fund’s default on margin calls. […]
March 29, 2021

Suez Canal: Ever Given container ship finally freed

A giant container ship that blocked the Suez Canal for nearly a week has finally been freed after a mammoth salvage operation. […]
March 25, 2021

Nord Stream 2 is a ‘bad idea and a bad deal for Europe, US’ Antony Blinken tells Euronews

A nearly finished gas pipeline between Russia and Germany is a bad idea and a bad deal for Europe, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has told Euronews. […]
March 25, 2021

Suez canal: Dutch and Japanese teams brought in to help free ship

Ever Given is stuck on sand and could have to be unloaded, a process that could take weeks […]
March 19, 2021

In First Talks, Dueling Accusations Set Testy Tone for U.S.-China Diplomacy

U.S. officials said the two days of discussions would continue, but accused the Chinese delegation of violating the format for meetings that had sought to find common ground between the superpowers. […]
March 19, 2021

Tech Recovery Proved Fragile With Index Down Again For Year

It’s been a rough ride for tech stocks this year. In as little as two weeks, the Nasdaq 100 Index has erased its 2021 gains twice. […]
March 18, 2021

Intelligence report contradicts claims by Trump and his team on China election interference

The US intelligence report released Tuesday detailing foreign election interference in the 2020 election contradicts repeated statements from former President Donald Trump and senior members […]
March 18, 2021

Covid-19: EU warns UK over vaccine exports

Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, has said that if Covid vaccine supplies in Europe do not improve, the EU “will reflect whether exports to countries who have higher vaccination rates than us are still proportionate”. […]