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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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White House details plans to vaccinate 28 million New! 2021-10-20 08:49:30Children aged 5 to 11 should soon be able to get a COVID-19 shot at their pediatrician’s office, local pharmacy and potentially even their schoo

Today's Headlines: A battle over the future of New! 2021-10-20 08:00:33A controversial new plan would remove nearly all the L.A. Zoo's remaining native woodlands.

New York will require police, firefighters and other New! 2021-10-20 07:36:30New York City will require police officers, firefighters and other municipal workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be placed on unpaid leave.

Queen Elizabeth II accepts medical advice to rest, New! 2021-10-20 07:12:11Buckingham Palace says Queen Elizabeth II has reluctantly accepted medical advice to rest for a few days. Britain's recently widowed monarch is 95.

Despite climate pledges, countries are upping fossil fuel New! 2021-10-20 06:03:43A U.N.-backed study says the world must cut its production of coal, oil and gas by more than half in the coming decade to hit global warming targets.

Bombs in Damascus, shelling in other parts of New! 2021-10-20 05:30:55A Syrian military official says two bombs attached to a bus carrying troops in Damascus killed 14 people during the morning rush hour.

Brazil Senate report to urge criminal charges against 2021-10-20 04:54:34A report by Brazil's Senate is expected to hold President Jair Bolsonaro criminally responsible for the world's second-highest COVID-19 death toll.

North Korea confirms test of missile designed for 2021-10-20 04:11:55North Korea confirms that it test-fired a newly developed ballistic missile from a submarine in its first such underwater test-launch in two years.

A migrant's day: Jumping onto trucks to get 2021-10-19 17:56:51Young men who fled war in Sudan now spend their days in the French port of Calais, trying to jump onto moving trucks bound for Britain.

Today's Headlines: Storms could snuff out fire season 2021-10-19 08:00:25After a devastating summer of fire, parts of California might get a break this fall.

Diver discovers ancient Crusader sword off Israeli coast 2021-10-19 07:29:57An Israeli scuba diver has salvaged an ancient sword from the Mediterranean Sea that experts say dates back to the era of the Crusades.

After abandoning zero-COVID strategy, New Zealand logs its 2021-10-19 07:02:03An outbreak in New Zealand's largest city, Auckland, has pushed the country's daily tally of new coronavirus cases to its highest of the pandemic.

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Major Cities in Australia, New Zealand Facing Different 2021-10-18 08:30:10Children in Australia’s largest city returned to in-person learning Monday as Sydney reached an important milestone in its fight against CO

China Says it Tested Spacecraft, Not Missile  2021-10-18 07:48:33China on Monday denied it carried out a hypersonic missile test, saying what it actually tested was a reusable spacecraft.  The comments from t

Myanmar Junta to Free More than 5,000 Jailed 2021-10-18 06:16:24The head of Myanmar’s junta announced Monday that more than 5,000 people who were arrested for taking part in anti-coup protests will be freed u

‘Unintentional Gift’: US Steps into China’s Bitcoin Breach 2021-10-18 04:03:55The long sheds at North America’s largest bitcoin mine look endless in the Texas sun, packed with the type of machines that have helped the

China’s Economic Growth Weakens Amid Construction Slowdown 2021-10-18 02:32:32China’s economic growth is sinking under pressure from a construction slowdown and power shortages, prompting warnings about a possible sho

Myanmar Opposition Welcomes ASEAN's Junta Snub, Wants Summit 2021-10-18 01:06:00Myanmar's shadow government, formed by opponents of the ruling military, welcomed on Monday the exclusion of junta leader Min Aung Hlaing from an upc

China Seen Tightening Grip on Macao 2021-10-18 00:35:35China is tightening its grip on Macao, having incorporated the former Portuguese colony into a cooperation zone with Guangzhou, capital of China&rsquo

Japan PM Says Fukushima Wastewater Release Can't Be 2021-10-17 18:40:00Japan's new prime minister on Sunday said the planned mass disposal of wastewater stored at the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant cannot be del

US Says Cambodia Not Transparent About Chinese Role 2021-10-17 03:00:46The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) has released a survey of new buildings and a road in Ream Naval Base in Cambodia showing tha

Amazon Removes App for Quran, Bible from Apple 2021-10-16 15:11:53Amazon’s audiobook service, Audible, said Friday it removed its app for reading the Quran and the Bible from the Apple store in mainland China b

Singapore's New Powerful ‘Foreign Interference’ Law Stirs Fears 2021-10-16 12:05:17Singapore’s Parliament earlier this month passed legislation giving the government sweeping new powers to fend off foreign meddling in domestic

New Zealand Vaccinates 2.5% of Its Population Against 2021-10-16 11:08:17At least 2.5% of New Zealand’s population was vaccinated for COVID-19 in a single day Saturday, according to preliminary data.     T


Myanmar's economic woes due to gross mismanagement since New! 2021-10-20 23:59:29Myanmar's economic turmoil is due to political instability and mismanagement following a February coup, a US official said on Wednesday (Oct 20) afte

Thailand prepares airports for quarantine-free travellers New! 2021-10-20 23:26:09BANGKOK - Thai government officials on Wednesday (Oct 20) inspected the readiness of the country's airports to welcome quarantine-free traveller

Indian barber siblings turn heads into canvasses by New! 2021-10-20 23:21:16DABWALI, India - In a small salon in a nondescript town in northern India, a haircut is not just a trim or a crew cut but an opportunity to get some a

India floods block roads, sweep away bridges; 46 New! 2021-10-20 23:12:23NEW DELHI - Floods unleashed by days of unseasonal heavy rain have wrecked crops, blocked roads and washed away bridges in northern India, killin

Japan's Mount Aso volcano erupts, spewing plumes of New! 2021-10-20 22:02:41A volcano erupted in Japan on Wednesday (Oct 20), blasting ash several kilometres into the sky and prompting officials to warn against the threat of l

North Korea says US overreacting over submarine missile New! 2021-10-20 21:08:27SEOUL - North Korea said on Thursday (Oct 21) the United States was overreacting to its recent missile test and questioned the sincerity of Washi

Taliban praise suicide bombers, offer families cash and New! 2021-10-20 06:31:39KABUL - The Taliban praised suicide bombers who died during the war against the former government and its Western allies and offered their famili

Taiwan says odds of war with China in New! 2021-10-20 06:17:51TAIPEI - The odds of war with China in the next year are "very low," a top Taiwanese security official told lawmakers on Wednesday (Oct 20), am

India's love for gold reaches fast food as 2021-10-20 05:10:07In gold-obsessed India, edible gold leaf-plated burgers have become all the rage after a Mumbai restaurant launched the offerings in July. Louis Burg

Caught on camera: Indonesian man stalks woman and 2021-10-20 04:03:00Upon discovering that the mysterious runny fluid on her motorcycle seat was semen and not yogurt as she initially believed, an Indonesian woman was so

Tradition vs credibility: Inside the Southeast Asian meet 2021-10-20 00:03:36Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Singapore pushed for a harder stance against Myanmar junta leader Min Aung Hlaing at a "tense" meeting that

Myanmar junta minister blames economic woes partly on 2021-10-19 23:58:40Myanmar's military-appointed authorities are doing their best to revive an economy in turmoil since a February coup and stabilise the kyat currency,

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