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Japan encourages its sober young people to drink more and boost economy
The Japanese government has launched a nationwide competition to revitalise the alcoholic beverages industry which has been shrinking due to demographic changes, lifestyle choices and the coronavirus pandemic.
Why workers just won’t stop quitting
The Great Resignation was triggered by the pandemic – so why aren’t resignations slowing down now as it wanes?
Saudi woman given 34-year prison sentence for using Twitter
Salma al-Shehab, a Leeds University student, was charged with following and retweeting dissidents and activists
Meta steps up information control ahead of US elections
Facebook's parent company is imposing strict controls on information related to the upcoming midterm elections
Airbnb introduces new ‘anti-party technology’
Bookings will be screened for a combination of age, trip length and other factors
This European country is the most expensive to live and work abroad in
If you are an expat living in Hong Kong, Zurich or Geneva, life is costing you more than anywhere else on the planet, according to the 2022 Cost of Living Survey, an annual report by consulting firm Mercer.
Should travel be reserved for the rich? These countries think so
As travel restrictions ease, some countries are being more selective about who they welcome post-pandemic.
McDonald’s workers say sexual harassment and retaliation persist
Employees say they have been fired and written up after reporting sexual harassment to corporate HR
US natural gas prices spike to 14-year high. Here's why
US natural gas prices have skyrocketed to levels unseen since 2008, a spike that threatens to offset the benefits of falling prices at the gas pump.
Ryanair ups Stansted flights over 'hopeless' Heathrow passenger cap
The UK's biggest airport says that without a limit, it will not be able to safely and reliably handle its flight schedule. But its continuation threatens to disrupt future family getaways.
Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla tests positive for Covid-19 after 4 jabs
Albert Bourla, CEO of drugmaker Pfizer, has tested positive for Covid-19 and has "very mild symptoms," he said in a tweet on Monday.
Modi pledges to turn India into a developed country
Standing in front of the historic Red Fort in Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday pledged to transform India into a developed country in the next 25 years.
Australia's ex-PM 'secretly held ministry portfolios'
Australian PM Anthony Albanese says he will investigate reports that his predecessor, Scott Morrison, secretly assumed three roles in the ministry.
China unexpectedly cuts 2 key rates, withdraws cash from banking system
China's central bank unexpectedly cut a key interest rate for the second time this year and withdrew some cash from the banking system on Monday, to try to revive credit demand to support the COVID-hit economy.
Carnival drops mandatory COVID-19 testing for vaccinated passengers
Carnival Corp's (CCL.N) major cruise lines will drop mandatory COVID-19 testing for vaccinated guests and allow unvaccinated passengers to travel without an exemption in some cases, the company said on Friday.
The US War on Drugs isn’t what it seems – and Colombia’s new president wants to end it
Gustavo Petro promises a major blow to US hegemony over Latin America
How can countries protect themselves against cyber warfare?
Cybersecurity has become a top priority for governments, businesses and critical infrastructure operators, especially since the start of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine which has been marked by sophisticated cyber attacks.
Can a career move help with the rising cost of living?
Whether it’s through the news or in your pocket, it’s difficult to escape the rise in inflation and the increase in the cost of living at the moment.
Can Airbnb Outperform a Potential Recession?
Airbnb was formed during the 2008 financial crisis and evolved during the Covid-19 pandemic. WSJ’s Preetika Rana and Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky share insight into the home-sharing giant’s success and what the future might hold for the company.
Update of the CDC's guidelines for dealing with the corona virus: There is no longer a difference between vaccinated, unvaccinated and not validly vaccinated
The CDC updates its recommendations regarding Covid-19. The main change in the recommendations is that from now on those exposed to the virus are not required to be isolated (it is recommended to wear a mask for 10 days and get tested af...
The tyranny of Justin Trudeau has finally been exposed
A lawsuit has shown Canada's travel vaccine mandate had little to do with science and everything to do with politics
New Zealand needs wealthy visitors not 'noodle-eating backpackers', says Ardern's tourism minister
The remarks have been condemned as out of touch and elitist
Disney overtakes Netflix in battle for subscribers
Disney will launch a new ad-supported streaming service in the US in December, as it overtakes Netflix in the race for paid subscribers.
UN trade body calls for halting cryptocurrency rise in developing countries
The UN trade and development body, UNCTAD, has called for action to curb cryptocurrencies in developing nations, in three policy briefs published on Wednesday.
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