China’s Pay Back to the US With Micron Ban Could Signal Decoupling From Both Sides: Expert

Read More China recently banned Micron chip sales to critical information infrastructure operators over cybersecurity issues. It came after the world economic power players showed their support for alternative and secure supply chains, and Micron announced its investment in Japan. China’s ban will only enhance the risk of foreign investors in China, and possibly force […]

Over 300 COVID-19 Papers Withdrawn for Not Meeting Standards of Scientific Soundness

Read More Research journals have withdrawn well over 300 articles on COVID-19 due to compromised ethical standards and concerns about the publications’ scientific validity. Retraction Watch has provided a running list of withdrawn papers on COVID-19 ranging from “Acute kidney injury associated with COVID-19” to “Can Your AI Differentiate Cats from COVID-19?” A total of […]

Traces of cholera detected in Vaal River

Read More Sewage flows into the Vaal River. File photo by Delwyn Verasamy That cholera has been detected in the sewage-polluted Vaal River is not surprising, according to a water expert. Civic organisations, AfriForum and Save Ngwathe, said water samples taken from the Vaal River at Parys in the Free State on Tuesday had tested […]

Rwandan genocide fugitive appears in Cape Town court

Read More Ukiliho Kayishema Fulgence, one of the last fugitives sought for their role in the 1994 Rwanda genocide, sits in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court in Cape Town on May 26, 2023, two days after being arrested following 22 years on the run. (RODGER BOSCH/AFP) Rwandan fugitive, Ukiliho Kayishema Fulgence, who was wanted for […]

Met PC barred over botched Wayne Couzens inquiry says she is a scapegoat

Read More A former officer who botched an inquiry into Wayne Couzens hours before he kidnapped, raped and murdered Sarah Everard has said she has been made a scapegoat for the crisis engulfing the Metropolitan police. Samantha Lee was found guilty of gross misconduct and barred from policing for life by a disciplinary panel on […]

Rishi Sunak races to tighten rules for AI amid fears of existential risk

Read More Rishi Sunak is scrambling to update the government’s approach to regulating artificial intelligence, amid warnings that the industry poses an existential risk to humanity unless countries radically change how they allow the technology to be developed. The prime minister and his officials are looking at ways to tighten the UK’s regulation of cutting-edge […]

Ministers urged to ban single-use vapes amid rising popularity with UK children

Read More Ministers are facing mounting pressure to impose an outright ban on single-use vapes, amid concern about their rising popularity among children and wider worries that officials have minimal grip over a fast-moving sector. While it is illegal to sell e-cigarettes to under-18s, some experts suggest as many as 15% of 11- to 15-year-olds […]

Phillip Schofield quits ITV after admitting affair with This Morning colleague

Read More Phillip Schofield has sensationally quit ITV and admitted to an affair with a younger male colleague at This Morning while he was still married. The 61-year-old – who stepped down from presenting the daytime TV programme last Saturday – said the “consensual on-off relationship” was “unwise, but not illegal”. Schofield said he was […]

Rishi Sunak warned over possible UK recession in 2024

Read More Rishi Sunak has been warned the UK economy could be in recession next year as stubbornly high inflation pushes interest rates to more than 5% before the next general election. Setting the stage for a further rise in borrowing costs on mortgages and loans for millions of households, economists predicted the Bank of […]

Congressional Black Caucus Launches ‘Summer of Action’

The Congressional Black Caucus on Saturday plans to launch its “Summer of Action,” partnering with local officials, community organizations, HBCUs, civil rights groups, and members of Divine Nine organizations to identify key issues and increase voter turnout in 2024.