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Japan’s economy watcher sentiment logs biggest fall in 13 months

Published by Kyodo News Business sentiment among workers with jobs sensitive to economic trends in Japan marked the sharpest drop in 13 months in April as the coronavirus pandemic continued to rage and a state of emergency was declared for Tokyo and some other urban areas, government data showed Thursday. The diffusion index of confidence […]Read More

Politics

Israeli military says 1,600 rockets fired from Gaza, 7 Israeli

Published by DPA Palestinian militants have now fired more than 1,600 rockets from Gaza at Israel since the latest flare-up of fighting began earlier this week, Israel’s military said Thursday morning. Around 400 went down over Gaza, spokesman Jonathan Conricus said. The success rate of Israel’s Iron Dome aerial defence system continues to average around […]Read More

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Why many Covid experts think Americans can ditch their masks

Published by AFP Washington (AFP) – Covid cases are declining quickly while vaccinations continue to rise slowly but surely in the United States, the former epicenter of the pandemic.  Many experts believe the time will soon be right for the federal government to ease its recommendations on indoor masking across the board, and say doing […]Read More

Tech News

Tesla’s Musk halts use of bitcoin for car purchases

Published by Reuters By Hyunjoo Jin and Kanishka Singh (Reuters) -Tesla Inc will no longer accept bitcoin for car purchases, Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Wednesday, citing long-brewing environmental concerns for a swift reversal in the company’s position on the cryptocurrency. Bitcoin fell more than 10% after Musk tweeted his decision to suspend its […]Read More

Finance

Escobar: Pictures Of A Ukrainian Dream

Escobar: Pictures Of A Ukrainian Dream Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Saker blog, Picture yourself about to meet a girl with kaleidoscope eyes… No. Sorry. Actually picture merry lines of code in the R programming language – wallowing in a happy valley of game theory models which would not preclude Goth or New Romantic […]Read More

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Colonial Pipeline slowly restarts as Southeast U.S. scrambles for fuel

Published by Reuters By Joseph Menn and Stephanie Kelly (Reuters) – Colonial Pipeline began to slowly restart the nation’s largest fuel pipeline network on Wednesday after a ransomware attack shut the line, triggering fuel shortages and panic buying in the southeastern United States. It will take several days for the 5,500 mile (8,850 km) pipeline […]Read More