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The mysteries that gave birth to the world’s newest micronation

BBC
At least, that’s the possibility dangled by its colourful, charismatic and controversial owner, the world’s most famous spoon bender and legendary “psychic” Uri Geller. Now, 13 years after he bought it, Geller, a master of the grand gesture, has decided to elevate Lamb’s status from a private Scottish island to......

Pelosi’s Taiwan trip puts the world’s biggest chipmaker back in the spotlight of U.S.-China rivalry

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is the biggest contract chipmaker in the world. But it has been thrust in the middle of U.S.-China geopolitical tensions. logo displayed on the screen. Rafael Henrique | Sopa Images | Lightrocket | Getty Images......

Analysis: World’s biggest bond markets back in vogue as recession fears mount

Reuters
LONDON, July 29 (Reuters) – One day you’re out and the next day you’re in: the world’s battered sovereign bond markets are back in favour as global recession fears mount. Government borrowing costs from Germany to France and Australia are down sharply this month, with 10-year bond yields down around......

New Zealand had one of the world’s strictest Covid lockdowns. Now its borders are fully reopening

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here After more than two years, New Zealand is fully reopening its borders and welcoming back all international travelers. The country is reopening on July 31, some three months earlier than previously announced. Earlier this year, New Zealand’s borders were opened......

World’s largest watercolour revealed after £50k conservation appeal

BBC
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery holds one of the world’s foremost collections of Pre-Raphaelite art, including thousands of works by the likes of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Everett Millais, William Holman Hunt, Ford Maddox Brown and dozens by Burne-Jones. BBC – For more and to sign up click here...

Olympic champion Chopra wins India’s first silver medal at worlds

Reuters
July 24 (Reuters) – India’s sports community hailed Neeraj Chopra on Sunday after the Olympic javelin champion won the country’s first silver medal at the World Championships. Chopra’s throw of 88.13 meters was not enough to beat Grenadian Anderson Peters’ effort of 90.54m but it was enough to end India’s......

In Argentina, One of the World’s First Bans on Gender-Neutral Language

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here BUENOS AIRES — Instead of “amigos,” the Spanish word for “friends,” some Spanish speakers use “amigues.” In place of “todos,” or “all,” some write “todxs.” And some signs that would say “bienvenidos,” or “welcome,” now say “bienvenid@s.” The......

Sprint coach under investigation for misconduct ejected from worlds – reports

Reuters
EUGENE, Ore., July 17 (Reuters) – American sprint coach Rana Reider, who is being investigated for sexual misconduct, was warned and removed from the World Athletics Championships at Hayward Field by police after he gained unauthorised access, British media reported on Sunday. Reider, who is being investigated by the US......

Coach under investigation removed from Worlds

BBC
Reider trains athletes at the Tumbleweed Track Club in Jacksonville, Florida US sprint coach Rana Reider, who is under investigation for sexual misconduct, was warned by police after allegedly gaining unauthorised access to the athletes’ warm-up area at the World Championships in Oregon. Reider, who coaches Britain’s Adam Gemili, has......

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