World & Region

Ukraine recovers more territory in region Russia claims to have annexed

President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said Ukrainian forces have retaken more settlements in Kherson, one of the partially Russian-occupied southern regions that Moscow claims to have annexed.
Ukraine recovers more territory in region Russia claims to have annexed

 

Dollar clings to gains as bets on further Fed hikes firm

The dollar fought for a footing in choppy trade on Thursday, with support from upbeat U.S. data and hawkish policymaker comments, while the prospect of higher energy prices helped exporters' currencies and weighed on those of importers.
Dollar clings to gains as bets on further Fed hikes firm

 

North Korea fires ballistic missiles after condemning UN meeting, US drills

North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea on Thursday in the direction of Japan, after the return of a U.S. aircraft carrier to the region and a U.N. Security Council meeting in response to the North's recent launches.
North Korea fires ballistic missiles after condemning UN meeting, US drills

   

Putin gives final approval to Ukraine annexation plan despite retreats

Russian President Vladimir Putin formalised the annexation of four Ukrainian regions on Wednesday despite major battlefield reversals in recent days shrinking the amount of seized territory Moscow controls.
Putin gives final approval to Ukraine annexation plan despite retreats

 

With Musk bid back on, Twitter employees 'just along for the ride'

Some Twitter employees were engaged in a company-wide planning process for next year when their phones began buzzing with news that Elon Musk reverses bid to buy the company.
With Musk bid back on, Twitter employees 'just along for the ride'

   

Nobel prize goes to pioneers of molecule-building 'click chemistry'

Scientists Carolyn Bertozzi, Morten Meldal and Barry Sharpless won the 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for discovering reactions that let molecular building blocks snap together to create new desired compounds.
Nobel prize goes to pioneers of molecule-building 'click chemistry'

 

U.S. job openings drop sharply, labor market starting to loosen

U.S. job openings fell by the most in nearly 2-1/2 years in August, suggesting that the labor market was starting to cool as the economy grapples with higher interest rates.
U.S. job openings drop sharply, labor market starting to loosen

   

US job openings drop sharply, labor market starting to loosen

U.S. job openings fell by the most in nearly 2-1/2 years in August, suggesting that the labor market was starting to cool as the economy grapples with higher interest rates.
US job openings drop sharply, labor market starting to loosen

 

South Korea, US fire missiles into the sea to protest 'reckless' North Korea test

South Korea and U.S. military conducted missile drills in response to North Korea's launch of a ballistic missile over Japan, as Washington condemned Pyongyang's longest-range test as "dangerous and reckless."
South Korea, US fire missiles into the sea to protest 'reckless' North Korea test

   

Musk reverses course, again: he's ready to buy Twitter, build 'X' app

Billionaire Elon Musk is proposing to proceed with his original $44 billion bid to take Twitter Inc private, security filings showed on Tuesday.
Musk reverses course, again: he's ready to buy Twitter, build 'X' app

 

North Korea conducts longest-range missile test yet over Japan

Nuclear-armed North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile farther than ever before on Tuesday, sending it soaring over Japan for the first time in five years.
North Korea conducts longest-range missile test yet over Japan

   

Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to scientists Aspect, Clauser and Zeilinger

Scientists Alain Aspect, John Clauser and Anton Zeilinger won the 2022 Nobel Prize in Physics for "experiments with entangled photons, establishing the violation of Bell inequalities and pioneering quantum information science," the award-giving body said on Tuesday.
Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to scientists Aspect, Clauser and Zeilinger

 

Australia to set aside at least 30% of its land mass to protect endangered species

Australia will set aside at least 30% of its land mass for conservation in a bid to protect plants and animals in the island continent famed for species found nowhere else in the world, Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek said on Tuesday.
Australia to set aside at least 30% of its land mass to protect endangered species

   

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