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3 die, 1 missing as rain, flooding batter New Zealand's largest city

Urdu Point | 28 Jan 2023

ANKARA, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 28th Jan, 2023 ) At least three people died and one is still missing after New Zealand's largest city was hit by record rainfall and flooding, state-run media said on Saturday. Local...

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Does the Metaverse Need Burritos? Chipotle Went on Roblox to Find Out

New York Observer | 27 Jan 2023

Chipotle created a restaurant in Roblox. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. Making a Chipotle burrito in the metaverse isn’t so different from making a real one. Players on the fast-food chain’s Roblox game use their computer mouses to drag and drop ingredients from the virtual counter to an open-faced burrito. White rice, black beans, garlic...

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Splits emerge as U.S. House Republicans demand Biden negotiate on debt limit

Reuters | 26 Jan 2023

WASHINGTON, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Republicans who control the U.S. House of Representatives are divided over how hard a line to take on the debt ceiling, but were united on Wednesday in demanding that Democratic President Joe Biden agree to negotiate on spending as part of any deal. Hard-line Republican conservatives, who have the power to block any...

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Jacinda Ardern may need ongoing security as extent of threats revealed

Indian Express | 25 Jan 2023

Jacinda Ardern is likely to require an unprecedented level of security for a former New Zealand prime minister given the extent of the abuse and threats she faced while in office. Ongoing police protection for retired leaders is unusual in the South Pacific nation, where politicians are able to revert to life as a private citizen once they retire....

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Asteroid the size of 100 Oscar awards to pass very close to Earth - NASA

The Jerusalem Post | 25 Jan 2023

An asteroid around the size of 100 Academy Award statuettes – also known as Oscars – is flying toward Earth and will pass by at a considerably close distance on Wednesday, according to NASA's asteroid tracker. The asteroid in question has been designated 2023 BL1 and is just one of five different asteroids set to pass the Earth on...

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Eurozone economic rebound will aid European Central Bank’s case for more interest rate rises

Irish Independent | 25 Jan 2023

The private-sector economy in the euro area unexpectedly returned to growth at the start of 2023, offering further signs the region may avoid a recession and comforting the European Central Bank’s (ECB ) focus on underlying inflation risks. S&P Global’s flash Purchasing Managers’ Index rose to 50.2 in...

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Chris Hipkins sworn in as New Zealand’s 41st prime minister

Federal News Radio | 25 Jan 2023

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Chris Hipkins was sworn in Wednesday as New Zealand’s 41st prime minister, following the unexpected resignation last week of Jacinda Ardern. Hipkins, 44, has promised a back-to-basics approach focusing on the economy and what he described as the “pandemic of inflation.” He will have less than nine months before...

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Jacinda Ardern makes final appearance as New Zealand leader

Journal Review | 24 Jan 2023

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Jacinda Ardern made her final public appearance as New Zealand's prime minister Tuesday, saying the thing she would miss most was the people, because they had been the “joy of the job.” Ardern, who has been a global icon of the left, shocked the nation Thursday when she said she was resigning as leader after more than...

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Will American politics stay stuck? Biden has a plan to deal with that.

The Buffalo News | 24 Jan 2023

WASHINGTON – Can any par-ty, movement or politician breakthrough the immobility of American politics that leaves us divided roughly equally in election after election-after election? As a nation, we were once accustomed to long periods when one party was largely dominant – the Republicans from Abraham Lincoln's election in 1860 to 1932, and the...

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Exclusive-Geely plans to turn maker of London black cabs into EV powerhouse

FX Empire | 23 Jan 2023

By Nick Carey COVENTRY, England (Reuters) – China’s Geely is planning a big investment to turn the maker of London’s iconic black taxis into a high-volume, all-electric brand with a range of commercial and passenger vehicles, executives at the unit told Reuters. London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) also aims to expand its suite of services, which...

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American lawmakers urge U.S. to ship Abrams tanks to Ukraine

Reuters | 23 Jan 2023

WASHINGTON, Jan 22 (Reuters) - American lawmakers on Sunday pushed the U.S. government to export M1 Abrams main battle tanks to Ukraine, saying that even sending a symbolic number to Kyiv would be enough to push European allies to do the same. Michael McCaul, the newly installed Republican chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, told...

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Brazil and Argentina to discuss common currency

Reuters | 23 Jan 2023

BUENOS AIRES, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Brazil and Argentina aim for greater economic integration, including the development of a common currency, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Argentine leader Alberto Fernandez said in a joint article they penned. "We intend to overcome the barriers to our exchanges, simplify and modernize the...

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U.S. military says it captured two Islamic State members in Syria

Reuters | 23 Jan 2023

WASHINGTON, Jan 22 (Reuters) - American forces have captured two Islamic State members during an air and ground assault in eastern Syria, the U.S. military's Central Command said in a statement released on Sunday. The raid happened on Saturday, according to Col. Joe Buccino, a Central Command spokesperson,...

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Déjà vu all over again: Tea Party tactics and realpolitik

The Hill | 22 Jan 2023

After the French Revolution, when the Bourbon regime was restored to power, the French statesman Charles Talleyrand remarked, “They learned nothing and they forgot nothing.” That may also be true of the Republican Party after Donald Trump. The new Republican majority in the House of Representatives is hell-bent on revenge. Revenge for...

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Chris Hipkins formally elected as New Zealand's next prime minister

New Zealand's ruling Labour Party formally votes to endorse Chris Hipkins as the country's next prime minister following Jacinda Ardern's shock decision to stand down from the role. ......

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Meet the man set to replace Jacinda Ardern as New Zealand PM

NBC News | 21 Jan 2023

Chris Hipkins, who played a significant role in New Zealand’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, is set to replace Jacinda Ardern as prime minister after emerging on Saturday as the only candidate to lead the ruling Labour Party. ......

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Troubleshooter Chris Hipkins faces a tough road as New Zealand PM

FX Empire | 21 Jan 2023

By Lucy Craymer and Alasdair Pal WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Chris Hipkins, set to become New Zealand’s prime minister, built a reputation for competence in tackling COVID-19, though he acknowledges some mistakes in handling the pandemic and faces a tough battle to retain power in an October general election. Known as “Chippy”, the former COVID minister...

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Emotional Nancy Pelosi reveals husband Paul is not ‘back to normal’ after hammer attack

New York Post | 21 Jan 2023

Rep. Nancy Pelosi choked back tears while discussing her husband’s prolonged recovery from a brutal hammer attack last fall, saying it could take months before he is “back to normal.” The former House speaker, 82, opened up about Paul Pelosi’s condition during an appearance on “Who’s Talking To Chris Wallace?” “He’s doing OK,” Pelosi (D-Calif.)...

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Retail stocks help FTSE climb despite downbeat sector data

Belfast Telegraph | 20 Jan 2023

The UK’s retail stocks helped provide the FTSE with a slight rebound on Friday, despite a disappointing set of industry-wide economic data. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed that retail sales volumes fell by 1% in December, representing a second consecutive monthly decline. Nevertheless, investors took an opportunity to buy into the...

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Google parent Alphabet will cut 12,000 jobs, say Sundar Pichai in email

Financial Express | 20 Jan 2023

Google parent Alphabet Inc. said it will cut about 12,000 jobs, more than 6% of its global workforce, becoming the latest tech giant to retrench after years of abundant growth and hiring. The cuts will affect jobs globally and across the entire company, Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai told employees in an email on Friday, writing that he...