Chinese graduates lower their ambitions in moribund jobs market

Applied maths graduate Liang Huaxiao tried to land a job with one of China’s tech giants for two years. Then she tried customer service and sales. Then she applied for assistant roles in a bakery and in a beauty parlour.

June 1, 2023 4:50 pm


US debt ceiling bill passes House with broad bipartisan support

A divided U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to suspend the $31.4 trillion debt ceiling, with majority support from both Democrats and Republicans to overcome opposition led by hardline conservatives and avoid a catastrophic default.

June 1, 2023 2:09 pm


Pence, Christie prepare to face off against Trump in 2024 White House race

Former Vice President Mike Pence and former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie are planning to enter the race for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination next week in long-shot challenges to the dominance of front-runner Donald Trump.

June 1, 2023 1:24 pm


US debt ceiling bill advances toward tight vote in House

A bill to suspend the U.S. government’s $31.4 trillion debt ceiling and avert a disastrous default cleared a key procedural hurdle in the House of Representatives, setting the stage for a vote on the bipartisan debt deal itself.

June 1, 2023 11:22 am


Eastern Canada struggles to bring wildfires under control

Wildfires that have already forced thousands in Canada’s Nova Scotia province to evacuate were threatening communities on the outskirts of Halifax on Wednesday and causing poor air quality hundreds of miles away as smoke drifted across the U.S. border.

June 1, 2023 10:23 am


NASA UFO panel in first public meeting says better data needed

The first public meeting of a NASA panel studying what the government calls “unidentified aerial phenomena,” commonly known as UFOs, kicked off to discuss findings since its formation last year.

June 1, 2023 9:40 am


Tape recording shows Trump acknowledging he kept classified document on Iran

Federal prosecutors have a 2021 audio recording of former President Donald Trump acknowledging he kept a classified Pentagon document about a possible attack on Iran after leaving the White House, CNN reported.

June 1, 2023 8:20 am


UK scrutinises supermarket profits as food prices stay high

Britain’s competition regulator told supermarkets it was looking at their earnings to identify which supply chains it needed to examine more closely as part of efforts to tackle food price inflation.

May 31, 2023 5:30 pm


Japan PM orders about $26 bln to be set aside for childcare

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida instructed his government on Wednesday to set aside around 3.5 trillion yen ($26 billion) in the annual budget for child care, Economy Minister Shigeyuki Goto said.

May 31, 2023 5:26 pm


Iran starts trial of female journalist who covered Amini's death

A Revolutionary Court in Iran began the trial of a female journalist behind closed doors on charges linked to her coverage of a Kurdish-Iranian woman whose death in custody last year sparked months of unrest, her husband said on Twitter.

May 31, 2023 4:31 pm


Fire at oil refinery in Russia's Krasnodar likely caused by drone -governor

A fire that broke out at the Afipsky oil refinery in Russia’s Krasnodar region was likely caused by a drone, the region’s governor said early on Wednesday.

May 31, 2023 4:02 pm


US House poised to vote on urgently needed debt ceiling suspension

Legislation brokered by President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to lift the $31.4 trillion U.S. debt ceiling and achieve new federal spending cuts passed an important hurdle late on Tuesday, advancing to the full House of Representatives for debate and an expected vote on passage on Wednesday.

May 31, 2023 3:00 pm

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