Macron steps back from midnight threat against UK exports in

France’s president, Emmanuel Macron, has shelved his threat to clog up UK exports and ban its fishers from landing catches at French ports from midnight in a dispute over access to British fishing waters, as his deadline approached. Discussions resumed after a proposal was put forward by Macron’s government late on Monday. Downing Street […]Read More

Tesla to open Supercharger network up to other electric cars

Tesla is opening its charging network to other electric cars for the first time with a pilot programme in the Netherlands, as the world’s most valuable carmaker looks to bring electric vehicles into the mainstream. The programme will be tested at 10 locations in the Netherlands, the company said on Monday, adding that Dutch […]Read More

How online stores can gear up for the holiday sales

By Patricia Mirasol From reinforcing branded packaging to beefing up product inventories, businesses have started offering Christmas promotions in their online stores. EveGrocer, a zero-waste online grocery, is anticipating a surge of demand for its Christmas hams from Giana Deli, Log & Cabin, and Gastronomo. Its other in-demand products, according to CEO Ma. Leonelle de […]Read More

Darktrace hit by fears of sell-off by its early backers

Fears that insiders will dump stock when a lock-up agreement expires this week sent shares in Darktrace tumbling by 15 per cent. Employees and early backers in the business, including Mike Lynch, the embattled software tycoon, will be free to cash in their shares in the cybersecurity group tomorrow. They had been barred from […]Read More

Sexism row as Italian restaurants hand menus to women with

An Argentine fashion blogger has provoked debate in Italy by denouncing expensive restaurants that hand women menus with no prices on the assumption that their male companions are paying the bill. Agustina Gandolfo, 25, told her 875,000 Instagram followers that she was “indignant” when she was given a “blind menu” while out for dinner […]Read More

Facebook denies Kazakh claim of exclusive access to content reporting

REUTERS ALMATY – Facebook owner Meta Platforms on Tuesday denied a claim by the Kazakh government that it had been granted exclusive access to the social network’s content reporting system. In what it called a joint statement with Facebook, the Kazakh government had touted the move as a compromise solution on Monday, after the Central […]Read More

China, Russia revive push to lift U.N. sanctions on North

UNITED NATIONS – China and Russia are pushing the U.N. Security Council to ease sanctions on North Korea by reviving a 2019 attempt to remove a ban on Pyongyang’s exports of statues, seafood and textiles and expanding it to include lifting a refined petroleum imports cap. In a reworked draft resolution, seen by Reuters on […]Read More

NASA orders rare medical delay in launch of SpaceX mission

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Nov 1 (Reuters) – NASA announced on Monday a rare, health-related delay in its SpaceX rocket launch of four astronauts to the International Space Station, the second postponement of the mission in a week, citing an unspecified medical issue with one of the crew. NASA said the issue was “not a medical […]Read More

Over 100 global leaders pledge to end deforestation by 2030

GLASGOW – More than 100 global leaders late on Monday pledged to halt and reverse deforestation and land degradation by the end of the decade, underpinned by $19 billion in public and private funds to invest in protecting and restoring forests. The joint statement at the COP26 climate talks in Glasgow was backed by […]Read More

Facebook whistleblower Haugen urges Zuckerberg to step down

REUTERS LISBON – In her first public address since she leaked a trove of damaging documents about Facebook’s inner workings, whistleblower Frances Haugen urged her former boss, Mark Zuckerberg, to step down and allow change rather than devoting resources to a rebrand. “I think it is unlikely the company will change if [Mark Zuckerberg] remains […]Read More