Greta Thunberg and youth climate protests make a return

STOCKHOLM: Teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg is back. She joined fellow demonstrators outside the Swedish Parliament on Friday to kick off a day of socially distanced global climate protests. “The main hope is, as always, to try to have an…

Coronavirus Australia latest: the week at a glance | Health

Here are this week’s key developments in the coronavirus pandemic in Australia. This is Elias Visontay and it’s Friday 25 September. Daniel Andrews sorry over hotel quarantine The Victorian premier, Daniel Andrews, has unreservedly apologised to Victorians over the handling…

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked for S20 Fan Edition: Everything announced today

Samsung And now for something completely different: not the phones, just Samsung’s presentation of them. In what feels like the company’s nth Galaxy Unpacked event for 2020 — the last was less than a month ago for the Galaxy Z Fold…

Canceled flights strand 25 Easter Islanders for 6 months

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — For people around the world, the coronavirus has caused distressing separations and delayed homecomings. But the situation for a group of 25 residents from remote Easter Island stands out. For six months now the group…

Yes, Amazon Luna dodges Apple’s cloud gaming rules — when will Nvidia and Google?

You might be wondering: “Did Amazon just break Apple’s App Store guidelines by bringing a cloud gaming service to iPhone?” And I can understand why, given that I told you just last week how Apple doesn’t permit Google Stadia in…

Why Is Women’s Leadership Not in the Headlines? — Global Issues

Women are Heads of State and Government in only 21 countries, despite the strong case that their leadership makes for more inclusive decision-making and more representative governance, even during this pandemic. Credit: UN Women united nations Thursday, September 24, 2020…

Google, US Government Prepare for Battle Over Market Power

The US Justice Department is expected to file a lawsuit against Alphabet’s Google as soon as next week, kicking off a long legal slog over whether the online search and advertising company uses its outsized market power unfairly. What are…

Why the AIIB Cooperates with the World Bank

Over the past decade, rising powers have been acting to induce institutional change in major international institutions, including the World Trade Organization (WTO), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB) (Hopewell 2015; Vestergaard and Wade 2015). Since…

Apple’s Smaller Rivals Unite to Fight iPhone App Store Rules

Spotify and the makers of Fortnite and Tinder are taking on Apple and Google as part of a newly formed coalition calling for “fair treatment” in the way the tech giants run their app stores. The Coalition for App Fairness,…

Australia’s latest economic stimulus: Easing bank lending rules | Australia News

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg says credit flows will be crucial to help Australia’s economy recover from the pandemic. Australia on Friday said it would simplify bank lending rules to free up credit in a bid to stimulate the economy, which slid…