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China could be using TikTok to spy on Australians, but banning it isn’t a simple fix

China could be using TikTok to spy on Australians, but banning it isn’t a simple fix

In an age of isolation, video sharing platform TikTok has emerged as a bonding force for many. But recent headlines allege the service, owned by Beijing-based company ByteDance, is feeding users’ data to the Chinese…

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As offices reopen, here’s what to expect if you’re worried about getting sick on the job

As offices reopen, here’s what to expect if you’re worried about getting sick on the job

If you’re among the tens of millions of people returning to work or preparing to do so after months sheltering in place, you may be worried it will put you and your family at increased…

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Algeria prepares new plan to revive economy, reduce dependence on oil By Reuters

Algeria prepares new plan to revive economy, reduce dependence on oil By Reuters

© Reuters. ALGIERS (Reuters) – OPEC member Algeria, facing financial pressure after a fall in energy revenue, will launch a new economic plan to reduce reliance on oil and gas and give the private sector…

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Why outer space matters in a post-pandemic world

Why outer space matters in a post-pandemic world

With all of the immense challenges we face on Earth this year, space can feel like an afterthought. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the hope of a growing space industry was palpable. Ribbons were cut, buildings…

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Why realism is the key to wellbeing – new research

Why realism is the key to wellbeing – new research

Life coaches and motivational speakers often treat positive thinking as the key to happiness. Self-help books tend to promote a similar message, with Norman Vincent Peale’s bestseller The Power of Positive Thinking claiming: When you…

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In the Physical Oil Market, Sour Barrels Trade at Sweet Prices By Bloomberg

In the Physical Oil Market, Sour Barrels Trade at Sweet Prices By Bloomberg

© Reuters. In the Physical Oil Market, Sour Barrels Trade at Sweet Prices (Bloomberg) — Leaving behind the waters of the Caribbean Sea, the 1,100-feet long oil tanker Maran Apollo is emblematic of the wider…

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Controversial Billionaire Dan Gertler Appears To Have Used Suspected International Money Laundering Network To Dodge Us Sanctions And Acquire New Mining Assets In DRC

Controversial Billionaire Dan Gertler Appears To Have Used Suspected International Money Laundering Network To Dodge Us Sanctions And Acquire New Mining Assets In DRC

2 July 2020, London & Paris – Controversial billionaire Dan Gertler appears to have used a money laundering network stretching from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to Europe and Israel to evade US sanctions against…

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Why Hong Kong will remain an international financial centre, despite new security law

Why Hong Kong will remain an international financial centre, despite new security law

Following the introduction of a new Chinese national security law, some are questioning the sustainability of Hong Kong’s position as an international financial centre. These doubts are augmented by China’s plans to transform Hainan, another…

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UK’s Sunak to spend three billion pounds on green projects in economy plan By Reuters

UK’s Sunak to spend three billion pounds on green projects in economy plan By Reuters

© Reuters. Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in London LONDON (Reuters) – British finance minister Rishi Sunak will earmark 3 billion pounds ($3.75 billion) to create green jobs and improve the energy efficiency of…

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the Sun’s secret plan to become a lithium factory

the Sun’s secret plan to become a lithium factory

Lithium is used in everything from medication to mobile phone batteries, but where does it come from? We know it is mined here on Earth, but where it is created in the universe is less…

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