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Google threatens to withdraw search engine from Australia

Google has threatened to remove its search engine from Australia over the nation’s attempt to make the tech giant share royalties with news publishers. Australia is introducing a world-first law to make Google, Facebook and potentially other tech companies pay media outlets for their news content. But the US firms …

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Report: Biden killed 52K American jobs on day 1 in office

During his first day in office, Joe Biden killed around 52,000 American jobs and cut billions in wages as the country continues to struggle with staggering unemployment caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Republicans from Alaska to Washington have already called the Biden administration’s agenda into question after he pulled the …

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Migrant caravan: Mexico presses US to reform immigration policies

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has urged the US to make major reforms to its immigration policy as thousands of migrants were blocked by police in neighbouring Guatemala. Mr Lopez Obrador said he was hopeful that President-elect Joe Biden would agree to work with Mexico and other countries on …

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Biden inauguration: All 50 US states on alert for armed protests

All 50 US states and the District of Columbia (DC) are on alert for possible violent protests this weekend, ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday. National Guard troops have been sent en masse to Washington DC, to deter any repeat of last week’s deadly riots. The FBI has …

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India culls thousands of birds over avian flu concern

An outbreak of avian influenza or bird flu is rapidly spreading across India, causing concern among officials and forcing them to come up with a plan to tackle the emergency. Even as India prepares to roll out its massive vaccination program as part of the efforts to end the covid pandemic, the country …

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