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Former Harvard Fencing Coach, Businessman Charged With $1.5 Million Bribery Scheme

BOSTON: A former Harvard University fencing coach and the chief executive of a telecommunications company were arrested on Monday on charges they engaged in a bribery scheme aimed at securing the admission of the businessman’s two sons to the Ivy League school. Federal prosecutors in Boston said Jie “Jack” Zhao paid more than $1.5 million […]

Business

Global Financial Stability Watchdog Warns That Markets Remain Vulnerable

WASHINGTON — A financial market meltdown in March highlighted weaknesses that still pose a threat to global financial stability, indicating the need for reform, a global body that monitors financial risks said on Monday. “The March turmoil underscores the need to strengthen the resilience” among firms that are not formally banks but serve as important […]

Technology

Huawei To Sell Honor Brand To Consortium Of Agents And Dealers In Bid To Save Its Supply Chain

SHENZHEN, China: Huawei Technologies Co Ltd is selling its budget brand smartphone unit Honor to a consortium of over 30 agents and dealers, according to a joint statement signed by 40 companies involved in the purchase. Huawei will not hold any shares in the new Honor company after the sale, according the statement, with the […]

Sports

Mike Clevinger to have Tommy John surgery after re-signing with Padres

San Diego Padres right-hander Mike Clevinger is set to undergo Tommy John surgery on Tuesday and is expected to miss the entirety of the 2021 season. The team made the announcement Monday, saying that they’ve also re-signed Clevinger to a two-year deal. The agreement replaces Clevinger’s two remaining seasons of arbitration eligibility. Clevinger was diagnosed […]

WHO News

A cervical cancer-free future: First-ever global commitment to eliminate a cancer

WHO‘s Global Strategy to Accelerate the Elimination of Cervical Cancer, launched today, outlines three key steps: vaccination, screening and treatment. Successful implementation of all three could reduce more than 40% of new cases of the disease and 5 million related deaths by 2050. Today’s development represents a historic milestone because it marks the first time […]

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Brazil tilts right in local polls, but Bolsonaro stymied

SAO PAULO: Traditional center-right and right-wing parties emerged as winners Sunday in the first round of local elections in Brazil, though far-right President Jair Bolsonaro‘s favorite candidates took a beating in the country’s biggest cities. In the first elections since the man dubbed the “Tropical Trump” won the presidency in 2018, upending Brazil’s political gameboard, […]

Business

Election Security Experts Contradict Trump’s Voting Claims

Fifty-nine of the country’s top computer scientists and election security experts rebuked President Trump’s baseless claims of voter fraud and hacking on Monday, writing that such assertions are “unsubstantiated or are technically incoherent.” The rebuttal, in a letter to be published on various websites, did not mention Mr. Trump by name but amounted to another […]