How do you lose a radioactive capsule? Australian investigators are also wondering

How do you lose a radioactive capsule?  Australian investigators are also wondering

Brisbane, Australia CNN — The discovery of a tiny radioactive capsule lost alongside a lonely highway in Western Australia raises many questions, including how it escaped layers of radiation-resistant packaging loaded onto a moving truck. It’s one of many puzzling aspects of a case that investigators will examine in the coming weeks as they try … Read more

ECB and Bank of England raise interest rates again to fight inflation

ECB and Bank of England raise interest rates again to fight inflation

London CNN — Europe’s two largest central banks have hiked interest rates strongly on Thursday, opting for a bigger hike than the US Federal Reserve as inflation in the region remains near historically high levels. The European Central Bank (ECB) and the Bank of England raised their rates an additional half point. Benchmark interest rates … Read more

Shell posts nearly $40 billion in profit, announces $4 billion in buyouts

Shell posts nearly  billion in profit, announces  billion in buyouts

Hong Kong/London CNN — Shell made a record a profit of nearly $40 billion in 2022, more than double what it made the year before after oil and gas prices spiked following Ukraine’s invasion of Ukraine. Russia. Europe’s biggest oil company by revenue reported adjusted annual profit of $39.9 billion on Thursday – more than … Read more

Israel targets Gaza with airstrikes after intercepting rocket attack

Israel targets Gaza with airstrikes after intercepting rocket attack

CNN — Israel carried out airstrikes in Gaza early Thursday after intercepting a rocket attack from the coastal enclave, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said. In a post on Twitter, the IDF said Israeli warplanes had targeted a chemical production site and a weapons factory belonging to Hamas, the Palestinian militant group that rules Gaza. … Read more

Brazilian Navy says it will sink ‘ghost’ aircraft carrier on the high seas

Brazilian Navy says it will sink ‘ghost’ aircraft carrier on the high seas

Brasilia Reuters — A decommissioned 1960s aircraft carrier that had been floating offshore for three months since Turkey refused entry to be broken up there will be sunk in the Atlantic Ocean in waters under Brazilian jurisdiction, the Brazilian Navy announced on Wednesday. The 32,000 tonne carrier from Sao Paulo had been towed by a … Read more

Adani scraps $2.5 billion stock sale as value of his empire plummets

Adani scraps .5 billion stock sale as value of his empire plummets

London CNN — Indian billionaire Gautam Adani on Wednesday scrapped a deal to raise $2.5 billion from investors after a week of plummeting value at his logistics and energy business empire that began when a American short seller accused the conglomerate of fraud. The share sale – the largest offering by a company already listed … Read more

Biden proposes ‘junk fee’ bill to cut hidden fees for credit cards and concert tickets

Biden proposes ‘junk fee’ bill to cut hidden fees for credit cards and concert tickets

CNN — President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced further progress on his administration’s “competition agenda,” specifically targeting unwanted fees while calling on Congress to pass legislation targeting hidden fees in multiple sectors. These costs can “drain hundreds of dollars a year from the pockets of hard-working American families, especially people who are already struggling to … Read more

Britain hit by biggest strike day in a decade as pay disputes escalate

Britain hit by biggest strike day in a decade as pay disputes escalate

London CNN — As many as half a million workers are on strike across Britain on Wednesday, closing schools, canceling university lectures and bringing most of the rail network to a standstill in what unions say will be the biggest day of walkouts for over a decade. Teachers, university staff, train drivers and civil servants … Read more

Russia prepares for ‘maximum escalation’ of war, says Ukraine

Russia prepares for ‘maximum escalation’ of war, says Ukraine

CNN — Russia is preparing for a “maximum escalation” of the war in Ukraine, potentially as early as the next few weeks, according to a senior Ukrainian national security official. “These will be defining months in the war,” Oleksiy Danilov, secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council, told Sky News in an interview broadcast … Read more

Bed Bath and Beyond is closing another 87 stores. See the list

Bed Bath and Beyond is closing another 87 stores.  See the list

New York CNN — Bed Bath and Beyond is closing another 87 stores as the struggling retailer heads into bankruptcy. The store closures add to the 150 closures announced by Bed Bath and Beyond last August. The new listing includes 5 buybuy Baby locations and the remaining 49 Harmon Face Value stores, which once sold … Read more