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US futures sluggish ahead of Fed rate decision

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U.S. futures dipped Wednesday ahead of the Fed’s 19-member policy committee meeting, where benchmark interest rates are expected to be lifted to the highest level in about 15 years.
Futures…

McDonald’s Q4 earnings beat estimates, boosted by higher menu prices, digital sales

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McDonald’s (MCD) posted fourth-quarter earnings results Tuesday morning that beat expectations, with same-store sales boosted by increased higher menu prices, guest counts, and marketing efforts.
In the year ahead, the company expects inflation pressu…

Myanmar preps for elections 2 years after military coup amid fears of violence

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Bangkok (Thailand): Two years after a coup snuffed out Myanmar’s short-lived democratic experiment, the country’s military is planning elections that analysts warn could spark further bloodshed as opposition to junta rule rages on.
Observers also say …

Kiribati to return to Pacific Islands regional group, ending rift

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SYDNEY, Jan 30 (Reuters) – The remote atoll nation of Kiribati said on Monday it would rejoin the Pacific Islands Forum, ending a split that had threatened unity at a time of increased superpower tensions in the strategically-located region.
The decis…

ISC foots bill to remove dead cows in lake

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ISC foots bill to remove dead cows in lake Feds fund cow clean up Photo: Tracey Prediger It appears taxpayers will be footing the bill for the removal of 26 dead cows out of Okanagan Lake. Indigenous Services Canada will be handing over more th…

Vernon men took to the sky with homemade glider

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ISC foots bill to remove dead cows in lake Feds fund cow clean up Photo: Tracey Prediger It appears taxpayers will be footing the bill for the removal of 26 dead cows out of Okanagan Lake. Indigenous Services Canada will be handing over more th…

Pakistan’s plight isn’t solely because its elite are corrupt. Their values have failed too

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Elite-bashing is Pakistan’s newest sport. As the country stares into the default abyss, the ubiquitous phrase — ‘elite state capture’ — putati­vely explains all that has gone awry. Fat-cats are blamed for stealing public resources, conspicuous consump…

Will India, Japan join Australia, US and UK to form NATO-like alliance to counter China in Indo-Pacific?

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Amid growing Chinese aggression, the UK has called for the formation of a NATO-like military alliance in the Indo-Pacific.
It has also called for the inclusion of India and Japan in the AUKUS security pact.
“The chair of the UK’s defence select commit…

Lost Chinese restaurants people in Greater Manchester miss most

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These are some of the lost Chinese restaurants people in Greater Manchester miss most.
Chinatown in Manchester is the second largest in Britain and the third largest in Europe. Centred on Faulkner Street, it emerged in the 1970s and developed into the…

TikTok To Cut Irish Recruitment Staff In Latest Tech Layoffs With Over 100 Jobs At Risk

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Social media giant TikTok are set to cut their recruitment staff in their Dublin office in the latest blow to a tech sector that have seen massive layoffs.
The social network, which is based in China, confirmed that they’ve already begun cutting their…