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US debt ceiling bill set for tight vote in House

The US House of Representatives is voting on a bill to lift the US debt ceiling and stave off default by Monday if action isn't taken, which could result in a destabilizing economic crisis according to President Biden. The bill, which also includes caps on government spending, permitting processes for some energy projects and expanding work requirements for food aid programs, would remove the debt ceiling through Jan. 1, 2025, allowing the contentious issue to be set aside until after the 2024 p

31 May 2023 11:58 pm
Germany orders Russia to close four out of its five consulates in tit-for-tat move

Germany has told Russia to close four out of its five consulates general in Germany, in a retaliatory move after Moscow restricted the number of German Embassy staff allowed to operate in Russia. The move hinges on an upper limit of 350 German officials in cultural and school roles being permitted to remain in Russia, meaning Germany must close its consulates in Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, and Kaliningrad by November. The embassy in Moscow and the consulate in St. Petersburg will be the only one

31 May 2023 7:25 pm
Ted Lasso Season 3 Finale: Jason Sudeikis reflects on the potential end of the series

After the season 3 finale of Ted Lasso aired, Jason Sudeikis discussed if this is the end of the series. He also said that he is open to spin-offs of different characters from the show.

31 May 2023 4:55 pm
The American Gladiators Documentary: See when and where to watch

The American Gladiators Documentary will be released shortly. Here is everything about the film.

30 May 2023 10:52 pm
Missouri: Nuns body which showed little decay since death in 2019 draws thousands of visitors

Even though sister Wilhelmina Lancaster was buried four years ago without embalming, it was later discovered that her body was intact after she was exhumed last month.

30 May 2023 10:12 pm
Al Roker makes a comeback on 'Today'. See details

After undergoing a knee replacement surgery recently, TV weatherman Al Roker has returned to 'Today'. He joined the show after a nearly three-week absence.

30 May 2023 10:06 pm
GTA 6 Budget: Is Grand Theft Auto 6 the most expensive video game of all time?

GTA 6 or Grand Theft Auto 6 budget has become a topic of discussion among gamers and fans.

30 May 2023 9:11 pm
Sunday NFL Countdown host Sam Ponder faces backlash for controversial stance on womens sports: All you need to know

Sam Ponder sparked yet another controversy with her comments on discussion over transgender athletes.

30 May 2023 9:05 pm
Diablo 4-KFC collab: Step-by-step guide to unlock all Diablo 4 cosmetics with KFC

Diablo 4 has collaborated with KFC for exclusive in-game weapon cosmetics. Heres how to lay your hands on the gear.

30 May 2023 6:49 pm
Unilever CFO Graeme Pitkethly to retire in 2024

Unilever Plc said on Tuesday Chief Financial Officer Graeme Pitkethly would retire from the consumer goods giant by the end of May 2024.

30 May 2023 11:56 am
As Succession conclues, heres a list of similar shows to watch next

Now that the Roys have departed, leaving fans feeling bereft, where can you turn to satisfy your cravings for acid insults and privileged misery? Don't worry, we've got you covered with a few suggestions.

30 May 2023 12:03 am
Netflixs crackdown on password sharing; Heres everything you may want to know

Netflix has now officially started its crackdown on password sharing even though once the streaming giant had tweeted on its official social media account that Love is sharing a password.

29 May 2023 1:18 am
Memorial Day 2023 Sales: Amazon, Walmart, eBay, target - where to save on furniture, appliances, and more

It's a time to celebrate the beginning of summer and take advantage of some amazing offers as people of the US commemorate and honour the service veterans who gave their lives in defence of our nation.

29 May 2023 1:13 am
Rolls-Royce may cut thousands of jobs in turnaround plan

Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc could cut thousands of jobs after the company hired consultants led by McKinsey & Co to advice on streamlining its operations, The Times reported. Part of the turnaround plan will see the combination of non-manufacturing departments in each of the company's civil aerospace, defence and power systems divisions, the newspaper said, citing an unidentified consultancy source. As a result, 10% of around 30,000 jobs in these departments could be eliminated, the report said.

29 May 2023 1:02 am
UK PM Sunak looks to cap basic food prices in fight against inflation

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's government is seeking an agreement with supermarkets to introduce price caps on basic food items like bread and milk in order to tackle inflation, the Sunday Telegraph reported. The proposals are at drawing board stage, the Telegraph said, citing a person affiliated with Downing Street it did not identify. Participation by retailers would be voluntary, the Telegraph reported.

29 May 2023 12:56 am
France in 'close talks' over debt rating

France is in very close talks with debt rating agency Standard and Poor's, Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne said Sunday, after a downgrade from rival Fitch reignited government finance concerns in the EU's second-largest economy.

29 May 2023 12:55 am
Netflix puts an end to password-sharing for subscribers in US

The news was not a surprise. More than a year ago, in April 2022, the company announced its first subscriber loss in 10 years, attributing the decline, in part, to shifting economic forces as well as increased competition from other streaming services.

29 May 2023 12:38 am
Netflix anime code: Unlock streaming giant's full anime series, movies library with secret codes

If you're looking to explore the vast anime collection on Netflix, you can use secret codes to sift through the hundreds of anime movies and series.

29 May 2023 12:10 am
Movies to watch this Summer: Barbie, Spider-Man, Oppenheimer, Indiana Jones, Transformers, Elemental & more

A glimpse at some interesting movies to watch in June and July 2023 in the US in theatres.

28 May 2023 9:51 pm
Memorial Day 2023 movies: Top films to watch on federal holiday

As Memorial Day 2023 approaches, many people seek out films that pay tribute to fallen soldiers and portray acts of bravery during wartime.

28 May 2023 9:49 pm
US debt deal faces tough sell in Congress to avoid default

Marathon crisis talks that produced a tentative deal to prevent a cataclysmic US debt default may yet prove the easy part of a process that turned Sunday to the fraught challenge of securing congressional approval. The agreement announced Saturday by President Joe Biden and Republican leader Kevin McCarthy offers a path back from the default precipice, but it is far from certain that the compromises it contains can garner the support required for swift passage through both houses of Congress.

28 May 2023 9:12 pm