Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street rises for 5th day

Asian stocks rose Wednesday after Wall Street advanced for a fifth day on strong corporate earnings. Shanghai Tokyo Hong Kong and Sydney advanced. Seoul declined. Wall Street’s benchmark S&P 500 index rose 0.7%, propelled by health care and tech stocks. Asian markets took their “cue from extended gains on Wall Street following encouraging earnings results,” … Read more

TV tonight: blind fanaticism, conspiracy theories and a fatal attack on the Capitol

Four Hours at the Capitol 9pm, BBC Two “I believe that Donald Trump was anointed by God,” says one of the insurrectionists who besieged the Capitol building on 6 January 2021. This level of blind fanaticism helps to explain the extraordinary events meticulously detailed in Dan Reed’s documentary. It’s excellently sourced and skilfully assembled. However, … Read more

Facebook ‘plans to change its name’ in major rebrand

Facebook is planning to rebrand itself with a new name next week, according to a report in the US. Mark Zuckerberg plans to talk about the name change at the company’s annual Connect conference on Oct 28, but it could be unveiled sooner, the Verge reported on Tuesday. The rebranding would position Facebook‘s social media … Read more

FBI raids $15m US homes linked to Putin ally Oleg Deripaska who once hosted George Osborne on yacht

The FBI have raided a $15million mansion in Washington DC and homes in New York City linked to Oleg Deripaska, a controversial Russian oligarch and President Putin ally who once hosted former UK Chancellor George Osborne and Peter Mandelson on his yacht. FBI agents were seen surrounding the Washington DC residence connected to Deripaska, who … Read more

Simeone explains decision to snub Klopp handshake after Liverpool defeat

Diego Simeone was as animated as ever on the touchline after watching his Atletico Madrid side lose 3-2 to Liverpool but the Argentine did not shake hands with Jurgen Klopp at the final whistle Video Loading Video Unavailable The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now Atletico Madrid v Liverpool match in pictures Atletico Madrid head … Read more

‘Tremendous interest’ in Duke and Duchess of Cambridge could help the Firm’s future

The Duke and Duchess keep most of their lives shielded away from the public eye, with the royal couple carefully choosing what to share on their social profiles. However, Kate and William keep their followers updated on issues that are important to them as well as sharing an insight into their lives. As the monarchy’s popularity … Read more

Planning for Silvermines hydropower station to be submitted next year

A planning application for the €650 million Silvermines hydroelectric power station in north Tipperary will be submitted in the first quarter of 2023, its developers have confirmed. If approved, the plant located in the Silvermines mountains would be one of the largest private infrastructure projects in the history of the State, and would generate 360 … Read more