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Moderna's CEO said he 'didn't lose a minute of sleep' over the US support for waiving patents for COVID-19 vaccines

Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel. Steven Ferdman/Getty Images The Biden administration said on Wednesday it supported IP waivers for COVID-19 vaccines. But Moderna's CEO said on Thursday he doesn't believe the move would hurt the company. Stéphane Bancel said it would take a long time for other companies to recreate Moderna's vaccine. See more stories on Insider's business page. The CEO of Moderna said he "didn't lose a minute of sleep" following the US decision to back waiv...
Tags: Politics, Finance, Germany, US, Trends, Spain, Joe Biden, Healthcare, News UK, World Trade Organization, WTO, Pfizer, Vaccine, Biden, Morgan Stanley, Reuters


Caitlyn Jenner brushed off accusations she betrayed the trans community over her comment about girls' sports teams

Caitlyn Jenner appearing on Fox News on May 5, 2021. Fox News Last week Caitlyn Jenner said that transgender girls shouldn't play in girls' school sports teams. Jenner, who is a transgender woman, was accused of betraying the trans community in America. When asked about her critics on Fox News Wednesday, Jenner said: "I move on." See more stories on Insider's business page. Caitlyn Jenner has shrugged off accusations that she betrayed the transgender community over her comments...
Tags: Politics, Entertainment, California, Mexico, US, America, Trends, Transgender, News UK, Kansas, Fox News, Trinity, Donald Trump, Caitlyn Jenner, Jenner, Gavin Newsom


Situation Room meetings about the 2011 bin Laden raid were named 'Mickey Mouse meeting' to ensure its secrecy, new account says

Then-Vice President Joe Biden, President Barack Obama, and top US military and political officials seen in the Situation Room overseeing the Osama bin Laden raid. White House/Pete Souza/Handout via Reuters Former US officials told Politico how the 2011 hit on Osama bin Laden was planned in the White House. Situation Room meetings were labeled "Mickey Mouse meeting" on calendars to hide the subject. The report details in minute detail how the US located and planned to kill the al-Qaeda lead...
Tags: Politics, Obama, Osama Bin Laden, White House, Politico, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Gop, News UK, Ben Rhodes, Al Qaeda, Cia, Jon Favreau


Ted Cruz and Donald Trump Jr. mocked a new CIA recruitment ad in which a staffer identified as a millennial with anxiety

A composite image of Donald Trump Jr. and Sen. Ted Cruz. Rick Wilking/Reuters; Jabin Botsford/Getty Images The CIA released a recruitment ad starring a Latina officer identifying as a "cisgender millennial." It's part of the "Humans of CIA" series aimed at attracting a more diverse pool of candidates. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump Jr. mocked the CIA on Monday, with Trump saying it had gone "full woke." See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump Jr have...
Tags: Politics, China, Russia, Trends, Ted Cruz, News UK, Cia, Trump, Sen Ted Cruz, Kim Jong, Donald Trump Jr, Latina, Mullah, Trump Jr, Larry Pfeiffer, Bill Bostock


Huge US amphibious tank craft from World War II discovered buried 30 feet underground in an English field

A 26-foot-long Buffalo tank is extracted from the earth in Crowland, Lincolnshire, on April 29, 2021. Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images A number of Buffalo LVT landing craft were swept away by floods in Lincolnshire, England, in 1947. This weekend, one of the US-made craft was dug up by a group of volunteers after a five-day dig. The armed craft were used to ferry supplies and cross water bodies in conflicts in the Pacific and Europe. See more stories on Insider's business page. E...
Tags: Europe, England, Germany, US, Trends, Bbc, Getty Images, News UK, British Army, The Times, World War Ii, Buffalo, Pacific, Elbe, River Rhine, The Times of London


People in India are being cremated in parking lots, with so much demand that families have to take tickets and wait

COVID-19 victims being cremated at Seemapuri crematorium in New Delhi, India. Photo by Amal KS/Hindustan Times via Getty Images India is breaking records for daily new COVID-19 cases, and death tolls are higher than ever. Crematoriums are expanding into parks and parking lots to keep up with the abundance of dead bodies. The government has been blamed for easing restrictions prematurely and covering up cases. See more stories on Insider's business page. Victims of India's devastat...
Tags: Death, Politics, Science, India, Trends, Cnn, News UK, New Delhi, Gurgaon, Gujarat, Cremation, New Delhi India, Times of India, Haryana, The Times of India, AFP News Agency


Trump may have to testify in court over allegations his bodyguards beat up protesters outside Trump Tower in 2015

A composite image of Trump Tower in New York City and former President Donald Trump. Getty Images Trump's personal bodyguards clashed with protesters outside Trump Tower in 2015. The protesters sued Trump and his guards, claiming one of them was hit with a closed fist. Trump's lawyers had appealed a 2019 summons for him to testify. A judge denied their request Tuesday. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump may have to testify in court to add...
Tags: New York Post, Politics, New York, Washington Post, Mexico, New York City, America, Trends, Galicia, News UK, Donald Trump, Trump, Trump Tower, Klu Klux Klan, Gonzalez, Appellate Division


The EU's female leader said she was left standing at a meeting while her male counterparts sat 'because I am a woman'

The European Commission's president, Ursula von der Leyen, was initially left without a seat at a meeting in Ankara, Turkey, on April 6. YouTube/ Ihr Programm The top EU officials Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel met with Turkey's president on April 6. Video showed Michel and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in gilded chairs while von der Leyen was left standing. On Monday, von der Leyen told EU lawmakers that sexism was to blame and that she "felt hurt." See more stories on Insider'...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Trends, Eu, Spain, European Union, Mario Draghi, Turkey, Bbc, News UK, European Commission, Erdogan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, European Parliament, Draghi, Reuters


Trump is still fuming that GOP Gov. Doug Ducey didn't back his claims of election fraud, reportedly telling allies he may travel to Arizona to campaign against him

President Donald Trump and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey leave Air Force One in Phoenix, Arizona, on June 23, 2020. SAUL LOEB / AFP Trump is angry with Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey for not backing attempts to overturn Biden's 2020 win in the state. Trump threatened to campaign for a Democrat if Ducey runs for Senate in 2022, The Daily Beast reported. Allies believe Trump couldn't have been serious, The Daily Beast reported. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Don...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Arizona, News UK, The New York Times, Republican Party, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, PHOENIX Arizona, Ducey, Doug Ducey


The Indonesian navy says it found an unknown object with 'strong magnetic resonance' in search for its missing submarine, which has less than 24 hours of oxygen left

The KRI Nanggala-402 submarine went off the grid during a training exercise near Bali, with 53 crew members on board. M Risyal Hidayat/Antara Foto via Reuters Indonesia's KRI Nanggala 402 submarine vanished Wednesday morning near the island of Bali. Rescuers found a submerged magnetic object and are trying to identify it, the navy said Friday. There is only enough oxygen until 3 a.m. local time Saturday. 53 crew members were on board. See more stories on Insider's business page. In...
Tags: South Korea, Bali, Indonesia, Navy, Singapore, Time, Trends, Cnn, News UK, Associated Press, Jakarta, Reuters, Reuters Indonesia, Denpasar Bali, Johanes Christo NurPhoto, Bill Bostock


The lawyer who pointed his gun at Black Lives Matter protesters in St. Louis is considering running for Senate

Mark and Patricia McCloskey brandishing their guns as Black Lives Matter protesters passed through their gated community in St. Louis, Missouri. Daniel Shular/Twitter Mark McCloskey and his wife Patricia displayed their guns as BLM protesters passed their house last year. McCloskey told Politico on Tuesday he's considering running for Senate in 2022. A grand jury indicted the couple on charges of exhibiting guns and evidence tampering last October. See more stories on Insider's bus...
Tags: Politics, Senate, Politico, Trends, Ap, Missouri, News UK, St Louis, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, BLM, Trump, Mark, Patricia, St Louis Missouri, St Louis Post Dispatch


Suspected Chinese agents have been hacking US government agencies by exploiting a weakness in a VPN for months, report says

A VPN logo seen on a smartphone. Not related to this story. Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The FireEye cybersecurity firm said Tuesday that Pulse Secure VPN had been compromised since June 2020. Researchers said "defense, government, and financial organizations around the world" were affected. FireEye said it suspects the Chinese government-linked UNC2630 hacking group was behind it. See more stories on Insider's business page. Hackers with suspected ties to the ...
Tags: Politics, UK, Microsoft, White House, China, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Cnn, Beijing, Cyberattack, News UK, Fireeye, Vpn, Department Of Homeland Security, The Washington Post


Empty apartments and plummeting rents in the world's most expensive housing market: How the exodus out of Hong Kong could change its real-estate scene in 2021

China's new national security law sparked an exodus from Hong Kong. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu Hong Kong residents are fleeing to the United Kingdom after China's crackdown on the city. The exodus could cause Hong Kong's notoriously high rents to fall 10% in 2021, per a new report. The city could also have the highest number of vacant homes that it's seen in 18 years. See more stories on Insider's business page. For years, Hong Kong has been notorious for its astronomical real-...
Tags: Hong Kong, UK, London, China, Trends, Bloomberg, Britain, United Kingdom, Versailles, Hong Kongers, South China Morning Post, Reuters Hong Kong, Andrew Lo, British National Overseas, Katie Warren, Bill Bostock


The Biden administration is ending the use of terms like 'illegal alien' to refer to immigrants, leaked memos say

A Honduran mother and son seen in Roma, Texas, in April 2021, after rafting across the border from Mexico. John Moore/Getty Images The change was announced in memos from top CBP and ICE officials, The Washington Post reported. The term "alien" will be replaced with "noncitizen or migrant" and "illegal" with "undocumented," the Post said. Biden has pledged to make US immigration policy more humane. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden's administration has...
Tags: Post, Washington Post, Mexico, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, House, Ice, CBP, Republican Party, Customs, Biden, Department Of Homeland Security, The Washington Post, Border Patrol


A Hong Kong billionaire paid $276 million for London's most expensive home last year. Now, he plans to spend another $277 million renovating it.

The 62,000-square-foot mansion at 2-8A Rutland Gate overlooks London's Hyde Park. LEON NEAL/AFP via Getty Images A Hong Kong billionaire dropped $276 million on London's most expensive home in January 2020. Now, he plans to spend millions on an extensive renovation of the "heavily dilapidated," 45-room mansion. The proposed renovation plans could cost as much as $277 million, experts told the Sunday Times. See more stories on Insider's business page. Last year, Hong Kong billio...
Tags: Hong Kong, Real Estate, UK, London, Saudi Arabia, China, Trends, Bloomberg, Getty Images, Billionaires, Mayfair, Mansion, Sunday Times, Hyde Park, Knightsbridge, Afp


A man charged with beating a police officer at the Capitol riot has been forced to stay in jail before his trial because he tried to flee to Switzerland, judge says

Rioters clash with police officers at the Capitol insurrection. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images Jeffrey Sabol, 51, is charged with beating a police officer at the Capitol riot. Sabol has been detained since January. Earlier this month a judge denied him pretrial release. The judge said Sabol is a flight risk, as he had tried fleeing to Switzerland days after the riot. See more stories on Insider's business page. A man charged with assaulting a police officer at the...
Tags: Politics, Colorado, Boston, Trends, Cnn, Washington Dc, News UK, Switzerland, Justice Department, Trump, Afp, Capitol, Sullivan, Metropolitan Police Department, US Capitol, Emmet Sullivan


India has recorded more than 200,000 daily COVID-19 cases for the first time

A man seen next to an empty coffin in Mumbai, India, on April 15, 2021. INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP via Getty Images) India reported 200,739 daily new COVID-19 cases and 1,038 deaths on Thursday. Mumbai and New Delhi are especially badly hit, with new lockdown measures enforced this week. India's vaccine rollout has also been slow. See more stories on Insider's business page. India reported more than 200,000 new daily COVID-19 cases for the first time on Thursday, the Associated Press r...
Tags: Science, Russia, India, Trends, Ap, Bbc, United States, News UK, Associated Press, Mumbai, New Delhi, Maharashtra, Arvind Kejriwal, Mumbai India, Getty Images India, Coronavirus


Rio de Janeiro recorded more deaths than births for the 6th month in a row as Brazil fails to contain its COVID-19 outbreak

Burials for COVID-19 victims at the Cemiterio do Caju in Rio de Janeiro. Fabio Teixeira/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images The Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro has recorded more deaths than births for six straight months. Ten other Brazilian cities recorded more deaths than births in March. Brazil has reported the second-most COVID-19 fatalities and is recording thousands of cases a day. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro has recorded more de...
Tags: Politics, Science, China, US, Trends, Ap, Cnn, News UK, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, Associated Press, The New York Times, Rio de, Jair Bolsonaro, Caju, Sinovac Biotech


The BBC reportedly received 110,000 complaints about its coverage of Prince Philip's death, the most of all time

Prince Philip. Max Mumby/Getty Images Prince Philip died Friday at 99. The BBC paused its usual schedule to air tributes and news about him over the weekend. The broadcaster received a record 100,000-plus complaints about this coverage, reports say. See more stories on Insider's business page. The BBC received a record-breaking 110,994 complaints for its coverage of the death of Prince Philip, The Guardian reported Monday.Following news that the Duke of Edinburgh had died Friday, the B...
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The BBC reportedly received 110,000 complaints about its coverage of Prince Philip's death, the highest of all time

Prince Philip. Max Mumby/Getty Images Prince Philip died last Friday aged 99. The BBC paused its usual schedule to air tributes and news about him over the weekend. The broadcaster received a record 100,000-plus complaints about this coverage, reports say. See more stories on Insider's business page. The BBC received a record-breaking 110,994 complaints for its coverage of the death of Prince Philip, The Guardian reported Monday.Following news that the Duke of Edinburgh had died last F...
Tags: UK, News, Media, Life, Trends, Bbc, News UK, Guardian, Bbc Four, Windsor, Philip, Andrew, BBC TV, Jerry Springer, Duke of Edinburgh, Virginia Giuffre


Nearly 40% of Marines have so far declined to receive a vaccine to protect against the coronavirus

Reconnaissance Marines with the Maritime Raid Force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit cut through a metal plate during a simulated visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) mission aboard dock landing ship USS Germantown, September 6, 2020. US Marine Corps/Sgt. Danny Gonzalez Out of the 123,500 Marines who have been offered a coronavirus vaccine, about 48,000 said no. About 102,000 US Marines have yet to be offered a vaccine against the coronavirus, CNN reported. About 19% of the US populatio...
Tags: US, Trends, Cnn, United States, Marine Corps, Marines, Pentagon, Defense Department, Mike Rogers, US Marines, US Marine Corps, House Armed Services Committee, Johns Hopkins University, Kaiser Family Foundation, Taliaferro, Danny Gonzalez


Turkey says it was following EU protocol when it left the bloc's female leader standing at a meeting

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen was left without a chair. YouTube/ Ihr Programm Turkish President Erdoğan met top EU officials Charles Michel and Ursula von der Leyen Tuesday. The men sat in armchairs, while von der Leyen was left to stand. She was finally seated on a sofa. Turkey blamed EU protocol for the awkward seating arrangements. See more stories on Insider's business page. Turkey has blamed the European Union for a moment of confusion where the bloc's fem...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Trends, Eu, European Union, Mario Draghi, Turkey, News UK, European Commission, Erdogan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Draghi, Ankara, Tayyip Erdogan, European Council, Mevlut Cavusoglu


Feds are investigating whether Matt Gaetz discussed running a sham candidate in Florida Senate elections to deprive a political rival of votes, report says

Rep. Matt Gaetz. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images Feds are investigating if Rep. Gaetz discussed running a fake candidate in a 2020 state race, NYT reports. The race's GOP candidate Jason Brodeur, a Gaetz ally, ultimately won the election. Funding so-called "ghost candidates" could be considered a violation of campaign-finance laws. See more stories on Insider's business page. Federal prosecutors investigating Rep. Matt Gaetz over sex-trafficking allegations are ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Washington Post, Senate, Trends, Gop, Washington Dc, New York Times, News UK, The Times, Times, Justice Department, Sigman, Brodeur, Matt Gaetz, Florida Senate


Feds are investigating whether Matt Gaetz discussed running a sham candidate in a Florida Senate election to deprive a political rival of votes, report says

Rep. Matt Gaetz. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images Feds are investigating whether Gaetz discussed running a fake candidate in a state race, The Times said. The race's GOP candidate, Jason Brodeur, a Gaetz ally, ultimately won. Funding "ghost candidates" could be considered a violation of campaign-finance law, the report said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Federal prosecutors investigating Rep. Matt Gaetz over sex-trafficking allegations are also con...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Washington Post, Trends, Gop, Washington Dc, New York Times, News UK, The Times, Times, Justice Department, Sigman, Brodeur, Matt Gaetz, Florida Senate, Gaetz


The Olympics committee hired a Chinese company that advertises using Xinjiang cotton to make staff uniforms for the Tokyo Games

A 2010 photo of farmers near Hami, Xinjiang, seen pouring sacks of cotton onto a truck. REUTERS China is accused of forcing Uyghur Muslims to work in manufacturing across the Xinjiang region. The US banned Xinjiang cotton imports in January, and major US companies have boycotted using it. Axios reported that Olympics organizers hired a firm that uses Xinjiang cotton to make Tokyo Games uniforms. See more stories on Insider's business page. The International Olympic Committee contracted...
Tags: Politics, China, US, Sports, Trends, Nike, Beijing, News UK, Tokyo, Xinjiang, Ioc, International Olympic Committee, Taobao, Uighur, Istanbul Turkey, Worker Rights Consortium


China made a 'La La Land'-inspired propaganda musical about the life of Uyghur Muslims, which omits all mention of mass surveillance and oppression

A still from the 2021 Chinese propaganda musical "The Wings of Songs." The State Council Information Office of the People's Republic of China The state-produced "The Wings of Songs" released in China on March 28. It shows Uyghur Muslims living peacefully alongside Han Chinese people. In reality, Uyghurs are heavily monitored and detained in their homeland of Xinjiang. See more stories on Insider's business page. China released a propaganda musical that purportedly depicts the life ...
Tags: Politics, China, US, Trends, Beijing, Canada, Netherlands, News UK, Un, The New York Times, Xinjiang, Times, Uighur, Istanbul Turkey, Agence France Presse, Murad Sezer Reuters


The former crown prince of Jordan appears to pledge allegiance to his half-brother, the king, after being accused of a coup attempt and put under house arrest

Jordan's King Abdullah II and his half-brother Prince Hamzah in 2001. AP Photo/Yousef Allan Jordan accused Prince Hamzah of plotting to overthrow his half-brother, King Abdullah, on Saturday. In a video statement, the prince denied the claim but denounced corruption in the country. On Monday, the palace released a statement from Prince Hamzah pledging allegiance to the king. See more stories on Insider's business page. The former crown prince of Jordan has appeared to pledge allegi...
Tags: Politics, Trends, Bbc, News UK, Army, Associated Press, Jordan, Amman, King Abdullah, Hussein, Abdullah II, Ayman Safadi, Hamzah, Jordan Reuters, Bill Bostock, Prince Hamzah


Italy is making all health workers take the COVID-19 vaccine, and said anyone who refuses will be suspended without pay

Paramedics work in a tent that was set up outside a hospital in Cremona, northern Italy. Claudio Furlan/Lapresse via AP Italy's cabinet passed a decree making the vaccine compulsory for health workers on Wednesday. Hospitals can now suspend employees who refuse to be vaccinated for the rest of the year. Unvaccinated health workers have been criticized following outbreaks inside some Italian hospitals. See more stories on Insider's business page. Italy made COVID-19 vaccines mandato...
Tags: Politics, Trends, Mario Draghi, New York Times, Italy, Healthcare, News UK, Vaccine, Draghi, Sicily, Bologna, Reuters, Cremona, Corriere della Sera, Santa Maria della Misericordia, Rovigo


Bill Barr avoided Matt Gaetz in public while the DOJ was conducting its sex-trafficking investigation, report says

Then-Attorney General William Barr. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The DOJ is probing whether Rep. Gaetz had a sexual relationship with a minor and paid for her travel. The investigation started last year, when Bill Barr was the Trump-appointed attorney general. Barr avoided being seen near Gaetz in public, and pulled out of an event to avoid him, Politico reported. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former Attorney General Bill Barr actively avoided Rep. Matt Gaetz in public ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Sex Trafficking, Politico, US, Trends, New York Times, News UK, Fox News, Department Of Justice, Republican Party, Times, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, The Daily Beast


Saudi Arabia's $500 million mega-city Neom is creating plans to harvest an unprecedented amount of data from future residents. Experts say it's either dystopian or genius.

A composite image of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and a rendering of Neom's The Line transport system. Getty/Neom/YouTube Saudi Arabia is building a futuristic mega city from scratch named Neom. The city plans to ask future residents to submit a huge amount of personal data to help it run. Experts said technophiles would flock to Neom, but warned about potential mass surveillance. See more stories on Insider's business page. In 2017, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman annou...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Politics, Saudi Arabia, Toronto, Trends, News UK, Rotterdam, Neos, Bradley, Mohammed bin Salman, Trinity College Dublin, Digital World, Zdnet, Tech Insider, Ali Shihabi