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Brazil's health minister shook hands with a maskless Boris Johnson at the UN. Then he tested positive for COVID-19.

Brazilian health minister Marcelo Queiroga looks on the speech of President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro during an event to launch a new register for professional workers of the fish industry at Planalto Government Palace on June 29, 2021 in Brasilia, Brazil. Photo by Andressa Anholete/Getty Images Brazil's health minister announced on Tuesday that he tested positive for COVID-19. The announcement came just one day after he met with maskless UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Brazilian diplo...
Tags: Politics, UK, News, International, Trends, Joe Biden, United Nations, Brazil, Guardian, Un, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Andrzej Duda, United Nations General Assembly, EUA, Antonio Guterres


Air Force commandos are preparing for war with Russia or China by rethinking what a 'runway' really is

An A-10 takes off on a highway in Alpena, Michigan, August 5, 2021. US Air Force/Master Sgt. Scott Thompson The US military is preparing for a potential conflict for a capable adversary, namely Russia and China. Part of that preparation is finding ways to distribute forces so they can keep operating if fighting starts. For the Air Force, that means using new airfields, and its special operators have been crucial to that. See more stories on Insider's business page. In a conflict with a...
Tags: Navy, China, Russia, US, International, America, Trends, Taiwan, Afghanistan, Alaska, Michigan, Air Force, US Army, US Air Force, Bagram Airfield, Palau


New Reverse Mortgage Company Aims to Modernize Product North of the Border

The reverse mortgage industry across the United States and around the world is always aiming to try and find new ways to connect with borrowers, since global penetration of this form of home equity release is generally far lower than traditional mortgage options. In the United States, there are certain regulatory realities that only allow for American reverse mortgage lenders to go so far particularly in offering a digital experience, but one new reverse mortgage player in Canada is aiming to di...
Tags: Featured, Finance, International, Canada, United States, Toronto Ontario, McCabe, Bloom, Lenders, Ben McCabe, Equitable Bank, HomeEquity Bank, Bloom Finance Company Ltd


France is furious after Australia scrapped a submarine deal to partner with the US and UK. Here's how American, British, and French subs stack up

The Virginia-class, nuclear-powered, fast-attack submarine, USS North Dakota (SSN 784), transit the Thames River as they pull into their homeport on Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Conn. in Jan. 2019. US Navy photo by Cmdr. Jason M. Geddes Australia's new submarine partnership with the US and UK has upended a deal with France. Australia will now pursue nuclear-powered submarines over conventional diesel-electric subs. Here's how American, British, and French submarine te...
Tags: UK, Australia, Navy, France, China, Virginia, US, International, America, Trends, Britain, Royal Navy, US Navy, Collins, Bae Systems, Nordic


A third Russian national has been charged in the 2018 nerve agent poisoning of 2 people in Salisbury

In this Tuesday, March 6, 2018 file photo, police officers stand outside the house of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal who was found critically ill Sunday following exposure to an "unknown substance" in Salisbury, England. AP Photo/Frank Augstein The Metropolitan Police said on Twitter they have charged a third Russian national in a 2918 nerve agent attack in Salisbury, England. The case dates back to March 2018, when former Russian agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, ...
Tags: UK, Crime, News, Russia, International, Trends, Poisoning, Theresa May, Met Police, Metropolitan Police, Wiltshire, Salisbury, Frank Augstein, Yulia, Salisbury England, Nerve Agent


Anti-vaxxers in Vancouver delayed an ambulance carrying someone bleeding out from getting to the hospital

Protestors hold banners during a protest against BC Vaccine Card outside Vancouver City Hall on September 13, 2021 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Starting September 13, by order of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO), proof of vaccination is required to access some events, services and businesses. Photo by Mert Alper Dervis/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images A Vancouver paramedic said her team struggled to get a patient with an arterial bleed into the hospital. British Columbia Ambul...
Tags: International, Trends, Hospital, Canada, Healthcare, Vaccination, Vancouver, Ambulance, British Columbia, Columbia, Cbc, Vancouver British Columbia Canada, St Paul s Hospital, Vancouver City Hall, Broadcasting Company CBC, Anti-vaccination


Read the full letter the chairman of Evergrande sent to 120,000 employees as analysts say the Chinese real-estate giant is on the brink of collapse

An exterior view of China Evergrande Centre in Hong Kong Reuters The chairman of beleaguered Chinese real estate giant Evergrande Xu Jiayin sent a letter to 125,000 employees this week. He encouraged them to unite in the face of adversity and said the company would soon "walk out of the darkness." The real-estate giant is estimated to be $300 billion in debt. See more stories on Insider's business page. The chairman of beleaguered Chinese real-estate giant Evergrande, Xu Jiayin, sent ...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Real Estate, China, International, Trends, Beijing, Shenzhen, Reuters, Lehman Brothers, Central Government, Xu, Evergrande, Markets Insider, InsiderAsia, Cheryl Teh


'Hotel Rwanda' hero Paul Rusesabagina has been convicted of terrorism charges

Paul Rusesabagina, whose story inspired the film "Hotel Rwanda" for saving people from genocide, wears a pink prison uniform as he appears for a bail hearing at a court in the capital Kigali, Rwanda on Sept. 25, 2020. AP Photo/Muhizi Olivier, File Paul Rusesabagina, who inspired the film "Hotel Rwanda," was convicted of terrorism charges in Rwanda on Monday. He was accused of forming an illegal armed group, according to multiple reports. The former hotel manager saved the lives of over 1,...
Tags: News, US, International, Trends, Ap, Bbc, New York Times, Dubai, Associated Press, George W Bush, Don Cheadle, Rwanda, Paul Kagame, Kigali Rwanda, Kagame, Tutsi


Hours after 9/11, the US military turned to Delta Force, and Delta Force scrambled to get operators back in uniform

Spencer Platt/Getty Images After the September 11 attacks, the US military turned to its special operators to conduct the first missions into Afghanistan. Among them was the US Army's Delta Force, but some of its most experienced members had left the Unit in the months before the attacks. Without much time to prepare, Delta Force was willing to make those operators a deal on their terms to get them back into uniform. See more stories on Insider's business page. The moments after t...
Tags: Europe, Navy, White House, China, Russia, US, International, America, Trends, Afghanistan, Taliban, Delta, Army, Hand, Cbs, Al Qaeda


Mizhimaoqiu’s Dark Nurse Promises Healing of a Different Kind

Nurses with dark dispositions are apparently a popular trope, as Mizhimaoqiu (Honey Cat Qiu), dons a black nurse’s outfit, a different type than BamBi’s sensual attire, providing a difficult choice to make for eager suitors looking for a dark mistress of healing whose uniform leaves very little to the imagination. The Dark Nurse sees her […]
Tags: Nurses, China, International, Anime, Cosplay, Fetish, Oppai, Oshiri, Pantsu, Image Gallery, Mizhimaoqiu, Mizhimaoqiu Honey Cat Qiu


Though Potential is High, Reverse Mortgage Penetration Remains Low in Australia

While the American reverse mortgage industry has looked at models established by similar industries in other nations, at least one other country that has appeared to more strongly lean into the product category is facing a problem that should sound familiar to American reverse mortgage professionals: low rates of mortgage market penetration. In Australia, where reverse mortgages have grown by five times since the government’s Pension Loans Scheme (PLS) recorded data in the 2018-2019 fiscal ye...
Tags: Featured, Australia, Finance, International, Deloitte, Lawless, Hickey, CoreLogic, James Hickey, Tim Lawless, PLS, Household Capital, MortgageBusiness.com.au


Patrick Byrne, the pro-Trump former Overstock CEO admits funneling cash to his ex-lover Maria Butina, the glamorous spy elected to Russia's parliament this week

Former Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne (L) and Russian agent Maria Butina (R) Getty Images/AP Former Russian agent Maria Butina has won a seat in Russia's parliamentary elections. In 2018 Butina was jailed for acting as an unregistered foreign agent in the US. Butina recently received large sums of money from her ex-boyfriend Patrick Byrne, the former CEO of online retailer Overstock.com and Donald Trump supporter. See more stories on Insider's business page. Maria Butina, the Russian ...
Tags: New York Post, Politics, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, Russia, US, International, Trends, UK News, Fbi, Gop, United States, Washington Dc, Moscow, Wisconsin


The CIA reportedly warned the US military of children in the area seconds before the US Kabul airstrike

A US Black Hawk military helicopter flies over the city of Kabul, Afghanistan on Sunday, August 15, 2021. AP Photo/Rahmat Gul The CIA issued a warning ahead of the US airstrike in Kabul, saying civilians were at risk of being targets, CNN reported. Initially, US officials said the airstrike had targeted a suicide car bomber linked to ISIS-K. Officials later reversed course when an investigation found that the airstrike had actually killed civilians. See more stories on Insider's busin...
Tags: Politics, Isis, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Afghanistan, Taliban, Kabul, Pentagon, Cia, KABUL Afghanistan, US Central Command, Mark Milley, Airstrike


Africa is poised to be a significant player in the new space age - especially when it comes to governance. Here's why.

The thin blue line of Earth's atmosphere appears on the horizon beyond the Red Sea and the Nile. NASA Professor Timiebi Aganaba believes Africa has an important role to play in a new space age. Governance is a particular area of interest for countries across the continent, she told Insider. But there are obstacles these countries must navigate to become competitive hubs for exploration. See more stories on Insider's business page. There are many unanswered questions about the real...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Science, Russia, Nigeria, Africa, US, International, Trends, Nasa, Zimbabwe, Space Exploration, Arizona State University, Rwanda, Red Sea, Space Exploration Technologies


Pedestrians take to the streets of Paris to celebrate the city's seventh annual 'day without cars'

A couple kiss on the Champs Elysees Avenue, Paris, during the "day without cars", with the Arc de Triomphe in the background, Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021. It is the seventh year the city has held a car free day in an attempt to reduce traffic and ease air pollution. AP Photo/Lewis Joly Socialist Mayor Anne Hidalgo announced Paris' first "day without cars" in 2015. Events included a rollerskating marathon, bicycle fair, and techno parade. Hidalgo is working on a plan to drastically reduce ca...
Tags: Transportation, News, France, Cars, International, Trends, Paris, Paris France, Anne Hidalgo, Pedestrian, Hidalgo, Arc de Triomphe, Day Without Cars, Champs-elysees, Lewis Joly, Morgan Keith


Afghan women protest their freedom outside the Taliban's virtue and vice ministry, which replaced the ministry of women's affairs

Afghan women protested outside the former ministry of women affairs which has been replaced by the ministry of virtue and vice in Kabul, Afghanistan-September 19, 2021. Haroon Sabawoon/Getty Images The Taliban closed the women's ministry in Kabul and replaced it with the ministry of virtue and vice. Afghan women gathered outside the building to protest the closure and to call for their rights to be protected. Women in Afghanistan have been leading the resistance movement against the mi...
Tags: Protest, Women, International, Trends, UK News, Afghanistan, Taliban, Kabul, Reuters, Kandahar, Observer, UK Weekend, Alia Shoaib, Haroon Sabawoon Getty


Mossad assassinated Iran's top nuclear scientist using an AI-powered, remote-controlled machine gun, report says

The scene of the attack that killed prominent Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, outside of Tehran, Iran, on November 27, 2020. WANA via Reuters Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, "father" of Iran's nuclear weapons program, was on Israel's hit list since 2007. In November 2020, the Mossad pulled off a hit using a remote-controlled, AI-powered machine gun. It was controlled by operatives outside of Iran, who killed Fakhrizadeh in under a minute, per NYT. See more stories on Insider's busine...
Tags: News, Israel, US, International, Trends, Iran, New York Times, News UK, The Times, Ai, Weapons, Times, Donald Trump, Assassinations, Mossad, TEHRAN Iran


Teenager “Accidentally” Gets USB Cable Stuck in Urethra

A 15-year-old UK boy’s attempt to “measure his penis” that apparently involved inserting a USB cable into his urethra spelled disaster for the hasty child as he had to undergo surgery to get the device removed, serving as the latest in a long string of penis insertion “accidents”. It is said the boy was “triggered […]
Tags: Health, UK, Technology, Children, Accidents, Medical, International, Bizarre, Anime, Blood, Fetish, Penis Abuse, Urethra


Smoothies range with 'all cops are bastards' acronym on the bottles are removed from shelves after police unions react with fury, reports say

France's largest police union condemned the use of "ACAB," or "all cops are bastards," in the packaging of True Fruits smoothies. Getty Images Bottles of True Fruits smoothies had obscene drawings, sexual comments, and an anti-police slogan inscribed on them. The inclusion of "ACAB," short for "all cops are bastards," angered France's police unions. Monoprix, a French supermarket chain, said that it would recall bottles with the offending packaging. French retailer Monoprix has rec...
Tags: England, France, Police, Advertising, International, Trends, Product Recalls, News UK, Retail, Packaging, Monoprix, Le Parisien, Police Unions, ACAB, Anti-police, George Floyd


Taliban says boys can re-enter secondary school but does not mention girls

Members of the Taliban Badri 313 military unit stand beside damaged and discarded vehicles parked near the destroyed Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) base in Deh Sabz district northeast of Kabul on September 6, 2021 after the US pulled all its troops out of the country. AAMIR QURESHI/AFP via Getty Images Boys started secondary school on Saturday without their female classmates. A decree issued Friday by the Taliban called on boys to resume their classes but made no mention of girls. The T...
Tags: News, Education, White House, Women, US, International, Trends, Afghanistan, Taliban, Kabul, Cia, Afp, Mujahid, Deh Sabz, Central Intelligence Agency CIA, Zabiullah Mujahid


Trump reportedly called North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a 'lunatic': book

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump before a meeting in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in Panmunjom, Korea, on June 30, 2019. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images Former President Donald Trump called Kim Jong Un "a fucking lunatic," according to a new book. The comment was reportedly made in the presence of Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg, a staunch ally of Trump. While Trump and Kim managed to mend fences, their earlier exchanges featured a furious war of words. See more sto...
Tags: South Korea, Politics, New York, Washington Post, North Korea, China, US, International, Trends, Gop, Kim Jong Un, Kim, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, DMZ, Trump


A pregnant woman who was kicked in the belly by the Taliban has been released from Afghanistan, US rep says

Taliban fighters stand guard at a checkpoint that was previously manned by American troops near the US embassy, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, August 17, 2021. AP Photo A 25-year-old pregnant woman from California has been evacuated from Afghanistan. US Rep. Darrell Issa said on Friday that the woman, Nasria, leaves behind her husband in Afghanistan. The Taliban had kicked her in the belly, Issa told Fox News earlier this month. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Taliba...
Tags: News, California, Women, US, International, Trends, Afghanistan, United States, Taliban, United Nations, Kabul, Fox News, Darrell Issa, KABUL Afghanistan, Voice of America, Issa


The Taliban has replaced the Afghan women's ministry with its own ministry of virtue and vice

Women gather to demand their rights under the Taliban rule during a protest in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Sept. 3, 2021. AP Photo/Wali Sabawoon The Taliban's "moral police" enforce its interpretation of Sharia law. Although it is still unclear if they will be allowed to work, women in Afghanistan can no longer work alongside men. Women can continue studying at universities in Islamic dress and segregated classrooms. See more stories on Insider's business page. Women who were empl...
Tags: Politics, News, Women, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, Afghanistan, Taliban, United Nations, Kabul, Sharia law, Women's Rights, Sharia, Reuters


Britain may revert back to the imperial system as part of its plans to 'capitalize on new Brexit freedoms'

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has hailed his Brexit deal, but it does little for financial services firms Paul Grover/Reuters The Uk announced plans on Thursday to reevaluate leftover laws from the European Union. The government said it will review the EU ban on imperial units and legislate "in due course." The EU-imposed metric system has "long been a flashpoint for anti-EU campaigners," i news said. See more stories on Insider's business page. The UK is considering reverting back to t...
Tags: Politics, UK, News, US, International, Trends, Eu, European Union, Bbc, Britain, New York Times, Boris Johnson, Brussels, Frost, Brexit, Priti Patel


The World Health Organization compiles data on global COVID-19 vaccine figures but says it can't reveal how many of its own staff have been vaccinated

In this Wednesday, July 28, 2021 file photo, a health worker administers a dose of Janssen COVID-19 vaccine by Johnson & Johnson in the Medina neighborhood in Dakar, Senegal. Leo Correa/AP Photo The World Health Organization refused to say how many of its staff have received a COVID-19 vaccine. The agency told the Associated Press the information was "confidential." In April, the agency said it was against vaccine mandates. See more stories on Insider's business page. The World Healt...
Tags: Science, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, United Nations, Who, World Health Organization, Un, Medicare, Associated Press, Medina, Johnson Johnson, Janssen, Margaret Harris


Amazon Developing Live-Action She-Ra, Infuriating Netflix She-Ra Fans

She-Ra has been a contentious IP in recent years, thanks in part to the hateful creators and fans of the animated Netflix series She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. Now with the announcement of an Amazon live-action adaptation, fans of the Netflix interpretation decided to be vocal about what they dislike about this new work, […]
Tags: Amazon, Politics, Usa, Internet, International, Netflix, Feminism, Anime, Live Action, RA, Adaptations, Princesses of Power Now


France recalls ambassadors from the US and Australia over submarine deal rift

French President Emmanuel Macron and French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (right). LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP via Getty Images France is removing both of its ambassadors from the United States and Australia. Jean-Yves Le Drian, the French foreign minister, cited their lost $66 billion nuclear submarine deal. "This exceptional decision is justified by the exceptional gravity" of the deal, Le Drian said. See more stories on Insider's business page. France took the extraordinary meas...
Tags: Politics, Usa, Australia, France, US, International, Trends, Foreign Affairs, United States, Breaking News, Ambassador, Emmanuel Macron, US UK, Jean Yves Le Drian, Jeff Mason, UK Australia


US military admits drone strike intended to kill ISIS-K fighters in Kabul actually killed civilians, including 7 children

Caskets for the dead are carried towards the gravesite as relatives and friends attend a mass funeral for members of a family that is said to have been killed in a U.S. drone airstrike, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. MARCUS YAM / LOS ANGELES TIMES The August 29 airstrike was said to have targeted an "imminent threat" from ISIS-K, a terrorist group. "We are confident we successfully hit the target," US Central Command said at the time. But soon after the strike, evidence bega...
Tags: Isis, Cbs News, Senate, Defense, US, International, Trends, Austin, Afghanistan, New York Times, The Times, Marine Corps, Kabul, Pentagon, Times, State


These Wild Ads Turn Cryptocurrency Price Fluctuations Into Music

The value of cryptocurrencies fluctuates wildly, making them seem like a risky investment. A new "Crypto Frequency" campaign from Havas' Hoy Buenos Aires for the Latin American personal finance platform Sesocio uses music to make that variance a bit more understandable than presenting data on a chart. Tenor Matias Leanza Montes recorded three 30-second radio...
Tags: Advertising, International, Creative, AdFreak, Fin Tech, Havas Hoy Buenos Aires, Sesocio, Tenor Matias Leanza Montes


79 years after the first submarine-launched commando raid, Navy SEALs say it hasn't gotten any easier

SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team 1 members pull a shipmate aboard the guided-missile submarine USS Michigan during a SEAL delivery vehicle familiarization exercise in the southern Pacific Ocean, February 20, 2012. US Navy/MCS3 Kristopher Kirsop In August 1942, US Marine Raiders conducted the first amphibious attack ever launched from submarines. Advances in technology since then have allowed commandos to conduct far more complex submarine operations. Submarine operations are a great way to deplo...
Tags: UK, Navy, Navy Seals, China, Russia, US, International, Trends, Beijing, Hawaii, Crimea, World War Ii, Moscow, Argentina, Falklands, Black Sea