Pope Francis on Saturday installed 13 new cardinals, including the first African-American to hold the high rank, further expanding the pontiff’s impact on the group that will one day elect his successor. The cardinals were installed in a ceremony, known as a consistory, that was markedly slimmed down because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of… Read More Pope Francis installs new cardinals, including first African-American
Bitcoin on Wednesday broke through $18,000 to hit a new year-to-date peak as its blistering 2020 rally powered on. It was last up 3% at $18,175, its highest since December 2017.
Video-sharing app TikTok said on Tuesday it is giving parents more control options, including the ability to monitor what their teenagers can view on the platform. Owned by Chinese company ByteDance, Tiktok said parents will now be able to decide what content, users, hashtags, or sounds their children can search for as well as decide… Read More TikTok enhances family feature to allow parents more control of their teenagers’ accounts
Twitter Inc said on Tuesday it was globally launching tweets that disappear after 24 hours, similar to the stories feature that is popular on Snapchat and Facebook’s photo-sharing app Instagram. Twitter has previously announced its plan for these ephemeral tweets, dubbed “fleets”, and tested the feature in Brazil, Italy, India, and South Korea. “Some of… Read More Twitter launches disappearing ‘fleets’ feature worldwide
The United States formally exited the Paris Agreement on Wednesday, fulfilling an old promise by President Donald Trump to withdraw the world’s second-largest greenhouse gas emitter from the global pact to fight climate change. But the outcome of the tight U.S. election contest will determine for how long. Trump’s Democratic rival, Joe Biden, has promised… Read More U.S. formally withdraws from global climate change pact
About a month ago, 20 initial winners were announced by the International Telecommunications Union, for its Global Innovation Challenge, which seeks to recognize innovators and ecosystem builders around the world, on their digital solutions to transform communities. About a month later, two days ago, the 20 winners shortlisted to 7 winners, and eventually, one “Big… Read More Chidi Nwaogu named ‘Big Winner’ at the 2020 ITU Global Innovation Challenge
The World Trade Organization’s bid to select a new leader was plunged into uncertainty on Wednesday after the United States rejected the Nigerian woman proposed as the global trade watchdog’s next director-general. Just six days before the U.S. election in which trade is a hot topic, Washington struck another blow at the WTO, which U.S.… Read More U.S. rejects endorsement of Nigerian candidate Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as World Trade Organization leader
Australia has asked Google to remove photographs of the top of the sacred indigenous site, Uluru, a tool that allowed users to appear to walk on its summit. Australia in 2019 closed Uluru, formerly known as Ayers Rock, after a decades-long campaign by indigenous communities to protect it. Parks Australia, which is responsible for the… Read More Australia asks Google to remove images of sacred indigenous site Uluru