The Buzz | Nokia to build moon’s first 4G cell network for NASA program

Nokia says it has been tapped by NASA to build the first cellular communications network on the moon. The Finnish telecommunications equipment maker said yesterday its Nokia Bell Labs division

Plan to retrieve Titanic radio spurs debate on human remains

People have been diving to the Titanic's wreck for 35 years. No one has found human remains, according to the company that owns the salvage rights. But the company's plan to

The Buzz | Record avalanche of early votes transforms the 2020 election

More than 22 million Americans have already cast ballots in the 2020 election, a record-shattering avalanche of early votes driven both by Democratic enthusiasm and a pandemic that has transformed

The Buzz | China tracks US Navy ship’s passage through Taiwan Strait

China says it tracked a U.S. Navy warship as it passed through the Taiwan Strait and has its forces in the area on high alert, as tensions between the world’s

The Buzz | Beijing is buying up record chunks of Japan’s debt mountain

China went on a record-buying spree of Japanese bonds over the summer months, snapping up $20.9 billion of the low-yielding debt to spur talk that it’s diversifying reserves. The 2.2 trillion

The Buzz | Detained Canadians in China get rare consular access

The Canadian government said Saturday that China granted consular access to two detained Canadians in China for the first time since January. The Global Affairs department said Dominic Barton, Canada’s Ambassador

The Buzz | Jazz festival at D2 Club kicks off tonight

A two-night jazz festival will kick off tonight at D2 Club featuring over 20 artists that will perform an eclectic musical selection ranging from well-known jazz standards to more modern

The Buzz | Amid rising infections, Israeli ultra-Orthodox defy lockdown

After a revered ultra-Orthodox rabbi died this week from COVID-19, Israeli police thought they had worked out an arrangement with his followers to allow a small, dignified funeral that would

The Buzz | Three win Nobel medicine prize for discovering hepatitis C virus

Americans Harvey J. Alter and Charles M. Rice and British-born scientist Michael Houghton won the Nobel Prize for medicine yesterday for their discovery of the hepatitis C virus, a major

The Buzz | Thailand prepares to receive first group of foreign tourists from China, Scandinavia

Preparations have begun for Thailand to receive its first group of foreign tourists since scheduled commercial passenger flights into the country were halted in April due to the coronavirus pandemic. Phuket

The Buzz | Majority of Hong Kong democrats plan to remain in office

A majority of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy lawmakers plan to remain in office after China’s decision to extend their terms without a planned election. Sixteen of 23 sitting opposition lawmakers will keep

The Buzz | Amazon to kick off holiday shopping with October Prime Day

Amazon is aiming to kickstart the holiday shopping season early this year. The company is holding its annual Prime Day over two days in October this year, after the pandemic forced

The Buzz | China blasts US House bill, denies forced labor in Xinjiang

China lashed out at the passage of a bill by the U.S. House of Representatives that threatens sanctions over the alleged use of forced labor in China’s Xinjiang region, calling

The Buzz | China: Former SOE chairman Ren sentenced to 18 years in graft case

The former chairman of a state-owned real estate company was sentenced to 18 years in prison yesterday on corruption charges, a court announced. Ren Zhiqiang, who became known for speaking up

The Buzz | UK science advisers warn of darker Covid-19 days ahead

Britain’s top medical advisers yesterday painted a grim picture of exponential growth in illness and death if nothing is done to control the second wave of coronavirus infections, laying the

The Buzz | Coronavirus-wary Bavarians kick off toned-down Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest celebrations got underway yesterday in Munich with the traditional tapping of a keg and the cry of “O’zapft is!” — “It’s tapped!” — but this year’s festival is very

The Buzz | WHO leader in Europe warns of virus spread again

The European head for the World Health Organization is warning of “alarming rates of transmission” of the coronavirus in parts of the continent. Dr. Hans Kluge says the largest proportion remains

The Buzz | Report finds global economic outlook not as bad as expected

The global economy is not doing as bad as previously expected, especially in the United States and China, but has still suffered an unprecedented drop due to the coronavirus pandemic,

The Buzz | World isn’t meeting biodiversity goals, UN report finds

A decade-long global effort to save Earth’s disappearing species and declining ecosystems has mostly stumbled, with fragile habitats like coral reefs and tropical forests in more trouble than ever, researchers

The Buzz | Major economies shrink amid Covid-19 pandemic

A global development agency said the world’s 20 major industrialized nations have seen their economies shrink in an unprecedented manner between April and June amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Paris-based Organization

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