Statue of girl stares down Wall Street bull for Women’s Day
08 March 2017 | 4:27 am
As many American women prepare to draw attention to their role in the workplace, a Wall Street firm on Tuesday (March 7) put up a statue of a girl in front of Lower Manhattan's well-known bronze charging bull, as if to fearlessly stare it down.
9 Apr 2021
We look at media coverage of the upcoming trial between Apple and Epic Games, after both sides filed their position statements on Thursday. The maker of popular video game Fortnite is accusing Apple of anti-competitive practices and of creating a market monopoly. We then turn to what could be a "glorious summer" for American workers, many of whom have been hoarding paid time off for the past year and are now ready to go on a proper European-style vacation.
14 Apr 2021
Shares in the cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase start trading on Wall Street this Wednesday, with the company expected to be valued at around $65 billion. Its value has more than tripled in three years, boosted by the trading frenzy around Bitcoin. It will be the largest company in this sector to have gone public to date. Also today, we look at French government efforts to encourage employers to hire their temporary staff for the summer tourist season, despite ongoing coronavirus restrictions which have kept many restaurants closed.
15 Apr 2021
The 9/11 era could finally be drawing to a close. This week, US President Joe Biden said the US would fully pull out of Afghanistan by this coming September 11, a highly symbolic date for America. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the terror attacks that were coordinated from Afghanistan.
19 Apr 2021
Artists including Nicky Jam, Anitta, Carlos Vives and many more are back on a white carpet for the Latin American Music Awards ceremony held near Miami, Florida.
24 Apr 2021
US President Joe Biden announces that the US has hit 200 million vaccine shots in his first 92 days in office and that all Americans aged 16 and above will be eligible for a vaccine as of Monday.
28 Apr 2021
The US president is set to unveil another historic spending plan aimed at addressing wealth inequality. Proposed tax hikes will likely face tough opposition from Republicans.
19 May 2021
After 11 years of learning and finishing a formal 5-year training programme, 31-year-old US national Jake Pinnick finally became a rare foreign coach teaching Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Daoism at a traditional Daoist Kung Fu Academy in Wudang, as filmed on Saturday.
28 May 2021
The United States is preparing to remember the Tulsa race massacre. It was 100 years ago when a White mob set fire to the town and bombed a prosperous Black neighbourhood from the air in Tulsa, Oklahoma, killing an estimated 300 Black men, women and children. There are a few survivors left but they appeared before the US Congress this week. We take a closer look.
5 Jun 2021
An American climber, Arthur Muir, 75, became the oldest American to climb the world’s highest peak, breaking the record of climber Bill Burke who reached the summit at 67 in 2009.
27 Jun 2021
The United States federal government will investigate its past oversight of Indian boarding schools and work to "uncover the truth about the loss of human life and the lasting consequences.''
3 Jul 2021
Since the United States was placed on the European Union's green list in mid-June, American tourists have been making a timid return to Paris after almost a year and a half of absence. With more than 4 million tourists visiting France each year before the health crisis, Americans rank 9th among countries of origin.
9 Jul 2021
Zaila Avant-garde, 14, became the first African American to win the 90-year-old Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday by correctly spelling 'Murraya,' a genus of plants, staying cool after a near miss with a botanical word in a previous round.
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After years of underwhelming relations between the EU and Indonesia, a flurry of diplomatic visits and increased trade has renewed optimism that Brussels is now strengthening ties with Southeast Asia's largest economy.
3 hours ago
A Belgian court agrees to admit the findings of a 22-year-old parliamentary commission into its investigation. The court is looking into the 1961 assassination of DR Congo's Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba, seen by many as one of the country's founding fathers.
3 hours ago
The richest man in the world, Elon Musk, is buying Twitter for the equivalent of around €41 billion. That makes the deal one of the biggest in Wall Street history.
4 hours ago
We take a closer look at the petrol shortage hitting certain French service stations. We also hear about the options that US President Joe Biden is mulling in regard to OPEC+'s decision to cut oil supply. Plus, a small French town grapples with rising energy bills.
4 hours ago
Ukrainian emergency services say at least three people were killed and another dozen wounded. The strikes come as Russian forces continue to lose ground to Ukraine's counteroffensive in the south and east.