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Europe · Chicago
McDonald's to reopen Ukraine restaurants in coming months
McDonald's closed its Ukrainian restaurants after Russia's invasion nearly six months ago. The company sold its 850 restaurants in the country this year to a Russian franchise owner. It didn't say Thursday how many would reopen, when that would happen or which locations would be the first.See the Story
56% Center coverage: 87 sources
Business · Beirut
Armed man demanding savings holds Beirut bank staff hostage
The man entered the bank in the Hamra neighborhood in west Beirut with a firearm and flammable material. He demanded access to around $200,000 he had in his bank account, and when the employee refused, he began screaming that his relatives were in the hospital. The bank agreed to give him $30,000.See the Story
35% Left coverage: 63 sources
Business · Burbank
Disney tops Netflix in streaming subscribers, raises prices for ad-free options
Disney's stock spiked nearly 4% in after-hours trading Wednesday after the entertainment giant said it added 14.4 million Disney+ subscribers. The company also beat expectations for its revenues and profits, thanks to strong results in its theme parks division. Disney now has more than 221 million total subscriptions across all of its subscription streaming offerings globally, officially surpassing Netflix.See the Story
45% Left coverage: 42 sources
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US & Canada · Washington
What does ‘plead the Fifth’ mean? Will Donald Trump do it?
Donald Trump and two of his children, Donald Jr. and Ivanka Trump are due, in the coming days, to face questioning under oath in New York's civil investigation into their business practices. The ex-president's lawyer has indicated that he will advise Trump to stay mum and invoke the Fifth Amendment.See the Story
80% Center coverage: 55 sources
Business · Canberra
Canberra Airport evacuated after gunman fires shots in check-in area
Shots fired in Canberra airport. No injuries reported. Gunman believed to be responsible for firing shots. Police are still investigating the cause of the incident. The airport was closed for about three hours as police investigated. The incident is being investigated by the Australian Federal Police and the Australian National Police.See the Story
50% Right coverage: 32 sources
Google · Canberra
Google to pay $42.7 million in penalties for misleading users - Australian watchdog
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) announced that Google was fined $60 million for misleading Australian Android users. The tech giant continued tracking some of its users' Android phones even though they had disabled "Location History" in the device's settings. The ACCC says that based on available data, it is estimated that more than 1.3 million Google accounts belonging to Australians have been affected.See the Story
43% Right coverage: 21 sources
Europe · Washington
Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall finalize their divorce, remain 'friends'
Model and actor Jerry Hall and media mogul Rupert Murdoch have agreed to the terms of their pending divorce. Hall filed a request in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday to dismiss her original petition for divorce from Murdoch, which she filed last month, with permission to file a new one. Hall, 66, and Murdoch, 91, married in London in 2016.See the Story
58% Left coverage: 26 sources
Aung San Suu Kyi
Australian held in Myanmar pleads not guilty in closed court
Australian economist Sean Turnell is detained in Myanmar on charges of violating a law on official secrets. He has pleaded not guilty in a closed court, Australian broadcaster ABC said on Friday. Turnell had testified in court for the first time since his arrest shortly after the military coup last year.See the Story
71% Right coverage: 7 sources
Qld business downcast amid strong earnings - Michael West
Some 42 per cent of businesses say sales and revenue rose in the June quarter. However, their confidence has fallen as rising labour and operating costs continued to eat away profits. Rising inflation, interest rates, energy costs as well as supply chain disruptions had dented sentiment. More than nine in 10 businesses reported rising fuel prices and almost 83 per cent said their insurance costs jumped.See the Story
Australia · Australia
Canberra Airport reopens after shooting - Michael West
A man fired as many as five shots at Canberra Airport on Sunday. The man was arrested and taken to a Canberra police station. Police are yet to establish a motive for the incident. The airport was evacuated shortly after 1.30pm. Flights in and out of the airport remain grounded.See the Story
Inflation · Australia
Rising inflation dents Father's Day spend - Michael West
Spending on Father’s Day gifts has slumped as the rising cost of living sees Aussie consumers rein in purchases for dads across the country. Australians are set to spend $735 million on Father’s Day gifts this year, down 7.7 per cent from 2021, according to Australian Retail Association research released on Sunday. The research, undertaken […]See the Story