“Space now,” was what Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa wanted to tweet for years. He finally really did it, from the International Space Station. “The space market holds so much potential,” he said Friday at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club in Tokyo, his first news conference in Japan after returning to earth before Christmas. Maezawa, who heads
Boris Johnson has questions to answer over his apparent backing for a “great exhibition” plan supported by a Conservative donor who helped pay for the refurbishment of his Downing Street flat, Labour has said. “It stinks. It does appear to be cash for access,” the party’s shadow justice secretary Steve Reed told Sky News. He
Kazakhstan’s president says he has ordered security personnel to open fire on “terrorists” without warning amid extremely violent protests in the former Soviet nation. Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said up to 20,000 “bandits” had attacked the financial capital Almaty and were destroying state property, adding he had authorised the use of lethal force against them. In a
Annual house price growth hit 9.8% last month as the market “defied expectations” in 2021 – but growth is likely to slow considerably in the coming year, Halifax said. The increase was the biggest since July 2007, according to the lender, as prices rose month-on-month by 1.1%. It is the latest confirmation of a buoyant
We have often heard and read about giant stars dying violently in deep space. Ever imagined what kind of a sight it would be? How would a star appear as it nears its end from Earth? We may finally have an answer. In a first for astronomy, researchers were able to see in real time
Through the past week, NASA engineers have been working diligently to deploy major equipment and tools aboard James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), including its sunshield and secondary mirror. On Saturday, January 8, the primary camera of the $10-billion (roughly Rs. 74,340 crore) space observatory will be deployed, which will study the origin of the Universe
12:44 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN NEW YORK — Despite helping his team engineer a remarkable comeback from 25 points down against the Boston Celtics at Madison Square Garden on Thursday night, star forward Julius Randle wasn’t happy. Midway through the fourth quarter, Randle made a layup and, as he ran back to the other end
7:49 AM ET Do you feel that? That, my friends, is the feeling of a brand new calendar year of MMA. A year in which anything seems possible. It’s time to dream big for 2022. We’ve got a fresh slate. The table is set for some incredible fights, breakthrough performances and stories that will go
Some 200 Armed Forces personnel are being deployed to support the NHS in London as hospitals grapple with staff shortages. Military medics will assist NHS doctors and nurses with patient care, while general duty personnel will help fill gaps caused by other absences. The Royal College of Nursing has said the deployment means the government
The founder of blood-testing start-up Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, has been convicted of fraud. The 37-year-old was found guilty of turning her company into a sophisticated sham which duped both investors – including Rupert Murdoch and the Waltons, America’s richest family – and patients into backing revolutionary finger-prick blood-testing technology that never actually worked. A jury
CNN’s Donie O’Sullivan talks to Trump supporters one year after the Capitol attack. Many are in denial. #DonieOSullivan #CNN #News
After sharing its quarterly deliveries to cap off 2021, General Motors revealed just how rough of a Q4 it had in terms of EV deliveries. While the legacy automaker has recently unveiled several new and exciting EVs to come, GM’s current EV output is quite nominal, opening the door for rival Ford to carry its
As the Central Asian nation of Kazakhstan plunged into chaos this week, an internet shutdown hit the world’s second-biggest bitcoin mining hub, in yet another blow to miners searching for a permanent and stable home. Less than a year ago, China banished all of its cryptocurrency miners, many of whom sought refuge in neighboring Kazakhstan.
4:40 PM ET Congratulations to all! We have reached the time of year when we watch the game in front of us with one eye and the scoreboard with the other. Sunday began with six of the NFL’s 14 playoff spots filled. Nine others had a chance to clinch one of the eight remaining spots.
In this article GME Pedestrians pass in front of a GameStop retail store in New York, December 23, 2021. Scott Mlyn | CNBC Gamestop shares rose over 14% in extended trading on Thursday after the Wall Street Journal reported the retailer plans to create a marketplace for non-fungible tokens, often called NFTs. Gamestop also plans
Peter Bogdanovich, who directed movies including The Last Picture Show and Paper Moon, has died at the age of 82. His daughter, Antonia, said he died of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles. Born in New York in 1939, Bogdanovich started as a film journalist and critic. He also organised a series of
A former Australian Open quarter-finalist has warned that “caged” Novak Djokovic would be a fearsome opponent on court if he makes it out of quarantine. Like the Serbian superstar, Tennys Sandgren is not jabbed against COVID, but the American has chosen to miss his first Australian Open in a decade because of his vaccination status.
The scrapping of pre-departure coronavirus testing for people arriving in the UK has resulted in a leap in interest in international travel, companies have reported. The measure, which was introduced in the run-up to Christmas to combat the Omicron variant, will be withdrawn from 4am on Friday across the UK now Scotland has decided to
The epicentre of the current COVID outbreak has moved from London to the North West of England and more older people are being admitted to hospital, new data reveals. The UK Health Security Agency’s (UKHSA) latest surveillance report also shows that the uptake of booster jabs is slowing in every age group. Rates in the
US President Joe Biden has marked one year since the 6 January deadly assault on the Capitol by condemning political violence in an address to the nation, as he also hit out at the former president. On 6 January 2021, Donald Trump supporters stormed the Capitol in Washington DC, putting 15 police officers in hospital