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Oktoberfest, beer and e-scooters. What could possibly go wrong?

Politicians in Munich are calling for the use of e-scooters to be restricted during Oktoberfest in response to number of people being caught using the newly-legal vehicles while drunk.The use of electric scooters was legalised across Germany in June in the hope they may help reduce the carbon footprint of commuter-heavy urban areas.Since then, however,…

Tiny ‘water bears’ from Earth may have survived Israeli spacecraft crash on moon

There might be life on the moon after all: thousands of virtually indestructible creatures that can withstand extreme radiation, sizzling heat, the coldest temperatures of the universe, and decades without food.These terrifying-sounding beings aren’t aliens but instead microscopic Earthlings known as tardigrades, who likely made it out alive following a crash landing on the lunar…

Top Chinese banks in spotlight as US investigates how North Korea finances its nuclear programme

The US is investigating hundreds of millions of dollars in financial transactions involving three big Chinese banks that allegedly helped finance North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme, according to an appellate court opinion unsealed on Tuesday.The July 30 ruling upheld an order by a Washington district-court judge forcing the banks to comply with subpoenas for information…

Chinese tycoon Li Jianhua fights daughter over Canada real estate fortune in lawsuits depicting knife violence, fraud and corporate turmoil

Tycoon Li Jianhua once planned to live next door to his daughter in Vancouver after he retired from a career that has brought him political prestige and great wealth in China.Two multimillion-dollar mansions were built on a steep and wooded hillside overlooking Vancouver and the Salish Sea, side by side in the exclusive British Properties…

Donald Trump hints at more trade aid as US farmers suffer ‘body blow’ from Chinese retaliation to tariff threat

US President Donald Trump said he is prepared to deliver more aid to farmers hurt by the trade war with China, but concerns are growing that the US agricultural industry could suffer a long-term loss of market share as other countries rush in to fill Chinese orders.The nation’s leading farm group on Monday called China’s…

Donald Trump hints at more trade aid as US farmers suffer ‘body blow’ from Chinese retaliation to tariff threat

US President Donald Trump said he is prepared to deliver more aid to farmers hurt by the trade war with China, but concerns are growing that the US agricultural industry could suffer a long-term loss of market share as other countries rush in to fill Chinese orders.The nation’s leading farm group on Monday called China’s…

Author Toni Morrison, first black woman to win a Nobel Prize, dies age 88

Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, a pioneer and reigning giant of modern literature whose imaginative power in Beloved, Song of Solomon and other works transformed American letters by dramatising the pursuit of freedom within the boundaries of race, has died aged 88.Publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced that Morrison had died on Monday night at Montefiore Medical…

Author Toni Morrison, first black woman to win a Nobel Prize, dies age 88

Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, a pioneer and reigning giant of modern literature whose imaginative power in Beloved, Song of Solomon and other works transformed American letters by dramatising the pursuit of freedom within the boundaries of race, has died aged 88.Publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced that Morrison had died on Monday night at Montefiore Medical…