Wednesday, February 8th, 2023

Ex-Twitter execs to testify in Congress on handling of Hunter Biden laptop reporting | House of Representatives

Former senior staff at Twitter will testify on Wednesday before the House oversight committee about the social media platform’s handling of reporting on Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden. The hearing has set the stage...

‘You don’t belong here’: Romney and Santos in tense State of Union exchange | George Santos

Joe Biden delivered the State of the Union address on Tuesday but the Republican congressman George Santos still managed to grab some headlines, over an apparently tense exchange with Mitt Romney, the senator from...

Norfolk Island residents warned tropical cyclone forming off Queensland coast | Australia weather

About 2,200 people living on Norfolk Island are battening down as a tropical cyclone with destructive winds of more 165km/h is expected to approach the Australian territory this weekend. The storm is about 870km...

‘Pride is coming back’: Biden touts victories on jobs and climate in State of the Union address | State of the Union address

Joe Biden was determined to offer an optimistic vision for the future of America as he opened his second State of the Union address on Tuesday night, seeking to reassure a disillusioned nation that...

Australia Post warns about long-term viability, with letters revenue in ‘unstoppable’ decline | Australia Post

Australia Post says it is at a “crossroads” and it expects to report a full-year loss for the first time since 2015 as letters continue an “unstoppable” decline. The government-owned enterprise announced on Wednesday...

Joe Biden to urge Congress to unite to ‘finish the job’ in State of the Union address – live | State of the Union address

‘Finish the job,’ Biden to declare in State of the Union speech In his State of the Union address tonight, Joe Biden will appeal to Republicans and argue that Americans will benefit only if...

McDonald’s signs legal pledge amid UK sexual harassment concerns | McDonald’s

McDonald’s has signed a legally binding pledge with the equality watchdog amid concerns over how it has handled sexual harassment complaints made by UK staff. The move came after allegations by workers at the...

HS2: ministers to cut services and speeds to drive down costs, reports say | HS2

Ministers are reportedly planning on cutting HS2 services and train speeds in an attempt to drive down the costs of the heavily delayed project, it has been reported. The government is said to be...

Turkey and Syria earthquake death toll passes 7,800 as rescue efforts falter | Turkey-Syria earthquake 2023

Aftershocks, freezing temperatures and damaged roads are hampering efforts to tackle the enormous humanitarian emergency triggered by Monday’s 7.8-magnitude earthquake in southern Turkey and northern Syria, with 7,800 people now confirmed dead and 380,000...