Tesla CEO Elon Musk (Left) and Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Ukraine (Right)UNITED NATIONS – Billionaire Elon Musk on Monday asked Twitter users to weigh in on a plan to end Russia’s war in Ukraine that drew immediate condemnation from Ukrainians, including President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who responded with his own poll.“Which @elonmusk do you like more?,” Mr. Zelenskiy tweeted, offering two responses: one who supports Ukraine, one who supports Russia.Mr. Musk, the world’s richest ...

WASHINGTON, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Kim Kardashian has promoted everything from appetite-suppressing lollipops to melon-flavored liqueur to toilet paper, but it was her foray into the murky world of cryptocurrencies that got her into hot water.The reality television star and influencer has agreed to settle charges of unlawfully touting a crypto security and to pay $1.26 million in penalties and fees, the US Securities ...

Japanese fast fashion eyewear brand, OWNDAYS, is launching a new collection of spectacle frames inspired by 8 Pokémon. Inspired by the theme “Choose Your Pokémon, Choose Your Fit,” this collection manifests OWNDAYS’ creative take on reinventing Pokémon into fun, chic eyewear pieces that resonate with fans of Pokémon while also appealing to those looking for unique, well-designed spectacles to match ...

STOCK PHOTO | Image by Laurentiu from PixabayKATHMANDU – Each summer, the thousand or so families living in a floodplain informal settlement on the edge of Kathmandu brace themselves for flash flooding as monsoon rains pour in.The close-packed slum homes, set amid small patches of rice fields, are testament to how much migration has filled in the once-abundant green spaces on the ...

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Official White House Photo by Cameron Smith via Flickr.BOGOTA, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Colombian President Gustavo Petro and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday discussed stepping up intelligence sharing and other drug trafficking measures but announced no agreements and remained at odds on extraditing drug criminals.Leftist former rebel Mr. Petro, who hosted Mr. Blinken in Bogota, has derided the US-led war ...

REUTERSWASHINGTON – Boeing Co. does not anticipate winning approval for the 737 MAX 10 before next summer, according to a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) letter sent on Monday that intensifies concerns about the company’s timeline for deliveries.Boeing faces a December deadline to win regulatory approval for the MAX 10, which is slightly larger than current 737 MAXs in service, as well as for a smaller variant, the MAX 7. Unless it gains an extension from Congress, Boeing must meet new modern cockpit-alerting requirements that ...

REUTERS/JOHANNES P. CHRISTO/FILE PHOTO RIYADH – Global recession can be avoided if governments’ fiscal policies were consistent with monetary policy tightening, but likely there would be countries falling into recession next year, the International Monetary Fund’s managing director said on Monday.In the context of monetary policy tightening, fiscal policy cannot stay idle because the cost of living crisis is hitting ...

Philippine factory output expanded for eight straight months in September. — REUTERSBy Diego Gabriel C. RoblesTHE PHILIPPINES’ manufacturing sector expanded for an eighth month in a row in September, as better demand led to growth in output and new orders, S&P Global said on Monday.The S&P Global Philippines Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) reading stood at 52.9 in September, rising ...

BW FILE PHOTOTHE PESO closed at fresh all-time low of P59 against the US dollar on Monday, amid lingering concerns over inflation.The local unit dropped 37.5 centavos on Monday from its P58.625 finish on Friday, Bankers Association of the Philippines data showed.Year to date, the peso has weakened by P8 or 15.6% from its Dec. 31, 2021 close of P51.Monday ...

The Philippine economy expanded by 7.4% in the second quarter. — PHILIPPINE STAR/ EDD GUMBANWHILE the accumulation of new borrowings by the National Government has been on a decline, there is a concern that Philippine economic growth may not be able to outpace the rise in debt.“Debt has been declining partly due to better [revenue] collections but also due to ...