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Facebook is in Denial over Political Posts

LONDON (Bywire News) - In the argument over political content on its platform, Facebook has undergone a remarkable series of contortions over the last couple of years. From initial denial to promising to take action, they have now arrived at a new line of defence: ‘it’s not our fault’.  That’s what...


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Unraveling of Trump policies a distant hope for separated immigrant families

By Kristina Cooke and Mica Rosenberg LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK - A Venezuelan father waiting in Mexico to plead his U.S. asylum case who has yet to meet his newborn daughter. An Iraqi refugee stuck in Jordan despite his past helping U.S. soldiers. A mother sent back to Honduras after bein...


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India's Serum Institute to boost production of COVID-19 vaccine doses to 200 million

BENGALURU - Serum Institute of India will make up to 200 million COVID-19 vaccine doses for poorer countries, including India, next year, as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and GAVI vaccines alliance have doubled their funding, the company said on Tuesday. The extra funds wil...


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Taiwan defence chief says no signs China is preparing for war

TAIPEI - There are no signs that China is preparing for all-out war with Taiwan, such as massing troops along its eastern coast, Taiwan's defence chief said on Tuesday, after repeated Chinese drills near the island that China claims as its own. Democratic Taiwan has denounced China's...


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Oil falls as virus count mounts, U.S. debate looms

By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin LONDON - Oil prices fell on Tuesday as Europe and the United States grappled with a surge in new coronavirus infections and investors were cautious ahead of the first U.S. presidential debate. Brent's November contract <LCOc1>, which expir...


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German solar battery maker sonnen expands capacity as power subsidies end

FRANKFURT - German residential solar battery maker sonnen is extending capacity at its home base in Wildpoldsried with demand for home storage systems expected to grow as subsidy programmes for supplying renewable power to the grid end. There are 1.8 million photovoltaic plants in Ge...


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Chinese smart car supplier PATEO in talks to raise $147 million

BEIJING - Chinese smart vehicle supplier Shanghai PATEO Electronic Equipment Manufacturing Co is in talks with 22 potential investors to raise 1 billion yuan (114.3 million pounds) before its listing on the STAR market, a company spokesman told Reuters. The Shanghai-based company ra...


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Global coronavirus pandemic passes 'agonizing milestone' of a million deaths

By Jane Wardell - The global coronavirus death toll rose past a million on Tuesday, according to a Reuters tally, a grim statistic in a pandemic that has devastated the global economy, overloaded health systems and changed the way people live. The number of deaths from...


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Iran rejects Saudi's claim on terrorist cell being trained by Revolutionary Guards - TV

DUBAI - Iran has dismissed as "worthless" Saudi Arabia's claim that Tehran had trained a terrorist cell that Riyadh took down earlier this month, state TV reported on Tuesday. Saudi Arabia said on Monday that it had taken down a terrorist cell in September that had received training...


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Engie calls on Suez to start talks with rival Veolia

PARIS - French utility Engie <ENGIE.PA> called on Suez's management on Tuesday to start talks with bigger rival Veolia <VIE.PA> after Veolia offered last month to buy Engie's 29.9% stake in Suez <SEVI.PA> for 2.9 billion euros (2.64 billion pounds). Veolia has descr...