New York and Singapore top the list of world’s most expensive cities in 2022 | Global economy

New York was the world’s most expensive metropolis in 2022, sharing the unwanted title with Singapore, as soaring energy prices doubled the inflation rate across the major global cities, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s annual survey. Last year’s leader Tel Aviv dropped to third, while Sydney snuck into the Top 10 and Moscow and […]

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Russia-Ukraine war live: US hands Raytheon $1.2bn Ukraine missile systems contract; 6 million without power as winter begins | Ukraine

Hi, this is the Guardian’s live coverage of the war in Ukraine, with me, Helen Sullivan. In Washington, a $1.2bn contract for six National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems (Nasams) for Ukraine was awarded to Raytheon, the Pentagon said. The United States has approved sending Ukraine a total of eight Nasams to help fend off Russian […]

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Sydney live site for crucial Socceroos World Cup match against Argentina to be named imminently | Australia news

The New South Wales government is expected to announce the location of a live site in the Sydney CBD for the Socceroos crucial World Cup round of 16 game on Sunday, after the premier’s first suggested location, the Opera House, was deemed unavailable. The NSW premier, Dominic Perrottet, promised on Thursday to set up an […]

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Australian administrator of FTX warns customers may not get all their money back | Business

The Australian administrators of failed cryptocurrency platform FTX are working to return funds to creditors but say some Australian-based customers could be forced to deal with US administrators. FTX put its Australian companies into voluntary administration with KordaMentha last month following the spectacular collapse of the global cryptocurrency exchange at the start of November. Around […]

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Russia-Ukraine war at a glance: what we know on day 281 of the invasion | Ukraine

A security officer at Ukraine’s embassy in Madrid was injured when he opened a letter bomb addressed to the ambassador on Wednesday. The security officer suffered light injuries, Spanish government official Mercedes Gonzalez told broadcaster Telemadrid. In the wake of the incident, Ukrainian foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba ordered all Kyiv’s embassies abroad to “urgently” strengthen […]

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Nato concerned by China’s ‘rapid and opaque’ military buildup, says Blinken | China

Nato allies are concerned about China’s rapid and opaque military buildup and its cooperation with Russia, and discussed concrete ways to address the challenges posed by Beijing, US secretary of state Antony Blinken has said. “The members of our alliance remain concerned by the PRC’s [People’s Republic of China] coercive policies, by its use of […]

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Judge declares mistrial in actor Danny Masterson’s rape trial | US news

A judge declared a mistrial Wednesday after jurors said they were hopelessly deadlocked at the trial of That ’70s Show actor Danny Masterson, who is charged with three rapes. Los Angeles judge Charlaine F Olmedo had ordered the jurors to take Thanksgiving week off and keep deliberating after they told her on 18 November that […]

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‘See you on the other side’: musicians pay tribute to Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie | Fleetwood Mac

Famous names across the music industry have paid tribute to Christine McVie on Thursday, after news broke that the Fleetwood Mac singer-songwriter had died aged 79. Her bandmates led the celebrations of McVie’s life. “There are no words to describe our sadness at the passing of Christine McVie,” they said in a group statement. “She […]

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Indigenous voice vote: foreign donations expected to be banned and campaigns forced to raise own cash | Indigenous voice to parliament

Foreign individuals, companies and governments are expected to be banned from donating or campaigning for either side during the Indigenous voice to parliament campaign, as the federal government updates laws around referendums for the first time in decades. The proposed reforms to the Referendum Machinery Act will also include donation disclosure rules, and public funding […]

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FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried says he ‘screwed up’ but didn’t commit fraud | Cryptocurrencies

“Look, I screwed up,” fallen crypto billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried told a conference in New York on Wednesday but he maintained he “didn’t ever try to commit fraud” and was “shocked” by the collapse of his businesses. Bankman-Fried, with glassy eyes and visibly shaking at times, appeared via video conference from a nondescript room in the […]

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