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Comic-Con hits 50   -20%


The 50th edition Comic-Con, the world's largest celebration of pop culture, will be held between July 18 and 21. The event's humble beginnings will be a hot topic of discussion


BlackRock profit misses estimates, hit by lower fees for lending stocks   -11%

BlackRock Inc , the world's largest asset manager, took in less cash last quarter as investors moved into lower-cost bond funds, and it made less money lending out stocks.


ArcelorMittal's Ukraine mill says searched by security service  

The Ukrainian arm of the world's biggest steelmaker said on Saturday that the state security service had searched its plant in Kryvyi Rih, a week after new Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy criticized the management.


Panama becomes first Central American nation to ban plastic bags   8%

Panama on Saturday became the first Central American nation to ban single-use plastic bags to try to curb pollution on its beaches and help tackle what the United Nations has identified as one of the world's biggest environmental challenges.


Cameroon conservationists heal endangered African gray parrots   16%

Conservationists in Cameroon are trying to save the endangered African gray parrot, one of the world's most trafficked animals because of its skill at mimicking human speech.


Weather woes hit French vineyards: wine production seen falling this year   10%

Wine output in France, the world's second largest producer, may fall by as much as 13% this year after vineyards were hit by adverse weather including hail, frost and a record-breaking heatwave, the farm ministry said on Friday.


Descendent of Arab musical legend brings nostalgia to Lebanese festival   15%

Lebanon's traditional summer festivals harked back to the Arab world's musical past this year, highlighted by a performance by the great-granddaughter of the legendary 1930s diva Asmahan in a...


Archaeologists find mosque from when Islam arrived in holy land  

Archaeologists in Israel have discovered the remains of one of the world's oldest rural mosques, built around the time Islam arrived in the holy land, they said on Thursday.


Taylor Swift shakes off Kardashian clan as highest-paid celebrity  

Singer Taylor Swift was named the world's highest-paid entertainer on Wednesday but was closely followed by two members of the wider Kardashian clan - reality star turned cosmetics queen Kylie Jenner and rapper Kanye West.


Young Euro Classic launches a new season   -25%

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the world's largest parade of youth orchestras has music by Beethoven in its sights – but audiences can also expect surprises.


China slowdown, trade dispute hurt global carmakers  

Car sales have fallen in all key regions, especially in China, the world's biggest auto market. With concerns about the economy and stricter emissions rules looming, there is no end in sight for carmakers' troubles.


Rediscovering a Jewish cultural legacy at 'The Weimar Republic of Yiddishland'   37%

Held in the city of Goethe and Schiller, Yiddish Summer Weimar is the world's most prominent annual Yiddish culture event. This year it revives the Jewish creative fervor associated with Weimar-era Germany.


Opinion: Are the good years over for German firms?   10%

When BASF, the world's largest chemical company, drastically slashes its earnings forecast, it's an alarm signal for the German economy as a whole, say DW's Henrik Böhme.


Africa: Youthful Africa Remains Fastest Growing Mobile Region   11%

[CAJ News] Kigali -SUB-Saharan Africa will remain the world's fastest-growing mobile region over the coming years as millions of young African consumers become mobile users for the first time.


The Latest: Facebook denies that it's a monopoly   50%

The Latest: Is Facebook a monopoly? Congressman notes it owns four of the world's six largest social-media services


France the first major economy to regulate cryptocurrencies   7%

An international leader in tech oversight, France became the world's first major economy to regulate cryptocurrencies – attempting to stabilize a potentially disruptive new industry.


Cesar Pelli: Architect who designed Petronas Towers dies   50%

The Argentine architect designed some of the world's most recognisable buildings.


Will ships without sailors be the future of trade?   12%

May saw the world's first unmanned commercial shipping operation.


Big Butterfly Count: Which common UK species to look for  

The public is being urged to spend 15 minutes in a sunny spot for the world's biggest butterfly survey.


Pearson signals demise of the college textbook in digital drive   12%


The world's biggest educational publisher will release all future editions of its U.S. titles digitally first, as students dump their traditional textbooks and switch to online learning.


Its New York vs. California in a New Climate Race. Who Will Win?   25%

The two giant states have set some of the world's most ambitious climate targets, aiming to slash emissions close to zero in just decades.


Jessica Le Masurier: El Chapo sentenced to life in 'supermax' prison   24%

Once one of the world's most powerful and notorious criminals, Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was jailed for life Wednesday -- the mandatory sentence for a host of crimes spanning a quarter-century. Guzman, the 62-year-old former co-leader of Mexico's mighty Sinaloa drug cartel, was convicted in February in US federal court on a spate of charges, including smuggling hundreds of tons of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana into the United States.


Man dies at Tomorrowland electro fest in Belgium   -6%

A man attending Belgium's Tomorrowland festival, one of the world's biggest electronic music events, collapsed and was later declared dead in hospital, organizers and medical sources said Saturday.