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Here’s how the House speaker debacle is paralyzing the U.S.

The chair of the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives sits empty as the House embarks on another round of voting for a new House Speaker on the second day of the 118th Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 4, 2023.  Jonathan Ernst | Reuters In her prayer pleading for an […]

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Canada

IRCC finds no fault in Montreal AIDS summit visa debacle | CBC News

With Canada set to host a major international summit next month, advocates are warning about a possible repeat of issues that prevented some African delegates from attending a conference in Montreal over the summer, leading to allegations that the federal immigration department’s policies are racist. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada said it found no fault in […]

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Gaming

The DOJ was reportedly investigating Ticketmaster before the Taylor Swift debacle | Engadget

The Department of Justice has reportedly opened an antitrust investigation into , the parent of , to determine if the company has abused its power in the live music industry. The investigation is said to have been ongoing over the last several months. reported on the investigation after Taylor Swift and Bruce Springsteen fans had […]

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Business

White House on Taylor Swift Ticketmaster debacle: Capitalism without competition is exploitation

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre answers questions during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, August 9, 2022. Evelyn Hockstein | Reuters White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre indicated that U.S. President Joe Biden has little sympathy for Ticketmaster’s parent company Live Nation, which is reportedly facing an antitrust probe over […]

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Sports

US tennis star identifies who deserves most blame for Novak Djokovic visa debacle

World No 137 Christopher Eubanks is hoping Novak Djokovic gets a chance to compete at the 2023 Australian Open as he felt that the Australian government and Tennis Australia could have handled the Djokovic visa situation better. Earlier this year, Djokovic’s Australia visa was canceled and he was deported from the country. But before Djokovic […]

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Finance

UK debacle shows central bank ‘tough love’ is here to stay

Over the past three weeks, the UK has provided the world with more “lessons to be learned”, in Bank of England-speak, than any market since the US in 2008.  Entire textbooks will come to be written about the stunning scenes in the UK’s usually sedate bond markets since the “mini” Budget of September 23, with […]

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World

Opinion | Putin’s debacle is breaking his country — and he might pay the price

Like so much else in Russian President Vladimir Putin’s senseless and vicious assault on Ukraine, his attempt to mobilize Russian men to fight has turned into a debacle. After months of preserving relative calm about the war among the Russian public — through a combination of propaganda, lies, censorship and harsh punishment of criticism and […]

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US

GameFi and Metaverse least affected by Terra debacle: Report

Blockchain gaming and the Metaverse have managed to “sidestep” the “Lehman brothers-like” collapse of Terra in May — though decentralized finance (DeFi) and nonfungible tokens (NFTs) haven’t been so lucky, a report says.  In a Friday report from decentralized application (DApp) data aggregator DappRadar, the collapse of Terra in May was similar in scale to the […]

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Sports

Cristiano Ronaldo can end Man Utd transfer debacle with £18m gesture of goodwill

Cristiano Ronaldo may well be best advised offering to forgo the £18million he is set to earn in the final year of his Manchester United contract if he is to be granted his wish of an Old Trafford escape this summer. A number of exit strategies have been explored by the Portuguese superstar’s agent Jorge […]

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Sports

San Diego asks for national help with debacle over tennis, pickleball court space

SAN DIEGO – San Diego is asking for national help to resolve the battle between pickleball and tennis players, and to decide where each sport should play. “It’s just been an evolving issue regarding facility and activity,” said Jim Brown, a pickleball player. John Broderick, the president of the San Diego District Tennis Association, said […]