Reality show ‘Squid Game’: Three people received medical treatment during filming

Reality show ‘Squid Game’: Three people received medical treatment during filming

CNN — Three people received medical treatment while filming for a real-life “Squid Game” show, Netflix has confirmed, but the streaming giant denied anyone was “seriously injured.” Netflix announced last year that it was launching “Squid Game: The Challenge” as a reality competition series based on the hit drama — a fictional South Korean series … Read more

FBI has seized website used by notorious ransomware gang

FBI has seized website used by notorious ransomware gang

CNN — The FBI has seized a website that a notorious ransomware gang, which has extorted more than $100 million from victim organizations, used to disgrace its victims, according to a post on the website. The dark web website of the so-called Hive ransomware group carried a message on Thursday that it had been taken … Read more

Akio Toyoda steps down: Toyota appoints Koji Sato as new CEO

Akio Toyoda steps down: Toyota appoints Koji Sato as new CEO

Hong-Kong CNN — Akio Toyoda, the longtime president and CEO of Toyota, steps down and hands over the reins to Toyota largest automaker in the world to Lexus chief Koji Sato. The Japanese company announced the shakeup Thursday, saying Toyoda would be named chairman of the board if Sato takes over day-to-day management. Takeshi Uchiyamada, … Read more

From China to Japan, deadly cold grips East Asia. Experts say it’s the “new normal.”

From China to Japan, deadly cold grips East Asia.  Experts say it’s the “new normal.”

Hong-Kong CNN — A deadly cold snap gripping East Asia has claimed the lives of at least four people in Japan after freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall during the Lunar New Year holiday caused travel chaos, with climate experts warning that such extremes weather conditions had become the “new normal”. Japanese officials said all four … Read more

Iceberg about the size of London breaks off in Antarctica

Iceberg about the size of London breaks off in Antarctica

CNN — An iceberg the size of Greater London broke off the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica on Sunday, according to the British Antarctic Survey. Scientists first discovered significant cracks in the ice shelf a decade ago, but there have been two major breaks in the past two years. The BAS Halley Research Station is … Read more

McDonald’s, In-N-Out and Chipotle are spending millions blocking pay raises for their employees

McDonald’s, In-N-Out and Chipotle are spending millions blocking pay raises for their employees

New York CNN — California voters will decide next year on a referendum that could overturn a groundbreaking new state law that sets working conditions and minimum wages of up to $22 an hour for fast food workers in the nation’s largest state. Chipotle, Starbucks, Chick-fil-A, McDonald’s, In-N-Out Burger and KFC owner Yum! Brands donated … Read more

DRC denies fighter jet violated Rwandan airspace; accuses Rwanda of “act of war”

DRC denies fighter jet violated Rwandan airspace;  accuses Rwanda of “act of war”

CNN — The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Tuesday denounced Rwanda’s allegation that a Congolese fighter jet had violated Rwandan airspace, claiming the plane was attacked by Rwandan troops in a “deliberate act of aggression amounting to an act of war” . The Rwandan government’s communications office has a pronunciation on Twitter Tuesday stating: … Read more

How M&M’S is making the most of the spokes controversy

How M&M’S is making the most of the spokes controversy

New York CNN — Over the past year, M&Ms have been the subject of Fox News tirades and criticism from a small segment of fans – first for changing the green M&Ms shoes and more recently with female M&M characters on the packaging for International Women’s Day. So this week it announced a change: after … Read more

Historic city in Ukraine added to UNESCO ‘at risk’ list

Historic city in Ukraine added to UNESCO ‘at risk’ list

CNN — The historic center of the Ukrainian port city of Odessa and sites in Yemen and Lebanon were added to the World Heritage List on Wednesday by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). All three sites were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List at the same time. UNESCO’s founding convention … Read more

New York Stock Exchange is investigating ‘technical issue’ that temporarily halted some trading

New York Stock Exchange is investigating ‘technical issue’ that temporarily halted some trading

New York CNN — The New York Stock Exchange experienced a technical glitch Tuesday morning that led to a brief trading halt for dozens of major companies shortly after market open. As a result of the issue, some trades that took place before the shutdown will be “voided,” according to an exchange representative. In total, … Read more