Egyptians call on British Museum to return Rosetta Stone

Egyptians call on British Museum to return Rosetta Stone

CAIRO (AP) — The debate over who owns ancient artifacts has been an increasing challenge to museums across Europe and America, and the spotlight has fallen on the most visited piece in the British Museum: The Rosetta Stone. The inscriptions on the dark grey granite slab became the seminal breakthrough in deciphering ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics … Read more

South Dakota bans TikTok from government-owned devices

South Dakota bans TikTok from government-owned devices

Kristi Noem, the governor of South Dakota, has signed an executive order prohibiting government employees, agencies and contractors from downloading and using TikTok on state-owned devices. In her office’s announcement, Noem said she issued the order due to growing security concerns that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been using the social media app to … Read more

Jiang Zemin Dead: China’s Former President Was 96

Jiang Zemin Dead: China's Former President Was 96

Jiang Zemin, the former President of China has died. He was 96. News of his death was announced Wednesday by the Central Committee of the Communist Party. It reported that he suffered leukemia and died from multiple organ failure in Shanghai. Jiang was China’s top leader for almost 10 years from March 1993 to March … Read more

The Steam Deck arrives in Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan on December 17th

The Steam Deck arrives in Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan on December 17th

Valve’s Steam Deck handheld will start shipping to Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, and Taiwan on December 17th. Reservations for the handheld PC-meets-console opened up through Komodo in August, and customers who preordered will start receiving requests to finalize orders starting December 1st. The first Steam Deck units in Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, and … Read more

Powell Will Offer a New Mantra: Slow and Steady

Powell Will Offer a New Mantra: Slow and Steady

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell will have an opportunity on Wednesday to lay the groundwork for where the central bank is headed when policy makers meet next month—and he’ll likely use it to make the case for slower but steady interest rate hikes. In a speech Wednesday afternoon at the Brookings Institution, Powell is expected … Read more

Former President Jiang Zemin, who guided China’s rise, dies

Former President Jiang Zemin, who guided China’s rise, dies

BEIJING (AP) — Former President Jiang Zemin, who led China out of isolation after the army crushed the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests in 1989 and supported economic reforms that led to a decade of explosive growth, died Wednesday. He was 96. Jiang died of leukemia and multiple organ failure in Shanghai, where he was a … Read more

Gardner, No. 3 Virginia rally for 70-68 win at Michigan

Gardner, No. 3 Virginia rally for 70-68 win at Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Tony Bennett’s team passed all its tests in the opening month of the season. Jayden Gardner made a go-ahead jumper with 39.9 seconds left and blocked Jett Howard’s 3-point shot just before the buzzer, allowing No. 3 Virginia to stay undefeated with a 70-68 win over Michigan in the ACC/Big Ten … Read more