Joel Imran

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Saudi Arabia and Sweden in diplomatic row over arms and human rights

Gulf kingdom's ambassador withdrawn as fall-out from snub to Swedish foreign minister Margot Wallström worsens<p>They are as dissimilar as any two nations in the world, in terms of everything from politics to women's rights to climate. But Sweden and Saudi Arabia have managed to work together when …


Wall Street workers earned $28.5 billion in bonuses last year

The average Wall Street bonus last year rose 2% to $172,860 from a year earlier as the financial industry continues to adjust to an era of tighter regulation and moderating, though still relatively high, profits.<p>In a report Wednesday on Wall Street's performance and pay, New York state Comptroller …

Alibaba is Reportedly Investing $200M in Snapchat

Alibaba may be looking to get a piece of Snapchat. According to Bloomberg, the online shopping behemoth is pinning Snapchat at a $15 billion valuation to prepare for an investment.<p>Alibaba is China’s largest e-commerce company, and it’s second worldwide only to Amazon. The report suggests Alibaba …

Lil Wayne shooting at Miami Beach mansion: A hoax

The Miami Beach Police Department responded to a report that claimed four gunshots were fired near Lil Wayne's waterfront home. Police later said the incident was a hoax -- a case of swatting. The Times' Christy Khoshaba has the details.

Lobster 'as big as a human' found

The 480 million-year-old fossil of a human-sized lobster has been found in Morocco<p>A filter-feeding ''lobster'' as big as a human took the place of whales 480 million years ago, a new fossil find has shown.<p>The two-metre (6.5ft) prehistoric creature, whose remains were unearthed in Morocco, lived at …