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Thai Buddhist temple empty after monks fail drug test

A Buddhist temple in central Thailand was left without monks after all of its saints failed drug tests and were defrocked, according to a local official. Four monks, including the abbot of a temple in Bung Sam Phan district, Phetchabun province, tested positive for methamphetamine on Monday, Bunlert Thintaptai district official said Tuesday. The monks

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Climate talks fail most important test

The COP27 climate summit in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh has always been a challenge. War in Europe, skyrocketing inflation, an energy crisis, huge debts, food shortages, and a shattered US-China relationship have never favored global cooperation on the daunting task of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. However, the two-week Egyptian COP managed to fall

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Bakeries fail as EU ministers consider capping gas prices

European energy ministers disagree with plans to cap gas prices to help consumers. They hope to discuss a decision at a meeting next week. But for some businesses, any new measures on gas and electricity bills will be too small and too late. In the Dutch city of Delft, Jack Van Roon had to make

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‘Twitter could fail’ as Elon Musk continues to make changes

Twitter users are wary of Elon Musk’s plan as the social media platform laid off half of its workforce. Tech analyst Larry Magid says, “It’s possible Twitter will fail if Musk makes changes that put a lot of people off.” Mr. Musk has previously said he plans to ease the platform’s restriction on speech, which

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Democrats fail marshmallow test

I’ve been reading a lot about President Biden’s latest “non-political” release from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve and his plan to write off student loans that were accidentally proposed shortly before the 2022 midterms. Then, at night, when I tossed and turned more than I slept, my thoughts flickered from these policies to the famous Stanford

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Credit Suisse is one of 13 banks in Europe that are too big to fail, but it looks like it could fail

After a series of scandals, bad investments and terrible risk management, Switzerland’s second largest bank, Credit Suisse, is close to the brink. Yesterday’s long-awaited release of Credit Suisse’s third-quarter financial results, as well as its latest strategic review, provided a somewhat clearer picture of just how bad things really are under the hood. And it

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TPS Settlement Talks Fail, Opening Door to Deportations

WASHINGTON – After more than a year of negotiations, settlement talks between the Biden administration and plaintiffs in the temporary protected status lawsuit collapsed on Tuesday, leaving more than 250,000 people at risk of deportation. The lawsuit follows a concerted move by the Trump administration to end TPS for citizens of several countries — El

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