COVID-19 will leave deep scars on the world economy, even after recovery

Just as some patients recovering from COVID-19 suffer long-lasting symptoms, it’s becoming clear that the same will be true for the global economy once this year’s V-shaped rebound fades. While $26 trillion worth of crisis support and the arrival of vaccines have fueled a faster recovery than many anticipated, the legacies of stunted education, the…

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Google and Apple attacked on app store ‘monopoly’

By James ClaytonNorth America technology reporterimage copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionGoogle’s Sundar Pichai and Apple’s Tim CookSenators have grilled Apple and Google in Washington over “anti-competitive” behaviour related to their app stores. Representatives from Tile, Spotify and Match also gave evidence, accusing the two tech firms of charging exorbitant fees and copying their ideas. Both Apple and…

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Syrian missile explodes near Israeli nuclear reactor, Israel retaliates

JERUSALEM — A missile launched from Syria was fired into southern Israel early Thursday, setting off air raid sirens near the country’s top-secret nuclear reactor, the Israeli military said. In response, it said it attacked the missile launcher and air-defense systems in neighboring Syria.The incident, marking some of the most serious violence between Israel and…

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