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French police clash with anti-virus pass protesters in Paris

Thousands of people protested France’s special virus pass with marches through Paris and other French cities on Saturday. Most demonstrations were peaceful, but sporadic clashes with riot police marked protests in the French capital. Some [...]

The Insurance Claims Process and How to File

If you are in an accident or your business suffers a loss that is covered under a business insurance policy, one of the first steps you need to take is to file an insurance claim. Filing a claim starts the process of making sure you get [...]

US Marine quick reaction force deployed twice in last 30 days to defend embassies

The U.S. Marine Security Augmentation Unit has deployed twice in the past 30 days to support and protect embassies in Africa and the Caribbean.  The quick reaction force consists of 145 Marines who can deploy in small teams at a moment’s [...]

Osama bin Laden was found because his family hung their clothes out to dry

“I don’t understand why people take only one wife,” Osama bin Laden would often say, in what was the nearest he ever came to a lighthearted quip. “If you take four wives, you live like a groom.” But Osama disapproved [...]

What Is a Workers' Comp Ghost Insurance Policy?

As a small business owner, you may be considering insurance coverage for workers’ compensation. If you do not have any employees, there are a number of alternative options for workers’ comp. If you need to quickly provide an [...]

What Is Cyber Insurance?

In our tech-savvy world, data breaches, viruses and cybercrimes can cripple a business. While proper cybersecurity software is a crucial first line of defense, even the best programs don’t guarantee protection from complex attacks. [...]

What Is a Loss Payee on an Insurance Claim?

Whether you own or lease your business property, use expensive equipment, operate company vehicles, or are pursuing a Small Business Administration (SBA) loan, you will likely need to designate a loss payee on your business insurance policy. [...]

Brazil cold snap gives rare chance for snowmen and snowballs

A fierce cold snap prompted snowfall in southern Brazil, with snow accumulating on streets of cities where the wintry phenomenon is rarely seen. At least 43 cities registered either snow or freezing rain late Wednesday, according to information [...]

Hong Kong protester sentenced to 9 years in prison for violating China-imposed national security law

A pro-democracy protester was sentenced Friday to nine years in prison in the closely watched first prosecution under Hong Kong’s national security law as the ruling Communist Party tightens control over the territory. Tong Ying-kit, 24, [...]

Woman's burnt corpse mistaken for mannequin, tossed by Canadian authorities

Cops at the scene of a suspicious brush fire in Quebec last week mistook a woman’s burnt body for a mannequin and placed it in a police station dumpster. Officials in the town of Sherbrooke, just north of Vermont, apologized for the embarrassing [...]