CEO Satya Nadella told employees the layoffs represent “less than 5 percent of our total employee base" and that while they are eliminating roles in some areas, Microsoft will continue to hire in "key strategic areas."
European countries are at risk of facing mass mobilisations in the next few months, powered by Russia's offensive in Ukraine, high energy prices, mounting costs of living, fallout from Covid pandemic and climate crisis, says a risk consultancy firm.
Johnson wins backing of 211 out of 359 Conservative lawmakers, more than simple majority needed to remain in power, but still sees a significant rebellion of 148 MPs.
The UN's International Labour Organization has revised its previous forecast on global employment recovery from the pandemic.
Covid-19 has infected more than 314M people and killed over 5.5M worldwide. Here are some of the latest coronavirus-related developments:
Almost every country on the planet has reduced its tobacco intake in 2020, according to the WHO’s latest findings.
Covid-19 infections have continued to spread in China's Xi'an city, eight days into a strict lockdown for its 13 million people.
The United Nations has warned that hunger across the Arab world has increased by 91.1 percent over the past two decades.
UN children's agency has urged governments in South Asia to reopen schools, warning that the consequences of interrupted learning due to the Covid-19 pandemic could last decades.
Covid-19 has infected more than 242M people and killed over 4.9M globally. Here are the virus-related developments for October 20:
The association of pharmaceuticals importers said the central bank has not released promised dollars to pay suppliers abroad, who are owed more than $600 million in accumulated dues since December.
India has classified Delta coronavirus variant carrying a mutation as a "variant of concern". It has an extra genetic tweak that could allow the virus to evade the human immune system.
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