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US Formally Lifts Ban on China’s ZTE

US Formally Lifts Ban on China’s ZTE

The United States has formally lifted a crippling ban on exports to the Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE.  The Commerce Department...

White House Declares War on Poverty ‘Largely Over’

White House Declares War on Poverty ‘Largely Over’

The White House released a report Thursday contending that the United States’ war on poverty — a drive that started...

Kenya Uber to Keep Fares Unchanged for Now, Following Drivers’ Strike

Kenya Uber to Keep Fares Unchanged for Now, Following Drivers’ Strike

Uber’s business in Kenya said on Friday it will keep its fares unchanged for now, after associations representing taxi drivers...

US Farmers Brace for Long-Term Impact of Escalating Trade War

US Farmers Brace for Long-Term Impact of Escalating Trade War

As farmer Brian Duncan gently brushes his hands over the rolling amber waves of grain in the fields behind his...

US Farmers Brace for Long Term Impact of Escalating Trade War

US Farmers Brace for Long Term Impact of Escalating Trade War

U.S. farmers are beginning to feel the effects of tariffs imposed by China in retaliation for U.S. tariffs on Chinese...

Technology Enhances Soccer Watching Experience

Technology Enhances Soccer Watching Experience

Football fans are watching the World Cup on multiple screens in bars, on their phones while they should be working,...

Rising Greenhouse Gases Making Food Less Nutritious

Rising Greenhouse Gases Making Food Less Nutritious

Temperatures around the world are rising as humans burn coal, oil and other fossil fuels for energy. Burning those fuels...

A Look at Euro-Russian Energy Deal Opposed by Trump

A Look at Euro-Russian Energy Deal Opposed by Trump

President Donald Trump’s criticism of Germany’s involvement in a natural gas pipeline deal with Russia launched a tense two days...

US to Appeal Approval of AT&T Acquisition of Time Warner

US to Appeal Approval of AT&T Acquisition of Time Warner

The U.S. Justice Department said Thursday that it would appeal a federal judge’s approval of AT&T Inc.’s $85.4 billion acquisition of Time...

Saudi Prince Alwaleed Pledges Support for Crown Prince’s Reforms

Saudi Prince Alwaleed Pledges Support for Crown Prince’s Reforms

Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, who was detained for three months in an anti-corruption campaign under Crown Prince...

Fingerprinting Technology Could Save Endangered Pangolins

Fingerprinting Technology Could Save Endangered Pangolins

Pangolins are the world’s most illegally trafficked animal. Eight species of the elusive mammals are found in Africa and Southeast...

First Test-Tube Baby Born 40 Years Ago This Month

First Test-Tube Baby Born 40 Years Ago This Month

Forty years ago this month, the first test-tube baby was born in what is now called in vitro fertilization. British...

Pacific Leaders Sign on to Australian Internet Cabling Scheme, Shutting Out China

Pacific Leaders Sign on to Australian Internet Cabling Scheme, Shutting Out China

Pacific nations Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands have signed on to a joint undersea internet cable project, funded...

US Soon to Leapfrog Saudis, Russia as Top Oil Producer

US Soon to Leapfrog Saudis, Russia as Top Oil Producer

The U.S. is on pace to leapfrog both Saudi Arabia and Russia to become the world’s biggest oil producer. The...

Nigeria’s Buhari Says He Will Soon Sign Up to African Free Trade Pact

Nigeria’s Buhari Says He Will Soon Sign Up to African Free Trade Pact

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari said on Wednesday the country will soon sign up to a $3 trillion African free trade...