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Anti-Corruption Police Arrest Latvian Central Bank Chief

Anti-Corruption Police Arrest Latvian Central Bank Chief

Latvian Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis assured the country and Europe “there is no sign of danger,” after anti-corruption police arrested...

Tiny Pacemakers Could Be Game Changers for Heart Patients

Tiny Pacemakers Could Be Game Changers for Heart Patients

Some new, tiny pacemakers are making headway around the world. One type is keeping 15,000 people’s hearts beating in 40...

Big Rigs Almost Driving Themselves on the Highway

Big Rigs Almost Driving Themselves on the Highway

Four automakers in Japan, including Mitsubishi and Isuzu, have road-tested a form of driverless technology. The big rigs are all...

US Commerce Department Urges Curbs on Steel, Aluminum Imports

US Commerce Department Urges Curbs on Steel, Aluminum Imports

The Commerce Department is urging President Donald Trump to impose tariffs or quotas on aluminum and steel imports from China...

Robot Drives Itself to Deliver Packages

Robot Drives Itself to Deliver Packages

Delivery robots could one day be part of the landscape of cities around the world. Among the latest to be...

Fashionable and Able: Designers Strive to Help the Disabled

Fashionable and Able: Designers Strive to Help the Disabled

A new exhibit showcases gadgets and inventions by designers striving to make disabled people’s lives easier — in style. Faith...

Facebook Forges Ahead With Kids App Despite Expert Criticism

Facebook Forges Ahead With Kids App Despite Expert Criticism

Facebook is forging ahead with its messaging app for kids, despite child experts who have pressed the company to shut...

Massive Fraud at Indian State-Owned Bank Linked to Celebrity Jeweler

Massive Fraud at Indian State-Owned Bank Linked to Celebrity Jeweler

The uncovering of one of the biggest frauds at a state-owned bank in India has rocked the country’s financial sector...

Belgian Court Orders Facebook to Stop Collecting Data

Belgian Court Orders Facebook to Stop Collecting Data

Belgian media say a Brussels court has ordered Facebook to stop collecting data about citizens in the country or face...

When Will Robots Work Alongside Humans?

When Will Robots Work Alongside Humans?

Most analysts and economists agree, robots are slowly replacing humans in many jobs. They weld and paint car bodies, sort...

Iraq’s PM Declares Country Open for Business

Iraq’s PM Declares Country Open for Business

Iraq’s prime minister was in Kuwait this week, selling his country as a promising investment opportunity. After years of war...

Mexico, US Express Cautious Optimism on NAFTA Deal

Mexico, US Express Cautious Optimism on NAFTA Deal

Top U.S. and Mexican officials on Thursday expressed cautious optimism that the North American Free Trade Agreement will be renegotiated,...

White House Blames Russia for ‘NotPetya’ Cyber Attack

White House Blames Russia for ‘NotPetya’ Cyber Attack

The White House on Thursday blamed Russia for the devastating “NotPetya” cyber attack last year, joining the British government in...

EU Not Happy With Facebook, Twitter Consumer Rule Remedies

EU Not Happy With Facebook, Twitter Consumer Rule Remedies

The European Commission says social media giants Facebook and Twitter have only partially responded to its demands to bring their...

Airbus Expects Strong Growth, Looks Past Plane Troubles

Airbus Expects Strong Growth, Looks Past Plane Troubles

Shares in European plane maker Airbus flew higher on Thursday after the company reported improved earnings and was more upbeat...