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Resumption of High-level US-China Trade Talks Raises Hopes

Resumption of High-level US-China Trade Talks Raises Hopes

The Trump administration is set Thursday to resume high-level talks with Chinese officials, aiming to ease a trade standoff that’s...

WhatsApp Bug Lets Users Bypass New Privacy Controls 

WhatsApp Bug Lets Users Bypass New Privacy Controls 

A security bug is allowing users to bypass new privacy controls introduced by Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp on iPhones this month, the...

Samsung Unveils Folding Phone With 5G — at $1,980

Samsung Unveils Folding Phone With 5G — at $1,980

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Wednesday said it will release a folding smartphone in April that works with the next-generation...

US Trade Representative to Testify on China Next Week

US Trade Representative to Testify on China Next Week

 U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will testify next week at a U.S. House of Representatives hearing on U.S.-China trade issues,...

Putin Announces Social Handouts in Bid to Stop Opinion Poll Slide

Putin Announces Social Handouts in Bid to Stop Opinion Poll Slide

A year ago, Russian President Vladimir Putin sailed to victory in what challengers dubbed a “filthy election.” Facing weak candidates —...

Microsoft Detects Hacking Targeting Europe Democracy Groups

Microsoft Detects Hacking Targeting Europe Democracy Groups

A hacking group has targeted European democratic institutions including think tanks and non-profit groups ahead of highly anticipated EU parliamentary...

Analysts: Venezuela’s Failed Socialist Policies Could Make Market Reforms Easier

Analysts: Venezuela’s Failed Socialist Policies Could Make Market Reforms Easier

Oil-rich Venezuela’s near economic collapse may make it easier for U.S.-backed opposition leaders to reverse socialist policies instituted by late...

Border Wall, Bullet Train: California vs. Trump Escalates

Border Wall, Bullet Train: California vs. Trump Escalates

Disputes over President Donald Trump’s border wall and California’s bullet train are intensifying the feud between the White House and...

Amazon’s ‘Collaborative’ Robots Offer Peek into the Future

Amazon’s ‘Collaborative’ Robots Offer Peek into the Future

Hundreds of orange robots zoom and whiz back and forth like miniature bumper cars — but instead of colliding, they’re...

App-Based Delivery Men Highlight India’s Growing Gig Economy

App-Based Delivery Men Highlight India’s Growing Gig Economy

Suraj Nachre works long hours and regularly misses meals but he treasures his job as a driver for a food...

Future Styles: Could Virtual Clothes Reduce Damage of Fast Fashion?

Future Styles: Could Virtual Clothes Reduce Damage of Fast Fashion?

Striking a pose in the mirror, Swedish model and stylist Lisa Anckarman shows off a new jacket with a difference...

Millers: Zimbabwe to Run Out of Bread in One Week

Millers: Zimbabwe to Run Out of Bread in One Week

Zimbabwe could run out of bread in a week after flour stocks dwindled due to the country’s failure to pay...

Germany, France Push to Create European Industrial Policy

Germany, France Push to Create European Industrial Policy

Germany and France on Tuesday launched a drive to overhaul the European Union’s competition rules to facilitate the creation of...

Exec: India’s Thermal Coal Imports Could Rise 10 Percent This Year

Exec: India’s Thermal Coal Imports Could Rise 10 Percent This Year

India’s thermal coal imports could rise by about 10 percent in 2019 due to rail transport problems and other logistical...

Nigerian Center Teaches Coding to Conflict-Displaced Kids

Nigerian Center Teaches Coding to Conflict-Displaced Kids

Nigeria’s internal conflicts have displaced nearly 2 million people, according to the United Nations, with 60 percent of them being...