Digest

world and business news

UK Warns Government Agencies not to use Kaspersky Software

UK Warns Government Agencies not to use Kaspersky Software

Britain’s cybersecurity agency has told government departments not to use antivirus software from Moscow-based firm Kaspersky Lab amid concerns about...

World’s Largest Lithium Ion Battery Switched on in South Australia

World’s Largest Lithium Ion Battery Switched on in South Australia

The world’s largest lithium ion battery has begun providing electricity into the power grid in South Australia.  The project is...

Risk of Volcanic Ash Cancels Some Bali Flights

Risk of Volcanic Ash Cancels Some Bali Flights

Airlines canceled more flights leaving the Indonesian island of Bali on Saturday, citing forecasts of deteriorating flying conditions because of...

Unwrapping Mummy Mysteries Goes High-Tech

Unwrapping Mummy Mysteries Goes High-Tech

More than a century after being unearthed in Egypt, a nearly 2000-year-old mummy is giving scientists, museum curators and medical...

US Officials Drop Mining Cleanup Rule After Industry Objects

US Officials Drop Mining Cleanup Rule After Industry Objects

President Donald Trump’s administration announced Friday that it won’t require mining companies to prove they have the financial wherewithal to...

After Flurry of Deals, Senate GOP Passes Tax Bill

After Flurry of Deals, Senate GOP Passes Tax Bill

Republicans pushed a nearly $1.5 trillion tax bill through the Senate early Saturday after burst of eleventh-hour horse trading, as...

US Envoy: Economic Support for Cambodia to Continue

US Envoy: Economic Support for Cambodia to Continue

Despite criticism from Washington over Cambodia’s crackdown on the opposition and accusations that the U.S. helped plot Prime Minister Hun...

Egyptian Billionaire Denounces Saudi Corruption Crackdown

Egyptian Billionaire Denounces Saudi Corruption Crackdown

Egyptian billionaire businessman Naguib Sawiris condemned on Friday a crackdown on graft in Saudi Arabia, saying the purge had undermined...

US Formally Opposes China Market Economy Status at WTO

US Formally Opposes China Market Economy Status at WTO

The United States has formally told the World Trade Organization (WTO) that it opposes granting China market economy status, a...

Los Angeles Set to Embark on a Smart City Experiment

Los Angeles Set to Embark on a Smart City Experiment

From cellphones and cars, to televisions and refrigerators, more devices are being connected to the Internet. This network of connected...

Virtual Reality Allows Patients to Preview Their Own Surgery

Virtual Reality Allows Patients to Preview Their Own Surgery

Most of us would be shocked and afraid if a doctor told us we needed brain surgery. But imagine how...

Record-setting Atlantic Hurricane Season Ends

Record-setting Atlantic Hurricane Season Ends

The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season has finally ended In all, 17 named storms swept across the Atlantic this year and...