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Sudan Currency Continues Descent on Black Market Amid Unrest

Sudan Currency Continues Descent on Black Market Amid Unrest

Sudan’s pound currency weakened to 30.5 pounds to the U.S. dollar on Tuesday from about 29.5 pounds a day earlier,...

Twitter, Snapchat Tie Up with Fox to Provide Coverage of FIFA World Cup

Twitter, Snapchat Tie Up with Fox to Provide Coverage of FIFA World Cup

Twenty-First Century Fox’s Fox Sports is partnering with Twitter to stream a live show and Snap Inc’s Snapchat to showcase...

FBI Chief Calls Unbreakable Encryption ‘Urgent Public Safety Issue’

FBI Chief Calls Unbreakable Encryption ‘Urgent Public Safety Issue’

The inability of law enforcement authorities to access data from electronic devices due to powerful encryption is an “urgent public...

Smart Everything at Computer Electronics Show

Smart Everything at Computer Electronics Show

The new smart electronic gadgets on display at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas may help drive you into...

Trump to Attend Davos World Economic Forum

Trump to Attend Davos World Economic Forum

President Donald Trump is planning to attend the World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos later this...

SpaceX: Rocket Performed OK in Secret Satellite Launch

SpaceX: Rocket Performed OK in Secret Satellite Launch

SpaceX is defending its rocket performance during Sunday night’s launch of a secret U.S. satellite, responding to media reports that...

Native Americans, Canada’s First Peoples, Fight to Keep Long Hair

Native Americans, Canada’s First Peoples, Fight to Keep Long Hair

Tiya-Marie Large, a member of the Pheasant Rump Nakota Nation in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, couldn’t understand why her...

France Investigates Apple for Slowing Down Old iPhones

France Investigates Apple for Slowing Down Old iPhones

French prosecutors have opened an investigation into Apple over revelations it secretly slowed down older versions of its handsets.  ...

2017 Most Expensive Year for Natural Disasters

2017 Most Expensive Year for Natural Disasters

2017 was the costliest year on record for natural disasters in the United States, according to scientists. Sixteen disasters caused...

Google Faces Lawsuit Accusing It of Discriminating Against Conservative White Men

Google Faces Lawsuit Accusing It of Discriminating Against Conservative White Men

Two former employees of Google have accused the tech giant of discriminating against conservative white men, in a class action...

Pension Crisis Looms as Afghanistan Grapples to Fix Public Finances

Pension Crisis Looms as Afghanistan Grapples to Fix Public Finances

In a country not short of problems, a looming pensions crisis that could cripple Afghanistan’s budget in coming years is...

Opposition Lawmakers: Venezuela 2017 Annual Inflation at 2,616 Percent

Opposition Lawmakers: Venezuela 2017 Annual Inflation at 2,616 Percent

Prices in Venezuela, which is believed to have the world’s highest inflation, jumped 2,616 percent last year, the country’s opposition-led...