Apple issues apology for purposely slowed down older iPhones
2017-12-29 07:48:52 UTC
The tech giant has offered a major price cut to replace out-of-warranty batteries that affect iPhone performance. Days before issuing an apology, it acknowledged it purposely slowed down older iPhones to prevent issues.
In a posting on its webs...
Erdogan praises Europe for its anti Trump stance on Jerusalem
2017-12-28 17:31:22 UTC
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan praised EU countries for their stance against the US decision on Jerusalem.
He said that after an overwhelming UN Generally Assembly vote this month against the United States' Jerusalem stance he hoped t...
At least 40 people killed in a suicide bomb attack in Kabul
2017-12-28 08:11:03 UTC
KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide attack on an office of the Afghan Voice news agency and a neighboring cultural center in the capital Kabul killed dozens on Thursday, officials and witnesses said, with many of the victims students.
Marlene Dietrich would have been 116 on Wednesday
2017-12-27 09:06:37 UTC
Described as "a wild original", and hailed as the ninth-greatest female star of classic Hollywood cinema, Maria Magdalene Dietrich would have been 116 on Wednesday.
In her honor, Google is changing its logo in 24 countries to a doodle.
Pope Francis equates the story of Joseph and Mary to the current refugee crisis
2017-12-25 11:16:38 UTC
Pope Francis strongly defended immigrants at his Christmas Eve Mass at St Peter's Basilica on Sunday.
, comparing them to Mary and Joseph finding no place to stay in Bethlehem and saying faith demands that foreigners be welcomed and the respect f...
Down 35 percent: Bitcoin tumbled below $13,000
2017-12-22 07:47:50 UTC
TOKYO (Reuters) - Cryptocurrency bitcoin tumbled below $13,000 briefly on the Bitstamp exchange BTC=BTSP on Friday, down roughly 35 percent from its record top near $20,000 set at the start of the week.
It was last down 7 percent at $14,499 BTC...
UN Resolution: 128 Countries Condemn Trump's Jerusalem Decision
2017-12-21 23:08:47 UTC
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Washington found itself isolated as 128 countries defied US President Donald Trump on Thursday and voted in favor of a United Nations General Assembly resolution calling for the United States to drop its recent recogniti...
Donald Trump, Corrupt King of the Swamp
2017-12-21 02:42:33 UTC
The US tax bill is an unashamed enrichment scheme for the wealthy and slap in the face for the poor. Trump's giant giveaway to the richest Americans, like himself, finally makes clear to everyone where the president's real sympathies lie.
Republicans Looting the Treasury: House Approves #TaxScamBill
2017-12-20 19:52:16 UTC
ASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives gave final approval on Wednesday to the biggest overhaul of the U.S. tax code in 30 years, sending a sweeping $1.5 trillion bill to President Donald Trump for his signat...
Georgia governor race a test for Democratic playbook
2017-12-20 18:29:01 UTC
ATLANTA (Reuters) - The two Democratic candidates running for governor in Georgia are both lawyers and former state legislators. Both are women, and on many policy issues it’s hard to tell them apart. Both even share the same first name - Stacey.
Democrat Wins Virginia House of Delegates Seat by One Vote
2017-12-20 01:02:13 UTC
(Reuters) - Virginia Democrat Shelly Simonds won a seat in the House of Delegates by one vote, changing the power balance in the state legislature and extending a tide of Democratic victories beginning with November’s capture of the governorship a...
US Congress Struggling to Avoid a Partial Government Shutdown
2017-12-20 00:44:23 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress is struggling through another contentious week as infighting over defense spending, healthcare and other matters complicates the drive to pass a temporary spending bill by midnight on Friday to avert a part...
Trump Judicial Nominee Pulls Out After Flopping in Hearing
2017-12-19 05:57:43 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A lawyer nominated by US President Donald Trump to serve as a federal judge withdrew from consideration on Monday after video of his Senate confirmation hearing showing him unable to provide answers to rudimentary legal ques...
U.S. District Court: Trump's administration must allow access to abortion for two pregnant teenagers
2017-12-19 03:06:37 UTC
A U.S. District Court judge ruled on Monday that President Donald Trump's administration must allow access to abortion for two pregnant teenagers who are in the country illegally, escalating a high-profile legal fight.
Judge Tanya Chutkan put h...
Trump's new national security strategy: "We will stand up for ourselves"
2017-12-19 08:31:14 UTC
US President Donald Trump has unveiled a new national security strategy, saying "we will stand up for ourselves and ... our country." The strategy echoed the message of his 2016 campaign, promising to place "America First."
Trump said the US is...
Isolated US vetoes UN call for withdrawal of Trump Jerusalem decision
2017-12-18 18:19:49 UTC
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States was further isolated on Monday over President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital when it blocked a United Nations Security Council call for the declaration to be withdraw...
Pierce County sheriff says 'there were some fatalities' after Amtrak train derailment in Washington state
2017-12-18 17:35:38 UTC
Pierce County sheriff says 'there were some fatalities' after Amtrak train derailment in Washington state.
(Reuters) - An Amtrak passenger train derailed on a bridge over a major highway in Washington state on Monday morning, sending part of th...
The end of US net neutrality is a license to print money
2017-12-18 06:59:52 UTC
<blockquote><strong>So far, all data on the internet has had to be transported on an equal footing, above all at the same speed. In the US, that will change. Joerg Brunsmann asks why politicians are making it so cheap for providers.</strong>
Highly-skilled foreign workers favor Canada, not the U.S.
2017-12-18 03:45:11 UTC
Petra Axolotl knew her chances of getting an H-1B visa were slim. She had an MBA from Wharton and a job offer at Twitter, but luck would decide the Dutch data scientist's fate – and in 2016, it did not fall in her Favor.
Axolotl missed out in t...
Emails: Mueller obtains extensive information from inside Trump inner circle
2017-12-17 23:55:09 UTC
WASHINGTON - Special counsel Robert Mueller's team obtained thousands of private emails sent by US President Donald Trump's transition organization, according to reports.
The emails contain communications from more than a dozen Trump transition...
Here's a Look at the Final Republican Tax Bill
2017-12-17 06:15:52 UTC
Republicans in the U.S. Congress released a final version of their tax bill on Friday, clearing the way for Senate and House of Representatives votes on the legislation next week.
President Donald Trump wants to sign tax legislation before the ...
UN: Decisions on Jerusalem have no legal standing and must be rescinded
2017-12-16 21:43:31 UTC
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council is considering a draft resolution that would insist any decisions on the status of Jerusalem have no legal effect and must be rescinded after U.S. President Donald Trump recognized the...
UN: Poverty on the rise in US due to Trump's policies
2017-12-16 07:19:40 UTC
Already dismal poverty rates in the US are set to worsen under President Donald Trump, a top UN official has said. Currently, one in eight people in the US live in poverty.
A United Nations expert slammed the alarming levels of poverty in the ...
U.S. President Trump: “I'm the only one that matters”
2017-12-15 19:51:53 UTC
U.S. President Donald Trump is doing personal appearances at his properties and making a fool of himself. So far, he's asked Japanese car makers to start making cars in the United States, apparently ignorant of the fact that three out of four Japa...
US government rescinds rules aimed at ensuring a free and open internet
2017-12-14 19:40:07 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines on Thursday to repeal landmark 2015 rules aimed at ensuring a free and open internet, setting up a court fight over a move that could recast the digital land...