Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Blinken promises US’ shift from military focus in Latin America

QUITO: The United States has focused too much on security over other assistance in Latin America, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said yesterday, as...

Bill Gates warned over ‘inappropriate emails’

WASHINGTON: Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, whose departure from the tech giant in 2020 followed revelations of an affair with an employee 20 years before,...

Missionaries seen as asset, but sometimes headache, by US

WASHINGTON: The kidnapping of 17 missionaries in Haiti reinforces a predicament for Washington-religious groups are often seen as an asset, going where many don't...

Gulf War hero Colin Powell dies aged 84

WASHINGTON: Colin Powell, a US war hero and the first black secretary of state who saw his trailblazing legacy tarnished when he made the...

Vaccine stand-off between US mayor, police hits courts

CHICAGO: A Chicago judge has banned a police union president from making public statements on the city's COVID-19 policy as a stand-off over vaccine...

NASA launches probe to explore Jupiter asteroids

WASHINGTON: NASA launched a spacecraft called Lucy on a 12-year mission to explore Jupiter's Trojan asteroids for the first time yesterday, gathering new insights...

$590 million in ransomware payments reported in 2021

WASHINGTON: New data out Friday showed $590 million in ransomware-related payments were reported to US authorities in the first half of 2021 alone, setting...

Russia ‘chased out’ US navy ship from its waters

WASHINGTON: Moscow said Friday that one of its warships chased away a US Navy destroyer after it attempted to violate Russia's territorial waters in...

Echoing Zionists, US hints at force if Iran diplomacy fails

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden's administration hinted Wednesday it could resort to force if diplomacy fails on Iran's nuclear program, rallying more closely than...

Embattled Facebook releases new curbs on harassment

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook unveiled fresh protections Wednesday against online attacks on journalists, activists and celebrities as the social media giant battles a crisis over...

Shatner becomes real-life astronaut

LAUNCH SITE ONE, Texas: Star Trek's William Shatner, one of history's most recognizable science fiction stars, finally became a real space traveler Wednesday on...

Why US dominates the Nobels

WASHINGTON: No fewer than eight of this year's 13 Nobel winners were American citizens, extending a historic trend tied to the strength of US...

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