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Leaders and tech firms pledge to tackle extremist violence online

Jacinda Ardern and Emmanuel Macron host Christchurch Call summit in ParisWorld leaders and heads of global technology companies have pledged at a Paris summit to tackle terrorist and extremist violence online in what they describe...

Leaders and tech firms pledge to tackle extremist violence online

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New Zealand Seeking Global Support for Pledge to Counter Extremist Content Online New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is preparing a global push called the “Christchurch Call” to compel large internet platforms to do more about extremist content in the wake of a massacre of 51 Muslims at mosque in the country in March, the...
20:32, 05/12/2019

US Abstains From Global Pledge to Curb Online Violence The White House is not endorsing a global pledge to step up efforts to keep Internet platforms from being used to spread hate, organise extremist groups and broadcast attacks....
06:32, 05/16/2019

Canada teams up with tech giants to counter extremist content online Canada announced funding and other initiatives on Wednesday to counter violent extremist content online by teaming with major technology companies Twitter, Facebook, Microsoft and Alphabet's Google....
13:32, 06/26/2019

White House And Tech Firms Discuss How To Curb Extremism Online White House officials and big social media companies met on Friday to talk about how to curb extremism online after two mass shootings last weekend that killed 31 people in Texas and Ohio....
09:16, 08/10/2019

Matildas pledge part of their income to help tackle social issues Aivi Luik and Alex Chidiac to donate 1% of earningsPair join global movement headed by Juan MataWorld Cup-bound Aivi Luik and fellow Matilda Alex Chidiac have become the first female Australian players to join a growing global movement in which footb...
15:48, 05/29/2019

Germany records small uptick in far-right extremist violence Violent crimes motivated by xenophobia rose slightly in Germany last year, the country's domestic intelligence agency has reported. The agency has been accused of blindness to neo-Nazi terrorist cells in the country....
14:48, 06/27/2019

Facebook bans Alex Jones and other extremist leaders Facebook on May 2 said it banned half a dozen controversial personalities, including Alex Jones and Milo Yiannopoulos, from Instagram and Facebook after deeming them “dangerous.”...
21:16, 05/02/2019

At least 95 slain in Mali village amid surge in ethnic, extremist violence Nineteen others are missing, officials said Monday, as authorities continued to search for bodies. Officials said the assailants also set dwellings on fire and killed livestock....
09:00, 06/10/2019

Chinese Firms Pledge To Invest $5 Billion In Pak After Meeting Imran Khan Leading Chinese firms have told Prime Minister Imran Khan that they will invest USD 5 billion in cash-strapped Pakistan in various sectors over a period of three to five years....
13:16, 07/13/2019

Trump: I may tackle homelessness because leaders 'can't be looking at that' Highlighting San Francisco and Los Angeles, president calls crisis disgraceful and says it could ‘ruin’ citiesDonald Trump said he might “intercede” to “clean up” homelessness in San Francisco and Los Angeles, noting that world leaders “can’t be look...
21:00, 07/01/2019

Momentum builds for EU leaders to agree carbon neutral 2050 pledge at summit A push by Germany, France and other EU nations for the bloc to go carbon neutral by mid-century looks likely to be endorsed by EU leaders on Thursday, despite resistance from eastern European nations worried it could cost jobs....
13:32, 06/19/2019

US refuses to sign global pledge to curb online extremism PARIS — The White House is not endorsing a global pledge to step up efforts to keep internet platforms from being used to spread hate, organize extremist groups and broadcast attacks, citing respect for “freedom of expression and freedom of the press...
11:32, 05/16/2019

Pakistan to create 1,000 courts to tackle violence against women Chief justice says in televised speech that abuse survivors will be able to ‘speak their heart without any fear’Pakistan is to set up more than 1,000 courts dedicated to tackling violence against women, the country’s top judge has announced, seeking ...
18:48, 06/19/2019

Trump meets with top US tech leaders to discuss sales to Huawei as he moves to soften restrictions against the Chinese tech giant ALEX EDELMAN/AFP/Getty Images President Donald Trump met with executives of top US tech companies on Monday — including Google, Intel, and Qualcomm — to discuss restrictions against sales to Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei. The m...
15:16, 07/23/2019

Christchurch Call: USA missing from 26 member pledge to eliminate violent online content Two months after the horrific Christchurch terrorist attack, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has gathered the support of 18 nations and eight tech companies in her bid to stop the internet from being used as a tool for terrorists....
23:00, 05/15/2019

| African religious leaders called on to help tackle genital mutilation Religious leaders in Africa must speak up against the practice of female genital mutilation, which affects millions of children across the continent, an international conference in Dakar has said....
07:16, 06/19/2019

Major City firms vow to 'make London fairer' with pay pledge A string of major finance companies have signed up to a new initiative to guarantee fair pay and employment rights to make London the "best city in the world to work"....
08:48, 07/29/2019

PM Modi Shares 5-Point Approach For Leaders To Tackle Global Challenges Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday put forward a five-point approach to address common challenges facing the world, including protectionism, unilateralism at global financial organisations like......
06:00, 06/28/2019

Canada reveals measures to tackle online extremism Canada has announced several measures to combat online extremism. Public Safety Canada said the government will provide up to $1 million CAD ($762,000) to a program called Tech Against Terrorism. The funding will help set up a system to inform smalle...
18:32, 06/26/2019

White House Abstains From Global ‘Christchurch Call’ Pledge to Stop Spread of Online Hate (PARIS) — The White House is not endorsing a global pledge to step up efforts to keep internet platforms from being used to spread hate, organize extremist groups and broadcast attacks, citing respect for “freedom of expression and freedo...
20:16, 05/15/2019

Huawei Says Little Has Changed Despite President Trump's Pledge to Ease Restrictions on Tech Giant Huawei says its relationship with the U.S. is basically the same as it was a couple of months ago, despite President Donald Trump’s pledge to ease restrictions that currently bar American companies from doing business with the Chinese tech giant.Read...
06:00, 07/12/2019

G20 leaders begin arriving in Japan, expected to tackle climate change, US-China trade war Trade and global tensions, as well as the looming threat of climate change, are on the agenda as world leaders gather in Osaka, Japan for the Group of 20 summit on Friday....
14:00, 06/27/2019

Advertisers, agencies and social media combine to tackle online threat Sixteen of the world's biggest advertisers have joined together to push platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Google's YouTube to do more to tackle dangerous and fake content online....
23:16, 06/17/2019

India Calls For Multi-Stakeholder Engagement To Tackle Hate Speech Online Voicing concern over the use of social media by terrorists to radicalise young people, India has called for a multi-stakeholder engagement, including lasting commitment from technology companies on......
06:00, 06/28/2019

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: violence surges in Nigeria, anti-Semitism on the march, taxing pollution to tackle climate crisis, and more Tuesday’s main stories include: thousands fleeing into Niger as violence surges in Nigeria; UN rights office condemns rise in anti-Semitic incidents; UN chief says tax pollution, not people for climate’s sake; North Koreans trapped in vicious cycle o...
13:00, 05/28/2019

‘Huge’ stakes, ‘daunting’ job to tackle gender-based violence, UNICEF chief tells ground-breaking conference One-in-three girls or women will experience physical or sexual violence in her lifetime, and “the risk multiplies” during a conflict or natural disaster, the Executive Director of UNICEF told delegates attending the first-ever “Ending Sexual and Gend...
22:32, 05/24/2019

Monday’s Daily Brief: Palestine demolitions, nuclear watchdog chief dies, UK troops to Mali, Afghan journalist murder condemned, Somalia sexual violence pledge Our main stories today: UN condemns Israel’s destruction of Palestinian property; the head of the IAEA dies at 72; UK troops will bolster Mali mission; UNESCO chief condemns Afghan journalist’s murder; Somalia commits to ending conflict-related sexua...
17:32, 07/22/2019

"Look To India's Leaders To Condemn Violence Based On Religion": US The Trump administration wants the Indian government to swiftly condemn the acts of violence based on religion and hold the perpetrators accountable, a top official told lawmakers underlining that......
12:48, 06/12/2019

Hundreds of gigabytes of emails from Fortune 100 firms exposed online Leaving sensitive information publicly accessible on the web is a recipe for disaster and according to new report from cybersecurity firm UpGuard, that is exactly what the data management company Attunity did for Ford, Toronto-Dominion Bank and its o...
16:00, 06/28/2019

Hong Kong chief's 'bill is dead' pledge fails to satisfy protest leaders Protest leaders have vowed to keep up pressure on Hong Kong's administration despite its leader today declaring that a highly contentious extradition bill is "dead"....
06:16, 07/09/2019

'Enough is enough': Cloudflare terminates 8chan, an online meeting place for 'extremist hate' 8chan, or Infinite Chan, is a online message board that has been linked to three mass shootings in 2019. Cloudflare is terminating its services.        ...
18:16, 08/05/2019

'Enough is enough': Cloudfare terminates 8chan, an online meeting place for 'extremist hate' 8chan, or Infinite Chan, is a online message board that has been linked to three mass shootings in 2019. Cloudfare is terminating its services.        ...
16:16, 08/05/2019

Top surgeon named as first 'violence reduction chief' to help tackle stabbings and shootings in London A top surgeon has been appointed the NHS's first clinical director for violence reduction in a bid to tackle London's epidemic of stabbings and shootings....
10:00, 06/19/2019

EU finds Russian disinformation, says tech firms must do more Russian online outlets spread disinformation to sway voters in last month's European Union elections, the bloc said on Friday in a report calling for social media firms to take greater action or risk regulation....
11:00, 06/14/2019

Security firms losing out on top tech talent Just as businesses fight to attract and retain top talent, so to do cybercriminals and new research from Symantec has revealed that almost half (48%) of cybersecurity leaders in France, Germany and the UK believe their teams are falling behind in the...
15:00, 06/25/2019

US to open antitrust review of big tech firms Technology giants such as Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple are now the subject of a US federal antitrust investigation. The Justice Department is looking into whether large tech companies have harmed their users....
20:16, 07/23/2019

Consortium of Tech Firms Sets AI Benchmarks A consortium of tech companies, including Facebook and Google, has released a set of benchmarks for evaluating the performance of artificial-intelligence tools, aiming to help businesses navigate the fast-growing field....
16:48, 06/25/2019

How tech firms pulled the plug on 8chan Companies hit a breaking point after the El Paso mass *shooting*, removing the 8chan message board as a client and ‘deplatforming’ *the site,* effectively shutting it down....
00:48, 08/09/2019

Tech firms “can and must” put backdoors in encryption, AG Barr says Enlarge / Graffiti urging people to use Signal, a highly encrypted messaging app, is spray-painted on a wall during a protest on February 1, 2017 in Berkeley, California. (credit: Elijah Nouvelage | Getty Images) US Attorney General William Barr to...
12:32, 07/23/2019

Sharks Circle Around America's Big Tech Firms History shows that society's appetite for knocking big, successful companies off their profitable pedestals has been a useful harbinger of social mood trends — and consequently, the stock market....
17:32, 06/20/2019

Catalan leaders deny violence, call for dialogue as trial nears end Jailed Catalan separatist leaders denied the prosecutors' charge of inciting violence in the Spanish region's failed bid for independence and used their final arguments in a four-month Supreme Court trial in Madrid to call for dialogue....
13:32, 06/12/2019

More than a third of Europe's fastest-growing tech firms are in UK – study Government research suggests British tech ‘unicorns’ are only surpassed by US and ChinaBritain is creating more technology companies worth at least $1bn (£786m) than any other company in Europe, according to government research.It found that UK-based...
11:48, 06/10/2019

China warns tech firms against cooperating with US trade ban China is determined to fight the US ban on Huawei through any means possible, and that might include scaring the companies required to honor that ban. New York Times sources report that Chinese officials have warned that they could face retaliation....
17:00, 06/08/2019

S&P says U.S. tech firms could wind up as collateral damage in Huawei ban CNET reports that the boomerang effect from Huawei's placement on the Commerce Department's Entity List is going to be bad for U.S. tech firms. This is according to credit rating agency S&P. Huawei's placement on the list last month means that the ma...
23:00, 06/12/2019

Trump suggests EU out of line in suing U.S. tech firms U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday suggested the European Union was out of line in suing U.S. technology companies like Facebook and Alphabet Inc's Google, saying legal action against those firms should be the purview of the United States....
13:32, 06/26/2019

Finistere, 3 Israeli firms to invest $100 mln in food tech Food technologies-focused Finistere Ventures and three Israeli firms said on Monday they formed a partnership that would invest up to $100 million in agrifood startups in Israel....
22:00, 05/26/2019

Tech war with US is spurring Chinese firms to develop their own chips, says VC The U.S.-China trade war and the threat that Chinese firms could be cut off from using American technology is boosting China's push for its own semiconductor industry....
19:48, 07/01/2019

Patent guidelines put tech firms, carmakers on collision course Rival proposals for European patent guidelines covering technology vital for building self-driving cars and internet-linked vehicles have set tech firms and carmakers on a collision course....
10:32, 06/12/2019

As Nations Look to Tax Tech Firms, U.S. Scrambles to Broker a Deal The proposed levies on firms like Facebook and Google are pitting traditional allies against one another and threatening to set off a cascade of tax increases and tariffs....
00:16, 07/12/2019

Tammy Abraham abuse after missing Chelsea penalty sees Kick It Out call on Twitter to outline plan to tackle online racism Kick It Out have called on Twitter and their social media counterparts to outline their plan to tackle racism after Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham was allegedly targeted with racial abuse following last night's Uefa Super Cup defeat....
09:00, 08/15/2019

Singapore PM says call to curb online violence ‘effective’ SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says a global call to curb the spread of hate and extremism on internet platforms is an “effective” response to the New Zealand mosque attacks, but stopped short of endorsi...
03:48, 05/17/2019

After Violence At Amit Shah Rally, Trinamool Leaders Change Profile Pics Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, a name every Bengali has grown up with, has been dragged into the acrimonious and violence-hit national election campaign in West Bengal. A day after a statue of the iconic......
04:00, 05/15/2019

Forced Tech Transfers Are on the Rise in China, European Firms Say European businesses in China say forced technology transfers to local firms have become more common over the past two years as foreign firms battle for access in the world’s second-largest economy....
07:00, 05/20/2019

Some Tech Firms Said to Cut Employee Access to Huawei, Muddying 5G Rollout Some of the world's biggest tech companies have told their employees to stop talking about technology and technical standards with counterparts at Huawei, Reuters reports....
05:00, 06/10/2019

U.S. Justice Department launches antitrust review of big tech firms The U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday it was opening an investigation of major digital tech firms on whether they engage in anticompetitive practices....
15:00, 07/23/2019

Tech trade war: After Huawei, which Chinese firms are next on US enemies list? If the cold war with China intensifies, more companies with alleged ties to the Chinese government could be prohibited from doing business with American firms....
09:00, 05/23/2019

U.S. assures support to American tech firms in India in letter The United States ambassador to India has written to top American technology firms assuring them of support for a level playing field in India, a letter seen by Reuters showed, amid Washington's concerns over New Delhi's protectionist policies....
14:16, 08/19/2019

Tech firms work with Samaritans on purging harmful content Facebook, Google, Snapchat and Instagram should develop technology that can identify and tackle harmful content, including that promoting suicide, Health Secretary Matt Hancock will say today....
22:16, 04/28/2019

Trump rips tech firms at 'free speech' summit President Donald Trump told prominent conservative social media figures on Thursday at a White House forum that he is being treated unfairly by big tech firms which he says suppress conservative voices....
16:00, 07/11/2019

US Blocks More Chinese Tech Firms On National Security Concerns The US Commerce Department blacklisted five Chinese tech entities Friday in a new move against Beijing's supercomputing industry likely to raise tensions ahead of a meeting between President Trump and......
00:16, 06/22/2019

A lack of innovation could be why investments in China's tech firms are plunging The value of venture capital investment in China fell 77% year-on-year in the second quarter. Investors say a lack of innovation is one major factor....
02:16, 07/15/2019

U.S. FTC chief says regulator is prepared to break up big tech firms: Bloomberg The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is prepared to break up major technology companies if necessary by undoing past mergers, Chairman Joe Simons said in an interview with Bloomberg published on Tuesday, as the regulator probes anti-competitive practice...
17:00, 08/13/2019

REFILE-U.S. FTC chief says prepared to break up big tech firms - Bloomberg U.S. Federal Trade Commission is prepared to break up major technology platforms if necessary by undoing their past mergers, Chairman Joe Simons said on Tuesday in an interview to Bloomberg, as the agency probes anti-competitive practices in the sect...
18:32, 08/13/2019

States to Move Forward With Antitrust Probe of Big Tech Firms A group of state attorneys general is preparing to move forward with a joint antitrust investigation of big technology companies, according to people familiar with the situation, adding another layer of scrutiny to an industry already under a federal...
02:48, 08/20/2019

Finistere, three Israeli firms to invest $100 million in food tech Food technologies-focused Finistere Ventures and three Israeli firms said on Monday they formed a partnership that would invest up to $100 million in agrifood startups in Israel....
23:32, 05/26/2019

Indian firms supplying US tech to Huawei may face US sanctions -ET Indian companies supplying U.S.-made technology components to Chinese telecom firm Huawei Technologies may face penalties under U.S. regulations, the Economic Times reported https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/telecom/telecom-news/india-cos...
23:16, 07/03/2019

Tech firms 'limit' engineer discussions with Huawei on 5G standards Several major technology firms, including Intel and Qualcomm, have reportedly told staff to cease informal discussions with Huawei over 5G standards in a bid to comply with a recent US government ruling.Last month, the US Commerce Department prohibit...
09:48, 06/10/2019

EU alleges Russian disinformation in vote, calls on tech firms to do more Russian online outlets spread disinformation in an effort to sway voters in last month's European Union elections, the bloc said on Friday in a report calling for social media firms to do more to counter such efforts or face regulation....
08:16, 06/14/2019

US justice department targets big tech firms in antitrust review Officials to look into whether Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple are unlawfully limiting competitionThe US justice department is opening a broad antitrust review into major technology firms, as criticism over the companies’ growing reach and power h...
22:00, 07/23/2019

Jailed Catalan separatist leaders deny violence, call for dialogue as trial ends The jailed Catalan leaders were given a chance to speak for 15 minutes at the end of their trial in Madrid. They denied the charges of rebellion, sedition and misappropriation of public funds, and called for dialogue....
01:32, 06/13/2019

HP, Dell, other tech firms plan to shift production out of China-Nikkei Several technology companies, including HP Inc, Dell Technologies and Microsoft Corp , are planning to shift substantial production capacity out of China, Nikkei reported on Wednesday, citing sources. HP and Dell are planning to reallocate up to 30% ...
03:00, 07/03/2019

Four major tech firms including Apple face antitrust probes in the U.S. Days after word leaked that the Justice Department is investigating Google for possible antitrust violations, Reuters reports today that the DOJ has been given the green light to include Apple as part of a wider antitrust investigation. In fact, the ...
01:32, 06/04/2019

Trump Punches Huawei and American Tech Firms Get a Bloody Nose Washington’s blacklisting of Huawei is casting a net that extends far wider than its target: It is curbing the revenue of U.S. and Japanese electronics companies, cutting into Taiwanese chip orders, and giving Huawei rivals an opening....
16:16, 06/28/2019

China urges U.S. to cancel bans on tech firms ahead of G20 summit Chinese officials said Monday they want the United States to cancel "inappropriate" actions against Chinese technology companies as part of a new trade deal the presidents of both countries will discuss this week....
05:48, 06/24/2019

UPDATE 4-Trump rips tech firms at 'free speech' summit President Donald Trump welcomed prominent conservative social media provocateurs to the White House on Thursday and said that along with himself, they are being treated unfairly by big tech firms, which he says suppress conservative voices....
19:00, 07/11/2019

White House summons tech, social media firms after shootings White House officials and big social media companies met on Friday to talk about how to curb extremism online after two mass shootings last weekend that killed 31 people in Texas and Ohio....
12:48, 08/09/2019

HP, Dell, other tech firms plan to shift production out of China: Nikkei Several major U.S.-based technology companies are planning to shift substantial production out of China, spurred by a bitter trade war between Washington and Beijing, the Nikkei reported on Wednesday, citing sources....
03:48, 07/03/2019

China calls in foreign tech firms after Huawei sales ban - sources China summoned global technology companies for talks last week following last month's U.S. ban on selling technology to China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd , two people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Sunday....
03:48, 06/09/2019

Exclusive: Some big tech firms cut employees' access to Huawei, muddying 5G rollout Some of the world's biggest tech companies have told their employees to stop talking about technology and technical standards with counterparts at Huawei Technologies Co Ltd in response to the recent U.S. blacklisting of the Chinese tech firm, accord...
19:48, 06/09/2019

China calls in foreign tech firms after Huawei sales ban: sources China summoned global technology companies for talks last week following last month's U.S. ban on selling technology to China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Sunday....
03:16, 06/09/2019

Barr Revives Encryption Debate, Calling on Tech Firms to Allow for Law Enforcement The attorney general, reopening the conversation on security vs. privacy, said that encryption and other measures effectively turned devices into “law-free zones.”...
12:32, 07/23/2019

UPDATE 1-U.S. FTC chief says regulator is prepared to break up big tech firms -Bloomberg The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is prepared to break up major technology companies if necessary by undoing past mergers, Chairman Joe Simons said in an interview with Bloomberg published on Tuesday, as the regulator probes anti-competitive practice...
18:32, 08/13/2019

UPDATE 3-Trump rips tech firms at 'free speech' summit President Donald Trump told prominent conservative social media figures on Thursday at a White House forum that he is being treated unfairly by big tech firms which he says suppress conservative voices....
15:48, 07/11/2019

Trump Punches Huawei and Global Tech Firms Get a Bloody Nose Washington’s blacklisting of Huawei is casting a net that extends far wider than its target: It is curbing the revenue of U.S. and Japanese electronics companies, cutting into Taiwanese chip orders, and giving Huawei rivals an opening....
21:32, 06/28/2019

China hacked major tech firms in years-long attacks LONDON – Hackers working for China’s Ministry of State Security broke into networks of eight of the world’s biggest technology service providers in an effort to steal commercial secrets from their clients, according to sources familiar with the...
09:00, 06/26/2019

These firms promise high-tech ransomware solutions—but typically just pay hackers Enlarge / Cryptolocker was one of the ransomware pioneers, bringing together file encryption and bitcoin payment. (credit: Christiaan Colen / Flickr) This story was originally published by ProPublica. It appears here under a Creative Commons license...
14:00, 05/16/2019

U.S. lawmaker says small tech firms fear retaliation if they aid antitrust probe Small tech companies fear retaliation from big tech firms like Google and Facebook Inc if they assist in an investigation into allegations the companies misuse their massive market power, the head of the U.S. House Judiciary subcommittee leading the ...
21:16, 06/20/2019

India to review data storage rules that irked U.S. tech firms India will examine concerns raised by foreign technology companies around stringent rules to store data locally, the government said on Tuesday, an issue that has upset firms such as Mastercard and also irked the U.S. government....
04:32, 06/18/2019

Justice Department’s Antitrust Chief Sketches Out How Big Tech Firms Will be Assessed (WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Justice Department’s antitrust chief suggested Tuesday he’ll take a broad view of how competition is harmed when assessing whether big tech firms should be broken up. Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim...
23:48, 06/11/2019

Japan to limit foreign ownership of firms in its tech and telecom sectors The new rule, effective Aug. 1, comes amid heightening pressure from the United States in dealing with cyber-security risks and technological transfers involving China....
02:16, 05/27/2019

New Zealand Seeks Global Support for Tougher Measures on Online Violence In the wake of the terrorist attack on Muslim mosques, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is calling for a united effort against the biggest internet companies....
11:48, 05/12/2019

Tech firms to give secret evidence at child sexual abuse inquiry Facebook, Apple, Microsoft and Google will make submissions as inquiry looks at online abuseFacebook, Apple, Microsoft and Google are to give secret evidence to the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse as it examines the growing problem of onl...
06:32, 05/13/2019

Microsoft workers decry grueling '996' working standard at Chinese tech firms A letter on Github demanded companies comply with labor laws, limiting workers to 40 hours a week versus a 12-hour day standardMicrosoft employees have published a letter on the software development platform Github in solidarity with tech workers in ...
05:10, 05/01/2019

The privacy paradox: why do people keep using tech firms that abuse their data? | John Naughton Despite privacy scandals, Facebook is more profitable than ever – journalists must use the tools of tech to understand whyA dark shadow looms over our networked world. It’s called the “privacy paradox”. The main commercial engine of this world involv...
01:00, 05/05/2019

Trump slams tech firms at 'free speech' social media summit US President Trump has blamed big tech firms for gagging conservative voices at a summit of far-right online figures. At the same time, he applauded internet provocateurs for their "bad" social media behavior....
02:48, 07/12/2019

Tech firms vying to sell drones, robots and other unmanned systems to the military FLIR systems recently set up an Arlington-based headquarters to be closer to its Pentagon customers following a series of acquisitions in the unmanned systems space....
18:48, 05/10/2019

Chinese tech firms' search for growth seen boosting costs in March quarter Three of China's biggest tech companies are expected to report that they ramped up or broadly maintained their pace of quarterly spending to develop new technology and push into relatively new markets, as current growth drivers stall....
00:32, 05/09/2019

U.S. tells Britain to drop tax proposal on U.S. tech firms for trade deal -The Telegraph The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump has told Britain it will not get a free trade deal unless it drops a new tax proposal for major U.S. tech companies, the Telegraph newspaper reported http://bit.ly/2LYIhJW late on Friday....
17:48, 08/02/2019

REFILE-UPDATE 4-Trump rips tech firms at 'free speech' summit President Donald Trump welcomed prominent conservative social media provocateurs to the White House on Thursday and said that along with himself, they are being treated unfairly by big tech firms, which he says suppress conservative voices....
22:00, 07/11/2019

Start-Ups Hoping to Fight Climate Change Struggle as Other Tech Firms Cash In A number of small companies are looking for ways to remove carbon from the atmosphere. But investors, burned by the clean-tech boom a decade ago, are leery....
04:16, 05/07/2019

Silicon Valley-area congressman criticizes tech firms for media job losses The Save Journalism Project came to San Francisco -- "the epicenter of Big Tech" -- to protest continued newsroom job losses and the need for government action....
10:48, 08/01/2019

U.S. attorney general, state officials discuss big tech firms' effect on competition Eight state attorneys general met with U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Thursday to discuss the effect of big tech companies on competition, and various antitrust actions are being reviewed, the Texas attorney general's office said in a statemen...
16:48, 07/25/2019

San Francisco leaders ban facial recognition tech San Francisco supervisors approved a ban on police using facial recognition technology, making it the first city in the U.S. with such a restriction. (May 14)        ...
05:32, 05/15/2019

White House Says It Won’t Sign Global Pact for Tougher Measures on Online Violence Citing free speech protections in the United States, the Trump administration said it would not endorse the ‘Christchurch Call,’ which calls for the largest internet platforms to eradicate violent and extremist content online....
10:32, 05/15/2019

UPDATE 2-U.S. attorney general, state officials discuss big tech firms' effect on competition Eight state attorneys general met with U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Thursday to discuss the effect of big tech companies on competition, and various antitrust actions are being reviewed, the Texas attorney general's office said in a statemen...
16:00, 07/25/2019

Big tech firms need to stop reducing LGBT+ people to their sex lives | Hannah Jane Parkinson From demonetising videos to porn-filled searches, internet platforms are on the wrong side of the issue Here’s a question: how comfortable would you feel typing the word “lesbian” into a search engine in the office? Or maybe while a parent pottered a...
08:00, 08/20/2019

U.S. tech firms push Trump to allow sales to Huawei, set up White House meeting next week Tech companies are asking the administration to allow sales of chips and other parts for Huawei-made smartphones and laptops, arguing such sales won’t hurt U.S. national security, according to people familiar with the matter....
01:00, 07/19/2019

China's tech firms to post slower June-quarter growth on sagging demand China's top technology, e-commerce and consumer electronic firms are set to report a sharp slowdown in revenue growth for the June quarter, as a bruising trade war with the United States weighed on the Chinese economy and hurt consumer spending....
23:48, 08/13/2019

Trudeau, world leaders in Paris for Christchurch Call to Action summit on online extremism World leaders, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and tech bosses are meeting Wednesday in Paris on the "Christchurch Appeal," named after the New Zealand city where 51 people were killed in a March attack on mosques....
10:16, 05/15/2019

Citing Reuters report, health groups push tech firms to police tobacco marketing More than 100 public health and anti-tobacco organizations are calling on Facebook Inc, Instagram, Twitter and Snap Inc to take "swift action" to curb advertising of tobacco products on their platforms....
06:48, 05/22/2019

Who are the best CEOs for women workers? Big tech leaders fall in new ranking CEOs on the full Comparably list include Google's Sundar Pichai, Amazon's Jeff Bezos and Apple's Tim Cook.       ...
10:32, 06/24/2019

U.S. tech industry leaders: French digital service tax harms global tax reform Major tech firms and U.S. tech industry groups said on Monday that France's new digital services tax undermines the global tax regime and multilateral efforts to reform it....
14:16, 08/19/2019

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is part of a family of impressive tech leaders, founders, and CEOs — here's who they are Christophe Morin/IP3 Led by CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber opened for trading as a public company on Friday at $42 a share. For Khosrowshahi, being a superstar in the tech industry is a family business. Khosrowshahi's cousins, uncle and brothers all m...
23:16, 05/11/2019

Tech-savvy Estonians vote online in European elections TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Estonia was crippled by cyberattacks on government networks during a dispute with Russia in 2007. Today the tiny tech-savvy nation is so certain of its cyber defenses that it is the only country in the world to allow internet ...
05:00, 05/20/2019

Tech-savvy Estonia sets example of online voting as EU elections begin Internet voting — or i-voting —has been available since 2005 in the nation that gave the world Skype, and the percentage of voters using the internet to cast ballots has increased with each election, reaching 44 per cent of voters in a national elect...
13:32, 05/20/2019

Back-to-school tech: 15 gadgets, online services college students can actually use From smart irons to toothbrush head subscription services, these tech items and monthly services can help young adults transition into adulthood.       ...
03:48, 08/20/2019

White House invites tech companies to discuss violent online extremism The White House plans to host a meeting with tech companies to discuss the rise of violent online extremism. According to The Washington Post, this is the Trump administration's first major engagement on the issue after the recent mass shooting ...
13:16, 08/07/2019

White House to host meeting with tech companies on violent extremism online The White House will discuss violent extremism online with representatives from a number of Internet and technology companies on Friday, according to a White House spokesman....
12:16, 08/07/2019

8chan Owner: 'I Am Not an Extremist' The free-speech advocate providing a platform for hate-filled manifestos promoting white supremacy and linked to recent mass shootings is a U.S. Army veteran in a mixed-race marriage who says he isn’t an extremist....
20:48, 08/09/2019

One of U.K.’s Most Prolific Extremist Cells Is Regrouping The security services have expressed alarm at the prospect of the extremist group Al Muhajiroun re-energizing with ISIS fighters returning from Iraq and Syria....
08:48, 05/18/2019

Facebook bans extremist figures for being ‘dangerous’ The bans — including Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and Infowars host Alex Jones — are a sign that the social network is more aggressively enforcing its hate speech policies under pressure from civil rights groups....
21:16, 05/02/2019

Germany: Identitarian movement classified as far-right extremist Germany's domestic intelligence service has identified the country's Identitarian movement as an extremist entity. The group, which claims to defend European identity through ethnopluralist ideology, has gained traction....
08:32, 07/11/2019

GTA Online opens in-game casino amid online gambling debate Rockstar just opened up the first casino in Grand Theft Auto Online, the Diamond, where players can pay real money to gamble in game. The casino has been empty for the first six years of GTA Online‘s existence (side note: I feel old). The resort has ...
23:16, 07/23/2019

Greek far-left extremist to carry hunger strike ‘to the end’ ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek far-left extremist serving 11 life terms for a string of murders is vowing to continue “until the end” with a hunger strike after judges rejected his bid for new leave from prison. A lawyer representing Dimit...
04:16, 05/10/2019

Germany: Identitarian movement classified as right-wing extremist Germany's domestic intelligence service has identified the country's Identitarian movement as an extremist entity. The group, which claims to defend European identity through ethnopluralist ideology, has gained traction....
11:00, 07/11/2019

Facebook bans Alex Jones, other extremist figures Facebook on Thursday designated several extremist figures as “dangerous” — including Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, Infowars host Alex Jones, political commentator Milo Yiannopoulos and conspiracy theorist Laura Loomer — and permanently bann...
15:00, 05/02/2019

Greek far-left extremist in hospital after hunger strike Officials say a far-left Greek extremist serving 11 life terms for a string of assassinations is in the hospital following a five-day hunger strike over prison authorities' refusal to grant him temporary leave....
07:00, 05/07/2019

Italy emerges as ground zero for European extremist populism MILAN (AP) — Italy’s populist interior minister is uniting Europe’s right-wing parties under an anti-migrant, anti-Islam, anti-bureaucracy banner for this month’s European Union elections, pledging to reshape the continent. The late...
05:00, 05/03/2019

Greek far-left extremist to carry hunger strike 'to the end' A Greek far-left extremist serving 11 life terms for a string of murders is vowing to continue "until the end" with a hunger strike after judges rejected his bid for new leave from prison....
04:00, 05/10/2019

Australian judge sentences extremist for Philippines plot MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The ringleader of a plot to take six extremists from Australia in a motor boat to the southern Philippines to overthrow the provincial government has been sentenced by an Australian judge to seven years in prison. Victoria...
05:00, 05/03/2019

Sri Lankan army probes possible additional extremist groups Sri Lanka's army chief says other groups of Islamic extremists could be operating in the country independent of the one that carried out Easter Sunday bomb attacks....
08:16, 05/16/2019

US abortion policy is 'extremist hate' and 'torture', says UN commissioner Trump administration’s ban on terminations is a crisis directed at women, warns Kate GilmoreThe US policy on abortion is a form of extremist hate that amounts to the torture of women, the UN deputy high commissioner for human rights told the Guardian...
01:32, 06/04/2019

UAE says 'extremist militias' control Libyan capital: tweet "Extremist militias" controlling the Libyan capital, Tripoli, were "derailing" the search for a political solution to the country's crisis, a senior United Arab Emirates (UAE) official said on Thursday....
00:16, 05/02/2019

Somalia car bombing leaves 10 dead in extremist attack A local district official told The Associated Press the death toll may rise as fighting continued inside the Asasey Hotel between the extremist gunmen and security forces. He said gunfire is continuing inside the hotel....
21:32, 07/12/2019

Germany probes 'right-wing extremist' murder of politician A politician has been murdered in an apparent execution-style assassination. German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has described the attack as "right-wing extremist" in nature, saying it was "directed against us all."...
06:32, 06/18/2019

German military rejects dozens of candidates over extremist links The German army has turned down 63 applicants over the past two years after they failed security checks. Islamists, far-right, alt-left supporters and ex-offenders were all excluded....
04:48, 07/21/2019

Turkey: Election fraud suspects accused of extremist ties ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s official news agency says an investigation of local election fraud in Istanbul found 43 suspects had alleged links to the network of a Muslim cleric that the government considers a terrorist organization. Anadolu Agency...
09:00, 05/05/2019

Facebook auto-generates videos celebrating extremist images WASHINGTON (AP) — The animated video begins with a photo of the black flags of jihad. Seconds later, it flashes highlights of a year of social media posts: plaques of anti-Semitic verses, talk of retribution and a photo of two men carrying more jihad...
00:16, 05/09/2019

Extremist material found in a home used by Gilroy festival shooter Police found extremist material during a search of a Nevada home they believe the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooter once rented, according to law enforcement source familiar with the investigation....
02:16, 08/01/2019

8chan: owner of extremist site lashes out as scrutiny intensifies Jim Watkins defended website amid growing outcry over reports the alleged El Paso gunman used the site to publish his manifestoThe owner of the extremist message board 8chan broke his silence on Tuesday in a defensive video statement that attempted t...
20:16, 08/06/2019

Cloudflare cuts off extremist site 8chan after multiple shootings Cloudflare has announced that it will no longer provide security services to the far-right site 8chan following the deadly, mass shooting by a white nationalist in El Paso, Texas. That will open 8chan up to distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack...
08:16, 08/05/2019

Islamic extremist attack on Somali hotel leaves 26 dead Islamic extremists blew up the gate of a Somali hotel with a car bomb and took over the building for more than 14 hours, leaving 26 people dead before Somali forces who besieged the hotel overnight killed the attackers...
17:48, 07/13/2019

Facebook launches new rules aimed at stopping extremist content Facebook announced new the rules around its live streaming platform that it says would have stopped a deranged gunman from using the service to broadcast a mass shooting at two New Zealand mosques in March. The Palo Alto, Calif.-based social network ...
18:48, 05/15/2019

Somali forces end extremist siege of Kismayo hotel; 26 dead Somali forces Saturday morning ended an all-night siege on a hotel in the southern port city of Kismayo as death toll has risen to 26 people, including a prominent Canadian-Somali journalist and several foreigners...
03:00, 07/13/2019

Alleged extremist tortured in Mali, lawyer tells Hague court A defense lawyer for an alleged jihadist leader from Mali has accused International Criminal Court prosecutors of ignoring claims that her client was tortured in custody and called into question a judge’s impartiality...
09:16, 07/08/2019

Extremist attack kills more than 60 people in Nigeria, Boko Haram suspected Last week marked the grim 10-year anniversary of the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria, which has killed tens of thousands of people.        ...
23:48, 07/28/2019

Extremist attack kills more than 60 people in Nigeria; Boko Haram suspected Last week marked the grim 10-year anniversary of the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria, which has killed tens of thousands of people.        ...
08:48, 07/29/2019

GOP rep calls on FBI chief to add Antifa to list of extremist ideologies, says it tries to silence Americans A Republican congressman on Thursday wrote to the FBI requesting it add Antifa to a list of extremist ideologies under a new category of “Anti-1st Amendment Extremists” -- adding to a growing number of Republicans demanding action against the violent...
21:16, 08/01/2019

Hunger-striking Greek extremist wins new hope of jail leave A lawyer for a Greek far-left extremist jailed for 11 murders says Greece's supreme court has ordered lower judges to reconsider his request for a temporary leave from prison, which had earlier been rejected....
05:00, 05/23/2019

Repatriation of extremist fighters and families to Kazakhstan, welcomed by UN rights expert Stressing the need for some Governments to reform their laws and policies on fighting terrorism and extremism, an independent UN human rights expert welcomed on Friday Kazakhstan’s repatriation of 231 of its citizens from conflict sites in Syria and ...
13:32, 05/17/2019

Shocking CCTV captured far-right extremist engulfed in fireball as he tried to set synagogue on fire Shocking footage captured the moment a far-right extremist was engulfed in a ball of flames when he set fire to a historic synagogue on a day commemorating the Holocaust....
12:16, 07/05/2019

Extremist material was found in a home used by the Gilroy festival shooter, source says Police found extremist material during a search of a Nevada home they believe the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooter once rented, according to law enforcement source familiar with the investigation....
15:48, 07/31/2019

Somali forces end extremist siege of hotel where Americans, other foreigners died An all-night siege by extremist militants at a Somali hotel in the southern port city of Kismayo ended Saturday, but not before 26 people – including 2 Americans – were killed, officials said....
09:00, 07/13/2019

Austria’s deputy leader pushes extremist argument to warn against immigration Ahead of European Parliament elections, Austrian Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache described his staunchly anti-immigration Freedom Party as committed to fighting “population exchange,” a term associated with and used by the extreme right....
13:48, 04/28/2019

ISIS Video Purports to Show Baghdadi, Extremist Group's Leader Islamic State released a rare recorded video that purports to show its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, following the collapse of the extremist group’s self-declared caliphate last month when its last outpost in Syria was captured....
15:00, 04/29/2019

'Red Dead Online' is growing faster than 'GTA Online' Now that Red Dead Online has had several months to build an audience, how is it faring? Quite well, apparently. During an earnings call, Take-Two chief Strauss Zelnick stated that the Red Dead Redemption 2 multiplayer component was "performing bett...
12:00, 05/14/2019

Hundreds of Current and Former Law Enforcement Officers Reportedly Found in Extremist Facebook Groups Hundreds of current and former police officers and other law enforcement personnel are members of “Confederate, anti-Islam, misogynistic or anti-government militia groups” on Facebook, according to an investigation by the U.S. Center for Investigativ...
14:32, 06/15/2019

President Trump Criticizes Social Media Companies After Facebook Bans Some Extremist Accounts (STERLING, Virginia) — President Donald Trump criticized social media companies after Facebook banned a number of extremist figures, declaring that he was “monitoring and watching, closely!!” Trump, who tweeted and re-tweeted compla...
13:00, 05/04/2019

Alternate social media site rolls out new technique to squash extremist content without violating First Amendment As prominent social media platforms from Facebook to Twitter to YouTube wrestle with how to stop jihadists, neo-Nazis and other extremists from disseminating their dangerous content online – without infringing on one’s constitutional rights – a somew...
14:16, 07/10/2019

Confusion and backlash against Johnson's 'sin tax' pledge Boris Johnson's pledge to halt "sin taxes" on salty, sugary and fatty foods has been immediately marked by confusion and a backlash among Tory MPs and health charities....
06:32, 07/03/2019

GTA 5 Online Casino Cars leak: 22 new cars revealed in Grand Theft Auto Online Update DLC Rockstar is rolling out a new update for Grand Theft Auto Online today, and as the update goes online for players, leakers are already starting to show us what's in store....
03:48, 07/23/2019

Trump attacks social media sites after James Woods, Alex Jones other extremist conservatives banned President Donald Trump attacked social media websites after a number of conservatives and extremist figures were banned from platforms, saying that he was monitoring the situation.        ...
16:32, 05/04/2019

‘We Haven’t Invested in Humanity.’ Will.i.am, Tech Execs Discuss Tech Optimism and Anxieties Rapper, producer and technology entrepreneur will.i.am doesn’t shy away from hard truths when it comes to Silicon Valley. “The investment that society has put in AI (artificial intelligence) surpasses the investment for HI, which is human...
16:32, 05/01/2019

Want to Talk Tech, one to one? Join our free text group, Talking Tech Sign up for new 90-day free group chat texting experiment. You have questions? We have answers. Talking Tech from USA TODAY direct to your phone.       ...
18:48, 08/05/2019

Top Tech Conferences: The ultimate B2B tech events and show guide for 2019 For information about adding your event to this list and featured listing opportunities please contact mike.moore@futurenet.com.Love it or loathe it, events and conferences are often where wheelers and dealers in the world of technology meet to decid...
03:00, 04/29/2019

Sex Tech In, Skimpy Outfits Out as CES Tech Gadget Seeks Diversity CES gadget show is cracking down on its dress code, introducing more sessions focused on women and minorities and creating a new "sex tech" category after a debacle over a robotic personal massager......
10:00, 07/17/2019

Low-tech learning and why it's highly sought after by high-tech parents The Waldorf teaching philosophy is used at more than 1,000 institutions in 91 countries, including 136 schools in the U.S. Technology isn't used at all through 8th grade, and is scarce even in high school. CNBC gets an inside look at what it is ...
19:48, 06/08/2019

UNDP: Donors pledge $1.2B to cyclone-hit Mozambique Donors from around the world have pledged more than $1 billion dollars to Mozambique, to help the African nation recover from two tropical cyclones that lashed the nation earlier this year....
06:16, 06/03/2019

IS militant's pledge of allegiance interrupted by bird An apparent Islamic State jihadi's attempts to record a video in which he pledged allegiance to the terror group did not go according to plan - after he was repeatedly interrupted by a squawking bird....
07:00, 08/15/2019

Trump stands by pledge that more to come in U.S.-Mexico deal U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday stood by his comments that part of the migrant deal with Mexico announced over the weekend had yet to be made public, even after Mexican officials unveiled new details of the agreement....
08:48, 06/11/2019

Colombia’s Army Changes Pledge to Carry Out Killings Colombia’s army, which had ordered officers to pledge to double the number of militants they killed, captured or forced to surrender, said it would change the commitment....
19:16, 05/21/2019

Australia government says it won’t break election tax pledge CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s newly reelected administration says its promise to slash income taxes might be delivered late but won’t be broken as the government hopes to stimulate consumer spending and revive a flagging economy....
05:00, 05/21/2019

Crude Oil Plunges on ... Saudi Pledge? Not Even Close AFTER a big move in oil ... there's always a "reason" to explain the price action. Yet Elliott wave analysis spotted a clear chart set-up in crude before it made headlines. See it for yourself right here....
05:48, 05/01/2019

Jaguar gets $626M in U.K. loan guarantees after EV pledge The guarantee to JLR by the U.K. Export Finance agency was granted to support the design, manufacture and export of electric cars, British Prime Minister Theresa May said....
12:00, 07/15/2019

Tech We’re Using: Tech Is Changing New York, but Not How He Reports on the City J. David Goodman, a metro reporter, has chronicled the Google and Amazon invasions. But the most effective technology for reporting on the city is still coffee....
08:00, 05/01/2019

Young Kashmiris, Nursed on Conflict, Pledge to Resist Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent decision to end Kashmir’s partial autonomy has set him against young, alienated Kashmiris who see New Delhi as an occupying force. Many say that they will mount protests, others that they aren’t afraid to ...
06:00, 08/20/2019

BHP makes $400 million climate-change emissions pledge Leading resources company BHP will invest $400 million over five years to reduce emissions, it said on Tuesday, becoming the first miner to pledge to tackle pollution caused when customers use its products....
08:16, 07/23/2019

Critics cast doubt on CEO pledge to downgrade shareholders Corporate America’s lobbying group, the Business Roundtable, says it will no longer put shareholders first — but critics aren’t buying it. The powerful business lobbying group, led by JPMorgan Chase Chief Executive Jamie Dimon, changed its definition...
11:32, 08/20/2019

China is on track to beat its peak-emissions pledge Enlarge (credit: Dan Lundberg / Flickr) In the past 20 years, China has become a key player for global greenhouse gas emissions. Due to its large population, rapid economic development launched it into position as the top-emitting nation, despite h...
23:16, 07/30/2019

Donors pledge over US$ 15 million to WHO’s Contingency Fund for Emergencies Donors have pledged an additional US$15.3 million to support quick action by the World Health Organization to tackle disease outbreaks and humanitarian health crises through its emergency response fund in 2018, the Contingency Fund for Emergencies (C...
14:32, 04/28/2019

Lithuania's Skvernelis to stay on as PM, going back on pledge to quit Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said on Tuesday he will remain in his post, going back on a pledge to quit following his defeat in the presidential election in mid-May....
07:16, 07/09/2019

Pennsylvania school drops ‘God bless America’ after pledge SPRINGFIELD, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania school principal will no longer say “God bless America” after leading students in the Pledge of Allegiance. Peter Brigg’s practice at Sabold Elementary School in Springfield led at least one pa...
12:48, 05/08/2019

Iran tests President Trump’s ‘America First’ pledge WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump won the White House pledging to wind down the nation’s many foreign entanglements and put “America First.” But as his administration eyes the prospect of military conflict with Iran, Trump...
18:16, 05/17/2019

FCA-Renault deal would test pledge to keep all plants open A promise by Fiat Chrysler to deliver 5 billion euros ($5.6 billion) of savings in its merger with Renault without closing plants looks brave to some analysts, given the Italian automaker’s surplus capacity in Europe....
04:32, 05/31/2019

Macron’s pledge to rebuild Notre Dame in five years may be possible Many have expressed dismay at the “loss” of Notre Dame following Monday’s fire, but thankfully most of the building is still intact thanks to its clever design...
09:48, 04/28/2019

Donors pledge $1.2 billion to rebuild Mozambique after cyclones: U.N. International donors pledged to contribute $1.2 billion to help rebuild areas and infrastructure destroyed by cyclones Kenneth and Idai in Mozambique, according to the United Nations, less than half the amount the government says is needed....
04:00, 06/02/2019

Oil giants BP and Shell pledge $1M each to Republican-backed carbon tax Oil and gas giants BP and Shell are donating $1 million each over two years to a Republican-backed group urging Congress to pass a federal carbon tax to fight climate change....
09:00, 05/21/2019

With Oct. 31 Brexit pledge, Boris Johnson bids for UK leadership Boris Johnson kicked off his campaign to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday with a commitment to lead Britain out of the European Union on Oct. 31, warning his divided Conservative Party "delay means defeat"....
05:48, 06/12/2019

Kremlin criticises new U.S. pledge to sanction Nord Stream 2 pipeline The Kremlin said on Tuesday that U.S. sanctions on Russia's Nord Stream 2 pipeline to Germany would be an act of unfair competition that would be seen as unacceptable in Moscow and some European capitals....
04:00, 05/21/2019

Oil prices drop on demand worries, Saudi supply pledge Oil prices inched lower on Tuesday, weighed down by concerns over declining crude demand and a Saudi pledge to offset any shortfall from countries hit by sanctions, as the market shrugged off risks to supply linked to tensions around Iran....
06:00, 06/25/2019

"Will Never Have Talks": North Korea Rejects Seoul's Dialogue Pledge North Korea said on Friday it will never sit down with South Korea for talks again, rejecting a vow by the South's President Moon Jae-in to pursue dialogue with Pyongyang made the previous day as he......
18:00, 08/15/2019

Dems hope for explosive Mueller testimony despite his pledge to not go 'beyond report' Democrats hoping for explosive testimony of former Special Counsel Robert Mueller on July 17 may end up disappointed. Mueller has previously said his report is “my testimony” and that he won’t go “beyond our report.”...
02:16, 06/26/2019

Should Parents Pledge as a Group to Delay Giving Smartphones to Their Children? Groups like Wait Until 8th address a public-health crisis, supporters say. But critics argue that these pledges will carry costs for some children. The two sides square off in a debate....
01:48, 04/29/2019

Boeing makes $100 million pledge for 737 MAX crash-related support Boeing Co said on Wednesday it would give $100 million over multiple years to local governments and non-profit organizations to help families and communities affected by the deadly crashes of its 737 MAX planes in Indonesia and Ethiopia....
17:16, 07/03/2019

Hong Kong protesters pledge to stand up to thugs after attack Anger growing against police and authorities after masked men left 45 people in hospitalProtesters in Hong Kong have pledged to stand up to thugs who attacked demonstrators at the weekend as public anger grows towards the government and police.Demons...
07:00, 07/23/2019

U.S. casinos pledge responsible marketing rules for sports betting U.S. casinos on Tuesday agreed to a code of conduct for responsible marketing of sports betting, a year after a pivotal court ruling paved the way for a new country-wide legal sports wagering market....
05:48, 05/14/2019

US mayors fight back and pledge help for migrants targeted in Ice raids Officials to support undocumented migrants in their cities‘We’re doing everything we can … to push back against Trump’America’s leading mayors have been teeing up resources in anticipation of helping those targeted by immigration raids slated to star...
16:00, 07/12/2019

Blocked EU fails on climate pledge, despite increasing public pressure Paralyzed by internal divisions and unable to agree on the bloc's direction, EU leaders have failed to agree on tougher climate targets. But can they afford to ignore the growing climate protest movement?...
04:00, 06/21/2019

MLB’s Mets swap epitomizes failed pledge to young fans Is it harsh to suggest that Rob Manfred, Commissioner of Major League Baseball, is a well-paid liar? You tell me. In March of 2017, Manfred said this: “Major League Baseball’s greatest responsibility is to ensure that today’s youth become active part...
13:16, 08/10/2019

Romance novelists pledge to confront abortion 'taboo' after Alabama ban State senate’s near-total abortion ban prompts demand for genre to treat issue as ‘a normal part of life, not a moral lesson’Dip into the fast-moving world of romantic fiction and it quickly becomes clear that very few of the fictional couples enjoyi...
11:16, 05/17/2019

Tech We’re Using: Sliding Backward on Tech? There Are Benefits Pamela Paul, editor of The New York Times Book Review, decided to downgrade her tech two years ago. It has worked out, with paper and DVDs instead of the latest apps and gizmos....
10:16, 04/28/2019

Bolton reminds Kim of missile pledge after North Korea warns of 'new road' U.S. national security adviser John Bolton reminded North Korea on Tuesday of its leader's pledge to President Donald Trump not to resume launches of intercontinental-range missiles after Pyongyang conducted its fourth short-range missile test in les...
12:16, 08/06/2019

Kate Spade New York fulfills $1 million mental health pledge FILE – In this Nov. 17, 2008, file photo, designer Kate Spade attends the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists event in New York. A year after Spade took her own life, the foundation that bears her name announced Wednesday, June 5, 2019, the compl...
10:32, 06/05/2019

John McDonnell urges Brexit referendum pledge in Labour manifesto John McDonnell and two senior shadow cabinet ministers will tonight pressure Jeremy Corbyn to shift to an explicit pledge for a second referendum in Labour's next election manifesto....
16:00, 07/15/2019

Ahead of U.S. deadline, Mexico minister has fulfilled migration enforcement pledge Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Friday that Mexico has followed through on its commitment to the United States to reduce migration from Central America, as a deadline in a bilateral pact approaches....
02:48, 07/20/2019

Frat bro found guilty in pledge’s alcohol-related hazing death A former Louisiana State University student on Wednesday was found guilty of negligent homicide in the alcohol-related hazing death of a fraternity pledge two years ago. It took less than an hour for the jurors to convict Matthew Naquin, 21, who now ...
01:48, 07/18/2019

200 Women's Hockey Players Pledge To Boycott North American Pro Leagues In an announcement today, 200 women’s hockey players—among them Team USA stars Hilary Knight and Kendall Coyne Schofield—pledged to boycott all North American professional women’s hockey leagues until those leagues start paying players livable wages....
23:32, 05/02/2019

Trump cries foul as Draghi stimulus pledge knocks euro The head of the European Central Bank (ECB) has come under attack from Donald Trump after he pledged "additional stimulus" if the eurozone economy continues to flag....
05:48, 06/18/2019

Calgary announcement sees feds pledge $24.5M to fund cannabis use research Minister Bill Blair announced funding for Canada-based research into cannabis use, research into the impact of legalized cannabis on public health and public awareness projects....
16:16, 05/22/2019

APAC nations pledge digital cooperation, but acknowledge some implementation challenging Governments participating in the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity have laid out new five-year goals to "co-create a connected digital future" for the region that include the development of data privacy and cybersecurity policies and regulations, but admit ...
12:48, 06/26/2019

Minnesota city council reinstates Pledge of Allegiance after widespread backlash A Minnesota city council on Monday reportedly agreed to reinstate the Pledge of Allegiance at meetings, weeks after the group sparked a widespread -- and high-reaching -- backlash by removing the pledge's recital....
14:16, 07/16/2019

Warren’s Immigration Plan Includes Pledge to Investigate Abuses Under Trump Until Thursday, Senator Elizabeth Warren had not offered a comprehensive immigration plan. Her proposal includes an aggressive push for liberal priorities....
09:32, 07/11/2019

Investors pile into Japan stocks ahead of BoJ pledge to keep rates low: BAML Japanese equities sucked in their biggest inflows of cash this week since March 2018 ahead of the Bank of Japan's pledge to keep interest rates at super-low levels for longer - the latest central......
13:00, 04/28/2019

Alyssa Milano slammed for pledge to not speak negatively about Democratic candidates Alyssa Milano came under fire on Twitter after asking their followers to refrain from criticizing any of the Democratic hopefuls in the 2020 presidential election....
11:32, 04/28/2019

Marianne Williamson's odd Democratic debate pledge to call New Zealand's PM goes viral Marianne Williamson’s bizarre promise to phone the prime minister of New Zealand as her first act as  the president went viral after the Democratic debate on Thursday....
02:00, 06/28/2019

Biden repeats Obama’s infamous pledge during Iowa campaign event Former Vice President Joe Biden on Monday repeated the same claim about health care that earned President Barack Obama a “lie of the year” award in 2013. “If you like your health care plan . . . you can keep it,” Biden said at an AARP event in Des Mo...
22:00, 07/15/2019

China's climate 'ambition' pledge could lead to tougher CO2 targets: experts A new pledge by China to show "the highest possible ambition" in the fight against climate change could see the world's biggest greenhouse gas emitter introduce new and more stringent carbon targets next year, according to experts and policy advisors...
01:48, 07/02/2019

UN welcomes 'record' Brussels conference pledge of nearly $7 billion to support Syrians Foreign ministers from more than 50 countries gathered on Thursday at a joint European Union-UN pledging conference, and pledged to provide a record $6.97 billion, to support millions of Syrians in need both inside the country, and sheltering in host...
15:00, 04/28/2019

FCC chair backs merger after T-Mobile and Sprint pledge 97% U.S. 5G coverage in 3 years Ajit Pai has thrown his weight behind T-Mobile's and Sprint's merger after the carriers promised to deploy 5G across the entire U.S., including rural areas.Read More...
14:00, 05/20/2019

Australia and PNG pledge closer ties as Canberra seeks to renew Pacific influence Australia and Papua New Guinea said on Monday their leaders will meet annually in a bid to foster closer ties, which Canberra believes is important in its bid to counter China's quest for greater influence in the Pacific....
00:16, 07/22/2019

A Pledge to Pay Morehouse Students’ Debt Prompts Elation, Envy and a Host of Questions Robert F. Smith pledged to wipe out the debt of the graduating class at Morehouse College. Now the students are anxiously waiting to hear what happens next....
03:16, 05/22/2019

The biggest government pledge to science spending for 60 years – but who benefits? | Sarah Main All political parties have said research and innovation can help raise living standards. A good start would be to invest in staffAmid the turbulence of Brexit deadlines and extensions, you might be pleased to know that there are at least some long-te...
07:00, 05/01/2019

Angela Merkel ignores NATO defense pledge, snubbing US demands to spend more GDP The leader of Germany, Europe’s wealthiest country, has once again rejected U.S. requests to keep a promise to spend 2 percent of its GDP on defense so as to ensure the continued viability of the NATO alliance....
11:32, 08/14/2019

Decision to nix Pledge of Allegiance spurs 'USA!' chant at Minnesota city council meeting Protesters were out in force in a Minnesota city this week, upset over the city council's decision to stop reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of meetings. ...
05:48, 07/10/2019

Lyon’s Lucy Bronze makes World Cup pledge to Barcelona’s Toni Duggan • Bronze thrilled by her team’s Champions League final 4-1 win• Tells England teammate Duggan, ‘We’ll win World Cup together’Lucy Bronze has revealed she told her distraught England teammate Toni Duggan they will “win the World Cup together instead” ...
10:32, 05/19/2019

Netflix Becomes the First Major Hollywood Studio to Pledge to Fight Georgia’s Abortion Bill Since Georgia passed a bill earlier this month that effectively bans abortion after six weeks, most major production companies with ties to the state have stayed quiet. Thanks in part to a generous tax incentive there, Georgia is home to a thriving f...
11:32, 05/28/2019

Exclusive: Canada's Conservative leader to drop pledge to balance budget in two years Canada's Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer on Friday plans to drop a previous pledge to balance the budget within two years if elected, saying Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal government has made it impossible to do so responsibly....
17:00, 05/23/2019

Minnesota city council votes to ditch Pledge of Allegiance, reconsiders after backlash A Minnesota city is reconsidering its decision to no longer say the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of city council meetings after facing major backlash. ...
14:48, 06/28/2019

UK PM Johnson ready to fast-track health funding to meet Brexit pledge Prime Minister Boris Johnson will fast-track funding for Britain's public health service, announcing 1.8 billion pounds to upgrade 20 hospitals, part of the new leader's push to meet Brexit pledges made in the 2016 referendum....
02:16, 08/04/2019

North Korea tested missiles, but that didn’t violate a pledge to Trump: John Bolton John Bolton: "The firing of these missiles don't violate the pledge that Kim Jong Un made to the president about intercontinental-range ballistic missiles,"...
18:16, 07/31/2019

Mayor of St. Louis Park, Minnesota wants city council to restore Pledge of Allegiance at meetings The mayor of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, said Wednesday on "Fox News @ Night" that he wants the city council to keep reciting the Pledge of Allegiance before meetings. ...
13:00, 07/11/2019

Google's plans for a mega-campus in San Jose lurk behind its recent $1 billion housing pledge For more than a year, local residents have expressed concern about rising rents and displacement as Google's plans for a massive expansion in San Jose continue....
08:32, 07/11/2019

Boris Johson to announce £300m cash pledge as he steps up preparations for No Deal Brexit Boris Johnson has stepped up preparations for a no deal Brexit as he prepares to make his first visit to Scotland as Prime Minister to announce hundreds of millions of pounds of funding for parts of the UK....
01:16, 07/29/2019

Joe Pags on Minnesota city council nixing Pledge of Allegiance: Why is loving the flag an issue? Syndicated radio host Joe "Pags" Pagliarulo expressed his amazement Wednesday on "Fox & Friends" over a Minnesota city council voting to stop reciting the Pledge of Allegiance before their meetings. ...
10:16, 07/10/2019

A Pledge to Pay Morehouse College Students’ Debt Prompts Elation, Envy and a Host of Questions Robert F. Smith pledged to wipe out the debt of the graduating class at Morehouse College. Now the students are anxiously waiting to hear what happens next....
11:32, 05/22/2019

'Storm Area 51' craze continues as 2M people pledge to raid secret gov't military base The "Storm Area 51 event" event that went viral last month as people pledged to crash the secret military base in an attempt to "see them aliens" has only grown in scale in recent weeks. More than 2 million Facebook users have said they are going, up...
12:16, 08/01/2019

Bolton says North Korea tests didn't violate pledge to Trump, but no word on talks U.S. national security adviser John Bolton said on Wednesday North Korea's recent missile tests did not violate a pledge its leader Kim Jong Un made to President Donald Trump, but Pyongyang had yet to say when working-level talks on denuclearization ...
23:48, 07/31/2019

Boris Johnson to announce £300m cash pledge as he steps up preparations for No Deal Brexit Boris Johnson has stepped up preparations for a no deal Brexit as he prepares to make his first visit to Scotland as Prime Minister to announce hundreds of millions of pounds of funding for parts of the UK....
18:16, 07/29/2019

Lawrence Jones says Pledge of Allegiance controversy sparks mixed reactions in Minnesota city Residents offered mixed reactions to a Minnesota city's initial plan to stop reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at the beginning of its council meetings -- a decision that city officials are now reconsidering -- according to Lawrence Jones....
01:00, 07/11/2019

One year after Kate Spade's death, her foundation fulfills $1 million mental health pledge The Kate Spade company said it hopes to encourage more conversation, education and research around mental health.        ...
12:32, 06/05/2019

Gotta Pay The Bills: PBS Just Got Really Desperate During A Pledge Drive And Offered Up One Night Of Passion With Thomas The Tank Engine With the Trump administration aiming to slash public broadcasting from the federal budget, funding for PBS and its member stations is facing a dire threat, and they’re very clearly feeling the heat: PBS just got really desperate during a pledge drive...
07:00, 05/02/2019

In Washington, Juul Vows to Curb Youth Vaping. Its Lobbying in States Runs Counter to That Pledge. Juul has told the F.D.A. it will do all it can to stop youth vaping. But in state capitols and city halls around the country, the company is embracing measures that undermine that vow....
09:32, 04/28/2019

Billionaire anti-Trump activist Tom Steyer enters 2020 race with pledge to spend $100 million Billionaire activist Tom Steyer said Tuesday that he will run for president in 2020, entering the crowded Democratic field late in the race with a pledge to focus on climate change and reforming the political system....
07:32, 07/09/2019

This Is the Only Way to Tackle the Climate Emergency At this point in human history we have three choices: to die, to survive or to thrive. From the wildfires in the U.S., coral die-back in the tropics and the deadly hurricanes battering small islands, the signs are crystal clear: climate devastation ...
17:48, 06/14/2019

How you and your government can tackle air pollution From walking more to reducing waste, here’s what you can do to make a difference Revealed: air pollution may be damaging every organ and cell in the bodyMost air pollution is produced by the burning of fossil fuels and waste, and this is the focus of...
05:32, 05/17/2019

Penn State frat brothers linked to pledge's death won't serve jail time, judge rules A Pennsylvania judge has traded in jail time for a more lenient sentence for three former Penn State fraternity brothers who pleaded guilty to charges related to the 2017 hazing death of Beta Theta Pi pledge Tim Piazza....
07:00, 05/16/2019

Devin Hester's Son Is Just As Hard To Tackle There was a time when Devin Hester fielding a punt or kick with space to run into was the most thrilling sight in football. If you disagree with that statement not only are you an enemy of mine, you also do not have my permission to enjoy these clips...
17:32, 07/15/2019

Dating app ‘reviews’ won’t tackle harassment This article was originally published on SEXTECHGUIDE, an independent publication that looks at the intersection between sex and technology in a non-explicit, as close to a ‘safe for work’ way as possible – including app reviews, adult VR info, sexte...
03:00, 07/25/2019

60 Second Pro - Simon Yates explains how to tackle a big climb "Simon Yates of Mitchelton-Scott gives his top tips about how to tackle a big cycling climb in the latest edition of Eurosport\u0027s 60 Second Pro series."...
11:00, 05/28/2019

Lithuanian presidential hopefuls vow to tackle inequality Lithuanians started voting in a tightly contested presidential election on Sunday to replace outgoing Dalia Grybauskaite, the Baltic nation's "Iron Lady" who was one of the European Union's most outspoken critics of Russia....
22:16, 05/11/2019

Miami lands tackle Rivers, No. 32 overall recruit Miami beat out in-state rivals Florida and Florida State in landing 330-pound offensive lineman Jalen Rivers, ESPN's 32nd-ranked recruit and the No. 2 recruit in the state of Florida....
09:00, 06/09/2019

G20 agrees to tackle ocean plastic waste Group of 20 environment ministers agreed on Sunday to adopt a new implementation framework for actions to tackle the issue of marine plastic waste on a global scale, the Japanese government said after hosting the two-day ministerial meeting....
05:16, 06/16/2019

NHS creates AI Lab to tackle health care challenges The U.K.'s National Health Service announced the creation of an AI Lab to tackle some of the biggest challenges in health care with machine learning.Read More...
23:16, 08/08/2019

Mozilla is gearing up to tackle shady add-ons on Firefox Mozilla has announced that it will no longer accept Firefox extensions that contain obfuscated code as part of their updated Add-on policy that goes into effect on June 10, 2019. “We will continue to allow minified, concatenated, or otherwise machine...
07:32, 05/03/2019

Wonderscope uses AR to teach literacy and tackle bullying After Pokemon Go put augmented reality on the radar of a mainstream audience, developers have intensified their efforts to find useful applications for it. Google, for example, added AR navigation to Maps, overlaying arrows on the world in front of y...
11:01, 08/13/2019

Will Tackle Pak Wherever It Wants: Top Diplomat On World Court Challenge Hours after Pakistan announced its decision to approach the International Court of Justice against the Narendra Modi government's decision to end special status to Jammu and Kashmir, top diplomat Syed......
13:00, 08/20/2019

WHO Unveils Plan To Tackle Global Snakebite "Emergency" The World Health Organization on Thursday unveiled a new strategy to dramatically cut deaths and injuries from snakebites, warning a dearth of antivenoms could soon spark a "public health emergency"....
13:16, 05/23/2019

UN agency meets to tackle pollution and emissions by ships International Maritime Organization aims to halve global emissions by 2050This week is the 74th meeting of the marine environmental protection committee of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), and it represents one of the best hopes of redu...
00:16, 05/14/2019

These tiny robots tackle tasks in groups, just like insects On its own, a single ant can only accomplish so much, but you toss it into the mix with a couple hundred of its peers and suddenly the capabilities of the group are exponentially greater than the sum of its parts. Could the same be true of robots? So...
01:48, 07/12/2019

SpaceX beginning to tackle some of the big challenges for a Mars journey Enlarge / A rendering of what a Super Heavy-Starship launch would look like. (credit: SpaceX) Earlier this month, the principal Mars "development engineer" for SpaceX, Paul Wooster, provided an update on the company's vision for getting to the red ...
05:16, 06/03/2019

UN chief: Somalia making progress but must tackle extremism U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says Somalia is making progress toward building a functioning state but must tackle violent extremism, terrorism, armed conflict, political instability and corruption....
20:16, 05/20/2019

Gove: 'Time running out' to tackle climate change A warning of infertile soil, oceans full of plastic, contaminated water and severe weather - unless climate change is tackled - is being issued by the Environment Secretary, Michael Gove....
23:32, 07/15/2019

NHS artificial intelligence boost to tackle cancer and dementia A new £250m investment in "robot" technology to treat cancer, dementia and heart disease in the NHS is being promised by Boris Johnson in his latest pledge on health spending....
00:48, 08/08/2019

Facebook, Google and Twitter need to do more to tackle fake news, EU says In a report published Friday, the EU found evidence of "coordinated inauthentic behavior" on online platforms ahead of the European Parliament elections last month....
05:00, 06/14/2019

India creates new ministry to tackle water crisis NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s government has created a new ministry to grapple with a growing water crisis, with more than 60% of the country’s 1.3 billion people dependent on farming and good monsoon rains. Indian President Ram Nath Kovind sa...
03:32, 06/20/2019

Climbers must be trained to tackle Everest, panel says after deaths Nepal must make training and experience in high altitude climbing mandatory for all climbers on Mount Everest and other high peaks, a government panel said on Wednesday, following the deadliest climbing season in four years....
11:00, 08/14/2019

EU moves to tackle deforestation caused by chocolate and other products Campaigners hail scheme to protect and restore forests around the world as ‘pivotal step’ towards ensuring goods remain untaintedThe EU has taken a “pivotal step” towards addressing the deforestation caused by its consumption of soy, chocolate, meat ...
00:48, 07/25/2019

NYCHA admits it will miss Fed’s deadline to tackle rat problem The city’s embattled Housing Authority admitted Thursday it will miss its federally imposed deadline to slash the rat population that’s plaguing more than 70,000 of New York’s public housing apartments. The disclosure comes after federal monitor Bart...
13:48, 08/01/2019

Cities are using walls of moss to tackle air pollution from traffic Expensive moss walls are the latest trend to combat air pollution in major cities, but can a few square metres of plant matter really solve the problem?...
10:00, 08/20/2019

Snakebites kill around 200 people per day — now the WHO plans to tackle the problem The World Health Organization has a plan to reduce deaths and disability from snakebites by half. It's ambitious but possible, snakebite experts say....
14:00, 05/23/2019

Labour's McDonnell pledges to tackle 'scourge' of poverty John McDonnell is unveiling a socialist revolution aimed at reducing the "scourge" of poverty, which will be the centrepiece of Labour's manifesto in a general election....
23:48, 07/16/2019

Tackle Tiny DIY Projects With This $16 Cordless Rotary Tool If you don’t have the DIY inclinations to justify purchasing a real Dremel, this 3.7V cordless rotary tool from Tacklife is a low-power alternative for $16 with promo code 7UVGHSV2....
12:00, 05/15/2019

That Time Dave McKenna Played Offensive Tackle Our beloved colleague Dave McKenna tells good stories. He’s done a lot of cool shit, met many weird people in weird ways, and had his run-ins with the law. And after selfishly squirreling all his stories away in Slack and our brains for years, we’ve ...
13:32, 05/15/2019

Lithuanian presidential hopefuls promise to tackle inequality Lithuanians came out in large numbers to vote in a tightly contested presidential election on Sunday to replace outgoing Dalia Grybauskaite, the Baltic nation's "Iron Lady" who was one of the European Union's most outspoken critics of Russia....
10:00, 05/12/2019

Advisors help clients tackle the complexities of Social Security More financial advisors are helping their clients with Social Security. The decisions are a lot more complicated than whether to file earlier or later....
05:48, 05/01/2019

U.S. wants military cooperation pact with Sri Lanka to tackle red tape: TV The United States wants a special forces cooperation agreement with Sri Lanka to sidestep bureaucracy and has no intention of setting up a military base in the country, the American ambassador to the island nation said in a television interview....
02:00, 07/21/2019

Jordan reshuffles cabinet to tackle economic challenges AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan’s King Abdullah II has approved a cabinet shuffle amid escalating economic pressures, bringing new officials into such key portfolios as interior, planning and labor. Jordanian Prime Minister Omar Razzaz announced th...
09:00, 05/09/2019

It's Time for Star Trek to Tackle Climate Change It’s a great time to be a Star Trek fan. After years of lying low like a dormant space tardigrade, the franchise is bursting with new life. But while there are some modern, topical issues Star Trek: Discovery is trying harder than its predecessors to...
17:16, 05/02/2019

Facebook steps up work in AI to systematically tackle its problems At F8, Facebook executives showcased the state-of-the-art systems they’re using to address everything from exclusionary algorithms to bad actors posting hard-to-spot content....
12:00, 05/01/2019

Revealed: UK government failing to tackle rise of serious air pollutant Investigation reveals no plan is in place to tackle increase in levels of agricultural ammonia, a gas contributing to thousands of deaths in UK aloneAnalysis: dealing with ammonia is an urgent health problemTesting reveals hotspots at UK farmsOne of ...
08:32, 06/13/2019

France failing to tackle climate emergency, report says Stark warning comes as UK commits to net zero emissions target for 2050France is falling behind on tackling the climate emergency despite ambitious promises to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, a new report has found, saying Paris is worryingly far fr...
14:00, 06/25/2019

World's central banks tackle technology with innovation hub Central banks grappling with fast-changing financial technology and companies like Facebook moving into finance will aim to work together more closely through an innovation hub approved on Sunday by the Bank for International Settlements....
04:48, 06/30/2019

World's central banks to tackle technology with BIS innovation hub Central banks grappling with fast-changing financial technology and companies like Facebook moving into finance will aim to work together more closely through an innovation hub approved on Sunday by the Bank for International Settlements....
04:48, 06/30/2019

Police officer used his Taser on an NFL lineman. The player tried to tackle him Malik McDowell is a big man -- 6 feet, 6 inches tall, about 300 pounds. He was a star defensive lineman in college and a top NFL draft pick just two years ago....
03:32, 07/11/2019

Firefighters tackle blaze on Mount Hymettos near Athens A large fire fanned by strong winds that spread quickly over the slopes of Mount Hymettos near Athens was subsiding by early Monday, authorities said....
00:32, 08/13/2019

700 Firefighters Tackle Wildfires As Heatwave In Europe Breaks Records Hundreds of firefighters battled on Saturday to contain wildfires in southern France as a stifling heatwave brought record-breaking temperatures to parts of Europe, killing at least three people in......
13:00, 06/29/2019

49ers sign offensive tackle Joe Staley to 2-year extension The San Francisco 49ers have signed offensive tackle Joe Staley to a two-year extension that will keep the longest-tenured player on the team under contract through 2021        ...
20:32, 06/05/2019

Mexico sees 'better conditions' to tackle migration with next Guatemala leader Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday he hoped scope for cooperation with Guatemala on containing migrant flows from Central America to the United States would improve after the election of the country's next leader....
11:32, 06/03/2019

Mexico to ramp up southern border infrastructure to tackle migration Mexico must significantly improve border infrastructure on its southern frontier with Guatemala to make a success of a deal struck last week with the United States to reduce migration, Mexico's foreign minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Tuesday....
09:16, 06/11/2019

Aspiring Marine helped tackle gunman at Colorado school A heroic high school senior who wants to join the Marines helped tackle one of the shooters who left one classmate dead and eight others wounded at a Denver-area school, according to a report. Brendan Bialy and other fellow students managed to disarm...
05:00, 05/08/2019

Titans Pro Bowl left tackle says he's suspended 4 games Taylor Lewan, Tennessee's three-time Pro Bowl left tackle, says the NFL has suspended him for the first four games of the season for violating the league's policy on performance enhancers       ...
13:48, 07/24/2019

Mexico wants U.S. to reroute funds to tackle migrant surge: sources Mexico will propose the United States redirect security funding under the so-called "Merida Initiative" to boosting development of the Mexican southern border in talks aimed at resolving a dispute over migration, officials said on Wednesday....
13:32, 06/05/2019

PM Modi's Plan To Tackle Economy, Jobs: 2 New Cabinet Committees Prime Minister Narendra Modi is considering a proposal to set up cabinet committees to address the two biggest challenges his government faces - slowing growth and rising unemployment....
09:00, 06/05/2019

Sadiq Khan announces car-free day in London to tackle air pollution Event will take place on 22 September across 18 boroughs, with road closures and eventsSadiq Khan has announced plans to implement London’s biggest car-free day to date, closing 12.3 miles (20km) of roads in the centre of the capital in September.Roa...
02:00, 06/20/2019

Google pledges $1B to tackle housing crunch it helped create SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is making a $1 billion commitment to address the soaring price of housing in the San Francisco Bay Area, a problem that the internet company and its Silicon Valley peers helped create as the technology industry hired tens ...
16:32, 06/18/2019

Ethiopia plants 350m trees in a day to help tackle climate crisis National ‘green legacy’ initiative aims to reduce environmental degradationAbout 350m trees have been planted in a single day in Ethiopia, according to a government minister.The planting is part of a national “green legacy” initiative to grow 4bn tre...
12:48, 07/29/2019

Giants sign tackle Mike Remmers to solidify right side EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have a new right side of their offensive line. Two months after acquiring right guard Kevin Zeitler in a trade with the Cleveland Browns, the Giants found a new right tackle Tuesday, signing veteran fr...
10:32, 05/14/2019

Lewis Hamilton steps up mission to tackle F1’s ‘minimal diversity’ • World champion in talks with Motorsport UK to improve access• Pressure on Vettel as Ferrari seek improvement at Canadian GPLewis Hamilton is always outspoken about diversity in Formula One and has made his strongest commitment yet to changing the m...
09:00, 06/07/2019

EU asks court to force Spain, Bulgaria to tackle air pollution The EU executive on Thursday asked the bloc's top court to take action against Spain and Bulgaria over their poor air quality, warning that the countries were failing to protect citizens against pollution....
04:48, 07/25/2019

New York Giants' Pat Shurmur finds standout tackle and 'dog'ged defender After showing up to his Monday press conference with a fresh scrape on the left side of his face, the Giants' second-year coach revealed to reporters he'd been sacked by his dog, the New York Post reported....
13:32, 08/13/2019

Liverpool friendly defeat to Sevilla marred by horror tackle "Liverpool were beaten 2-1 by Sevilla during their International Champions Cup encounter in Boston, but the match will be remembered for a dreadful tackle from Joris Gnagon on Yasser Larouci."...
02:16, 07/22/2019

Denmark’s New Prime Minister Vows to Tackle Climate Change Mette Frederiksen, leader of the center-left Social Democrats, will head a minority government that pledged a 70 percent cut in carbon emissions by 2030....
09:32, 06/26/2019

Lagarde will have 'very little' left to tackle any euro zone weakness, bank CEO says The next European Central Bank (ECB) chief will have "very little" ammunition left to prop up the euro zone in times of economic stress, according to the CEO of Austrian banking group Erste....
06:00, 07/26/2019

U.N. Ebola chief to tackle security, political issues in Congo The United Nations named an Emergency Ebola Response Coordinator on Thursday to help improve efforts to contain a 10-month epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo that has killed more than 1,200 people....
02:32, 05/23/2019

Hundreds of firefighters tackle wildfires in Portugal, village evacuated Hundreds of firefighters are currently working to combat serious wildfires in central Portugal that ripped through the region, forcing evacuations on Sunday, while injuring 12 civilians and eight firefighters, according to authorities....
15:00, 07/21/2019

UPDATE 1-World's central banks tackle technology with innovation hub Central banks grappling with fast-changing financial technology and companies like Facebook moving into finance will aim to work together more closely through an innovation hub approved on Sunday by the Bank for International Settlements....
04:48, 06/30/2019

India sends out 250 civil servants to try to tackle water shortages India is sending more than 250 civil servants to some of the driest areas of the vast country as part of efforts by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government to tackle water shortages....
10:16, 07/01/2019

Watch: Panthers' Luke Kuechly clobbers kid with tackle at camp Star linebacker Luke Kuechly took out a boy with a big tackle during a drill at a youth football camp he hosted with Carolina Panthers teammate D.J. Moore....
15:32, 07/11/2019

Govt 'out of step' after rejecting proposals to tackle throwaway fashion Calls for a levy on clothing sales to tackle labour abuses and environmental damage caused by "throwaway fashion" have been rejected by the government....
00:00, 06/18/2019

Is the 2020 Olympics an opportunity for Japan to tackle seafood sustainability? From tuna to sea urchin, Japanese cuisine is all about seafood. But with fish stocks critically endangered, tourists sampling local delicacies may be harming marine life more than they realize....
16:48, 08/19/2019

49ers offensive tackle Davis seeks reinstatement from retirement Nearly three years after he retired from the NFL over concussion concerns, San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle Anthony Davis has requested reinstatement to the league in a letter to commissioner Roger Goodell, Pro Football Talk reported....
11:48, 05/03/2019

Consensus among G7 ministers to tackle Facebook's Libra: French chair G7 ministers meeting in France on Wednesday agreed on the need to confront the emergence of digital currencies following Facebook's plans to launch its Libra digital coin, a French G7 presidency source said on Wednesday....
16:16, 07/17/2019

Breaking taboos, Germany's main churches tackle suicide More Germans die every year from suicide than from traffic accidents, AIDS, drugs and murder combined. Germany’s two main churches now want to promote suicide prevention....
12:16, 05/04/2019

Massachusetts latest state to push ban on tackle football for kids Lawmakers argue that the ban would be for kids' safety, citing research on brain trauma. Some parents and coaches are calling it government overreach....
15:32, 05/03/2019

World’s nations gather to tackle wildlife extinction crisis Giraffes, sharks, glass frogs - and the woolly mammoth - may get boosted protection at summitFrom giraffes to sharks, the world’s endangered species could gain better protection at an international wildlife conference.The triennial summit of Conventi...
12:48, 08/17/2019

G7 finance chiefs agree to tackle digital tax challenges: summary G7 finance ministers agreed to address the tax challenges raised by the digital economy and push ahead with plans for a minimum corporate tax level, a draft of the chair's summary seen by Reuters said on Thursday....
14:00, 07/18/2019

U.K. Police’s Plan to Tackle Domestic Abuse: Blunt Knives A pilot proposal by the Nottinghamshire Police to replace sharp knives in victims’ kitchens with blunt-tipped instruments to prevent their partners from stabbing them to death was denounced as “ludicrous.”...
06:32, 06/14/2019

Ireland to unveil bold plan to tackle climate emergency Action to curb greenhouse gases and move towards net zero carbon emissions by 2050Ireland is preparing to unveil an ambitious plan to tackle the climate emergency by weaning the state, businesses, farms and households off fossil fuels.The government ...
08:16, 06/17/2019

Solar farms could be wildlife havens that tackle biodiversity crisis UK’s solar farms could provide habitats and food for wildlife, says a new report – but critics worry that planned larger farms will be less wildlife-friendly...
05:32, 06/25/2019

Consensus among G7 ministers to tackle Facebook's Libra - French chair G7 ministers meeting in France on Wednesday agreed on the need to confront the emergence of digital currencies following Facebook's plans to launch its Libra digital coin, a French G7 presidency source said on Wednesday....
11:16, 07/17/2019

G20 environment ministers agree to tackle marine plastic waste Reduction of marine plastic trash was one of the major issues at the G20 summit of environment ministers in Japan. Delegates also discussed the future of energy security following the tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman....
09:16, 06/16/2019

GTA 5 Online Casino Money: Best way to make money, chips in the GTA Online Diamond Casino? GTA Online just released a new update with the Diamond Casino. So if you're looking to strike it rich, this guide will tell you how to make as much money as possible in the new Grand Theft Auto Diamond Casino & Resort....
09:48, 07/25/2019

North Korea fires projectiles, rejects South Korea's 'senseless' dialogue pledge North Korea launched at least two projectiles into the sea on Friday, South Korea's military said, shortly after Pyongyang described South Korea's president as "impudent" and vowed that inter-Korean talks are over....
20:00, 08/15/2019

House judiciary panel will come back early to tackle gun control bills The House judiciary committee will return to Washington, D.C., early to take up three gun control bills in the wake of mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio....
01:32, 08/17/2019

Arkansas defensive tackle Briston Guidry retiring after seven knee surgeries University of Arkansas defensive tackle Briston Guidry said he is retiring from football after undergoing seven knee surgeries in the last few years....
18:48, 05/15/2019

Australian detective wins praise for textbook tackle of suspected stalker An Australian detective interrupted his own news conference to complete a textbook tackle of a man now charged with public nuisance and stalking offences, prompting widespread praise for his sporting skills....
01:00, 06/19/2019

Much shorter working weeks needed to tackle climate crisis – study UK workers must move to nine-hour week if carbon levels do not change, says thinktankPeople across Europe will need to work drastically fewer hours to avoid disastrous climate heating unless there is a radical decarbonising of the economy, according ...
04:48, 05/22/2019

California politicians need to focus on the crisis here before they tackle global issues, Jim Breslo says Attorney and podcast host Jim Breslo has argued that California politicians need to focus their attention on the worsening public health conditions in their home state before tackling larger global issues....
07:32, 06/03/2019

Rory Stewart defends UK aid target and vows to tackle climate 'emergency' New development minister mounts staunch defence of 0.7% commitment and says DfID will keep spending on climate changeRory Stewart, the new secretary of state for international development, has reiterated his support for the government’s commitment to...
07:48, 05/02/2019

Ministers reject plans for 1p per garment levy to tackle fast fashion Government backs only voluntary measures for clothing industry despite rising environmental costs Ministers have rejected recommendations from MPs to clean up the huge environmental impact of fast fashion, which sees 300,000 tonnes of clothing burned...
00:00, 06/18/2019

Cyprus begins lionfish cull to tackle threat to Mediterranean ecosystem Voracious fish are bleeding into ocean ‘like a cut artery’, says top marine biologistCyprus has held its first organised cull of lionfish after numbers of the invasive species have proliferated in recent years, threatening the Mediterranean ecosystem...
18:00, 05/29/2019

Goldsmiths bans beef from university cafes to tackle climate crisis University of London college will also seek to limit single-use plasticsA university has banned the sale of beef in campus food outlets in order to help tackle the climate emergency.Goldsmiths, University of London, is also attempting to phase out si...
19:32, 08/12/2019

UN boosts humanitarian appeal to help tackle Zimbabwe’s ‘worst-ever’ hunger crisis With Zimbabwe now experiencing its “worst-ever hunger crisis”, the UN food relief agency has revised its humanitarian appeal to step up food assistance to people most affected by drought, flooding, and economic stagnation. ...
11:48, 08/07/2019

Japan's plastic problem: Tokyo spearheads push at G20 to tackle waste World’s second biggest producer of plastic waste per capita vows to put its plastic mountain on map at summitOne of the joys of traveling on Japan’s bullet trains is tucking into an ekiben “station bento”. But it is also a reminder of the country’s a...
00:48, 06/27/2019

Kamal Nath Seeks Rs 800 Crore From Centre To Tackle Crime Against Women Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath has met Home Minister Amit Shah and asked him to release over Rs 800 crore as central grant to check crime against women and children in his state more......
18:32, 06/17/2019

G20 to tackle ocean plastic waste as petrochemical producers expand in Asia Japan wants to make reducing the glut of plastic waste in the oceans a priority at the Group of 20 summit it is hosting this month as governments around the world crack down on such pollution....
06:16, 06/13/2019

Aamir Khan To NDTV On How India Can Tackle Its Water Crisis: Highlights As parts of the country grapple with acute water scarcity, actor Aamir Khan, the ambassador of the 'Jal Shakti Abhiyan' is echoing the need for water conservation to contribute to a better future.......
13:00, 07/03/2019

More funding needed to tackle child labour in agriculture says UN, marking World Day The number of children working in agriculture has increased by 10 million since 2012, which is why on Wednesday’s World Day Against Child Labour, the UN agency for the sector is urging countries to allocate more funding to address a global surge in s...
15:32, 06/12/2019

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis Tackle Tabloid Rumors in the Most Hilarious Way Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are setting the record straight on this ridiculous split rumors. Since the speculation is so silly, the famous actors decided to address the salacious gossip......
19:48, 06/19/2019

Germany planning to access voice assistant data to tackle crime German authorities are working on guidelines to allow them to access data held by voice assistants like Amazon's Alexa or smart fridges to help them fight crime, a spokesman for the interior ministry said on Wednesday....
08:00, 06/05/2019

As Dieselgate scandal widens, will Germany finally tackle transport emissions? Facing their biggest scandal in recent history, German automakers are scrambling to save face. Environmentalists view their overtures with skepticism, but say recent developments point to a tipping point on the horizon...
11:48, 05/01/2019

China faces long struggle to tackle African swine fever: OIE It will take years for China to contain the deadly African swine fever virus that has spread throughout the country, which is the world's biggest pork producer, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) said on Tuesday....
09:32, 05/28/2019

‘Do everything in your power to tackle climate change’ UN chief urges on Mother Earth Day Marking International Mother Earth Day, the UN on Monday debated how best to build “an equitable and sustainable future” for all, through enhanced education and climate action, on the road to a key international summit on the issue due to take place ...
10:00, 04/28/2019

Unilever staff took part in DNA experiment to tackle unconscious bias – here's what they found out Consumer goods giant Unilever has taken the unusual step of having some of its marketing staff read their own DNA profiles to see whether finding out about their heritage has an impact on their unconscious biases....
16:00, 06/16/2019

Britain’s first climate assembly agrees plan for council to tackle crisis Camden citizens’ proposals focus on housing, transport and green spaceBritain’s first climate assembly has agreed on 17 proposals for action to tackle the climate crisis, including installing solar panels on all available roofs and cutting fossil fue...
11:16, 07/21/2019

UK regulator tells Facebook, eBay to tackle sale of fake reviews Britain's competition watchdog on Friday told Facebook and eBay to go through their websites and crack down on the sale of fake and misleading online reviews....
07:48, 06/21/2019

Bills claim tackle Wesley off waivers; sign tight end Deane The Buffalo Bills have claimed offensive tackle De'Ondre Wesley off waivers and also signed tight end Mik'Quan Deane        ...
16:32, 05/22/2019

Brazilian e-commerce firm B2W tests drones to tackle logistics challenges Brazilian retailer B2W Companhia Digital SA is testing the use of drones to transport products from its distribution centers and hubs to its stores, in a push to gain efficiency and tackle the country's complicated logistics and security issues....
18:16, 07/04/2019

On Albania border patrol, EU's Frontex helps tackle migrant flow Patrolling dirt paths on sun-baked hills bordering Greece, a European police team is helping Albania intercept more of the migrants trying to reach European Union states to the north....
10:00, 07/24/2019

Brazil gears up to enhance data analytics to tackle benefit fraud Interoperability and workforce training to use more data in decision-making are at the core of projects underpinning the reform of the country's pension system....
09:32, 07/12/2019

NFL suspends Titans tackle Taylor Lewan four games over failed PED test NFL has suspended Titans offensive lineman Taylor Lewan four games for violating PED policy, Lewan said in a video he posted to Twitter on Wednesday.       ...
13:48, 07/24/2019

Power traders tackle renewables puzzle in Danish 'Silicon Valley' Far from the sprawling financial hubs of London or Frankfurt, high-tech traders in the Danish university city of Aarhus are driving rapid change in European power markets, easing the shift to renewables with technology that also carries some risks....
00:48, 07/23/2019

Mobile operator Vodafone cuts dividend to tackle debt burden Vodafone slashed its dividend on Tuesday, reversing a pledge to maintain one of the biggest payouts in Britain so it can build 5G networks and complete its looming acquisition of Liberty Global assets....
05:32, 05/14/2019

Improve contraception access to tackle wildlife crisis, urges campaign Groups say expanding access to contraception can improve lives and help save wildlifeA UN-backed campaign has been launched to help tackle the destruction of wildlife by boosting people’s access to contraception. Growing human populations often under...
00:00, 07/11/2019

Kristen Gillibrand unveils plan to tackle mental health 'crisis' Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand unveiled a plan Tuesday to take on the "mental health crisis" in the United States and remove the stigma that she said has existed for too long....
15:00, 08/20/2019

Tents, toilets, transport: eco-friendly festivals tackle the unholy trinity Event organisers have already gone to war on plastic bottles and diesel generators, with the full support of music fansWhen Chris Johnson first started putting on outdoor parties with his mates, they were small, impromptu and shambolic – or “really g...
04:32, 06/23/2019

Japan to resume effort to tackle contaminated water problem at Fukushima Japan is resuming efforts to disperse a build-up of contaminated water at Tokyo Electric Power's wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant that is stalling progress on cleaning up the site, the government said on Thursday....
12:48, 08/08/2019

Tree planting 'has mind-blowing potential' to tackle climate crisis Research shows a trillion trees could be planted to capture huge amount of carbon dioxidePlanting billions of trees across the world is by far the biggest and cheapest way to tackle the climate crisis, according to scientists, who have made the first...
12:32, 07/04/2019

Carrefour and TerraCycle launch 'Loop' test in Paris to tackle waste French retailer Carrefour and U.S. waste recycling company TerraCycle launched on Tuesday the test for their 'Loop' initiative which they hope will tackle the problems of plastic waste threatening to destroy the environment....
09:32, 05/14/2019

Vodafone CEO Nick Read Slashes Dividend To Tackle Debt Burden The company cut the full-year dividend to 9 eurocents a share from 15.07 eurocents in its financial 2018 year and below the 14.55 eurocents that had been expected...
03:48, 05/14/2019

Bayer lifted by new plan to tackle glyphosate lawsuits, Elliott approval Bayer shares jumped on Thursday after it revealed plans aimed at resolving multi-billion dollar lawsuits linked to glyphosate, a move welcomed by activist shareholder Elliott, which has taken a sizeable stake in the chemicals company....
09:48, 06/27/2019

Chinese, German army medics tackle cholera in joint drill German and Chinese soldiers have wrapped up a two-week joint exercise in Bavaria — the first of its kind on German soil. Maximiliane Koschyk reports from the Feldkirchen army base....
14:16, 07/17/2019

Amit Shah Says Centre Formulating Strategy To Tackle Drugs In Punjab Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday informed Chief Minister Amarinder Singh that the central government was formulating a detailed strategy to tackle the problem of drugs in Punjab and Jammu and......
16:32, 06/27/2019

Tackle All of Your Outdoor Projects This Summer With This GreenWorks Power Tools Sale If you’ve been waiting for a nice day to get work done in the yard, clear skies seem to be heading your way. Take advantage of today’s GreenWorks Power Equipment Gold Box and get some tools on sale. You can snag a lawn mower for $100 off....
21:32, 05/19/2019

Billions of extra trees may give us 20 years to tackle climate change The world could support nearly 1 billion hectares of extra forest, covering the size of the United States and giving us 20 more years to tackle climate change...
21:48, 07/04/2019

Potential match-ups: Dimitrov to tackle Tsitsipas and Stephens to face Muguruza? "The second week of Grand Slam action always provides some big match-ups, but here are a few potential clashes to get the tongue wagging before the quarter-finals roll around at Roland Garros…"...
12:48, 05/29/2019

The UN’s unyielding effort to tackle sexual abuse and exploitation: our quarterly update In the first quarter of 2019, according to latest figures released on Thursday, the United Nations recorded a total of 37 allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) against UN personnel, including civilian and uniformed personnel from peaceke...
12:16, 05/30/2019

LSU frat ordered pledge to chug 190-proof liquor at 'Bible study' event. He died A Louisiana State University student has testified Phi Delta Theta fraternity members ordered a pledge to chug hard liquor before he died.        ...
08:32, 07/12/2019

Prince William launches campaign at Wembley to help men tackle mental health through football Prince William today spoke at the home of football to launch a new campaign which uses the sport to get more people — particularly men — talking about mental health....
04:16, 05/15/2019

Eight million jobs, $9tn in spending: Jay Inslee's radical plan to tackle climate change The Washington governor and Democratic 2020 hopeful wants to decarbonize the economy while boosting employmentJay Inslee, the governor of Washington state, is introducing a second portion of his climate change plan as most Democratic contenders for p...
09:48, 05/16/2019

London mayor Sadiq Khan announces car-free day to tackle pollution crisis London is to get a much-needed breath of fresh air on its most extensive car-free day to date, with 12.4 miles (20km) of road to be closed in the centre of the British capital....
08:16, 06/20/2019

One way to tackle homophobia and hate? Take a leaf out of Nick Cave's book | Eleni Stefanou The rock star’s response to a fan letter shows how powerful meeting intolerance with generosity can beNick Cave launched a newsletter last year to connect with his fans. They ask him questions and he replies. They want to know how “you forgive yourse...
08:00, 07/26/2019

China vows to tackle dead pig scam amid swine fever epidemic Criminal gangs in China are faking outbreaks of African swine fever on farms free of the disease and forcing farmers to sell their healthy pigs at sharply lower prices, the agriculture ministry said on Friday....
05:00, 07/12/2019

Corner Office: Leana Wen of Planned Parenthood Wants to Tackle the ‘Fundamental Unfairness in Our System’ Dr. Wen immigrated to the U.S. at 7, graduated college at 18, became a Rhodes scholar and is now at the front lines of the fight over women’s health care rights....
12:48, 05/02/2019

Beto O'Rourke's First Policy Proposal Is a $5 Trillion Plan to Tackle Climate Change If you want further proof the 2020 presidential election will be the first presidential election where climate change is treated like it really matters, let me direct you to Beto O’Rourke. The former member of Congress’ biggest climate moment to date...
13:32, 04/29/2019

Boutique bank run by Macron donor could help tackle hurdles to Fiat/Renault deal The ties between French banker Benoit d'Angelin and President Emmanuel Macron could prove useful as d'Angelin's boutique firm joins Goldman Sachs and Nomura to help arrange Fiat's proposed merger with Renault....
13:48, 05/27/2019

California DMV gets makeover designed to tackle long lines, faulty computer systems California Gov. Gavin Newsom appointed tech-focused Steve Gordon to run the state's broken Department of Motor Vehicles, putting a focus on READ IDs.        ...
14:00, 07/24/2019

British regulator asks Facebook, eBay to tackle sale of fake reviews Britain's competition watchdog on Friday asked Facebook and eBay to conduct an urgent review of their websites to stop the sale of fake and misleading online reviews....
06:16, 06/21/2019

U.N. creates new Ebola chief role to tackle security, political issues in Congo The United Nations named an Emergency Ebola Response Coordinator on Thursday, creating a new position to boost efforts to contain a 10-month epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo that has killed more than 1,200 people....
04:48, 05/23/2019

INSIGHT-Power traders tackle renewables puzzle in Danish "Silicon Valley" Far from the sprawling financial hubs of London or Frankfurt, high-tech traders in the Danish university city of Aarhus are driving rapid change in European power markets, easing the shift to renewables with technology that also carries some risks....
00:48, 07/23/2019

‘Bicycle Kingdom’ makes a comeback, as China seeks solutions to tackle air pollution crisis Cars have replaced bicycles as the primary means of transport in many Chinese cities but, with air pollution a major problem for the country, the bike is making a comeback, thanks to digital technology, and some 21st Century thinking....
17:32, 06/03/2019

Former 49ers offensive tackle Anthony Davis eyes return three years after retirement, per report Anthony Davis retired in 2016 but now says he appreciates "the strides the NFL is making to protect players and better the game for all."        ...
20:00, 05/03/2019

HBO 'Watchmen' series to tackle white supremacy, police brutality — with Robert Redford as President Robert Redford will star as himself — and the longest-serving President in United States history — in the upcoming HBO series "Watchmen," based on the classic DC graphic novel....
11:16, 07/25/2019

Bose's Latest Headphones Tackle a New Frontier of Noise Canceling, But Is It Worth the Extra Cash? The new Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 aren’t so much a successor to the current QC35 II headphones. Instead, they’re an addition to Bose’s line of noise-canceling headphones. A pricy addition. At $400 the 700s are $50 more than the QC35s. The ...
20:32, 06/05/2019

Civil rights activists slam Facebook's 'insufficient' attempts to tackle hate on its platform Facebook's latest update on its ongoing companywide civil rights audit has been criticized by activists who say that the social network needs to do much more to tackle hate on its platform. ...
10:48, 07/01/2019

Packers release veteran defensive tackle Mike Daniels after failed trade efforts After failing to swing a trade, the Green Bay Packers released veteran defensive lineman Mike Daniels in favor of a group of younger players.       ...
13:48, 07/24/2019

Philip Hammond won’t tackle the climate crisis. But a Green New Deal would | Molly Scott Cato The chancellor says we can’t afford to save ourselves. Let’s leave such absurd thinking behind – and invest in green policies• Molly Scott Cato is the Green MEP for the South West of EnglandI’m surprised I can still be shocked at the incompetence and...
14:00, 06/06/2019

Apple's latest iPhone ads tackle privacy, encryption, and recycling in simple but effective ways Apple has uploaded not one and not two, but three new iPhone ads to the company's official YouTube channel for Australia (for some reason) in the past 24 hours, highlighting topics that have been the center of attention of various previous publicity ...
06:16, 06/24/2019

Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful Kamala Harris unveils plan to tackle rape kit backlog U.S. Senator Kamala Harris on Thursday pledged the nation's backlog of rape kits needing review would be processed by the end of her first four-year term if elected president....
12:48, 07/11/2019

'Act now with ambition and urgency' to tackle the world’s ‘grave climate emergency’, UN chief urges UAE meeting The world is facing “a grave climate emergency”, Secretary-General António Guterres told a climate meeting in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) capital of Abu Dhabi on Sunday, urging all participants to “seize this opportunity to take bold climate actio...
15:48, 06/30/2019

City rolls out plan to tackle invasive species and temporarily preserve Winnipeg’s ash trees The city will be proactively removing infected trees, as well injecting ash trees with insecticides which can kill the ash-borer larvae inside the trunks....
14:32, 06/14/2019

Tackle ‘tsunami of hatred’ across the world urges Guterres, to counter anti-Semitism, racism and intolerance The “multi-headed monster” of intolerance, has created a visible and violent “tsunami of hatred” that is gathering speed across the world, said Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday....
12:32, 06/26/2019

Wars have rules: 5 things the UN humanitarian chief wants countries to tackle so human suffering in conflict can be minimized With the rights and lives of millions of women, children and men uprooted by conflict every year, the UN Security Council held a special meeting on Monday to examine ways to promote and strengthen the rule of law, especially in the humanitarian field...
09:16, 04/28/2019

‘Economic Version of Black Lives Matter’: Nipsey Hussle Planned to Tackle Gentrification Before His Life Was Cut Short The stories of Nipsey Hussle’s entrepreneurship and community activism were legion following his being gunned down in front of the store he owned in South Los Angeles....
02:48, 05/09/2019

Colombia: ‘Terrible trend’ of rights defenders killed, harassed; UN calls for ‘significant effort’ to tackle impunity Alarmed by the “strikingly high number” of human rights defenders being killed, harassed and threatened in Colombia, the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) in the country on Friday, called on authorities to “make a significant effort” to “tackle the ende...
11:32, 05/10/2019

Liverpool provide Yasser Larouci injury update after Joris Gnagnon horror tackle in Sevilla friendly Liverpool are 'optimistic' that Yasser Larouci was not seriously injured by the shocking challenge that forced him out of Sunday's friendly meeting with Sevilla....
02:48, 07/24/2019

Beto O'Rourke says we have '10 years' left to tackle climate change, blames Trump for rise in hate crimes Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, has made a series of eyebrow-raising claims in a new interview, including that we have 10 years to fix climate change and that President Trump is responsible for a rise in hate crimes across the country....
14:00, 06/21/2019

Liverpool 1 Sevilla 2: Yasser Larouci injured by Joris Gnagnon horror tackle in feisty Fenway Park loss Liverpool fell to their second pre-season defeat in a row with a 2-1 loss against Sevilla, though the match lost the right to be called a friendly after Joris Gnagnon's disgraceful red-card challenge led to Yasser Larouci being stretchered off in the...
19:48, 07/21/2019

Gas and oil firms reclassified under non-renewables on LSE Trade group says change may have opposite intended effect towards low carbon futureOil and gas companies listed on the London Stock Exchange have been reclassified under a non-renewable energy category in a move designed to distinguish between heavil...
06:32, 07/03/2019

Our IT Is So Good, Let's Sell It, Firms Say Companies outside the technology sector are stepping into the software market, selling digital tools developed by their own information-technology teams to other businesses, with some firms even spinning off tech units....
03:48, 07/09/2019

China top internet firms pump 45% more into R&D Led by Alibaba, China's top 100 internet companies invested 153.87 billion yuan (US$21.85 billion) in research and development last year, up 45% year-on-year and accounting for 10% of their overall revenue....
03:32, 08/18/2019

Top CEOs Say Firms Have Duties Beyond Shareholder Value The leaders of some of America’s biggest companies are chipping away at the long-held notion that corporate decision-making should revolve around what is best for shareholders....
14:16, 08/19/2019

How 100-year-old firms stay relevant Many legacy Fortune 500 firms are no longer market leaders because their focus remains on protecting their traditional business in this era of digital transformation...
08:00, 07/23/2019

PRECIOUS-Gold firms below $1,500 after slide Gold prices held steady on Tuesday after posting their biggest daily decline in a month in the previous session, plummeting below a key psychological level of $1,500 an ounce....
21:48, 08/19/2019

One-third of EU firms hit hard by US-China trade war The ongoing trade tensions between the world's two largest economies and tit-for-tat tariffs have adversely affected the fortunes of many European companies in China, a new survey reveals. The outlook remains gloomy....
06:16, 05/20/2019

US could blacklist up to five Chinese surveillance firms Following the recent executive order that banned US firms from doing business with Huawei, the US is now considering adding up to five Chinese firms specializing in video surveillance to a blacklist that would bar them from using US components or sof...
11:16, 05/22/2019

More U.S. firms making changes in response to climate concerns A survey found that two-thirds of corporate decision-makers who are aware of grave climate-change reports have reviewed or changed their energy management strategies....
21:00, 06/14/2019

Investors keep food firms on warning over antibiotics An investor group managing some $5 trillion said it was pleased with the steps taken by fast-food companies to cut the use of antibiotics in their products and will continue to monitor firms as its three-year-long engagement comes to an end....
01:48, 05/20/2019

China says opposes U.S. trying to smear Chinese firms China's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that China opposes the United States smearing Chinese companies, after media reports that the U.S. administration is considering Huawei-like sanctions on Chinese video surveillance firm Hikvision....
01:00, 05/22/2019

US firms could resume Huawei sales 'in weeks' American technology firms could be permitted to resume business with Huawei within the next “two to four weeks” as the US ban on sales to the Chinese mobile giant is relaxed.After years of passive hostility, Washington effectively black...
05:32, 07/15/2019

Broadband firms must tell customers about best deals-UK regulator British broadband, phone and pay-TV firms must tell customers about their best deals to encourage them to switch away from uncompetitive contracts long after the initial offer period ends, British telecoms regulator Ofcom said on Wednesday....
00:16, 05/15/2019

Oil firms as OPEC+ poised to extend supply cut Oil prices were up on Monday as OPEC and its allies looked on track to extend supply cuts until at least the end of 2019 at their meeting in Vienna this week....
06:32, 07/01/2019

Panasonic Joins Firms Stepping Away From Huawei After US Ban Japan's Panasonic said Thursday it would stop supplying some components to Huawei, joining a growing list of firms distancing themselves from the Chinese telecoms giant....
06:16, 05/23/2019

U.S. firms hire 275,000 workers in April, most nine months: ADP U.S. private employers added 275,000 jobs in April, well above economists' expectations and the most since last July, supporting the view of a solid domestic labor market, a report by a payrolls processor showed on Wednesday....
09:48, 05/01/2019

US Firms Can Sell Technology to Huawei, Trump Says "US companies can sell their equipment to Huawei," Trump told reporters in Osaka hours after sealing a tariff truce with Chinese President Xi Jinping....
05:48, 06/29/2019

Advisory firms say AIG shareholders should vote 'no' on executive pay American International Group Inc shareholders should vote against compensation packages for top executives at the insurer's annual meeting next week, according to two advisory firms that hold sway over investor votes....
17:48, 05/15/2019

US says could sanction Turkish defence firms beyond F-35 suppliers Washington is looking at imposing financial sanctions on Turkish firms beyond those that build parts for the Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jet, over Ankara's plans to buy a Russian air defence system, a top Pentagon official said on Monday....
11:48, 06/17/2019

China says foreign firms welcome to participate in 5G market China's industry ministry said on Thursday that it will continue to welcome foreign enterprises to actively participate in the country's 5G market after it granted licences to four domestic companies....
23:16, 06/05/2019

APAC firms must transform cybersecurity approach With the number of data breaches escalating and threat landscape fast evolving, Asia-Pacific enterprises will have to think outside the box and transform their cybersecurity strategy, especially since current tools are no longer effective in staving ...
22:00, 07/18/2019

The Latest: Huawei: US actions should worry other firms too BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on U.S. restrictions on sales to Chinese technology giant Huawei (all times local): 7:00 p.m. Chinese tech giant Huawei’s top executive in the European Union is lashing out at the Trump administration’s recently ...
05:00, 05/21/2019

Seeking Stability in Europe, U.S. Firms Get Out the Vote Several big American companies are joining European peers and business associations in urging employees and the general public to vote in elections for the European Union Parliament....
05:32, 05/23/2019

China issues 5G licenses to four local firms China's tech industry ministry on Thursday granted 5G licenses to China Telecom, China Mobile, China Unicom and China Broadcasting Network Corp, marking a major benchmark in China's race to deploy and popularize 5G....
23:16, 06/05/2019

Opinion: Are the good years over for German firms? When BASF, the world's largest chemical company, drastically slashes its earnings forecast, it's an alarm signal for the German economy as a whole, say DW's Henrik Böhme....
16:32, 07/10/2019

NGO's softly-softly tactics tackle labor abuses at Malaysia factories Transparentem didn’t rush to expose abuses at five factories and shame their western customers – instead it asked the companies to work with the factories to fix the problemsThe 18-month investigation unearthed serious abuses at five apparel factorie...
06:16, 06/22/2019

Opinion: Firms Must Value Workers Like Shareholders, Says Raghuram Rajan While corporations cannot, and should not, take on responsibilities that are properly those of the government or the local community, they can do better for themselves and for society by explicitly......
10:16, 05/01/2019

Chinese EV start-up boss: new premium firms won't survive WM Motor EX5 Freeman Shen, who runs ambitious Chinese newcomer WM Motor, says his firm won't follow Tesla by aiming at premium market The boss of new Chinese EV firm WM Motor believes the challenge of establishing a brand means that premium start-...
07:32, 05/14/2019

Motorbike taxi firms rev up for race into West Africa Motorcycle taxi companies are expanding in West Africa with backing from investors betting that the meteoric rise of two-wheeled taxi firms in Asia can be replicated in some of the fastest growing countries in the world....
12:00, 06/12/2019

U.S., China firms scramble as new tariffs hurt business Shanghai wine importer Alex Chen has spent the last 10 days moving all his American wines - from chardonnays to zinfandels - out of warehouses in the city's free trade zone before they are hit with an extra tariff that kicks in on Saturday....
01:00, 05/31/2019

UK firms likely to cancel investments after a no-deal Brexit: BoE's Broadbent British companies are likely to cancel projects that they have put on hold because of uncertainty about Brexit if the country leaves the European Union without a deal to smooth the shock, Bank of England Deputy Governor Ben Broadbent said on Monday....
10:32, 05/20/2019

Most big CO2 emitting firms not on track for climate goals: report Only one in eight of the world's most-polluting companies are on track to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions in line with global temperature goals, a study funded by investors with $14 trillion under management found on Wednesday....
07:32, 07/10/2019