Sunday, 16 June 2019

Expectations low for Trump-Xi talks, preparations limited

WASHINGTON/BEIJING President Donald Trump says he wants to meet with President Xi Jinping at the June 28-29 G20 summit in Osaka, Japan and will decide...

U.S. eases some restrictions on China’s Huawei to keep networks operating

The U.S. government on Monday temporarily eased some trade restrictions imposed last week on China’s Huawei, a move that sought to minimize disruption for...

WhatsApp informs Irish regulator of ‘serious security vulnerability’

DUBLIN Facebook’s WhatsApp has informed its lead regulator in the European Union, Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner (DPC), of a serious security vulnerability on its...

Disney delays ‘Avatar 2,’ sets dates for new ‘Star Wars’ films

LOS ANGELES Walt Disney Co on Tuesday pushed back the release of James Cameron’s sequel to box-office champion “Avatar” by a year, to December 2021,...

Google says Singapore’s fake news law may hurt innovation

SINGAPORE Google said on Thursday an anti-fake news law passed by Singapore’s parliament could stunt innovation, a quality that the city-state wants to nurture under...

New Zealand targets agricultural emissions in climate change bill

WELLINGTON New Zealand’s government will introduce legislation to tackle climate change on Wednesday which includes a target for cutting methane emissions from livestock by at...

‘New economics’: the way to save the planet?

LONDON The science is in: the endless pursuit of economic growth is devouring the foundations of life on Earth, and no country – rich or...

Royal baby Archie: Prince Harry and Meghan name their ‘bundle of joy’

WINDSOR, England Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan announced on Wednesday they had named their newborn son Archie as they showed him off...

Nestle, rivals vie for big baby formula prize in China’s smaller cities

LONDON/BEIJING Nestle plans to launch a new line of baby formula in China this year under an existing brand, targeted at smaller cities, as...

Google plans new browser tools on privacy, ad transparency

CALIFORNIA Alphabet Inc unit Google in the coming months plans to introduce new internet browser tools to limit how users’ web activity is tracked by...

Toyota sees smaller-than-expected profit rise in 2019/2020

TOKYO Toyota Motor Corp forecast on Wednesday a 3.3 percent rise in operating profit for the current year due to cost reduction measures and changes...

Starbucks recalls coffee presses because of laceration hazard

Starbucks Corp is recalling about 263,000 of its coffee presses, made in partnership with Bodum, after the world’s largest coffee chain received reports of...
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