Day: March 30, 2019

Trump says trade talks with China going ‘very well’

President Donald Trump on Friday said negotiations to end a bruising tariffs battle with Beijing are going “very well,” but reiterated that he will only accept a “great deal.” US and Chinese negotiators are working to find a binding agreement to address Trump’s complaints about years of unfair […]

Apple pulls plug on AirPower wireless charging mat

Apple confirmed on Friday that it will not deliver on its promise of helping usher in a wireless future with an AirPower mat for charging its devices. The project announced in late 2017 proved to be an engineering challenge, Apple senior vice president of hardware engineering Dan Riccio […]

Pope visits Morocco to boost dialogue, meet migrants

Pope Francis arrives in Morocco on Saturday for a visit which will see him meet Muslim leaders and migrants ahead of a mass with the country’s minority Catholic community. The spiritual leader of the world’s 1.3 billion Catholics was invited by King Mohammed VI as part of the […]

Hong Kong’s China extradition plan sparks alarm

Hong Kong’s plans to approve extraditions to the mainland have sparked alarm within the city’s business and legal communities who fear it will hammer the financial hub’s international appeal and tangle people up in China’s opaque courts. The proposal, which will be debated in Hong Kong’s legislature on […]

Facebook to tighten live stream access after mosque attacks

Facebook on Friday said it is tightening live video streaming rules in response to the service being used to broadcast deadly attacks on mosques in New Zealand. The Christchurch attacks — carried out by a self-avowed white supremacist who opened fire on worshippers at two mosques — claimed […]

First woman to win ‘Afghan Star’ TV show to fight Taliban with music

The first woman to win the Afghan version of American Idol says she will fight the Taliban with her music, embracing a victory rich in symbolism as her country faces an uncertain future. Zahra Elham won the 14th edition of Afghan Star last week, after male contestants took […]

Hundreds vaccinated after measles emergency in New York

A New York county which declared a state of emergency over a measles outbreak is on the “right path” after administering hundreds of vaccinations in two days, the chief of the US district said on Friday. Under the emergency, Rockland County banned non-vaccinated minors from public places in […]

Gazan killed as border protests test calm ahead of Israel vote

A Palestinian was killed by Israeli fire on the Gaza border early Saturday, hours ahead of mass protests that could severely test a fragile calm between the Jewish state and the territory’s Islamist rulers Hamas. They mark the first anniversary of the often violent weekly border demonstrations in […]

Trump threatens to close border with Mexico ‘next week’

President Donald Trump on Friday again accused Mexico of failing to curb the flow of migrants illegally entering the US, and threatened to close the border “next week” unless something changes. Trump’s latest tweets ramp up the tension between the neighbors, putting a specific timeframe to his repeated […]

Tiger, McIlroy book last-16 showdown at WGC Match Play

Three-time tournament winner Tiger Woods rallied to defeat Patrick Cantlay 4&2 on Friday, advancing to an electrifying Saturday knockout match against Rory McIlroy at the WGC-Match Play Championship. The 14-time major champion holed out from 82 yards for eagle at the par-4 13th in his fightback to book […]

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