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Apple’s Taiwan suppliers, Samsung apply for India’s smartphone scheme

NEW DELHI – Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) Taiwan contract manufacturers Foxconn (2317.TW), Wistron Corp (3231.TW) and Pegatron Corp (4938.TW) have applied for India’s $6.65 billion scheme to boost local smartphone manufacturing, the country’s tech minister said on Saturday. The production-linked incentive (PLI) plan offers companies cash incentives on additional […]

‘Desperation science’ slows the hunt for coronavirus drugs

Desperate to solve the deadly conundrum of COVID-19, the world is clamoring for fast answers and solutions from a research system not built for haste. The ironic, and perhaps tragic, result: Scientific shortcuts have slowed understanding of the disease and delayed the ability to find out which drugs […]

For nation’s birthday, Trump stokes the divisions within US

WASHINGTON — On a day meant for unity and celebration, President Donald Trump vowed to “safeguard our values” from enemies within — leftists, looters, agitators, he said — in a Fourth of July speech packed with all the grievances and combativeness of his political rallies. Trump watched paratroopers […]

Beijing asks some U.S. media to submit information about their China operations

BEIJING – China’s foreign ministry said on Wednesday that the Chinese government has asked some U.S. media outlets present in the country to submit information about their China operations. Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian named the Associated Press, National Public Radio, CBS and United Press International news agency as […]

‘It’s not over until there is no virus anywhere in the world’: WHO

GENEVA – Some countries have seen “upticks” in COVID-19 cases as lockdowns ease, and populations must continue to protect themselves against the coronavirus, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. “On upticks, yes we have seen in countries around the world – I’m not talking specifically about […]

Virus cases rise in China, South Korea; Obama bashes Trump

ROME — Both China and South Korea reported new spikes in coronavirus cases on Sunday, setting off fresh concerns in countries where local outbreaks had been in dramatic decline. Former President Barack Obama, meanwhile, harshly criticized President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic as an “absolute chaotic disaster,” […]

Indian actor Irrfan Khan dies after long battle with cancer

MUMBAI – Irrfan Khan, an Indian filmstar who brought a modern sensibility to recent hit movies and featured in several Hollywood films such as “Life of Pi” and “The Namesake”, died on Wednesday. Khan’s death, after a prolonged battle with cancer, was confirmed by a spokesman for the […]

Iran’s leader says enemies tried to use coronavirus to impact vote

DUBAI – Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday Iran’s enemies tried to put people off voting in Friday’s parliamentary election by exaggerating the threat of the new coronavirus but that participation had been good. Iranian authorities have yet to announce the turnout and the final result […]

Scores injured, one critical in chaotic weekend of Hong Kong protests

HONG KONG – Scores of people were injured in Hong Kong during a chaotic weekend of anti-government protests that left one man in a critical condition, authorities said on Monday, and China called for a tougher stance to end months of unrest. Twelve police officers were also injured […]

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