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Microsoft, the most valuable company Analyses & Assessments

Microsoft, the most valuable company

Microsoft briefly reclaimed its title as the world’s most valuable company from its longstanding rival Apple, almost two decades after it sat atop the stock market rankings. Microsoft Corporation is…

Africa hosting Sustainable Blue Economy conference Analyses & Assessments

Africa hosting Sustainable Blue Economy conference

Africa is hosting a historic conference that has to do with environmental protection. The first ever Sustainable Blue Conference is being held Kenyan capital, Nairobi. According to the World Bank,…

Growing Worries of Israeli Annexation Analyses & Assessments

Growing Worries of Israeli Annexation

According to a UN envoy, Israel’s new settlement in Hebron has been seen as a reaffirmation of Israel's intent to remain permanently in occupied West Bank. Hebron, located in the occupied West Bank,…

Trump threatens to hike Chinese tariff Analyses & Assessments

Trump threatens to hike Chinese tariff

Ahead of the G20 summit in Argentina, Donald Trump has indicated that he would also slap a tariff on all remaining Chinese imports if negotiations with Xi Jinping fail to produce a US-China trade…

Climate change comes at a cost Analyses & Assessments

Climate change comes at a cost

A federal government report has warned that Climate change could cost the US hundreds of billions of dollars and result in the deaths every year by the end of the century unless there is a shift to…

British parliament seizes  Facebook documents Analyses & Assessments

British parliament seizes Facebook documents

The British parliament has reportedly seized documents that are alleged to contain important information about Facebook decisions on data and privacy controls that led to the Cambridge Analytica…

Japan's LDP wants Aircraft Carrier ‘mother ship’ Analyses & Assessments

Japan's LDP wants Aircraft Carrier ‘mother ship’

Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) has set a proposal to introduce a multipurpose “mother ship” enabling take-offs and landings by fighter jets in its new basic defence program, which is…

Ground-breaking Cancer Drug Gets FDA Approval Analyses & Assessments

Ground-breaking Cancer Drug Gets FDA Approval

The US Food and Drug Administration approved Vitrakvi, an advanced cancer treatment drug shown to significantly reduce tumours in 81 per cent of patients with 24 different types of cancers while…

Saudi Arabi’s Israeli Hacking Tools Analyses & Assessments

Saudi Arabi’s Israeli Hacking Tools

The Israeli company NSO Group Technologies offered Saudi Arabia a surveillance system a few months before Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman began his purge of regime opponents, and was allegedly used…

NASA lands robotic probe on Mars Analyses & Assessments

NASA lands robotic probe on Mars

The US-made spacecraft has survived what NASA called “seven minutes of terror” and landed safely on a flat Martian desert, to begin the first scientific investigation of the planet’s interior.…

E.U. leaders approve Brexit plan Analyses & Assessments

E.U. leaders approve Brexit plan

The agreement — “historic,” according to German Chancellor Angela Merkel — will cut Britain out of the European Union, marking the first time a nation has ever sought to depart the bloc. On June 23rd…

Russia may start trade talks with Seoul Analyses & Assessments

Russia may start trade talks with Seoul

Negotiations on the implementation of a free trade zone agreement between Moscow and Seoul may start in 2019, according to South Korea’s ambassador in Moscow, Woo Yoon Keun. Modern relations between…

Russia seizes Ukrainian vessels Analyses & Assessments

Russia seizes Ukrainian vessels

Russia said that it opened fire on and seized three Ukrainian naval vessels off the Crimean Peninsula, a move that could escalate tensions between the two countries. The Azov Sea is an important…

Baluchistan’s Violent “Independence” Movement Analyses & Assessments

Baluchistan’s Violent “Independence” Movement

The 23 November attack on the Chinese consulate in Karachi was claimed by the Baluchistan Liberation Army (BLA), an insurgent group engaged in a violent conflict with Pakistani security forces for…

Australia and India to step up ties Analyses & Assessments

Australia and India to step up ties

President Ram Nath Kovind, the first Indian head of state to visit Australia, held talks with Prime minister Scott Morrison to step-up bilateral strategic ties. The visit comes four months after the…

Russia’s Latest Cyber Weapon Analyses & Assessments

Russia’s Latest Cyber Weapon

Russia’s new technique for stealing data involves sending “weaponised documents” as email attachments that retrieve system information about the target’s computer, which is then sent back to a remote…

US Launches Cybersecurity Defence Agency Analyses & Assessments

US Launches Cybersecurity Defence Agency

President Donald Trump signed into law the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Act of 2018, thereby establishing the first agency devoted to defending U.S. infrastructure from…

Populists Oppose UN Refugee Pact Analyses & Assessments

Populists Oppose UN Refugee Pact

The UN migration pact continues to be at the center of political debate. A second UN agreement on refugees is also now under fire, with populist governments saying it will facilitate an unregulated…

Pushback on Novartis therapy for muscular atrophy Analyses & Assessments

Pushback on Novartis therapy for muscular atrophy

Just weeks after Novartis floated the idea that $4-5 million was fair value for its new gene therapy against spinal muscular atrophy, a deadly neuromuscular disease, a major pushback has come from…

China: The Growth of a Surveillance State Analyses & Assessments

China: The Growth of a Surveillance State

Facial recognition and AI are growing businesses for Chinese tech companies with 'nowhere to hide' for civilian targets. Kuang-Chi Group is a Chinese company that develops and invests in a…