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Musk to face another U.S contempt claim

Elon Musk is facing a fresh round of regulatory trouble for tweets about Tesla Inc. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has asked a judge on Monday, February 25, to hold Musk in…

Labour will back a second referendum

Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of Britain’s opposition Labour Party, announced that his bloc in Parliament would support a second referendum to stop what he called “a damaging Tory Brexit.” The Labour…

Turkey condemns Uighur treatment

Turkish officials has urged Chinese authorities to respect the human rights of Muslims including freedom of religion in Xinjiang. The Uyghurs are predominantly Muslims and have regarded themselves as…

New Afghan-India trade route

Afghanistan began exports to India through Chabahar port in Iran as the landlocked, war-torn nation turns to overseas markets to improve its economy. Chabahar Port is a seaport in Chabahar located in…

Okinawa rejects US base expansion

Voters in the Japanese prefecture of Okinawa resoundingly rejected the construction of a new U.S. military base on their island in a referendum, causing fresh concern for the central government and…

Australia’s climate change plan

The Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison is set to announce a $2 billion boost to projects that reduce carbon emissions. As elections are nearing, the prime minister has pledged the amount for…

Trump to delay new tariffs

US President Donald Trump said that he wants to make a trade deal with Beijing that will be beneficial for both the countries. He also mentioned that there could be “very big news over the next week…

Saudi Arabia promises India investments

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said he expected investment opportunities worth more than $100 billion in India over the next two years. The Crown Prince has just wrapped up his tour…

BMW and Daimler invest together in New Venture

BMW and Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, have unveiled a joint venture which covers new-generation services like driver-less cars, ride-hailing and pay-per-use cars. The landscape of the…

The end of the Korean War?

United States and North Korea could agree to declare the end of 1950 -1953 Korean war and take steps to establish permanent peace in the Korean peninsula during the forthcoming Vietnam summit between…

Food shortages after Brexit?

The European Union expects Britain to seek its assistance to avoid disruption to food imports in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the EU's agriculture chief said. On June 23rd, 2016, Britain narrowly…

Venezuela on the brink of chaos

A massive effort to break President Nicolás Maduro’s blockade of humanitarian aid descended into violence and chaos across the string of border flashpoints, showing both the growing defiance of Juan…

Vertical Farms race to transform future of Food Growth

The idea of vertical farming has been around for a while now. In order to be economically viable, farmers need to work on a sustainable business model. Europe’s biggest vertical farm owned by Jones…

China’s plastic import ban hits Japan

Japan’s shipments of plastic waste overseas in 2018 decreased 30 percent, figures from a research institute showed, due to restrictions China imposed in late 2017. Plastic pollution is the…

Israel’s Probe to reach the Moon

SpaceIL’s project known as Beresheet will attempt a moon landing mission in April. The small Israeli spacecraft was part of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launch last night. Beresheet, designed by SpaceIL and…

MBS visits China

The Saudi Crown prince continues his Asian charm offensive and landed in Beijing to a warm reception. After visiting Pakistan and India, MBS will be looking forward to more agreements on a wide range…

US to leave 200 troops in Syria

Despite President Donald Trump’s promises to withdraw American troops out of Syria, the US intends to maintain a presence on the ground with a “small peacekeeping group” for an unspecified “period”…

China to buy more US Agro products

China has proposed that it could buy an additional $30 billion a year of U.S. agricultural products including soybeans, corn and wheat as part of a possible trade deal being negotiated by the two…

Lebanon crisis

Hezbollah, an armed Shi’ite group backed by Iran is expanding its influence in Lebanon. The increasing influence could prompt action from Israel or the West. Originally a part of the Ottoman Empire,…

WhatsApp bug causes Screen Lock Bypass

A security bug is allowing users to bypass new privacy controls introduced by WhatsApp on iPhones. The bug that only affects devices running iOS causes the application to open without the biometric…