Qualcomm launches new chip to power 5G smart phones

Qualcomm Inc on Tuesday introduced its second-generation of so-called modem chips to connect phones to 5G networks, speeding up the race around faster wireless data connections expected to begin rolling out later this year.


Posted 2019/02/19 12:43:00

Bernie Sanders launches second Democratic U.S. presidential bid

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, the progressive populist who mounted a fierce challenge to front-runner Hillary Clinton in the 2016 White House campaign, said on Tuesday he would again seek the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination in 2020.


Posted 2019/02/19 12:41:40

Want to win an Oscar? Spend millions on the film campaign trail

Making an unforgettable movie is not the only requirement to win the prestigious best picture Oscar. Add millions of dollars for TV and digital ads, plus actors' travel, hair and makeup for events to promote their work on the busy film campaign trail.


Posted 2019/02/19 12:24:18

Pakistan PM warns India against attack, urges talks on Kashmir blast

Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Tuesday Pakistan would retaliate if India were to attack in response to a bombing in the disputed Kashmir region, which India blamed on Pakistan, while adding he wanted to cooperate in investigating the blast.


Posted 2019/02/19 12:10:40

WTO warns of global trade slowdown as indicator hits nine-year low

A quarterly leading indicator of world merchandise trade slumped to its lowest reading in nine years on Tuesday, which should put policymakers on guard for a sharper slowdown if trade tensions continue, the World Trade Organization said on Tuesday.


Posted 2019/02/19 11:59:39

Pakistan warns that Afghan talks will be affected if India retaliates over Kashmir

Pakistan's ambassador to Afghanistan said on Tuesday that peace talks between the United States and Afghan Taliban militants would be affected if India resorted to violence against Pakistan in response to a deadly bombing in the Kashmir region.


Posted 2019/02/19 11:33:10

New round of U.S.-China trade talks to begin in Washington on Tuesday

A new round of talks between the United States and China to resolve their trade war will take place in Washington on Tuesday, with follow-up sessions at a higher level later in the week, the White House said.


Posted 2019/02/19 11:26:55

Teva expects sales injection from U.S. EpiPen market

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries expects its generic version of Mylan's EpiPen to claim about 25 percent of the U.S. market by the end of the year, CEO Kare Schultz said on Tuesday, as the company closes in on a return to growth in 2020.


Posted 2019/02/19 11:01:54

Auto industry lines up against possible U.S. tariffs

The U.S. auto industry urged President Donald Trump's administration on Monday not to saddle imported cars and auto parts with steep tariffs, after the U.S. Commerce Department sent a confidential report to the White House late on Sunday with its recommendations for how to proceed.


Posted 2019/02/18 20:15:12

Poland pulls out of Israel summit in row over WW2 role

Poland pulled out of a planned summit in Israel after Israel's acting foreign minister said on Monday that "many Poles" had collaborated with the Nazis in World War Two and shared responsibility for the Holocaust.


Posted 2019/02/18 20:00:37

N.C. congressional contest marred by voter fraud scheme: official

An investigation into a disputed 2018 congressional election in North Carolina has uncovered a "coordinated, unlawful and substantially resourced absentee ballot scheme" to influence the vote's outcome, a state election board official said on Monday.


Posted 2019/02/18 19:11:22

U.S. tariffs on EU cars could mean EU buying less U.S. soya beans and gas: Juncker

United States tariffs on imports of European cars could mean that Europe would buy less soya beans and liquid gas from the U.S., the head of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said on Monday.


Posted 2019/02/18 19:09:10

U.S.-backed Syrian forces call for 1,500 coalition troops to stay

The commander of U.S.-backed forces in Syria called on Monday for about 1,000 to 1,500 international forces to remain in Syria to help fight Islamic State and expressed hope that the United States, in particular, would halt plans for a total pullout.


Posted 2019/02/18 18:53:50

Exclusive: Glencore to take 200,000 T of aluminum from ISTIM Port Klang warehouses

Mining giant Glencore has bought 200,000 tons of aluminum on the London Metal Exchange and will take delivery of the metal from warehouses owned by ISTIM UK in Port Klang, Malaysia, five sources familiar with the matter said.


Posted 2019/02/18 17:57:02

No need for Shinzo Abe: Trump already nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is not saying whether or not he nominated Donald Trump for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, but the question may be moot: the U.S. president has been put forward by others for the prestigious award.


Posted 2019/02/18 16:31:46

Alibaba is the force behind hit Chinese Communist Party app: sources

A Chinese government propaganda app that recently became a huge hit was developed by Alibaba, two people at the company told Reuters, at a time when the nation's tech firms are under global scrutiny over their ties to Beijing.


Posted 2019/02/18 15:29:14

Indonesian presidential hopefuls vow energy self-sufficiency via palm

Indonesia's two presidential candidates pledged to achieve energy self-sufficiency by boosting the use of bioenergy, particularly fueled by palm oil, to cut costly oil imports by Southeast Asia's biggest economy.


Posted 2019/02/18 07:25:37

New Zealand will conduct own assessment of Huawei equipment risk: PM

New Zealand will independently assess the risk of using China's Huawei Technologies in 5G networks, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday after a report suggested that British precautions could be used by other nations.


Posted 2019/02/18 07:22:35

Gunbattle with militants kills four Indian soldiers, civilian in Kashmir: police

Four Indian soldiers and a civilian were killed in a gunbattle in disputed Kashmir on Monday, a police official said, as India launched a hunt for suspected members of an Islamist militant group that killed 44 Indian paramilitary police last week.


Posted 2019/02/18 07:17:50

Pakistan recalls envoy from India amid tensions - Foreign Office

Pakistan has recalled its ambassador in New Delhi for consultations amid escalating tensions with nuclear-armed neighbor India, Pakistan's foreign office spokesman said on Monday.


Posted 2019/02/18 07:16:20