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Raza Khan: Pakistani activist missing for seven months returns home

Image caption Activist Raza Khan was taken from his home by unidentified men in December 2017 A Pakistani activist who went missing seven months ago has returned to his home in Lahore, his friends say. Raza Khan was picked up...

/ July 20, 2018

Kimberle Crenshaw Uplifts the Stories of Black Women Killed by Police Violence | Op-Ed | NowThis

We can't forget the Black women whose lives are taken too soon. #SayHerName #BlackLivesMatter #BlackGirlsMatter » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe Cofounder & Executive Director of the African American Policy Forum, Kimberlé Crenshaw describes the Say Her Name campaign that launched...

/ July 20, 2018

US dollar falls as Trump accuses ‘China, European Union and others’ of manipulating their currencies

President Donald Trump ramped up his criticism of global monetary policy as well as his own central bank, saying in tweets that multiple nations are manipulating currencies to the detriment of the U.S. The comments come a day after Trump,...

/ July 20, 2018

4 powerful weapons China has in its arsenal to win the US-China trade war

Last week, the U.S. fired the latest shot in its trade war with China, revealing a list of tariffs that it could slap on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. While China has, to this point, been matching U.S. tariffs...

/ July 20, 2018

Good Morning, Vietnam DJ dies age 79

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Air force Sgt Cronauer spent most of his life in broadcasting, before Hollywood depicted his life Adrian Cronauer, who served as inspiration for Robin Williams' breakout character in the 1987 film Good Morning, Vietnam,...

/ July 20, 2018

Merkel vows to stay in job, work at ‘under pressure’ US relationship

Chancellor Angela Merkel, vowing to stay in office despite challenges at home and abroad, said she would work on Germany's "under pressure" relationship with the United States but that Washington could no longer be relied on to deliver world order....

/ July 20, 2018

Russia fears leak of hypersonic missile secrets to West

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRussia released military footage - including its new ultra-fast missiles Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) has raided a space research facility after a suspected leak of hypersonic missile secrets to Western spies....

/ July 20, 2018

Google’s Loon to bring 4G to remote areas of Kenya – via balloon

Alphabet’s Loon is to bring 4G internet access to parts of Kenya using high-altitude balloons, it was announced Thursday. The pilot scheme is to be Loon’s first commercial service in Africa, achieved through working with Telkom Kenya, a partly-state owned...

/ July 20, 2018

Japanese tech giant Fujitsu commits to 100 percent renewable electricity

Fujitsu has joined the RE100, a global initiative of the world’s biggest companies, all committed to renewable power, it announced Friday.The tech giant has set itself the goal of sourcing all electricity consumed at its sites inside and outside of...

/ July 20, 2018

Transgender citizens claim law protecting rights not implemented

  Karachi, Pakistan - When Pakistan goes to the polls on July 25, there will be 25 transgender citizens acting as election monitors in 18 constituencies, with the Free and Fair Election Network. Some 13 transgender candidates will contest the...

/ July 20, 2018

Singapore personal data hack hits 1.5m, health authority says

Image copyright EPA Hackers have stolen personal data in Singapore belonging to some 1.5 million people, or about a quarter of the population, officials say. They broke into the government health database in a "deliberate, targeted and well-planned" attack, a...

/ July 20, 2018

After exiting battle for Fox, Comcast fires ‘warning shot’ to Disney over Sky takeover, analyst says

Comcast is ratcheting up the pressure on Disney over its pursuit of Sky, analysts told CNBC on Friday, shortly after it dropped out of the race to acquire Twenty-First Century Fox. The trans-continental bidding war between Comcast and Disney had...

/ July 20, 2018

Trump says he’s ‘ready’ to put tariffs on all $505 billion of Chinese goods imported to the US

President Donald Trump has indicated that he is willing to slap tariffs on every Chinese good imported to the U.S. should the need arise. "I'm ready to go to 500," the president told CNBC's Joe Kernen in a "Squawk Box"...

/ July 20, 2018

The Fed now has to raise rates to prove it’s independent from Trump, investment manager says

The Federal Reserve has no choice but to raise rates in defiance of President Donald Trump’s criticism of its monetary policy, an investment manager said Friday. In an interview with CNBC at the White House on Thursday, Trump lamented Fed...

/ July 20, 2018

Nicaragua’s Ortega, battling protests, calls for peace on anniversary

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega urged protesters on Thursday to end what he described as their attempt to destabilize the country, after police and heavily armed supporters suppressed weeks of protests in clashes that killed almost 300 people. Speaking on the...

/ July 20, 2018

Macron to fire bodyguard caught on camera beating protester: Elysee

French President Emmanuel Macron has decided to fire the bodyguard who was caught on camera hitting a May Day protester after "new facts" emerged about the alleged misdemeanour, the president's office said on Friday. The man was also being questioned...

/ July 20, 2018

Brexit: Things need to get worse before they can get better, analyst says

Both the U.K. and the European Union need to become more “frightened” about the possibility of an abrupt break-up, an analyst told CNBC on Friday. Fears that Brexit negotiators will not manage to reach an agreement before a legal deadline...

/ July 20, 2018

Missouri duck boat capsizes killing at least 11 people

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Footage posted on social media shows a duck boat battling severe weather on Table Rock Lake At least 11 people have died after an amphibious "duck boat" carrying tourists sank in stormy weather in the...

/ July 20, 2018

Spain drops arrest warrant for former Catalan leader

Spain’s Supreme Court dropped a European arrest warrant for former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont on Thursday after Germany refused to extradite him to face a charge of rebellion for declaring Catalonia an independent state last year. The Spanish court also...

/ July 20, 2018

The big ideas that could transform the way planes impact the environment

From jetting off on a long-distance holiday to catching a short-haul flight for a crucial business meeting, the aviation industry is a crucial cog in the global economy. But our thirst for air travel has an environmental impact. The European...

/ July 20, 2018

Apple Watch, FitBit could feel cost of US tariffs

The latest round of U.S. tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods could hit the Apple Watch, health trackers, streaming music speakers and other accessories assembled in China, government rulings on tariffs show. The rulings name Apple's watch, several Fitbit...

/ July 20, 2018