Wednesday, December 13, 2017 Headlines & Global News

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Amazon Ventures into Middle East market

Amazon Ventures into Middle East market

Mar 29, 2017 09:53 AM EDT

Amazon will buy the Middle East's biggest e-commerce platform, Souq.com, according to CNN's report.

Samsung Plans To Revive Its Galaxy Note 7

Samsung Plans To Revive Its Galaxy Note 7

Mar 29, 2017 09:43 AM EDT

Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has announced its intention to bring back the refurbished versions of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphones to the market after the major incident when this series was pulled from markets due to fire-prone batteries.

US Refuse to Join UN talks to ban nuclear weapons

US Refuse to Join UN talks to ban nuclear weapons

Mar 29, 2017 08:49 AM EDT

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley reportedly announced Monday that the United States and almost 40 other nations would not take part in the talks on an international treaty to ban nuclear weapons.

Uber Put Self-Driving Cars on Hold after Arizona Crash

Uber Put Self-Driving Cars on Hold after Arizona Crash

Mar 27, 2017 10:39 AM EDT

Uber has announced to put a stop on its self-driving cars from the roads after an accident which left one of the vehicles on its side. Pictures posted online showed the car on its right side on an Arizona street, next to another vehicle in a bad shape.

Two Men Arrested over Hong Kong Escalator Accident

Mar 27, 2017 10:39 AM EDT

Two technicians in Hong Kong have been arrested for tampering with the escalator after a malfunctioning escalator injured shoppers in a mall.

 Chinese Snapchat Is Valued at US$3 Bil

Chinese Snapchat Is Valued at US$3 Bil

Mar 27, 2017 10:38 AM EDT

Chinese version of Snapchat, Kuaishou announced on Thursday that it has raised US$350 million in a funding round from Tencent Holdings, according to a Bloomberg report.

United Airlines Slammed over Sexist Dress Code Ban

United Airlines Slammed over Sexist Dress Code Ban

Mar 27, 2017 10:35 AM EDT

An absurd dress code requirement set by United Airlines ignited a stir on Twitter on Sunday. The rule was found by Shannon Watts, the founder of the anti-gun violence group Moms Demand Action when she tweeted about seeing a gate agent refused to allow "girls in leggings" board a flight from Denver to Minneapolis "because spandex is not allowed."

The World’s Most Expensive and Cheapest Cities

The World’s Most Expensive and Cheapest Cities

Mar 23, 2017 11:43 AM EDT

Singapore has been dubbed as the most expensive major city in the world while Almaty in Kazakhstan is the cheapest, according to an extensive annual study of prices conducted by The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Worldwide Cost of Living Survey. The unit assessed more than 150 different purchases in 133 cities around the world to determine the ideal destinations for budget travelers.

Four Were Killed in London Terrorism Attack

4 Killed in London Terrorism Attack

Mar 23, 2017 10:40 AM EDT

Four people were killed while more than 40 were injured caused by an attacker who drove a car and ran through the crowds in central London. He then went on to try and storm the Houses of Parliament, believed to be an act of Islamist-inspired terrorism by the police.

Linkedin Is Releasing Business News Segment

Linkedin Releasing Business News Segment

Mar 23, 2017 10:19 AM EDT

LinkedIn plans to launch a section of business news, hoping to draw users onto the service more frequently to read and talk about current events, according to the company.

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Police Searching for 15-Year-Old Girl Allegedly Kidnapped by Armed Teacher

Mar 21, 2017 01:21 AM EDT

Tennessee police are searching for a 15-year-old high school freshman who was abducted by her 50-year-old former teacher, according to authorities.

U.K. Government Confirms Brexit Process Will Begin on March 29

U.K. Government Confirms Brexit Process Will Begin on March 29

Mar 21, 2017 01:21 AM EDT

Britain's government confirmed it will trigger Article 50, indicating Britain's departure from the European Union, on March 29.

U.S. Wants to Ban Some Foreign Airline Passengers From Carrying on Large Electronics

U.S. Wants to Ban Some Foreign Airline Passengers From Carrying on Large Electronics

Mar 21, 2017 01:19 AM EDT

U.S. authorities are planning to ban passengers traveling on certain U.S.-bound foreign airline flights from carrying bigger electronic devices into the cabin in response to an unknown terrorism threat, U.S. officials told Reuters on Monday.

Apple could eliminate up to 200,000 apps by introducing iOS 11

Apple's iOS 11 Is Dropping Up To 187,000 Apps

Mar 18, 2017 08:40 AM EDT

Apple's next major update to iOS could result in the destruction of more than 187,000 applications. This is due to the fact that Tim Cook & Co. will most likely kill 32-bit support when iOS 11 premieres this September.

Nutella maker Ferrero buys U.S. confectioner Fannie May

Nutella maker Ferrero buys U.S. confectioner Fannie May

Mar 18, 2017 08:30 AM EDT

The producer of Nutella, Ferrero has officially signed a deal to buy over U.S. confectioner Fannie May from online retailer 1-800-FLOWERS.COM (FLWS.O) at the price of $115 million. As reported by Reuters, the move is aimed to further enhance the Italian company's presence in the overseas market.

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