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“India, China, Russia Don’t Take Care Of Their Air, We Do”: Trump

“There’s no respect for the American way of life,” Trump said. Washington: US President Donald Trump has alleged that India, China and Russia do not take care of their air, while America does, noting that he withdrew from the “one-sided, energy-destroying” Paris climate accord which would have made it a “non-competitive nation”. Trump, in his […]

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Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon CEOs Face Hours Of Congress Grilling

Google, Facebook, Apple and Amazon were criticized for the power they wield over digital markets. The chief executives of four U.S. technology giants endured withering, rapid-fire questioning for more than five hours from lawmakers who accused their companies of using their power to crush rivals and squash competition. Alphabet Inc.’s Google, Facebook Inc., Apple Inc. […]

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New Coronavirus Circulated Unnoticed In Bats For Decades: Study

Coronavirus: Researchers reconstructed virus’s evolution by tracing its recombination history The new coronavirus appears to have circulated unnoticed in bats for decades, scientists found. Horseshoe bats are the most plausible origin of the SARS-CoV-2 pathogen, researchers led by Maciej Boni of Pensylvania State University’s Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics said in a study published Tuesday […]

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Jeff Bezos’ Snack, Room Ratings: Key Online Moments From Tech Hearing

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos testifies before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on July 29, 2020. (AFP) Washington: Two years after Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg’s explanation to US lawmakers – “Senator, we run ads” – exploded as a meme, online viewers again ridiculed moments of a tech antitrust showdown on Wednesday. The chief executives of […]

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“Google Steals Content From Honest Businesses”: Sundar Pichai Questioned

Sundar Pichai responded mildly that he would want to know the specifics of the accusation. Google and Facebook took the sharpest jabs for alleged abuse of their market power from Democrats and Republicans on Wednesday in a much-anticipated congressional hearing that put four of America’s most prominent tech CEOs in the hot seat. Facebook Inc’s […]

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China Tried To Steal Vaccine Research From US University: Investigators

Congressman said the Chinese are actively trying to steal the vaccine for COVID-19. (Representational) Washington: Amid worsening ties between US and China, the University of Texas, whose work has contributed to some promising COVID-19 vaccine candidates has been contacted by FBI over allegations that Chinese consulate in Houston had sought to obtain such research, reported […]

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US Warns Of “Consequences” If Brazil Picks Huawei 5G

Britain announced earlier it would remove Huawei equipment from its 5G network (File) Sao Paulo, Brazil: The US ambassador in Brasilia warned of “consequences” if Brazil chooses Chinese telecoms company Huawei to develop its 5G network, in an interview published Wednesday. “I wouldn’t say there would be retaliation, but there would be consequences” if Brazil […]