Uber holds talk with Waymo on self-driving partnership

​Uber Technologies Inc is talking with Alphabet Inc’s autonomous driving unit Waymo about using its technology on Uber’s ride-hailing app, Uber Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi said on Wednesday, signaling a possible thaw in relations between the firms. Khosrowshahi said on stage at the Code Conference that Uber’s relationship with Waymo was getting better since Uber… Read More Uber holds talk with Waymo on self-driving partnership

President Donald Trump to grant full pardon to conservative commentator Dinesh D’Souza 

President Donald Trump said he will grant a full pardon on Thursday to conservative commentator Dinesh D’Souza, who was sentenced in 2014 to five years of probation for federal campaign law violations. “Will be giving a Full Pardon to Dinesh D’Souza today. He was treated very unfairly by our government!” Trump said on Twitter. Will… Read More President Donald Trump to grant full pardon to conservative commentator Dinesh D’Souza 

Brazilian oil workers begin three day strike following nationwide trucker protest

Brazilian oil workers began a 72-hour strike on Wednesday in a new blow to President Michel Temer following a nationwide trucker protest that has strangled Latin America’s largest economy for over a week. The strike affecting several rigs, refineries, plants and ports is the latest challenge for state-led oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA, whose shares… Read More Brazilian oil workers begin three day strike following nationwide trucker protest

Police launch manhunt following fatal shooting of deputy in Tennessee

A manhunt is underway in central Tennessee after a deputy was shot and killed on Wednesday morning. The incident happened in Dickson County, west of Nashville. Officials are searching for an armed suspect in the area of Bear Creek Valley Road and Tidwell Switch Road, the station reports. He is believed to be on foot.… Read More Police launch manhunt following fatal shooting of deputy in Tennessee

Coca-Cola launches first alcoholic beverage

​Coca-Cola, on Monday, launched its first alcoholic drink. The canned liquor product was launched in Japan. The U.S. drinks giant aims at making a version of ‘Chu-Hi’, canned sparkling flavoured drink, that includes a local spirit called shochu. According to the president of Coca-Cola’s Japan business unit, Jorge Garduno, in a post on the company’s… Read More Coca-Cola launches first alcoholic beverage

Car bomb and gunfire exchange reported near interior ministry in Afghanistan

​A car bomb exploded near Afghanistan’s interior ministry in Kabul on Wednesday and then gunmen exchanged fire with members of the security forces, police said, in what appeared to be the latest in a series of militant attacks in the capital. There was no immediate word on casualties, nor was there any claim of responsibility.… Read More Car bomb and gunfire exchange reported near interior ministry in Afghanistan

Iran, European powers make progress in talks to end Yemen crisis 

​Iran and European powers have made good progress in talks to end the conflict in Yemen as Tehran has shown itself willing to push for a ceasefire and ease the humanitarian crisis there, according to officials on both sides. The talks were launched in February as part of efforts to avert President Donald Trump’s decision… Read More Iran, European powers make progress in talks to end Yemen crisis 

Palestinian armed groups agree to Gaza ceasefire if Israel reciprocates 

Gaza’s dominant Islamist Hamas movement said on Wednesday that Palestinian armed groups in Gaza have agreed to a ceasefire as long as Israel also ceases fire, after the most intense flare-up of fighting since a 2014 war. Following dozens of rocket and mortar launches at Israel throughout Tuesday and overnight, and Israeli tank and air… Read More Palestinian armed groups agree to Gaza ceasefire if Israel reciprocates