Twenty-nine dead, several injured as tour bus crashes in Portuguese island of Madeira

In a show of solidarity, the foreign ministers of Germany and Portugal laid two wreaths near the site where 29 German tourists died on Wednesday after their bus overturned on the Portuguese island of Madeira. The bus – carrying 55 tourists, a guide and a driver – veered off a steep road in the coastal… Read More Twenty-nine dead, several injured as tour bus crashes in Portuguese island of Madeira

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Russian president Vladimir Putin to meet this month

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will travel to Russia this month for talks with President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin said on Thursday, announcing the first Russia-North Korea summit since Kim came to power in 2011. The announcement coincided with a moment of discord in efforts by U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration to reach a… Read More North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Russian president Vladimir Putin to meet this month

Google allows Android users in Europe choose rival browsers, search engines

Users of Android devices in Europe will be able to choose rival browsers and search engines from five options starting on Thursday, a senior Google executive said, as the company tries to quell EU antitrust concerns and stave off fresh penalties. Hit with a record 4.34 billion euro fine last year for using the market… Read More Google allows Android users in Europe choose rival browsers, search engines

Uber introduces new safety features following murder of college student

Uber Technologies Inc said it was rolling out new safety features to help riders avoid fake rideshare drivers, two weeks after the murder of a college student who got into her killer’s car mistakenly believing it was her ride. The features include steps to identify the right car and a push notification to remind riders… Read More Uber introduces new safety features following murder of college student

U.S. Senate leader Mitch McConnell proposes raising of minimum age to buy tobacco products

U.S. Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday he plans to introduce legislation to raise the minimum age for buying tobacco products, including vaping devices, to 21 from 18 to curb their epidemic use among teens. McConnell said here the bill would be introduced in May. Shares of Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc, which… Read More U.S. Senate leader Mitch McConnell proposes raising of minimum age to buy tobacco products

President Muhammadu Buhari signs new minimum wage bill into law

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the new minimum wage bill. The bill, which has now become a law, will usher in a new pay structure for Nigerian workers. The National Assembly had passed the bill approving N30,000 as the minimum wage for workers. State governors had opposed the N30,000 minimum wage with many of them… Read More President Muhammadu Buhari signs new minimum wage bill into law