U.S. President Donald Trump awards Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah with prestigious honor

U.S. President Donald Trump awarded the U.S. Legion of Merit, Degree Chief Commander, to Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, the White House said in a statement on Friday, adding that it was the first time the honor has been given since 1991. The 91-year-old emir arrived in the United States in July to complete… Read More U.S. President Donald Trump awards Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah with prestigious honor

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signs landmark environmental bill into law

A landmark environmental justice bill stalled for over a decade became law in New Jersey on Friday. Signed by Democratic Governor Phil Murphy, the legislation seeks to curb new sources of pollution, including sewage treatment plants, landfills and incinerators that have affected certain communities more than others. Seeing the law enacted was a long-fought dream… Read More New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signs landmark environmental bill into law

Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei tests positive for coronavirus

Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei revealed on Friday that he had tested positive for the coronavirus, just as the Central American country was easing draconian travel restrictions imposed months ago to contain infections. “The coronavirus test result was positive,” Giammattei told a local radio station, adding that he had been tested six times during the pandemic.… Read More Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei tests positive for coronavirus

U.S. to ban WeChat, TikTok from app stores from September 20

The Trump administration will ban WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok from U.S. app stores starting Sunday night, a move that will block Americans from downloading the Chinese-owned platforms over concerns they pose a national security threat. The bans, announced on Friday, affect only new downloads and updates and are less sweeping than expected, particularly for… Read More U.S. to ban WeChat, TikTok from app stores from September 20

Tesla wins case against former employee Martin Tripp over alleged hack and transfer of company data

U.S. electric carmaker Tesla Inc won its case against a former employee, who was fired for hacking and transferring company data to third parties, according to court documents filed on Thursday. Tesla had filed a lawsuit against Martin Tripp, who formerly worked at the Tesla Gigafactory in Nevada, in 2018 claiming that he had admitted… Read More Tesla wins case against former employee Martin Tripp over alleged hack and transfer of company data

U.S. charges three Iranians over hack of satellite tech firms

The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday announced charges against three Iranians over allegations they stole information from aerospace and satellite technology firms on behalf of the Islamic republic’s Revolutionary Guards. The indictments follow a flurry of recent actions against alleged Iranian cyber spies including the announcement, earlier on Thursday, that entities and individuals associated… Read More U.S. charges three Iranians over hack of satellite tech firms

Facebook to stop showing health groups in its recommendations

Facebook Inc will no longer show health groups in its recommendations, the social media giant announced on Thursday, saying it was crucial that people get health information from “authoritative sources.” Over the last year, the company took down more than 1 million groups that violated Facebook’s policies on misinformation and harmful content, it said in… Read More Facebook to stop showing health groups in its recommendations