Walmart reaches agreement with Canoo for acquisition of electric delivery vehicles

Walmart Inc has struck a deal with Canoo Inc to buy 4,500 electric vehicles as part of the U.S. retailer’s goal to achieve net-zero emissions by 2040. Shares of Canoo jumped about 37% in trading before the bell, after Walmart said on Tuesday that it also had an option to purchase up to 10,000 units… Read More Walmart reaches agreement with Canoo for acquisition of electric delivery vehicles

NASA showcases first full-color images from Webb space telescope

Following a presidential sneak peek of a galaxy-studded image from deep in the cosmos, NASA officials gathered on Tuesday to unveil more of their initial showcase from the James Webb Space Telescope, the largest and most powerful orbital observatory ever launched. The first batch of full-color, high-resolution pictures, which took weeks to render from raw… Read More NASA showcases first full-color images from Webb space telescope

Sri Lankan authorities stop former finance minister Basil Rajapaksa from leaving country

Sri Lankan immigration officials said on Tuesday they prevented the president’s brother and former finance minister Basil Rajapaksa from flying out of the country, as anger mounted against the powerful family for a debilitating economic crisis. It was not immediately clear where Rajapaksa, who also holds U.S. citizenship, was trying to go. He resigned as… Read More Sri Lankan authorities stop former finance minister Basil Rajapaksa from leaving country

Japan holds funeral ceremony for slain former PM Shinzo Abe

With prayers, flowers and flags draped in black ribbons, Japan on Tuesday said farewell to Shinzo Abe, a polarising figure who dominated politics as the country’s longest-serving premier, before being gunned down at a campaign rally last week. Crowds packed pavements lined with a heavy police presence as the hearse carrying Abe, who died at… Read More Japan holds funeral ceremony for slain former PM Shinzo Abe