Alphabet Inc to donate over $800million to aid fight against coronavirus

Alphabet Inc will donate more than $800 million in funds towards producing medical supplies used to fight COVID-19, and in ad credits to government and health organizations and businesses, Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai said on Friday. The company is working with Magid Glove and Safety to produce 2 million to 3 million face masks,… Read More Alphabet Inc to donate over $800million to aid fight against coronavirus

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus, goes into self-isolation

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating at his Downing Street residence but said he would still lead the government’s response to the accelerating outbreak. Johnson, 55, experienced mild symptoms on Thursday, a day after he answered at the prime minister’s weekly question-and-answer session in parliament’s House of Commons… Read More British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus, goes into self-isolation

Huawei launches P40 series smartphones online

China’s Huawei Technologies unveiled its new flagship photography-focused P40 smartphones on Wednesday in an online presentation after the coronavirus scuppered the event it had planned. Richard Yu, chief executive of Huawei’s Consumer Business Group, showed three smartphones in an online broadcast: the P40, P40 Pro and P40 Pro+, which have triple, quad and penta-camera configurations… Read More Huawei launches P40 series smartphones online

U.S. President Donald Trump authorizes response following Iraqi military camp rocket attack

U.S. President Donald Trump has authorized the U.S. military to respond to Wednesday’s rocket attack by Iran-backed militia in Iraq that killed two American troops and a British service member, the Pentagon said on Thursday. Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Army General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, stopped short of blaming… Read More U.S. President Donald Trump authorizes response following Iraqi military camp rocket attack

One British, two U.S. personnel dead following rocket attack on military camp in Iraq

One British and two American personnel were killed and about a dozen people were wounded when 18 small rockets hit Iraq’s Taji military camp north of Baghdad on Wednesday, U.S. officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity. The officials, who cautioned the death toll may rise given the severity of some of the injuries, said… Read More One British, two U.S. personnel dead following rocket attack on military camp in Iraq

Russian parliament approves constitutional changes that would allow President Vladimir Putin contest again

Constitutional changes allowing Vladimir Putin to run for president again in 2024 sailed through both houses of Russia’s parliament on Wednesday, raising the prospect he could clock up over three decades in the Kremlin. Putin, 67, who has dominated Russia’s political landscape for two decades as either president or prime minister, made a dramatic appearance… Read More Russian parliament approves constitutional changes that would allow President Vladimir Putin contest again

Russian President Vladimir Putin opens door to changes that would allow him remain in power till 2036

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday opened the door to constitutional changes that would allow him to remain in power until 2036 if he chose to do so, despite saying he had misgivings about the legal amendments. Putin, who in January unveiled a major shake-up of Russian politics and a constitutional overhaul, is required by… Read More Russian President Vladimir Putin opens door to changes that would allow him remain in power till 2036

Saudi Arabia to increase crude supply in oil standoff with Russia

Saudi Arabia will raise its crude supply to a record high in April, the kingdom announced on Tuesday, as it ratcheted up a standoff with Moscow over market share and appeared to reject Russian overtures for new talks. The clash of oil titans Saudi Arabia and Russia sparked a 25% slump in crude prices on… Read More Saudi Arabia to increase crude supply in oil standoff with Russia