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US House plans to move domestic terrorism bill for a vote this week

May 18, 2022 08:34 am UTC| Politics

The recent mass shootings have renewed calls for action to curb any racially-motivated acts of violence around the US. House Democrats are planning to bring the domestic terrorism bill for a vote this week. In a report...

Joe Biden eases some policies on Cuba

May 18, 2022 07:30 am UTC| Politics

US President Joe Biden and his administration made another reversal of some policies that were implemented under the Trump administration. This week, the Biden administration eased some of the policies regarding Cuba,...

North Korea: Kim Jong-un orders military to stabilize distribution of COVID-19 medicine

May 17, 2022 10:12 am UTC| Politics

North Korea has been dealing with an outbreak of COVID-19 since it was first reported last week. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has ordered his military to stabilize the distribution of medicine for COVID-19 in the...

Melania Trump says Anna Wintour is 'biased' as Jill Biden made Vogue cover

May 17, 2022 10:02 am UTC| Politics

Former first lady Melania Trump did not have nice things to say about Vogues editor-in-chief Anna Wintour in her latest interview. Mrs. Trump called Wintour biased as her successor, Dr. Jill Biden, made the cover of the...

Russia-Ukraine conflict: Ukraine says it repelled Russian incursion in Sumy region

May 17, 2022 09:54 am UTC| Politics

The war in Ukraine moves into another week, with Ukrainian soldiers launching their counteroffensive on Russian forces. Ukraine said that its border guards managed to drive out a Russian incursion in the northeastern...

Nancy Pelosi blasts Supreme Court, says SCOTUS is a danger 'to families and freedoms'

May 17, 2022 09:34 am UTC| Politics

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ripped into the Supreme Court over the weekend as women and even men protested to uphold the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion-rights decision. Pelosi said Democrats must stay focused, noting the...

Donald Trump investigation: Fed grand jury probe into ex-POTUS' handling of White House documents may reveal attempt to profit from classified information

May 17, 2022 09:16 am UTC| Politics

Former President Donald Trump is also under investigation by the Justice Department for taking 15 boxes of White House documents with him to his Mar-a-Lago residence after leaving office. A former FBI agent suggested that...

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Economy

Samsung reportedly raising prices of its semiconductor products

Samsung Electronics Co. is reportedly mulling on hiking prices for its chips. It is considering up to a 20% increase, and this was first reported on Friday. The company is said to be currently in talks with foundry...

Court picks KG Group as SsangYong Motor preferred bidder

SsangYong Motor is in search of a new buyer after its acquisition deal with Edison Motors Company failed to push through. The race to acquire the South Koreabased automobile manufacturer opened again, and companies have...

Nike inks Stanford's Rachel Heck as first NIL golfer

US sportswear brand Nike has signed Stanford Universitys Rachel Heck as its first name, image, and likeness (NIL) golf athlete. Heck is presently ranked third in the World Amateur Golf Rankings, with significant...

S. Korea's blockchain gaming industry rattled by TerraUSD, Luna debacle

South Korean gaming firms that feature virtual coins and other blockchain functionalities remain on alert over the adverse effects of the recent collapse of the TerraUSD and Luna cryptocurrencies. Cryptocurrencies...

S. Korean patent applications for biodegradable plastic increase two times

The number of South Korean patent applications in biodegradable plastic almost doubled from 97 filed in 2016 to 190 in 2020, as plastic waste emerged as a major social issue in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The...

Politics

North Korea: Kim Jong-un orders military to stabilize distribution of COVID-19 medicine

North Korea has been dealing with an outbreak of COVID-19 since it was first reported last week. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has ordered his military to stabilize the distribution of medicine for COVID-19 in the...

Melania Trump says Anna Wintour is 'biased' as Jill Biden made Vogue cover

Former first lady Melania Trump did not have nice things to say about Vogues editor-in-chief Anna Wintour in her latest interview. Mrs. Trump called Wintour biased as her successor, Dr. Jill Biden, made the cover of the...

Russia-Ukraine conflict: Ukraine says it repelled Russian incursion in Sumy region

The war in Ukraine moves into another week, with Ukrainian soldiers launching their counteroffensive on Russian forces. Ukraine said that its border guards managed to drive out a Russian incursion in the northeastern...

Nancy Pelosi blasts Supreme Court, says SCOTUS is a danger 'to families and freedoms'

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ripped into the Supreme Court over the weekend as women and even men protested to uphold the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion-rights decision. Pelosi said Democrats must stay focused, noting the...

Science

Hyundai Mobis’ monitoring system reduces drowsy driving risks by 30%

Hyundai Mobis Co. has come up with an in-house brainwave-based driver monitoring system that can reduce the risk of drowsy driving by up to one-third. The system, dubbed M.Brain, is a wearable earpiece that continuously...

California start-up Bionaut Labs to send tiny robots on voyage into brains

California start-up Bionaut Labs will conduct its first clinical trials on sending miniature robots deep inside the human skull to treat brain disorders The tiny injectable robots can be guided through the brain using...

Kirin, Meiji University develop electric chopsticks that make low-salt food taste salty

Food producer Kirin and Meiji University have developed a pair of chopsticks that stimulate the taste of salt in foods with low salt content through extensive research. This technology, which has yet to be named,...

Japanese researchers develop plastic with self-repairing powers

Japanese researchers have found a way to create self-repairing plastics that can be used in many products and reduce the amount of waste now polluting the planet. It might have practical applications for home...

Osaka University team proves safety of iPS-based cornea transplant

An Osaka University research team has concluded that the worlds first clinical trial, transplanting corneal tissues derived from induced pluripotent stem cells, or iPS cells, was safe and effective. According to the...

Technology

AirPods could also shift to USB-C port in the ‘foreseeable future’

More reports have emerged suggesting that Apple is a step closer to ditching the Lightning port for USB-C. And analyst Ming-Chi Kuo provided more insight on the matter, noting that the tech giant is also planning on...

Netflix could launch live streaming for its platform

Netflix is reportedly developing a new way to deliver content to its subscribers. The streaming giant is said to be in the early stages of experimenting with live streaming, although it is still uncertain when and if it...

Uber introduces ‘Comfort Electric’ rides in select cities

Uber held its annual product event on Monday, where the company announced new products for travel and sustainability that includes a new tier called Comfort Electric. Going by its name, the new service appears to be an...

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 reportedly features major camera upgrades

The Galaxy Z Fold 4 is expected to launch in a few months but a few details may have leaked already. It is recently rumored to come with upgraded cameras, including a telephoto sensor that could be better than the one used...
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