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The 1975, DJ Harris triumph at UK BRIT music Awards; Pink honored

February 21, 2019 13:09 PM

Pop rock band The 1975 and DJ Calvin Harris were the main winners at the BRIT Awards on Wednesday, each scooping two prizes at Britain’s annual pop music honors.

Google fails to disclose microphone in Nest Secure

February 21, 2019 13:00 PM

Feb 21: Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Wednesday it had made an “error” in not disclosing that its Nest Secure home security system had a built-in microphone in its devices.

Johnson & Johnson receives federal subpoenas related to baby powder litigation

February 21, 2019 13:00 PM

Feb 21: Johnson & Johnson said Wednesday it has received subpoenas from the U.S. Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) related to litigation involving alleged asbestos contamination in its signature Baby Powder product line.

U.S., China sketch outlines of deal to end trade war : sources

February 21, 2019 10:37 AM

WASHINGTON, Feb 21: The United States and China have started to outline commitments in principle on the stickiest issues in their trade dispute, marking the most significant progress yet toward ending a seven-month trade war, according to sources familiar with the negotiations.

UPDATE: Bangladesh building fire kills at least 70, toll could rise further

February 21, 2019 08:22 AM

DHAKA, Feb 21: The death toll from a fire in a centuries-old area of the Bangladesh capital, Dhaka, jumped dramatically to 56 people on Thursday, a fire official said, and could keep climbing as fire fighters combed the wreckage of the destroyed building.

We'll target USA if Washington deploys missiles in Europe, warns Putin

February 20, 2019 16:43 PM

MOSCOW, Feb 20: Russia will respond to any deployment of intermediate-range nuclear weapons in Europe by targeting not only the countries where those missiles are stationed, but the United States itself, President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday.

Saudi prince sees 'useful returns' from expected $100 billion investment in India

February 20, 2019 16:22 PM

NEW DELHI, Feb 20: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday he saw investment opportunities of more than $100 billion in India over the next two years as he began his first official visit amid tensions between arch foes India and Pakistan.

ICC expects India-Pakistan game to go through despite tensions

February 20, 2019 16:00 PM

The International Cricket Council is confident the June 16, World Cup match between Indian and Pakistan will go ahead despite last week's attack claimed by Pakistan-based militants on Indian forces in disputed Kashmir, chief executive David Richardson has said.

North Korea's Kim to travel to Vietnam by train, summit at Government Guesthouse: sources

February 20, 2019 13:30 PM

HANOI, Feb 20: Vietnam is preparing for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to arrive by train for his summit in Hanoi next week with President Donald Trump, two sources with direct knowledge of security and logistics planning told Reuters on Wednesday.

China urges U.S. to respect its right to develop, prosper

February 20, 2019 12:04 PM

BEIJING, Feb 20: The United States should respect China’s right to develop and become prosperous, the Chinese government’s top diplomat told a visiting U.S. delegation, reiterating that the country’s doors to the outside world would open wider.

Microsoft expands political security service to 12 European countries

February 20, 2019 11:39 AM

Feb 20: Microsoft Corp on Wednesday said it will offer its cyber security service Account Guard to 12 new markets in Europe including Germany, France and Spain, to close security gaps and protect customers in political space from hacking.

India's Modi breaks protocol to welcome Saudi's crown prince

February 20, 2019 11:21 AM

NEW DELHI  Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke with government protocol to personally welcome Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to New Delhi on Tuesday.

Oil near 2019 highs amid OPEC cuts, U.S. sanctions

February 20, 2019 10:55 AM

SINGAPORE. Feb 20: Oil prices were around 2019 highs on Wednesday, propped up by supply cuts led by producer club OPEC and by U.S. sanctions on Iran and Venezuela.

Teenager who joined IS group in Syria to lose UK citizenship

February 20, 2019 10:32 AM

LONDON, Feb 20: Shamima Begum, a teenager who left London when she was aged 15 to join Islamic State in Syria, has had her British citizenship revoked, according to a letter sent to her family published by ITV News on Tuesday.

UAE Armed Forces sign defense contracts worth $140.17 million with international firms

February 19, 2019 17:41 PM

ABU DHABI, Feb 19: The United Arab Emirates’ armed forces signed 514.8 million dirham ($140.17 million) defense contracts with international firms on Tuesday at the IDEX military exhibition, spokesman Brigadier General Mohammed al-Hassani said.

Mongolia suspends KFC outlets after hundreds show food poisoning symptoms

February 19, 2019 13:30 PM

ULAANBAATAR, Feb 19: Mongolia has temporarily suspended operations of all KFC restaurants in the country to conduct an inquiry, as 42 people were hospitalized and hundreds showed food poisoning symptoms after eating at one of the outlets of the fast-food chain.

Growing market economy threatens North Korea's 'socialist utopia'

February 19, 2019 13:00 PM

SEOUL, Feb 19: In January, thousands of North Korean students traveled to Mount Paektu, a sacred mountain where the ruling family claims its roots and where leader Kim Jong Un is building a massive economic hub at the alpine town of Samjiyon.

Women in Hollywood see some gains after Oscars equality plea

February 19, 2019 11:49 AM

A year after best actress winner Frances McDormand used the Oscars stage to advocate for more women in front of and behind the camera, Hollywood is celebrating some progress - but remains far from reaching parity with men.

New round of U.S.-China trade talks to begin in Washington on Tuesday

February 19, 2019 11:15 AM

WASHINGTON, Feb 19: A new round of talks between the United States and China to resolve their trade war will take place in Washington on Tuesday, with follow-up sessions at a higher level later in the week, the White House said on Monday.

Honda to shut UK car plant in 2022 with the loss of 3,500 jobs

February 19, 2019 10:45 AM

LONDON, Feb 19: Japanese car maker Honda is set to announce it’s closing its only British car plant in 2022 with the loss of 3,500 jobs, a lawmaker told Reuters, in the latest blow to the UK car industry as Brexit approaches.