Tag: US

Cambodia to return 1,600 tonnes of waste to US, Canada

Cambodia will send back 1,600 tonnes of plastic waste found in shipping containers to the US and Canada, an official said Wednesday, as Southeast Asian countries revolt against an onslaught of rubbish shipments. China's decision to ban foreign plastic waste imports last year threw global...

US senator calls for investigation into FaceApp

Popular Russia-based application FaceApp, which allows users to change their appearance to look older or younger, came under fire in the United States Wednesday, with one senator urging an FBI investigation. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called for the FBI and the FTC, the US...

‘Game of Thrones’ and Netflix tipped to sweep Emmy nominations

by Andrew MARSZAL "Game of Thrones" and Netflix are tipped by TV industry watchers to dominate Tuesday's Emmy nominations as Hollywood gears up for awards season. The Television Academy's 24,000 members sifted through a record number of entries for this year's Emmys, the small-screen equivalent of...

Trump tells Congresswomen to ‘go back’ where they’re from

US President Donald Trump on Sunday told unnamed Democratic Congresswomen to "go back" where they came from, prompting senior members of the party to brand him a "racist" and a xenophobe. It is the latest controversial comment by Trump, who last year reportedly referred to countries...

Panasonic dispels claims that it has cut ties with Huawei, says reports are untrue

Japan – Electronics group Panasonic has released an official statement that business is as usual with Huawei despite earlier claims that it had suspended transactions due to the United States’ blacklisting of Huawei. On May 23 (Thursday), Panasonic dispelled the “online media” claims that they...

Pompeo: Second Trump-Kim summit to be held somewhere in Asia

Washington-- US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he was dispatching a team to make preparations for the next summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, to be held somewhere in Asia late in February. Earlier this month, Pompeo met with...

China will surpass US as the world’s top retail market in 2019: eMarketer

China is expected to surpass US as the world’s number one retail market in 2019, according to a report by the consulting firm eMarketer. With China’s increasing middle-class population, this would be a factor in having a consumer-driven economy. Based on the report’s worldwide retail and e-commerce...

Obamas waltz with 106-year-old, Lee Hsien Loong has warm moment with Samsui woman, while Najib…

The story of the 106-year-old Virginia McLaurin turning a White House Visit into a dance party has taken the Internet by storm. Mrs McLaurin said she was very happy to meet the United States' first black president and his “black” wife, all while holding Obama and...

Rapes in US: 1 in 5 women, and 1 in 71 men, face the crime in their lifetimes

A report just released and prepared by the White House Council on Women and Girls, and the Office of the Vice President revealed the shocking statistics Consider the below. Female victims Nearly 1 in 5 women – or nearly 22 million – have been raped in their...