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Top U.S. negotiator arrives in South Korea amid hopes for easing tensions

Top U.S. negotiator arrives in South Korea amid hopes for easing tensions

Published 14/11/2017

The United States' top negotiator with North Korea arrived in South Korea on Tuesday, a visit that comes as hopes rise for an easing of tensions on the peninsula in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump's visit and a lull in missile testing. [more…]

Trump taps ex-pharma executive Azar as U.S. health secretary

Trump taps ex-pharma executive Azar as U.S. health secretary

Published 13/11/2017

President Donald Trump on Monday said he is nominating former pharmaceutical executive and industry lobbyist Alex Azar to serve as U.S. Health and Human Services secretary, saying Azar would push to lower the price of medicines. [more…]

As Trump targets immigrants, U.S. farm sector looks to automate

As Trump targets immigrants, U.S. farm sector looks to automate

Published 10/11/2017

Convincing big U.S. dairy owners to buy robots to milk their cows - and reduce the farmhands they employ - used to be a tough sell for Steve Fried. Recently, his job has gotten easier, he says, in part because of President Donald Trump. [more…]

Eurek-baa: Scientists find sheep can recognize human faces

Eurek-baa: Scientists find sheep can recognize human faces

Published 08/11/2017

Sheep have been trained to recognize the faces of celebrities, including former U.S. President Barack Obama, by University of Cambridge scientists who hope it may help with understanding neurodegenerative diseases. [more…]

Trump greets Japanese emperor with a handshake and nod – but no bow

Trump greets Japanese emperor with a handshake and nod – but no bow

Published 06/11/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump greeted Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko on Monday with a genteel handshake and nod, but no bow, avoiding the pitfall of U.S. President Barack Obama who was criticized at home for his deep bow to the monarch. [more…]

Kentucky man arrested in assault on Senator Rand Paul released on bail

Kentucky man arrested in assault on Senator Rand Paul released on bail

Published 05/11/2017

A man has been arrested for assaulting U.S. Senator Rand Paul at his Kentucky home on Friday and causing a "minor injury," the state police said. [more…]

Amazon plans new corporate office in Vancouver, to double headcount

Amazon plans new corporate office in Vancouver, to double headcount

Published 04/11/2017

Amazon.com Inc said on Friday that it will a open second corporate office in Vancouver, doubling its staff in the western Canadian city by early 2020 as it looks to tap into a burgeoning local tech workforce. [more…]

U.S. House approves funding for children`s healthcare program

U.S. House approves funding for children`s healthcare program

Published 03/11/2017

The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved legislation to continue a federal insurance program for millions of lower-income children and pregnant women, but with an ongoing funding battle it could be weeks before the program gets more money. [more…]

FCC media rule rollback could usher in TV station buying spree

FCC media rule rollback could usher in TV station buying spree

Published 28/10/2017

The Republican-led Federal Communications Commission is moving to quickly undo roadblocks to increased consolidation among media companies, potentially unleashing an onslaught of deals among TV, radio and newspaper owners as they seek to better compete with online media. [more…]

Uber hires Pepsi`s Tony West as new chief legal officer

Uber hires Pepsi`s Tony West as new chief legal officer

Published 27/10/2017

Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] said on Friday it hired a new chief legal officer to guide the company through its many legal quandaries, filling one of the crucial vacancies in its leadership. [more…]