WASHINGTON - The US House of Representatives has passed a bill with unanimous support that could accelerate the rollout of self-driving technology, a media report said. The Safely Ensuring Lives Future Deployment and Research In Vehicle Evolution Act, or the "Self Drive Act" now moves to the Senate. If it passes there, it could become the first national law for self-driving cars in the US, The Verge reported on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON - Former US President Barack Obama said that a shadow has been cast over thousands of immigrants with the end of the DACA program, which protected from deportation some 800,000 undocumented young people, and slammed the decision taken by his successor Donald Trump, as "cruel" and "wrong". "That shadow has been cast over some of our best and brightest young people once again.
WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump will donate $1 million of his fortune to recovery efforts in Texas though the White House said he hasn't determined which group or groups will receive the contribution. "He would like to join in the efforts that a lot of people we have seen across the country do," White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said on Thursday, saying the funds would come from the President's "personal money".
WASHINGTON - Russia has been given two days to close its consulate in San Francisco as well as diplomatic annexes in Washington and New York, the US State Department has said. The move comes in response to the Kremlin's decision last July to order the US to reduce by 755 the number of diplomats and diplomatic personnel working at the US Embassy in Moscow and at its consulates in St. Petersburg and other cities.
WASHINGTON - Indian-Americans who are living in safer Texas neighbourhoods are helping people affected by the devastating Hurricane Harvey by offering them shelter, preparing food for thousands and distributing essential relief aid. A massive number of Indian-Americans in the Greater Houston Area have been affected by the ongoing flooding. The Indian Americans formed numerous volunteer groups to help the victims using social media...
WASHINGTON - With some 200 Indian students of the University of Houston affected by floods in the wake of tropical storm Harvey, the Indian mission in the Texas city on Tuesday shared helpline numbers for worried families and relatives back in India. "We are getting understandably a number of communications from worried friends and relatives in India seeking details about family and friends in distress in Houston due to flooding or informing us...
LONDON - British lawmakers, members of the public and tourists on Monday gathered near London's Houses of Parliament to hear Big Ben ring the hour before the iconic clock falls silent for four years while renovation work takes place. The famous bell will not be heard ringing on the hour in London until 2021, though it is still expected to feature on certain dates, including New Year's celebrations and Remembrance Sunday, reports Efe.
BEIJING - China on Monday warned of a possible trade war with the US if Washington begins investigating alleged Chinese trade practices in bilateral commerce. US President Donald Trump had notified his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping that the investigations could begin on Monday, Efe news reported. "China and the US have intertwined interests, trade war has no future, the only result would be a lose-lose (situation),"
SEOUL - North Korea on Saturday said that nearly 3.5 million youths and retired soldiers have sought to enlist in the Army to fight against the US, as tensions between Washington and Pyongyang continued to mount. North Korean state-run newspaper Rodong Sinmun reported on Saturday that a total of 3.47 million people, including students, young workers and retired soldiers had asked to join the armed forces after the regime announced a...
TORONTO - Rana Sarkar, an Indo-Canadian who was till recently national director for high growth markets at the Toronto-based multi-national KPMG, has been named by Prime Minister Justin Trudeaus Liberal government as Canadas Consul-General to San Francisco. Simultaneously, Sarkar has also been named a member of the high-profile Canadian official team for renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)