LOS ANGELES - Hollywood celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Nick Offerman, George Clooney, Cynthia Nixon, Laura Dern, Willow and Jaden Smith and David and Jeffrey Katzenberg joined in students to protest against gun violence at the marches here. Thousands of students showed up to the "March for Our Lives" demonstrations nationwide along with the stars on Saturday, in the aftermath of the shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School...
LOS ANGELES - Verified Facebook pages of SpaceX and Tesla disappeared on Friday, minutes after Elon Musk responded to a comment on Twitter calling for him to take down his rocket company SpaceX, electric carmaker Tesla and his own official pages in support of the #DeleteFacebook movement. "What's Facebook?" Musk on Friday morning sarcastically replied to a tweet from WhatsApp co-founder Brian
BEIJING - China on Thursday strongly opposed new trade restrictions and warned of strong action if US President Donald Trump approved new tariffs and sanctions against the country. Trump, who recently announced controversial tariffs on aluminium and steel imports, is expected to announce new tariffs and fines worth $50 billion against China later in the day to counterbalance the trade deficit with the country. "China has indicated its position many times,
MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin has said his country is ready to discuss any issue with the US and urged Washington to adopt the same attitude. "We are ready to discuss any matter, be it missile-related issues, cyberspace or counter-terrorism efforts," Putin said in an interview with NBC published by the Kremlin on Saturday, Xinhua reported. He added that Russia and the US should sit down and talk things over...
NEW YORK - Nearly one million residents were left without power and in the cold as two nor'easters hit the northeastern United States in less than one week. A nor'easter hit the upper half of the East Coast on Wednesday, bringing a lot of snow to the New England region, adding to the lingering snowfall from another nor'easter that descended on March 2, reports Xinhua news agency. As a result of the extreme weather,
LOS ANGELES,CA- Indian cinema icon Shashi Kapoor and India’s first female superstar Sridevi were honoured at the 90th Academy Awards ceremony here on March 4 at the Dolby Theater during the “In Memoriam” montage. The Indian stars got a musical tribute by Eddie Vedder who took the stage to sing Tom Petty’s “Room at the top”. Actress Jennifer Garner introduced the segment by paying tribute to late star Audrey Hepburn.
MEXICO - Young woman pistol shooter Manu Bhaker contributed two gold medals for India in the ISSF World Cup here. Manu, 16, not only won the 10m Air Pistol gold medal but also partnered Om Prakash Mitharval for the 10m Air Pistol mixed team gold on Monday. In the individual event, the Indian debutant shot a total of 237.5 to prevail over home favourite Alejandra Zavala Vazquez, who finished second with a total of 237.1.
BEIJING - China on Sunday warned US President Donald Trump that there would be consequences if Washington launched a trade war. "China does not want a trade war with the US, but if it takes actions to hurt China's interests, China will not sit by idly and will take necessary measures," Zhang Yesui, a spokesperson for China's National People's Congress, said in a press conference. Zhang also warned Washington that policies based...
WASHINGTON - The US administration has reached a $3.9 billion deal with Boeing for two new Air Force One planes for the President, the White House said. President Donald Trump has reached the informal deal with Boeing on a "fixed-price contract" for the new Air Force One Program, Xinhua quoted a White House spokesperson as saying on Tuesday. The contract would save taxpayers more than $1.4 billion, the White House said.
SAN FRANCISCO - Google has conducted a trial of a new technology that will help 911 operators figure out the location of cellphone callers more accurately, media reported. The test included tens of thousands of 911 calls over the span of two months in several states in the US and had encouraging results, The Wall Street Journal reported late on Friday. The 911 system, which turns 50 this month, has often struggled to locate cellphone callers.