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New Delhi: Japan’s Softbank is reportedly looking to make a USD 2-3 billion investment in India’s fastest-growing telecom firm Reliance Jio as billionaire Mukesh Ambani looks to deleverage business by selling stakes. This comes on the back of reports of Saudi giant Aramco in discussions to buy a 25 per cent stake in Reliance Industries’ refining and petrochemical business for USD 10-15 billion. “Softbank has long been seen as a potential investor in Jio,” JPMorgan said in a research report.”For

NASA's robotic probe InSight detected and measured what scientists are calling a "marsquake" on Tuesday, according to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California which said it was the first time a seismological tremor was recorded on another planet. Reuters said the breakthrough came five months after the robotic probe first touched down on the surface of Mars. InSight was the first spacecraft designed specifically to study the deep interior of Mars and is scheduled to begin its two-year

Drugstore retailers Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc and Rite Aid Corp will both no longer sell tobacco products to customers who are below 21 years old, one week after U.S. Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell revealed plans to introduce legislation which would raise the minimum age for buying tobacco products to 21, according to The New York Times. The attempted crackdown is targeting widespread teenage tobacco and vaping device usage, but several states and cities have already passed

The White House could try to prevent former White House Counsel Don McGahn from complying with a House Judiciary Committee subpoena which demanded he cooperate with the Democrats probe into potential obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump on Tuesday, according to CNN. One source said the White House could argue executive privilege over aspects if McGahn does testify, but said discussions are still preliminary so all measures were still being considered. Other sources said the House

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the Internal Revenue Service would reach a decision on how to handle the House Ways and Means Committee Chairman's request for President Donald Trump's tax returns by May 6 on Tuesday, according to The Washington Post. Tuesday's letter to Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA) is the first time Mnuchin has given a deadline for what has become a main point of contention between the House Democrats and the Trump administration. Mnuchin's 10--page later said the request

Reuters reports two men, a former engineer and a Chinese businessman, were charged with economic espionage and conspiring to steal trade secrets from General Electric Co to benefit China, an unsealed indictment by the U.S. Justice Department Tuesday revealed. Former GE engineer Xiaoqing Zheng and businessman Zhaoxi Zhang occurs after Zheng was initially charged in August with alleged theft, the report said. The indictments mark the first time the U.S. government has formerly said the indictments

AsiaSat 7, a US-made satellite built for Hong Kong's AsiaSat, sits aboard a Proton-M rocket ahead of launch in Kazakhstan in 2011 A fleet of US-made satellites helps China's government police its people and supports its military despite growing wariness in Washington over Beijing's power, the Wall Street Journal reported

Former Vice President Joe Biden will announce his presidential bid on Thursday with an online video, according to ABC News. Biden's team has been preparing the groundwork for his campaign for months, but on Tuesday ABC News confirmed the plan to launch the campaign would be made official this week. Biden will grow the immense field of Democratic contenders for the 2020 presidential election and is scheduled to hold his first campaign event in Pittsburgh on Monday, according to CNN. The former VP

Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner said special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation was more harmful to the United States than Russian election interference during the 2016 presidential election on Tuesday, according to NBC News. Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law, attempted to downplay the report, which was released last week, and even erroneously misstated the conclusions of the report which said there was a massive and widespread effort by Russia to manipulate the election.

Whether it's sweet or savory, a new study published this week says eating breakfast could help reduce your risk of dying early from cardiovascular disease, according to USA Today. The study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology on Monday used data from more than 6,500 American adults from age 40 to 75 between 1988 and 1994 and found skipping breakfast was significantly associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular-related deaths, particularly stroke-related deaths.

A Texas couple was sentenced to seven years in federal prison each for enslaving a Guinean woman as their personal servant for more than 16 years on Monday, according to CNN. A federal judge in Fort Worth, Texas, sentenced Mohamed Toure and Denise Cros-Toure each to two seven-year terms and one five-year term, with all sentences to be served concurrently. The two are the son and daughter-in-law of the late Guinean president Ahmed Sekou Toure, who was the country's first president after leading

The U.S. Supreme Court will undertake one of the most controversial cases of its current term Tuesday when the High Court hears the Trump administration’s bid to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, Reuters reported. Plan opponents have called the Republican effort a measure to scare immigrants from taking part in the population count, the report said. The measure was previously heard – and subsequently blocked – in lower courts, who ruled the administration violated federal law and

One day after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake rattled the northern Philippines and killed at least 16 people, a new, powerful earthquake hit the country’s central region Tuesday, The Associated Press reported. Tuesday’s quake measured 6.4 on the Richter scale by the U.S. Geological Survey, the report said. The earthquake was reportedly centered near San Julian town in Eastern Samar province. The temblor prompted residents to flee from their homes and office workers to run to safety, the news agency

Reuters reports a large refuse pile collapsed late Monday night at a mine in Myanmar resulting in fears more than 50 people have may been killed, a member of parliament and a rescue worker said. Thus far, reports say, three bodies have been pulled from the debris, Tin Soe, a lawmaker representing the jade-rich Hpakant area of Kachin state in the country’s north, said Tuesday. Because mines in Hpakant are poorly regulated, Reuters reported, deadly landslides and other accidents are common.

Compounds found in turmeric - a condiment commonly used in Indian cuisine -can help prevent prevent and treat stomach cancer, scientists claim. Researchers Federal University of Sao Paulo (UNIFESP) and the Federal University of Para (UFPA) in Brazil identified possible therapeutic effects of curcumin - the yellow powder derived from the roots of the turmeric plant. "We undertook a vast review of the scientific literature on all nutrients and bioactive compounds with the potential to prevent or

Kazakhstan's ruling party has nominated the interim president to run in the presidential election later this year. The Nur Otan party on Tuesday voted to nominate Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, who became ...

General News Argo Blockchain , the crypto mining firm that listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) last summer, has revealed oil tycoon Frank Timis – twice convicted for possession of heroin with intent to supply – as their biggest shareholder. According to a Daily Mail report, Timis’ involvement with the firm was revealed after he moved behind the scenes to oust two board members at the firm following the firm’s value plummeting £15million since its IPO. Bakkt’s proposal continues to hit

French supermarket retailer Casino said it was beefing up its partnership with tech giant Amazon following the success of an earlier deal between its Monoprix supermarket chain and Amazon in Paris. ...

Singer Adele, who confirmed her split from husband Simon Konecki over the weekend, will channel her break-up sorrow into her new album, which is expected to be out

Lawmakers in Washington's state senate passed a bill last Friday which would allow the state to become the first to allow human remains to be composted, according to USA Today. If Gov. Jay Inslee signs Senate Bill 5001 into law, it would take effect May 1, 2020. State Sen. Jamie Pederson, the bill's sponsor, said current law only allows a human body to be cremated or buried in Washington, but this would offer a third, more-eco-friendly option for disposing of human remains. The…

Sri Lanka was under a state of emergency on Monday evening after the devastating bomb attacks on Easter Sunday killed 290 people across several hotels and churches, which officials said was due to militants with foreign links, according to Reuters. The emergency law gives police and the military expansive powers to detain and interrogate suspects without the usual court orders. The president's office released a statement which said the emergency would go into effect at midnight local time and

The United States Food and Drug Administration announced they were approving the first generic nasal spray version of Narcan, a drug which can reverse opioid overdoses, according to CBS News. "In the wake of the opioid crisis, a number of efforts are underway to make this emergency overdose reversal treatment more readily available and more accessible. In addition to this approval of the first generic naloxone nasal spray, moving forward we will prioritize our review of generic drug applications

The House Judiciary Committee served former White House counsel Don McGahn with a subpoena on Monday as part of its ongoing investigation into obstruction of justice from President Donald Trump, according to NBC News. The Democratic-led panel authorized subpoenas earlier this month for McGahn and four other White House officials but waited until Monday to issue the subpoena to McGahn, seeking testimony and documents from the former White House counsel. The subpoena asks Trump's former lawyer to

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) - Bolivian police say a bus crashed head-on with another vehicle and plunged down a deep

Macedonia's pro-Western candidate, Stevo Pendarovski, and his main rival Gordana Siljanovska-Davkova will head to a presidential runoff election after Sunday's vote had a record low turnout which prevented either from winning the election outright, according to The Guardian. The presidential vote was deeply affected by the recent change of the country's name under a historic deal with Greece. The name change to North Macedonia helped end a decades-old dispute with its neighbor over an implied

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck the Philippines main island of Luzon, causing several buildings to collapse with at least six people dead on Monday, according to The New Straits Times. The quake struck 60 km (37 miles) northwest of the capital, Manila, at a depth of 40 km (25 miles), according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The governor of Pampanga province told a radio station several people were killed due to building collapses. Local media also reported the Clark

The United States Supreme Court agreed to consider if federal employment discrimination law which bans discrimination based on sex also includes discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identification on Monday, according to Politico. After lower courts have been divided on the issue, the Supreme Court will now hear three different petitions whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act which prohibits employment discrimination based on sex also encompasses discrimination based on sexual

A move late last week by House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings to subpoena information about U.S. President Donald Trump’s finances has been met with complaint by the president and his business seeking to squash the subpoena, CNBC reported Monday. The filing, filed in federal court in Washington, D.C. quotes Trump’s lawyers saying Democrats have “declared all-out political war” against him, the report said. “Subpoenas are their weapon of choice.” – Filing by U.S. President Donald

With successful defenses against ransomware, and since cryptojacking has become less profitable with cryptocurrencies’ fall in value, formjacking has become the new avenue for online criminal activity. It’s easy to do, it’s scalable, and it’s hard to stop.

Article by WN.Com Correspondent Dallas Darling On Friday, April 10 1998, the Republic of Ireland (IRL) and British Northern Ireland signed the Good Friday Agreement. Not only did the historical treaty end decades of war and conflict between a predominantly Catholic and a Protestant country, the epicenter being the hard borders which existed between the two, but hard borders were changed into soft borders. Barely noticeable today, gone are the militarized checkpoints and armed patrols, including

SKOPJE, North Macedonia -- A presidential election Sunday gave voters in North Macedonia another chance to give an opinion on their country's new name and tested the center-left government that negotiated the name change to end a decades-old dispute with neighboring Greece. Polls closed at 7 p.m. (noon CDT). Domestic election observers said the election proceeded calmly, although villagers locked one voting station to protest a lack of road repairs. The

Citing news reports and feedback from tech journalists around the world, Samsung has reportedly postponed the launch of the Galaxy Fold that was scheduled for this week. Following reports and complaints from tech journalists with regards to the issues with the Galaxy Fold’s display, Samsung is

Paris [France], Apr 22 (ANI): Fabio Fognini on Sunday (local time) registered his maiden ATP Masters 1000 title win as he defeated Serbian Dusan Lajovic 6-3, 6-4 in Monte Carlo. With this win, he has become the first Italian to win the Masters 1000 title. "I am really, really happy. Nothing to say. I have to

Democratic Senator and 2020 presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren called on the House of Representatives to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump on Friday after reading the report released by the Justice Department detailing the two-year special counsel investigation led by Robert Mueller, according to The Huffington Post. "The Mueller report lays out facts showing that a hostile foreign government attacked our 2016 election to help Donald Trump and Donald Trump welcomed

Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido called for the "biggest demonstration in history" to put pressure on President Nicolas Maduro to step down to take place on May 1 while addressing a crowd in Caracas on Friday, according to The AFP. Guaido, the self-declared interim president and head of the opposition-controlled National Assembly, repeated his calls for the country's armed forces to take his side after three months of a power struggle between his supporters and Maduro's government.

David and Louise Turpin, the parents who abused and held 12 of their children captive inside their California home, were sentenced to life in prison on Friday after the two pleaded guilty, according to NBC News. The Turpins were arrested last year after one of the children managed to shimmy out of a window and called the police to alert officials about how the 13 children, who ranged in age from 2 to 29 were being held captive in squalid conditions. Authorities said…

The United States envoy for peace in Afghanistan said he was disappointed after talks between the Taliban and Afghan politicians in Qatar fell apart on Friday, according to Reuters. The event in Doha was suddenly canceled on Thursday over arguments about the size and status of the group, which included some Afghan government officials attending the 250-strong delegation. “I’m disappointed Qatar’s intra-Afghan initiative has been delayed,” Zalmay Khalilzad, the U.S. special representative for

Israel has launched artillery and aerial attacks on positions belonging to the Palestinian resistance movement of Hamas in the besieged Gaza Strip. According to Palestinian security sources speaking to

The anti-government gilets jaunes (yellow vests) protesters will be banned from demonstrating near the Notre Dame Cathedral on Saturday after the historic site suffered a catastrophic fire earlier this week, according to The Guardian. French interior minister Christophe Castaner warned rioters would be on the streets in several cities across France, but "particularly Paris," for the protests scheduled for this weekend. Castaner also warned against any extremist groups or troublemakers planning

The House Judiciary Committee issued a subpoena on Friday to the Justice Department demanding access to the full report from special counsel Robert Mueller, including evidence, grand jury testimony, and other material not made public, according to NBC News. Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) said he wants everything by May 1. "I am open to working with the department to reach a reasonable accommodation for access to these materials. However I cannot accept any proposal which leaves most of Congress in