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Ivanka Trump used personal email for govt business

WASHINGTON: The US president’s daughter and senior advisor Ivanka Trump used a personal email account for government business in violation of federal records rules, The Washington Post reported. The Post, citing anonymous sources, said the discovery was made by White House officials reviewing emails in response to a public records ...

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Siemens to build new London Underground trains

FRANKFURT-AFP: German manufacturing conglomerate Siemens will build almost 100 new trains to replace the decades-old rolling stock on London Underground’s Piccadilly Line, the group said in a statement Tuesday. “London Underground… signed a contract with Siemens Mobility to design and build 94 new generation Tube trains worth around 1.5 billion ...

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BASF starts programme to boost earnings by 2bn eur from 2021

FRANKFURT: German chemicals maker BASF will launch what it called an excellence programme to boost annual earnings by 2 billion euros ($2.3 billion) from 2021 onwards. “The programme will include measures focused on production, logistics, research and development as well as digitalization and automation activities and organizational development,” it said ...

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Nepal’s first robot waiter is ready for orders

KATHMANDU: “Please enjoy your meal,” says Nepal’s first robot waiter, Ginger, as she delivers a plate of steaming dumplings to a table of hungry customers. The poor Himalayan nation is better known for its soaring mountain peaks than technological prowess, but a group of self-taught young innovators are seeking to ...

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BlackBerry to buy cybersecurity firm Cylance for $1.4bn

CALIFORNIA: BlackBerry Ltd said on Friday it will acquire Cylance, an artificial intelligence and cybersecurity company, for $1.4 billion in cash to help expand its QNX unit that makes software for next-generation autonomous cars. Besides the cash component, the deal includes the assumption of Cylance’s unvested employee incentives, BlackBerry said. ...

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Pakistan faces IMF’s toughest conditions for bailout package

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is facing toughest conditions of the history by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for bailout package. Sources said that the IMF demanded the government to increase General Sales Tax (GST) to 18 percent and also asked the government to withdraw subsidy in phases. The Mission also demanded the ...

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Chinese artificial sun pushes past 100 million degrees

HEFEI – The experimental advanced superconducting tokamak (EAST), or the ‘Chinese artificial sun’, achieved an electron temperature of over 100 million degrees in its core plasma, a key step towards the test running of fusion reactor, a lab in east China’s Anhui Province said. The ultimate goal of EAST is ...

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Samsung foldable smartphone named, priced and unveil dated

LONDON: According to a report by South Korea-based Yonhap News Agency, the folding smartphone that Samsung teased at the Developer Conference last week won’t be a secret much longer. The name, price, and release date of the shadowed folding smartphone that Samsung teased last week is coming into the light. ...

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APEC leaders divided after US, China spat

PORT MORESBY: Asia-Pacific leaders failed Sunday to bridge gaping divisions over trade at a summit dominated by a war of words between the US and China as they vie for regional influence. For the first time, APEC leaders were unable to agree on a formal written declaration amid sharp differences ...

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Kylie Jenner’s holiday beauty collection is full of sparkle

LOS ANGELES: Kylie Jenner has been busy in the beauty lab again, prepping for the launch of her Kylie Cosmetics holiday makeup collection. The cult beauty brand is putting an icy spin on winter beauty for its third annual holiday collection, featuring multiple festive treats for eyes, lips and face. ...

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