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trumpgreenland-aug21.jpg U.S. President Donald Trump canceled what was considered an important state visit to Denmark, over the Scandinavian government's opposition to his proposed interest in buying Greenland. Greenland is an autonomous Danish territory located in North American continent between the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans. Only a small population of around 60,000 lives in the island, where most of its land su

amazonorestfire-aug21.jpg Brazil's space research agency has raised alarm over the raging widfires that continue to destroy the Amazon, the largest rain forest in the world. A new report published by the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) said its satellite data shows 83 percent rise in wildfires in the country this year compared to the same period in 2018. INPE reported that a total of 72,843 fires were detect

Senator Bernie Sanders has called for the legalization of marijuana at the federal level in the U.S. On Sunday, the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate said on Twitter, "We must legalize marijuana nationally, expunge past marijuana convictions and ensure revenue from marijuana is reinvested in...

europa-082019.jpg NASA confirmed the next phase of "Europa Clipper" mission targeting the ice-encrusted moon of Jupiter, which is considered a prime target in the search for life beyond Earth. The decision allows the mission to progress to completion of final design, followed by the construction and testing of the spacecraft and science payload. "We are all excited about the decision that moves the Europa Clipp

computerchip-aug20.jpg A Californian-based computer systems start-up company has unveiled what it claims to be the world's largest computer chip. The Cerebras Wafer-Scale Engine (WSE), designed by Cerebras Systems, was developed for use in complex artificial intelligence (AI) systems. The mega chip, which is larger than a standard iPad, is 46,225 square millimeters in size, and contains more than 1.2 Trillion transist

cruisemissile-aug20.jpg The United States successfully tested a medium-range cruise missile after pulling out of Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with Russia. The cold war era treaty was a deterrent among the world's two super powers from proliferating such nuclear-capable weapons. The Trump administration withdrew from the treaty on August 2 accusing Russia of violating it. But Russia denied the charge.

whitehouse-aug19.jpg White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow dismissed concerns about a possible recession in the wake of volatile global bond markets last week, which is seen as a predecessor of recessions. "There is no recession in sight. Consumers are working. Their wages are rising. They are spending and they are saving," Kudlow said in a television talk show, "Fox News Sunday". Citing data showing 0.7 per cent

apple-aug19.jpg U.S. President Donald Trump said he discussed with Apple Inc.'s CEO Tim Cook about the impact of the U.S. tariffs on goods imported from China as well as the competition for Apple from South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co. Cook reportedly warned Trump that the tariffs on Chinese imports would hurt Apple's business as the tech giant relies heavily on manufacturing in China.

Craft 1861, a maker of hemp cannabidiol or CBD technology and products, said it will partner with the World Boxing Council or WBC to develop a new line of co-branded CBD wellness products to be distributed globally. This venture is the largest and first co-branded line of products to be distributed...

spacetourism-aug16.jpg Virgin Galactic has taken a major step in its space tourism project on Thursday as it unveiled its new Mission Control at a spaceport in New Mexico. AFP quoted the British spaceflight company's Chief Executive George Whitesides that the first commercial space flight carrying paying passengers is expected to take off within a year. Virgin Galactic's founder, Richard Branson, had initially suggest

cigarette-aug16.jpg The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed a rule that requires tobacco manufacturing companies to display new health warnings with color images on cigarette packets and in advertisements to promote greater public understanding of the negative health consequences of smoking. If implemented, it will be the most significant change to cigarette labels in the UNited States in more than 35 ye

omarilhan-aug16.jpg Israel barred two Democratic Muslim women members of the U.S. House of Representatives from visiting the country apparently under pressure from the leader of its biggest ally. Reps Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, who are known critics of Israel and President Donald Trump, had scheduled to visit Jerusalem and Palestinian cities of Bethlehem, Hebron and Ramallah this weekend. The lawmakers' trip was

The legal cannabis market in California is poised for huge growth after seeing a $500 million fall in legal sales in 2018 following an initially rocky launch of the state's adult-cannabis market, according to a new report. The report, titled "California: Lessons From the World's Largest Cannabis Market",...

irs-taxwaiver-081519.jpg The Internal Revenue Service has announced a new round of penalty relief to eligible taxpayers who already filed their 2018 federal income tax returns but did not claim the previously offered waiver. This one-time penalty relief offering is estimated to benefit more than 400,000 eligible taxpayers. IRS said in a statement that it will apply the estimated tax penalty waiver to tax accounts of all

nuclearpower-081519.jpg The U.S. Government blacklisted four Chinese nuclear power companies, accusing them of helping to acquire advanced U.S. technology for Chinese military. The Bureau of Industry and Security under the Department of Commerce added China General Nuclear Power Group and its subsidiaries China General Nuclear Power Corp., or CGNPC, China Nuclear Power Technology Research Institute Co., and Suzhou Nucle

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