At least 62 migrants drown as boat sinks off Mauritania

World Dec 6, 2019

At least 62 migrants drown as boat sinks off Mauritania

At least 62 migrants traveling on a makeshift boat have drowned off the coast of Mauritania, in the worst loss of life this year along the increasingly traveled Atlantic migration route to Europe. Eighty-three survivors managed to swim to shore after their boat, which was ...

Europeans again condemn North Korea's missile launches

Asia Pacific / Politics Dec 5, 2019

Europeans again condemn North Korea's missile launches

Half a dozen European countries on Wednesday again condemned North Korea's 13 "provocative" ballistic missile launches since May, saying they violate U.N. Security Council resolutions and undermine regional and international security. A statement from the five European council members — Belgium, France, Germany, United Kingdom ...

Huawei to shift research from hostile U.S. to Canada: founder

Business / Tech Dec 4, 2019

Huawei to shift research from hostile U.S. to Canada: founder

Chinese tech giant Huawei, facing U.S. criminal charges and economic sanctions, is planning to relocate its telecommunications research from the United States to Canada, founder Ren Zhengfei said in an interview published Tuesday. Speaking with the Globe and Mail newspaper at Huawei's headquarters in Shenzhen, ...

Business Dec 3, 2019

Twitter makes global changes to comply with privacy laws

Twitter Inc. is updating its global privacy policy to give users more information about what data advertisers might receive and is launching a site to provide clarity on its data protection efforts, the company said on Monday. The changes, which will take effect on Jan. ...

House impeachment report coming ahead of landmark hearing

World / Crime & Legal Dec 3, 2019

House impeachment report coming ahead of landmark hearing

The House impeachment report on President Donald Trump will be unveiled Monday behind closed doors for key lawmakers as Democrats push ahead with the inquiry despite the White House's declaration it will not participate in the first Judiciary Committee hearing. The Democratic majority on the ...