Geneva sources reported that the Swiss government said it opposes a proposed burka ban that is due to come to a referendum after supporters gained 106,600 signatures last year to enable a popular vote against full facial covering. Accordingly the Swiss Federal Council said in a statement that while the wearing of a full veil can be "problematic", it should continue to be left up to individual cantons to decide.
San Francisco sources reported that Facebook faced flak for not doing enough to prevent spread of misinformation by Russia-linked accounts during the 2016 US presidential election. The social networking giant has rolled out several initiatives to fight fake news and bring more transparency
Tehran sources reported that an Iranian oil official said on Wednesday that it is not an easy task to block the country's crude from the global market. Presently some European companies, such as Shell and Total, have stopped buying Iranian oil over the past few weeks and Iran is still exporting oil to Europe, Asia and elsewhere in the world.
Washington sources reported that US President Donald Trump cracked a joke about Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo running for president against incumbent Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, who responded by saying that Portugal "is nothing like the US". As per report what started off as a casual conversation on Wednesday about the World Cup between Trump and Rebelo de Sousa, who is on an official visit in Washington, revealed the stark contrast between their political cultures.
According to sources in a major shock to Indian community aspiring to go to the US, the US President Donald Trump's government has tightened H-1B work visa norms which in turn may burn the profits of the Indian IT service firms further. Meanwhile US' fresh move is expected to put cost pressures on the Indian IT services firms and impact their margins due to increase in compliance and rise in onsite hiring and moreover the impact will be company specific and relative to H-1B visa dependence.
Sources from Key West made a statement that as per latest report Florida woman has completed a more than 100 mile (160 kilometer) voyage from Cuba to the Florida Keys on a stand up paddle board. Meanwhile Victoria Burgess arrived in Key West on Wednesday, paddling across the Florida Straits in just under 28 hours.
Presently Trump administration is gearing up to propose new laws in order to benefit US workers. Recently the Department of Homeland Security confirmed that the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) would propose new laws by Jan 2019 and the main target is to revise, redefine
A Dutch citizen has registered his gender as 'Neutral' at the Roermond’s Limburg District Court. The Dutch citizen won the case after he registered the case as he wished to register neither as a male nor a female. Even though the judges urge the lawmakers to recognize him as 'Third gender' he was persistent to take over it as 'Neutral'.
Facebook will hereafter tell its users by itself, the number of hours they spend on the social media platform. There are lots in our world, who spend their whole day immersed in face book, and they live with the belief that face book is their virtual friend. The number of hours spent by people on face book has been constantly increasing over the years, to alarming levels.
Washington sources reported that as per a statement "Remittance inflows improved in all regions and the top remittance recipients were India with $69 billion, followed by China ($64 billion), the Philippines ($33 billion), Mexico ($31 billion), Nigeria ($22 billion), and Egypt ($20 billion)". Meanwhile the remittances to India rose sharply by 9.9% in 2017, reversing the previous year’s sharp decline.
Washington sources reported that according to a statement from Pacific Air Forces two US B-52 bombers flew near contested islands in the South China Sea and "participated in a routine training mission". Accordingly the two B-52H Stratofortress bombers, which are based in Guam, "participated in a routine training mission in the vicinity of the South China Sea" the statement said adding that the flight was part of US
Washington sources reported that US President Donald Trump on Thursday praised a US congressman who assaulted a reporter, making light of the attack. Accordingly Greg Gianforte was sentenced to six months of deferred jail time, 40 hours of community service, 20 hours of anger management sessions and $385 in fines and court fees for the misdemeanor assault that propelled him and his congressional race into the national spotlight last year.
Sydney sources stated that Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle on Friday ditched their shoes on the iconic Bondi beach as they joined an Australian group raising mental health awareness. Meanwhile on the day four of their Oceania tour, the royal couple who are expecting their first baby in spring 2019, would later meet Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Accordingly early in the day they
Accordingly two different videos, both featuring umbrellas, went viral earlier this week but for very different reasons. As per report both videos showed a couple standing in the rain, and Twitter could not help but compare the contrast between the two. Meanwhile one video showed the Duchess of Sussex,
Washington sources reported that according to the Capitol Police, a total of 575 women were arrested for illegally demonstrating in a protest, which sought to express opposition against the immigration policy promoted by US President Donald Trump, which includes the detention and separation of children from their families. Meanwhile the women were arrested, charged and subsequently released at the scene.
New York sources reported that Daniels sued Trump after he said in a tweet in April that her story of a man threatening her not to come forward with her story of her alleged affair with Trump was "a total con job". Meanwhile she argued Trump's tweet, posted April 18, "attacks the veracity of her account" of the incident and District Judge S. James Otero wrote in his opinion on Monday that Trump's
Riyadh sources stated that Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud spoke with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan about the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul. As per report from the Saudi Press Agency and the Turkish state run news agency Anadolu reported on Sunday that the countries were considering establishing a "working group" to discuss the Khashoggi case.
Los Angeles sources reported that Bryan Adams addressed rumors about his relationship with Princess Diana for the first time, saying they were "great friends" and nothing more. As per report the 58 year old singer's whose 1985 song "Diana" had sparked speculation that he was reportedly dating the British royal.
As per report a Huawei official said in Shanghai by 2025, the global Artificial Intelligence (AI) market is expected to reach $380 billion, 90% of which will come from the enterprise market. William Xu, Director of the Board and Chief Strategy Marketing Officer, said in his keynote address on the second day of the Huawei Connect 2018 "Naturally, we believe that industry applications will be key to the success of AI over the next decade".
According to sources the US has asked all countries, including India, to stop all oil imports from Iran by November as it ruled out any exemption to India and Indian companies from its reimposed Iranian sanctions regime for them carrying out any transaction with Iran. A state department official told reporters when asked if the US has told all countries, including India and China, to stop all their imports of Iranian oil by November 4 that "On China and India, yes, certainly”.
Washington sources reported that the family of Prince has told Donald Trump to stop playing the late icon's songs at rallies, following a phalanx of other angry artists who have told the US president to pull the plug. The musician's half-brother Omarr Baker tweeted "The Prince Estate has never given permission to President
Washington sources reported that US President Donald Trump's wife had a surprising answer. She told in an interview that took place during her trip this month to Africa "She could say she is the most bullied person on the world”. Meanwhile when pressed, the US First Lady said that she could certainly be "one of them, if you really see what people saying about her."
San Francisco sources reported that many were using fake accounts or multiple accounts with the same names and posted massive amounts of content across a network of Groups and Pages to drive traffic to their websites, the social networking platform said late on Thursday. "Many used the same techniques to make their content appear more popular on Facebook than it really was.
Washington sources reported that President Donald Trump today said he wants foreign workers to come in the US through a merit-based immigration system so as to meet the demands of companies that are moving into America in greater numbers. Meanwhile the Indian-Americans, most of whom are highly skilled and came to the US mainly on H-1B work visas, are the worst sufferers of the current immigration system which imposes a seven per cent per country quota on allotment of green cards or permanent
Washington sources reported that US President Donald Trump has mocked the "MeToo" movement, saying that he needs to censor himself due to the rules of this movement, which is being enforced by the press Trump said at a mid-term election rally in Pennsylvania, and then he pointed at the phrase
Washington sources reported that US President Donald Trump slammed his predecessor Barack Obama for being "impotent" and not stopping China from expanding its influence in the South China Sea, saying the Chinese Navy was now posing a confrontational challenge for America in the disputed region.
Washington sources reported that Ivanka Trump has tamped down the suggestion her father could be poised to tap her as UN envoy, after President Donald Trump said she would make a "dynamite" replacement were it not for nepotism concerns. Ivanta tweeted "It is an honor to serve in the White House alongside so many great colleagues and I know that the President will nominate a formidable replacement for Ambassador Haley. That replacement will not be her".