Mark vows to bolster privacy amid crisis

Facebook's chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, on Wednesday publicly addressed for the first time the misuse of data belonging to 50 million users of the social network and described the steps the company would take to safeguard the information of its more than two billion monthly users.

President's lead lawyer in Mueller probe quits

The President's lead lawyer for the special counsel investigation, John Dowd, resigned on Thursday, according to two persons briefed on the matter, days after the President called for an end to the inquiry.

French touch to post-Brexit UK passport

The UK will ditch burgundy coloured passports that are issued for nationals of the 28 EU member states once the Brexit process begins in autumn 2019.
Amit Roy Mar 23, 2018 00:00 IST

China brings frontier troopsunder PLA

China has brought its frontier troops, including those guarding its border with India, directly under the military command removing civilian control over them, a state-run daily reported on Thursday.
Mar 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Citi sets curbs on partners' gun sales

Citigroup is setting restrictions on the sale of firearms by its business customers, making it the first Wall Street bank to take a stance in the divisive nationwide gun control debate.
TIFFANY HSUNew York Times News Service Mar 23, 2018 00:00 IST

600 guests invited to Harry union

Britain's Prince Harry and his American fiancee Meghan Markle have invited 600 guests to their wedding in May although who is on the list is not being revealed yet, his office said on Thursday.
Mar 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Trump to punish China on trade as US companies fear backlash

Farmers, electronics retailers and other US businesses are bracing for a backlash as President Donald Trump targets China for stealing American technology or pressuring US companies to hand it over.
Mar 22, 2018 15:29 IST

Facebook faces heat over users' data

Federal regulators and state prosecutors are opening investigations into Facebook. Politicians in the US and Europe are calling for its chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, to testify before them. Investors have cut the value of the social networking giant by about $50 billion in the past two days.
Cecilia Kang Mar 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Vatican media chief quits over 'Lettergate'

The head of the Vatican's communications department resigned on Wednesday in a scandal about a letter from the retired pope that he mischaracterised in public and then had digitally manipulated in a photograph sent to the media.
Mar 22, 2018 00:00 IST

After death too, a link with Newton

Stephen Hawking's ashes will be interred in the nave of Westminster Abbey near the graves of some of the world's greatest scientists, notably Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin.
Amit Roy Mar 22, 2018 00:00 IST

32 killed in Kabul suicide bombing

A suicide bomber blew himself up near a Shia shrine in Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least 32 people and wounding dozens, officials said, as the Afghan capital celebrated the Nawruz holiday marking the start of the Persian new year.
Mar 22, 2018 00:00 IST


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