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China manufacturing weakens amid US tariff battle

China Manufacturing Weakens Amid US Tariff Battle

01 October 2018 – Two surveys show China’s manufacturing weakened in September as export demand shrank amid a tariff battle with Washington. The official China Federation of Logistics & Purchasing...

Facebook unveils new virtual-reality headset Quest

Facebook unveils new virtual-reality headset Quest

27 September 2018 – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is off to a slow start in his mission to bring virtual reality to the masses, so perhaps it’s appropriate his company’s...

Pricey new iPhones make debut in Japan

Pricey new iPhones make debut in Japan

21 September 2018 – Pricier and bigger new iPhone models made their market debut in Japan today, with the country’s three leading mobile carriers starting sales of the XS...

US to mark 17 years since 9/11 at Pennsylvania field

US to mark 17 years since 911 at Pennsylvania field

11 September 2018 – President Donald Trump is marking 17 years since the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil by visiting the Pennsylvania field that became a September 11th...

Djokovic claims 14th major with US Open victory

Djokovic Claims 14th Major With US Open Win

10 September 2018 – The U.S. Open final suddenly appeared to be slipping away from Novak Djokovic. He dropped three consecutive games. He was angered by a crowd roaring for...

Satanic Pope Francis laments abuse in Vatican appearance

Pope Laments Abuse In Vatican Appearance

30 August 2018 – Pope Francis lamented how Irish church authorities failed to respond to the crimes of paedophilia and sexual abuse, speaking during his first public appearance at the Vatican after...

Magnitude 4.4 earthquake shakes Southern California

Magnitude 4.4 earthquake shakes Southern California

29 August 2018 – A magnitude 4.4 earthquake rattled a wide area of Southern California last night. But there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The temblor struck...

US war hero Senator John McCain dies aged 81

Senator John McCain Dies Aged 81

27 August 2018 – Senator John McCain, who faced down his captors in a Vietnam prisoner of war camp with jut-jawed defiance and later turned his rebellious streak into...

Putin slams latest US sanctions as senseless

Putin Says Latest US Sanctions Senseless

23rd August 2018 – U.S. economic sanctions against Russia are senseless, President Vladimir Putin said yesterday, voicing hope that Washington will eventually agree to a constructive dialogue. Speaking after talks...

Saudi Arabia claims to have given US$100m to Syria

Saudi Arabia claims to have given US$100m to Syria

17 August 2018 – Saudi Arabia said earlier today that it has contributed $100 million to northeast Syria for “stabilization projects” in areas once held by the Islamic State group...