US remains ‘your greatest ally’, Pence tells Europe

US Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday pledged an “unwavering” commitment to transatlantic ties, aiming to reassure allies including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who pleaded with nations not to go it alone.Capping a week of whirlwind diplomacy by American officials who have descended on Europe to calm nerves rattled by President Donald Trump, Pence underlined… Read More »

Bosnia to appeal ruling clearing Serbia of genocide

Bosnia will ask the United Nations’ top court to review its 2007 ruling which cleared Serbia of genocide during the country’s civil war, Bosnia’s Muslim leader said Friday. The move announced by Bakir Izetbegovic, the Muslim member of Bosnia’s tripartite presidency, could spark a new political crisis in the Balkans country which remains deeply divided… Read More »

Malaysia arrests N Korean in Kim killing

AFP, Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian police said yesterday they had arrested a North Korean man over the assassination of Kim Jong-Un’s brother, as relations between Pyongyang and Kuala Lumpur nosedived in a battle for his body. A 46-year-old was arrested on Friday evening with documents that identified him as North Korean citizen Ri Jong Chol, a… Read More »

Palaniswami wins floor test in Tamil Nadu Assembly

The AIADMK government led by Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami proved its majority in the Tamil Nadu Assembly, winning 122 votes in favour and 11 against following the eviction of DMK MLAs and walkout of Congress and IUML members, reports The Hindu.  The 11 members who voted against the government belonged to the rebel AIADMK… Read More »

Revived by rally, Trump turns back to governing

One day after delighting in a massive campaign-style rally, President Donald Trump is turning back to the business of governing. Trump, who is spending the weekend at his private club in Florida, plans to spend Sunday interviewing at least four candidates to be his new national security adviser. The meetings come as he seeks to… Read More »

Young Bangla taking technologies to grassroots with Microsoft labs

But things started to change in his village Koimari in northern Nilphamari district when Young Bangla, a platform of the non-profit-group Center for Research and Information (CRI), and software giant Microsoft Inc’s Bangladesh chapter joined hands and installed a computer lab at the Upazila where the village is situated. The tie-up has opened a new… Read More »

Apple defies Wall Street with strong revival in iPhone sales

The iPhone sales numbers, and a profit of almost $18 billion, both handily beat Wall Street expectations, sending its shares up 3 percent in after-hours trading. But the gains were tempered by Apple’s cautious outlook for the current quarter, which it mainly attributed to the strong US dollar, which hurts companies like Apple that sell… Read More »

Young Bangla taking technologies to grassroots with Microsoft labs

But things started to change in his village Koimari in northern Nilphamari district when Young Bangla, a platform of the non-profit-group Center for Research and Information (CRI), and software giant Microsoft Inc’s Bangladesh chapter joined hands and installed a computer lab at the Upazila where the village is situated. The tie-up has opened a new… Read More »

At Snap, cost of hosting sets high bar for revenue growth

The high cost of revenue, which in Snap’s case consists mainly of payments to Alphabet Inc’s Google for hosting the service, means that, on an annual basis, Snap lost money on every one of its 158 million users in 2016, even before accounting for salaries, office rents or anything else. Snap revealed in its IPO… Read More »

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg warns against reversal of global thinking

Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg has laid out a vision of his company serving as a bulwark against rising isolationism, writing in a letter to users that the company’s platform could be the “social infrastructure” for the globe. In a 5,700-word manifesto on Thursday, Zuckerberg, founder of the world’s largest social network, quoted Abraham… Read More »