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Tillerson warns against China, Russia engagement in Americas

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AP WASHINGTON: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday warned countries in the Western Hemisphere to beware of Chinese investment, saying it is reminiscent of European colonialism. He also derided Russia for selling weaponry to unfriendly, authoritarian governments in the region. Before embarking Thursday on a five-nation trip to Latin America, Tillerson said China seeks […]

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UAE gives Johns Hopkins $50M for new stroke care institute

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AP BALTIMORE: The United Arab Emirates says it’s making a $50 million gift to Johns Hopkins University for a new institute for stroke research in Baltimore and in Abu Dhabi. The UAE ambassador to the U.S., Yousef Al Otaiba, released a statement in partnership with Johns Hopkins on Thursday ahead of a planned announcement in […]

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Four migrants wounded in shooting in northern France

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REUTERS PARIS: Four men were shot and wounded on Thursday after a brawl between Afghan and Eritrean migrants in the northern French city of Calais, a judicial source told Reuters. One of the men suffered life-threatening wounds, the source said. French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said he would urgently visit Calais on Thursday evening to […]

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Finsbury Park mosque welcomes guilty verdict for far-right terrorist

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OLIVIA CUTHBERT LONDON: A representative from the London Mosque where a far-right sympathizer crashed his van into people gathered outside, said his conviction is a reminder of the challenges in countering all forms of extremism. Khalid Omar, secretary trustee of Finsbury Park Mosque told Arab News that they welcomed the verdict on Thursday. “It does […]

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Customs duty hike on mobile phones to hurt consumers

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New Delhi: In a bid to further help domestic smartphone manufacturers, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday announced a hike in customs duty on mobile phones to 20 per cent from 15 per cent — a move that will force foreign players to pass on the burden to consumers.”Customs duty on import of mobile phone […]

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Budget 18: Move from blackboard to digital board proposed

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New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday, while presenting the Union Budget 2018, proposed a gradual move from the traditional blackboard to the ‘digital board’.”Technology will be the biggest driver in improving quality of education. We propose to increase the digital intensity in education and move gradually from blackboard to digital board,” Arun […]

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Mobile ad sales push Facebook revenue to $ 12.97 billion

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San Francisco: Buoyed by mobile ads sales, Facebook reported $12.97 billion in revenue for the fourth quarter that ended December 31 — up 47 per cent from $8.81 billion in the same period last year.Mobile advertising revenue represented approximately 89 per cent of revenue for the fourth quarter — up from nearly 84 per cent […]

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Cloud business growth helps Microsoft log $ 28.9 billion revenue

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San Francisco: Riding on its growing Cloud business especially Azure offerings, Microsoft has reported a revenue of $28.9 billion for the fourth quarter that ended December 31.This was up 12 per cent from $25.8 billion in the same quarter last year.The company reported operating income of $8.7 billion – an increase of 10 per cent […]

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Reliance Jio warns against ‘fake’ Jio Coin apps

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The Reliance Jio on Wednesday confirmed that it has not launched any Jio Coin app that are soliciting investments in cryptocurrencies from the people.The telecom company, in a statement, said, “The Reliance Jio come across reports in media and other websites about the existence of purported Jio Coin Apps on the Internet that are soliciting […]

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CAS Russia decision attacked by whistleblower’s lawyer

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Author: ARAB NEWSFri, 2018-02-02 00:55ID: 1517510751131274300LONDON: The lawyer for doping whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov has slammed the decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s (CAS) to lift life bans on 28 Russians claiming the ruling “emboldens cheaters.” Sport’s highest court overturned the disqualifications of 28 Russians who competed at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. It ruled there was […]

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