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Oil dips on concern over rising US output, OPEC tensions

The biggest Middle East oil and container ports banned all vessels sailing to and from Qatar from using their facilities amid a diplomatic crisis gripping t...


Trump condemns terrors attack in Iran

He tweeted his condolences to the British people Saturday, then swiftly attacked London Mayor Sadiq Khan as support and messages of solidarity flowed in fro...


Legal experts: Trump's comments inappropriate, maybe worse

DONALD Trump warned James Comey "I need loyalty, I EXPECT loyalty", according to a bombshell statement released before the ex-FBI director's sworn testimon...


Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Updates iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro

The all-new iMac Pro sports 27-inch Retina 5K display with up to 18-core Xeon processors and up to 22 Teraflops of graphics computation. The MacBook Air...


Comey to Congress: President Trump told me 'I need loyalty'

In his first public remarks since Mr Trump fired him , Mr Comey is expected to tell the Senate Intelligence committee that Mr Trump asked him during a meetin...


Apple's HomePod Pumps Up the Volume

Unlike devices like the Echo and Google Home , audio part isn't secondary functionality. Schiller said devices like the Amazon Echo have poor sound quality...


Why The Apple Inc. (AAPL) HomePod Won't Hurt Amazon's Alexa

And with Apple pushing its own music service these days, it doesn't have a big incentive to open its new home speaker system to rivals. It was one of a ...


Amazon has killed off its unlimited data storage deal

From today, two storage plans will be offered: 100GB for $11.99 per year and 1TB for $59.99 per year. Best to think of that as getting your first hit for free. ...


Amazon Prime Video Is Coming to Apple TV

HomePod will take on Amazon Echo and Google Home , which have momentum in the arena of voice-controlled speakers capable of controlling smart appliances, fe...


French Open 2017: Dominic Thiem upsets reigning champion Novak Djokovic

McEnroe was surprised by the manner in which the Serbian fell to pieces in the last eight, saying he looked like he did not want to be on court at Roland G...


Graham: Mueller Wouldn't Let Comey Testify If There Were Obstruction Of Justice

He was returning to Washington from a trip to Ohio, The Hill reported . In it, he describes President Trump asking him privately to end any probe into former...


Swaraj says will help Indians even if they are stuck on Mars

And yet, she manages to respond to an admirably large number of SOS tweets on the micro-blogging site. Be it people stuck overseas due to visa issues or even re...


Do these statements hint at ousted Federal Bureau of Investigation director's testimony?

In seven pages of written testimony released a day in advance of a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing , Comey telegraphed to lawmakers that he's now w...


Putin discusses worldwide issues, bilateral ties with Emir of Qatar

Trump's own comments on Tuesday heightened the dispute when he tweeted that his recent visit to the region prompted Saudi Arabia, the UAE , Bahrain , Egypt ,...


Third French death confirmed after London Bridge attack

He appeared in a Channel 4 documentary entitled " The Jihadis Next Door " about British extremists that was broadcast past year, British media reported. Twelve ...


Twitter's Apple HomePod verdict: 'It looks like a roll of toilet paper'

The speaker itself sits at just 7-inches tall, though Apple is offering the ability to stack two of them to deliver an additional boost to audio . For those ...


NASA picks 12 new astronauts from crush of applicants

Private companies now contract with NASA to ferry cargo up and down to the International Space Station , and will soon transport American astronauts, but a cou...


WWDC 2017: Apple Inc.'s (AAPL) New iMac Lineup Should Silence Critics

Apple announced a handsome new Space Gray color option for its Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2, and Magic Trackpad, but there's just one catch: Those accessories ...


MP tragedy: 14 killed, 8 injured in cracker factory fire

The death toll is expected to reach at least 40 in a few hours, as numerous injured remain critical. Officials said rescuers have retrieved all the bodies fro...


India must be ruthless in finishing games off - Kohli

Angelo Mathews is set to resume captaincy duties after returning to fitness from the calf muscle injury that ruled him out of the South Africa match. In a must...


What the United Kingdom election result could mean for Brexit

Britain braces for the final day of general election campaigning on Wednesday, after a turbulent few weeks which have shifted the political ground and been m...


Oil drops on fears of more U.S. drilling after climate deal withdrawal

Too rapid a growth risks "potentially oversupplying the market and revisiting 2014" - a reference to the year when crude prices hit levels south of $40 a barr...


It'll soon be easier to fix your cracked iPhone screen

For fixes, many have turned to mom-and-pop shops and independent technicians that now dominate the trade. As per the current plan, up to 200 authorized service ...


Hawaii enacts law to align goals with Paris climate accord

Some of the sharpest criticism came from California Gov. "The aim of the President and that of Nicolas Hulot is to go beyond the targets which we had set ours...


Apple to take on Amazon and Google with its new HomePod

Augmented reality is a mixture of live images and virtual animations and objects placed over them. And fortunately for Google and Amazon , Apple's Siri ...


Meet NASA's 12 new astronauts selected from more than 18000 applicants

Pence assured the crowd that NASA will have the resources and support necessary to continue to make history. Pence also reconfirmed that he will head up the s...


Apple unveils its most powerful iMac

Available in the updated 21.5- and 27-inch iMac , Radeon Pro 500 series graphics enable extraordinary computing experiences, including stunning gaming, immersi...


AMD's new Radeon Pro 500 lives in the new Macs

On the outside the iMac Pro resembles its less gutsy brethren but features Apple Space Grey colour scheme rather than the silvery white associated with iMac...


IMessage Will Soon Let You Send Your Friends Money

In the past, Apple Pay has been something to use at stores both online and in-person. Taking on peer-to-peer payment companies like Venmo and Square Cas...


IPhone 5 and iPhone 5c won't support iOS 11, Apple confirms

The 10.5-inch version ships in silver, gold, rose gold and space grey at a base price of US$649, while the 12.9-inch version ships in silver, gold and space gre...


Saudi-led squeeze on Qatar leaves Hamas facing big questions

President Donald Trump previous year. US President Donald Trump threw his weight behind efforts to isolate Qatar on Tuesday , backing Saudi Arabia and its ...


Comey: Trump Said 'I Need Loyalty, I Expect Loyalty'

His prepared statement was released on Wednesday afternoon. Former officials say Comey anticipated that the president might ask whether he was being investi...


Will Trump block Comey testimony? White House does not know yet

Comey is likely to testify about the FBI's investigation into possible connections between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign and whether Trump tri...


Federal Bureau of Investigation seizes documents, computers from home of Augusta contractor

The Associated Press has not independently verified the authenticity of the report , although its apparent leaker, an NSA contract worker, was arrested last w...


Police issue alert after vending machine toys found to contain cocaine

Cocaine was found inside a putty ball toy that a boy bought at a Bell Gardens vending machine this week, police said. The toy - a putty ball contained in a pl...