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Didi wants to help millions of drivers in China power their electric cars

World News (General) - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 13:37
Didi Chuxing, China's top ride-hailing app, has teamed up with the country's giant power utility to make it easier and cheaper for drivers to recharge their cars.

Here's the worst-case scenario for the US-China trade war

World News (General) - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 13:36
It turns out trade wars are not short and not so easy to win, as President Donald Trump once tweeted. As the US-China trade war drags on, economists are sharpening their pencils, forecasting what a protracted trade war would cost.

UK did even worse at Eurovision

World News (General) - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 11:41
The UK's last-placed Eurovision entry scored even worse than previously thought, after its dismal tally of 16 points was revised down to 11.

Geoffrey Rush wins $1.9m payout on #MeToo defamation case

World News (General) - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 11:34
Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush has been awarded $2.9 million Australian dollars (over $1.9 million USD) after winning his defamation case against a Sydney newspaper publisher and journalist, CNN affiliate SBS News reported Thursday.

Why director's romance film was banned in Kenya

World News (General) - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 01:54
Wanuri Kahiu's role model is an African feminist icon who dedicated her life to planting trees -- and fighting the Kenyan authorities.

Saudi Arabia wants to buy tons of American natural gas

World News (General) - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 19:28
Saudi Arabia has placed a huge bet on American natural gas.

Airlines demand compensation from Boeing over 737 Max

World News (General) - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 12:53
Two of China's largest airlines have joined a growing list of carriers demanding compensation from Boeing over the grounding of its 737 Max aircraft.

'Prolific' criminal group in Europe busted

World News (General) - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 12:35
One of Europe's most prolific crime groups involved in large-scale drug trafficking, money laundering, and assassinations has been dismantled, Europol said Wednesday.

Algeria and Argentina officially malaria-free, says WHO

World News (General) - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 12:22
Malaria has been eliminated from Algeria and Argentina, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, an important milestone in fighting the mosquito-borne disease.

Six dead, 200 injured in protests over Indonesia's election result

World News (General) - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 08:27
Six people were killed and more than 200 injured in Indonesia's capital amid angry protests against the results of the country's recent general election.

'Selfish and despicable': Five arrested over alleged $1.1 million NDIS fraud

Disability News (Australia) - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 05:32

Police arrest five people accused of being part of a criminal syndicate they believe defrauded more than 70 people out of National Disability Insurance Scheme payments to buy items such as luxury cars.

Apple's new MacBook Pro updates troubled keyboard

World News (General) - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 20:35
Apple has another fix for its troubled laptop keyboards.
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