Trump preps bans on WeChat, TikTok, stoking tension with Beijing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has unveiled sweeping bans on U.S. transactions with the Chinese owners of messaging app WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok, escalating a high-stakes confrontation with Beijing over the...

Russia Has Ways to Bring Soil Samples From Venus to Earth, Roscosmos Chief Reveals

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian specialists have developed solutions to bring soil samples from Venus to Earth, the head of Russia's Roscosmos State Space Corporation, Dmitry Rogozin said. "I think it would be interesting not only...

TikTok ‘Shocked’ by Trump’s Order to Ban ‘Dealings’ With Its Chinese Owner in 45...

Following months of speculations about the US banning Chinese app TikTok, on Thursday President Trump signed an executive order to outlaw transactions with the app's developer ByteDance following a grace period of 45 days. "We...

Trump issues orders for US ban on WeChat, TikTok in 45 days

The TikTok app may be used for disinformation campaigns that benefit the Chinese Communist Party, Trump said. By REUTERS DONALD TRUMP has said on many occasions that he will be president for life. (photo credit: JONATHAN...

China Will Not Accept US “Theft” Of TikTok: State Media

China had "plenty of ways to respond if the administration carries out its planned smash and grab", it added. WorldReuters Microsoft Corp said on Monday it was in talks with ByteDance to buy parts of TikTok. Shanghai:...

Donald Trump: US Treasury should get cut of TikTok deal

BBC.COM-Image copyright Reuters Donald Trump has said the US should get a cut from the sale of TikTok's US unit if it is bought by an American firm. The US president said he made a demand...

Google unveils new budget phone, teases 5G devices

by French Press Agency - AFP The Google logo is seen at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., Jan. 8, 2020. (AFP Photo). Google on Monday unveiled a new, more affordable...

Microsoft talks to buy TikTok’s U.S. operations spark ire in China

BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) - A potential shotgun wedding to Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) for TikTok’s U.S. operations provoked an outcry on Monday on Chinese social media as well as criticism from a prominent Chinese investor...

Microsoft to continue talks to buy TikTok’s US operations

BBC.COM-US tech giant Microsoft has confirmed that it is continuing talks to purchase the US operations of Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok. Microsoft boss Satya Nadella had a conversation with President Donald Trump about the acquisition...

SpaceX capsule and NASA crew make 1st splashdown in 45 years

Associated Press-'Welcome back to planet Earth and thanks for flying SpaceX' In this frame grab from NASA TV, the SpaceX capsule splashes down Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020 in the Gulf of Mexico. (NASA TV via...

Mars-Bound Spaceship Experiencing Technical Issues: NASA

"Data indicate the spacecraft had entered a state known as safe mode, likely because a part of the spacecraft was a little colder than expected while Mars 2020 was in Earth's shadow," NASA said. WorldAgence...

Mars on Earth? NASA says Turkey’s Lake Salda similar to Jezera crater on Mars

by DAILY SABAH A satellite image captured by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) instrument on Landsat 8 shows Turkey's Lake Salda on June 8, 2020. (Photo: Landsat 8/NASA Earth Observatory) Flying to the red planet someday...

NASA set to launch robotic rover to seek signs of past Martian life

The $2.4 billion mission, slated for liftoff at 7:50 a.m. ET (1150 GMT) from Florida's Cape Canaveral, is planned as the US space agency's ninth trek to the Martian surface. By REUTERS NASA's Mars Helicopter...

Fintechs face pressure to grow up as coronavirus casts a chill

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Aritra Chakravarty, founder of London-based online accounts and investments provider Dozens, admits it’s a tough time to be seeking up to 15 million pounds ($19 million) for a start-up.  “It’s definitely...

Mackenzie Scott donates $1.7 billion of her wealth since split with Jeff Bezos

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - MacKenzie Scott, ex-wife of Amazon.com Inc’s (AMZN.O) billionaire Chief Executive Jeff Bezos, has donated $1.7 billion of her wealth in the past year to causes including racial equality, LGBTQ rights, public...

Facebook, Google, Apple, Amazon Chiefs To Testify In US Congress Hearing

The showdown in the House of Representatives comes amid rising concerns over Big Tech dominance, which has become even more pronounced during the coronavirus pandemic. WorldAgence France-Presse San Francisco: Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg and Amazon founder...

FOUR asteroids to shoot past Earth in ONE DAY, after astronaut warns there are...

As the week begins with a flurry of asteroidal activity, with four space rocks set to shoot past Earth on Tuesday alone, two Indian teenagers have discovered yet another space rock due to cross...

Ancient Teeth Show That Epidemics Began Much Further Back In History

The earliest written records of tiny infectious organisms overhauling human societies stretch back as far as the Plague of Justinian in A.D. 541. The Washington Post-Ian Morse, The Washington Post Paleogenomics has amounted to a "revolution"...

SITA and NEC to develop secure walk-through experience at airports

HONG KONG- Japan Today SITA, a multinational information technology company providing IT and telecommunication services to the air transport industry, is working with NEC with the aim of developing a secure walk-through travel experience at...

Tiny South Atlantic Island Contains Clues About Whether or Not Earth’s Poles Are About...

Geologists from around the world began expressing concerns about the state of the planet’s magnetic field last year amid the rapid move of the magnetic north pole out of the Canadian Arctic toward Russia. Earth...