Facebook reveals Libra cryptocurrency, with lofty goals

Facebook Inc plans to launch a cryptocurrency called Libra next year as part of its wider efforts to expand beyond social networking into e-commerce and global payments. Facebook said it has linked

Canada backs startup to boost data on space debris

The Canadian government’s contracting arm is backing a proposed new satellite system that will use big data analytics to provide commercially available data about the Earth and its orbit amid

Facebook seeks to reform ads in line with US political regulations after threats

  Facebook Inc (FB.O) on Thursday launched an overhaul of how it handles paid political advertisements, giving a concession to U.S. lawmakers who have threatened to regulate the world’s la

How to cope with email overload

Andrew Crosby has 7,000 emails in his inbox. To some that might not sound like many, but he's only been at Relax Gaming for a year, so there's not been much time for the inbox to get out of control.

Electrical failure cuts power to all of Argentina and Uruguay, supplier says

Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share Media captionVideo footage shows Lanus in Buenos Aires in almost total darkness A massive ele

Netanyahu's wife fined for misusing public money

Sara Netanyahu was accused of overspending the state funds on catered meals at the premier's official residence, despite a full-time chef having been employed to cook. A plea bargain saw her avoidin

Italy's 'genius' film director Franco Zeffirelli dies

  Internationally, Zeffirelli is best known forhaving directed the 1968 film version of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet for which he was nominated for an Academy Award.   The world

Huawei delays global launch of foldable phone by three months

  Huawei will delay the launch of its much-touted foldable 5G Mate X smartphone by three months, the latest setback for the company that was slapped with U.S. sanctions last month. The Mate X,

Canada has no plans to take back plastic waste in Malaysia

Ottawa has no plans to pick up plastic waste that originated in Canada and is currently parked in Malaysia, a spokesman for Canada's environment ministry said on Thursday (Jun 13). In late May, the

Painting attributed to Caravaggio on display before auction

Visitors on Friday were given one last chance to admire a 400-year-old painting found in an attic in southern France and attributed to Italian master Caravaggio, or raise questions about the work, b

What’s so bad about processed foods? Scientists offer clues

Chips, soda and frozen pizzas tend to be full of salt, sugar and fat, but now scientists are trying to understand if there’s something else about such processed foods that might be bad for us.

How is education linked to Alzheimer's progress?

For many years, specialists believed that people who studied more and kept their brains more active had lower dementia risk. Some recent studies have contradicted this idea. So how is education link

Telegram boss links cyber attack during HK protests to China

Telegram's founder Pavel Durov has said a massive cyber attack on his messaging service originated from China. On Wednesday, the firm confirmed it suffered a "powerful" Distributed Denial of Servic

Saudi offers Jeddah festival visitors e-visas in ‘three-minutes’

Saudi Arabia will offer e-visas to visitors who buy tickets online for the 41-day ‘Sea and Culture’ festival being held in Jeddah. Organisers have said the e-visas will be  issued

US state attorneys general plan lawsuit to stop Sprint and T-Mobile merger

At least 10 state attorneys general plan to jointly file a lawsuit as soon as Tuesday to stop the $26 billion merger of Sprint and T-Mobile, a deal that would reduce the number of nationwide wireles

Near-record 'dead zone' forecast off U.S. Gulf coast, threatening fish

A near record-sized “dead zone” of oxygen-starved water could form in the Gulf of Mexico this summer, threatening its huge stocks of marine life, researchers said. The area could spread

WhatsApp pledges to SUE users over off-platform misbehavior

WhatsApp is threatening users who violate its rules with lawsuits, even if the only evidence of “rule-breaking” exists outside of the Facebook-owned messaging app and the only judge is a

Cancer: New compound boosts chemo, prevents treatment resistance

Researchers may have found a way to stop cancer cells from defending themselves against chemotherapy. In a new mouse study, blocking a DNA repair pathway prevented cancer cells from surviving or bec