Britain Gambles on a Bankrupt Satellite Operator, OneWeb

LONDON — As Britain says goodbye to the European Union, the government of Prime Minister Boris Johnson is making a sudden swerve into space. On Friday, a federal bankruptcy judge in New York approved an arrangement under which Britain will become an owner of a company that wants to use satellites to connect customers in […]


People Are Buying Laptops And PCs More Than Before For WFH As HP And Lenovo Clock Big Gains

It was a pretty common theme over the past couple of years that PC shipments were struggling globally, as more and more users were relying on their office workstations and mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, to get work done. But with the Coronavirus pandemic and the social distancing requirements ensuring we millions around […]


Pac-12 follows Big Ten in moving to conference-only schedule for fall sports

7:23 PM ET Mark Schlabach Close ESPN Senior Writer Senior college football writer Author of seven books on college football Graduate of the University of Georgia Heather Dinich Close ESPN Senior Writer College football reporter Joined in 2007 Graduate of Indiana University A day after the Big Ten announced it would play a conference-only […]

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Undeterred by Covid-19, China Takes Influence Campaign Online to Win Taiwan Hearts

Representative Image (Reuters) Taiwan is China’s most sensitive territorial issue, with Beijing claiming the self-ruled island as its own, to be brought under its control by force if needed. Reuters TAIPEI Last Updated: July 10, 2020, 8:31 AM IST As the coronavirus pandemic all but halts travel across the Taiwan Strait, China is […]


U.S. Will Impose Tariffs on French Goods in Response to Tech Tax

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Friday said it would impose new tariffs on $1.3 billion worth of French goods, including cosmetics, soap and handbags, in retaliation for a French tax that largely hits American technology companies, escalating a trade dispute that threatens to further damage the global economy. Notably absent from the tariff list, […]


Eagles penalize DeSean Jackson for conduct detrimental to the team

PHILADELPHIA — The Eagles penalized DeSean Jackson for conduct detrimental to the team Friday, they said in a statement. Jackson has been fined, a source said. “This has been a difficult and emotional week for our community and organization. “The Philadelphia Eagles do not tolerate hate towards any individual or group. We believe in respect […]

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In Singapore, an Orderly Election and a (Mostly) Predictable Result

Face-masked citizens lined up for general elections in Singapore on Friday, with plenty of space separating them from each other. Their temperatures had been checked. Before receiving their ballots, they spritzed their hands with sanitizer, and many put on disposable gloves. If any country could successfully carry out an election during a global pandemic, it […]

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US Japan News: US approves sale of 105 F-35 stealth fighters to Japan | World News

WASHINGTON: The United States announced Thursday that it has approved the sale of 105 F-35 stealth aircraft to Japan for an estimated $23.11 billion. Japan had asked to buy 63 F-35A, the traditional version of the electronics-laden fighter aircraft, and 42 F-35B, the short-takeoff and vertical-landing version for aircraft carriers, the State Department said in […]


With massive disruption expected, Irdai to form ‘pandemic risk pool’

BENGALURU: With the coronavirus pandemic causing massive disruption and losses across sectors, the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (Irdai) has proposed creating a “pandemic risk pool”. The aim is to provide cover to risks related to the virus. A pool refers to the practice of insurance companies coming together and committing funds to meet claims […]


The plan to start the 2020 NFL season

It has been 102 days since Jeff Pash, the NFL’s executive vice president and general counsel, announced an unexpectedly bold plan for the 2020 season amid a coronavirus pandemic that was only starting. “All of our discussions,” Pash said, “all of our focus, has been on a normal, traditional season, starting on time, playing in […]