Facebook to pay $5 billion fine over privacy violations, says US regulator

Facebook to pay $5 billion fine over privacy violations, says US regulator

Facebook Inc will pay a record-breaking US $5 billion fine to resolve a government probe into its privacy practices and the social media giant will restructure its approach to privacy, the US Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday. The FTC voted 3-2 along party lines to adopt the settlement, which requires court approval, even as […]

Tensions rise as US destroys Iranian drone

Tensions rise as US destroys Iranian drone

WASHINGTON: Tensions in the Gulf region mounted Thursday as US President Donald Trump said an American naval vessel destroyed an Iranian drone that threatened the ship as it was entering the Strait of Hormuz. It was the first US military engagement with Iran following a series of increasingly serious incidents. Trump announced that the USS […]

Palestinian-American, former Somali refugee become first Muslim women elected to US Congress

Palestinian-American, former Somali refugee become first Muslim women elected to US Congress

Voters in Minnesota and Michigan on Tuesday elected the first two Muslim women to serve in the US Congress, a former refugee who fled Somalia’s civil war and a Detroit-born Palestinian-American. The victories by the two Democrats — Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib — came on an election night when members of multiple minority groups […]

Democrats carve through GOP suburbs to take House

Democrats carve through GOP suburbs to take House

Democrats are on track to surpass the 23 districts they needed to flip to win back the House majority. Democrats have won back control of the House of Representatives, slicing through Republican-held suburbs where President Donald Trump has proven toxic to undo a Republican majority once thought to be impervious until the next round of […]

Here are the women elected to serve in the next Congress

Here are the women elected to serve in the next Congress

A surge of female candidates produced a record-breaking number of women elected to serve in the next Congress, shattering the prior record of 107 currently at the Capitol. While races are still being called, 103 women have won election or reelection across the country so far. They join 10 women in the Senate who weren’t […]

US exempts India from certain sanctions for development of Chabahar port in Iran

US exempts India from certain sanctions for development of Chabahar port in Iran

The United States has exempted India from imposition of certain sanctions for the development of the strategically-located Chabahar port in Iran, along with the construction of the railway line connecting it with Afghanistan. The decision by the Trump administration, which a day earlier imposed the toughest ever sanctions on Iran and is very restrictive in […]

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