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Facebook to broaden effort to root out white nationalist content

2019-07-01 22:14

Facebook said Monday it would take new steps to eliminate content promoting white nationalism and white separatism after an external audit said its efforts were "too narrow."

Trump lifts steel, aluminum tariffs on Canada, Mexico

2019-05-18 13:50

President Donald Trump on Friday announced a deal to lift US tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada and Mexico that had created friction between the neighbors and blocked a new North American free trade agreement.

VW to stop doing business in Iran - Bloomberg

2018-09-20 08:35

Volkswagen has bowed to American pressure stemming from the US rejection of the multi-party nuclear deal and will end almost all business in Iran.

Takata saga: Ford to pay R3.9-billion settlement due to faulty air-bag inflators

2018-07-17 11:15

Ford has agreed to a so-called "economic loss settlement" of $299.1-million covering at least 6-million vehicles in the US fitted with potentially faulty Takata air-bag inflators.

The dangers of driving drowsy - AAA

2018-02-09 10:39

A thorough drowsy driving study has recently been conducted in Washington DC, with results indicating that crashes involving drowsiness are higher than what was estimated.

Trump aides debate which version of vulgarity Trump uttered

2018-01-17 05:20

Aides to President Donald Trump debate behind closed door whether vulgar term he used ended with 'hole' or 'house'.

Is Flynn taking plea deal in Russia probe?

2017-12-01 06:19

The few public signs emanating from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation increasingly raise the prospect that former national security adviser Michael Flynn is looking to cut a deal.

Pedestrian sprints across intersection, runs into Tesla Model X

2017-11-10 10:52

CCTV footage captures the moment a sprinting pedestrian collides with a Tesla at a busy intersection. Fortunately, he is unhurt in the incident.

Zuma corruption charges 'concerning' for SA economy - Gigaba

2017-10-16 20:25

Minister of Finance Malusi Gigaba has said that it's 'quite concerning' for the South African economy that corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma have been reinstated.

Melania Trump saying 2 words more often: first lady

2017-10-09 19:26

As Melania Trump becomes more at ease with her new role, she is speaking out more about how she envisions using her position to help children.

 

After the Moon, people on Mars by 2033...or 2060

2019-05-20 05:07

On December 11, 2017, US President Donald Trump signed a directive ordering NASA to prepare to return astronauts to the Moon "followed by human missions to Mars and other destinations."

Trump is latest to give State of Union at time of turmoil

2019-02-02 16:48

President Donald Trump is the latest chief executive to deliver a State of the Union address at a time of national turmoil. Others may have had it worse.

Watch: Boeing gets the R52 billion contract for new Air Force Ones

2018-07-19 18:10

The White House handed Boeing a $3.9 billion contract (around R52 billion) to build two 747-8 aircraft for use as Air Force One, due to be delivered by 2024.

Dashcam video shows final seconds before fatal Uber crash

2018-03-22 13:22

Dashcam footage of the first fatal self-driving car crash involving a pedestrian shows the Uber vehicle operator gasping in horror seconds before the impact.

Trump attacks Britain's public healthcare system

2018-02-06 06:06

US President Donald Trump has attacked Britain's public healthcare system in comments that are likely to call his much-delayed visit to the country further into doubt.

Trump's Clinton tweets cut against Comey firing explanation

2017-12-28 07:34

With each tweet about the Clinton probe, Trump seems to be further undermining his administration's stated rationale for firing Comey.

Trump choosing white men as judges, highest rate in decades

2017-11-14 07:09

An AP analysis finds President Donald Trump is nominating white men to America's federal courts at a rate not seen in nearly 30 years.

Facebook, Twitter, Google defend security measures

2017-11-01 08:12

Tech giants Facebook, Twitter and Google are defending their security measures and promising a Senate subcommittee they will do more to stop the misuse of their platforms by a foreign nation.

World leaders slam 'aggressive' Trump's decision on Iran nuke deal

2017-10-13 21:24

President Donald Trump has angrily accused Iran of violating the spirit of the landmark 2015 nuclear deal with a litany of malign behavior and hit its main military wing with terrorism sanctions.

Japan's Denso unveils $1bn investment in US for electric cars

2017-10-09 08:24

Japanese auto supply giant Denso announced plans to invest $1-billion to expand its US operations to focus on technology for automotive safety and electric vehicles.

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