Business

Microsoft takes aim at Amazon with push for checkout-free retail

Microsoft Corp is working on technology that would eliminate cashiers and checkout lines from stores, in a nascent challenge to Amazon.com Inc’s automated grocery shop, six people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The Redmond, Wash.-based software giant is developing systems that track what shoppers add to their carts, the

Musk’s Boring Company wins bid to build high-speed system in Chicago

The City of Chicago has selected billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s The Boring Company to build a high-speed underground commuter system from the Loop to O’Hare

Fox shares pop ahead of expected Comcast bid

Twenty-First Century Fox Inc’s shares hit a record high on Wednesday as approval for AT&T Inc’s $85 billion buyout of Time Warner Inc spurred speculation

Cryptocurrency tether used to boost bitcoin prices, study finds

There is evidence that tether, a digital currency pegged to the U.S. dollar, may have been used to manipulate the price of bitcoin BTC=BTSP and

Tanzania orders all unregistered bloggers to take down their sites

Tanzania ordered all unregistered bloggers and online forums on Monday to suspend their websites immediately or face criminal prosecution, as critics accuse the government of

Technology

China urges U.S. to make ‘wise choice’ ahead of tariffs decision

China urged the United States on Thursday to make a “wise decision” on trade, saying it was ready to respond in case Washington chose confrontation,

Microsoft takes aim at Amazon with push for checkout-free retail

Microsoft Corp is working on technology that would eliminate cashiers and checkout lines from stores, in a nascent challenge to Amazon.com Inc’s automated grocery shop,

Musk’s Boring Company wins bid to build high-speed system in Chicago

The City of Chicago has selected billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s The Boring Company to build a high-speed underground commuter system from the Loop to O’Hare

Politics

Here are 10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. TRUMP NO LONGER ‘DOTARD’ IN NORTH KOREA After striking a nuclear deal with Kim Jong Un, the president is being cast in an entirely different light, shown by state media looking serious

Russian opposition leader Navalny released from custody

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny walked free Thursday after spending 30 days in custody for staging an unsanctioned protest, noting with sarcasm that a Moscow

After summit, North Korea shows Trump in new light

North Koreans are getting a new look at U.S. President Donald Trump now that his summit with leader Kim Jong Un is over and it’s

What the Trump-Kim summit could mean for Israel and Iran

Amos Yadlin likes talking about the Begin doctrine, which calls for removing existential threats to Israel before they are manifest — maybe because he lived

US hopes for ‘major’ North Korea nuclear disarmament by 2020

The US hopes to see “major disarmament” of nuclear-armed North Korea by the end of US President Donald Trump’s first term in 2020, Secretary of

Opinion

Germany’s illusions about Putin and Russia

Germany’s foreign policy “Russian week” will culminate when Chancellor Angela Merkel meets Russian President Vladimir

Romney predicts 4 more years for Trump

He once called Donald Trump “a con man,” but Mitt Romney on Thursday night predicted

Is there life on Mars? There might have been.

NASA rover data shows Mars had the ingredients needed for life. A NASA rover has

African Industrial Summit (AIS-2018)

At a time of transformation of Africa, The Industrial Summit—Kenya will gather business leaders, policymakers, entrepreneurs, professionals, technologists and thinkers to explore opportunities and challenges for the expansion of digital transformation in the region. It will discuss strategies that leverage new technologies and transformative business models to increase access to remote populations across the continent.

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African Leadership Conference

African Leadership conference (ALC) is a continental initiative for African Leaders commitments in making African Dream a reality. ALC increases African Union’s capacity to work with the private sectors and other Vision 2063 stakeholders. ALC is building networks where companies can make local connections – with other businesses and stakeholders from NGOs, government and academia – and receive guidance to put their commitments into action towards achieving Vision 2063.

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