Amazon’s Alexa ‘heard and sent private chat’

New York, May 25 : A private conversation between a couple in the US was recorded by Alexa and then sent to a random person in their contact list. Tech giant Amazon has offered “a rather convoluted explanation”, said the media. The couple from Portland in Oregon had joked that their Amazon Alexa might be […]

Oil prices dip as Russia warns of gradual production increase

By Henning Gloystein SINGAPORE, May 25 : Oil prices eased on Friday as Russia hinted it may gradually increase output, after having withheld supplies in concert with producer cartel OPEC since 2017. Brent crude futures were at $78.69 per barrel at 0208 GMT, down 10 cents from their last close, and more than 2.2 percent […]

Ready to sit down for talks with US anytime: N.Korea

Pyongyang, May 25 : North Korea said on Friday that it is ready to sit down for talks with Washington anytime to solve problems between them, after the US side cancelled a planned summit with Pyongyang. The North Korean side expressed regret over US President Donald Trump’s decision to cancel the summit with Kim Jong […]

Iraq to probe alleged fraud in Parliamentary election

Baghdad, May 25 : The Iraqi government held a meeting on Thursday to discuss allegations of fraud and irregularities in the Parliamentary election held on May 12. The Iraqi Council of Ministers (cabinet), headed by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, met with top judicial and intelligence officials and the security committee of the electoral commission to […]

Trump pardons late Jack Johnson

Washington, May 25 : US President Donald Trump on Thursday pardoned former world boxing champion Jack Johnson, who was convicted in 1913 of engaging in a relationship with a white woman and saw his career destroyed. “Today I’ve issued an executive grant of clemency, a full pardon, posthumously, to John Arthur ‘Jack’ Johnson … The […]

Trump signs law easing post-crisis regulation of banks

Washington, May 25 : US President Donald Trump signed into law on Thursday a bill that partially repeals the 2010 Dodd-Frank act, which imposed tighter financial regulations in response to the global financial meltdown of 2008. “The legislation I’m signing today rolls back the crippling Dodd-Frank regulations that are crushing community banks and credit unions […]