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California lawmakers pass toughest net neutrality law


The final bill passage came after the state Assembly voted 61 to 18 to approve the measure Thursday, followed by a 27-to-12 vote Friday by the Senate, reports The Washington Post. If Governor Jerry Brown signs the bill, California would become the fourth state to create a net neutrality law. The California bill is...

Flagship ‘Pixel Watch’ not coming in 2018, says Google


The search engine giant is instead focused on working with smartwatch makers like Fossil and Casio while improving the Wear Operating System (OS), tech portal Tom's Guide reported on Friday. To think of a one-size-fits-all watch, I don't think we're there yet, the report quoted Miles Barr, Director of Engineering for Wear OS...

US Congress bids John McCain farewell


They will stay under the Capitol dome all day so that citizens can offer him a final tribute, a distinction reserved for very few throughout the nation's history, Efe reported. In the presence of his family including his mother Roberta, 106, the congressional leaders and Vice President Mike Pence paid tribute to the...

Trump to travel to four nations in November: White House


According to a statement issued by the White House press secretary, Trump will travel to Paris, France, to participate in a November 11 commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended the fighting in World War I, Xinhua reported. Trump's participation in this event will highlight the sacrifices that Americans have...

US, Canada fail to reach accord on successor to NAFTA


Trump announced earlier this week a tentative accord with Mexico on a successor pact to NAFTA and he gave Canada until Friday to decide whether to join that accord, Efe news agency reported. Today the President notified the Congress of his intent to sign a trade agreement with Mexico - and Canada, if...

Iran’s compliance with nuclear deal ‘good news’: EU


EU member states are cooperating with some other Non-EU states to make sure Iranians can benefit from the economic relations, said Mogherini as the EU member states foreign ministers gathered in Vienna to discuss a series of important issues, Xinhua reported. Our work continues to preserve the nuclear deal, she said. A report released...

Pakistan supports Iran’s stance on nuclear deal


Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who arrived in Pakistan on Thursday on a two-day visit, held detailed talks with Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi at the Foreign Ministry. Detailed discussions were held on regional and global issues including the situation in Afghanistan and the U.S. decision to unilaterally withdraw from the...

TRS mega rally on Sunday amid talk of early polls


Billed as the mother of all rallies, it will be preceded by a meeting of the state cabinet, which is likely to take a decision on the early polls. Leaders of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) said Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao will take key decisions at the cabinet meeting and announce them at...

Saudi Arabia hints at plan to turn Qatar into island


I am impatiently waiting for details on the implementation of the Salwa island project, a great, historic project that will change the geography of the region, Saud al-Qahtani, a senior adviser to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, tweeted on Friday. The plan, which would physically separate the Qatari peninsula from the Saudi mainland,...