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3 minute 58 second

EU raises pressure on Switzerland for new bilateral treaty

The European Union heaped more pressure on Switzerland to clinch a new bilateral treaty cementing ties, threatening to cut off cross-border stock trading by year's end if no deal emerges. European Commissioner Johannes Hahn, who has been liaising with the Swiss foreign minister, told the Neue Zuercher Zeitung newspaper that time was running out to clinch an accord that Brussels has been seeking for a decade. "In the interest of both sides we have to get results soon. Negotiations cannot become a never-ending story," Hahn said. "I expect that by the end of October at the latest we see clearly...
4 minute 2 second

UAE gives high priority to human development

The UAE places utmost importance to human development, hence maintaining its highest rating in the GCC region and also ranking among nations that have embraced the highest development of its human resources, according to a report by the United Nations. The UAE is rated highly due to one of the best standards of living, one of the highest per capita incomes, a long and healthy life and access to knowledge. The UN Human Development Index (HDI) for 2017 has bracketed the UAE into the comity of nations that have achieved "Very High Human Development" for their citizens and residents. The...
7 minute 45 second

Israel's tech scene is growing so fast the country is called the 'Startup Nation,' but a local venture capitalist says it's in danger of losing its entrepreneurial edge

Itzik Frid is a longtime Israeli tech entrepreneur and the CEO of Takwin Labs, a startup incubator focused on Arab-led startups. Israel is often called the "Startup Nation" due to the sheer number of entrepreneurs and tech companies in the country of 9 million people. Itzik Frid, a longtime Israeli tech entrepreneur and the CEO of a startup incubator focused on Arab-led startups, believes that the country will lose its edge if it can't better integrate its Arab minority into the tech industry. While Arabs make up 21% of Israel's population, they currently only make up about 3% of the...

8 minute 58 second

Russian space chief: No '2nd-tier status' with NASA outpost

Russia's space agency chief said Saturday that it wouldn't accept a second-tier role in a NASA-led plan to build an outpost near the moon, but Roscosmos spokesman quickly clarified that Russia is still staying in the project. Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin was quoted by Russian news agencies as saying that Russia wouldn't be reduced to a junior partner in the NASA-led project to build the lunar orbital platform called the Gateway in the 2020s. "I believe that Russia can't afford itself to participate in other countries' project on second-tier roles," Rogozin said when asked about the Gateway during a meeting...
11 minute 5 second

Xherdan Shaqiri impresses on first Liverpool start despite early substitution

Liverpool have now made it six wins out of six as they maintained their perfect start to the Premier League season with a 3-0 victory over Southampton at Anfield on Saturday. An own goal from Wesley Hoedt handed the hosts an early breakthrough in the 10th minute before Joel Matip doubled their advantage 11 minutes later with his header from a corner kick. Mohamed Salah found the back of the net as well when he helped the ball over the line on the stroke of half-time after Xherdan Shaqiri’s effort from a free-kick had come off the woodwork. This was...
11 minute 12 second

Black patients are missing out on potentially life-saving cancer treatments in clinical trials

Black patients who have exhausted other treatment options aren't getting early access to experimental drugs that could extend their life. Stark under-representation of African Americans is widespread in clinical trials for cancer drugs. This underrepresentation of African Americans is especially heinous when the type of cancer a drug being tested treats is one that disproportionately affects them. An analysis found that in trials for 24 of the 31 cancer drugs approved since 2015, fewer than 5% of the patients were black. It's a promising new drug for multiple myeloma, one of the most savage blood cancers. Called Ninlaro, it can...


14 minute 28 second

Silver Huawei Mate 20 makes appearance in new hands-on video

Alleged Huawei Mate 20 renderAlthough the premium Mate 20 Pro has been the subject of most recent leaks, Huawei does also have a regular variant in the works dubbed simply Mate 20. And today, in a new video published on Chinese social network Weibo, this slightly cheaper model has been shown off in its entirety.The video in question is rather short, so it’s not exactly the most detailed look. However, it’s sufficient to get a good glimpse at the smartphone. When examining things from the rear, the regular model resembles the larger Mate 20 Pro quite closely thanks to the...
14 minute 30 second

LG G5 finally receives Android 8.0, but for Verizon and T-Mobile models only

Throw the confetti in the air, sound the air horns and run around like you're crazy; the LG G5 has finally received Android 8.0 Oreo. While we don't want to be a wet blanket, we do have to throw in a qualifier. Only the Verizon and T-Mobile models are receiving the OTA update at this point in time. Besides Oreo, the update adds the August Android security patch.Android 8.0 includes picture-in-picture, allowing users to watch video even when interacting with another app in the background. Notification dots appear on an app's icon to alert you to an unread notification. And...

The biggest dinosaurs of all time

Dinosaurs are one of the biggest land-dwelling animals to ever exist on Earth. Starting off from tiny dinosaurs that came up to your knee to the largest ending up as soaring towers. Here is why some dinosaurs got to be so big. Following is a transcript of the video Just how big did the dinosaurs get? Meet the world’s first dinosaur. No, down here! Eoraptor would’ve only come up to about your knees. In fact, most early Triassic dinosaurs were on the shrimpy side. Including predators, like the fierce, mule-sized Coelophysis. But, after volcanic eruptions took out their competitors and...
18 minute 7 second

India's Modi faces calls for resignation over French jet deal

New Delhi/Paris: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi faced calls for his resignation over allegations of corruption in a military jet deal with France after former French president Francois Hollande was quoted as saying New Delhi had influenced the choice of a local partner.Indian political parties have been gunning for Modi over the 2016 purchase of 36 Rafale planes from Dassault Aviation estimated to be worth $8.7 billion, saying he had overpaid for the planes and had not been transparent.In recent months, the opposition has questioned the government on the choice of billionaire Indian businessman Anil Ambani's Reliance Defence as Dassault's...

19 minute 5 second

Italy acquits Tunisian 'migrant smuggling' fishermen

Six Tunisian fishermen arrested earlier this month by Italian authorities for "aiding illegal migrants" have been cleared.One of the men's lawyers and their fishermen's association confirmed the acquittal to the BBC.The arrests outraged Tunisian fishermen and activists who demanded their release.Supporters of the fishermen, from the south-east coastal town of Zarzis, said the men were aiding a boat in distress.The struggling vessel with 14 people on board was trying to reach the Italian island of Lampedusa.Italy's new populist government has taken a hard line on migration.The country is the main point of entry for Africans coming to Europe by sea,...
21 minute 34 second

Hong Kong express rail link launches amid controversy

A high-speed rail link has been launched in Hong Kong, connecting the territory with mainland China.The Express Rail Link connects Hong Kong to the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou in 40 minutes - less than half the time taken by older trains.Chinese authorities will be able to operate at a joint checkpoint at the station, and on the trains.This is controversial as it marks the first time Chinese criminal law will be enforced in Hong Kong territory. Critics say this violates Hong Kong's freedoms and mini-constitution. The rail link was launched at a ceremony on Saturday, with one local lawmaker...

23 minute 21 second

China Catholic bishops: Historic deal with Vatican reached

Pope Francis has recognised seven bishops appointed by China as part of a historic accord to improve ties between the Vatican and the communist country.The issue of who appoints bishops has been at the heart of a dispute since China first broke off diplomatic ties with the Holy See in 1951.China has some 10 million Catholics.Pope Francis hopes the deal "will allow the wounds of the past to be overcome" and bring about full Catholic unity in China, the Vatican said.An eighth bishop, who died last year, was also posthumously recognised by the Vatican. Beijing has long insisted that the...
24 minute 14 second

Rupee at 2-week high, reaches 19.56 vs dirham

Continuing its uptrend, the rupee firmed by another 53 paise to trade at over a two-week high of 71.84 against the US dollar in early trade today at the Interbank Foreign Exchange on increased selling of the American currency by exporters and banks. Against the UAE dirham, the rupee was trading at 19.56 at 10:30am (UAE time), according to XE.com.   Besides, the dollar's weakness against some currencies overseas on easing trade war concerns and a higher opening of the domestic equity market supported the rupee, forex dealers said. On Wednesday, the rupee had gained 61 paise, notching up its best...
24 minute 18 second

US sanctions hit Iran's oil output in August

The Opec and its allies reduced oil output in August as a drop in Iranian supply due to US sanctions derailed their attempts to raise production to agreed levels, delegates said on Saturday as the energy producers prepared to hold talks in Algiers. The development further raises pressure on the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries to boost supply amid calls from US President Donald Trump to lower oil prices. On Friday, a source familiar with the discussions told Reuters the Opec and its allies led by Russia were considering the possibility of raising crude supplies by a further 500,000...
27 minute 29 second

Paul Simon wraps up farewell tour back home

Paul Simon wraps up his farewell concert tour Saturday night at a park in Queens, a bicycle ride across the borough from where he grew up. The 76-year-old singer picked Flushing Meadows Corona Park to say goodbye, an outdoor show on the first night of autumn. The setlist at recent stops has ranged from his first 1960s hit with ex-partner Art Garfunkel, "The Sound of Silence," to selections from a disc released weeks ago. Simon isn't retiring, and hasn't ruled out occasional future performances. But he's said this is his last time out on the road, and he isn't alone...


29 minute 44 second

New-Gen Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG to launch on October 5

Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that it plans to launch the new-gen G-Class in India on 5 October 2018. The latest version of the butch SUV made its International debut in January this year and went on sale in the international market in June 2018. 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Facelift Launched At Rs 40 Lakh As far as the looks are concerned, the new SUV, with its boxy silhouette, looks unmistakably like a G-Class. However, it gets some modern elements to be identified as the new G-Class. There’re new LED headlamps, LED tail lamps, softer curves and tighter body panels that make the...
33 minute 46 second

Here's how Volkswagen plans to make electric cars affordable

It was the beginning of 2012 when VW premiered the MQB (Modular Transverse Matrix) platform. Today, it underpins the majority of Volkswagen Group cars, right from the new Polo to the full-size Skoda Kodiaq. Six years later, Volkswagen has now unveiled its MEB (Modular Electric Drive Matrix) platform for electric cars. What MQB is for conventional cars, MEB is for electric cars. Along with the MEB platform, Volkswagen has also announced its “Electric Car For All” campaign, which aims to make electric cars affordable and easy to own. Pictured: 2016 Volkswagen I.D. Concept The chassis that you see in the...