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Ford Motors invests $500 million in EV startup Rivian

The Ford Motor Company announced that it has invested $500 million in Rivian, an electronic vehicle (EV) startup. Ford will build an EV using Rivian's technology the two companies announced.

Three-year-old boy 'abandoned' at US-Mexico border: agency

Washington - US border patrol agents found a crying three-year-old boy in a Texas cornfield on Tuesday with his name and a phone number written on his shoes, the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency said Wednesday.

Are tech companies guilty of 'downgrading' our attention spans?

Are technology companies responsible for the 'downgrading' of humanity? Driving us towards a world of short attention spans and seeking the simplicity of the soundbite? This is the new thesis from Tristan Harris.

US renews call on Myanmar to free Reuters reporters

Washington - The United States on Wednesday renewed its call on Myanmar to free two Reuters journalists jailed after reporting on the Rohingya crisis, voicing dismay at a fresh rejection of their appeal.

Twitter adds way to report voter-tricking tweets

San Francisco - Twitter on Wednesday began making it easier to report tweets aimed at interfering with people voting, starting first in Europe and India.

Trump says sending 'armed soldiers' to US-Mexico border

Washington - President Donald Trump said Wednesday the US is sending armed soldiers to the southern border after Mexican soldiers recently "pulled guns" on US troops, escalating his war of words with Mexico on immigration.

Diplomats walk out as Venezuela hits US in UN speech

New York - Several dozen diplomats walked out from the UN General Assembly Wednesday to protest a speech by Venezuela's foreign minister, who denounced US calls on the world body to recognize opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim president.

Iran FM warns US over Strait of Hormuz

New York - Iran's foreign minister on Wednesday warned the United States of unspecified "consequences" if it tried to seal off to Tehran the Strait of Hormuz, the strategic passage into the oil-rich Gulf.

Waymo to develop autonomous car plant in Detroit

Waymo has selected Detroit as the area where it will develop the next continuation of its self-driving car technology. This will be in partnership with American Axle & Manufacturing, upgrading an existing facility.

Trump says sending 'armed soldiers' to US-Mexico border

Washington - President Donald Trump said Wednesday the US is sending armed soldiers to the southern border after Mexican soldiers recently "pulled guns" on US troops.

Saudi says no immediate plan to boost oil output as Iran waivers end

Apo - Saudi Arabia has no immediate plans to raise oil output after the United States ends sanctions waivers for buyers of Iranian crude, energy minister Khalid al-Falih said Wednesday.

Divided Europe faces China Belt and Road test

Apo - The complicated, hot-and-cold relationship between Europe and China takes another turn this week, as several EU leaders break ranks to attend the Belt and Road summit in Beijing.

Electric vehicle adoption leads to better air quality

The main argument in favour of electric vehicles comes from the need to reduce our emissions to lessen the impact of climate change. But a new study presents evidence that EV adoption also improves air quality.

Japan's sterilised 'eugenics' victims to get payout

Apo - Thousands of Japanese people -- some as young as nine -- forcibly sterilised under now-defunct eugenics laws, will receive government compensation after lawmakers passed historic legislation on Wednesday.

Avengers assemble for final battle in 'Endgame'

Los Angeles - After nearly two dozen films and billions of dollars in ticket sales around the globe, the Avengers are gearing up for a final time -- and their last adventure could shatter all box office records.

Carole Ghosn: Carlos's wife puts her head above parapet

Apo - Not so long ago, Carole Ghosn was posing on the red carpet with tycoon husband Carlos in front of the world's media, seemingly without a care.

Top US officials heading to Beijing for trade talks: White House

Washington - Two top American officials will head to Beijing next week to continue talks on the bruising trade war between the US and China, the White House said on Tuesday.

Former Tesla engineer becomes CEO of EV startup Lucid Motors

The former chief engineer in charge of development of the Tesla Model S sedan, Peter Rawlinson, has now taken over as CEO of the EV startup Lucid Motors as the former CEO has retired.

Olivia Newton-John talks 'Don't Stop Believin'' memoir, 'Grease' Special

Veteran singer, actress, activist and entertainment icon Olivia Newton-John chatted with Digital Journal about her new book, "Don't Stop Believin'," as well as the 40th anniversary of "Grease" and receiving a Companion of the Order of Australia award.

UN backs weakened resolution on sexual violence in conflicts

New York - Nobel Peace Prize laureates Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege called Tuesday for justice for victims of sexual violence in conflict zones, as the UN Security Council approved a watered-down resolution largely stripped of substance by the United States and ...
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