Free Press Journal
  • Weather can influence what we post on social media reveals report      

    Boston: Weather patterns can influence how we express ourselves on Facebook and Twitter, according to a study which found that people are less likely to post positive sentiments when the temperatures soar above 30 degrees Celsius. Previous research has identified a potential link between weather and people’s emotional states, but which specific weather conditions trigger positive or negative emotions and how to measure these sentiments in an accurate and consistent way require

  • Japan objects to dessert South Korea is serving Kim Jong-un

    Tokyo: Japan has lodged a formal protest against Seoul’s choice of dessert for Friday’s historic summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un, the media reported on Thursday. Tokyo has protested about the mango mousse because the dish features a map of the Korean Peninsula that includes a contested island that is claimed by Japan, reports CNN.

  • Women listed as inventors in third of global patent filings, says UN

    Geneva: The UN today hailed a significant increase in women listed as inventors in global patent filings over the past decade, but warned a pronounced gender gap remained. New data from the World Intellectual Property Organization showed that women were listed in 31 per cent of the some 224,000 international patent applications it published last year.

  • Rights group says British-Iranian professor held in Tehran 

    Dubai: A British-Iranian university professor who actively campaigns against military action targeting his homeland has been detained in Iran by the country’s hard-line Revolutionary Guard, a rights group says, becoming the latest dual national held there since the 2015 nuclear deal.

  • President Donald Trump to visit UK in July says sources

    Washington D.C.: United States President Donald Trump is set to visit the United Kingdom in July, according to two officials on Wednesday. The officials said that Trump’s July visit was being formulated, although no words have come from White House and the British Embassy in Washington D.C. so far, CNN reported.

  • Ex-US president George HW Bush recovering

    Houston: Former United States President George H.W. Bush is recovering and has been shifted from Intensive Care Unit (ICU) to the regular patient room at Houston Methodist Hospital, his spokesperson said on Wednesday. “President George H.W. Bush has been moved from the intensive care unit at Houston Methodist Hospital to a regular patient room and is expected to continue his recovery there for several more days. He is alert and talking with

  • Mike Pompeo’s nomination for US secretary of state opposed for remarks on Indians, Muslims

    Washington: The nomination of Mike Pompeo, the CIA Director, for the US secretary of state was today opposed by Democrats as they raked up his remarks on Indians, Muslims and other ethnic minorities. “These concerns are beyond policy disagreements, which alone are not a basis for rejecting a nominee,” Senator Robert Menendez, Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said on the Senate floor as Senators debated on the Secretary of State

  • Turkey sentences 14 journalists over terror charges

    Istanbul: An Istanbul court sentenced at least 14 journalists from Cumhuriyet (Republic) daily, Turkey’s oldest national newspaper to different prison terms over charges of terrorism on Wednesday.

  • Return to Afghanistan from you foreign safe havens, says US tells Taliban

    Washington: The US today urged the Taliban to return to Afghanistan from their foreign safe havens, saying there was no justification for its announcement of annual spring offensive. It said that there was no need for a new fighting season, and that it was time for the Taliban to participate in the country’s electoral process.

  • Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in to meet at military demarcation line before summit

    Seoul: North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un and the South’s president Moon Jae-in will meet at the Military Demarcation Line that divides the peninsula for their summit Friday, Seoul said, in an occasion laden with symbolism.  Moon will greet his visitor at the concrete blocks that mark the border between the two Koreas in the Demilitarized Zone, the chief of the South’s presidential secretariat Im Jong-seok said.