Free Press Journal
  • Microsoft’s AI bot makes phone calls to humans

    San Francisco, While Google Duplex, which lets AI mimic a human voice to make appointments and book tables through phone calls, has mesmerised people with its capabilities and attracted flak on ethical grounds at the same time, Microsoft has showcased a similar technology it has been testing in China.

  • India crash out of Thomas Cup with 0-5 loss vs China

    Bangkok : A young but depleted Indian men’s badminton team crashed out of the Thomas Cup Final after losing 0-5 to heavyweights China in their last Group ‘A’ match here on Tuesday.

  • US temporarily suspends tariffs on Chinese products

    Washington,  US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has said the US was temporarily suspending tariffs on Chinese goods after an agreement was reached to reduce the bilateral trade deficit. “We are putting the trade war on hold,” Mnuchin said on Sunday in a “Fox News Sunday” television interview. “Right now, we have agreed to put the tariffs on hold while we try to execute the framework.”

  • Chinese university lifts ban on wearing miniskirts in library

    Beijing: A Chinese university has apologised and lifted a ban on girls wearing miniskirts and hotpants in the library, revoking a regulation imposed over a student’s complaint that such clothes were “harmful to the study atmosphere and are a form of sexual harassment”.

  • US puts trade war with China ‘on hold’

    Washington : The US trade war with China is “on hold” after the world’s largest economies agreed to drop their tariff threats while they work on a wider trade agreement, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Sunday.

  • China to use Taiwan as base to isolate India: US lawmaker

    Washington : China will turn Taiwan into a major nuclear and conventional military base, a move which will allow it to project power into the Indian Ocean and consolidate more control over the disputed South China Sea to “isolate” both India and Japan,  a US lawmaker has warned.

  • Indian eves ready for Korean challenge

    Donghae City (Korea) : The Indian women’s hockey team will take on hosts Korea in its last round-robin match at the 5th Women’s Asian Champions Trophy here on Saturday.

  • China planning to buy up to $200 bn worth of US goods

    Washington : China may buy up to USD 200 billion worth of American goods under intense pressure from the Trump administration to reduce its massive trade deficit with the US, a media report said on Friday, amid a round of high-level trade talks between the world’s two largest economies.

  • China to use Taiwan as base to isolate India, Japan: US lawmaker

    Washington: China will turn Taiwan into a major nuclear and conventional military base, a move which will allow it to project power into the Indian Ocean and consolidate more control over the disputed South China Sea to “isolate” both India and Japan,  a US lawmaker has warned.

  • Donald Trump attacks China over US trade deficit

    Washington: US President Donald Trump today hit out at China for “fleecing” his country with hundreds of billions of dollars every year, even as high-level delegations from the two countries were holding intense negotiations in Washington over a series of trade disputes between them.

  • With deadline looming, UN climate talks fall short

    Bonn : UN talks ending on Thursday failed to hammer out a draft of the “operating manual” that would bring the landmark Paris climate treaty to life, forcing governments to add an emergency negotiating session ahead of a December climate summit.

  • India can win medal in Asiad: Paddler Sathiyan

    Mumbai : Paddler G Sathiyan, who was part of the men’s team that won the gold medal in last month’s Commonwealth Games, has set his eyes on the Asian Games in August with much tougher teams to compete against.

  • Coal mine explosion kills five workers in China    

    Beijing: A methane gas explosion today ripped through a coal mine in central China’s Hunan province, killing at least five workers, officials said. The explosion took place in at the coal pit of the Hunan Baodian Qunli Mining Co., Ltd. in Shaodong County, the county’s publicity department said.