Free Press Journal
  • Facebook faces lawsuit for hiding job ads from women

    Washington: The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is suing Facebook on behalf of three women job seekers who accused the social media giant of posting ads that are shown only to men. The ACLU, along with the Communications Workers of America and the employment law firm Outten & Golden LLP, on Tuesday filed charges with the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against Facebook. The women job seekers accused Facebook for targeting ads

  • Donald Trump claims China rebuilt itself with money drained out of US

    Washington: China rebuilt itself with the “tremendous amount” of money pouring out of the United States, President Donald Trump claimed Wednesday, asserting that America has been “ripped off” by “everyone”, including Beijing. He said China has been taking out USD 500 billion a year from the US. “They (Chinese) rebuilt their country with tremendous amounts of money pouring out of the United States.

  • ED looks to attach Nirav’s Rs 4,000-cr foreign assets

    New Delhi : Widening its probe, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has zeroed in on foreign assets worth about Rs 4,000 crore of absconding diamond jeweller Nirav Modi for quick attachment under the anti-money laundering law in connection with the alleged $2 billion PNB fraud case.

  • US: Death toll by hurricane Florence rises to 32

    Washington: Hurricane Florence continued to wreak havoc as the death toll in the calamity rose to 32, officials told on Monday. The storm, which slammed the US East Coast last week, has left over 500,000 homes in darkness as rescue efforts are ongoing to provide aid to the stranded people. In North Carolina, two dozen of the deaths were reported alone, state officials and emergency workers were quoted by USAToday as saying.

  • South Korean leader Moon Jae-in arrives in Pyongyang for summit

    Seoul: South Korea’s president and the North’s leader Kim Jong Un drove through the streets of Pyongyang together past thousands of cheering citizens Tuesday ahead of a summit where Moon Jae-in will seek to reboot stalled denuclearisation talks between North Korea and the United States.Kim welcomed his visitor at Pyongyang’s international airport — where he had supervised missile launches last year as tensions mounted — the two leaders of the divided Korean

  • US: President Donald Trump to slap tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods

    Washington: US President Donald Trump has escalated his trade war with China, saying his administration would impose tariffs on $200 billion worth of goods and was also prepared to tax all imports. Trump, in a statement released late Monday, showed no sign of backing down from the type of full-blown trade war between the world’s two largest economies that has rattled financial markets, saying he was prepared to “immediately” place tariffs on

  • US: President Donald Trump declassifies documents related to FBI Russia probe    

    Washington: President Donald Trump on Monday declassified a trove of documents related to the early days of the FBI’s Russia investigation, including a portion of a secret surveillance warrant application and former FBI Director James Comey’s text messages. Trump made the extraordinary move in response to calls from his allies in Congress who say they believe the Russia investigation was tainted by anti-Trump bias within the ranks of the FBI and Justice Department.

  • Apple, Apple's new product, iPhone XS, iPhone XS launch event, iPhone XS features, electrocardiograms, smartwatch, US, business

    Apple launches new premium iPhone XS, health features for watch

    Cupertino (US): Apple on Wednesday unveiled updated versions of its priciest iPhones along with a new smartwatch that allows users to take their own electrocardiograms, as the US tech giant looks to boost its momentum in a sputtering market. The California tech giant revealed its iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, updating the top-of-the line handsets released a year earlier. The new devices are aimed at maintaining Apple’s share in the premium

  • US: India-born student Rajalakshmi Nandakumar to get 2018 ‘Young Scholar’ award

    Washington: Rajalakshmi Nandakumar, an India-born woman scholar in the US, has been chosen for a prestigious award for her work to help detect potentially life-threatening health issues using smartphones. Nandakumar, studying at the University of Washington, has created a technology that turns an ordinary smartphone into an active sonar system capable of detecting physiological activities, such as movement and respiration, without requiring physical contact with the device.

  • US: South Carolina residents asked to evacuate coast as hurricane Florence approaches

    Columbia: The residents of South Carolina have been ordered to evacuate from the coast as category-4  Hurricane Florence approaches. Eight counties along the coast including Horry, Georgetown, Charleston, Dorchester, Berkeley, Colleton, Beaufort and Jasper are to be evacuated by Tuesday afternoon as decreed by Governor Henry McMaster on Monday, reported Fox News.

  • Donald Trump ready for another meeting with Kim Jong-un, says official

    Washington: White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders has said that President Donald Trump was open to another meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un despite National Security Adviser John Bolton’s assertion that Washington is still waiting for Pyongyang to take steps toward denuclearization. Trump has received another letter from Kim, which Sanders described on Monday as “very warm” and “very positive”, noting that the White House will not release the letter unless Kim

  • Why is Goa CM flying to US for indigestion, Cong asks Governor

    PANAJI: The Goa Congress on Friday took exception to Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar going to the US for indigestion treatment and sought Governor Mridula Sinha’s intervention to prevent the collapse of governance in the state, reports IANS.

  • US lawmakers urge new Pakistan government to treat minorities with equality

    Washington: Several US lawmakers have urged the new government of Pakistan to treat its ethnic and religious minorities with equality and dignity. Addressing ‘The Minorities Day on the Hill’ organised by South Asia Minorities Alliance Foundation (SAMAF) and Voice of Karachi (VOK) on Wednesday, the lawmakers urged the Imran Khan government to stop human rights violation of minorities in Karachi as well as other parts of the country, including Balochistan and Khyber

  • Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar returns from US after treatment

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday returned from the US two days ahead of schedule, and headed for his private residence near here. Parrikar, who is being treated abroad for advanced pancreatic cancer, had gone to the US on August 30, the third time in six months.

  • 2+2 dialogue, Nirmala Sitharaman, Sushma Swaraj hold talks with US counterparts

    India, US ink COMCASA after inaugural 2+2 dialogue: Officials

    New Delhi: India and the US Thursday inked a long-negotiated pact under which critical and encrypted defence technologies will be provided to the Indian military by the Americans, officials said here. The ‘Communications, Compatibility, Security Agreement (COMCASA)’ was signed after the first two-plus-two talks External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had with US Secretary of State Michael R Pompeo and Defence Secretary James Mattis.

  • Scientists spot new six-sided jet stream at Saturn’s north pole

    Washington: Using data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, scientists have spotted a surprising feature emerging at Saturn’s northern pole as it nears summertime — a warming, high-altitude jet stream with a hexagonal shape. The vortex is akin to the famous hexagon seen deeper down in Saturn’s clouds, according to the finding published in the journal Nature Communications.

  • 2+2 Dialogue: India buying Russain missile system part of talks but not primary focus, says Mike Pompeo

    Washington: India buying a missile defence system from Russia and oil from Iran would be part of the 2+2 dialogue, but not the talks’ primary focus, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said. Pompeo and Defence Secretary Jim Mattis are headed to India for the talks tomorrow with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. This is the inaugural 2+2 dialogue between the

  • India, US to discuss range of crucial issues during 2+2 talks

    New Delhi : A raft of key issues such as the US’ sanctions on import of Iranian crude oil, boosting cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region and finalising a pact on encrypted defence technologies will be the focus of the inaugural two-plus-two talks between India and the US here on Thursday, official sources said.

  • Women, men in US march topless for gender equality

    Washington : Hundreds of women, and some men, marched on Sunday through numerous cities in the US to show their breasts, demanding gender equality and to protest against the “commercialisation and the double standards” which affects their lives and jobs.