Vape shops likely to be exempted from planned FDA curbs

Vape shops likely to be exempted from planned FDA curbs

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The Trump administration may exempt vape shops when it unveils expected restrictions on e-cigarette flavors, White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said. Speaking at the White House on Wednesday, Conway drew a line between two groups of flavors — tobacco and menthol on one side, and mint, fruit and all other flavors on the other. The […]

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Suspected North Korea hackers targeted Indian space agency

Suspected North Korea hackers targeted Indian space agency

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India’s space research agency was warned of a cyber attack in the middle of a landmark moon mission as part of a broader assault by suspected North Korean hackers, cyber security consultants with data on the incidents said. The attack on the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), whose much-hyped Chandrayaan-2 moon mission in September ended […]

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Alphabet probes handling of sexual-misconduct allegations

Alphabet probes handling of sexual-misconduct allegations

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Alphabet Inc.’s board is investigating how the company dealt with accusations of sexual harassment and misconduct against some of its executives. “As has already been confirmed in public court filings, in early 2019, Alphabet’s board of directors formed a special litigation committee to consider claims made by shareholders in various lawsuits relating to past workplace […]

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US charges former Twitter staff with spying for Saudi Arabia

US charges former Twitter staff with spying for Saudi Arabia

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Two former Twitter employees spied on thousands of users of the social media platform for the Saudi government as it sought to crack down on dissidents, the US Department of Justice alleged on Wednesday. Federal prosecutors charged Ali Alzabarah and Ahmad Abouammo, the former social media group employees, along with a third man, Ahmed Almutairi, […]

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US diplomat’s testimony details Trump quid pro quo claims

US diplomat’s testimony details Trump quid pro quo claims

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House Democrats have released the transcript of closed-door congressional testimony from William Taylor, the top US diplomat in Kyiv, who has become a central figure in the impeachment inquiry into US president Donald Trump. The West Point graduate and career diplomat first testified behind closed doors to the impeachment inquiry on October 22, providing what […]

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© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A view of Schiphol International Airport in Amsterdam

‘Suspicious’ incident on plane at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport proves false alarm By Reuters

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© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A view of Schiphol International Airport in Amsterdam AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – A “suspicious” incident aboard an airliner that forced the evacuation of its passengers and crew at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport on Wednesday evening proved to be a false alarm, the airline said. Spanish-owned Air Europa said in a statement that a […]

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