Defending firing of FBI director, Trump derides Democratic critics
17:17 - 10.05.2017

President Donald Trump defended his firing of FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday, fighting a storm of criticism that the ouster was aimed at blunting an agency probe into his presidential campaign’s possible collusion with Russia to sway the 2016 election. The Republican president’s abrupt move on Tuesday stunned Washington and was swiftly condemned by

House to vote Thursday on Obamacare repeal bill
12:12 - 04.05.2017

The House will vote Thursday on the Republican bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, setting up a dramatic moment that could give President Donald Trump the significant legislative victory he’s been seeking. Top Republicans are very confident. Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy emerged from Speaker Paul Ryan’s office Wednesday night all but triumphant. “We will be

Buckingham Palace Official Says Royal Staff Meeting Is ‘No Cause for Concern’
12:12 - 04.05.2017

A well-placed royal source tells PEOPLE that there is “no cause for alarm” following rampant speculation about Queen Elizabeth and husband Prince Philip. The rumors began after reports emerged of an emergency meeting being called for Buckingham Palace staff from around the country. They are expected to gather at the palace mid-morning. The meeting is

Snap’s first earnings to shed light on battle with Facebook, Twitter
17:17 - 10.05.2017

Snap Inc (SNAP.N) has many similarities with archrivals Facebook Inc (FB.O) and Twitter Inc (TWTR.N), but shareholders are eager to avoid one in particular when the social media company reports earnings on Wednesday for the first time since its initial public offering: a plunging stock price. Investors delivered a stern message of disappointment to Facebook

Why tiny electric planes and $25 tickets could be the future of regional air travel
22:22 - 09.04.2017

Imagine taking your next trip of a couple hundred miles. New York City to Boston, for example. Or Houston to Dallas. Tampa to Miami. The obvious choice now might be to drive. But what if you could show up at an airport at one of those cities, bypass security checkpoints, board a small hybrid-electric plane

Porsche-Piech clan to stay out of VW management: Porsche chairman
22:22 - 09.04.2017

Members of the Porsche-Piech clan that controls Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) will no longer be eligible to serve as executives of the carmaker, Porsche Automobil Holding SE (PSHG_p.DE) Chairman Wolfgang Porsche told a German newspaper. “That no family member is active in the operating business must apply to Porsche SE and the whole Volkswagen group,” Frankfurter Allgemeine

Google shifts mobile focus to apps and digital assistant
17:17 - 18.05.2017

Mobile phone apps took center stage at Google’s annual developer conference on Wednesday as the search giant announced new features for its digital assistant and its popular photo app while devoting little time to the Android mobile operating system. Addressing an audience of thousands of developers in Mountain View, California, Google executives delivered a broad-based

EU fines Facebook 110 million euros over WhatsApp deal
17:17 - 18.05.2017

European Union antitrust regulators fined Facebook (FB.O) 110 million euros ($122 million) on Thursday for giving misleading information during a vetting of its deal to acquire messaging service WhatsApp in 2014. Calling it a “proportionate and deterrent fine”, the European Commission, which acts as the EU’s competition watchdog, said Facebook had said it could not

Apple buys Finnish sleep tracking app maker Beddit
17:17 - 10.05.2017

Apple (AAPL.O) has acquired a sleep tracking app and hardware maker Beddit, the Finnish startup said on its website. The terms of the deal were not disclosed and neither of the companies were immediately available for a comment. “Beddit has been acquired by Apple. Your personal data will be collected, used and disclosed in accordance

Taiwan’s Foxconn ‘definitely bidding’ for Toshiba chip business
15:15 - 01.03.2017

Taiwan’s Foxconn (2317.TW), the world’s largest contract electronics maker, is “definitely bidding” for the chip business of Japan’s Toshiba Corp (6502.T) and is “very confident” it can buy into it, company founder Terry Gou said on Wednesday. Gou was speaking as Foxconn, formally known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, broke ground for a

U.S. lawmakers push for answers on Trump team’s Russia ties
15:15 - 16.02.2017

A crisis over the relationship between President Donald Trump’s aides and Russia deepened on Wednesday as a growing number of Trump’s fellow Republicans demanded expanded congressional inquiries into the matter. Trump sought to focus attention on what he called criminal intelligence leaks about his ousted national security adviser, Michael Flynn. Trump forced Flynn out on

BT supports Google’s Android in EU antitrust row
21:21 - 06.02.2017

BT (BT.L) has become the first major telecoms company to back Google (GOOGL.O) in a battle with EU regulators, defending the “stability and compatibility” of the Android operating system, which is in the sights of anti-trust regulators. The EU says Google stifles competition by forcing smartphone makers to pre-install its search function and browser to