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San Francisco: In a strong signal to dominate the emerging $1 trillion Hybrid Cloud market, tech major IBM has announced to acquire Open Source Solutions leader and Linux Operating System owner Red Hat for a massive $34 billion. The acquisition, IBM’s biggest so far, will provide an open approach to Cloud, featuring unprecedented security and portability …

San Francisco: Apple CEO Tim Cook has said that being gay has been God’s greatest gift to him, the media reported. On October 30, 2014, Cook became the first CEO of a major company to come out as gay. Although his sexual orientation had been widely rumoured beforehand, he had not confirmed it publicly. ALSO READ: Apple …

Washington: In its first, careful steps toward punishing the Saudis involved in the death of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the US administration has revoked 21 visas of Riyadh men linked to the murder, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said. It was the first concrete step by the Donald Trump administration after the disclosure of Khashoggi’s …

Washington: US President Donald Trump has announced that America was pulling out of the landmark Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) with Russia, a decades-old agreement signed in 1987. “Russia has violated the agreement. They’ve been violating it for many years,” Trump told reporters on Saturday before boarding Air Force One to leave Nevada following a campaign …

Mogadishu: The US military on Tuesday said its special forces conducted an airstrike in the vicinity of Harardhere town in Mudug region of central Somalia on October 12, killing 60 Al Shabab terrorists. The US Africa Command (Africom) which oversees American troops on the African continent said this airstrike was the largest airstrike against the terrorists …

Washington: African-American rapper Kanye West met President Donald Trump at the White House here where he said that wearing the ‘Make America Great Again’ cap made him feel like “Superman”. “There was something about putting this hat on that made me feel like Superman,” said West after his meeting with the President in the Oval Office …

Stockholm: The Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences 2018 was awarded on Monday to American economists William Nordhaus and Paul Romer for designing methods that address fundamental and pressing issues including long-term sustainable growth in the global economy. The announcement was made by the Royal Swedish Academy here. The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences is awarded …

Washington: The US Senate has confirmed Brett Kavanaugh as the 114th Supreme Court Justice by one of the narrowest margins in history amid mass protests, ending a vitriolic battle that began as a debate over judicial ideology and concluded with a national reckoning over sexual misconduct. As a chorus of women in the Senate’s public galleries …