New Leadership For Apple’s Siri Shows Bid To Update In Face Of Rivals

Apple’s digital assistant, Siri, has been given new leadership in what appears to be a bid to update the aging software. Responsibility for the program will now come under the purview of Apple’s Operating Systems Chief, Craig Federighi. Previously, Siri was controlled by the company’s VP of Internet Software and Services, Eddy Cue. According to […]

Thousands Of Rohingya Attempt To Flee To Bangladesh Amid Myanmar Violence

Thousands of Myanmar’s Muslim minority people, the Rohingya, are attempting to flee to Bangladesh amid ongoing violence in the border state of Rakhine. The violence began on Friday, following attacks on police stations by Rohingya fighters. It is estimated that around 3,000 Rohingya people have been able to cross the border into Bangladesh over the […]

Grace Mugabe Returns To Zimbabwe Following Assault Allegations

Grace Mugabe, the First Lady of Zimbabwe, has returned to the country from South Africa, despite being the subject of an assault allegation. Mugabe is accused of attacking South African model Gabriella Engels at a luxury hotel in Johannesburg. She was allowed to leave the country after South Africa approved her request for diplomatic immunity […]

White Nationalist Rally To Be Held At Texas A&M Campus

More chaos of the kind seen yesterday in Charlottesville is feared following the announcement that a white nationalist rally is to be held at Texas A&M University. The event, set for September 11, is being organized by white supremacist Preston Wiginton, who has previously organized several other such events at the university. In December, Wiginton […]

Chinese Tourists Arrested In Berlin For Nazi Salute At Reichstag

A pair of Chinese tourists were arrested in Berlin yesterday after making the Nazi salute outside the Reichstag. The tourists, both men, aged 36 and 49, fell afoul of Germany’s strict laws against the use of Nazi symbolism while taking pictures of each other on their phones. The offense can be punished with a sentence […]

Two Killed And Four Injured In Konstanz Nightclub Shooting

Two people have been killed and four wounded in a nightclub shooting in the German city of Konstanz. Police have ruled out a connection to terrorism. The shooting began at 4:30 a.m. on Sunday, with clubbers at the Grey nightclub making frantic calls to emergency services. The gunman, a 34-year-old Iraqi national who had been […]

UAE Officials Deny Responsibility For Qatar News Agency Hack Amidst Ongoing Persian Gulf Crisis

The UAE has denied being behind a hack of the Qatari state news agency on May 24. The hack posted fake news stories to the Qatar News Agency’s social media accounts, quoting the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, as praising Iran while criticizing Saudi Arabia, sparking the current crisis in the Persian […]

Texas State Government Threatens Municipal Control Over Taxes, Transgender Rights, And Abortion

Republicans in the Texas state legislature will attempt to introduce laws to reduce the powers of local governments in a special session. Governor Gregg Abbott’s agenda will focus on limiting the power of municipal governments on several issues with so-called preemption laws, with a keystone issue being the power to raise property taxes, as noted […]

‘Police’ No More: Chicago Airport Security Officers Lose Word From Uniforms As Cops Take Over

Chicago airport security officers are to lose the word “police” from their uniform following the forcible removal of Dr. David Dao from a United Airlines flight on April 9. Police officers are to take over handling disturbances at the city’s airports following the controversy, reports the Associated Press. The moves come following a review of […]

Uber Merges Russian Operations With Yandex In Second Foreign Withdrawl

Uber’s Russian operations will merge with its rival Yandex, whose Yandex.Taxi service operates in Russia and several former Soviet nations. The move is something of a surprise for Uber, a company noted for its aggressive tactics. Yandex will be the leading partner in the merger, with the merged companies to operate together in 127 cities […]