Gulf Times - US
Honda, Volvo, Ford scoop awards at Detroit auto show

Honda, Volvo, Ford scoop awards at Detroit auto show

The Detroit auto show handed out its self-proclaimed ‘Oscars of the auto industry’ on Monday, rewarding Honda, Volvo and Ford amid a crowded slate of new truck, SUV and crossover unveilings.

US police shot and killed 987 people in 2017: newspaper

US police shot and killed 987 people in 2017: newspaper

Police officers shot and killed nearly 1,000 people in the United States in 2017, slightly more than the previous year, according to a tally published on Monday by The Washington Post.

US ends protected status for 200,000 Salvadorans

US ends protected status for 200,000 Salvadorans

Around 200,000 Salvadorans allowed to live in the United States since 2001 after earthquakes in El Salvador must leave the country in 2019, US officials said on Monday ...

US troops gather outside Pentagon in #MeTooMilitary protest

US troops gather outside Pentagon in #MeTooMilitary protest

A group of active and retired US troops gathered in freezing temperatures outside the Pentagon on Monday to bring attention to sexual assault and harassment in the military.

Tech firms battle to resolve major security flaw

Tech firms battle to resolve major security flaw

Amazon, Google and now Apple -- as the list of digital giants hit by the ‘Spectre’ and ‘Meltdown’ computer security flaws grows longer, the race is on to limit the damage.

Iran foreign minister ridicules Trump 'blunder' at UN

Iran foreign minister ridicules Trump 'blunder' at UN

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif ridiculed US President Donald Trump on Saturday over what he called the foreign policy ‘blunder’ of trying to raise its recent protests at the UN Security Council.

Trump threatens to cut aid to Palestinian territories

Trump threatens to cut aid to Palestinian territories

President Donald Trump admitted the Middle East peace process was in difficulty and threatened to cut aid to Palestinians worth more than $300 million a year, drawing a rebuke that they would not be ‘blackmailed’.

Suicide victim video by YouTube star sparks anger in Japan

Suicide victim video by YouTube star sparks anger in Japan

Japanese social media reacted with a storm of outrage to a video by YouTube star Logan Paul showing a suicide victim in a forest near Mount Fuji, as anger spread over the now-deleted video on Wednesday.

BP to take $1.5bn hit on US tax reforms

BP to take $1.5bn hit on US tax reforms

British energy major BP said Tuesday that it expected to take a $1.5-billion (1.2-billion-euro) hit from US President Donald Trump's tax reforms.

US oil prices hit highest since mid-2015 on surprise output drop

US oil prices hit highest since mid-2015 on surprise output drop

US oil prices hit their highest since mid-2015 on the final trading day of the year as an unexpected fall in American output and a fall in commercial crude inventories stoked buying.

Apple CEO must fly private for 'security, efficiency'

Apple CEO must fly private for 'security, efficiency'

Apple's board has instructed chief executive Tim Cook to use only private aircraft ‘in the interests of security and efficiency’ at the world's most valuable company, regulatory documents show.

Arctic cold grips Canada, northern United States

Arctic cold grips Canada, northern United States

An Arctic snap gripped most of Canada and a large swath of the northern United States on Wednesday, with unusually low temperatures recorded in both countries.