Amazon reports over 100 million Alexa devices sold

Amazon is notoriously reluctant to share how well Alexa is doing in the marketplace — at best, you get vague boasts about its devices being the “most gifted.” Now, however, it’s providing more meaningful figures. The company’s Dave Limp told The Verge in an interview that over 100 million Alexa-equipped devices have sold to date. […]

Trump mulls ex-senator Jim Webb, opponent of Middle East wars, as Mattis replacement – reports

The Trump administration is reportedly considering Jim Webb, a former Democratic senator opposed to the Iraq war who served as Navy secretary under Reagan, to replace Jim Mattis as Defense Secretary on a permanent basis. The one-term Virginia senator, an outspoken opponent of the war in Iraq who briefly ran in 2016’s Democratic primary but […]

Mnuchin says Trump doesn’t believe he has the right to fire the Fed chair, despite reports saying he has privately discussed the possibility

Associated Press/Evan Vucci Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Saturday that President Donald Trump reassured him that he has never suggested firing Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. Mnuchin tweeted that Trump believed he didn’t have the power to do so. The statement comes in contrast with a Bloomberg report on Friday that said Trump has repeatedly […]

US preparing for complete military withdrawal from Syria – reports

Published time: 19 Dec, 2018 14:25 Edited time: 19 Dec, 2018 14:32 Washington is planning to “rapidly” pull out all its troops from Syria, various media outlets have reported, citing US officials The decision was allegedly taken by President Donald Trump himself, who repeatedly expressed his intent to get out of the Arab Republic earlier. […]

Navy man put in charge of Russian military intelligence GRU after predecessor’s death – reports

Vice-Admiral Igor Kostyukov has become the new head of Russian Military Intelligence Directorate, sources have said. The top job at GRU, which scares the West so much, was vacant since the death of his predecessor in November. Kostyukov, who used to be the acting head of the GRU, has now fully taken the reigns at […]

Twitter’s Jack Dorsey promotes Myanmar despite genocide reports

Unfortunately, social network leaders still appear to be tone deaf regarding Myanmar’s reported atrocities. Twitter chief Jack Dorsey posted a series of tweets encouraging followers to visit Myanmar after he’d been there for a birthday meditation retreat, seemingly ignoring widespread evidence of the country’s government committing genocide against the Rohingya people and forcing hundreds of […]

Jacob Rees-Mogg to submit letter of no-confidence in May as Tory leader – reports

Hardline backbench Brexiteer, Jacob Rees-Mogg, is reportedly set to hand in a letter of no confidence in Theresa May as leader of the Conservative Party, in protest at the deal she has agreed upon with the EU. Christopher Hope, Chief Political Correspondent at The Daily Telegraph, is reporting that the Brexiteer will submit his letter […]

UFC to dissolve flyweight division after final championship bout – reports

TJ Dillashaw will seek to become the UFC’s latest ‘champ champ’ when he challenges Henry Cejudo for the flyweight championship in what will almost certainly be the last title bout before the organization disbands the weight class. Dillashaw, the UFC’s current bantamweight champion, will make his 125lb debut against Cejudo at UFC 233 on January […]

Police operation underway in Dunkirk hospital after reports of bomb threat

Published time: 7 Nov, 2018 10:49 Edited time: 7 Nov, 2018 10:59 Police are deployed in downtown Dunkirk, northern France, after reports of a woman threatening to detonate a bomb in the city’s hospital. An evacuation of the building is underway. DETAILS TO FOLLOW Let’s block ads! (Why?)