North Korea claims to have tested an underwater drone with nuclear capability

Seoul, South Korea CNN — North Korea on Friday claimed it had tested an underwater drone capable of carrying a nuclear warhead that could trigger a “radioactive tsunami,” but analysts urged skepticism. A report from the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said the drone, dubbed the “Unmanned Underwater Nuclear Attack Craft ‘Haeil’”, was tested … Read more

Summer travel prices rise: Americans will have to spend a lot more to go on vacation this year

Traveling last summer was – in a word – wild. Pent-up “revenge” travel coupled with easing restrictions fueled a surge in demand. High fuel prices and limited airline capacity drove up costs, with overall travel prices rising 17% from pre-pandemic levels by June 2022, according to NerdWallet’s Travel Price Index. And this summer? Will declining … Read more

Ramadan 2023: Fasting Hours and Iftar Times Around the World | Interactive news

The Islamic holy month of Ramadan begins later this week. Fasting between sunrise and sunset lasts between 12 and 18 hours, depending on where you are in the world. Muslims believe that Ramadan is the month in which the first verses of the holy book of Quran were revealed to the Prophet Muhammad over 1400 … Read more

Polling stations close in Kazakhstan as president waits for loyal parliament | World news

Kazakhs voted in early parliamentary elections on Sunday in what President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev called the latest phase of a government reset in response to deadly riots last year. Seven parties, including two newly registered parties, competed for 69 party-list seats in the 98-member parliament, with the rest taken by the winners of new single-mandate contests … Read more

Tanker giants spring up out of nowhere to keep Russian oil moving | World news

In an office building in central Mumbai, India, packing tape is peeling off a black door that appears to have had its handle ripped out. There is a pile of mail on the floor outside. A man from a neighboring office says staff moved a few weeks ago, to an unknown destination. Nearly 2,000 kilometers … Read more

Sweden aims to join NATO as Turkey decouples Nordic bids | World news

STOCKHOLM — Sweden will continue its efforts to convince Turkey to cancel the accession of the largest Scandinavian country to NATO after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan opened the door to Finland’s accession. Erdogan’s decision on Friday to instruct parliament to ratify Finland’s application dashed the Nordic countries’ hopes of a parallel accession process. Hungary’s announcement … Read more

Black Sea Grains Agreement Extended in Last-Minute Negotiations | World news

MOSCOW – Russia and Ukraine have agreed to extend the crucial Black Sea grain deal. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was the first to confirm that the deal would go through after Sunday. “Following our talks with both parties, we have secured the renewal of the deal, which was due to expire on March 19,” … Read more

SpaceX, Netflix and Boeing join “largest-ever” US business mission to Vietnam

HANOI, March 17 (Reuters) – SpaceX, Netflix and Boeing are among companies participating next week in the “largest-ever” US business mission to Vietnam to discuss investment and sales opportunities in the fast-growing Southeast Asian nation, the organizer said. More than 50 companies, including defense, pharmaceutical and tech companies, will participate in the mission organized by … Read more

Exclusive: Apple supplier Foxconn wins AirPod order, plans $200 million factory in India

TAIPEI, March 16 (Reuters) – Taiwanese contract manufacturer Foxconn (2317.TW) has won an order to make AirPods for Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and plans to build a factory in India to produce the wireless earphones. knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The deal sees Foxconn, the world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer and assembler of about 70% … Read more

Apple supplier Foxconn is planning a $200 million factory in India, sources say | Technology

Bron says the Taiwanese company will invest more than $200 million in the new AirPod factory in the South Indian state of Telangana. Taiwanese contract manufacturer Foxconn has won an order to make AirPods for Apple and plans to build a factory in India to produce the wireless earphones, two people with direct knowledge of … Read more