Mars May Be Hiding Most Of Its “Missing” Water Underground: NASA-Funded Study

The researchers from California Institute of Technology and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) found that around four billion years ago, Mars was home to enough water to have covered the whole planet in an ocean about 100 to 1,500 metres deep. Evidence found Mars’ surface suggests that abundant water flowed across Mars billions of years …

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“Set Of Baseless Accusations”: Russia Slams Report On Putin’s Role In US Polls

A 15-page American intelligence report added heft to longstanding allegations that some of Trump’s top lieutenants were playing into Moscow’s hands. Russia described US intelligence allegations on Putin’s role as in election as baseless. Moscow: Russia on Wednesday described US intelligence allegations that President Vladimir Putin had likely directed efforts to try to swing the …

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China Is Acting Aggressively And Repressively In Asia: Antony Blinken

China’s extensive territorial claims in the East and South China Seas have become a priority issue in an increasingly testy Sino-U.S. relationship and are an important security concern for Japan. Antony Blinken said Beijing was acting both more repressively at home and more aggressively abroad. Tokyo: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday …

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Harry, William’s First Talks After Tell-All “Not Productive”: Report

At an engagement last Thursday, Prince William said he had not yet spoken to his brother but intended to do so, telling reporters: “We’re very much not a racist family.” Britain’s Prince William and Prince Harry attend the opening of the Greenhouse Sports Centre in London. London: Britain’s Prince Harry has spoken to his elder …

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China To Issue Visas To Foreigners Who Have Taken Chinese-Made Covid Jab

The country has been closed to most foreigners since last March to stem the spread of the coronavirus, which it has largely brought under control at home, leaving many with jobs and family inside China stranded overseas. China inoculating its vast domestic population with 4 domestically produced vaccines. (Representational) Beijing, China: China is poised to …

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Kamala Harris Makes UN Debut, Pledges To Fight For Women, Democracy

The United States would work to improve both, Harris said in a video statement to the 65th Commission on the Status of Women. “The status of democracy also depends fundamentally on the empowerment of women,” she said. New York: US Vice President Kamala Harris made her debut at the United Nations on Tuesday, telling a …

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Russia, Iran Targeted 2020 US Election: Report

“Broad Russian and Iranian campaigns targeting multiple critical infrastructure sectors did compromise the security of several networks that managed some election functions,” the government agencies said in a joint report. The report said the public claims had been investigated and “determined that they are not credible.” Washington: Russia and Iran targeted election infrastructure during the …

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French PM Vows To “Quickly” Get AstraZeneca Shot Amid Concerns

France, Germany and several other EU countries have suspended the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine. “It would be wise if I was vaccinated very quickly once the suspension is lifted,” Jean Castex said. Paris: French Prime Minister Jean Castex on Tuesday vowed he would be vaccinated “very quickly” with the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine to give …

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Joe Biden To Hold First Press Conference Of Presidency March 25: White House

The White House says that Joe Biden has frequently answered questions in informal settings instead. The press conference on March 25 will take place more than 60 days into Joe Biden’s term. Washington: President Joe Biden will hold his first formal press conference since taking office next week, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said …

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Uber Grants UK Drivers Worker Status In World First After Court Defeat

Weeks after a top court ruling that could shake up Britain’s wider “gig economy” of 5.5 million people, Uber said its drivers would also get holiday pay and a pension. The court ruled last month that Uber’s drivers are entitled to worker’s rights. (Representational) London: Uber on Tuesday said it is granting its UK drivers …

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