Several people were killed as Nigerian soldiers opened fire at a key protest site in Lagos, witnesses said, as the government sought to end two weeks of marches against police brutality that have mushroomed into broader nationwide demonstrations.
While the U.S. and Europe await the results of large-scale clinical trials before deploying coronavirus vaccines, some other nations are moving much faster with emergency-use rollouts of experimental Chinese and Russian candidates.
C-SPAN said Thursday that Steve Scully, the network's senior executive producer and political editor, has been placed on "administrative leave" for lying about being hacked earlier this month.
Anti-government protesters scuffled with vigilante groups in Kyrgyzstan's capital of Bishkek overnight, after authorities in the Central Asian nation annulled parliamentary election results, local news website 24.kg reported.
A federal judge in San Francisco has partially blocked the Trump administration from enforcing its ban on foreign workers on H-1B and several other types of visa through the end of the year.
Trian Fund Management has taken a stake in Comcast in a bet that the cable giant’s shares are undervalued. Comcast is one of the biggest companies ever targeted by an activist.
S&P 500 futures signaled a tepid rebound as investors weigh the prospect of renewed restrictions due to rising coronavirus infections damping the economic recovery.
Western companies that rely on products from China’s Xinjiang region have turned to supply-chain auditing firms amid concerns about the use of forced labor. But some auditing services are stopping their work in the region, pointing to a lack of access and transparency as a barrier to properly vetting labor practices.
Apple will hold its first virtual-only product reveal at 1 p.m. New York time from its headquarters. The company is expected to focus on the new Watch Series 6 and iPad Air while the newest iPhone is expected to be revealed next month.
AstraZeneca said it paused clinical trials of an experimental Covid-19 vaccine after a participant in a U.K. study had an unexplained illness.
Opposition lawmakers from a parliamentary panel accused Facebook on Wednesday of favouring the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) during a meeting to quiz the social media giant on its content regulation.
Moderna said its experimental coronavirus vaccine induced immune responses in people aged 56 years and older that were comparable to those seen in younger adults in a small study.
Israel’s military said it struck Hezbollah observation posts along the Lebanese frontier in response to overnight cross-border fire, adding to a recent flare-up of tensions between the two sides.
As California becomes one of the first states to take on Big Tech in the ongoing battle over the employment status of Uber and Lyft drivers, the lawless,...
The United States and China have agreed to double the number of airline flights that each other’s airlines can operate between the countries, from four to...
The Chinese leader has unleashed a clean-up of the country’s powerful domestic-security apparatus, indicating he is facing thorny concerns at home.
Facebook unveiled a new policy that would prevent US publishers with political ties from running ads presented as news articles, as the country gears up for the presidential election in November.
The Iranian ally has become a target of public resistance, particularly from a new generation of Lebanese less concerned with the conflicts of the past than the deep-rooted problems of the present.
The ice that hangs off the edge of Antarctica and floats on the ocean is melting faster than it is being replenished, even in pockets of East Antarctica typically thought to be less vulnerable to climate change, according to a new study.
‘You must never abandon the public-health approach,’ Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told a live...
The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, the territory's current and former police chiefs and eight other top o...
A small U.S. company with ties to the U.S. defense and intelligence communities has embedded its software in numerous mobile apps, allowing it to track the movements of hundreds of millions of mobile phones world-wide.
The Trump administration has called for a surge of hundreds of federal officers in cities that have seen increases in violent crime.
Pope Francis named six women to the body that oversees Vatican finances, making them the most senior female officials ever to serve at the Vatican.
With the fall term about to start amid pandemic, campus plans are in disarray at a host of American colleges. Harvard is mostly limited to freshmen; U.C. Berkeley is starting online-only.
U.S. stocks closed lower Friday with the technology-laden Nasdaq Composite notching its first back-to-back decline since mid-May as investors turn their...
The annual leakage of plastic into the world’s oceans could nearly triple from 2016 to 2040 and countermeasures pledged by governments and companies would do little to stem the tide, a new study said.
Wall Street will be laser-focused on the political arena this week as divides threaten to delay or derail efforts to steer trillions of dollars in fresh stimulus to needy workers and businesses in Europe and the United States.
The hack that exposed Twitter’s longstanding security issues last week started with a process familiar to almost every internet user: the password reset.
Hong Kong teachers who backed antigovernment protests are being reprimanded and, in some cases, fired as China’s Communist Party moves to stamp out dissent. Observers fear the city’s tradition of liberal-education thinking will be supplanted by Chinese-style suppression of political discourse.
Tens of thousands of people in Russia’s Far East marched in protests triggered by the arrest of a popular regional governor, but that have since morphed into a wave of growing dissatisfaction over social issues and the rule of President Vladimir Putin.
The choice about whether to take part in the pandemic-shortened baseball season is a difficult one for players with less financial cushion.
Air carriers have a stark choice: Get back to flying, or hunker down. CEO Doug Parker has chosen the first, adding flights back quickly despite a gathering coronavirus storm that will determine whether his bet is judicious or reckless.
Trial vaccine elicits ‘robust’ immune-system response in larger group of people, Moderna said.
China reported better-than-expected second quarter growth, bouncing back from a COVID-19 inspired rout. But Goldman and other analysts say it isn't all rosy.
China’s Foreign Ministry said it planned to impose corresponding sanctions on several senior GOP figures in retaliation for sanctions the Trump administration imposed last week on senior Chinese officials accused of carrying out human-rights abuses in the Xinjiang region.
Grocers are having trouble staying stocked with goods from flour to soups as climbing coronavirus case numbers and continued lockdowns pressure production and bolster customer demand.
Starbucks will require customers in the U.S. to wear masks at company-operated stores starting next week, a decision that comes as new coronavirus cases rise sharply in parts of the country.
The pandemic is speeding meatpackers’ shift from human meat cutters to automated ones, but machines can’t yet match people’s ability. While meat processing overall has grown safer in recent years, it remains one of the more hazardous jobs in the U.S. economy.
New cases are up 43% in Florida over the past week, up 35% in Texas, and up 20% in California over the same period.
Two history professors’ text-message debate led to the discovery of a long-forgotten letter showing how Frederick Douglass really felt about a statue of Abraham Lincoln and a slave that’s now under national scrutiny.
Covid-19 cases are accelerating around the country, reaching new daily highs in states including Texas and Arizona and spurring concerns about prospects for an economic and social revival.
Anthony Fauci was speaking during a House Committee on Energy and Commerce on the Trump administration's response to the pandemic on Capitol Hill in...
For most of the Trump Administration’s reign, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook has maintained a diplomatic disposition, sagely navigating choppy political...
Police cars have been removed from the hit videogame “Fortnite,” a change that comes amid a national debate over law-enforcement practices in response to the killing of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody.
Investors are grappling with myriad factors, hopes and fears, but U.S. stocks look set to open higher on Monday.
States like Arizona, Florida and Texas have seen record jumps in daily cases of coronavirus but have not mandated citizens to wear masks in public.
Attorney General William Barr’s removal of Geoffrey Berman from his job as Manhattan U.S. Attorney over the weekend rattled the leadership ranks at one of the most prestigious prosecutor’s offices in the country and could test relations between the Justice Department and Capitol Hill.
Cash remains king for large publicly traded U.S. companies adjusting to an economy and operations sharply changed by the pandemic.