June 19, 2019

Ex-Trump adviser gives $188M to Oxford University for new AI center

georgeclerk/iStock(LONDON) -- The world-renowned University of Oxford has received the single biggest philanthropic donation in its history from a former adviser to President Donald Trump. Stephen Schwarzman donated 150 million pounds (more than $188 million) to Oxford to fund a revamped humanities hub and an institute that will focus on research into ethics and artificial intelligence. Schwarzman, a private equity billionaire and chief executive of the firm Blackstone, told the BBC he was don..
June 19, 2019

Namibia to auction off elephants, giraffes in response to crippling drought

Eivaisla/iStock(PRETORIA, South Africa) -- Drought-stricken Namibia will auction off at least 1,000 animals from its national parks -- including elephants and giraffes -- to mitigate the lack of grazing land as the country faces its deadliest drought in years. The auction is being advertised in local newspapers and the intended buyers are game farmers who have the facilities to maintain the animals which include 600 disease-free buffaloes, 150 Springbok, 65 oryx, 60 giraffes, 35 Eland, 28 eleph..
June 18, 2019

US likely to impose more tariffs on China if new trade deal isn’t reached

ANNECORDON/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- U.S. trade representative Robert Lighthizer said before the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday that the U.S. is ready to place more tariffs on China if it can't agree to a new trade deal. “The economic trade relationship with China has been unbalanced and grossly unfair to American workers, farmers, ranchers and businesses for decades,” Lighthizer told the committee. “We put tariffs on certain Chinese products, and are preparing to do more if certain issues..
June 18, 2019

Former Egyptian President Morsi given secretive burial as UN calls for investigation

Sean Gallup/Getty Images(CAIRO) -- Former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi was laid to rest in a low-key burial in the early hours of Tuesday, as questions were being raised about his apparently sudden death after suffering a heart attack in a courtroom. The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights called for an independent investigation into the causes of Morsi's Monday death, according to a statement from spokesman Rupert Colville. "Concerns have been raised regarding the condit..