Facebook, following in Google’s footsteps, says it plans to invest one billion US dollars to “support the news industry” over the next three years.
A Scottish Government minister has been quizzed on plans to boost broadband in rural communities – as connection problems saw one MSP forced to take part in the session from the back seat of his car.
Dr Bernard Lown, a Massachusetts cardiologist who invented the first reliable heart defibrillator and later co-founded an anti-nuclear war group that was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize, has died aged 99.
A 24-hour standoff between police and a Spanish rapper barricaded with dozens of his supporters in a university ended with anti-riot officers arresting the artist.
Salsa star Johnny Pacheco, who was a co-founder of Fania Records, Eddie Palmieri’s bandmate and backer of music stars such as Ruben Blades, Willie Colon and Celia Cruz, has died aged 85.
The European Union’s proposals for visa-free travel for UK performers failed to address the “creative and cultural sectors’ concerns”, Culture Minister Caroline Dinenage has said.
YouTube has been challenged over how much it pays musicians per stream in an exchange with MPs.
Musicians and songwriters are being “cheated” by the way streaming revenue is handled, industry bosses have said.
The head of the British Phonographic Industry has said YouTube is paying only “a tiny fraction” of what it should in music-streaming revenue.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan unveiled an ambitious 10-year space programme for his country that includes missions to the moon, sending Turkish astronauts into space and developing internationally viable satellite systems.
The European Union’s executive Commission says a court decision handing Apple victory last year in a big tax case was “contradictory” and committed legal errors, in a filing for its appeal.
A pair of spacewalking astronauts have completed a four-year effort to modernise the International Space Station’s power grid, installing one last battery.
The daughter of former Warsaw Zoo directors Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who saved hundreds of Jews from the Holocaust by hiding them at the zoo and whose story was told in the Hollywood movie The Zookeeper’s Wife, has died.
A digital tool developed to help manage Covid-19 vaccinations could be a “gamechanger” for the NHS, according to a senior health service official.
China’s highest-profile entrepreneur, Jack Ma, appeared in an online video, ending a two and a half month absence from public view that prompted speculation about the future of the e-commerce billionaire and his Alibaba Group.
European car sales plunged by nearly a quarter last year as the pandemic provoked the worst crisis ever to hit the capital-intensive industry.
Coronavirus infections are surging to unprecedented heights in the United Arab Emirates.
The Boeing 737 Max can return to Canadian airspace beginning on Wednesday, officials said, concluding nearly two years of government review after the aircraft was involved in two deadly crashes that saw the planes grounded worldwide.
Organisers of the World Economic Forum are expecting leaders including Chinese President Xi Jinping, Indian prime minister Narendra Modi, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa for a virtual gathering next week — after Covid-19 postponed and moved the annual in-person event of Davos, Switzerland.
Stellantis, the car company combining PSA Peugeot and Fiat Chrysler, was launched on the Milan and Paris stock exchanges, giving life to the fourth-largest car company in the world.
A-listers absent from President Donald Trump’s inauguration four years ago will be performing when President-elect Joe Biden takes the keys to the White House on January 20.
China’s President Xi Jinping is asking former chief executive Howard Schultz of Starbucks to help repair US-Chinese relations that have plunged to their lowest level in decades amid a tariff war and tension over technology and security.
Elvis Presley’s Graceland is now offering online tours for fans around the world, including those who cannot travel to the tourist attraction in the US state of Tennessee during the coronavirus pandemic.
Comic book lovers and tourists alike can catch a socially distanced glimpse of a Tintin drawing by Herge in Paris before it goes under the hammer on Thursday.
Intel is replacing its chief executive after only two years, but it has been a rough stretch for the chipmaker.
German carmaker Volkswagen said its global sales fell 15.2% during 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic but showed significant recovery toward the end of the year.
Rapper YFN Lucci is wanted for murder in a December shooting that left one dead and another wounded, authorities said.
German authorities have now handed over all 14 works from the art trove accumulated by late collector Cornelius Gurlitt that so far were proven to have been looted under Nazi rule, the government said.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel considers US President Donald Trump’s eviction from Twitter by the company “problematic”, her spokesman said.
President Donald Trump has been kicked off most mainstream social media platforms following his supporters’ siege on the US Capitol.