The White House is focusing  on its bread-and-butter issue of trade this week as it tries to shift the spotlight away from the Russia controversy dogging the administration. President Trump’s top trade negotiator on Monday rolled out the administration’s strategy for renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a big campaign promise, while an announcement on new steel tariffs could be made in the coming days.

Bizarre radio signals seem to be coming from a small red star about 11 light-years from Earth, and astronomers aren’t exactly sure what’s causing them. The signals were first picked up in May by scientists at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. The astronomers there were observing red dwarfs — small, cool stars that are usually about half the mass of our Sun — when they picked up some unique radio waves coming from a part of the sky where a star named Ross 128 is located.

Could the no-calorie sweetener you rely on to replace sugar in your diet actually cause weight gain instead of the weight loss you were expecting? The answer may be yes, according to a new study. "People are generally consuming non-nutritive sweeteners believing they are a 'healthy choice', but this may not be true," said research scientist Meghan Azad of the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. Azad authored a paper that reviewed a number of studies on the potential downside of artificial sweeteners on weight and health. 

BEIJING — China on Wednesday insisted India withdraw its troops from a disputed plateau in the Himalayan mountains before talks can take place to settle the most protracted standoff in recent years between the nuclear-armed neighbors who fought a brief but bloody frontier war in the area 55 years ago. India must pull back its troops “as soon as possible” as a precondition to demonstrate “sincerity,” foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang

WASHINGTON — Three years ago, President Barack Obama ordered Pentagon officials to step up their cyber and electronic strikes against North Korea’s missile program in hopes of sabotaging test launches in their opening seconds. Soon a large number of the North’s military rockets began to explode, veer off course, disintegrate in midair and plunge into the sea. Advocates of such efforts say they believe that targeted attacks have given American antimissile

Chinese Internet tycoon and LeEco founder Jia Yueting’s ambition to challenge the likes of Apple and Tesla looks even more in doubt after $182 million of his assets were frozen by a Shanghai court following unpaid loans.  Jia and LeEco came in for stinging criticism from Chinese media Wednesday, which warned that the Internet streaming company and hardware manufacturer was set to fall into further trouble, with the asset freeze as only the beginning.

Scientists have discovered that the fastest stars in the Milky Way—which travel at over two million miles per hour—originally came from other galaxies, having escaped their homes after stellar explosions pushed them away at almost the speed of light. The discovery solves a longstanding mystery about how and why these hypervelocity stars travel at such great speeds.

Washington: A spokesperson said, Nasa has no announcements to make about the discovery of alien life, dismissing media reports which claimed that the US space agency was about to discover extraterrestrial life. Last week, the hacking group Anonymous posted a video on YouTube suggesting that Nasa is about to announce the discovery of life beyond Earth. 

Monthly active users had hit the two billion mark -- meaning more than a quarter of the world's population is on the giant social network Facebook said today. "As of this morning, the Facebook community is now officially 2 billion people!" co-founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg wrote in a post on his Facebook page marking the milestone. "We're making progress connecting the world, and now let's bring the world closer together,"

BENGALURU: A young entrepreneur working in Bengaluru lost his left forearm after a crocodile attacked him in a lake. He entered a restricted forest area near Bengaluru without permission. Mudit Dandwate is the CEO of health startup Dozee. He is recovering in hospital after part of his arm was bitten off by a crocodile in a lake on the outskirts of the city.

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