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US Senate passes laws to protect same-sex marriage

The US Senate passed bipartisan legislation yesterday to protect same-sex marriages, an extraordinary sign of shifting national politics on the issue and a measure of relief for the hundreds of thousands of same-sex couples who have married…

Simu Liu will host the Junos for 2nd year in a row

Shang-Chi star, Kim's Convenience alum and stock-photo legend Simu Liu has been chosen to host the Junos — for the second year in a row.Organizers for the ceremony celebrating Canadian music released the news Wednesday through a surprise…

Qatar’s World Cup Narrows Rift With Saudi Arabia

AL-AHSA, Saudi Arabia — There used to be so many Qataris in the bazaar in the Saudi oasis of Al-Ahsa, hunting for deals on spices and sandals, that some merchants called it “the Qatar market.” Qataris would cross the border and drive 100…

Alexa, is the voice-assistant industry doomed?

A recent report indicating that Amazon's Alexa division is on track to lose $10 billion US this year is raising questions about the future of the entire voice-assistant industry."I think there is a next-generation battle for voice…