rss: reuters

  • Ninth lawmaker quits Britain's opposition Labour Party
    British lawmaker Ian Austin resigned from the opposition Labour Party on Friday, the ninth person to do so this week, saying it was "broken" and had been taken over by the "hard left".


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  • 'No deal in the desert,' EU says of Brexit breakthrough in Egypt
    There will be no decisive breakthrough on a Brexit deal when Britain's prime minister meets other EU leaders at a summit with their Arab peers in Egypt at the weekend, an EU official said on Friday.


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  • AT&T pulls ads from YouTube over videos exploiting children
    AT&T Inc pulled all its advertising from Alphabet Inc's YouTube for the second time in two years after a magazine reported the platform displayed ads next to videos that showed the exploitation of children.


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  • EU debates when to start trade talks with Trump
    European Union ministers began debating on Friday when to start trade negotiations with the United States, aware that U.S. President Donald Trump may impose punitive tariffs on EU car imports if they wait too long.


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  • Wall St. set to bounce on signs of trade progress
    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Friday on signs of progress in the ongoing trade talks between the United States and China.


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  • Saudi Arabia strikes $10 billion China deal, talks de-radicalization with Xi
    Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman cemented a $10 billion deal for a refining and petrochemical complex in China on Friday, meeting Chinese President Xi Jinping who urged joint efforts to counter extremism and terror.


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  • EU trade chief sees EU decision soon to start U.S. trade talks
    European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said on Friday she expected European Union governments to decide soon to start trade negotiations with the United States.


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  • War memorial or religious symbol? Cross fight reaches U.S. high court
    When Fred Edwords first drove by the 40-foot-tall (12 meters) concrete cross that has stood for nearly a century on a busy intersection in suburban Maryland outside the U.S. capital, his first reaction was, "What is that doing there?"


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  • At Pope's abuse summit, Church seeks to fix 'systematic failures'
    The Roman Catholic Church must repair the "systematic failures" that enabled sexual abuse to take root around the world, and bishops should start policing each other's behavior, leading cardinals said on Friday.


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  • Kraft Heinz discloses SEC probe, $15 billion write-down; shares dive 20 percent
    Shares of Kraft Heinz Co slumped 20 percent late on Thursday after the food company posted a quarterly loss, disclosed an SEC investigation and wrote down the value of its iconic Kraft and Oscar Mayer brands as it highlighted the tough environment for the packaged food industry.


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rss: bbc

  • Botswana mulls lifting elephant hunting ban
    A government report recommends lifting a four-year ban on hunting elephants.

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  • Syria war: US to leave 200 troops for peacekeeping after withdrawal
    The announcement follows fierce criticism of President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw US troops.

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  • Venezuela crisis: Maduro closes border with Brazil
    President Maduro acts as opposition supporters defy attempts to stop them bringing in foreign aid.

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  • Jussie Smollett: Judge calls alleged hate hoax 'despicable'
    A judge says the "most vile" part of the allegedly staged hate crime was the use of a noose.

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  • Nigerian elections: Voters taken through danger zone
    Witnesses tell the BBC they were taken home from refugee camps despite the threat from Boko Haram.

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  • Hayabusa-2: Japan spacecraft touches down on asteroid
    The Hayabusa-2 probe descended to the Ryugu asteroid to try to collect a sample from its surface.

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  • 5G networks: Trump says US shouldn't block technology
    The comments come as the US has pressured its allies to exclude China's Huawei from their 5G networks.

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  • Insects decline: What do insects actually do?
    Reports show many insect populations are declining. How will that affect us?

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  • LeBron's Space Jam sequel set for 2021
    The movie stars athlete LeBron James and will be launched on July 16 2021

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  • Estonians rescue wild wolf from ice thinking it was a dog
    One man described taking the large dog to the vet in his car - before realising the mistake.

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rss: the register

  • Google: Hmm, this government regulation stuff looks important. Let's stick some more lobbyists on that

    Ad giant plans reshuffle to focus on privacy, anti-trust ? reports

    Facing down an increased interest in tech regulation, Google is said to be rejigging its global lobbying efforts and upping its focus on privacy and competition.?



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  • HPE's cold storage digit: 2% growth better than a kick in the teeth ? but it's no Dell EMC

    Rest of the portfolio couldn't keep up with Nimble

    HPE storage revenues ? like NetApp's ? grew just 2 per cent year-on-year in the firm's first 2019 quarter, with Nimble all-flash arrays leading the charge amble.?



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  • Huawei exec says firm will start tackling GCHQ security fears from June

    The iceberg has begun to change course

    Stinging from British criticism over its slow pace, Huawei has promised to start addressing security fears from the country's spy agency, GCHQ, by June.?



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  • Sueballs at the ready? Google promises end to forced arbitration after wave of staff protests

    Search giant lifts ban on out-of-court talks, class-action suits

    Google has said it will end forced arbitration next month and lift a ban on class-action suits after intense pressure from staffers.?



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  • Lunar lander's brief jaunt will place Israel as fourth country to make soft landing on Moon

    If it works. Comms sat also along for ride, but there are loads already so...

    SpaceX has sent the first privately funded lunar lander on its way to the Moon following an evening launch from Canaveral Air Force station.?



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  • Artificial Intelligence: You know it isn't real, yeah?

    It's not big and it's not clever. Well, not clever, anyway

    Something for the Weekend, Sir? "Where's the intelligence?" cried a voice from the back.?



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  • Not so smart after all: A techie's tale of toilet noise horror

    'The perils of wrist-based motion sensors'

    Ah the perils of a connected society were evidenced once again this week when some techies we know took on a pimply faced, smartwatch clad youth as an apprentice.?



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  • OK, team, we've got the big demo tomorrow and we're feeling confident. Let's reboot the servers

    Uhhh... we can't log in. Doughnut, anyone?

    On Call After a long, hard week, what better way to start Friday than with a dose of On Call, El Reg's weekly column for tech traumas, mishaps and eureka moments.?



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  • What's the frequency, KeNNeth? Neural nets trained to tune in on radar signals to boost future mobe broadband

    It's time we rise up against these AI overlords and overthrow their useful technologies

    Neural networks have proven surprisingly adept at detect radar signals ? and could help the US Navy and civilian mobile networks better share their overlapping radio spectrum.?



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  • EPIC demand: It's time for Google to fly the Nest after 'forgetting' to mention home alarm hub has built-in mic

    Ad giant must divorce IoT subsidiary, privacy warriors tell sleepy watchdog

    Following Google's acknowledgement that it made a mistake by failing to mention that its Nest Guard alarm hub includes a microphone, the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) has asked the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to force the ad biz to sell its Nest division and surrender data snarfed from Nest customers.?



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rss: ars technica

  • Rocket Report: Virgin seeks funds, SpaceX lunar launch, no Boca Chica wall
    "We didn't want there to be any asterisks next to your name."

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  • Millions of websites threatened by highly critical code-execution bug in Drupal
    Brace yourself. Previous Drupal vulnerabilities have touched off an exploit arms race.

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  • Bowser will replace Reggie Fils-Aimé as Nintendo of America president
    Reggie Fils-Aimé will retire after 16 years as Nintendo of America's spokesperson.

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  • Tesla?s Model 3 loses coveted Consumer Reports recommendation
    Owner survey finds issues with paint and trim, cracked windows, and touchscreen.

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  • Trump demands quick rollout of ?6G? wireless tech, which doesn?t exist
    Five Gs not enough: Trump urges rollout of 5G?and 6G, because it's one more G.

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  • New dates show massive volcanic eruptions overlapped with dinosaurs? death
    But two papers on the timing paint slightly different pictures.

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  • European governments approve controversial new copyright law
    Copyright overhaul could effectively mandate automated content filtering.

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  • Follow-up to Haunting of Hill House will reimagine The Turn of the Screw
    Showrunner Mike Flanagan will adapt Henry James' gothic novella for anthology series.

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  • Trump admin ends talks with California to find fuel-efficiency middle ground [Updated]
    Joint statement paves way for fight over CA regulator's authority over air quality.

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  • Dealmaster: Take $15 off a trio of popular Nintendo Switch games
    Including Super Mario Odyssey and Breath of the Wild. Plus many more tech deals.

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