rss: reuters

  • Trump cancels Denmark visit over after rebuff over Greenland
    U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday called off a visit to Denmark scheduled for early September after the country's prime minister rebuffed his idea of purchasing Greenland.


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  • 'May God ruin Trump', Tlaib's grandmother says
    Sitting under an olive tree in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Muftia Tlaib scoffs at the attention she has recently received from the president of the United States.


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  • British PM Johnson urges Merkel to budge on Brexit
    Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to tell German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday that unless she agrees to change the Brexit deal, Britain will leave the European Union on Oct. 31 without a deal.


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  • British PM should have left letter if he wanted results in Berlin, Paris: German lawmaker
    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson should not have sent his letter urging the European Union to reopen the Brexit divorce deal if he wanted to achieve results in meetings with European leaders, a senior German conservative said on Wednesday.


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  • Iranian news agency says tanker leased to shipping firms
    Iran's semi-official ILNA news agency said on Wednesday the Adrian Darya 1 tanker, which was released after being detained in Gibraltar, is currently leased to an Iranian shipping company.


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  • Greece says will not help Iranian tanker to reach Syria
    Greece will not facilitate an Iranian tanker sailing in the Mediterranean to deliver oil to Syria, the country's deputy foreign minister said on Wednesday.


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  • Migrants disembark Open Arms rescue ship on Italian island of Lampedusa
    Nearly one hundred migrants who had been stranded on the Open Arms rescue ship off the coast of Lampedusa disembarked on the Italian island on Tuesday night, ending a prolonged stand-off between the Spanish charity operating the boat and the government in Rome.


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  • Trump says he had to 'take China on,' regardless of short-term impact on U.S. economy
    U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he had to confront China over trade even if it caused short-term harm to the U.S. economy because Beijing had been cheating Washington for decades.


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  • Ex-Vatican treasurer Pell returns to jail after losing appeal against sex abuse convictions
    Former Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell will remain in prison for at least another three years after losing an appeal against his conviction for sexually abusing two 13-year-old choir boys, an Australian court ruled on Wednesday.


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  • Germany's BDI: British PM irresponsible to call for Withdrawal Agreement to be reopened
    Germany's BDI industry association said on Wednesday that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's call to re-open the Withdrawal Agreement was irresponsible and said German firms had no choice but to prepare for a hard Brexit on October 31.


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rss: bbc

  • Trump accuses Jewish Democrat voters of 'great disloyalty'
    The president is accused of using an anti-Semitic trope in criticism of Jewish Democrat voters.

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  • Amazon fires: Record number burning in Brazil rainforest - space agency
    Fires in the Amazon have risen 83% amid growing deforestation, Brazil's space research agency says.

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  • Trump considers new tax cut to boost US economy
    The US president confirms that a temporary payroll cut tax could be introduced.

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  • Trump cancels Denmark visit over Greenland spat
    The US president abruptly cancels his visit after the Danish PM says he cannot purchase Greenland.

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  • Cardinal George Pell loses appeal against sexual abuse convictions
    Pell, the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of sexual abuse, will complete a six-year sentence.

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  • Brexit: PM to meet Angela Merkel with call to scrap backstop
    It comes after the PM said the plan to avoid a hard border in Northern Ireland was "anti-democratic".

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  • Russian couple filmed at protest may lose children
    Dmitry and Olga Prokazov also face a criminal case after footage featuring their baby was posted online.

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  • Sony 'disappointed' as Spider-Man MCU deal ends
    Sony Pictures has owned the film rights to the Marvel character since 1999.

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  • Inter Miami: David Beckham's US stadium site 'contaminated'
    The proposed stadium site for David Beckham's Inter Miami MLS franchise has arsenic contamination, says an environmental report.

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  • Texas school district sued for colouring in teen's hair
    The teen's parents are suing a Texas school district for using a black Sharpie to colour his scalp.

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rss: the register

  • Stuff like sophisticated government spyware is scary and all ? but don't forget, a single .wmv file can pwn you via VLC

    Keep your media player, like other apps, up to date: 13 security flaws fixed

    VideoLAN has issued an update to address a baker's dozen of CVE-listed security vulnerabilities in its widely used VLC player software.?



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  • Don't panic! Don't panic! UK IT job ads plummet as Brexit uncertainty grabs UK tech sector by the short and curlies

    Biggest recruiters for techies remain AWS, NHS and BSkyB Group

    IT job postings in the UK are being battered by Brexit and the lingering uncertainty of leaving the EU without a Withdrawal Agreement on 31 October.?



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  • My MacBook Woe: I got up close and personal with city's snatch'n'dash crooks (aka some bastard stole my laptop)

    Thief swipes Reg vulture's computer from under his fingers in cafe ? here's what happened next

    Comment There were two fleeting moments of confusion: first when he grabbed my laptop from under my fingers and took off racing out the coffee shop; and second, when it became clear that the license plate wasn't real.?



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  • Can hyperconverged infrastructure live up to the hype and change your life? Tune in online next month to find out

    Scale Computing is here to drill through all the buzz

    Webcast As organisations see their volume of data growing at an ever-faster rate, many find themselves struggling to manage this avalanche of information, not just securely but without incurring exorbitant costs.?



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  • 30+ countries, 160,000 emails, $4.2m in cyber-heists? maybe it's time for the Silence hacker crew to change its name

    Russian bank-hacking ring continues its global expansion

    The rapidly growing hacking crew dubbed Silence, has ? in less than three years ? gone from ransacking small regional banks in Eastern Europe to stealing millions from some of the largest international banks.?



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  • There once was a biz called BitBucket, that told Mercurial to suck it. Now devs are dejected, their code soon ejected

    ...Knowing they just cannot duck Git: Repos to be deleted when support ends

    The announcement this week that BitBucket is dropping support for Mercurial is another nail in the coffin for the software.?



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  • Clip, clip, hooray: NASA says it will send Clipper probe to Europa, will attempt no landing there

    Forget Mars, Jupiter?s moon could be where life?s at

    NASA has confirmed its Europa Clipper spacecraft will head off to the Jovian moon in search of signs of life and a landing zone for future exploration.?



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  • No REST for the wicked: Ruby gem hacked to siphon passwords, secrets from web devs

    Developer account cracked due to credential reuse, source tampered with and released to hundreds of programmers

    An old version of a Ruby software package called rest-client that was modified and released about a week ago has been removed from the Ruby Gems repository ? because it was found to be deliberately leaking victims' credentials to a remote server.?



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  • How four rotten packets broke CenturyLink's network for 37 hours, knackering 911 calls, VoIP, broadband

    FCC delivers postmortem after blunder cripples US fiber links

    A handful of bad network packets triggered a massive chain reaction that crippled the entire network of US telco CenturyLink for roughly a day and a half.?



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  • Microsoft Chrom... Edge hits beta as new browser prepped for biz testing

    Where will you stand now that Redmond has raised the web-surfing stakes?

    Microsoft has rolled out the first beta version of its Chromium-based Edge web browser.?



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rss: ars technica

  • GameStop lays off 120 corporate staffers as stock continues to tumble
    Game Informer staff also affected by retailer's "Reboot Initiative"

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  • Spider-Man is out of the MCU thanks to Sony/Disney standoff
    The two studios failed to negotiate new terms giving Disney future co-financing stake.

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  • Apple TV+ will launch in November for $9.99, facing off against Disney+ at $6.99
    Report claims Apple will launch with a small slate of shows and a free trial.

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  • Facebook audit of alleged anti-conservative bias fails to pinpoint any
    Report angers conservatives, who say bias is real and call audit a "smokescreen."

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  • With Artemis, NASA at risk of repeating Apollo mistakes, scientist warns
    "To look forward to the Moon, we need to learn from the past."

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  • The Matrix 4 is officially happening with Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss
    Lana Wachowski will helm with Cloud Atlas, Sense8 scribes; production begins in 2020.

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  • AT&T brings cable TV prices to online streaming with $135 monthly plan
    After losing 1 million customers, AT&T makes streaming TV even pricier.

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  • The death of ?Works with Nest? begins now with Google account migrations
    Google takeover will kill "Works with Nest," and there's no going back.

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  • Super-Earth at a nearby star is a Mercury-like hunk of rock
    Consistent with the idea that small stars may burn off nearby atmospheres.

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  • Apple Card is now available to all US iPhone owners, adds new cash-back rewards
    Uber and Uber Eats will offer the same 3% cash-back deal Apple Stores do.

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