rss: reuters

  • Trump dangles investment to Caribbean leaders who back Venezuela's Guaido
    U.S. President Donald Trump pledged investment in a rare meeting on Friday with five Caribbean leaders who have sided with the United States in backing Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as head of state, the White House said.


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  • Mueller submits Trump-Russia inquiry report to U.S. attorney general
    Special Counsel Robert Mueller has handed in a keenly awaited report on his investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election and any potential wrongdoing by U.S. President Donald Trump, the Justice Department said on Friday.


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  • Turn in your smartphones! How Mueller kept a lid on Trump-Russia probe
    When members of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team investigating Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election have arrived for work each day, they have placed their mobile phones in a locker outside of their office suite before entering.


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  • Timeline: Big moments in Mueller investigation of Russian meddling in 2016 U.S. election
    Here is a timeline of significant developments in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and whether President Donald Trump's campaign conspired with Moscow.


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  • Letter from U.S. attorney general to lawmakers on Mueller report
    The following is the text of the letter United States Attorney General William Barr sent to the heads of the Senate and House of Representatives Judiciary committees after Special Counsel Robert Mueller handed in a report on his investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election:


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  • Blast at Chinese chemical plant kills 47; Xi orders probe
    An explosion at a pesticide plant in eastern China has killed 47 people and injured more than 600, state media said on Friday, the latest casualties in a series of industrial accidents that has angered the public.


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  • U.S. asylum seekers returned to Mexico despite fear claims under policy challenged in court
    Two people from Central America seeking asylum in the United States were sent back across the border to Mexico on Thursday, despite their claims that a return to Mexico was too dangerous, as part of the first test of a controversial new Trump administration policy.


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  • Some Boeing 737 MAX orders in jeopardy, U.S. pilots try software fix
    Indonesian airline Garuda plans to cancel a $6 billion order for Boeing 737 MAX jets because some passengers say they would be frightened to board the plane after two fatal crashes, although industry analysts said the deal was already in doubt.


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  • U.S. lawmaker urges FAA, Boeing employees to disclose details on 737 MAX approval
    The chairman of U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Peter DeFazio on Friday urged current or former Boeing Co and Federal Aviation Administration employees to come forward with any information about the government's aircraft certification program.


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  • Trump reverses first North Korea sanctions since failed summit after one day
    U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday reversed sanctions imposed on North Korea by the U.S. Treasury Department just a day earlier and the White House said he was doing so because he "likes" North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and did not consider them necessary.


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rss: bbc

  • Russia-Trump inquiry: Special Counsel Robert Mueller ends Russia probe
    The long-awaited report on alleged Russian election meddling has been submitted to the justice department.

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  • Mueller is done... this is what we know
    As the real-life US political drama nears its finale, here's a reminder of the saga's main characters.

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  • Trump cancels new North Korea sanctions
    Mr Trump likes the North Korean leader, the White House says, and thinks these sanctions are unnecessary.

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  • Vote on PM's Brexit deal may not happen
    The PM tells MPs if there isn't "sufficient support" for her Brexit deal a vote may not happen next week.

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  • Pete Buttigieg: Why would an American learn Norwegian?
    "Mayor Pete" can speak seven languages but for other presidential wannabes, being bilingual is not always a plus.

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  • Pompeo says God may have sent Trump to save Israel from Iran
    The US secretary of state suggested divine intervention delivered Trump for the salvation of Israel.

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  • Dad of bus crash victim: 'I feel horribly for my son's killer'
    Jaskirat Singh Sidhu was sentenced to eight years in jail a year after killing 16 people in a bus crash.

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  • Rare super bloom stuns visitors in Southern California
    The golden poppy display came after a heavy rain season that has freed the state from a seven-year drought.

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  • Cyclone Idai: 'We saw 200 bodies by the roadside'
    A stranded motorist in Mozambique tells of the scene of devastation along the Beira to Chimoio highway.

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  • YouTube face-off: Berlin police break up mass brawl
    Pepper spray and tear gas are used to disperse crowds of fans of rival social media stars.

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rss: the register

  • Google sparks online outcry after its currency converter goes haywire for third time this year

    Someone get that old FDIV-bugged Pentium out of web giant's servers

    What's that old saying? Ah, yes, it's right here in Google's corporate handbook: never apologize, never explain.?



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  • Netflix wants to choose its own adventure where Bandersnatch trademark case magically vanishes

    Asks judge to toss sueball from branching-plot book publisher

    Netflix is adamant that the path of its Bandersnatch trademark lawsuit should be for the judge to throw the case out. How does El Reg respond??



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  • Not quite the Bake Off they were expecting: Canadian seniors served weed-infused brownies

    Mummy, why is Gramps talking to that tree?

    Ontario oldsters were left dazed and confused after munching their way through a succulent platter of cannabis-laced chocolate brownies.?



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  • Facebook's at it again: Internal emails show it knew about Cambridge Analytica abuse 'months' before news broke

    No lie, says Zuck and co, it was a separate data thing that we forgot to mention

    Comment Facebook knew about Cambridge Analytica's dodgy data-gathering practices at least four months before they was exposed in news reports, according to internal FB emails.?



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  • Falling NAND prices to drive NVMe SSD uptake, say industry watchers

    Flash! Servant of the universe

    The great NAND flash price slump will accelerate the uptake of SSD storage, industry sources have predicted, with PCIe/NVMe SSDs possibly accounting for half of the market by the end of the year.?



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  • Debate around Huawei espionage fears in UK about as clear as those darn Brexit negotiations

    Digital secretary responds to Commons Science and Technology Committee, sort of

    Considering the state of political discourse in Britain, it comes as little surprise that the government has no idea whether it should follow allies and start banning certain foreign firms ? most notably Huawei ? from national telecommunications infrastructure projects.?



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  • Campaigners cry foul over NHS Digital plans to grant policy wonks and researchers access to patient-level data

    Using private info for funding decisions branded 'toxic'

    "Rich" and "granular" patient data from hospital and GP records could be shared with policymakers and researchers under new plans from NHS Digital.?



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  • Children of Wales to be prepped for the vibrant world of work with free Office 365 ProPlus

    We'll keep an Excel in the hillside, we'll keep on coding in the Vales

    The best part of half a million students in Wales will be able to get their hands on a free copy of Office 365 ProPlus as the Welsh Assembly lobs cash Redmond's way.?



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  • TV piracy ring walks the plank after Euro cops launch 14 raids and shutter 11 data centres

    Illegal streaming gang served up sports from 800 channels

    A taskforce led by Spanish cops has dealt TV piracy a heavy blow after shuttering a network of illegal sports streaming sites operating across Spain, the UK, Denmark, Latvia, the Netherlands and Cyprus.?



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  • Pre-checked cookie boxes don't count as valid consent, says adviser to top EU court

    You can't assume active participation from someone who didn't untick something

    Requiring someone to uncheck a pre-ticked box doesn't count as valid cookie consent under EU law, the adviser to the bloc's top court has said.?



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rss: ars technica

  • Two serious WordPress plugin vulnerabilities are being exploited in the wild
    The flaws have been patched, but download figures show many sites remain vulnerable.

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  • Sikorsky-Boeing joint effort for Army?s assault aircraft program makes first flight
    Late out of the gates, the SB-1 Defiant is a (mostly) all-new kind of helicopter.

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  • Jordan Peele?s Us should cement his status as a master of modern horror
    Peele wrote, produced, directed this film about a family confronting evil doppelgängers.

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  • Boeing takes $5 billion hit as Indonesian airline cancels 737 MAX order
    Only one plane had been delivered; airline feared damage to business from customer fears.

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  • Building megasocieties didn?t require divine intervention, study says
    How do you measure the complexity of a society?

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  • HMD admits the Nokia 7 Plus was sending personal data to China
    HMD calls the event "an error" and has issued a patch.

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  • Clippy briefly resurrected as Teams add-on, brutally taken down by brand police
    Microsoft apparently hates fun.

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  • FCC has to pay journalist $43,000 after hiding net neutrality records
    FCC pays journalist's legal fees after failing to comply with records request.

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  • To rival Amazon, UPS enters healthcare?with doorstep nurse delivery
    A test is set to launch this year, but UPS mum on which vaccines it will deliver.

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  • You can help ?rescue? weather data from the 1860s
    UK project aims to build record of past storms to help project future ones.

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