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  • U.S. aims to restart China trade talks, will not accept conditions on tariff use
    The United States hopes to re-launch trade talks with China after President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping meet in Japan on Saturday, but Washington will not accept any conditions around the U.S. use of tariffs in the dispute, a senior administration official said on Tuesday.

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  • U.S. wants 'reasonable' trade deal with China: U.S. Commerce Secretary
    The United States "is not looking for victory" with China over trade but wants "a sensible deal that addresses the legitimate issues that we have," U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Wednesday.

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  • Trump threatens 'obliteration,' Iran calls White House 'mentally retarded'
    U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Tuesday to obliterate parts of Iran if it attacked "anything American," in a new war of words with Iran which condemned fresh U.S. sanctions on Tehran as "mentally retarded."

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  • Factbox: The atomic restrictions imposed by the Iran nuclear deal
    Iran said on Wednesday it will accelerate its enrichment of uranium as of Thursday, a date it has previously suggested could see its stock of enriched uranium exceed a cap imposed by its nuclear deal with major powers.

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  • Fate of opioid litigation hinges on government 'police power'
    The fate of thousands of lawsuits seeking to hold drugmakers responsible for fueling the U.S. opioid epidemic hinges in part on a thorny legal question: Can a company use a bankruptcy to stop lawsuits from cities and states?

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  • U.S. launches economic formula for Middle East peace, Palestinians unhappy
    The Trump administration launched a $50 billion economic formula for Israeli-Palestinian peace on Tuesday, saying an investment program for the Palestinians was a precondition for ending the decades-old conflict.

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  • Oman to open embassy in Palestinian territories' West Bank: foreign ministry
    Oman said on Wednesday it was planning to open a new diplomatic mission in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and that a delegation from its foreign ministry would go to Ramallah for that purpose.

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  • Exclusive: Investors with $34 trillion demand urgent climate change action
    Investors managing more than $34 trillion in assets, nearly half the world's invested capital, are demanding urgent action from governments on climate change, piling pressure on leaders of the world's 20 biggest economies meeting this week.

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  • Hong Kong activists call on G20 leaders to help 'liberate' city
    More than one thousand protesters marched to major foreign consulates in Hong Kong on Wednesday, urging leaders at the upcoming G20 summit to support the full scrapping of a controversial extradition bill.

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  • UK says 1984 Hong Kong rights treaty with China is as valid as ever
    Britain's foreign ministry said on Wednesday it would continue to defend its position over Hong Kong after Beijing accused the UK of interfering in China's internal affairs.

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  • Migrant children crisis: Democrats agree $4.5bn aid for migrants at border
    A bid to ease the crisis, which has seen migrants dying on the border, faces a tough Senate battle.

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  • US immigration: Drowning exposes risks of illegal crossing
    A man from El Salvador and his baby daughter die in the Rio Grande trying to reach the US.

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  • France heatwave: Paris region closes schools
    Regions around Paris announce school closures as France and Spain expect heat above 40C.

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  • San Francisco becomes first US city to ban e-cigarettes
    The US city, home to market leader Juul, is the first to ban sales in-store and from online retailers.

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  • Beauty queen 'raped by Gambia's ex-President Jammeh'
    Three women tell HRW how they were assaulted by the now exiled leader - allegations his party deny.

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  • Baby girl found alive inside plastic bag
    The girl now known as "Baby India" was found after nearby residents heard cries.

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  • Second US town pays up to ransomware hackers
    Lake City becomes the second Florida town in two weeks to pay up after a ransomware attack.

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  • 'Triple whammy' threatens UN action on climate change
    Efforts by Saudi Arabia, the EU and Japan are seen as part of a backlash against UN climate action.

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  • US meteorologists worried over 5G roll-out
    Weather forecasters think parts of the 5G network could interfere with meteorology communications.

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  • Spirited Away: Japanese anime trounces Toy Story 4 at China box office
    The Japanese cartoon from 2001 made more than twice as much as Toy Story 4 over the weekend.

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  • Microsoft: 2TB or not 2... OK, OK! 2TB. OneDrive dragged kicking and screaming into selling more storage

    Oh alright then, we'll take your money ? if we must

    Microsoft finally joined the likes of Google and Apple and admitted that, yes, users might want more storage while also upping the security on its file shack.?

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  • Micron: Look, we've resumed trade with Huawei on a wee 'subset' of DRAM

    Cough... Yep, profits down 78% in our car crash Q3 financials... cough

    Micron has begun to supply a "subset" of DRAM to Huawei in the past fortnight after discovering those products are not covered by the sanctions that prevent Chinese firms buying components from US suppliers.?

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  • Eggheads have found a positive link between the number of racist tweets and the number of racist hate crimes in US cities

    Ahem, correlation DOES NOT imply causation. Obviously.

    If you live in a city where people are more likely to make racist remarks on Twitter, there's a high chance that there are increased rates of racially motivated hate crimes too.?

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  • Canalys: You've gotten soft, swingbellied tech infrastructure vendors. Get used to WAY LESS growth

    Tsk, tsk... look at you getting accustomed to double digits, chides analyst

    The three pillars of tech infrastructure - servers, storage and networking - are selling like lukewarm cakes as sectoral heat dissipates.?

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  • DXC Technology warns techies that all travel MUST now be authorised

    Previous price cap of 180 per visit reduced to, er, exactly zero

    DXC Technology's UK staffers have had their wings clipped by the imposition of some stringent belt tightening - all travel must now be authorised before personnel can visit other sites, including customers.?

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  • Vulture gets claws on Lego's latest Apollo nostalgia-fest

    Plastic-fantastic Moon shenanigans for Reg hack

    Hands On One of the more delightful side effects of the current obsession with Apollo 11 at 50 has been the arrival of nerd-pleasing Lego. Today, an injured Vulture had a crack at building his own very Lunar Module.?

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  • Watch live online today: Make data earn its keep by not just collating it, but securely sharing it with suppliers, partners

    We talk real-world examples with OSIsoft, Axens, MOL Group

    Sponsored webcast While many organisations are still gazing in marvel at the inelegantly named Internet of Things, the technology world has been making big strides in the area of routinely handling data from thousands of pieces of equipment.?

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  • The seven deadly sins of the 2010s: No, not pride, sloth, etc. The seven UI 'dark patterns' that trick you into buying stuff

    Present in more than 1 in 10 top websites (and yes, greed covers them all)

    Dark patterns ? user interfaces designed to deviously manipulate people into doing things ? have become common enough on websites and in apps that almost two dozen providers have sprung up to supply behavior persuasion as a service.?

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  • Buckminsterfullerene sounds like the next UK Prime Minister but trust us, it's in fact the largest molecule yet found in interstellar space

    Tally ho, you can call me Buckyballs, what what

    Astrophysicists have found the single largest molecule yet floating in the interstellar medium, the soup of matter and radiation that floods space in between all of the universe?s objects.?

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  • Stop us if you've heard this one: US government staff wildly oblivious to basic computer, info security safeguards

    Now for deep-diving Congress hearings... LMAO JK JK they will do nothing

    A US Senate probe has once again outlined the woeful state of computer and information security within Uncle Sam's civil service.?

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rss: ars technica

  • Security firms demonstrate subdomain hijack exploit vs. EA/Origin
    Two security firms graphically demonstrate the danger of subdomain hijacking.

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  • Why a former Nazi sub base in Marseille is becoming a data center
    To boost cloud connections around world, an old sub pen gets an overhaul.

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  • SpaceX just aced a critical Air Force test of its Falcon Heavy rocket
    This "allows the Air Force to begin using previously flown rocket technology."

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  • Microsoft OneDrive gets a more secure Personal Vault, plus additional storage options
    Microsoft is adding a protected section to its cloud storage.

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  • FedEx sues US government over export controls after Huawei problems
    FedEx says it's not realistic to screen sealed packages for controlled tech.

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  • Apple updates Pages, Keynote, and Numbers with new text-styling features
    Face detection will now be used to intelligently position subjects in photos.

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  • Declining monarch-butterfly populations may be hard to restore
    Butterflies from commercial providers may not help the larger population.

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  • North Korea reveals explosive HIV outbreak?after claiming to be disease-free
    More than 8,300 cases just months after claims of an "AIDS-free zone."

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  • Dealmaster: Take 30% off a variety of Switch, PS4, and Xbox One games
    Albeit with in-store pickup at Target. Also deals on wireless chargers and more.

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  • Steam and Ubuntu clash over 32-bit libs
    Confusion, dissent over 32-bit code caused a rift between Valve and Canonical.

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