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Microsoft gives Skype a Snap-y new redesign — GeekWire

Microsoft gives Skype a Snap-y new redesign — GeekWire When you're in a group chat, you can set colourful gradient backgrounds on your messages to make them stand out. The new Skype will be gradually released, starting out in Android devices. This is microsoft's version of instagram stories which is called Highlights of your day. It's not quite an Instagram feed, or Facebook , but it is a quick and easy way to catch up on a friend's trip to t... [Full Article...]

China will continue with climate pact even if US pulls out

China will continue with climate pact even if US pulls out Trump had later tweeted saying that he would make an announcement about his decision on the deal this week. Senior adviser Steve Bannon, who wants Trump to focus on actions that will rev up his conservative political base, has long opposed the Paris accord. [Full Article...]

Why Trump is attacking Germany over trade

On Sunday (28 May), Merkel showed the gravity of her concern about Washington's dependability under Trump when she warned, at an election campaign event in a packed Bavarian beer tent, that the times when Europe could fully rely on the USA and United Kingdom were "over to a certain extent". [Full Article...]

Top Trump aide exiting: First shoe to drop in wider shuffle?

Dubke's job was to work behind-the-scenes managing the White House communications strategy and responses to crises, such as the firing of FBI director James B. Both Lewandowski and Bossie visited the White House Monday night, according to two people familiar with the meeting, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss a private get-together. [Full Article...]

Trump takes step toward NAFTA renegotiation

Trump takes step toward NAFTA renegotiation But while I welcome these re-negotiations, I call on President Trump to remember his campaign promise to prioritize the American worker. She reiterated the government's key message on NAFTA - that it is in fact a good deal for all parties, including the USA, where nine million American jobs are dependent on it. [Full Article...]

Men probing Ivanka Trump supplier in China arrested, missing

Hua's wife told AP that she had not told their children that their father had been arrested but that when she told her young son that his father would soon return, her son said "Papa was taken away by a monster". Li said investigators had seen Ivanka Trump-brand merchandise, as well as production orders for Ivanka Trump, Marc Fisher, Nine West and Easy Spirit. [Full Article...]

Apple App Store Delivers Over US$70 Billion To Developers

That suggests, given that Apple generally takes 30% of sales through its App Store , that Apple's App Store has sold around $100 billion of software in its history. These growth numbers for Apple's App Store platform are impressive, but they may simply be mirroring more iPhones in use, rather than additional apps or sales per user. [Full Article...]

Plex On Android TV Now Includes Free Live TV

Plex On Android TV Now Includes Free Live TV About 55% of Plex users are based outside the US, hence the reason to have broad tuner support, Valory said. Combined with Plex's DVR feature , Live TV becomes another veritable option for cord-cutters. As long as you have access to a compatible tuner and are a Plex Pass subscriber, you can stream your favorite free HDTV broadcast channels to your Plex-compatible devices, anywhere in the wo... [Full Article...]

Led Coalition Strikes Pro-Syrian Government Forces

Led Coalition Strikes Pro-Syrian Government Forces A statement issued by Operation inherent Resolve, the official name for the coalition fighting ISIS , read that pro-regime militias " posed a threat to United States and partner forces at At Tanf", a remote base in southern Syria , reports CNN. [Full Article...]

Kulbhushan Jadhav case: ICJ order binding on Pakistan, says India

Kulbhushan Jadhav case: ICJ order binding on Pakistan, says India A statement issued by Pakistan's attorney general in response to the ICJ's order said the status of Jadhav's case had not changed "in any manner". Pakistan foreign office continues to maintain that ICJ order would not have any impact on the Kulbhushan Jadhav case in Pakistan. [Full Article...]

Australian global competitiveness lowest in 20 years

But this year we fell back - which really means other countries moved ahead. Qatar, the second Arab country to figure among the top 35 competitive economies, suffered a setback by slipping four rankings to 17 this year. "Education and knowledge production are the key". For the first time this year, the IMD World Competitiveness Center is publishing a separate report ranking countries' d... [Full Article...]

Life is odd might be getting a prequel

Life is odd might be getting a prequel The French website of Gamekult contains some alleged details about the new game in the series of Life is odd, announced in mid-May. Some pictures have been posted on Imgur but according to Gamekult it would be screenshots and artwork not belonging to the design of Life of unusual 2 or more likely to be dated material. [Full Article...]

California, New York, Washington unite to back climate pact

Everyone cautioned that no decision was final until Trump announced it. Despite the decision by the U.S., the second biggest polluter after China, to pull out of the deal, many analysts suggest the shift to a low carbon economy is now unstoppable, with renewable prices tumbling and new clean technology being developed and deployed. [Full Article...]

Kids from 6 to 15 savor moments at National Spelling Bee

Kids from 6 to 15 savor moments at National Spelling Bee But Kelly won't be competing in the Bee Finals on Thursday. The preliminaries were split into three parts: a written spelling and vocabulary test Tuesday and two oral rounds Wednesday. His score was enough to qualify him for day one of live competition, but kept him from advancing to the finals. It was a tiring day, said Debbi Mills, Kelly's mother, but Kelly was happy. [Full Article...]

US is pulling out of Paris climate change accord

US is pulling out of Paris climate change accord President Barack Obama was instrumental in brokering. Mitt Romney tweeted on Wednesday, "Affirmation of the Paris Agreement is not only about the climate: It is also about America remaining the global leader". While not mentioning the U.S.by name, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying tells reporters climate change is a "global challenge" that no country can ignore. [Full Article...]

Intercepted Russian Communications Suggest Trump's Inner Circle Is Financially Compromised

Two former intelligence officials and a source in Congress confirmed the information. The White House has denied a report that US intelligence intercepted conversations between Russian government officials discussing having potentially "derogatory" information about Donald Trump and some of his campaign associates. [Full Article...]

Diplomats struggle to reach consensus on Venezuela crisis

Diplomats struggle to reach consensus on Venezuela crisis Goldman shares fell almost 2 percent on Tuesday and were the biggest drag on the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which fell 0.24 percent. A source close to the bank said its emerging market bond index is a reflection of economic data and cash available in financial markets, not a country's policies. [Full Article...]

Expresses regret over remarks by apex court in Hashmi's case

Expresses regret over remarks by apex court in Hashmi's case Hashmi's party membership was revoked on Wednesday after the prime minister house took a notice of his speech. Hashmi also threatened Imran Khan and said, "The nation will also make this land narrow for those who live in Bani Gala". Justice Azmat Saeed Sheikh, a member of the bench, said the incumbent government was acting like "the Sicilian Mafia, which would threaten judges". [Full Article...]

United Kingdom police arrest another man in concert bombing probe

Tributes for the people who died in Monday's bomb attack fill a street in Manchester . Just this past Monday a 22-year-old who drank, smoked weed, and rarely practised Islam, went into the foyer of the Manchester Arena as thousands of Ariana Grande fans were leaving. [Full Article...]

CNN sacks Kathy Griffin over Trump video as backlash builds

CNN sacks Kathy Griffin over Trump video as backlash builds Griffin has also lost a commercial endorsement deal that she landed just three weeks ago. Hours after video from the photoshoot went public, Griffin apologized . She was seen reviewing the images with photographer Tyler Shields and jokingly saying, "We have to move to Mexico today because we're going to go to prison, federal prison". [Full Article...]


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