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Snap's camera-equipped Spectacles arrive in Europe

Snap's camera-equipped Spectacles arrive in Europe The Spectacles come with a charging case, a charging cable and a cloth to clean them with. Vending machines are now in London, Paris, Berlin, Barcelona and Venice , but the aim is for these to be regularly moved around Europe throughout the summer. [Full Article...]

Trump's tweeted typo covfefe becoming vanity license plates

Trump's tweeted typo covfefe becoming vanity license plates Just 10 hours after President Donald Trump's mystifying tweet in the midnight hour of Wednesday morning, someone claimed Maine's only vanity license plate available to don a seven-letter "word" that has become an internet sensation. She was of course referencing the president's incoherent, late-night tweet on Tuesday, which stated: 'Despite the constant negative press covfefe '. [Full Article...]

Trump to Announce Decision on Climate Change Thursday

Trump to Announce Decision on Climate Change Thursday Many economists have big doubts."The increasing impacts of climate change require a decisive response".The Sierra Club said a USA withdrawal from the Paris deal would be a "historic mistake".Unnamed sources told Axios and CBS on Wednesday that the president would end months of speculation about the US' continuing role in the global fight to address climate change. [Full Article...]

Top CEOs tell Trump: You're wrong on Paris

US President Donald Trump has withdrawn America from the 2015 Paris climate deal, fulfilling an election campaign promise, but sparking worldwide alarm and condemnation. Others include Apple ( AAPL ) and Microsoft ( MSFT ). He noted that the USA represents only 17 percent of global emissions. In an interview on Thursday, the president of the World Coal Association, Benjamin Sporton, told Reu... [Full Article...]

Please leave Salman for me, quips Katrina

Please leave Salman for me, quips Katrina Now, the company, which also manages the work of Alia Bhatt , Sidharth Malhotra, Varun Dhawan and this week's newest celebrity client, Akshay Kumar, is set to lose Katrina to Salman. This year IIFA will give out 14 Technical Awards at the IIFA Rocks event, which will also feature a 90 minute concert of A. R. Rahman who will be celebrating 25 years in the industry. [Full Article...]

Death toll in Egypt attack on Christians rises to 29

Death toll in Egypt attack on Christians rises to 29 The ISIS said in a statement on Saturday that it had carried out the killing of Egyptian Christians on Friday. Persecution and discrimination against Egypt's Coptic Christians has spiked since the toppling of Hosni Mubarak's regime in 2011. [Full Article...]

LG finally introduces its mobile payment service

LG finally introduces its mobile payment service There isn't much difference between the technologies from a user's perspective, both requiring the smartphones to tap against a reader. Samsung has the Samsung Pay , Android devices in general get the Android Pay , there's Apple Pay for Apple users, Mi Pay for Xiaomi devices. [Full Article...]

A guide to global warming, Paris pact and the US role

A guide to global warming, Paris pact and the US role Many , including Dan Rather, John Kerry, and Al Gore, found the news so distressing that they posted links to lengthier statements . German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticized President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement Thursday. [Full Article...]

Trump Makes Stop in Israel and Palestine, Criticized Iran

Turning to the prime minister, who joined him for the speech, Trump said, "Benjamin Netanyahu wants peace". The Israeli Ambassador to the United States couldn't contain himself after President Donald Trump implied Israel is not located in the Middle East, putting his head in his hands in disbelief at the statement. [Full Article...]

Putin urges US business to help normalize Russia-US ties

During an expansive three-hour panel discussion that was joined by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi , the Kremlin leader once again rejected USA claims of Russian state-sponsored hacking in elections and dismissed reports of improper contact between his officials and Trump's presidential campaign, comparing the allegations to anti-semitism. [Full Article...]

Illinois bond payments face court-ordered spending threat (XX)

Illinois bond payments face court-ordered spending threat (XX) S&P also downgraded the AAA rating on Build Illinois sales tax revenue bonds to AA-minus and pushed the rating on the state's appropriation debt issued by the Illinois Sports Facility Authority and the Chicago-based Metropolitan Pier & Exposition Authority from BBB-minus to the junk level of BB-plus. [Full Article...]

White House informing allies Trump will abandon climate pact

White House informing allies Trump will abandon climate pact Germany's Angela Merkel, who in the past has been dubbed the "climate chancellor" for her efforts to fight global warming, said her country would "continue to fulfil our obligations under the Paris climate agreement as part of the European framework". [Full Article...]

Washington, California, New York Unite To Back Climate Pact

The earliest possible date for America's official withdrawal from the climate-rescue Paris Agreement is just a day after the country's next presidential election. France's Laurent Fabius, who helped the negotiate 2015 deal, said Friday the move was "shameful" and a "major error". Under Barack Obama , the United States had agreed under to reduce polluting emissions by more than a quarter below... [Full Article...]

Trump administration formally announces intent to renegotiate NAFTA

Formal talks between the three countries are now expected to take place in August, with a 90-day notification period required from the first announcement to the US Congress. "Many chapters are outdated and do not reflect modern standards", the letter states. Certain U.S. products now running the biggest deficits could become targets for Trump administration negotiators. [Full Article...]

Griffin to address Trump beheading stunt

Kathy Griffin says she has received death threats following the controversy over her holding a mock-up of Donald Trump's severed head in a photoshoot - and believes the president and his family want to destroy her career . "Ms. Griffin and Ms. Bloom will explain the true motivation behind the image, and respond to the bullying from the Trump family she has endured". [Full Article...]

Nike Sticks By Tiger Woods

Nike Sticks By Tiger Woods Tiger Woods attributed an "unexpected reaction" to prescription medicine for his arrest on a DUI charge that landed him in a Florida jail Monday for almost four hours. He talked about being both a friend and a fan, and about wanting to see Woods back on a course someday. Woods, whose current sponsors include Nike , Bridgestone , Hero, Kowa, Upper Deck, and Monster Energy was ranked 12th on F... [Full Article...]

Gunshots and explosions at Philippine mall

Gunshots and explosions at Philippine mall Dela Rosa said it could be a case of robbery as there were incidents that casino players " go crazy " after losing. More than 70 people suffered mainly minor injuries in a stampede to escape from the gunman who had an assault rifle. "I am very anxious as a parent, I need to find her", he said.A casino worker from the third floor of the complex, named Julio, told DZMM radio he heard many gun... [Full Article...]

NASA's Parker Solar Probe named after Michigan-born astrophysicist

NASA's Parker Solar Probe named after Michigan-born astrophysicist It's the first NASA spacecraft to be named after a researcher who is still alive, noted the agency's science mission chief, Thomas Zurbuchen. The new name honors 89-year old solar astrophysicist Eugene Parker , who predicted the existence of the solar wind, the stream of charged particles that constantly flow from the sun . [Full Article...]

Things That Could Change When The US Leaves The Paris Climate Deal

Things That Could Change When The US Leaves The Paris Climate Deal Juncker said G-7 leaders "tried to explain this in clear simple sentences to Mr. Trump", but "it looks like that attempt failed". By withdrawing , the US will join a select group of non-participants. Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, a physicist who founded the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany, said the USA departing from the deal could make the planet a few tenths of a degree ... [Full Article...]

Trump says US will abandon global climate accord

Trump says US will abandon global climate accord But he indicated that was hardly a priority. And if we can, that's great. "We want fair treatment", President Trump said. Trump announced the decision at a press conference on Thursday. "We're getting out", Trump said at a ceremony in the White House Rose Garden in which he decried the Paris accord's "draconian" financial and economic burdens. [Full Article...]


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