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Project Fi expands global coverage to 170 markets

Project Fi expands global coverage to 170 markets Depending on how you count, there's just under 200 countries in the world. As far as I can see, neither Google's nor T-Mobile's plans cover Nauru , though, so if you're looking to see some depleted phosphate reserves in the middle of the Pacific, you are out of luck. [Full Article...]

US Media Turn to 'Superhero' Pence to Combat Korean Olympic Peace Threat

US Media Turn to 'Superhero' Pence to Combat Korean Olympic Peace Threat Olympic organizers and South Korea had been fearful North Korea would do something to disrupt the games. Griffin was cheered by South Koreans inside the Kwandong Hockey Centre and North Korea's "Army of Beauties", an all-female cheerleading delegation, when she managed to get a shot on Akane Konishi that dribbled through the Japan netminder's pads. [Full Article...]

Messenger Kids app received Facebook funding

Messenger Kids app received Facebook funding Apart from the social media website that is run by the company, Facebook also launched the texting app known as Facebook Messenger. The app is available on Google Playstore starting today. The ad-free app can be installed on a child's smartphone or tablet, but controlled from a parent's Facebook account. A Facebook spokeswoman said Wednesday that the company would have no further comme... [Full Article...]

Russian plane crash may be caused by avionics' icing

Russian plane crash may be caused by avionics' icing Everyone aboard the plane was killed when the plane plunged into a snowy field about 65 kilometres from Moscow's Domodedovo airport, six minutes after taking off. The RBK newspaper on Tuesday quoted sources as saying that the captain of the Russian flight refused the de-icing procedure while the plane was in Domodedovo airport. [Full Article...]

Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba Resigns, KP Oli to Takeover

Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba Resigns, KP Oli to Takeover Nepal has cycled through 11 prime ministers since the civil war ended in 2006, allowing corruption to flourish and growth to stagnate. This is the second time Oli has become PM in his four-decade-long political career, which began in the 1960s as a revolutionary inspired by India's bloody Naxalite movement. [Full Article...]

Trump describes Florida school gunman as 'mentally disturbed'

Trump describes Florida school gunman as 'mentally disturbed' Scott said leaders will look at how they can make sure something like that never happens again. Ben Bennight, a MS bail bondsman who goes by the name "Ben The Bondsman" on YouTube and social media, said he reported a threatening comment left on one of his videos in September. [Full Article...]

Rex Tillerson demands Iran-backed militias out of Syria

Rex Tillerson demands Iran-backed militias out of Syria On Monday, Israeli military officials estimated that the strikes had wiped out about half of Syria's air force. In attacking a manned Iranian facility in Syria, in broad daylight, while also destroying some 40 percent of Syrian air defense capabilities after its own aircraft was downed, Israel sent a clear message to Tehran, Damascus, and Moscow. [Full Article...]

Tillerson says Hezbollah must be constrained

Tillerson says Hezbollah must be constrained The prime minister made the statement in a ceremony commemorating the 13th anniversary of his father's assassination. Tillerson left the meeting with Aoun without making a statement, but he signed the guest book at the Baabda Presidential Palace. [Full Article...]

Kansas City named NFL Draft city finalist

Kansas City named NFL Draft city finalist The draft historically has taken place in NY each year, but it has moved around lately. Cleveland/Canton, Kansas City, Tennessee, Denver and Las Vegas are the final candidates to host those events. "I think that the fact that we've expressed interest for both (the draft and the Super Bowl), that might help us make a stronger case for the draft if we're not deemed to be kind of an appropriate des... [Full Article...]

Israeli police recommend Netanyahu be indicted on bribery and breach of trust

Israeli police recommend Netanyahu be indicted on bribery and breach of trust After a 14-month-long investigation, police announced that it found enough evidence to recommend the state's prosecution to indict 68-year-old PM. Netanyahu has been emphatic that he will not step down over the police recommendation to indict him, vowing that his government will serve out its full term, set to end in November 2019. [Full Article...]

UK, Irish leaders seek to break Northern Ireland stalemate

UK, Irish leaders seek to break Northern Ireland stalemate The rift soon widened to broader cultural and political issues, with Sinn Fein demands for Irish-language protections seen as the main sticking point. "Good Friday was only made possible when the USA signaled its interest in Northern Ireland by appointing a capable Special Envoy in the person of Senator George Mitchell", the letter stated. [Full Article...]

Pakistan army destroys Indian post, kills five soldiers

Pakistan army destroys Indian post, kills five soldiers In the action by the army, Pakistan has suffered 20 casualties and seven more were injured in 2018. "The Pakistani Army chief has visited the area twice along the LoC this year while the 10 Corps Commander Lt Gen Nadim Raza has visited the border posts more than 15 occasions in this small time frame", they said. [Full Article...]

Porn star free to tell Trump story, manager asserts

Porn star free to tell Trump story, manager asserts Meanwhile, Daniels' manager Gina Rodriguez said she believes POTUS' lawyer invalidated the non-disclosure agreement, when he admitted paying her out of his own pocket, according to The Associated Press . The payment from Mr. Cohen reportedly came a few weeks before Election Day - around the same time as the release of the "Access Hollywood" tape that showed Mr. [Full Article...]

New program helps SNAP recipients gain financial independence

New program helps SNAP recipients gain financial independence It is unclear whether the boxes would contain ingredients to be cooked, like meal-delivery kits from companies like Blue Apron or HelloFresh, or contain fully cooked foods . Mulvaney also said the program would save the government money because they could buy the food wholesale. At the LA mission-they make 700 boxes of food a week for needy families . [Full Article...]

Chat heads are now on Google's Phone app for easier multitasking

Chat heads are now on Google's Phone app for easier multitasking While Apple doubles down on app refinements over flashy features for its iOS 12 update, expected in September, Google is reportedly "improving the look of the software" to pinch iPhone users. It loads fewer images to make the app lighter and also includes a smarter inbox that is meant for emails from friends, while the promotional and social emails are segmented into different sections. [Full Article...]

Navalny Website Blocked In Russia In Dispute Over 'Rybkagate' Report

Navalny Website Blocked In Russia In Dispute Over 'Rybkagate' Report That clip was spotted by the team of anti-Kremlin opposition leader Alexei Navalny, whose investigation into the circumstances around it found that Deripaska was aboard his yacht off the coast of Norway and was joined by Russia's deputy prime minister Sergei Prikhodko. [Full Article...]

Climate Change Accelerating Rise Of Sea Levels, Research Says

Climate Change Accelerating Rise Of Sea Levels, Research Says He and his colleagues harnessed 25 years of satellite data to calculate that the rate is increasing by about 0.08 mm/year every year-which could mean an annual rate of sea level rise of 10 mm/year, or even more , by 2100. Even with a 25-year data record, detecting acceleration is challenging. El Ninos and La Ninas (the opposing phases of the El Nino Southern Oscillation, or Enso) influence oc... [Full Article...]

Climber dies after fall on Mount Hood, rescuers reach others stranded

Climber dies after fall on Mount Hood, rescuers reach others stranded Authorities say a climber who fell up to 1,000 feet (305) meters and was airlifted off Mount Hood has died. Details of what caused him to fall were not immediately known. "We have to get some folks on the scene to do some assessing". "I can't speak to (the climbers') mental state". "I saw like I said a lot of people were struggling traversing", he said. [Full Article...]

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani arrives in Hyderabad

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani arrives in Hyderabad He will be landing in Hyderabad on Thursday where he will address a gathering of Muslim intellectuals and clerics before meeting the prime minister in Delhi. "After completing his schedule here, he will leave for New Delhi on Saturday", said a diplomatic source. Both India and Iran are set to discuss regional and global issues of mutual interest. [Full Article...]

A Top ICE Attorney Has Been Charged With Stealing Immigrants' Identities

A Top ICE Attorney Has Been Charged With Stealing Immigrants' Identities Sanchez faces one count of wire fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft. Sanchez, who resigned on Monday, allegedly stole the identities of seven people "in various stages of immigration proceedings" in order to defraud American Express, Bank of America, Capital One and other credit card companies, according to prosecutors with the Justice Department's Public Integrity Section. [Full Article...]


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