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  • newChina tells Myanmar military it wants closer ties
    BEIJING (Reuters) - China wants closer ties with Myanmar's military to help protect regional peace and security, a senior Chinese general told the visiting head of the southeast Asian country's army.
    - 32 mins ago 23 Nov 17, 1:22am -
  • newSouth Korea considers scrapping exercise with U.S. for Olympics: Yonhap
    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea is considering scrapping a regular military exercise with U.S. forces next year to minimize the risk of an aggressive North Korean reaction during the Winter Olympics in the South, the Yonhap news agency reported on Thur…
    - 56 mins ago 23 Nov 17, 12:58am -
  • newWaiting for May, Brussels eyes December Brexit deal
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - When Theresa May visits Brussels on Friday, EU negotiators will be listening intently for signs the British prime minister is preparing to risk a domestic backlash and raise her offer to secure a Brexit deal in December.
    - 1 hour ago 23 Nov 17, 12:30am -
  • newCanada data shows 10 percent of Haitian border crossers get refugee status
    TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada has granted refugee status to about 10 percent of the 298 Haitian border crossers whose applications have been processed this year, according to government data released on Wednesday.
    - 1 hour ago 23 Nov 17, 12:28am -
  • newChinese police detain seven in multi-billion underground currency scheme
    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Police in southern China have detained seven people in connection with an underground banking scheme involving more than 20 billion yuan ($3 billion), the state news agency Xinhua reported.
    - 2 hours ago 23 Nov 17, 12:14am -
  • newU.S. pressed Saudis to ease Yemen blockade: sources
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson asked Saudi Arabia to ease its blockade of Yemen, two sources said, just days before the Saudi-led military coalition announced on Wednesday it would let aid flow through the Yemeni port of…
    - 4 hours ago 22 Nov 17, 10:09pm -
  • new"The people have spoken," says Zimbabwe's new leader
    HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's new leader Emmerson Mnangagwa told a cheering crowd in Harare on Wednesday that the country was entering a new stage of democracy following Robert Mugabe's removal as president after nearly four decades in power.
    - 6 hours ago 22 Nov 17, 7:24pm -
  • newEx-Bosnian Serb commander Mladic convicted of genocide, gets life in prison
    THE HAGUE (Reuters) - A U.N. tribunal on Wednesday convicted ex-Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic of genocide and crimes against humanity for massacres of Bosnian Muslims and ethnic cleansing campaigns to forge a "Greater Serbia", and jail…
    - 7 hours ago 22 Nov 17, 7:20pm -
  • newU.S. Navy plane crashes in Philippine Sea, three missing
    TOKYO (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy transport plane carrying 11 people crashed in the Philippine Sea south of Japan on Wednesday as it flew to the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan and three people were missing, in the latest Navy accident in the region.
    - 7 hours ago 22 Nov 17, 7:02pm -
  • newPutin wins backing from Iran, Turkey for new Syria peace push
    SOCHI, Russia/RIYADH (Reuters) - Russia's Vladimir Putin won the backing of Turkey and Iran on Wednesday to host a Syrian peace congress, taking the central role in a major diplomatic push to finally end a civil war all but won by Moscow's ally, Pres…
    - 8 hours ago 22 Nov 17, 6:13pm -

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  • newCrunch Report | Uber’s data breach and Apple’s self-driving cars
     Today’s stories: Uber’s big data breach, Facebook to single out election trolls, Apple’s self-driving car research and FCC issues final draft of plan to kill net neutrality. That’s it for this week. Tito’s back on Monday. A very Happy Tha…
    - 54 mins ago 23 Nov 17, 1:00am -
  • newAWS ramps up in AI with new consultancy services and Rekognition features
     Ahead of Amazon’s big AWS division Re:invent conference next week, the company has announced two developments in the area of artificial intelligence. AWS is opening a machine learning lab, ML Solutions Lab, to pair Amazon machine learning experts…
    - 3 hours ago 22 Nov 17, 10:51pm -
  • newYouTube tightens rules on kid-related content
     YouTube, that strange stew of the best and worst content on the web, is cracking down on abuse and error relating to kid-focused video. Jokers and questionably ethical creators who targeted kids or used them in their videos will have a harder time…
    - 4 hours ago 22 Nov 17, 10:00pm -
  • newThe rise of SPACs
     Every few years efforts to redefine the IPO emerge, and as night follows day, investors get hurt and calls for tighter regulatory reform echo in legislative chambers and cable TV studios. The last significant “re-invention” emerged in the heigh…
    - 4 hours ago 22 Nov 17, 10:00pm -
  • newApple’s Thanksgiving ad is mostly about the AirPods
     Every year, Apple airs a new ad in the U.S. for Thanksgiving. Compared to other Apple ads, this is less about showing product features and more like a greeting card. This year is no different — you still see a lot of AirPods. Apple’s new ad is…
    - 6 hours ago 22 Nov 17, 8:07pm -
  • newAltSchool wants to change how kids learn, but fears have surfaced that it’s failing students
     Business Insider recently reported that numerous families have grown frustrated with the education their children are receiving at AltSchool, an ambitious San Francisco-based edtech company that four years ago began opening physical grade schools a…
    - 6 hours ago 22 Nov 17, 7:39pm -
  • newSnips lets you build your own voice assistant to embed into your devices
     French startup Snips is now helping you build a custom voice assistant for your device. Snips doesn’t use Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service or Google Assistant SDK — the company is building its own voice assistant so that you can embed it on your…
    - 8 hours ago 22 Nov 17, 5:59pm -
  • newNet Neutrality advocates plan protests for December 7 at Verizon stores
     On December 14, the FCC will vote on whether or not to roll back Obama-era policies protecting a free and open internet. In fact, during yesterday’s announcement of the upcoming vote, the FCC neglected to mention the historic 22 million comments…
    - 8 hours ago 22 Nov 17, 5:35pm -
  • newFCC releases final draft of ‘Restoring Internet Freedom,’ which would not do that
     The FCC yesterday announced a December 14 vote on “Restoring Internet Freedom,” an order that, far from restoring freedom to the internet, would allow it to be restricted in new and harmful ways. Actually, when you think of it as restoring inte…
    - 9 hours ago 22 Nov 17, 5:23pm -
  • newFacebook will show which Russian election troll accounts you followed
     Facebook is building out a tool to show which Facebook Pages or Instagram accounts associated with Russia’s Internet Research Agency election troll farm you Liked or followed. Launching by the end of the year as part of the Facebook Help Center,…
    - 9 hours ago 22 Nov 17, 5:20pm -

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