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Trump, South Korea's Moon agree to cooperate on North Korea

Unlike his predecessor, he has advocated talks with the North, even asserting that he was willing to travel to Pyongyang for the sake of peace. "I will go to Beijing and Tokyo and, if the conditions are right, to Pyongyang also". "During the exchange of opinion on the situation in the Korean Peninsula the importance was emphasized of finding ways of settling the crisis by political and diploma... [Full Article...]

BC Greens face stickhandling act in deciding which party it would back

Clark's party won 43 seats while the NDP led by John Horgan collected 41 and the Greens under Andrew Weaver won three ridings in the 87-seat legislature. During the campaign, Weaver said in a media interview that Horgan needs to control his temper. Andrew Wilkinson, advanced education minister in Clark's government, said B.C. [Full Article...]

North Korea reports on South's presidential election

In a significant political change in South Korea, left-leaning former human rights lawyer Moon Jae-in has become the country's new president. Moon, South Korea's first liberal leader in a decade, assumed presidential duties after the National Election Commission finished counting Tuesday's votes and declared him victor. [Full Article...]

Lyft, Waymo ink self-driving car deal - NY Times

Lyft, Waymo ink self-driving car deal - NY Times The two companies said Sunday they will collaborate on developing products and technology for autonomous autos. The lawsuit centers on whether Anthony Levandowski, who used to work at Google's self-driving auto division (now known as Waymo) and had led Uber's self-driving ambitions, left the company with trade secrets. [Full Article...]

Apple reportedly acquired an AI startup for $200 million

Apple reportedly acquired an AI startup for $200 million Apple issued its typical statement regarding purchases Sunday, saying it "buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our goal or plans". It's unclear what Apple plans to do with the technology; however, speculation is that Apple may use it to help its AI efforts. Where Lattice Data comes in, however, is taking that unstructured data and turning it into d... [Full Article...]

Manhunt for hackers behind global cyberattack

Friday's global cyber attack targeted Microsoft operating systems on computers across 100 countries. First, there was a highly risky security hole in Microsoft Windows, which became known after hackers leaked tools that were apparently created by the U.S. [Full Article...]

Tillerson: US reviewing climate change policy

Tillerson: US reviewing climate change policy While the Trump Administration has reinvigorated squabbling over the science behind climate change, plugged a return to coal, and cosseted the oil industry by proposing to open the American Arctic to drilling, the Council's other six members have been emphasizing their national commitments to reducing greenhouse gases under the Paris agreement . [Full Article...]

What Will Fall's Windows 10 Update Bring?

What Will Fall's Windows 10 Update Bring? Microsoft previewed the update Thursday in Seattle during its annual conference for applications developers. Microsoft is finally bringing back OneDrive Placeholders with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. The company showed an app called Story Remix that lets multiple users share video and photos taken on phones and combines that with special effects and music. [Full Article...]

Who got hurt by the ransomware attack

An executive at a cybersecurity firm that helped block a global ransomware attack says new variations of the malicious worm are circulating and researchers expect one to develop that can't be stopped. The ransomware is spread by taking advantage of a Windows vulnerability that Microsoft released a security patch for in March. In a post on Microsoft's blog, Smith says: "An equivalent scenario wit... [Full Article...]

IPhone sales may have dropped but Apple's revenue rises

But exactly how much of that mysterious revenue number of more than $5 billion is from sales of the Apple Watch versus, say, the Beats headphones, which had about one-third the $2.5 billion headphone market in 2016, according to NPD ? Analysts on average had estimated iPhone sales of 52.27m, according to financial data and analytics firm FactSet . [Full Article...]

SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center

SpaceX will attempt to land the rocket's first stage on a landing pad back at Cape Canaveral. "Tough call, as high altitude wind shear was at 98.6 percent of the theoretical load limit", he said in a tweet. Until now, the USA military had spent billions a year exclusively with United Launch Alliance (ULA), a joint operation of aerospace giants Boeing and Lockheed Martin, to launch government... [Full Article...]

Where the global cyberattack has hit hardest

State agencies and major companies around the world were left reeling by the attacks, which blocked access to files and demanded ransom money, forcing them to shut down their computer systems. Jan Filochowski, who ran six trusts including Great Ormond Street children's hospital in London, said: "Most of the NHS IT system is out of date". In Russia, government agencies insisted that all attacks h... [Full Article...]

Snap shares plummet as user growth slows, revenue misses

Snap shares plummet as user growth slows, revenue misses Snapchat has come under intense pressure from Facebook in recent months, with the social media giant adding several Snapchat-like features to its own network, which includes Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp. He laughed before answering, "If there's one thing that I'd want to communicate today, it's the overall importance of creativity to our business.The bottom line is, if you want to be a crea... [Full Article...]

Emmanuel Macron sworn in as new French president

Emmanuel Macron sworn in as new French president In some cases, French presidents have appointed a prime minister on inauguration day. In a visibly moving moment for both, Macron accompanied Hollande to his auto, shaking hands and applauding him along with the employees of the French presidency who gathered in the palace's courtyard. [Full Article...]

South Africa to sign new nuclear power pacts after court ruling

South Africa to sign new nuclear power pacts after court ruling Energy Minister Mamoloko Kubayi says her department will strive to continue to implement all forms of energy mix to secure the supply of energy in the country. "We will try our level best to start signing new agreements", she said, adding that once this is done, it will be brought to parliament. "I would rather have a process that is clean that is clinical, that when it is scrutinised it can sta... [Full Article...]

Melissa McCarthy has hit the open road as Sean Spicer

Brian Stelter, host of CNN's " Reliable Sources ", reported that McCarthy appeared to be filming segments for the show outside the CNN building. As " West Side Story's " "I Feel Pretty" plays in the background, the actress prances around as Spicer and sings along to the lyrics of the song. What do you think about this new Saturday Night Live promo featuring McCarthy? If McCarthy and ... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump calls for stronger sanctions on North Korea after missile

The ballistic, believed to be a new type of missile, flew for 30 minutes before landing in the Sea of Japan. "U.S. Pacific Command is fully committed to working closely with our Republic of Korea and Japanese allies to maintain security", a spokesman said. [Full Article...]

Trump Delays Decision on Paris Climate Accord Amid Infighting

Trump advisers had been scheduled to meet at the White House on Tuesday to try to reach a final decision, but a White House official said the meeting was postponed due to scheduling conflicts. Ivanka Trump has meanwhile become a talisman for those who believe she can be a moderating influence on her father. The business world is also mobilizing to voice their support for the agreement, wh... [Full Article...]

Google Pixel 'Taimen' Device Spotted in Benchmark Listings

Google Pixel 'Taimen' Device Spotted in Benchmark Listings Google has made its name in the smartphone industry by selling affordable smartphones that are powered by premium hardware specs and stock Android OS. Since the release of Google's first ever "Made By Google" smartphones - the Google Pixel and Pixel XL - late previous year, speculation about successors has been rife. [Full Article...]

Kapil Mishra warns of 'new drama' by AAP for distraction

Kapil Mishra warns of 'new drama' by AAP for distraction In her letter, Annapoorna Mishra said she was proud of her son and his protest fast. On being asked about the allegations of AAP which claimed that Mishra is doing everything at the behest of BJP, his mother said that he is an agent of truth not Bharatiya Janata Party. [Full Article...]


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