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Donald Trump attacks Germany over 'very bad' trade deficit Donald Trump attacks Germany over 'very bad' trade deficit
- June 01, 2017

While Germany maintains a healthy economy, it spends very little on its national defense as a percentage of its gross domestic product (GDP), leaving the United States to foot the burden in deterring the continued aggression of mutual adversaries like China , Russia , and non-state terrorist actors. (more...)
AMD RX Vega GPUs to launch in July
- June 01, 2017

For a product not slated to be released until the end of this year, seeing a low profile, high performance demo of the platform is a good sign for AMD and a welcome indicator that the company could finally fight back in the mobile notebook space. (more...)
ISIS kills 30 in Mosul during the holy month of Ramadan
- June 01, 2017

Maan al-Saadi, commander of CTS special operations, said the forces have taken control of 70 per cent of al-Saha neighbourhood in north of the IS-held old city centre and killed around 70 IS militants, majority foreigners and non-Iraqi Arabs, in the battles during the past two days. (more...)
SpaceX taking recycling all the way to orbit with cargo ship SpaceX taking recycling all the way to orbit with cargo ship
- June 01, 2017

Reusing hardware is a key component of company founder and chief executive Elon Musk's goal to slash the cost of space travel so that people can one day live and work on Mars. SpaceX does not publicly say how much the Dragon spacecraft is worth. The private SpaceX and NASA are discussing the possibility of flying a reused booster on an upcoming delivery mission. (more...)
Flynn agrees to provide some requested documents
- June 01, 2017

Separately, the panel approved subpoenas to the CIA, the National Security Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation seeking records showing which former Obama administration officials requested the "unmasking" of the names of Trump associates who were inadvertently picked up in top-secret communications intercepts, a congressional official said on condition of anonymity. (more...)
Researchers pull up 'faceless fish' off Australia's east coast Researchers pull up 'faceless fish' off Australia's east coast
- June 01, 2017

The region in question is " the most unexplored environment on Earth ", according to Tim O'Hara, chief scientist aboard Museums Victoria's " The Investigator ". But the faceless fish was "kind of the highlight so far", she said, adding that the fish does actually have eyes "way under the surface", but they aren't visible to humans. (more...)
MA officials urge Trump to stay in climate deal MA officials urge Trump to stay in climate deal
- June 01, 2017

President Donald Trump will follow through on a campaign pledge to pull the United States out of a global pact to fight climate change , a source briefed on the decision told Reuters , a move that should rally his support base at home while deepening a rift with U.S. (more...)
McConnell faces a challenge passing health care in Senate McConnell faces a challenge passing health care in Senate
- June 01, 2017

It's the legislative equivalent of what Republicans and Democrats have done over the past four years when it comes to Cabinet posts and all judicial nominations up to and including the Supreme Court. Now, put the history aside for a minute. That's not how government works, so Senate Republicans need to do the right thing, and continue to ignore Donald Trump . (more...)
LEGO Dimensions Wave 9 Includes Beetlejuice, Powerpuff Girls and More LEGO Dimensions Wave 9 Includes Beetlejuice, Powerpuff Girls and More
- June 01, 2017

On September 12, 2017, Fun and Team Packs will be released. Dimensions Year One released in five waves between September 2015 and March 2016. The Team Pack contains minifigs of Blossom and Bubbles, as well as a 3-in-1 Octi and PPG Smartphone. (more...)
Trump To Announce Decision On Paris Climate Accord
- June 01, 2017

One reporter asked the president about his position on the USA potentially withdrawing from the global climate deal, yelling, "Are you leaning in a direction, sir?" "I'm hearing from a lot of people both ways", the president responded. "We applaud you for your ongoing efforts to reduce overregulation in America" and saying "to continue on this path, we urge you to make a clean exit from the Paris agreement so that your administration can follow through on its commitment to rescind the Clean ... (more...)
Merkel reiterates call for Europe to 'take fate into our own hands' Merkel reiterates call for Europe to 'take fate into our own hands'
- June 01, 2017

She suggested that Europe needed to "really take our fate into our own hands " and said "the times in which we could rely fully on others - they are somewhat over". Modi pledged India's commitment to democracy and a strong European Union . Despite her dismay at the direction Trump is taking, Merkel was also at pains to underline the importance of U.S. (more...)
When is WWDC 2017 and what will Tim Cook and Apple announce?
- June 01, 2017

Yet the Bloomberg report did add that " Apple hopes that more advanced acoustics technology will give the speaker an edge over competitors, according to people with knowledge of the product's development". As for the speaker itself, a focus on high-quality audio could be a good way to help it stand out. A report from CNET suggests that the smart speaker will feature a built-in camera to enable facial recognition. (more...)
Trump Has Multiple Escape Routes From Paris Climate Accord Trump Has Multiple Escape Routes From Paris Climate Accord
- June 01, 2017

Trump tweeted this morning: "I will be announcing my decision on the Paris Accord over the next few days". The organization's main Twitter page quoted Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as saying, " Climate change is undeniable". We are one of the two largest carbon emitters, with China. It's to (legally) bribe them to remain in Canada, rather than bolt for the USA - with which we do most of our trade - or other countries that don't have a national carbon price. (more...)
UP CM Offers Prayers At Makeshift Ram Temple In Ayodha UP CM Offers Prayers At Makeshift Ram Temple In Ayodha
- June 01, 2017

Earlier, he said that though he was aware of what the gathering wanted to hear from him on the Ram temple issue, he wanted to ensure that he respected the sentiments of all people. In the temple, Rajya Sabha member and erstwhile one of the prominent faces of Ayodhya movement Vinay Katiyar welcomed the CM. Adityanath met these three senior leaders before they appeared in court and in Ayodhya he was accompanied by Dharam Das, against whom also conspiracy charges have been framed . (more...)
Trump fires fresh Twitter broadside at Germany over trade, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
- June 01, 2017

Chancellor Angela Merkel told her Bavarian allies in a beer tent in Munich on Sunday that Europe could no longer completely rely on its allies. Trump's shaky grasp of trade policy - or manufacturing in the US generally - notwithstanding, he has already done grave injury to an alliance of democratic nations at a time when the common threat is more obvious than ever: a territorially ambitious Vladimir Putin . (more...)
President Trump expected to withdraw from Paris climate agreement
- June 01, 2017

Trump tweeted on Wednesday he will make his decision about the Paris climate accords "over the next few days". Director of the National Economic Council Gary Cohn, Energy Secretary Rick Perry, the leaders of nearly every country in the world and countless CEOs from the United State's largest companies have all pushed for Trump to keep the U.S.in the deal, citing reasons ranging from environmental protection to economic downfalls. (more...)
President Trump poised to pull out of Paris climate deal
- June 01, 2017

The official insisted on anonymity in order to discuss the decision before the official announcement. The president has been known to change his thinking on major decisions and tends to seek counsel from both inside and outside advisers, many with differing agendas, until the last minute. (more...)
Trump resisting pressure from Europe, pope on climate deal
- June 01, 2017

Under the Paris accord , almost 200 nations agreed in 2015 to voluntarily cut greenhouse gas emissions in a landmark agreement to fight climate change. "If the US remains under the agreement, it will keep a veto in the negotiations". The market reaction reflects concerns, raised by some coal companies in recent months, that a USA exit from the Paris agreement could unleash a global backlash against coal interests. (more...)
Trump expected to withdraw from Paris climate agreement
- June 01, 2017

President Trump is nearing a decision on whether to formally withdraw the us from the Paris climate agreement - a landmark deal in which almost every country volunteered to curb its greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to limit global warming . (more...)
UK Labour's Corbyn to join TV debate as gap with Conservatives narrows
- June 01, 2017

There will also be a political calculation in seeking to make the PM look weak and "running scared". "None of us vote for the Prime Minister and I think for a lot of people their minds will be focused on who they want as their local MP", said Mr Jarvis, who previous year warned that Labour faced annihilation at the polls if Mr Corbyn was re-elected as party leader. (more...)

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