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GeekWire: Microsoft gives Skype a Snap-y new redesign

GeekWire: Microsoft gives Skype a Snap-y new redesign

Evidently keen to catch up with Facebook's Messenger Day and WhatsApp Status , Microsoft has made Skype into another place to share in-the-moment action. On Thursday, the chat service announced a major overhaul of its mobile app, including the Highlights feature, which will allow users to take photos and videos that are visible for only a short time. Read More

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In or out? Trump announcing decision on global climate pact

In or out? Trump announcing decision on global climate pact

The White House signaled that Trump was likely to decide on exiting the global pact - fulfilling one of his principal campaign pledges - though top aides were divided. Ivanka Trump and her allies, including Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Trump's chief economist Gary Cohn, pressed Trump to alter the U.S. commitments to the Paris agreement without fully pulling out of the accord. Read More

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Trump Just Said Some Truly Crazy Things During His Paris Exit Announcement

Trump Just Said Some Truly Crazy Things During His Paris Exit Announcement

Everyone cautioned that no decision was final until Trump announced it. Renewable energy has gotten much cheaper in recent years, making it much more competitive. It also adds that the agreement "front loads costs on American people" and that Mr Trump hopes to seek "a better deal ". Canada is unwavering in our commitment to fight climate change and support clean economic growth . Read More

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Exiting Paris, Trump leaves deal shaped by US priorities

President Trump has said he will announce on Thursday whether he intends to go ahead with his election campaign pledge to withdraw from the landmark 2015 deal to reduce Carbon dioxide emissions. Withdrawing would leave the United States aligned only with Russian Federation among the world's industrialized economies. Kerry told NBC's Andrea Mitchell that Trump made "one of the most self-destructive moves I've ever seen by any president in my lifetime". Read More

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USA quits climate pact

Trump's chief economic adviser, Gary Cohn, has discussed the possibility of changing the USA carbon reduction targets instead of pulling out of the deal completely. The president said the deal is unfair to America, and he will attempt to re-enter the deal on more favourable terms. That temperature limit is set at a level that scientists say can prevent unsafe and irreversible levels of climate change . Read More

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Several leaks say Trump to leave Paris accord

As Trump announced his plans, it was 83 degrees Fahrenheit (28 Celsius) in Washington , a bit higher than the 80-degree average high for the day but well below the 2011 record of 98. Elon Musk, CEO of electric carmaker Tesla and aerospace company SpaceX, tweeted that he would leave two White House advisory councils if Trump went ahead with this threat to leave the Paris accord. Read More

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Trump says will announce decision on Paris climate deal soon

Trump says will announce decision on Paris climate deal soon

One source told Colman the president had told his environment chief Scott Pruitt begin preparing a plan that involved the USA staying within the overarching United Nations climate treaty, but pulling out of the Paris deal. In the past, Musk has said it's better for him to work through disagreements with Trump from the inside rather than the outside. "So he knows that in the US there's very strong opinions on both sides but he also knows that Paris has important meaning to numerous ... Read More

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British Airways operating full flight schedule

As stated by British Airways , the IT systems are now "back up and running" and the airline aims to operate the majority of flights departing from Heathrow Airport and attain an nearly normal schedule at Gatwick Airport. British Airways boss Alex Cruz refuses to resign. The spokesperson added that flights for bookings under 50kg were opened on Sunday, with more opened on Monday. Read More

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Trump's use of private cellphone raises security concerns

Trump's use of private cellphone raises security concerns

According to the same sources, Trump urged Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto to contact him directly on the cellphone. The caution is warranted even when dealing with allies. The AP reported that the White House did not respond to questions on whether the president is keeping records of calls made with world leaders on his cell phone. Read More

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Sony India launches Xperia XZ Premium with 4K HDR display (With Image)

Sony India launches Xperia XZ Premium with 4K HDR display (With Image)

Sony has just launched its flagship Xperia XZ Premium smartphone in India . Spiritually however the Xperia XZ Premium succeeds 2015's Xperia Z5 Premium . Sony Xperia XZ Premium is a dual SIM smartphone that supports two nano SIM cards. Design wise the Xperia XZ Premium looks apart as opposed to the other premium phones in the market, thanks to its squarish design and the prominent bezels. Read More

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Microsoft Paying UK Users To Use Bing

Microsoft Paying UK Users To Use Bing

Microsoft Rewards uses a level system to further encourage participation. You'll get 3 points per Bing search, and this is doubled (until August 15th) if you're using Microsoft Edge. You can enter competitions for 200 points, and be in with a chance of winning an Xbox One S or a Surface Pro. He said: "The points can be redeemed for a number of Microsoft offerings". Read More

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Gunmen attack casino resort in Philippines

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack. The Philippines Red Cross tweeted that it had transported three people from the resort to hospitals. "We have not yet accounted all the injuries, [but] they are all minor injuries caused by the stampede", said the police chief. Duterte said last week he may need to declare martial law across the rest of the country if the terrorism threat spread. Read More

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The lure of the Lions endures as the last Great Tour

The lure of the Lions endures as the last Great Tour

Former All Blacks lock Jeremy Thrush believes it could be a case of first Test victory or bust for the British and Irish Lions in New Zealand . "I would like a 3-0, but maybe 2-1 to New Zealand ". Here, we look at their record in New Zealand . "They are world champions and play an unbelievable brand of rugby", said North, who is a Gillette ambassador for the Lions' New Zealand tour. Read More

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Underground water pipe bursts in Ukraine street

Underground water pipe bursts in Ukraine street

The explosion damaged cars and buildings nearby, but there were no injuries. A high-pressure water pipe explosion has sent a huge bulge of soil and torn-to-pieces concrete flying in Ukraine's capital Kiev. The exploding of an underground water pipe in Kiev, Ukraine on Monday for reasons unknown being captured by CCTV footage is going viral over the internet these days. Read More

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Chechnya's leader invites Macron, Merkel to visit his region

Chechnya's leader invites Macron, Merkel to visit his region

The refugee's arrival was confirmed by Joël Deumier, president of French gay right's group SOS Homophobie, who said more may follow in the coming days. "We can no longer accept this discourse of denial from Russian Federation against gay people". VERSAILLES, France (AP) - Flexing his diplomatic muscles, French President Emmanuel Macron said he had "extremely frank" and "direct" talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday and launched an extraordinary attack on two state-funded ... Read More

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Merkel, minister stress US ties after critical Trump tweet

Merkel, minister stress US ties after critical Trump tweet

President Donald Trump took to social media to blast Germany, a key USA ally that he asserted was unfairly benefiting from trade and the North Atlantic Treaty Alliance ( NATO ). Her comments may have been interpreted differently in the USA, causing an uproar, but that's not her fault, said the official, asking not to be named discussing private deliberations. Read More

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AMD details ThreadRipper, Epyc processors

AMD stopped short of confirming important details about ThreadRipper, such as its clock speed, price or release date, beyond repeating it will be out "this summer". ThreadRipper CPUs will run on motherboards based on the X399 chipset, and will be particularly large in size, as can be seen in the image above. Quoted performance improvements over 7 Generation APUs were in the region of +50% for CPU performance, +40% for GPU performance, and 50% less power consumption. Read More

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Democrats are focusing on Russian Federation as an "excuse", Nunes says

She also alluded to data firm Cambridge Analytica , which has said it helped Donald Trump's campaign. I can't wait to see the look on their faces when it all leads back to them for starting this crap. "Men got paid for speeches they made... They are a threat", Clinton said at the event near Los Angeles. "They paid me", Clinton responded. "And it was used, and I thought it was unfairly used". Read More

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Dispute erupts over House panel subpoenas for CIA, FBI

Complying with the subpoena, Flynn will submit all the documents related to the businesses but fewer documents will be provided in response to the the personal subpoena after negotiations with the Senate committee. In that role, Flynn was reportedly paid more than $500,000, but failed to register as a foreign agent with the Justice Department. Reps. Mike Conaway and Adam Schiff, who are leading the committee's probe, say the panel approved the subpoenas to compel certain individuals to ... Read More

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Australian scientists discover faceless fish in unexplored abyss

Australian scientists discover faceless fish in unexplored abyss

And lo and behold, they've found this rather freaky looking faceless fish . One such creature is a faceless deep-sea fish that has been rediscovered off the coast of Australia 144 years after it was last spotted. Di Bray from Museums Victoria in Australia said the finds had so far ranged from curious to freakish. "On the video camera we saw a kind of chimaera that whizzed by - that's very, very rare in Australian waters". Read More

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Trump to Pull Out of Paris Climate Agreement

Trump to Pull Out of Paris Climate Agreement

The White House signaled that Trump was likely to decide on exiting the global pact - fulfilling one of his principal campaign pledges - though top aides were deeply divided. On Wednesday, Exxon shareholders voted to require the company to produce an annual report examining how the oil and gas giant will be impacted by efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions directed by the Paris agreement. Read More

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Trump expected to withdraw from Paris climate agreement

Trump expected to withdraw from Paris climate agreement

Responding to shouted questions from reporters in the White House Oval Office, Trump declined to say whether he had made up his mind, saying, "You'll find out very soon". Supporters of the climate pact are concerned that a United States exit could lead other nations to weaken their commitments or also withdraw, softening an accord that scientists have said is critical to avoiding the worst impacts of climate change. Read More

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Senate set to take up $11.8 billion, two-year state budget

The process allows lawmakers to vote on critical pieces of the health law without giving Democrats a chance to filibuster , but in turn it places large constraints on members - including limiting debate to only 20 hours and only using it to change laws that are scored by the Congressional Budget Office, which means those that cost money or are implemented as taxes. Read More

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Apple Set To Have A Crack At Siri Voice For The Home

Apple employees have been testing the speaker in their homes for several months now. The next Apple OS is more than likely to come out in the fall. While WWDC is best known for software, Bloomberg has reported Apple is planning to upgrade three of its laptop ranges: the MacBook Pro , 12-inch MacBook and potentially an update to the MacBook Air . Read More

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9 local guards dead, 11 Americans wounded in Kabul

The powerful vehicle bomb exploded in central Kabul , where several diplomatic representatives, official institutions as well as the Presidential Palace are located, killing at least 80 people and injuring over 350 others. Passers-by stopped and helped the wounded into private cars, and others congregated outside the nearby Italian-run Emergency Hospital. Neither the Taliban nor the Islamic State have claimed responsibility for the bombing. Read More

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