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Russian media reins in Trump love as Putin bromance cools

Accordingly, Russian media has reined its pro-Trump position in, with its best-read tabloid, Komsomolskaya Pravda , declaring late last week that "you need to be drunk to understand the true position of America's president". After showing how Putin manages to manipulate the masses, Oliver then touched on the many Putin critics - like Russian journalists and former KGB agents - who have been murdered. Read More

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More than 200 whales swim away after New Zealand stranding

The public has been warned about the dangers posed by "whales exploding" on Golden Beach, on the South Island, and the Department of Conservation (DOC) has cordoned off the area. "This morning we'll be getting people down there basically poking holes in them, letting the gas out of them", he told Radio New Zealand . The saga appeared to be over on Sunday, after the last 17 surviving whales successfully returned to the ocean and rejoined a pod swimming just offshore. Read More

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China factory-gate inflation up for fifth straight month

That however would be to discount the fact that inflation is often a lagging indicator, and that being so close to the target with rates so low and a relatively weak pound is actually pretty precarious. The pound has fallen against a weakened dollar, as a jump in inflation to 1.8% in January fell short of investor expectations but took another step towards the Bank of England's 2% target. Read More

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Trump Still Doesn't Know the Basics of Nuclear Policy

Trump Still Doesn't Know the Basics of Nuclear Policy

Nine Republican senators have signed a letter calling on President Donald Trump to take a tough stance when dealing with Russian Federation, though they did encourage the president to "seek common ground". He now runs an eponymous center that's created to be "a platform for an informed debate on global issues", and said he hopes Trump studies up on the issue before he talks to Putin again. Read More

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Tesla is Getting Ready to Start Producing Its Model 3

Tesla is shutting down production at its Fremont plant for a week this month as it prepares to start making the Model 3 , perhaps test-building it as soon as February 20. Next, hold the brake, press down on the accelerator, and quickly release it to start launch-control mode. Do it often enough and you can count on your local constabulary learning about such antics and, when they catch you in the act, presenting you with an unwanted bill. Read More

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Wall St slips as bank and health stocks drag

Eastern Time. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 36 points, or 0.2 percent, to 20,053. The S&P 500 index added 1.59 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,294.67. Goldman Sachs (GS.N) fell 0.8%, making it the biggest drag on the Dow, and JP Morgan (JPM.N) fell 0.9%. General Motors slipped 4.5 percent to $35.22 after the automaker said fourth-quarter net income fell partly because of $500 million in foreign exchange losses. Read More

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US EPA employees protest Trump's pick to run agency

US EPA employees protest Trump's pick to run agency

His approach to managing the Environmental Protection Agency is no exception. "We anticipate that as EPA administrator, Pruitt will listen to our concerns and those of others who work with the nation's natural resources on a daily basis". Pruitt has a history of siding with industry and has been reluctant to accept "the strong scientific consensus on climate change", they wrote. But the prospect of Pruitt's arrival has particularly shaken many employees, current as well as former, who fear ... Read More

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Final Fantasy XV: Upcoming Power Rangers-like costumes are being redesigned

Final Fantasy XV: Upcoming Power Rangers-like costumes are being redesigned

Dissidia is an altogether different game compared to more traditional Final Fantasy titles because it is focused more on battling other characters in a free for all rumble. Square Enix also saw an increase in unit sales in every key territory such as Europe and the USA, selling 20.8 million units between April and December last year, an increase from 10.56 million the year prior. Read More

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Donald Trump's Border Wall May Include Sections That Are Transparent

Donald Trump's Border Wall May Include Sections That Are Transparent

Neito Tweeted his intention to cancel the meeting late Thursday morning: "This morning I informed the White House that I will not attend the scheduled work meeting next Tuesday with the @POTUS". While questions have swirled around how exactly this project will be accomplished, Trump made the wall's construction the subject of one of his first executive orders, as he says construction will begin within months. Read More

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US Senate Confirms Tillerson As Secretary Of State

Orrin Hatch, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, on Wednesday made the move to sidestep Democrats by suspending committee rules on the number of members required to vote. This comes after Heitkamp met personally with Tillerson on January 18th. "I have known Rex Tillerson for years through our work with the Boy Scouts of America and know him to be honorable and patriotic". Read More

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Fallout 4 updates for PlayStation 4 Pro and PC textures

Fallout 4 updates for PlayStation 4 Pro and PC textures

Both games are bringing new features to Mod content (more on that next week), and specifically for PlayStation 4 Pro users, we are thrilled to share details on our official PS4 Pro support. If it doesn't work, you'll be able to revert back in the game's launcher menu. A couple of months ago, Bethesda declared that Fallout 4 would be receiving PS4 Pro support in the one of the game's next major updates in order to take advantage of the newly added power to Sony's enhanced system. Read More

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Apple appears to have patented a vapouriser, and we don't know why

Apple appears to have patented a vapouriser, and we don't know why

The patent shows it was filed last summer, though it was just published yesterday. At first glance it might sound like a component of a modern day recreational vaporizer, either for nicotine or another substance such as marijuana, but the patent's description of the heating element actually compressing onto the substance being vaporized is quite a bit different than anything on the market. Read More

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Egypt claim last place in African Nations Cup quarterfinals

Egypt claim last place in African Nations Cup quarterfinals

Kickoff from Port Gentil. "It's hard to come out and play for a draw. I am not as happy with the performance as I would like but I think given who we were up against I have to be satisfied", said Cuper. Barnsley full-back Andy Yiadom will be making his Ghana and AFCON debut as he starts on the right side of defence with regular right back Harrison Afful shifted to the left. Read More

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Halliburton Company Q4 Profit Retreats 87%

Excluding non-recurring items, adjusted earnings per share were 4 cents, above the FactSet consensus of 2 cents. Eleven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $4.08 billion. Halliburton's capital expenditure in the fourth quarter was $173 million, bringing the full-year spending to $798 million - much lower than the 2015 outgo of $2,184 million. Read More

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Trump meeting with big three auto CEOs

Trump meeting with big three auto CEOs

The new president's frequent use of social media has created an entirely new kind of public-relations channel, one that companies are trying to exploit, in particular by touting their hiring announcements. The White House didn't respond to questions as to why the foreign automakers weren't invited to Tuesday's meeting or if they'll be included in future auto industry summits. Read More

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Microsoft scores privacy win after appeals court split vote

Microsoft scores privacy win after appeals court split vote

The Electronic Communications Privacy Act compels companies to divulge the data and keep the move secret, violating the company's First Amendment right to speak with its customers, according to its complaint filed previous year. "It has substantially burdened the government's legitimate law enforcement efforts; created a roadmap for the facilitation of criminal activity; and impeded programs to protect the national security of the United States and its allies", Judge Cabranes wrote . Read More

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Was Hottest Year Ever Recorded. Then It Was 2015. Now It's 2016

Using independent methods, NASA found that globally-averaged surface temperatures in 2016 were 0.99 degrees Celsius, or 1.78 degrees Fahrenheit, warmer than the mid-20th century average. 2016 was the USA's second-warmest year on record, NOAA said last week. The survey found 61 percent of adults are concerned about global warming - the most since researchers began conducting the survey nine years ago. Read More

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Four dead after tornado rocks southern Mississippi

Four dead after tornado rocks southern Mississippi

Students at William Carey were reporting minor injuries, the university said. Four people died after the twister blew through the city and surrounding area, Forrest County Coroner Butch Benedict said. "There is damage to most buildings on campus including cars and a home across campus is damaged". "There are power lines and debris over a large area so the public is asked to avoid traveling", the agency said. Read More

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Netflix shares up on Q4 subscriber additions

FBR & Co restated a market perform rating and issued a $90.00 price objective on shares of Netflix in a research report on Thursday, September 15th. NFLX Director BARTON RICHARD N also sold 2,800 shares, at a stock price of $123.18. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at 79.95. The company's 50 day moving average is 123.08 and its 200 day moving average is 106.56. The insider owns 480,452 shares which have current market value of around $64236432.4.W. Read More

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Biden: Sanctions against Russian Federation should remain

The world community should lift sanctions against Russia after the withdrawal of Russian forces from Ukraine and the end of Russian occupation of Ukrainian territories, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said. "We consider possible change in USA policy toward Ukraine as one of the risks we'll take into consideration, along with others, while planning monetary policy", Deputy Governor Dmytro Sologub said Monday in an interview in Kiev. Read More

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Gearbox CEO says 'Borderlands 3' isn't coming to the Nintendo Switch

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a good choice to give the masses for their first look at the Nintendo Switch , though the title itself isn't exclusive to the console. It will certainly be interesting to see if Nintendo can truly balance the 3DS and Nintendo Switch without one cannibalising the other. We'd love to go hands-on with the kit and test these features out; Nintendo isn't presenting it as an inside-out tracking system and we're skeptical that it could serve as one, ... Read More

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Apple's CEO Cook Given pay cut as sales slump

Today marks ten years since Steve Jobs unveiled Apple's (AAPL) first iPhone at the MacWorld keynote in 2007, proclaiming it was an "iPod, mobile phone and internet communications device" all rolled into one. Of course, Apple also bragged about the iPhone a bit in their big iPhone anniversary acknowledgment article with a full list of bullet points bringing to attention multiple perks of the recently launched iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. Read More

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Partners in autonomous vehicle production - Audi & Nvidia

Partners in autonomous vehicle production - Audi & Nvidia

Nvidia is set to take to the stage at CES 2017 in Las Vegas on 4 January 2017 (or in the early hours of 5 January, if you're in the UK) to showcase the latest in gaming, AI and self-driving auto technology. The service will launch first in the continental United States, with early access to open in March, and commercial service set to begin in "the spring". Read More

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