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Microsoft adds a Surface Laptop to growing stable of devices

One big advantage that Windows 10 S has over ChromeOS is native support for Microsoft's own Office suite, which is a boon for students who favour Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel et al over their open-source counterparts. We'll be updating this article as further information becomes available. Nevertheless, the device is already on pre-order from the Microsoft Store . Read More »

ICJ prez asks Pak to cooperate on Kulbhushan Jadhav case

In a major diplomatic embarrassment for Pakistan and a "win" for India, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) has stayed the execution of a retired Indian navy officer found guilty of "spying" by a kangaroo court in Pakistan last month. India also pointed out that it learned about the death sentence against Jadhav from a Press release. "On social media it is hard to ascertain if the request is genuine". Read More »

Federal budget 2017: Scott Morrison makes promise of better days for government

But confirming that figure took Labor a handful of questions to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Treasurer Scott Morrison. Shares for the big four banks fell by between 2.1 and 3.6 per cent. Investors were already wary of the banks and the news, combined with slightly soft trading update from the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, deepened a sell-off that began on May 2 and has now sliced A$30 billion from the capitalisation of the banks. Read More »

Labour manifesto leaker did us a favour, says Corbyn ally

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A Labour Party spokesman said: "We believe Labour is only option for delivering real change for the people of Britain and we're glad Bury Liberal Democrats agree". Thirty-one percent of Conservative Party posts used the exact phrase "strong and stable leadership", while the notion of strength - such as the need for a "strong hand" in Brexit negotiations - features in nearly half of the party's posts (49%) since the election was called. Read More »

N Korea Launches Failed Missile Test: Yonhap

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The latest launch , which South Korea said was a failure, came just hours after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned the UN Security Council of "catastrophic consequences" if the global community - most notably China - failed to pressure the North into abandoning its weapons program. Read More »

Washington pourrait interdire les ordinateurs sur les vols venant d'Europe

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L'administration Trump pourrait étendre l'interdiction des ordinateurs portables en cabine à des pays européens, ont annoncé mercredi des responsables proches du dossier. Les pays concernés sont la Turquie, l'Egypte, le Koweït, les Émirats arabes unis, l'Arabie saoudite, le Maroc, le Qatar et la Jordanie. Le Royaume-Uni a immédiatement emboîté le pas des États-Unis pour les vols provenant de six pays: Turquie, Liban, Jordanie, Egypte, Tunisie et Arabie saoudite. Read More »

Trump invites new South Korean leader to US

North Korea accused the USA and South Korean security agencies of planning a biochemical attack on leader Kim during April 15 celebrations in the North's capital of the anniversary of the birth of state founder Kim Il Sung. Still, Moon stressed that the matter shouldn't remain a sticking point for the two nations to pursue "future-oriented relations", Yoon said in a separate briefing. Read More »

French ex-premier gives backing to Macron

In a message posted Monday on the Kremlin website, Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Macron and called on him to "overcome mutual mistrust and unite to ensure worldwide stability and security". "In these conditions it is especially important to overcome mutual distrust and join forces to ensure worldwide stability and security". Emmanuel Macron won a resounding victory in the French presidential election but the focus shifted immediately on Monday to whether he can govern the ... Read More »

Turkey's Erdogan demands U.S. reverse decision

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A senior American official said the US will step up joint intelligence-sharing with the Turks in an effort to help them better target terrorists. "Tomorrow (Thursday), the teams will assess the dam and the level of damage caused by the clashes", a source told AFP. Read More »

Microsoft launches Android app to manage its Azure cloud computing platform

You know, just in case things are not running okay. It even provides notifications and alerts in the event of specific problems, making it that much easier for your work to find you at home. Download it over at Google Play or via the widget below. "You can't rendezvous all your data in the cloud", Nadella said. The software giant this week announced the latest burst of an upgrade for its cloud computing service, which includes a new distributed database service, IoT updates, and some major ... Read More »

RSS worker hacked to death in suspected retaliatory attack

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Churakkad Biju, an RSS karyavahak, was found murdered around 4 pm on the Palakkod bridge near Payannur, Manorama Online reported. The police have registered a case of murder and investigations are underway in Biju's case. He died on the way to a hospital. The police have cordoned off the area and probe has begun. The murder had resulted in a wave of violence in northern Kerala. Read More »

South Korean leader Moon discuss North Korea with China's Xi: Blue House

The phone calls came a day after Moon and US President Donald Trump agreed on "close cooperation" over the North's nuclear ambitions in their first conversation on Wednesday night. The Thaad missile system, aimed at intercepting attacks from North Korea, was made operational in South Korea last week. Trump has called on Beijing to do more to rein in North Korea, while China is angry over THAAD, which it be-lieves could pose a threat to its military. Read More »

AAP takes EVM protest to Election Commission

The Congress on Thursday attacked AAP over its protest at the Election Commission against EVM tampering and said there was "no need of protest" in view of the all-party meeting scheduled on Friday. The meeting focused to seek views of different political parties on the proposed challenge by the Election Commission to hack the machines. AAP MLA Saurabh Bhardwaj, who had hacked a duplicate EVM on the floor of Delhi Assembly, told reporters that it was no longer if EVMs could be manipulated, but ... Read More »

China's Xi discusses nuclear issue with new South Korean president

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Abe and Moon also agreed on the importance of meeting directly as soon as possible, as well as holding a summit involving Japan, China and South Korea. The dispute could complicate what has been a growing alliance between the countries, although Moon also stressed that historical problem should not hinder bilateral relations on other issues. Read More »

Labour thinks it can win back seats in Glasgow from SNP

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If you're not a Conservative, we're sorry to direct you towards the latest opinion polls . In addition, the two elections are conducted using completely different voting systems, and the first past the post system is likely to favour the SNP again, as it did in 2015, even if the local election results breakdown looks increasingly concerning for the Nationalists. Read More »

Spicer: Sally Yates Was A "Strong Supporter" Of Hillary Clinton

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It is not known whether she supported Hillary Clinton in the last election- although Spicer claimed he heard a rumor that she did. Asked later what was informing that statement, Spicer spoke of "widely rumored" information that Yates would have a role at the Department of Justice if Clinton had won. Read More »

My faith helped me cope with not having children, says May

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Mrs May was asked in an interview on LBC Radio about the impact of not having children. Her father, the Rev Hugh Braiser, was killed in a auto crash and her mother died a few months later. She also revealed that she had been the subject of "fake news" - when a paper mistakenly said she was pregnant. The Prime Minister, who has earned derision for her repetition of the "strong and stable" line also had to defend her government's policy. Read More »

Thailand gives Facebook until Tuesday to remove 'illegal' content

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The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission told the BBC that Facebook had already co-operated in blocking some pages, but that more than 130 judged to be illegal remained visible in Thailand. Thai authorities did not immediately respond to CNET's request for comments. Facebook Thailand focuses on marketing and business developments in Southeast Asia's second-biggest economy. Read More »

Hamas elects Haniyeh as political head

Meshal now lives in Doha, the capital of Qatar. Palestinian militants in Gaza have fought three wars with Israel since 2008. Photos of the prisoners were displayed in the tent. Some 850,000 Palestinians have been incarcerated since Israel occupied their territories 50 years ago, Palestinian leaders say. "When the political leader of Hamas is from inside Gaza he will have more knowledge about Gaza's peoples' situation", commented Ahmad Okasha, a Gaza resident. Read More »

Blast targets convoy of Senate's deputy chairman, 17 killed

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The area where the explosion took place is approximately 70 kilometres from provincial capital Quetta . At least 35 persons were injured in the blast, Geo News reported. stance. "I have talked to chief secretary of Balochistan and asked him to airlift Haideri to Quetta ", he said. Mastung police official Ghazanfar Ali Shah said the convoy appeared to have been hit by a suicide bomber, adding Haideri's driver was among those killed . Read More »

Moon, Trump agree on close cooperation on N. Korea: Seoul

Moon also called for "dialogue along with sanctions and pressure" on the North to push Pyongyang to talks, Yoon said. He also said he was prepared to go to Pyongyang "if the conditions are right". During the campaign, Moon took issue with the US administration's approach to North Korea. Stangarone also added that whatever global plans Moon has, the economic situation in South Korea and the fact that he was elected following an impeachment mean that domestic issues will constrain what he ... Read More »

Despite Hubbub Over Michael Flynn, Clapper Says No Collusion with Russian Federation

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Spicer repeatedly insisted that Trump's decision to fire Flynn, motivated by the fact that Flynn misled Vice President Mike Pence about his conversations with Russian diplomats, was the right call on the part of the president. Yates testified on Monday to a Senate subcommittee that she spoke to the White House on January 26 about Flynn, and again on January 27. "What if we had just dismissed somebody because a political opponent of the president had made an utterance?" "You would argue that ... Read More »

North Korea sends protest to US Congress over sanctions

The sanctions were condemned as a "heinous act against humanity" by the foreign affairs committee of the North's Supreme People's Assembly, according to a state media report. The North also announced last week that it thwarted what it claims was a CIA-backed attempt to assassinate Kim. North Korea has flexed its military muscles lately despite warnings from the USA and South Korea. Read More »