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DHS chief says reported Russian back-channel not a 'big deal'

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Schiff said that if he had confirmation of the allegations, Kushner's security clearance should be revoked. "He needs to answer for what was happening at the time", Booker said. Contacts between Trump associates and Russian officials during the campaign coincided with what USA intelligence agencies concluded was a Kremlin effort through computer hacking, fake news and propaganda to boost Trump's chances of winning the White House. Read More »

Workers remove portion of St. Louis' Confederate monument

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Disagreement persists over who should foot the bill to get the memorial out of the park. The controversy over a Confederate monument in Madison County isn't going away, and now a local group is raising money to try and drum up support for the statue's removal and pay the fine that would be incurred for its removal. Read More »

Apple Announces New Hardware & Updates At WWDC 2017

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Over the past year, Apple has executed a number of acquisitions of virtual and augmented reality companies, substantiating his remarks. Once Android O releases in the late summer, it may take several months for it to match Nougat's usage figures, while iOS 11 will likely have adoption figures very close to iOS 10 when it releases in the fall. Read More »

Deux morts dans les attaques au Parlement et au mausolée Khomeiny — Iran

L'un des assaillants est à un moment sorti dans l'avenue qui passe près de la chambre des députés et a tiré sur les passants. Des forces de sécurité ont par ailleurs désamorcé une bombe. Bien que Washington combatte aussi l'EI, le président américain Donald Trump a estimé après les attentats de Téhéran que "les Etats qui appuient le terrorisme risquent de devenir les victimes du mal qu'ils soutiennent". Read More »

Gulf crisis: UAE to punish Qatar sympathisers with 15 year jail term

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The Arab states accuse Qatar of supporting extremism, a charge Doha firmly denies. Earlier, he said the Saudis' move to isolate Qatar could mark the "beginning of the end to the horror of terrorism". Support for Qatar came from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who criticised the sanctions and vowed to maintain and develop ties with Doha. UAE carriers Emirates, Etihad, flydubai and Air Arabia, as well as Saudi Airlines had all announced the suspension of flights to and from Qatar as ... Read More »

United Kingdom general election ends in a hung parliament

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They wanted the campaign to focus on May and a clear message that only she could be trusted. Her Labour rival Jeremy Corbyn , once written off by his opponents as a no-hoper, said she should step down. Sterling fell almost two percent against the dollar on the back of the exit poll, as investors questioned who was now going to control the Brexit process. Read More »

Qatar FM speeks with US Secretary of State

But Qatar is an important U.S. ally and hosts USA military forces operating in the Gulf region-including United States and coalition aircraft involved in the fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, operating from Al Udeid Air Base. Ghobas, one of the most eloquent exponents of UAE thinking, insisted the new anti-Qatar alliance was not planning a military invasion or externally enforced regime change. Read More »

IOS 11 Can Automatically Delete Unused Apps To Save Space

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That's why in November, the NHTSA proposed a new set of guidelines specifically aimed at smartphone makers to help combat the danger posed by distracted driving. That's a tech word for how Apple saves media. This new format is based on HEVC and it promises to have better picture quality and less file size. For example, your app might give users information about products they find in a store or exhibits they visit in a museum. Read More »

A look at what a hung Parliament means for Britain

May could yet get a reprieve: Exit polls in the last election gave the Conservative Party 14 fewer seats than it eventually ended up getting, and she will be hoping this year's ones are equally inaccurate. Former chancellor George Osborne said the exit poll indicated a "catastrophic" night for the Conservatives and it was hard to see how the Conservatives would put together a coalition to stay in office. Read More »

Apple unveils HomePod, its Siri smart speaker

Speakers come in all kinds of shapes and sizes, and so do most of Apple's products, so it seems reasonable to expect the HomePod line to grow and evolve over time. Along with upgraded versions of iPad and Mac laptops, Apple unveiled an iMac Pro work station that had the computing built in behind the screen and was touted as the most powerful computer the company has ever made. Read More »

Is Apple's HomePod Just A Glorified $350 Smart Speaker?

Why can't HomePod link to your iPhone to make FaceTime audio and phone calls, like Apple already has with the Mac? Apple only launched a third-party API for Siri in 2016, but developers have complained that it's too restrictive to do anything useful. Read More »

Theresa May Perd La Main — Royaume-Uni

M. Corbyn, largement réélu dans sa circonscription d'Islington, au nord de Londres, a estimé que sa campagne électorale "positive" avait "changé la politique, pour le meilleur", et appelé Mme May à la démission. Elle a ainsi commis la même erreur que son prédécesseur David Cameron , qui avait convoqué un référendum sur l'Europe pour faire taire les europhobes les plus acharnés au sein du parti conservateur. Read More »

Apple To Debut 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' Feature With iOS 11

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Many updates found in the Photos app in iOS 11 correlates to the Google Photos platform, which is separate from its Android operating system. But the biggest reveals, including the HomePod smart speaker, were widely rumored and represented Apple playing catch-up with rivals, analysts said . Read More »

UAE says to jail Qatar sympathizers for up to 15 years

The move expands on an earlier ban on direct flights between the two countries and UAE travel restrictions outlined on Wednesday on Qatari passport-holders and citizens of other nations who have Qatari residence permits. The Chairman National Human Rights Committee of Qatar , Ali bin Smaikh Al-Marri, said that the 14-day term given to Qataris by those nations after breaking diplomatic ties with Doha on Monday contravenes worldwide norms and principles affecting Qataris. Read More »

Sonic Mania reveals Chemical Plant Zone

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The world is about to find out. This trailer also heralds the announcement that Sonic Mania and Sonic Forces will be appearing on the E3 showroom floor from June 13-15th. Discover a myriad of never-before-seen hidden paths and secrets. Sonic Mania will running at 60fps with "pixel-perfect physics". Fans can pre-order the game digitally now for Sony PlayStation 4, Microsoft Xbox One, and PC here. Read More »

Amazon Open To Bringing Siri Onto The Echo

Of course, despite the fact that the previous five had already covered everything in the Apple spectrum, no one was expecting anything on the iPhone . The device is equipped with six different microphones so that users can use their voices to interact with the device fluently and effectively "even while loud music is playing", according to Apple . Read More »

Inmate attempts to escape from Tecumseh prison

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Martin broke open a small bag of unidentified powder which dispersed into the air, according to prison officials. "The driver stopped the van, the driver and the second staff member exited the vehicle". Staff used physical force to subdue him and he was returned to TSCI. Director Scott R. Frakes assured the public that "all transportation security practices will be reviewed and a critical incident review conducted". Read More »

Concerned world leaders in touch with Qatar Foreign Minister, diplomats

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The Central African nation of Chad has recalled its ambassador from Qatar, joining Saudi Arabia and other nations who have moved to isolate the small Gulf country over allegations it supports terrorism. The official further emphasized that Iran was already shipping 40 to 50 containers to the UAE and Kuwait every day. An initial report on the hack from Qatar's Interior Ministry late Wednesday said the website of the Qatar News Agency was initially hacked in April with "high techniques and ... Read More »

Comey Says Trump Fired Him To Undermine FBI's Russia Investigation

Answering a question from Burr, Comey said that he would not express an opinion on whether Trump's request constituted obstruction, but would leave the decision to Robert S. "If there were some "satellite" associates of his who did something wrong", Mr Comey said the president told him, "it would be good to find that out". Read More »

Trump stays mum on Comey testimony, while son live-tweets

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The president "never told Comey , 'I need loyalty, I expect loyalty, ' in form or substance", Kasowitz said in a statement , rebutting Comey's testimony that Trump appeared to be trying to create a patronage relationship with the Federal Bureau of Investigation director. Read More »

Trump offers to mediate Qatar crisis in call with emir

Qatar has previously said it would "not surrender" to outside influences on its foreign policies. They severed relations over what they said is Doha's alleged financing of extremist groups and its ties to Iran , Saudi Arabia's regional arch-rival. Read More »