By Manoj Kumar NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Indian government on Monday said it was discussing Apple Inc's foreign direct investment application that seeks a waiver from a local sourcing rule. Nirmala Sitharaman, commerce and industry minister in the federal cabinet, told reporters her ministry would discuss the issue with the finance ministry. The finance ministry's foreign investment promotion board (FIPB), which clears foreign direct investment applications, has asked the iPhone maker to sell at least 30 percent locally sourced goods if it wished to open shops in India.
By Chine Labbé PARIS (Reuters) - Analysis of data seized by investigators in last week's raid of Google's Paris headquarters could possibly take years, French financial prosecutor Eliane Houlette said on Sunday. Dozens of French police raided Google's offices on Tuesday, escalating an investigation over suspected tax evasion. "We have collected a lot of computer data," Houlette said in an interview with Europe 1 radio, TV channel iTele and newspaper Le Monde, adding that 96 people took part in the raid.
Officials of Bangladesh Bank may have been involved in a brazen theft of $81 million from its account with the New York Federal Reserve Bank in February, the head of a government-appointed panel investigating the cyber heist told reporters on Monday. Hackers broke into the computer systems of the Bangladesh central bank and issued instructions through the SWIFT network to transfer $951 million of its deposits held at the New York Federal Reserve Bank to accounts in the Philippines and Sri Lanka. Most of the transactions were blocked but four went through, amounting to $81 million, sparking allegations by Bangladeshi officials that both the Fed and SWIFT had failed to detect the fraud.
By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Billionaire media owner Pierre Omidyar is backing news and entertainment web site Gawker Media in its lawsuit against wrestler Hulk Hogan, adding a new twist to a case pitting technology money against press freedom. Omidyar, owner of The Intercept publisher First Look Media, is asking other media outlets to file legal briefs in support of Gawker, First Look said in a statement on Friday. First Look said its goal was to protect constitutional rights.
By Dustin Volz, Mark Hosenball and Joseph Menn WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - After a rampage that left 14 people dead in San Bernardino, key U.S. lawmakers pledged to seek a law requiring technology companies to give law enforcement agencies a "back door" to encrypted communications and electronic devices, such as the iPhone used by one of the shooters. Draft legislation that Senators Richard Burr and Dianne Feinstein, the Republican and Democratic leaders of the Intelligence Committee, had circulated weeks ago likely will not be introduced this year and, even if it were, would stand no chance of advancing, the sources said. Key among the problems was the lack of White House support for legislation in spite of a high-profile court showdown between the Justice Department and Apple Inc over the suspect iPhone, according to Congressional and Obama Administration officials and outside observers.
By Dustin Volz and Jeremy Wagstaff WASHINGTON/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Hackers who stole $81 million from Bangladesh's central bank have been linked to an attack on a bank in the Philippines, in addition to the 2014 hack on Sony Pictures, cybersecurity company Symantec Corp said in a blog post. The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has blamed North Korea for the attack on Sony's Hollywood studio. A senior executive at Mandiant, the cybersecurity company investigating the Bank Bangladesh heist, also told Reuters the hackers had recently penetrated banks in Southeast Asia.
Touchscreen convertible ultrabooks used to be the preserve of people with thousands of dollars to blow -- and hey, you can still spend three grand on a fancy Surface Book, if you really try. But for a little less than a tenth of that price, Acer will sell you something which, on the face of it, isn't all that different. The new Switch V10 and Switch One 10 are cute little 10-inch Windows convertibles that cost $250 and $200 respectively. They have some kind of magnetic hinge, so like the Surface Book, you can pull the screen off to use as a tablet, flip it around to use in "tent," or just do some old-fashioned laptop computing. DON'T MISS: Asus has a Retina MacBook clone that’s thinner, lighter and faster than Apple’s There's been a few sacrifices to get down to that price point. The processor inside is Intel's cheap-and-cheerful Atom, which is a far cry from the Skylake-gen Core i5 or i7 you find inside higher-end devices. There's also no discrete GPU, and very little by way of ports. Just one USB-C port lives on the side, so you'll need to carry a bunch of adapters if you want to share video or use a USB drive. The Switch V10 is the more premium of the two devices, with that aforementioned USB-C port, and a Gorilla Glass panel covering the touchscreen. The Switch One 10 is a little thicker, ditches the Gorilla Glass, and has a couple more ports. Overall, there's some tradeoffs that you'd naturally expect when buying a Windows convertible for $200. But as a portable device for taking notes or doing email, it's a strong rival to the Chromebooks that have been dominating the $200 laptop space so far.
In his regular HBO show that features “the fewest games and the least impressive thrones,” John Oliver has a segment in which he tries to understand why some things still exist, like daylight savings time or the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition. But he’s now looking to figure out why some things that we desperately need haven't been invented yet. Last Week Tonight is on vacation for Memorial Day, so Oliver recorded a YouTube exclusive video to tell us some of the things he’d like to see invented to make our lives easier. MUST SEE: Game of Thrones is falling apart “[While] there are many things in this world that should no longer be things, there are also many non things that should absolutely be thingified,” Oliver says. “Brought into thingsistence, if you will.” Some of the things Oliver wants to be invented include a universal safe word for getting out of small talk that’s run its course, a wink for proposing threesomes, Ambien but for getting through the day, a biodegradable treadmill that starts to break down after a month of misuse, bread pants, and a search engine that lets parents search for phrases like “the guy who’s on that show we like” and “oh, she’s married to what’s his face.” The entire segment follows below, and we can only hope it becomes a regular segment on Last Week Tonight . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcA_j23HuDU
May 29th, 2016. Remember that date. I can't pinpoint exactly when it happened, but I remember how sad I was when I finally came to terms with the fact that The Sopranos had gone from being one of the best television series the world had ever seen to being a disappointment. It might not have been until the show's final season, but the writers simply ran out of steam and the actors followed closely behind. Some would say that they pulled things together for the finale, which was certainly one of the most polarizing conclusions a popular show has ever seen. But no one would argue that The Sopranos wrapped up on a level that was nowhere close to where it began. With that in mind, let's have a quick chat about Game of Thrones . MUST SEE: 15 paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale today *Spoiler alert* HBO has always managed to separate itself from the pack using a few common threads that ran throughout all of its successful shows. Bigger budgets, better writing, better acting, more graphic sex and nudity, darker drama, and more over-the-top violence can all be listed among them. But in 2016, the gap between HBO and its rivals has never been narrower. Competing premium networks are stepping up their game. AMC continues to wow viewers with some of the best shows on television. Netflix is turning up the heat and luring pay TV subscribers and cord cutters alike with fantastic original series. HBO has never had more competition than it does right now, so there couldn't be a worse time for its most popular show to start heading south. And yet it looks like that might be exactly what's happening with Game of Thrones . Coincidence or not, season 6 marks the first time the writers of HBO's hit show have ventured off on their own. GoT is based on George R. R. Martin's series of fantasy novels titled A Song of Ice and Fire , but the series is still a work in progress. Previous seasons of Game of Thrones have been based on Martin's books, but the timeline in HBO's series reached the end of the published books at the end of season 5. Now, the show's creators are traveling their own road. Martin is still working with the show and he has been helping guide certain storylines. For example, Hodor's heartbreaking death at the end of last week's episode and his back story were dictated by the author. But the writers have been left to their own devices in many areas and to be frank, things haven't been going very well. We have seen some earth-shattering moments so far in season 6. John Snow came back to life after being murdered by rogue members of the Night's Watch. Daenerys burned the khals alive and took control of their army. Hodor died tragically, saving Bran's life in the process. But these sky-high peaks are separated by valleys that grow deeper and wider with each passing episode. And then there's episode 6. Forget for a moment that "Blood of My Blood" was a painfully anticlimactic episode. We can certainly endure episodes dedicated solely story development here and there. But the lack of climactic moments to serve as peaks in episode 6 drew more attention to the quality of the writing, acting and plotlines in all those valleys. To be frank, last night's episode of Game of Thrones felt like a crummy soap opera. In recent episodes, GoT has grown increasingly predictable. This comes at an unfortunate time when the writing also seems to have taken a turn for the worse. The result is a schizophrenic viewing experience that typically varies wildly from one scene to the next. And since there was precious little action in this past Sunday's show, we were left with writing that was almost uncomfortable to watch at times. Tommen's terrible acting took a toll as he and Margaery were reunited in the early moments of last night's episode. Samwell, one of the most likable characters on the show, has now grown almost unbearably awkward. Cersei and Jaime's exchange nearly 45 minutes into the episode was terribly written to the point that it was embarrassing, like something right out of Days of Our Lives . And it hardly took a fortune-teller to know exactly how Margaery's walk of atonement and Arya's mission to kill Lady Crane were going to turn out. Last night's episode of Game of Thrones was shoddy, uninspired, predictable and for the most part, painfully boring. It was the low point of the season, and perhaps even the series. With the exception of last night's episode, Game of Thrones season 6 has been pretty good so far. But "pretty good" isn't what GoT fans have come to expect and it certainly isn't what has given HBO a huge edge over the years. "It's not TV. It's HBO." was always more than just a slogan. My hope is that this downward trend is reversed as season 6 progresses, and as the show's writers continue to forge on without as much guidance from Martin's novels. May 29th, 2016 will either mark a major turning point for Game of Thrones as it continues to devolve into a fantasy soap opera, or it will be remembered as the base of a valley that ascends to new peaks and, hopefully, never looks back. In either case, it's a day Game of Thrones fans will remember.
In honor of Memorial Day we've put together our biggest list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free we've done in a very long time. There are 15 iOS apps in total on Monday's list, and they're all normally premium downloads that you have to pay for. Today, however, they're all on sale for free. DON’T MISS: The iPhone 7 might actually be in trouble These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. There is no way to tell how long they will be free. These sales could end an hour from now or a week from now — obviously, the only thing we can guarantee is that they were free at the time this post was written. If you click on a link and see a price listed next to an app instead of the word “get,” it is no longer free. The sale has ended. If you download the app, you will be charged. Aerium Normally $1.99. 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If you're looking for a fun activity to add to your Memorial Day plans, here's an easy one: look up. According to NASA , Mars will be making its closest approach to Earth since 2005 on May 30th, coming within 46.8 million miles of our planet. DON'T MISS: The definitive guide to not updating to Windows 10 Although Mars has been appearing brighter than usual in the night sky since May 18th and will continue to do so until June 3rd, this Monday night at around midnight will be the best time to catch it at its largest (providing you're in an area where you can actually see the night sky). Here's a chart of the planet's progress: As NASA explains, because of the elliptical nature of the orbits of Earth and Mars, as well as the gravitational pull of other nearby planets, the shape of their orbits is constantly in flux. In other words, not all close approaches are the same, which is why we won't see an approach as close as we did in 2003 until 2287. Also, if you see any Facebook posts about Mars looking as large as the moon, don't fall for it. NASA warns that if Mars were to ever get that close to Earth, we'd all be in a whole heap of trouble. And finally, if for some reason you can't find Mars in the sky tonight (or just can't be bothered to go outside), know that an even closer approach will occur on July 31st, 2018 — just a little over two years from today.
UK Creative Ideas Limited (UKCI) has signed an agreement with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to launch the new .ART domain. .ART, which launches in fall 2016, is an internet domain dedicated to serving the arts and culture communities to enhance the art industry's presence online. "Our goals are to support existing museums, galleries, artists, auction houses and others in protecting and enhancing their brands, to inspire new organizations to build on .ART real estate, and to make domain names available to younger players to the art scene whose names are no longer available in other TLDs and want to immediately be identified with the art world," said John Matson, CEO of UKCI.
Asus continued unveiling new products at the Computex trade show in Taipei on Monday, with three 2-in-1 hybrids -- the Asus Transformer 3, Asus Transformer 3 Pro and ZenBook 3. The Asus Transformer 3 is sleek and thin, at just 6.9mm thick, with a 12.6-inch screen and a screen brightness of 450 nits, making it a good option for outdoor use. It boasts a 9-hour battery life on a single charge, and comes with a full-size backlit Transformer Sleeve keyboard as well as a glass touchpad.
We’re not done mourning Hodor yet, but the Game of Thrones universe doesn’t just simply stop. Each character has new adventures to deal with, adding to the plethora of plots and subplots the viewer has to keep track of to make sense of everything in the Seven Kingdoms. HBO just aired episode 6 of its most popular TV show and we're going to dive into it right here. But stop reading right now if you haven’t seen it yet, as major spoilers will follow . DON’T MISS: Asus has a Retina MacBook clone that’s thinner, lighter and faster than Apple's The episode naturally picks up where The Door left off. We’re following Bran, who’s processing the vision gained from the now-dead Three-Eyed Raven, and he wakes up in shock next to Meera, who has no idea how to defend them against the horde of White Walkers following close behind. It’s right then that a knight comes to the rescue. Right in the nick of time, Benjen Stark returns to kill some of the White Walkers and save the two teenagers. Benjen disappeared a while ago – this is why all the subplots in Game of Thrones are so important – and he has returned to save the new Three-Eyed Raven. That would be Bran, if it wasn't clear enough from last week’s episode, and he will play a significant role in defeating the undead in the upcoming conflict. Benjen explains that the Children of the Forest prevented him from turning into a White Walker by sticking a piece of dragon glass into his heart. But essentially, he too is living dead. Samwell, Gilly and Little Sam finally arrive home at the Tarly's where we get to meet Sam's father. Randyll Tarly appears to be a ruthless lord, one who’s not very proud of Sam, his first-born son. He's not even considering an attempt at improving they're relationship, especially after finding out that Gilly is a wildling. But Gilly does clean up quite nicely. Sam doesn’t defy his father in the presence of others, in order to ensure that Gilly and Little Sam have a home. But Sam decides to leave his family for good, and he takes his new family with him. On the way out, he grabs the Heartsbane, the family’s Valerian sword that should be passed along to him according to tradition – but something his father had just vowed not to do. Meanwhile in King’s Landing, we were expecting the ultimate confrontation between the High Sparrow's men and the Lannisters and Tyrells. Fighting doesn’t break out, though, as the High Sparrow announces there will be no walk of atonement for Margaery. That’s because he appears to have brainwashed her into embracing religion. In turn, the Queen manages to convince her husband, King Tommen to follow her lead. Not only does the High Sparrow wins this battle, but he gets a powerful ally, a king who appears to be willing to do anything for his beloved queen — even if that means stripping Jaime off his rank of head of the Kingsguard and sending him to help Freys take Riverrun. As much as some people might hate the Lannisters, the High Sparrow might be a bigger danger at this point. Jaime wants to deal with the Sparrows with the help of Bronn and his assassins, but it’s Cersei who convinces him to wait and instead show his strength in the Riverlands. Speaking of Riverrun, Walder Frey desperately wants it back, and his sons appear to be incapable of conquering it from Brynden Tully. Frey plans to use Lord Edmure Tully as leverage – remember the Red Wedding – to beat the Blackfish he desperately hates. Elsewhere, someone else has unfinished business. Queen Daenerys is still not over her wish to have Westeros for herself. She meets up with Drogon and delivers a powerful speech to the Khalasar while riding the menacing dragon. It all sounds spectacular, but it’s pretty much what we’ve seen before from Dany, time and time again. The Mother of Dragons does motivate the Dothraki to follow her, and who would dare to resist her? In one hilarious turn of events, at least for the viewer, it’s Daario, her lover and bodyguard, who tells her she’ll need more than 1,000 ships to move her powerful army across the sea. We all know that Euron Greyjoy wants to build such a fleet and offer it to Dany. Finally, we can't but wonder what Arya will be up to in the coming episodes. She apparently can't become no one, or at least that's what she realizes after watching the satiric version of the death of the Lannister King she hated in a play. She can't kill Lady Crane, as ordered, and she probably figures out she won't like wearing a different face for the rest of her life. The Faceless Men will no doubt haunt Arya, as the Waif is given permission to chase and kill her. It's clear, though, that Arya isn't done surprising us, as she recovers Needle along with her identity as a Stark. GIF animations above courtesy of BingeWhale .
Asus' mammoth GX700 — a gaming laptop with a separate water-cooling station that allows for some ridiculous overclocking shenanigans — blew our minds when it was unveiled last fall, and now it's getting a younger sibling. Asus is keeping the GX800's specifics close to the vest for now, the same strategy it employed when the GX700 was unveiled.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The truck-size metal container sitting in a downtown park here isn't meant to raise awareness about the global shipping industry, though it may nudge some people's curiosity in that direction.
It might be Memorial Day in the United States but half way around the world, Computex kicked off early with a big press conference hosted by Asus. The company had a number of interesting announcements in store for attendees, including a sleek MacBook clone and a new smartphone that pulls off a stunning design feat not even Apple can manage with the iPhone 7. But the new Zenbo home robot may have been the company's most intriguing announcement on Monday, offering users an adorable interactive machine that's smarter than any dog or cat. Also of note, it doesn't poop or scratch up your furniture. DON'T MISS: iPhone 6s and Galaxy S7 faced off in a drop test and it was brutal Zenbo is a small robot that putters around your house on wheels, combining key features from a tablet, a smart home hub and a home speaker like the Amazon Echo into a single device that's far more huggable than any similar robot we've seen. The robot's face is actually a large display that shows all sorts of information when it isn't being occupied by Zenbo's eyes and mouth. According to Asus chairman Jonney Shih, Zenbo can connect to a wide range of smart home devices and follow you around so that voice-powered controls are always within reach. A lack of mobility is the biggest problem with devices like Amazon's Echo, and Asus has seemingly solved it. The screen also adds a whole new dimension to the experience — for example, when someone is at your front door you can see a video feed from a connected camera right on Zenbo's face. Seeing is believing, so here's an 11-minute video of Zenbo in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gz5bWCna5uM Asus hasn't yet announced anything along the lines of a release date but at $599, Zenbo will be more affordable at launch than rival devices. More info is available on Asus's Zenbo site .
Hodor is gone, but we hardly have any time to mourn losses on Game of Thrones . The show is moving at a very fast pace, as there are plenty of converging subplots to follow — that’s why not all our favorite characters get screen time in every episode. There’s simply no room to expand on all the story lines in just under 60 minutes, but the closer we get to the end of the sixth season, the more action we’re bound to see. Without spoiling last night’s episode for you, we can tell you that war is looming in the Seven Kingdoms. At least that’s what the fresh trailer of episode seven, due to air on June 5th, suggests. But spoilers are coming below , so avoid the new trailer if you haven’t seen episode six yet. DON’T MISS: The iPhone 7 might actually be in trouble For starters, Jon Snow and his sister Sansa have an army, or at least part of one. The wildlings seem to be ready to fight for the Starks and help them take back Winterfell from Ramsay. Meanwhile, Jaime Lannister is going to The Riverlands to take on Blackfish, but Jaime can’t be too happy about what’s been happening at King’s Landing. Thankfully, Bronn is back to help Jaime with whatever he’s set out to do, and we're thrilled to see him return. A third conflict will see Yara and Theon attempt to take over the Iron Islands from the newly anointed king Euron, who plans to make the Iron Islands great again. Ser Davos brilliantly says that “the real war is between the living and the dead, and make no mistake, the dead are coming,” suggesting that all these conflicts might pale in comparison to what's coming. The full trailer for episode seven, titled The Broken Man , follows below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pq-97rH6P_8
There’s no question about it, Samsung’s Galaxy S7 is one of the best Android phones money can buy this year. But Asus has come up with a phone that’s not only cheaper than Samsung’s newest flagship, it also packs crazy hardware and specs that should offer an amazing performance. The new Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe has specs so impressive that it could easily power up an ultraportable laptop. We’re looking at 6GB of RAM and up to 256GB of built-in storage – and before you ask, yes, it's the same kind of speedy flash memory that’s found inside Samsung’s Galaxy S7. And yes, you can further expand it via microSD storage. Better yet, Asus seems to have discovered the secret recipe for fixing the worst thing about the iPhone's design: The company has crafted an all-aluminum design that removes the ugly antenna lines from the equation. DON’T MISS: The definitive guide to not updating to Windows 10 The phone is touted as the world’s first full-metal smartphone that packs an invisible antenna design. That’s certainly true – just check out the following image and you’ll notice there are no visible antenna lines on the back. The Zenfone 3 Deluxe has a "strong and light aluminum alloy unibody" with a "rear surface free of unsightly antenna lines." Not even Apple is ready to phase out the annoying plastic antenna bands on the back of the iPhone. The iPhone 7 is believed to have an improved antenna design – instead of four antenna lines on the back we’re only going to have two of them along the top and bottom edges. You can see the new design in this leaked photo , which is likely our first look at a real iPhone 7. The new Zenfone also comes with an always-on display, high-resolution speakers and a hybrid SIM slot. The 64GB version will cost you $500, but pricing for the 256GB model is yet to be announced. Even so, the new Asus phone may be an even better choice than the Axon 7 that ZTE surprised us with a few days ago. Keep in mind that Samsung has a 256GB microSD card about to be made official, which means the best Zenfone 3 Deluxe version could pack an amazing 512GB of fast storage. If you’re not looking to spend top dollar on new Android hardware, you should also know that Asus has more budget-friendly new handsets in store, part of the same Zenfone 3 family: the Zenfone 3 and the Zenfone 3 Ultra.
Computex Taipei 2016 comes at a time when there's wider interest in the PC and computer hardware industry than there has been in many years. Taiwanese company Nvidia has just launched the GTX 1080 and 1070 GPUs amid a flurry of hype, much of which is down to the fact that you need a powerful PC to run virtual reality headsets like the Vive from compatriots HTC. VR is likely to be a major theme at this year's Computex, with HTC making an unexpected appearance after years of skipping the show.
Apple's own iPhone battery case is an acquired taste, as you can see in the photo at the top of this post. The problem is that some people will never acquire that taste. And on top of its odd look, the case is also very pricey at $100, plus it has a small battery compared to other options out there. Speaking of other options, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s owners in search of a new battery case should check out the iXCC 3100mah External Battery Backup Charging Case for Apple iPhone 6/6s , which is one-third the price of Apple's battery case with 65% more capacity. Here's what you need to know: The powerful 3100mAh Li-polymer rechargeable battery pack can effectively provide 100%+ extra battery life to your iPhone 6 / 6S, which is equivalent to add 14 + hours talk time or 10+ hours web browsing time. Without adding excessive extra bulk, iXCC new fully protective hard-shell battery case protects your Apple iPhone 6/6S from scratches and any other daily wear and tear. While maintaining the slim form factor of your iPhone6 /6S, this phone case is small and convenient enough to fit easily in your hand or in your pocket. Featuring sync-through technology that you can sync your iPhone 6/6S to a laptop or desktop without having to take the new battery case off. Simultaneously charge your iPhone and battery case via the included micro USB cable. The LED battery level indicator lets you know exactly how much power you have; and a softer side that safely holds your iPhone while providing easy access to all buttons and ports. Certified by Apple MFi program, compatible with ios 9 and all future updates. Two years warranty from iXCC to ensure the product quality work the way you need to. This sleek iPhone battery case from iXCC is just $33.99 on Amazon , and that includes free Prime shipping.
Computex has already shifted into high gear with Sam Byford in Taipei covering the action live all week long. Asus kicked things off early with a MacBook killer and a trio of nice looking phones as part of its “Zenvolution” event.
Asus has somehow worked around the iPhone's most glaring aesthetic shortcoming, beating competitors like HTC, Huawei, and Meizu in producing a "full-metal" phone with completely discreet antennas. Alongside the 5.7-inch Deluxe, Asus today also unveiled the 6.8-inch ZenFone 3 Ultra, which resides firmly in phablet territory while also matching the invisible antenna design. Both devices have 1080p displays and an enviable 79 percent screen-to-body ratio, so Asus has truly done its utmost in terms of design measurables.
As Hillary Clinton seeks to rebound from a highly critical report from the State Department’s inspector general, Senate investigators and a conservative group are zeroing in on newly revealed evidence about the activities of a now retired State Department computer specialist in orchestrating what they charge was a “cover-up” of the former secretary of state’s email practices. The role of John Bentel, whose identity as a key figure in the email probes was first reported by Yahoo News on Wednesday, is expected to be one focus of questioning today when Clinton’s former chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, is deposed in a lawsuit brought by Judicial Watch over the State Department’s handling of Freedom of Information Act requests relating to Clinton’s emails, according to a source close to the case.
The Statue of Liberty is seen in New York harbor. Climate change might dampen Lady Liberty’s glow, according to experts. The United Nations released a report Thursday saying 31 natural and cultural World Heritage sites in 29 countries are vulnerable to the effects of climate change: rising temperatures, rising sea levels, intensifying storms, longer droughts and so on.
By Kylie MacLellan and Ben Hirschler ISE-SHIMA, Japan/LONDON (Reuters) - Britain told the G7 industrial powers on Friday to do more to fight killer superbugs as the United States reported the first case in the country of a patient with bacteria resistant to a last-resort antibiotic. U.S. scientists said the infection in a 49-year-old Pennsylvania woman "heralds the emergence of truly pan-drug resistant bacteria" because it could not be controlled even by colistin, an antibiotic reserved for "nightmare" bugs. In Japan, British Prime Minister David Cameron said leading countries needed to tackle resistance by reducing the use of antibiotics and rewarding drug companies for developing new medicines.
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — With an unflinching look back at a painful history, President Barack Obama stood on the hallowed ground of Hiroshima on Friday and declared it a fitting place to summon people everywhere to embrace the vision of a world without nuclear weapons.
LONDON (AP) — Nearly two dozen athletes tested positive in reanalysis of their doping samples from the 2012 London Olympics, adding to the more than 30 already caught in retesting from the 2008 Beijing Games.
The creators of YES to SEX, a smartphone app that promises to help “all gender partners get and give a safe sexual consent in as little as 25 seconds,” have released a new platform that allows colleges and universities to customize the application to meet the specific needs of their campuses. YES to SEX founder Wendy Mandell-Geller told Yahoo News that after launching the original version of the app in April, she soon realized its potential to make an impact on university and college campuses. In addition to providing users with an up-to-date guide to giving and receiving sexual consent under Title IX, the app’s new college format can be customized to reflect each school’s policies — as well as its color scheme.
Sheila Foster Anthony, sister of former Clinton White House aide Vincent Foster, took to the Washington Post opinion page Thursday to admonish Donald Trump for his recent comments about her brother’s death. Earlier this week, the same paper published an interview with Trump in which the presumptive Republican presidential nominee was quoted drudging up a decades-old conspiracy theory about Foster’s 1993 suicide.
CAIRO/PARIS (Reuters) - No new radio signal has been received from an EgyptAir jet since the day it crashed in the Mediterranean last week, sources close to the investigation said on Friday. A radio signal picked up on the day of the crash from the plane's emergency locator transmitter (ELT) allowed officials to determine a broadly defined search zone, but nothing new has since been detected, the sources told Reuters. "There has been nothing since day one," a source familiar with the investigation said.
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He has been called an “intellectual prodigy” and is one of the most influential thinkers and writers in conservative Republican politics. Yuval Levin, founding editor of National Affairs magazine, is also an informal adviser to House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., the most prominent Republican national leader to decline — at least so far — to endorse presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. Levin also worked as a White House policy adviser to former President George W. Bush and has since been part of a movement within Republican politics to move the party toward a solutions-oriented disposition, in contrast to many in the party whose main goal has been to block the agenda of President Obama and the Democrats.
Like a lot of two-term presidents nearing the last bend in the road, Barack Obama seems guided by equal parts conviction and whimsy these days, without much regard for political consequence. The president has expounded publicly on race and political civility, shaken hands with a Cuban Castro, commuted a slew of sentences for drug offenders, plunged the federal government into the debate over transgender Americans in restrooms. Obama clearly isn’t going to declassify the full text of the Senate’s mammoth, landmark report on torture, and maybe that’s the right call — I don’t know.
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