News Summary on Monday, August 6th 2018

Joël Robuchon, innovative French ‘cook of the century,’ dies at 73

[] The wait for a reservation was two months, even though the price for a meal without wine was $200 Read more Washington Post obituaries Robert Martin, Tuskegee Airman who flew ‘63 and a half’ combat missions, dies at 99 Michael A Sheehan, counterterrorism expert who warned of bin Laden, dies at 63 Vladimir Voinovich, Russian dissident and master satirist, dies at 85

Facebook, Apple, YouTube remove most of U.S. conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' content

[] Apple deleted most Infowars podcasts and a spokeswoman said in a statement that the company does not tolerate hate speech and publishes guidelines that developers and publishers must follow He is being sued in Texas by two Sandy Hook parents, seeking at least $1 million, claiming that they have been the subject of harassment driven by his programs

Michelin-starred French master chef Joel Robuchon dies at 73

[] For years, his culinary home was Jamin, a restaurant near the Eiffel Tower that he opened in 1981 The wait for a reservation was two months, even though the price without wine was $200 Maybe it's a little bit of nostalgia, Proust's madeleines This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Salisbury attack: UK demand EXTRADITION of nerve agent poisoning suspects from Russia

[] Sergei Skripal, a former spy, and his daughter Yulia were left unconscious by the attack (Image: GETTY) They were both found unconscious on a bench in a shopping centre after being exposed to novichok – they were initially thought to have been intoxicated

2 elderly men sneak out of nursing home to attend heavy metal festival

[] Festival organizers didn't specifically address the senior daredevils, but their official Twitter account made sure give a shoutout to elderly fans because you're never too old too rock No discrimination of seniors Of course not, we might add Headline acts included Danzig, Judas Priest, Hatebreed and In Flames

Tourists flee Indonesia's Lombok island after earthquake kills 98

[] Tourists stand on the beach with their belongings as they leave Gili Trawangan island after an earthquake hit Lombok island in Pemenang, Indonesia August 6 The island was further rattled by a magnitude 5.2 earthquake on Monday evening Some 236 people were injured and more than 20,000 displaced, he said

US revives sanctions to further damage Iran's economy

[] Gas flares from an oil production platform at the Soroush oil fields in the Persian Gulf, south of the capital Tehran Foes for decades, the United States and Iran have been increasingly at odds over Iran's growing political and military influence in the Middle East since Trump took office in January 2017

Trump reimposes Iran sanctions to change Iran, officials say

[] The EU announced it would take legal steps to protect EU companies doing legitimate business in Iran The JCPOA is working and delivering on its goal, namely to ensure that the Iranian program remains exclusively peaceful, as confirmed by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in 11 consecutive reports, the joint statement read CNN's Allison Malloy, Abby Phillip, Elise Labott and Tim Lister contributed to this report

Fireball near Bologna airport after road crash explosion

[] Rauridh Laing | EyeEm | Getty Images Two trucks collided on a motorway near Bologna airport in northern Italy on Monday, sending a huge ball of fire and billows of black smoke soaring into the sky At least one person was killed and around 55 were injured, 14 seriously, according to local media

Saudi Arabia expels Canadian ambassador over criticism

[] His wife, Ensaf Haidar, lives in Canada and received Canadian citizenship in July at a Canada Day ceremony Ayham Kamel, the head of the Eurasia Group's Mideast practice, expressed surprise that Canada hadn't realized pushing the message on Badawi was a mistake, given Crown Prince Mohammed's assertiveness

Tourist dies after shark attack in the Red Sea off coast of Egypt

[] Human remains found on a beach north of Marsa Alam

North Korea urges US to drop sanctions as it accuses Washington of 'acting opposite' to Singapore pledges

[] His statement was backed by Mr Pompeo, who suggested at the weekend that the North’s continued work on its weapons programme was inconsistent with Kim’s commitment to denuclearise Maeri, another North Korean outlet, stressed the need for U.S. action to build confidence in response to the North’s moves to close its weapons programmes and send back the soldiers' remains

First owner of 'world's most advanced sex robot' says she's so lifelike he's considering making her his full-time GIRLFRIEND

[] The first owner of one of the world's most advanced sex robots says he is considering making one his full-time GIRLFRIEND Brick, who has spent around £150,000 on sex dolls in the past decade, once said he has more fun with them than his 1980s Corvette

Behind Trump's changing story on son's meeting with Russian lawyer

[] A 2-year-old meeting involving Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer is getting a new explanation from President Trump who called it "totally legal." Today is also Day 5 of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's trial on tax evasion and bank fraud charges. Paula Reid reports.

Bali earthquake location: Where is Lombok and Bali? Did earthquake hit Bali?

[] A magnitude-6.9 earthquake was so strong it flattened more than 13,000 houses and prompted an exodus of tourists rattled by the second powerful quake in a week Bali earthquake location: The two Indonesian islands are located next to each other (Image: Google Maps ) More than 120 aftershocks were recorded after Sunday night’s quake

Samantha Eastwood murder: Brother-in-law of midwife’s ex-fiance appears in court

[] Samantha Eastwood had last been seen alive leaving work on July 27 (Image: PA) We would like to say 'thank you' to all the people who followed Samantha's story and tried their best to help A post mortem has taken place but further tests are required

Hiroshima remembers atomic bombing on 73rd anniversary

[] TOKYO (AP) Hiroshima marked the anniversary of the Aug. 6, 1945, atomic bombing of the city with a somber ceremony Monday to remember those killed and injured and a call to eliminate nuclear weapons amid hopes of denuclearizing North Korea Survivors, their relatives and other participants marked the 8:15 a.m. blast with a minute of silence

Lombok earthquake: Indonesia death toll hits 141 as tourists injured while fleeing

[] Indonesia earthquake: Lombok hit by massive 7.0 quake Sun, August 5, 2018 A strong 7.0 earthquake has hit Lombok island in Bali, Indonesia Flights in and out of Lombok and Bali are operating normally at both international airports, which reported minimal damage The quake hit at around 11.45pm local time (Image: GETTY)

Ben Stokes trial: England cricketer arrives at court ahead of hearing for affray

[] The 27-year-old all-rounder and two other men, Ryan Ali, 28, and Ryan Hale, 27, all deny the charge The charge he faces states that his conduct was such as would cause a person of reasonable firmness present at the scene to fear for his personal safety, contrary to section 3(1) and (7) of the Public Order Act 1986

Samantha Eastwood murder: Who is Samantha Eastwood? Latest in court inquiry into her death

[] PA EMOTIONAL: Samantha’s sister Gemma Eastwood described her as a ‘fantastic woman’ Her sister, Gemma Eastwood, described her as a fantastic woman and a friend A postmortem examination has been carried out, but the results have not been made public

Scores killed as quake strikes Indonesia's Lombok

[] Patients lay on beds under makeshift wards sent up in tents, surrounded by drip stands and monitors, as doctors in blue scrubs attended to them In 2014, a devastating tsunami triggered by a magnitude 9.3 undersea earthquake off the coast of Sumatra in western Indonesia killed 220,000 people in countries around the Indian Ocean, including 168,000 in Indonesia

Five dead as plane crashes into shopping centre car park in California

[] There was no fire and nobody on the ground was hurt We looked up to see the plane falling nose first, she told the Times A phone call to the company was not immediately returned Sunday The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the cause of the crash, Salac said

Hurricane Hector Hawaii latest: Will Hurricane Hector trigger NEW ERUPTION of Kilauea?

[] The Kilauea volcano has been erupting continuously since May 3, as lava continues to flow from fissure 8 on its eastern flank, which has covered 13.4 square miles of the island’s surface Hector is currently about 1,130 miles (1,820km) east of South Point, Hawaii, and is forecast to cross into the central Pacific today

Samantha Eastwood murder cops charge 'ex-fiance’s brother-in law' over death of midwife

[] In a statement released by Staffordshire Police, Ms Eastwood's family thanked supporters for their efforts A post-mortem examination took place on Sunday, but further tests are required The body of Samantha was discovered during a police search of rural ground near to Caverswall on Saturday

Trump's trade 'extortion' won't work, China state media outlet says

[] The vitriol from the People's Daily follows Trump's comments on Twitter from Saturday in which he boasted that his strategy of placing steep tariffs on Chinese imports was working far better than anyone ever anticipated, and that Beijing was now talking to the United States about trade

At least 82 killed by 7.0 quake in Indonesia

[] At least 82 people were killed on Sunday when Indonesia's resort island of Lombok was hit by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake, which was also felt on the neighboring island of Bali The earthquake coming just one week after a 6.4 tremor hit Lombok, killing 14 people and injuring more than 150

Venezuela detains 6, hunts more in drone attack on Maduro

[] CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) Investigators hunting for assailants behind a failed attempt to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro with explosives-laden drones have raided hotels and seized vehicles while grilling six suspects for details of the plot Perez and several comrades were killed in a gunbattle with police after more than six months at large

Vintage plane crashes in Swiss Alps, killing 20

[] A vintage plane crashed in the Swiss Alps on Saturday, killing all of the 20 people on board. Investigators said the tourist plane plunged vertically at a high-speed into a mountain.

Venezuelan president survives drone attack

[] But they suddenly scattered for cover after several bangs Venezuelan soldiers scattering in panic (Image: EPA) That drone was coming for me but there was a shield of love The Colombian government was quick to deny any involvement, saying there was no basis to Mr Maduro’s allegations

Man City transfer news: Who will sign before deadline day? Done deals, current targets

[] Stones has long been lauded for his ability to carry the ball forwards from defence, and is thus seen as a potential substitute for Fernandinho’s anchor role Man City transfer news: Joe Hart expected to leave with Burnley interested (Image: Getty) Man City transfers - completed deals Players in: Riyad Mahrez (Leicester, Undisclosed), Claudio Gomes (PSG, Undisclosed), Philippe Sandler (PEC Zwolle, Undisclosed) Players out: Pablo Maffeo (Stuttgart, Undisclosed), Yaya Toure (released), Angelino (PSV, Undisclosed), Ashley Smith-Brown (Plymouth, Undisclosed), Matt Smith (Twente, Loan), Edward Francis (Almere City, Loan), Manu Garcia Alonso (Toulouse, Loan), Angus Gunn (Southampton, Undisclosed), Paolo Fernandes (NAC Breda, Loan), Jack Harrison (Leeds United, Loan) Aro Muric (NAC Breda, Loan), Bersant Celina (Swansea City, Undisclosed), Aleix Garcia (Girona, Loan), Tosin Adarabioyo (West Brom, Loan)

Man Utd transfer news: 'Ed Woodward FORGOT deadline day' - fears grow after transfer blows

[] The window shuts at 5pm on Thursday evening and supporters’ anger is growing Might be worth reminding the fella just in case, wrote one Jose has all the capabilities, he's done it, but I don't think he's in a place where he feels good at the moment, or United feel good at the moment or the fans at the moment

Manchester United approach Bayern Munich over Jerome Boateng deal

[] Manchester United have approached Bayern Munich over a deal for centre-back Jerome Boateng, according to Sky in Germany

Georgia Hall wins Women's British Open with help of dad's smelly socks

[] Oh, Harry has known this was going to happen since March, Hall told the Telegraph Visit for more news, features and videos Fellow American Kyle Stanley finished second on 11 under, with Denmark's Thorbjorn Olesen and world No.1 Dustin Johnson tied for third on 10 under

Celtic discover Champions League opponents - draw in full for play-off round

[] With the lure of the riches that come with the group stage and Celtic's domestic dominance, Rodgers now arguably has the four most important games of his season already lined up Should the Eagles soar, then it’ll be Pot 3 and a tougher draw for last year’s finalists

Manchester United arrive home after pre-season defeat by Bayern Munich

[] Defender Luke Shaw was among the United squad that travelled to face Bayern Munich Marcus Rashford (pictured) returned early from holiday to join up with his United team-mates The United manager has overseen a miserable off-season and, speaking after the game on Sunday, he welcomed the return of the Premier League

When is the Champions League draw and what TV channel is it on?

[] You can also live stream it on the BT Sport App, or That means if they beat AEK Athens they will face one of the following sides: Qarabag or BATE Borisov Young Boys Malmo or MOL Vidi Red Star Belgrade or Spartak Trnava When is Celtic vs AEK Athens The second leg in Greece will follow six days later on Tuesday, August 14 at 7pm

Chelsea transfer news: Belgian football expert delivers Eden Hazard to Real Madrid update

[] That is according to Belgian football expert Kristof Terreur He added: Braced for 3 days of Eden Hazard and Real Madrid links, but Chelsea have been reluctant to sell him since the first phone call from Madrid to London Chelsea transfer news: Eden Hazard wants to join Real Madrid (Image: GETTY) Chelsea transfer news: Possible Blues XI after deadline day Wed, August 1, 2018 Chelsea could have plenty of transfer business left to conclude this summer – but how could they line up after the transfer window

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says Bayern Munich defeat was a 'fantastic experience'

[] Forward Marcus Rashford donned the number 10 shirt, with United later confirming he would keep the squad number, previously worn by Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney, for the coming season Players are not going to be here on Friday and we have to go with best possible team and with a great mentality

Chelsea 0-2 Manchester City: Talking points from the Community Shield

[] 200… and 201 up for Aguero It may be the start of a new season but Aguero remains as lethal in front of goal as ever, becoming the first Manchester City player in history to pass the 200 goal barrier with his double against Chelsea With Sarri suggesting the 17-year-old will remain part of his first-team set-up this season, could Hudson-Odoi finally be the academy breakthrough star Chelsea have been waiting for

Everton agree £28.5m deal with Barcelona to sign Yerry Mina on five-year deal

[] Richarlison and Joao Virginia are the two other new Everton recruits But Russo has refused to budge on extras in the fee, including money due to him and Mina, 23 United’s patience ran out when Russo did not meet a deadline to sign off on the deal yesterday, despite warnings on Friday

Alexander Zverev dominates for second straight Citi Open

[] He played some great tennis and was too good for me Rain throughout the week pushed action back and led to Murray exiting the tournament The three-time major champion, coming back from hip surgery, finished his most recent match at 3 a.m. Friday and decided to withdraw rather than play again so soon afterward

Chase Elliott wins at Watkins Glen, his first Cup victory

[] Mired in a confounding losing streak since the start of his NASCAR Cup career in 2016, Chase Elliott finally broke into the win column Sunday, holding off road course ace Martin Truex Jr Midway through the segment, the Big 3 were running in the top 10, but Elliott dominated and beat Busch by 1.3 seconds

Indra Nooyi, one of the few minority female CEOs in the U.S., is stepping down as head of Pepsi

[] Nooyi is known to be candid and direct, compared with many of her chief-executive peers, speaking openly about subjects, such as her family or the challenges of being a mother who works outside the home but at times speaking off the cuff and prompting unintended controversies

PepsiCo chief executive Indra Nooyi to step down after 12 years in top job

[] Although I’m a daughter of India, I’m an American businesswoman, she once said It recently acquired Bare Foods, a maker of baked fruit and vegetable snacks, and was early in the coconut water market with its Naked brand Under Nooyi’s watch, PepsiCo’s revenue grew to $63.5bn, from $35bn in 2006

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi has a theory on why there aren’t more women CEOs

[] Women are paid around 83 cents on the dollar compared to men The time away from the workplace, known as the motherhood penalty, can mean missed opportunities, shifting job responsibilities and lower earnings We Want to Hear from You Join the conversation Comment

PepsiCo Stock Is Popping on the News That Ramon Laguarta Will Replace Longtime CEO Indra Nooyi

[] She will remain chairman of Pepsi's board until early 2019 Cowen & Co.'s Viven Azer reiterated an Outperform rating and $124 price target on the shares following today's news Rival Coca-Cola (KO) got a boost following its earnings report in July, as well

Indra Nooyi, Pepsi's First Female CEO, To Step Down

[] Under Nooyi’s 12-year tenure as CEO, she has boosted sales of the Mountain Dew and Gatorade maker to $63.5 billion, up 80 percent from when she started (Reporting by Siddharth Cavale and Uday Sampath Kumar in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D’Silva, Bernard Orr) Download

Plan A Party And We'll Tell You If You're More Of A Flamingo, Peacock, Or A Swan

[] Did you know you can sign up for a BuzzFeed Community account and create your own BuzzFeed posts Here's a handy guide to help you start posting today! This post was created by a member of BuzzFeed Community, where anyone can post awesome lists and creations

Love Island's Megan Barton-Hanson exposes secret sex sessions with Wes Nelson

[] Now that they're away from the villa and cameras, the couple will be able to succumb to moments of passion whenever they want Last night's reunion saw a particularly tense moment between Georgia and Megan – and it doesn't look like they'll be kissing and making up any time soon

Britney Spears is accused of 'exploiting' Brighton Pride

[] 'Brit, sack your PR team, this is a SEVERE misstep With the sale of every £40.00 bottle £1 is donated to GLAAD, formerly known as the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Heard it was a record breaking turnout!!! Thank you for a fabulous fabulous fans

Celebs and fans cheer Demi Lovato after she breaks silence

[] The recovery community has always welcomed me back with infinite love and support Sources also told CNN that Lovato had been experiencing complications, including nausea, vomiting and a high fever, and is expected to seek drug rehabilitation treatment following her hospitalization

Charlotte Rae's Facts of Life and Diff'rent Strokes Castmates Pay Tribute to Late Actress

[] The actress  best known as wise and lovable house mother Mrs. Garrett on  Diff’rent Strokes  and  The Facts of Life   died Sunday at her home in Los Angeles, her reps confirmed to  Entertainment Weekly Two other Facts of Life cast members also shared their condolences on social media, including Kim Fields, who portrayed Tootie, and Lisa Whelchel, who starred as Blair Warner

World’s most Michelin-starred chef Joel Robuchon dies aged 73

[] The legendary chef mentored Gordon Ramsay

‘Facts of Life’ star Charlotte Rae dies at 92

[] A spokesman for Charlotte Rae, who played a wise and caring housemother to a brood of teenage girls on the long-running sitcom The Facts of Life, says the actress has died

Demi Lovato releases first statement after suspected drug overdose: 'I will keep fighting'

[] Singer has been recovering after she was reportedly found unresponsive at her home in Los Angeles last month

Patrick Stewart to reprise 'Star Trek' role in new series

[] That series ran from 1987 to 1994 with 178 episodes, and spawned several films, the last in 2002 It has been humbling to hear stories about how 'The Next Generation' brought people comfort, saw them through difficult periods in their lives or how the example of Jean-Luc inspired so many to follow in his footsteps, pursuing science, exploration and leadership, he continued

Chrissy Teigen live tweets the earthquake from her vacation in Bali

[] The quake killed at least 80 people on the tourist island of Lombok, about 50 miles from Bali 15 solid seconds of 'hooooooly (expletive) this is happening.' The aftershocks unnerved Teigen, too im either still trembling or these little quakes won't stop IM TRYING TO BE NORMAL HERE, she wrote Contributing: Cydney Henderson and The Associated Press

It's official! Android P stands for Android Pie

[] Android Pie also adds a battery setting called adaptive battery that promises to make Android phones more efficient, especially older or more entry-level models with slower processors than today's blazing-fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset or Huawei's house-made Kirin processors

Apple, Facebook and Spotify Remove Content From Alex Jones and Infowars

[] The big tech firms that control, via their websites and apps, how media content is distributed have faced criticism in recent weeks for enabling Mr. Jones and Infowars, which rely largely on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, to reach their audiences

Computer virus at Apple supplier could cause iPhone chip delays

[] TSMC, a top supplier of Apple's iPhone chips could face production delays and millions in lost earnings after being hit with a computer virus.

Futures point to slim gains for Asian stocks after Wall Street shrugs off recent trade uncertainty

[] Beijing said those tariffs would take effect if the U.S. went ahead with imposing more duties on Chinese goods What's on tap Here's the economic calendar for Tuesday (all times in HK/SIN): 7:30 a.m.: Japan household spending 12:30 p.m.: Reserve Bank of Australia interest rate decision CNBC's Fred Imbert contributed to this report

French plane passengers delayed for 29 hours block another flight

[] Here’s a news story that illustrates why it’s never a good idea to mess with people’s holidays By the time boarding is due, 26 hours after their original scheduled departure, a heated argument breaks out among Saturday’s Volotea passengers, who physically block Sunday’s fliers from heading through the final gate check to the aircraft

Spanish hiker falls to his death in French Pyrenees

[] The accident occurred on Saturday near the Pic de Pinede summit in the Cirque d’Estaube His hiking partner was out of range to make telephone contact and descended to the Spanish side to raise the alert The news comes just days after four French climbers lost their lives in two separate incidents on Mont Blanc

The forgotten survivors of atomic bombs

[] Exposure to radiation may alter the DNA inside cells, which results in various cancers Survivors also showed a high rate of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, suffering from flashbacks to the bombing We want people to know we are here and we are still suffering

Chilling precedent? InfoWars block exposes Big Tech as no friend of free speech

[] That platform, which has so far refrained from banning InfoWars, didn’t hesitate to block conservative African-American activist Candace Owens after she pointedly echoed the hateful tweets of a liberal journalist hired by the New York Times Ask not for whom the censorship bell tolls; it tolls for thee

Melbourne needs a rail link to Sydney more than an airport train

[] Opinion National Melbourne Airport Melbourne needs a rail link to Sydney more than an airport train By Steven Lewis6 August 2018 11:52pm Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size It’s awful to find yourself in an otherwise first-class city without a speedy rail or subway link to the CBD My impression is that most Melburnians and Sydneysiders find this unsettling

Rick Gates says he lied for years at Manafort’s request and stole from him in the process

[] Marimow and Devlin Barrett August 6 at 6:10 PM Email the author Rick Gates the star witness against President Trump’s ex-campaign manager admitted in federal court Monday that he committed a host of crimes with his former boss, and confessed to stealing from him and others The two did not socialize outside of work, Gates said

BREXIT WARNING: UK gets TOUGH on Brussels as EU warned to prepare for RIOTS

[] Mr Davis, who before he quit over Theresa May's Brexit blueprint was leading talks with the EU Commission's Michel Barnier, said: This has great scope for being a massive miscalculation on the part of the EU that could end up with no deal by accident

Fast-moving fire breaks out in Orange County, burning into forest

[] If your in the area please STAY AWAY and follow all orders and suggestions by authorities Meteorologists issued red flag warnings in the Los Angeles area, where temperatures will reach the triple digits in several neighborhoods and cities early in the week

Republican power: The Koch network vs. the Republican National Committee

[] However, KOCHPAC is only a small measure of the Koch's total influence A network of libertarian-leaning groups affiliated with Charles Koch has pledged to spend more than $400 million on conservative candidates and causes during the 2018 election cycle Kevin Cramer, who is trying to unseat incumbent Democrat Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota

In Georgia, Democrats are changing their strategy

[] Late last year Ron DeSantis was considered a long shot Ms Abrams claims to have registered over 200,000 voters in the past five years, though some doubt that More important, it would be a lesson for the Democratic Party about how to build winning coalitions

Ministers preparing extradition order for Russian novichok suspects as Government vows to exert 'international pressure'

[] Documents are being prepared to force the would-be assassins to return to the UK to face justice, although the order is not expected to be sent for a number of weeks or months Last night Government sources pledged to do everything possible to secure a conviction for the Skripal family after Sergei and his daughter Yulia were targeted in a nerve agent attack in March which prompted deep recriminations around the world Dawn Sturgess and Charlie Rowley were subsequently..

Sister and ex-fiance of Samantha Eastwood lay flowers to dead midwife

[] Sister Gemma Eastwood, 26, shared the GoFundMe page on her Facebook page and wrote: This has been set up so we can give me sister the send off she deserves Michael Sterling at North Stafford Magistrates on charges for the murder of missing midwife Samantha Eastwood (Image: Daily Mirror) Michael Stirling, 32, the brother-in-law of Mr Peake, appeared in court today charged with murdering Ms Eastwood

Eritrea, Africa’s most repressive state, begins to open up

[] Asmara is littered with boarded-up shops and empty factories, most of which date back decades to when Eritrea was one of the most industrialised parts of Africa Correction (August 2nd, 2018): This piece noted that an Eritrean Protestant Pentecostal preacher was recently seen in Asmara

US to fully enforce restored Iran sanctions

[] Individuals or entities who breach the sanctions risk severe consequences But Mr Trump said it was a horrible, one-sided deal The official noted that Iran had already suffered severe economic difficulties since the US abandoned the nuclear deal in May, with the rial losing almost 80% of its value

Europe vows to preserve Iran deal as US sanctions return

[] 'Maximum pressure' Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is expected to deliver a televised address on Monday night in response to Trump's decision On Monday, US officials were quoted as saying that Washington would exert maximum economic pressure against Iran, and force it back to the negotiating table

Huge fireball erupts as lorry explodes on motorway killing two and injuring 70

[] People living far from the site of the explosion said the deafening blast shook their homes (Image: AFP) Firefighters work on the motorway (Image: REUTERS) At least two people have died and 60 have been seriously hurt (Image: REX/Shutterstock) Eyewitnesses captured dramatic photos and video of the explosion in the northern city

Chicago police appeal for help after more than 60 shot and 10 killed over weekend

[] 'This is the worst I've ever seen it...and it might get worse'

Confederate memorials turn up faster than they can be removed a year after Charlottesville

[] It was the city of Charlottesville's plan to remove statues of Lee and Jackson from two parks that sparked demonstrations last August by far right groups What the city needed, it said, was to recognize other Civil War stories, such as the bravery of the United States Colored Troops, a regiment made primarily of former slaves that fought for the Union in a battle near Richmond in September, 1864 Which suggests an ironic solution to America’s memorial conundrum: more memorials

Changsha seeks to revive porcelain production

[] In recent years, the local government has sought to revive the region’s long tradition in porcelain making and boost local industry with the cultural influence of ancient Tongguan kilns, which have a history of 1,200 years These were a key base of export-oriented porcelain products in the Tang Dynasty (618-907)

'I wanted to go': Barnaby Joyce, the 'half-crazed cattle dog'

[] He also dedicates it to Campion, my at times, typist, editor, critic and ever-patient partner, sitting tortured behind her keyboard trying to make sense of me Joyce said he wrote most of the book over five or six years For help or information visit or Lifeline on 131 114

Coming Home: Families adjust to Marines returning from war

[] Lillian said that on the day her father left, Everyone was in the car and we were crying, for a long time The Krumnows have seen the separations take a toll on their son, where at family functions Franklin would pair up with someone, some other dad, said Ethan And happy anniversary!'  Found: a Tiffany's famous blue box, with a note We'll check in on that huge adjustment down the road

The Sex Talk: The conversation that is not happening about campus sexual assault

[] About 3 million students on campus this fall will be sexually assaulted during their college years. But it's more complicated than the numbers.

Scores killed as quake strikes Indonesia's Lombok

[] Patients lay on beds under makeshift wards sent up in tents, surrounded by drip stands and monitors, as doctors in blue scrubs attended to them In 2014, a devastating tsunami triggered by a magnitude 9.3 undersea earthquake off the coast of Sumatra in western Indonesia killed 220,000 people in countries around the Indian Ocean, including 168,000 in Indonesia

Thousands evacuated from Indonesia quake

[] We followed them up to higher ground, which was a steep, uneven climb to the top of a hill in darkness You can also contact us in the following ways: Or Upload your pictures/video here Tweet: @BBC_HaveYourSay Send an SMS or MMS to 61124 (UK) or +44 7624 800 100 (international) Please read our and

France LOSES OUT on Brexit billions: Belgian and Dutch ports picked for new Irish route

[] Martin Selmayr, the German head of the EU’s civil service, has been leading a team preparing for the possibility of a British no deal divorce The French rail operator added it is because the high speed network is both technically homogeneous and strategic from a market viewpoint

Flood victims still living in despair one month after disaster

[] Ehime, for instance, offers 750,000 yen to residents who lost or had serious damage to their homes A recent Kyodo News tally has shown a dozen people are still missing The agency said more than 3,600 people were still living in evacuation shelters as of Friday

The Latest: Earthquake buries faithful in Lombok mosque

[] (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati) Patients are evacuated outside a hospital, following an earthquake in Bali, Indonesia, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018 Chrissy Teigen has shared her shock and worry in real-time during a powerful and deadly earthquake in Indonesia with her social media followers.The model, along with singer-husband John Legend and their two children, felt the shaking on neighboring Bali on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018

Hundreds crowd beach, await rescue after massive quake in Indonesia

[] Patients lie in beds outside a hospital in Mataram on August 6, 2018, after a powerful earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Lombok I saw about 80% of the houses, 80% of the buildings had fallen down or collapsed because of the earthquake, said Susanto, adding that the hospital appeared to be totally broken CNN's Yazhou Sun, Samantha Beech and Sarah Faidell contributed to this report

Last survivor of famed immigrant French Resistance group dies at 101

[] Arsene Tchakarian, a tailor of Armenian origin, died on Saturday at a hospital near his home in the Paris suburb of Vitry-sur-Seine After the war the father of six became a tireless campaigner for the recognition of the mass killings of Ottoman Armenians during World War 1 as genocide

Deluge floods Gangneung [PHOTOS]

[] Yonhap Gangneung's KTX station is partially submerged Water flooded Olympic street and the KTX station, disrupting service The deluge was the second heaviest to hit Gangneung since 2002, when Typhoon Rusa brought 100.5mm of rain in an hour

The first week of Paul Manafort's high-stakes criminal trial took off with a bang: Here's everything you need to know

[] AP The first week of Paul Manafort's criminal trial rapidly took off, as the prosecution used some of Manafort's closest financial associates to begin mapping out a case for the charges against him Asonye also described several financial statements the FBI seized which included information about foreign bank accounts that prosecutors allege Manafort failed to disclose

In a change, Trump says meeting's purpose was Clinton info

[] This was a meeting to get information on an opponent, totally legal and done all the time in politics - and it went nowhere Democrats hammered away at the president's admission (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) President Donald Trump speaks during a rally, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, in Lewis Center, Ohio

Death toll from Indonesian earthquake rises to 82, hundreds injured [PHOTOS]

[] A man walks inside a cathedral where debris has fallen after an earthquake in Bali, Indonesia, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018 In 2004 a tsunami triggered by a magnitude 9.3 undersea earthquake off the coast of Sumatra in western Indonesia killed 220,000 people in countries around the Indian Ocean, including 168,000 in Indonesia

Jason Whitlock details why Hall of Fame weekend was just fine without Terrell Owens (VIDEO)

[] Jason Whitlock details why Hall of Fame weekend was just fine without Terrell Owens Video Details Jason Whitlock talks Terrell Owens Hear what Whitlock had to say about the NFL great after he skipped the Pro Football Hall of Fame ceremony this weekend

Hull City 1-3 Aston Villa: Steve Bruce's side start season in style

[] Hull got off to the brighter start and went ahead when Evandro hooked the opener from Jed Steer's punch after seven minutes, before their backline switched off and allowed Tommy Elphick to head home unmarked (14) But in a second half that had lacked tempo, Alan Hutton danced into the area and prodded home (75) to give Steve Bruce's side a valuable three points after a summer of discontent off the pitch

How bad are Browns' draft picks compared to the rest of the NFL?

[] New England Patriots Year: 2015 Player: Cameron Erving Still in the league The John Dorsey regime, which inspired the organization to finally come out of the shadows and embrace its rebuild, seems like the most spirited attempt yet at putting a competitive team on the field Should owner Jimmy Haslam change his mind again, though, Baker Mayfield and Denzel Ward better start looking for a good real-estate agent

Transfer Centre: Watch live coverage on Sky Sports News now

[] Head coach Maurizio Sarri is interested in Butland as he tries to resolve the goalkeeping situation at Stamford Bridge with Thibaut Courtois keen on a move to Real Madrid According to our sources in Germany Manchester United have approached Bayern Munich over a deal for centre-back Jerome Boateng

Shannon Sharpe shares why he’s ‘okay’ with Terrell Owens’ decision to skip the Hall of Fame Ceremony (VIDEO)

[] Shannon Sharpe shares why he’s ‘okay’ with Terrell Owens’ decision to skip the Hall of Fame Ceremony Video Details Shannon Sharpe shares why he’s ‘okay’ with Terrell Owens’ decision to skip the Hall of Fame Ceremony Shannon says many fellow HOF’ers were disappointed, but he feels T.O.’s decision was an anomaly

Manchester United approach Bayern Munich over Jerome Boateng deal

[] Manchester United have approached Bayern Munich over a deal for centre-back Jerome Boateng, according to Sky in Germany

Gruden Calling Out Bryant Is Gruden Being Gruden

[] John Dorsey continues his assault on all Browns players who weren’t drafted by him For the foreseeable future, instead of a pithy joke or Grateful Dead song, I’m going to use this ending space to thank a few random journalists for all that they have been doing on a daily basis Your work over the last few decades means more to me than you’ll ever know I feel good knowing the future of a great city is in your collective hands

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says Bayern Munich defeat was a 'fantastic experience'

[] Forward Marcus Rashford donned the number 10 shirt, with United later confirming he would keep the squad number, previously worn by Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney, for the coming season Players are not going to be here on Friday and we have to go with best possible team and with a great mentality

Ohio State's Urban Meyer investigation given 14 days

[] Smith, Ohio State's former wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator, was fired in July after reports surfaced that an order of protection had been filed against him by his ex-wife Courtney Smith Ohio State expects the inquiry to be concluded within two weeks, when they look forward to sharing the results of the investigation and any action the university may take, per college football reporter Brett McMurphy

Over 80% of Japan's transport operators found to have breached labor rules

[] Japanese professional drivers have been facing tougher working conditions on the back of intensifying price competition and a workforce shortage In January 2016, a ski tour bus from Tokyo careened off a road in the resort town of Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture, killing 13 passengers and two drivers

China and emerging markets face trillion-dollar bond payments

[] But emerging markets tend to have relatively shallow pools of domestic investors, leaving issuers unable to raise what they need unless they float dollar-denominated debts as well to raise funds from overseas Southeast Asia has been expanding its stockpiles as well, with Indonesia's rising 60% to $119.8 billion

Indra Nooyi’s Pepsi Exit Means Another Female CEO Replaced by a Man

[] ‘Overbalanced’ Boards The blame falls partly to corporate boards, which are overbalanced by males, said Flannery at Boyden LEARN MORE LIVE ON BLOOMBERG Watch Live TV Listen to Live Radio Most Read markets Saudi Slap at Canada Shows Crown Prince's Assertiveness business China Meets Trump’s Tariff Hardball With Pledge to Endure markets Jamie Dimon Warns of 5% Treasury Yields markets PepsiCo's Nooyi to Exit, Thinning the Ranks of U.S. Female CEOs business Power Worth Less Than Zero Spreads as Green Energy Floods the Grid

Buffett's $111 Billion Cash Pile Intensifies Buyback Debate

[] Book value, which measures assets minus liabilities, climbed to $217,677 per Class A share at the end of the second quarter, the company said Saturday LEARN MORE LIVE ON BLOOMBERG Watch Live TV Listen to Live Radio Most Read markets Saudis' Slap at Canada Shows Crown Prince's Assertiveness Abroad markets Jamie Dimon Warns of 5% Treasury Yields business China Meets Trump’s Tariff Hardball With Pledge to Endure markets PepsiCo's Nooyi to End Run as Company's First Female Chief markets U.S. Stocks Fluctuate as Dollar, Bonds Advance: Markets Wrap

The bull market has room to run – even if rates spike: Jamie Dimon

[] However, he is telling investors to brace for even higher Treasury yields Higher rates mean higher borrowing costs, and that has the potential to decrease business investment and consumers’ purchase of big ticket items that are usually bought with a loan The 10-year yield moved above 3% earlier this year, the first time in four years it has breached that threshold, unnerving investors

Facebook to Banks: Give Us Your Data, We’ll Give You Our Users

[] Facebook is trying to deepen user engagement after it said last month its growth is slowing, stunning investors Messenger has some 1.3 billion monthly active users, Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said on the company’s second-quarter earnings call last month

'Made in USA' push is here to stay: Taiwan tech giant

[] With no single client accounting for more than 3% of total sales, Advantech boasts a diverse customer base and continues to diversify its markets The industrial computing solutions provider saw a 5.6% growth year-over-year in revenue for 2017, while its net profit increased 8.6% from a year ago to NT$6.15 billion The company targeted lifting annual revenue to $2 billion by 2020

Australia's population clock hits 25 million

[] We won’t know for sure who the 25 millionth Aussie will be It took Australia 23 years to move from the population milestone of 15 million to 20 million It assumes an overall population increase of one person every one minute and 23 seconds, after taking account of births, deaths and net migration

Pepsi's First Female CEO to End 12-Year Run, Replaced by Insider

[] I happen to be in the second group, and so I just want to make sure that whatever I can do behind the scenes to help any cause, I will -- that makes sense for me LEARN MORE LIVE ON BLOOMBERG Watch Live TV Listen to Live Radio Most Read markets Saudi Arabia Suspends Ties With Canada Over Activist Row markets Jamie Dimon Warns of 5% Treasury Yields business China Meets Trump’s Tariff Hardball With Pledge to Endure technology iPhone Chipmaker Races to Recover After Crippling Computer Virus markets Stocks Mixed as Trade Gloom Endures; Pound Falls: Markets Wrap

European shares set for a higher open despite trade uncertainty

[] America's European allies will likely be nervous Monday as Washington gears up to re-impose sanctions on Iran that were overturned by an historic nuclear deal in 2015 On the data front, German industrial orders and PMI data are due to be released in the morning, along with British car sales and euro zone retail PMI figures

Sanctions, Tariffs and earnings headline the week ahead

[] Temporary economic slowdown expected due to tariff concerns Trade tensions will continue to weigh on investors' minds After the markets close, we’ll get reports from  Hertz, Marriott, Tenet Healthcare and Weight Watchers In politics on Tuesday, there will be primaries in Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington

India becomes battlefield for Chinese smartphone makers

[] Oppo's logo above a shop on the streets of Mumbai Before Realme was split from Oppo, its first and only product -- a smartphone introduced in May with a price tag of $131 -- had proved a hit among India's cost-conscious customers Arvind Singhal, founder of retail consultancy Technopak, agreed

Divided Bank of Japan sends muddled messages

[] Many of the top brass at the Bank of Japan's head office have sensed Gov (Photo by Akira Kodaka) TOKYO -- It was a day of mixed messages at the Bank of Japan, and the bond market here has been off-kilter ever since If a compromise cannot be reached with Wakatabe, the BOJ's rift may boil to the surface

Muslim Candidates Are Determined To Make History In This Election

[] "It's so close we can taste it." But first they have to get Michigan's Muslim voters to cast ballots.

Trump, Alex Jones and the illusion of knowledge

[] If we cannot explain how a political neophyte like Trump Jr Yet the phenomenon of believing the absurd rather than critically questioning it is nothing new This, in turn, created an economic bubble that left a lot of investors in poor financial shape (Tip: don't tell them that Carter said it.) The whole world is depending on you

The Kardashian Sisters' KUWTK Premiere Fight Continued on Twitter — But Kim Insists They're 'Good'

[] The Keeping Up with the Kardashians  on-screen drama moved online on Sunday night In the past I used to just brush things off, but I just don’t want to tolerate it anymore It confuses me how Kourtney is confused that we’re butting heads, Khloé said Season 15 of  Keeping Up with the Kardashians  airs on Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on E!

How Syria and Ukraine Drove the Russia Hawks Insane

[] In Part 1 we referenced the infamous hysteria triggered in Salem Massachusetts by Betty Parris (age 9) and Abigail Williams (age 12) Yet for that act of constructive statesmanship, the neocons and liberal interventionists never forgave Putin That is to say, none of this is about espionage or stealing military secrets

There Will Be No Alliance vs China. Avoiding a Russian-American War Will Be Success Enough

[] Two things coincided today after I and Arctic Fox had short exchange on the issue of US Navy and WestPac and I think it is a good idea to give this issue a separate post and discussion The rumors of a coming breakthrough in a large series construction of Chinese submarine forces have been circulating for a while

The Coming American-Russian Alliance Against China

[] While the progressive left sees a Russian spy around every corner, there is a very real possibility that Washington and Moscow will collude for a very big reasonand soon For now, both Moscow and Beijing talk of a close partnership, growing economic linkages, energy deals, and even robust sales of Russia’s most advanced military equipment

Russia Slams Leak of Secret Memo on US-Moscow Cooperation in Syria

[] Reuters continues, quoting parts of the leaked memo: The United States will only support refugee returns when they are safe, voluntary and dignified, said the memo, which is specifically about the Russian plan for Syria With everything now public and in the open, we expect a beltway pundit pile-on and collective neocon expression of outrage over the possibility of a Russia-brokered deal in Syria

Worst of heatwave yet to come as France braces for 'terrible' Tuesday

[] 🔶 67 dpts en #vigilanceOrange Restez informés sur VigiMétéoFrance (@VigiMeteoFrance) August 6, 2018 The heatwave continues tomorrow Monday, with very high temperatures which will be difficult to bear Similar measures were taken for three days in Paris in July Respite is on its way though as storms ushering in cooler weather are expected from Wednesday according to Météo France

Two Knockout Blows to US Imperialism: De-Dollarization and Hypersonic Weapons

[] Never mind the petrodollar system that is one of the main problems that China and Russia face when dealing with the international financial system With nuclear weapons, even the Russian first- and second-strike capabilities become impossible for the US to overcome

France’s dirty postcards might soon be sent packing

[] Since last Thursday August 2, France’s Femmes Solidaires group has embarked on a mission to denounce and ban these sexist and sometimes pornographic postcards It's been years since we published those, publisher Yves Nicolet told French daily 20 Minutes It’s an anecdotal market these days, it doesn’t really affect anyone SEE ALSO: Woman hit on Paris street launches website to help others tell their stories

The 'Magnitsky Trio' Pushes for War With Russia With New Sanctions

[] The attempt to takeover Russia by blackmail was set in motion But, at this point there is nothing Graham won’t do for his owners All of this is nothing more than a sad attempt to hold onto power long enough to oust Trump from the White House and keep things as horrible as they currently are

Traditionally Russia Is a Gun Rights Country. Gun Control Is a Bolshie Novelty

[] As of 2014, Russia scored 3.1/10 on the Gun Rights Index, far behind the US (8.0) and Czechia (6.4), if for now ahead of the United Kingdom (1.5) But given American criminological statistics, we must also conclude that sovoks believe Russians are behaviorally equivalent to American Negroes

Russia's Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Ready to Bypass Last Holdout Denmark Painlessly

[] Reportedly the route can pass north of Bornholm island through the Exclusive Economic Zone of Denmark, rather than through its territorial waters that require government's permission But some analysts suggested that domestic bi-partisan outrage over Trump siding with Putin on election meddling and other critical issues in Helsinki could backfire with more sanctions and tougher stance on Russia in Washington

Dead whale washes ashore at crowded beach in Kamakura

[] KAMAKURA, Kanagawa Prefecture--A dead whale measuring 10.6 meters washed ashore here Aug. 5, stunning hordes of sun-worshipers at popular Yuigahama beach The whale was spotted around 2:30 p.m., having apparently died at sea Experts from the city government's tourism section and the Enoshima Aquarium rushed to the scene after police were alerted to the whale's presence

Villagers do yoga to improve health, fight poverty

[] [Photo provided to] As part of the efforts to alleviate poverty by building up people's health, a northern Chinese village held its first yoga meeting on Friday Lu Wenzhen, the local Party chief, has turned to yoga to bring health, vitality and tourism to the remote hamlet 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Next   >>| 1/11 Next

Surprise, no one buys things via Alexa

[] Some numbers published in a report from The Information reveal that very few owners of Alexa-powered devices use them for shopping Amazon opens up in-skill purchases to all Alexa developers Hardly anyone, it seems It may be that this side of e-commerce is merely not mature, that catch-all term that could mean so many things

Twilio came ahead of expectations and the stock is going nuts

[] The company’s stock has more than doubled in the past year, and is up nearly 170% this year alone It also has to ensure that those customers aren’t leaving, or at least that it’s bringing on enough new developers more quickly than they are leaving Larger enterprises, as a result, can be more attractive because they’re more predictable and can lead to bigger buckets of revenue for the company and, well, most larger companies still need communications support in some way still today

Pokemon GO is getting PvP by the end of the year

[] What exactly the PvP mode will consist of is not clear Chances are it will require players to be near each other, like the trading function Though it is likely to produce some kind of reward, it will likely be limited in some other way, via a stardust or candy cost, to prevent people gaming the system It too will release around the end of the year! It’s going to be a busy holiday season

FCC admits it was never actually hacked

[] On the other hand, I’m pleased that this report debunks the conspiracy theory that my office or I had any knowledge that the information provided by the former CIO was inaccurate and was allowing that inaccurate information to be disseminated for political purposes

Zillow gets into the mortgage business, acquires Mortgage Lenders of America

[] MLoA originated 4,400 mortgage loans from its ads on Zillow in 2017 It will remain in its Kansas headquarters and its CEO Philip Kneiberts will continue to lead the company as general manager after the deal closes, which will likely happen in the fourth quarter of 2018

Lyft beefs up car rental program for drivers

[] Uber has since expanded its partnership with Getaround to enable anyone to rent a car for the personal use via the Uber app Other benefits will include car and SUV rentals, tax education and more Currently, Lyft has 1.4 million drivers, according to its latest economic impact report

It's official! Android P stands for Android Pie

[] Android Pie also adds a battery setting called adaptive battery that promises to make Android phones more efficient, especially older or more entry-level models with slower processors than today's blazing-fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset or Huawei's house-made Kirin processors

Google plans to roll out digital wellness features in Pie but Apple’s already got ’em

[] We’ve asked Google why not and will update you when and if we hear back on that For those wanting to check out the new digital wellness features for Android, you can still do that today but only if you happen to have a Google Pixel and only if you’ve signed up for the beta version

Ford Mustang Bullitt review: Almost Steve McQueen cool

[] Until we get Waze on CarPlay (probably coming in September via iOS 12), this is the best way to navigate It helps that this generation of Mustangs is the best looking in a long while, so the automaker had a solid base to work from How much is a constant grin on my face while hoping that maybe I've channeled at least 10 percent of Steve McQueen's cool into my soul

Applications extended one week for Startup Battlefield Latin America

[] Importantly, TechCrunch does not take equity and participation is 100% free We encourage all early-startup founders to apply if they meet these basic eligibility requirements: Have an early-stage company in launch stage Be headquartered in one of these countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela, (Central America) Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, Panama, (Caribbean including dependencies and constituent entities), Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico Have a fully working product/beta reasonably close to, or in, production Have received limited press or publicity to date Have no known intellectual property conflicts Apply by August 13, 2018, at 5 p.m. PST Startup Battlefield Latin America goes down on November 8, 2018, in São Paulo, Brazil

Chilling effects

[] In Berlin, for example, there might be a bellicose proclamation, troop movements through the capital, sensational headlines in the newspapers, a protest by an angry ambassador, a fiery speech by Hitler, Goring or Goebbels threatening Nazi Germany’s next victimall in the course of the day

This hack turns your old Kindle into a clock

[] The app uses quotes collected by the Guardian for an art project and includes writing from Charles Bukowski to Shakespeare Creator Jaap Meijers writes: My girlfriend is a *very* avid reader As a teacher and scholar of English literature, she reads eighty books per year on average

Google acquires GraphicsFuzz, a service that tests Android graphics drivers

[] GraphicsFuzz has pioneered the combination of fuzzing and metamorphic testing to yield a highly automatic method for testing graphics drivers that quickly finds and fixes bugs that could undermine reliability and security before they affect end users, the team explains in today’s announcement

Clear for beer: Biometrics provider now enables alcohol purchases at Seahawks and Mariners games

[] At CenturyLink it’s at the Delta Sky360 Club, by sections 210 and 234 Obviously the company’s success there warmed the frozen hearts of our state’s Liquor Control Board and allowed this small divergence from the status quo Assuming it goes well we can expect it to show up at other major sports venues soon

Amazon Alexa’s new ‘Answer Update’ feature will notify you when Alexa learns something new

[] They also clarified the prompt would be triggered when you ask Alexa a factual question she didn’t yet know the answer to, not after listening to a news item or other information about a news item Answer Updates is not necessarily a fix for that problem, but it could be used as a way to reach frustrated users who expect their smart assistant to be a bit… well …smarter

Facebook taps banks, but for chatbots not purchase data like Google

[] Backlash swelled this morning after Facebook’s aspirations in financial services were blown out of proportion by a Wall Street Journal report that neglected how the social network already works with banks She says any features that come from those talks with be opt-in, rather than happening behind users’ backs

15 names that would have been better than Android Pie

[] Those cold things on a stick are alternately (and incredibly delightfully) known as ice pops, freezer pops, ice lollies, ice blocks, icy poles ands ice drops, according to the always-correct editors of Wikipedia There’s also Petit Four , though these bite-sized French cakes actually served as the internal code name for Android 1.1

Google Cloud gets support for Nvidia’s Tesla P4 inferencing accelerators

[] Since the P4s come with 8GB of DDR5 memory and can handle up to 22 tera-operations per second for integer operations, these cards can handle pretty much anything you throw at them Virginia), Montreal (northamerica-northeast1) and europe-west4 (Netherlands), with more regions coming soon

Facebook open sources library to enhance latest Transport Layer Security protocol

[] This provides a more efficient way of processing data in memory, reducing the overhead required to process it, while increasing the processing speed Fizz improves the newest version of the Transport Layer Security protocol, and by making it open source, Facebook is sharing this technology with the community at large where others can take advantage of and build upon the work Facebook has done

FloodFlash insurance startup raises £1.9M via LocalGlobe, Pentech Ventures, InsurTech Gateway

[] The flood underinsurance problem is arguably the largest unsolved problem in insurance Rimmer says: Every year tens of thousands of business owners lose their livelihoods because they have been unable to take out an affordable policy that protects their business

Is it time to remove Zuckerberg from (his) office?

[] I’ve been working on and thinking through, he continued his mental perambulation Or do you believe all this trouble on social media is a storm in a teacup that will blow over if we but screw our courage to the sticking place and wait for everyone to catch up with the cardinal Internet truth that nothing online is what it seems… Ideas in the comments pls…

Facebook is now a major mobile browser in U.S., with 10%+ market share in many states

[] This is something the company has only recently come to terms with, and is trying to correct through punitive measures like downranking fake news, as well as by implementing fact-checking programs But only in one case did this also equated to higher Chrome usage: in Wyoming, 65.94% of the mobile browser market share was Chrome, versus 30.07% Safari

Duo Security researchers’ Twitter ‘bot or not’ study unearths crypto botnet

[] Anise says their classifier model was trained on data that formed part of a 2016 piece of research by researchers at the University of Southern California, along with some data from the crypto botnet they uncovered during their own digging in the data set of public tweets they created (because, as he puts it, it’s a hallmark of automation so turns out cryptocurrency scams are good for something.) In terms of determining the classifier’s accuracy, Anise says the hard part is the ongoing lack of data on how many bots are on Twitter’s platform

BlaBlaCar acquires carpool rival BeepCar from Russia’s Mail.Ru

[] Financial terms have not been disclosed but it includes a marketing partnership with BlaBlaCar committing to further promote carpooling through Mail.Ru Group platforms (so it’ll presumably be buying ads) For its part, the Mail.Ru Group said it will focus on developing its larger verticals: Food delivery, classifieds, cross-border trade, and taxi ride-hailing services

Airbnb for Work now accounts for 15 percent of bookings

[] We can offer big open areas for collaborations, while still giving employees their own private space, said David Holyoke, global head of business travel at Airbnb Plus, as mobility and relocation become even more important to how a business operates, Airbnb believes it can be a useful tool to help employees get started in a new town before they purchase a home

Facebook has removed 4 Infowars pages — but not because of fake news

[] A refresher for those who need it: Infowars has broadcast a range of conspiracy theories which have included claims 9/11 was an inside job and alternate theories to the San Bernardino shootings, while it has encouraged harassment of families of victims of the Sandy Hook shooting among other things Facebook has opted to remain news-neutral, in the sense that only issues warnings based on community standards Facebook trips on its own moderation failures

China’s Didi pumps $1B into its rebranded driver services business

[] The business itself hasn’t spun out, however, but it has been renamed to Xiaoju Automobile Solutions and given more autonomy with the introduction of its own general manager It said the services support drivers in over 257 cities through a network of 7,500 partners and distributors The company has raised over $17 billion from investors to date and it was last valued at $56 billion

BMW quality executive says cause of fires 'not Korea specific'

[] He cited the leakage of an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) cooler as the main cause of the fire incidents that happened in the cars in Asia's fourth-biggest economy this year The German carmaker used the same software and hardware for its vehicles sold in Europe and Korea The EGR is one of the principal devices used to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions from diesel engines

Tickets now on sale for TechCrunch Startup Battlefield MENA 2018

[] It all goes down in front of a live audience filled with entrepreneurs, distinguished technologists and eager investors Only five teams move on to the finals for one more round of brilliant pitches and more tough questions from a fresh set of judges And it’ll cost you only $29 to say you knew them when

BMW faces a wave of lawsuits in Korea after 32 sedans engulfed in flames

[] BMW has identified the EGR, one of the principal methods used to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions from diesel engines, as the main cause of the recent fires in the engine compartment Two groups of consumers, one of four and the other of 13, have already filed a suit against BMW over the faulty part that appears to have caused vehicles to catch fire, according to Ha Jong-sun, an attorney at Barun Law, which represents the 17 plaintiffs The company is expected to announce future plans at the gathering

LemonBox brings US vitamins and health products to consumers in China

[] China is rising in many ways the economy, consumer spending and technology but still many of its population looks overseas, and particularly to the West, for cues on lifestyle and health The startup’s third co-founder, Eddy Meng (CMO), is a graduate of Chinese app store startup Wandoujia which sold to Alibaba two years ago