With America No Longer A ‘Friend,’ Angela Merkel Looks To China As New Partner

July 6, 2017

Chinese President Xi Jinping is in Berlin this week for whats been described as a highly-symbolic state visit. Welcoming Xi on Wednesday, Merkel said the meeting happening just days before the start of the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg was a good opportunity for the two countries to expand and broaden our extensive strategic relations. She did not elaborate on these comments, but her words have been interpreted as…

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News Daily: North Korean missile and Grenfell ‘frustration’ – BBC News

July 5, 2017

Get news from the BBC in your inbox, each weekday morning Grenfell: Survivors express frustration Survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire have held a meeting with a coroner, expressing frustration at a lack of information from the authorities. During the three-hour discussion, Dr Fiona Wilcox, coroner for Westminster, described the scenes inside the building, where at least 80 people died last month, as “apocalyptic”. Meanwhile, the Grenfell response team says…

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How Americas Aircraft Carriers Could Become Obsolete

July 5, 2017

President Donald Trump has been consistent in his argument that the U.S. Navy has shrunk to a woefully inadequate size. The Republican has repeatedly said he wants the service to expand, including a fleet of a dozen aircraft carriers. That plan isn’t in the Pentagon’s current budget, but on July 22 the Navy will formally commission precautionary signal to North Korean aggression. The is the first of four planned -class carriers,…

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Daenerys Targaryen has the best names for her ‘Game of Thrones’ wigs

July 4, 2017

Image: hbo Daenerys Targaryen’s dragons aren’t the only ones with badass names… Apparently Emilia Clarke has also given each of her Game of Thrones wigs a spunky nickname, because why not? While reporting for the recent Time cover story on Game of Thrones, the publication learned the secrets ofClarke’s hair transformation into the glorious Mother of Dragons. SEE ALSO: Here’s how they make the ‘Game of Thrones’ music so spine-tinglingly…

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‘Babe’ actor and activist will serve one week in jail for climate protest

July 4, 2017

Actor and activist.Image: Matt Baron/BEI/Shutterstock The friendly farmer from Babe is facing jail time for a cause. James Cromwell, a climate activist, was sentenced to one week in jail for his arrest during a protest at a New York power plant in 2015. Two other environmental activists, Pramilla Malick and Madeline Shaw, were also sentenced by a judge in Wawayanda, N.Y. Cromwell helped stage a sit-in at a natural gas…

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This Canada Day, let’s celebrate Justin Trudeau, the guy who distracts us from Trump

July 4, 2017

Image: Mashable composite: pool/getty images O Canada! it’s a big day, eh? To celebrate Canada Day 2017, which marks 150 years since the country’s founding on July 1, 1867, please allow us to reminisce fondly on Justin Trudeau‘s year in the spotlight. In the midst of America’s own political dumpster fire, Canada’s prime minister has captured hearts and inspired joy with his charming demeanor and undeniably adorable antics. We thank…

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This week in apps: Watch videos with friends and island hop with UberBOAT

July 4, 2017

Download those new apps ASAP.Image: drew angerer/Getty Images It’s completely possible that you weren’t able to keep up with app updates this week considering all of the speculation of what the iPhone will look like in 2020. If that’s the case, there’s no need to worry. We’ve got you covered. SEE ALSO: Why your iPhone photos look so bad Each week we round up the most important app news along…

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J.K. Rowling has a theory for why Trump is constantly tweeting

July 4, 2017

Hmm.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock President Donald Trump has been on a roll recently when it comes to tweeting offensive, nonsensical thoughts early in the morning. After another week of sexist insults, media-bashing, and voter fraud paranoia on Twitter, J.K. Rowling came up with one explanation for our new presidential reality. A rather deep exchange between Trump and Buzz Aldrin at the signing of the Executive Order on the National Space Council today……

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This course can help you finally figure out how to make money while using Facebook

July 3, 2017

Image: Pixabay Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Let’s be real. After you picked up that fancy diploma, you lost all interest in learning skills that won’t help you earn a higher paycheck. If you work in marketing, you probably already know the importance of Facebook in advertising, building brand awareness, and driving purchases. But nearly anyoneeven marketing neophytescan…

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UK to withdraw from international fishing arrangement – BBC News

July 3, 2017

“Brexit poses very serious challenges to the seafood sector and this announcement will form part of the negotiations,” he said. The Scottish government backed the idea, saying it had been pressing for it “for some time”. The London Fisheries Convention sits alongside the EU Common Fisheries Policy, which allows all European countries access between 12 and 200 nautical miles of the UK and sets quotas for how much fish nations…

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Grenfell Tower fire: No prosecutions for subletting of flats, government promises – BBC News

July 3, 2017

All of the material checked so far in the wake of the tragedy on 14 June has failed the tests. However, the Department for Communities and Local Government said it was testing the buildings it was most worried about first. Where have cladding fire tests failed? What we know so far Who were the victims? Earlier this week, police warned it would not know the final death toll until at…

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The headstones with unusual stories to tell – BBC News

July 3, 2017

Image copyright Getty Images In 1703, Hannah Twynnoy became Britain’s first recorded victim of a tiger. She was a barmaid at the White Lion in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, when a travelling menagerie set up in the pub’s large rear yard, ready to attract paying crowds. Hannah was warned against upsetting the tiger but she enjoyed bothering and poking at the big cat – until one day it discovered the cage door…

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Buzz Aldrin Looked As Baffled As We Felt During Trump’s Space Talk

July 2, 2017

The astronaut was at Trumps side as the president announced a new executive order reestablishing the National Space Council 24 years after it was last active to direct space policy in his administration. Trump also referred to space providing the security that we need to protect the American people. And he sent Aldrins eyebrows shooting up when he added, inexplicably, At some point in the future, were going to look…

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Bizarre Video Shows Runaway Toilets Chasing People During Storm

July 2, 2017

Video of the chaos uploaded to Twitter on Friday shows the fast-moving blue port-a-potties sliding across Red Square in the Russian capital as people move out of their way. Video of the hilarious scene went viral on Twitter and toilet jokes abounded. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsEZ Video Creator – Basic Create your own amazing videos using our massive library and easy cloud-based editing program.WPDigiPro (Personal License)…

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Trump Administration Accused Of Using Immigrant Kids As ‘Bait’ To Catch Parents

July 1, 2017

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials confirmed that their surge initiative against human smuggling operations, first reported by McClatchy on Thursday, is targeting, among others,those who pay for unaccompanied minors to be brought into the U.S. without authorization. Dont be fooled here by claims that this is an effort by the government to protect children from smugglers, Michelle Bran of the Womens Refugee Commission said Friday on a call with reporters….

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Anderson Cooper Uses Trumps Own Words To Show How Weak The President Is

June 30, 2017

The president of the United States is the most powerful person in the world. The president is the spokesman for democracy and liberty. Isnt it time we brought back the pomp and circumstance and the sense of awe for that office that we all held? Cooper quoted. The book he was quoting: Trumps 2015 campaign tome,Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again. Its not normal, Cooper said. This is…

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2 Killed, 4 Injured In Mishap At Florida Coal Power Plant

June 30, 2017

The workers were carrying out maintenance on a tank containing slag, a byproduct of coal, when the incident occurred at Tampa Electrics Big Bend Power Station in Apollo Beach, Tampa Electric and Emera Company spokeswoman Cherie Jacobs told a news conference. Rescue workers received a call at about 4:20 p.m. local time about a possible explosion at the plant. They found two workers dead and four injured when they arrived,…

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Your Health Care Information Is Insecure — And Extremely Lucrative On The Black Market

June 30, 2017

Not very. TrendMicro, an information security company, has reported that the health care sectoris now the preferred target for cybercriminals. The industry, with hospitals leading the way, has been the top target of data breaches, followed by government and retail.In 2015, a total of 113.2 million health care-related records were stolen, the most ever, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. An electronic health record database contains personal…

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Radio 1: Why is the station struggling to find new DJs? – BBC News

June 30, 2017

Image caption Jameela Jamil presented T4 before joining Radio 1 in 2012 In recent years, Radio 1’s line-up has sometimes resembled a Sunday morning TV schedule. Fearne Cotton, Nick Grimshaw, Jameela Jamil and many more were hired to present on the station after first cutting their teeth on TV. But Cooper says the issue now with hiring from TV is the fundamental change in the type of personalities which fill…

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Avebury neolithic ‘stone square circle’ discovered – BBC News

June 29, 2017

Dr Joshua Pollard, said its “scale and complexity” was “unheard of”. Image caption The survey took place within the bank and ditch and colossal outer stone circle of the Avebury henge “We have detected and mapped a series of prehistoric standing stones that were subsequently hidden and buried,” Dr Gillings said. “Together, these reveal a striking and apparently unique square megalithic monument within the Avebury circles that has the potential…

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GOP Senator Explains To His Colleagues How Babies Are Made

June 29, 2017

Some GOP lawmakers have insisted that men shouldnt have to foot the bill for such services since men dont get pregnant.But Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, who is a gastroenterologist, has a different take. Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) is urging his colleagues to keep maternity benefits in all health care plans. You know, Im a doctor, and I know that might be med school. So, do you want a coverage that…

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Republicans Keep Using This Shockingly Dishonest Argument To Sell Their Health Care Plan

June 29, 2017

What might take the cake, however, is one of the GOPs main rationales for why Obamacare needs to be junked rather than simply shored up. Key Republicans, includingHealth and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, argue that the law enacted in 2010 failed because millions of people still have no health insurance. Meanwhile, they push legislation that would add to this problem. Thats not to say that the current draft of…

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Warren Buffett Makes The Case For Single-Payer Health Care

June 28, 2017

In an interview on PBS NewsHour, host Judy Woodruff asked Buffett, a longtime Democratic donor, how the United States should address the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. With my limited knowledge, I think that [single payer] probably is the best system, Buffett said. In almost every field of American business, it pays to bring down costs, he said. Theres an awful lot of people involved in the medical,…

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Adam Driver Brings A Family To Tears With Life-Changing Surprise

June 28, 2017

Just a warning: Tears may start flowing when you see Star Wars actor Adam Driverdeliver a surprise, life-changing scholarship to the daughter of a disabled veteran. Driver teamed up with Budweiser and the Folds of Honor Foundation to make it happen. The actor, a former Marine, told HuffPost he jumped at the chance to get involved when he heard how the two organizations were helping military families. Over email, Driver…

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Arkansas Installs Long-Disputed Ten Commandments Monument At Its Capitol

June 28, 2017

The 6-foot, 3,000-pound monument on the Capitol grounds in Little Rock was erected following a 2015 court decision approving the monument. She said the ACLU plans to file a lawsuit challenging the display. Other groups, including atheists and Hindus, attempted similar measures to protest the Judeo-Christian monument. The Freedom From Religion Foundation, a group that promotes the separation of church and state, released a statementTuesday asserting that Arkansas wouldregret its…

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Theresa May’s DUP-Tory deal criticised as ‘shabby and reckless’ – BBC News

June 27, 2017

May’s deal with the DUP Where does this leave power-sharing talks? Where will the money go? Who are the DUP? Negotiations lasted 18 days after the general election on 8 June resulted in a hung parliament. The support of the DUP, added to the Tories’ 317 MPs, means Mrs May passes the 326 figure needed for an overall Commons majority under a “confidence and supply” arrangement planned to last until…

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