ICANN Deletes New Brand gTLD .Spiegel

WorldNews.com | 2018-12-17

.Spiegel, the new brand gTLD, has been removed from the IANA root zone by ICANN, Domain Gang reported. With only one domain in the IANA database – nic.spiegel – it was obvious the German-owned brand gTLD never took off, the report said. Spiegel, which means “mirror” in German, has apparently...

WhatsApp brings this new feature for all Android users

The Times of India | 2018-12-17

NEW DELHI: WhatsApp for iPhone recently got a new button for group video calls. The feature has been rolling out with the latest WhatsApp stable version 2.18.380. However, WhatsApp has quietly pushed a long awaited PiP feature with the latest version for its Android users too....

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Boeing, Embraer forge on with tie-up after Brazil suspension reversed

Yahoo Daily News | 2018-12-17

More Sao Paulo (AFP) - US planemaker Boeing and Brazil's Embraer said Monday they have approved the terms of a partnership to create a joint venture now worth $5.26 billion -- more than when they first announced it in July. "The transaction remains subject to approval by the Government of Brazil,...

Google commences $1B expansion in New York City

The State | 2018-12-17

Google is spending more than $1 billion to expand operations in New York City. Ruth Porat, senior vice president and chief financial officer at Google and Alphabet, said in a blog post Monday that...

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Study finds chronic fatigue clues in overactive immune response

Deccan Chronicle | 2018-12-17

London: Scientists exploring what may trigger a complex disorder known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) have found clues in the way some people’s immune systems respond more actively to a health attack. A severe illness characterised by long-term physical and mental fatigue, CFS is thought to...

Trump presidency 'good news' for the world, says controversial French author Houellebecq

France24 | 2018-12-14

Controversial French author Michel Houellebecq has again raised eyebrows with a quasi defense of the US president. Under Donald Trump, "America is no longer the world’s leading power," he said, adding: This is "good news for the rest of the world". ......

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Danish Bitcoin traders targeted for tax payments

Zerocrypted | 2018-12-17

The Danish population may be considered as the happiest one in the world, but that happiness may not translate into the future some of the Bitcoin traders will be facing soon. According to a press release on Dec. 10 by Denmark’s tax agency Skattestyrelsen. More than 2,500 individuals will have...

Bitcoin climbs above $3,400, headed for biggest daily rise in nearly 3 weeks

Daily Star Lebanon | 2018-12-17

Bitcoin rose sharply Monday, climbing above $3,400 in a move traders ascribed to heavy buying on Japan and Hong Kong-based exchanges. ......

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WTA rules changed in light of Serena Williams pregnancy and catsuit debates

Metro UK | 2018-12-13

Williams catsuit will be allowed at WTA events (Picture: Corbis via Getty) Serena Williams was caught up in several debates upon her return from pregnancy in 2018, and the WTA Tour has now announced rule changes to tackle the issues heading into the future. Williams was controversially seeded by...

Boris Becker prepares for next stage of divorce court fight over money

This is Money | 2018-12-10

German tennis star Boris Becker is preparing for the next stage of a divorce court row over money with his estranged wife Lilly. Becker and Mrs Becker appeared at a preliminary hearing in the...

Zlatan Ibrahimovic hints at LA Galaxy stay

Sporting News | 2018-12-17

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has hinted he is staying with the LA Galaxy following rumors linking him with a return to AC Milan. Ibrahimovic, 37, joined the Galaxy in March after departing Manchester United, and he went on to have an immense impact in his debut MLS campaign, scoring 22...

Ramos wants to give back to Middle East Madristas

Gulf News | 2018-12-17

Abu Dhabi: Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos wants to give something back to his fans in the region at this week’s Fifa Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi as he bids for his 20th title with Los Blancos. The Spaniards play Kashima Antlers in the semis at Zayed Sports City from 8.30pm on Wednesday for the...

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Hungary protests: MPs opposing far-right leader Viktor Orban ejected from state broadcaster's HQ

The Independent | 2018-12-17

Hungarian politicians opposing the rule of right-wing nationalist prime minister Viktor Orban have been ejected from the headquarters of a state broadcaster in...

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‘Yellow Vests’ open a new front in the battle: Popular referendums

France24 | 2018-12-17

Many of the "Yellow Vests" who hit the streets again on Saturday wielded signs with the acronym RIC – for "Citizens' Initiative Referendum" – as demonstrators...

Erdogan: Turkey to launch East of Euphrates operation 'any moment'

Press TV | 2018-12-17

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country’s military is possible to start a new operation against US-backed Kurdish militants in Syria at...

Trump blasts Fed: 'Incredible' to even consider a rate hike

The Hill | 2018-12-17

President TrumpDonald John TrumpFamily says Trump travel ban preventing mother from seeing dying son Saudi Arabia rejects Senate position on Khashoggi killing...

US-Taliban talks held in UAE

The Times of India | 2018-12-17

ISLAMABAD: The US and Taliban officials met in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday in a new round of talks, an effort aimed at resolving the 17-year war in...

Paris government to rush through concessions for 'yellow vests'

The Times of India | 2018-12-17

PARIS: The French government is set to rush tax cuts and a rise in the minimum wage through parliament in a bid to end the "yellow vest" protests which appear...

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Al Jazeera | 2018-12-17

How many more ways can Israel sentence Palestinians to death?

Israel is now considering to bring back capital punishment to crush those resisting its illegal...

Al Jazeera | 2018-12-17

Manufacturing spies: Iran's campaign against 'infiltration'

Iranian security forces are accusing innocent academics of being spies to cover up their own...