Daily Archives: July 3, 2018

A bigger Amazon Prime Day 2018 arrives July 16 with more deals, devices and longer hours

Amazon’s Prime Day, the company’s annual sales event that’s now its biggest, will be held this year on July 16, starting at 12 PM PT/3 PM ET, and will feature over a million deals, the retailer announced today. One big change this time around is the event’s length — last year, Prime Day ran 30 hours, but this year’s event ...

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Chinese officials court EU nations to get allies in trade row with Trump – report

Chinese officials have reportedly been cozying up to their EU counterparts, promising members of the 28-strong bloc to open the Chinese market in return for putting up a united front against the US in the World Trade Organization. China has been actively seeking an ally in the EU in a potential trade war with Washington, with senior Chinese officials offering ...

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#Walkaway campaign launched by gay NY hairdresser speaks to disenchanted liberals

The #Walkway campaign, a grassroots initiative by New York-based stylist Brandon Straka, has been blowing up on Twitter, with disappointed ex-Democrats telling stories of what prompted them to “take the red pill.” The movement has been gaining momentum since a YouTube video, starring Straka, went viral. In the video, originally posted late May, Straka, an openly gay man, explains why ...

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Airwallex raises $80M for its international payment service for businesses

Airwallex, a three-year-old fintech startup focused on international payments for SMEs and businesses, is putting itself on the map after it raised an $ 80 million Series B round. Based out of Melbourne, but with six offices in Asia and other parts of the world, Airwallex’s new funding round is the second-largest financing deal for an Australian startup in history. ...

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'Heart Breaker' op revealed Hamas spying on IDF soldiers' phones via dating apps – report

Hamas operatives have been posing as attractive young men and women online in order to trick IDF troops into downloading malicious software that would allow surveillance of their phones, Israeli intelligence said. Around 500 soldiers have been approached by suspicious people on social media and the WhatsApp messaging service, who used Israeli numbers and persuaded them to download specific applications ...

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Trump the peacekeeper? US leader brags that America would be ‘in war’ with N. Korea 'if not for him

US President Donald Trump has once again baffled the international community, as he claimed that it was him who actually saved the world from a potentially devastating conflict between Washington and Pyongyang. “If not for me, we would now be at War with North Korea!” Trump said in a Twitter post on Tuesday as he rejoiced the “many good conversations ...

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Japan's plutonium reserves might prevent N. Korea's denuclearization – Obama-era official

The talks between Washington and Pyongyang on the Korean Peninsula denuclearization might possibly be disrupted due to the vast nuclear fuel reserves possessed by… Japan, a former Obama administration official has warned. “There are particular concerns that it [Japan’s plutonium stockpile] could provide a rationale for nuclear weapon ownership to North Korea, which has nuclear nonproliferation as a goal,” Thomas ...

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Proud Boy protester knocks antifa man out cold at Portland riot (VIDEO)

The moment a right-wing Proud Boy protester knocks out an antifa demonstrator is going viral online in the wake of the Portland riots last weekend. Ethan Michael Nordean, also known as Rufio, is seen punching a reported antifa protester, who was wielding a baton, in the face. The hit was so strong it sent the man’s sunglasses flying in the ...

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‘Sound conclusions’: Senate panel backs ‘Russiagate’ intel report

The Senate Intelligence Committee endorsed the intelligence community assessment (ICA) that Russia meddled in the US presidential election, taking the word of the people involved that everything was done properly. The committee finds that the ICA is “a sound intelligence product,” and “believes the conclusions of the ICA are sound,” said the report released on Tuesday by Chairman Richard Burr ...

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Ecuador judge orders arrest of ex-president Rafael Correa

The National Court of Justice of Ecuador has ordered the preventive detention of the country’s former president Rafael Correa and requested that Interpol apprehend him for extradition. The request for Correa’s detention was filed by the country’s chief prosecutor on Tuesday. The prosecution is accusing Correa, who served as the president of Ecuador from 2007 to 2017, of being involved ...

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