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Gun violence & expensive healthcare: China warns tourists about perils of traveling to US

Chinese tourists traveling to the US should be ever vigilant as gun violence and robberies are rampant, healthcare is expensive and natural disasters can occur at any moment, China’s Washington embassy has warned. Shootings, robberies and theft are commonplace in US cities as law and order “is not good” there, the embassy cautioned in newly released travel advice. Diplomats there ...

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Putin assured me Russia didn’t meddle in elections, but Trump still wants to talk about it – Bolton

Donald Trump will probably want to have a “conversation” about election-meddling during his meeting with Vladimir Putin, despite the Russian president’s repeated assurances that the Kremlin did not interfere in the 2016 race. In his first interview since meeting with Putin in Moscow, US National Security Adviser John Bolton told Fox News Sunday that, when he met the Russian president, ...

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Trumps leaves door open when asked about Crimea recognition

In comments sure to ruffle some ‘Russiagate’ feathers, Donald Trump hinted that he may consider recognizing Crimea as a part of Russia. The remark comes two weeks before his historic summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. US President Donald Trump, speaking to reporters aboard Air Force One on Friday, was asked if Washington would accept Russia’s claim to Crimea. The ...

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Questions about Apple’s new Maps, answered

Earlier today we revealed that Apple was re-building maps from the ground up. These are some questions from readers that came up when we went live. You can ask more questions here and I’ll try to add them. What part of Maps will be new? The actual map. Apple is building them from scratch, with its own data rather than ...

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9 quick facts about the ‘Merkel-saving’ EU deal on tackling influx of refugees & migrants

EU leaders, racking their brains on how to share the burden of migrants and refugees, finally reached a vague compromise after almost 10 hours of deliberations. Here are nine main points to help you understand what was decided. Europe saw around one million migrants arrive to the continent during the 2015 refugee crisis. More than 377,000 reached Europe in 2016 ...

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Questions about Apple’s new Maps, answered

Earlier today we revealed that Apple was re-building maps from the ground up. These are some questions from readers that came up when we went live. You can ask more questions here and I’ll try to add them. What part of Maps will be new? The actual map. Apple is building them from scratch, with its own data rather than ...

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iOS 12 is all about making your phone work better

The pace of iOS innovation has been so intense that even Apple couldn’t keep up. In some ways, iOS 11’s main feature was that it was packed with bugs, with autocorrect bugs, messages arriving out of order and the Calculator app not calculating properly. iOS 12 is a nice change of pace. “For iOS 12, we’re doubling down on performance,” ...

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‘American Civil War wasn’t about slavery’ – GOP Senate candidate

Republican Senate nominee Corey Stewart has argued that the American Civil War was not fought over slavery, but over states’ rights. Speaking to The Hill on Monday, Stewart said that while not all parts of his native state of Virginia’s history are “pretty,” the Civil War ultimately was not about slavery. “If you look at the history, that’s not what ...

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5 female NGO workers abducted & gang-raped while raising awareness about human trafficking

Five women were gang-raped by at least half a dozen men in India while performing a street play to bring awareness to human trafficking. The women, who work for an NGO, were approached by the men at gunpoint. The women were performing in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand on Tuesday when the men approached the group, which also included ...

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After twenty years of Salesforce, what Marc Benioff got right and wrong about the cloud

Grant Miller Contributor As we enter the 20th year of Salesforce, there’s an interesting opportunity to reflect back on the change that Marc Benioff created with the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model for enterprise software with his launch of Salesforce.com. This model has been validated by the annual revenue stream of SaaS companies, which is fast approaching $ 100 billion by most ...

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