China Seeks Sweeping Regional Deal With Pacific Island Countries

SYDNEY, Australia — China is pursuing a regional agreement with Pacific island nations that would expand Beijing’s role in policing, maritime cooperation and cybersecurity while offering scholarships for more than…

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Microsoft teases interesting 3rd-party widgets for Windows 11

During the Build 2022 developer conference, Microsoft confirmed that the Store in Windows 11 might soon let you download third-party widgets. The web widgets or tiny apps are accessible via…

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In the U.S., Backlash to Civil Rights Era Made Guns a Political Third Rail

I am a mother of two young children, and I wish I could say that the pain that parents in Uvalde, Texas, feel this morning is unimaginable to me. But…

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A Proposed Road in Alaska Threatens Anilca Protections

By Alaskan standards, the gravel road that an isolated community near the Aleutian Islands wants to build to connect to an airport is not a huge project. But because it…

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NASA Astronaut Heard Rumor of Being Abandoned in Space From His Wife

Honey… Left Behind It turns out that a March rumor that the Russians might abandon an American astronaut aboard the ISS made its way to the astronaut in question in a…

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At Least One iPhone 14 Model Three Weeks Behind Schedule Due to China Lockdowns

Development of at least one iPhone 14 model is three weeks behind schedule due to Chinese lockdowns and in a worst case scenario could impact initial production volumes, according to…

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After Mass Gun Killings, Other Nations Changed Course — to Notable Effect

The world over, mass shootings are frequently met with a common response: Officials impose new restrictions on gun ownership. Mass shootings become rarer. Homicides and suicides tend to decrease, too….

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How (and Why) We Calculated the Value of Haiti’s Payments to France

On Sept. 9, Selam Gebrekidan, one of our colleagues on the project, traveled with me and Matt to southeast London to meet Victor Bulmer-Thomas, a British expert on Caribbean economies,…

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Corporations Pledge to Buy ‘Green’ at Davos Gathering

WASHINGTON — More than 50 corporations have joined a global “buyers’ club” that pledges to purchase aluminum, steel and other commodities made from processes that emit little to no carbon,…

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Microsoft hints at Windows 11 22H2 release date, confirms RTM

Windows 11 version 22H2 release date is at some point between September and October, according to a hint dropped by Microsoft itself. The company accidentally or intentionally revealed this information…

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Live Updates: Boris Johnson and U.K. Lockdown Report News

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has pledged to make the report publicly available after it is submitted.Credit…Peter Nicholls/Reuters LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson presided over an office in which there…

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After Biden Visit, China Conducts Military Drills Near Taiwan

China’s Army held combat drills in the sea and airspace around Taiwan, a Chinese military official said on Wednesday, one day after China and Russia held their first joint military…

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2025 VW ID.1 is a €19,900 replacement for VW e-UP with more room, power and range

VW ID.1 has been rumored since 2020, it was meant to be on the market by 2023 but now we know it won’t happen until 2025. VW kept going back…

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Electric Nissan Ariya to go from North Pole to South Pole

Do not try this at home! Chris Ramsey, who is behind the adventure and will be driving the Nissan Ariya, clearly does not pay attention to those warnings. Only a…

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Polestar invests in StoreDot to secure access to fast charging battery technology

Polestar hasn’t stopped making waves since it became an independent company in 2017. Despite being owned by Volvo and Geely and sharing a lot of technology with the parent companies,…

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Google celebrates 15 years of Street View with a new camera

Street View marks 15 years today and to celebrate, Google has added a way to look at past Street View imagery on mobile. The feature has been around on desktop…

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