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Huawei Under Criminal Investigation Over Iran Sanctions

Thursday 16:24 GMT

The Justice Department is investigating whether Huawei Technologies Co. violated U.S. sanctions related to Iran, according to people familiar with the matter—opening a new avenue of scrutiny amid wider national-security concerns over the Chinese cellular-electronics giant.

Such a probe raises the stakes for Huawei, which is facing a series of moves by Washington to diminish its already-limited business dealings in the U.S. It could also have knock-on effects for its much larger business overseas, particularly in Europe.

Source: Global News

What is incel Examining the ‘rebellion’ praised by Toronto van attack suspect

Thursday 18:15 GMT

In a Facebook post that has been taken down, Toronto van attack suspect Alek Minassian made reference to and praised the “incel rebellion.”

‘Proud’ father praises police officer son who arrested Toronto van suspect. The Incelcast, a podcast hosted by an incel by the name Jack Peterson, recorded an episode last night discussing the Toronto van attack. Peterson, who by all accounts portrays himself as a moderate incel and adamantly does not condone violence against women, was joined by a co-host by the name Mahlo in addition to other guests, all of whom shared varying viewpoints on the movement.

Source: NBC News

U.S. investigates alleged atrocities committed against Rohingya

Thursday 13:38 GMT

The U.S. government is conducting an intensive examination of alleged atrocities against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, documenting accusations of murder, rape, beatings and other possible offenses in an investigation that could be used to prosecute Myanmar’s military for crimes against humanity, U.S. officials told Reuters.

The undertaking, led by the State Department, has involved more than a thousand interviews of Rohingya men and women in refugee camps in neighboring Bangladesh, where almost 700,000 Rohingya have fled after a military crackdown last year in Myanmar’s northwestern Rakhine State, two U.S. officials said.

Source: Reuters

A 'new Koreatown' silenced by Canada van attack

Thursday 10:52 GMT

The van that killed 10 in Toronto on Monday ploughed through the heart of a vibrant Korean community in Canada’s largest city, barrelling past a cluster of Korean restaurants, a grocery store and a popular street vendor that sells red bean waffles shaped like fish and other Korean treats.

The attack killed two South Korean citizens and one Canadian Korean, and injured at least one South Korean citizen, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Source: New York Times

How Scott Pruitt Plans to Defend Himself on Capitol Hill: Spread the Blame

Thursday 16:24 GMT

As Scott Pruitt, the embattled head of the Environmental Protection Agency, prepares to testify before Congress on Thursday amid a series of spending and ethics investigations, an internal E.P.A. document indicates that he may blame his staff for many of the decisions that have put a cloud over his tenure at the agency.

Representative Greg Walden, the Republican chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said, “It will be a cordial reception, but he’s got some tough questions to answer.”

Source: New York Times

‘These Are Not Usual Days’: Cuomo Urges Felder to Rejoin Democrats

Thursday 10:52 GMT

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday sent a strongly worded letter to Senator Simcha Felder, the lone legislator preventing Democrats from regaining control of the State Senate, warning that his unique influence in Albany might not last past the November elections.

Last week, on the Legislature’s first day back in session after the dissolution of the I.D.C., Mr. Felder jokingly highlighted his power on the Senate floor.

Source: New York Times

In a Raft of New Books, Motherhood From (Almost) Every Angle

Thursday 16:24 GMT

Recent books on motherhood, however, frequently and sometimes unwittingly, illustrate a different phenomenon: how motherhood dissolves the border of the self but shores up, often violently, the walls between classes of women.

So many of these books (almost all of them are by white, middle-class women) seem wary of, if not outright disinterested in, more deeply engaging with how race and class inflect the experience of motherhood.

Source: New York Times

Home Depot Shooting: Dallas Officer Dies From Injuries

Thursday 08:06 GMT

A Dallas police officer died on Wednesday, one day after he, another officer and a store security guard were shot at a Home Depot.

Officer Almeida and Scott Painter, the Home Depot security guard, both remain critically injured, Chief U. Renee Hall of the Dallas Police Department said at a news conference on Wednesday. “We thank him for paying the ultimate sacrifice protecting his community and we keep his family in our prayers.”

Source: Common Domain

Here’s why we can’t blame industrials earnings for recent selloffs

Thursday 10:52 GMT

Analysts at Daiwa Capital Markets took the stock down a peg to a neutral rating, saying that while they raised their 2019 per-share earnings estimate to $11 from $9.10, they saw “risks from a peak China construction market and cost pressures limiting any further upside to earnings and margins going forward.”

The aerospace company reported adjusted earnings of $3.64 a share on sales of $23.38 billion, beating consensus expectations of adjusted earnings of $2.57 a share on sales of $22.1 billion.

Source: CBS News

Gmail revamp debuting, with focus on security, privacy, ease of use

Thursday 09:03 GMT

Big changes are coming for the millions of workers who use G Suite, the professional version of Gmail and Google's other productivity apps.

Rumors of a major Gmail update have been floating around for a while, and while the changes are primarily aimed at business customers, many of them will be coming to the free consumer version of Gmail, as well. Topping that list are security and privacy, with expiration dates, the ability to revoke some email content, and SMS authentication all coming to a feature called confidential mode.

Source: Common Domain

A Look at WeWork’s Books: Revenue Is Doubling but Losses Are Mounting

Thursday 10:52 GMT

Its revenue per user fell 6.2% to $6,928 in 2017, while sales and marketing costs more than tripled to $139 million, or 16% of revenue, up from 9.9% of revenue in 2016.

Investors have rushed into WeWork in the hope that it will be able to sustain its rapid growth—it has roughly been doubling its revenue and memberships every year. S&P Global Ratings after analyzing the offering documents on Tuesday assigned WeWork a rating of B, five notches below investment grade into junk territory, while Fitch Ratings gave the company a BB minus.

Source: DW

Bosch announces 'breakthrough' in diesel technology

Thursday 08:06 GMT

German auto parts supplier Bosch has said it has developed a new and cleaner exhaust technology that will end the current debate about dirty diesels.

Bosch said Wednesday it had developed a new exhaust emissions treatment technology that's able to cut pollution from health-threatening nitrogen oxides (NOx) to 13 milligrams per kilometer, well below the current legal limit of 168 milligrams and a limit of 120 milligrams as of 2020.

Source: Washington Post

Climate change could make thousands of tropical islands ‘uninhabitable’ in coming decades, new study says

Thursday 08:06 GMT

More than a thousand low-lying tropical islands risk becoming “uninhabitable” by the middle of the century — or possibly sooner — because of rising sea levels, upending the populations of some island nations and endangering key U.S. military assets, according to new research published Wednesday.

The new study did not address specific Paris climate targets, but Kopp’s additional analysis found that even under a 2-degree or 1.5-degree Celsius climate scenario, by late in the century, more than 40 centimeters of sea-level rise will probably occur.

Source: New York Times

Pope Francis to Host 3 Chilean Sexual Abuse Victims to Ask Forgiveness

Thursday 08:06 GMT

Pope Francis will host three victims of Chile’s sexual abuse scandal this weekend at the Vatican hotel where he lives, to ask their forgiveness and listen to their suggestions, the Vatican announced on Wednesday, as he tries to make amends for voicing doubts about their accusations.

Though the past three popes have apologized to victims of sexual abuse in many countries, the situation in Chile had become especially venomous, forcing Pope Francis to reverse his public stance on specific accusations.

Source: BBC

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: Liverpool and England midfielder out of World Cup

Thursday 10:52 GMT

England's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will miss the World Cup this summer after injuring a knee during Liverpool's Champions League tie against Roma.

"The extent of the injury means Oxlade-Chamberlain is set to miss the remainder of the campaign for Liverpool, as well as the World Cup in Russia with England," Liverpool said in a statement. "Oxlade-Chamberlain will now begin a rehabilitation programme to enable him to reach full fitness again as soon as possible, returning to action next season."

Source: Global News

North Korea says it will suspend nuclear and missile testing

Saturday 14:32 GMT
Source: Fox News

North Korea announces end to missile testing as Trump cites 'big progress'

Saturday 14:32 GMT
Source: New York Times

‘Viva Verdi,’ Say Fans With Very Verdian Names

Sunday 21:51 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Make this one-pan Spanish Eggs and Potatoes, and you’ll learn how to fry

Sunday 21:51 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Kalidou Koulibaly’s late header seals victory for Napoli over Juventus

Sunday 21:51 GMT
Source: New York Times

Review: Anna Netrebko Emerges as a Powerful New Tosca at the Met

Sunday 21:51 GMT
Source: CBS News

Trump defends Michael Flynn after release of Comey memos

Saturday 08:06 GMT
Source: Global News

WestJet pilots begin strike vote after months of failed contract negotiations

Thursday 13:39 GMT
Source: BBC

Data firm AIQ may face legal action in UK

Today 04:18 GMT
Source: DW

Have Spotify and other streaming services saved the music industry?

Thursday 14:34 GMT
Source: Common Domain

A Guide to Four of the World’s Top Interior Design Districts

Thursday 10:54 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Peter Thiel Agrees Not to Buy Gawker

Thursday 16:26 GMT
Source: NBC News

Don't be the food police: 9 ways to help kids be mindful, more engaged eaters

Thursday 17:21 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Hershey Cuts Candy Varieties to Boost Profits

Today 04:18 GMT

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