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Source: The Guradian

Amazon's cheapest Kindle now has a better screen and a front light

Today 00:35 GMT

Amazon has released a new version of its cheapest Kindle e-reader with an improved screen and a reading light, a feature previously held back for its more expensive devices.

Costing £10 more than the previous generation, at £69.99, the new Kindle has a 6in e-ink display with an adjustable front light that projects from the sides to make the screen readable in the dark. “Customers consistently tell us how much they appreciate having a front light on Kindle devices so they can read in any environment – even in bed at night,” said Eric Saarnio, the European head of Amazon devices.

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Source: Fox News

Five years after Crimea annexation, tensions remain

Tuesday 20:55 GMT

“Russia opened its arms, its heart and soul and welcomed you with joy and delight!” Russian President Vladimir Putin called out to exuberant crowds in Crimea Monday evening.

James Appathurai, deputy assistant secretary general for Political Affairs at NATO, said that the annexation of Crimea is part of a pattern that began with Georgia and includes Russian intervention in Syria. Russian Sen. Viktor Bondarev recently said that the Kremlin is deploying nuclear-capable strategic bombers to Crimea.

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Source: Fox News

Health care costs will rise unless Congress blocks harmful tax

Today 00:34 GMT

Unless Congress acts, a tax increase on medical devices will take effect Jan. 1 and needlessly raise those costs even higher.

By repealing the medical device tax, lawmakers can jumpstart health care innovation in the U.S. With a lighter touch from Uncle Sam, patients can see improved services at a lower price.

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Source: Common Domain

Paris, Hong Kong and Singapore are World’s Priciest Cities

Wednesday 23:39 GMT

Paris, Hong Kong and Singapore have tied as the top three most expensive cities in the world, according to a report released this week by the Economist Intelligence Unit.

Singapore topped the ranking of 133 cities in 2018, and is the only city that remained in the same spot in the report’s top-10 priciest cities. Other Asian cities at the top of the list include Osaka, Japan, at No. 5, and Seoul, South Korea, at No. 7.. In terms of European cities, Zurich was the fourth most expensive city, followed by Geneva at No. 5. Copenhagen tied with Seoul at No. 7.. From the U.S., New York and Los Angeles were ranked as the seventh and 10th most expensive cities, respectively.

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Source: Global News

Meghan Markle’s pregnancy wardrobe cost more than $800K — here’s who pays for it

Tuesday 04:14 GMT

Researchers at Love the Sales tallied the retail prices of the 75 maternity outfits Meghan Markle has worn in public and found her mom-to-be wardrobe has cost more than $840,000 so far.

‘Any longer and I would’ve been burnt out’ — Former aide to the Queen shares difficulties of job. “Prince Charles pays for the wardrobe of he and Camila, as well as William, Kate, Harry and Meghan,” Arbiter told Global News.

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Source: Fox News

Dr. Marc Siegel: Aspirin saves lives but it also cost lives – Here’s what you need to know about the drug

Wednesday 14:31 GMT

Since both heart attacks and strokes usually involve clots, it has always made sense to me that aspirin is useful for what we doctors call secondary prevention – when you already have a known heart disease or had a prior stroke and an aspirin decreases your risk from forming another clot, totally blocking a critical artery, and disabling or killing you.

Earlier studies showed that there was an advantage to taking aspirin for what is known as primary prevention, for those without known heart disease but at risk for developing it.

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Source: BBC

World's most expensive cities revealed

Wednesday 11:46 GMT

Report author Roxana Slavcheva said Paris had been among the top 10 most expensive cities since 2003 and was "extremely expensive" to live in. "Only alcohol, transport and tobacco offer value for money compared with other European cities," she said.

The price of a cup of coffee in the capital Caracas doubled to 400 bolivars ($0.62; £0.50) in the space of only a week last December, according to Bloomberg.

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Source: Common Domain

Two U.S. cities just cracked the top 10 most expensive places to live on earth

Tuesday 22:44 GMT

Indeed, while last year no U.S. city was in the top 10 costliest places in the world, this year, New York (No. 7) and Los Angeles (No. 10) cracked the list.

On Monday, the Economist Intelligence Unit released its 2019 worldwide cost of living survey, and one big trend stands out: All but two U.S. cities climbed in the ranking. Indeed, while last year no U.S. city was in the top 10 costliest places in the world, this year, New York (No. 7) and Los Angeles (No. 10) cracked the list.

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Source: The Guradian

England could run short of water within 25 years

Wednesday 11:46 GMT

However, this could be avoided with ambitious action to cut people’s water use by a third and leakage from water company pipes by 50%, he says, along with big new reservoirs, more desalination plants and transfers of water across the country.

Michael Roberts, the chief executive of Water UK, which represents the water companies, said: “As well as planning increasing investment, water companies have publicly committed to cut leakage by 50% by 2050.” “We’re also working with government and regulators to find ways to make it easier for people to reduce their daily water use, and if we all work together on this we can make sure the country continues to get the water it needs,” said Roberts.

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Source: DW

Paris joins Hong Kong and Singapore as world's most expensive city

Tuesday 22:44 GMT

"We note converging costs in traditionally more expensive cities like Paris, Singapore, Zurich, Geneva, Copenhagen, and Hong Kong," said Roxana Slavcheva, the editor of the survey, in a media release. "It is a testament to globalization and the similarity of tastes and shopping patterns.

Singapore is one of the world's three most expensive cities for the sixth year running, according to The Economist Intelligence Unit's 2019 Worldwide Cost of Living Survey, released on Tuesday.

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Source: Fox News

Trump budget calls for eliminating offices, programs in cost-cutting bid

Tuesday 13:35 GMT

President Trump’s fiscal 2020 budget proposal, in a bid to cut costs, calls for eliminating a range of programs and offices.

With a budget of $274 million, the EDA’s elimination would amount to one of the smaller cuts in Trump’s 2020 budget.

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Source: BBC

What's next for Boeing after 737 grounding?

Monday 16:21 GMT

Two fatal accidents involving Boeing 737 Max jets have left the plane maker rushing to restore confidence in the safety of its fastest-selling fleet.

Teal Group aviation analyst Richard Aboulafia said although the current 737 Max fleet is relatively small "the future revenue stream is enormously important" to Boeing. Each plane on order was priced at between $45-50m, Mr Aboulafia said, and Boeing has "taken deposits worth a small portion of many of the orders received".


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