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Sprint launches Samsung Galaxy S8 with BOGO offer

Fans await the Samsung Galaxy S8 as companies all over the world get ready for tomorrow’s triumphant launch. It is all but guaranteed to be one of the year’s best sellers. It is also guaranteed to not be cheap, though, which means finding the right deals is a must if you need to keep your wallet …

Mobile

Windows 10 is about to get a high-performance Game Mode

Microsoft made a big fuss out of the Windows 10 Creators Update's gaming features, and it's nearly ready to start delivering on them... including some that have remained mysterious. The company has revealed that it'll start trotting out a largely unknown Windows 10 Game Mode as part of Insider …

Fear and loathing in Washington DC: progressives dread Trump inauguration

Amid splendid pomp and pageantry, the eyes of the world are on Donald Trump as the capital is set to stage a battle for the heart of America<p>It’s for real. Donald Trump, billionaire businessman, reality TV celebrity and – to his foes – bigot and demagogue will place his hand on a Bible, repeat a …

Windows 10 Creators Update: Game Mode, Greater Data Control, Better Privacy Settings And More

The Windows 10 Creators Update was announced by the company in October 2016 and is expected to come out in the spring of 2017. The update is likely …

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: 70 Diplomats Urge Renewed Mideast Peace Talks

PARIS — Fearing a new eruption of violence in the Middle East, more than 70 world diplomats gathered in Paris on Sunday to push for renewed peace talks that would lead to a Palestinian state.<p>The conference is meant to be a forceful message to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and Israeli Prime …

Brexit: UK 'could change economic model' if single market access denied

<b>The UK may be forced to change its "economic model" if it is locked out of the single market after Brexit, Chancellor Philip Hammond has said.</b><p>Mr Hammond said the government would not "lie down" and would "do whatever we have to do" to remain competitive.<p>He had been asked by a German newspaper if …

Democrats Hope Sunday Obamacare Rallies Can Help Them Regain Momentum

This week, the House and Senate took the first substantial step toward repealing Obamacare.<p>Today, Democrats are holding rallies across the country, in an attempt to get some public momentum behind their longshot goal of blocking that effort.<p>Congressional Democrats are organizing what they call a …

The seven faces of Donald Trump – a psychologist’s view

From the chin-jut to the zipped smile, we examine the president-elect’s signature facial expressions and what they tell us about him<p>A great deal of Donald Trump’s political success can be put down to his body language and the unusual ways he uses his face. The first thing we notice about Trump’s …

Facebook rolls out fake news filter in Germany

Social network introduces fact-checking tools ahead of national elections later this year<p>Facebook will begin rolling out its fake news filter in Germany, the <i>Financial Times</i> reports, where lawmakers have expressed growing concern over the spread of fabricated news stories and Russian interference …

Samsung Slowly Filling In Its Computer Line With New Notebooks And Chromebooks Announced At CES 2017

Samsung Electronics is best known for mobile products like smartwatches, smartphones and tablets and of course, HDTV and appliances, but not so much as a computer company. I wasn’t expecting Samsung to be so computer-heavy this year at CES 2017, but they really were. Of course, Samsung will always …

The Observer view on president-elect Donald Trump | Observer editorial

America and the world enter the unknown<p>The inauguration of a US president is normally a moment of great hope. It is a celebration of representative democracy and the peaceful transfer of power. It is an affirmation that the ideals and laws set out in the 1787 US constitution, still a global …

Donald Trump

At Paris meeting, major powers to warn Trump over Middle East peace

PARIS (Reuters) - Some 70 countries reaffirmed on Sunday that only a two-state solution could resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and warned against any unilateral steps by either side that could prejudge negotiations.<p>The final communique of a one-day international Middle East peace conference …

It's two weeks till Trump takes office. Time for a plan to improve 2017

How do we move on from the mess that was 2016? I’ve made a little list<p>Only a fool makes predictions, and I was foolish <i>a lot</i> in 2016. One of my more wince-inducing memories from the last benighted year took place on the Thursday evening at Glastonbury. There I was, chatting away with one of the most …

Trump Blames DNC for Getting Hacked by Russia

President-elect accuses organization’s leaders of ‘gross negligence’<p>President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday tried to deflect attention from what the …

Trump seeks 'good relationship' with Russia, slams critics as 'stupid people,' 'fools'

President-elect Donald Trump tweeted Saturday morning that having a "good relationship with Russia is a good thing," adding that Russia will have far more respect for the U.S. when he is president.<p>"Having a good relationship with Russia is a good thing, not a bad thing. Only "stupid" people, or …

Ethics office couldn't contact top Trump aides after election

The federal government's ethics watchdog had difficulty reaching top aides to President-elect Donald Trump for ten days or more after the November election, according to government records released Friday.<p>Email traffic shows that Office of Government Ethics Director Walter Shaub had various …

Jared Kushner, a Trump In-Law and Adviser, Chases a Chinese Deal

On the night of Nov. 16, a group of executives gathered in a private dining room of the restaurant La Chine at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in Midtown Manhattan. The table was laden with Chinese delicacies and $2,100 bottles of Château Lafite Rothschild. At one end sat Wu Xiaohui, the chairman of the …

Real Estate

AP EXPLAINS: How Trump plans to punish firms that leave US

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump threatened in a series of early-morning tweets Sunday to punish American companies that move plants …

Inspired by Stephen Hawking’s call to work together | Letters

Politics,EU referendum and Brexit,Climate change,Environment,US politics,Foreign policy,UK news,Stephen Hawking,Science,Society,US news,World news<p>Stephen Hawking (This is the most dangerous moment for our planet, 2 December) brought tears to my eyes; of all the articles published since the Brexit …

Dakota Access Pipeline to be rerouted

<b>Near Cannon Ball, North Dakota (CNN) —</b> Celebrations, tears of joy, chanting and drumming rang out among thousands of protesters at the Standing Rock site after the Army Corp of Engineers announced it will look for an alternate route for the Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe in North …

Army says it will explore alternate routes for Dakota Access Pipeline, a victory for native tribe

The 1,172-mile Dakota Access Pipeline, owned by the Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners LP, had been complete except for a segment planned to run under Lake Oahe, a reservoir formed by a dam on the Missouri River.<p>"The Army will not grant an easement to cross Lake Oahe at the proposed location …

Dakota Access Pipeline

Obama administration blocks Dakota pipeline, angering Trump allies

The decision, a clear victory for the protesters, is likely to be reversed by the Trump administration.<p>The outgoing Obama Administration delivered one more gift to green groups on Sunday when the Army Corps of Engineers blocked construction of a disputed segment of the Dakota Access Pipeline — but …

Environment

Putin ‘ready for cooperation’ with Trump

MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Russia hopes to normalize ties with the U.S. and join efforts in the fight against international terrorism.<p>Speaking in a live state-of-the-nation address, Putin said that Russia is ready to take part in tackling global challenges if its interests …

OBAMA: It’s 'untenable' for government to enforce 'a patchwork of laws' on marijuana

Barack Obama called for re-thinking the federal government's stance on marijuana, and said that the drug should be treated as a "public health" issue, in a recent interview with The Rolling Stone.<p>"It is untenable over the long term for the Justice Department or the DEA to be enforcing a patchwork …

Cannabis