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As Donald Trump made clear, smart businesses know only idiots pay tax

It was one of the highlights of an unedifying US presidential race. The subject: Donald Trump’s tax returns. Hammered by Hillary Clinton over the disclosure that he’d paid no federal tax, possibly for 18 years, Trump was unable to restrain himself.<p>There was no apology. That would have been out of …

Corruption

South China Sea: Beijing plans military drills running up to court ruling

Tensions rise ahead of verdict due on 12 July on territorial dispute between China and Philippines<p>China will hold military drills around the disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea, the country’s maritime safety administration has said, ahead of a decision by an international court in …

China
Space Exploration
North Africa

SpaceX aims to relaunch one of its rockets this fall

SpaceX is gearing up for something huge this fall. Elon Musk announced on Twitter that the Falcon 9 that launched the Thaicom 8 communications satellite is back in the hangar with the three other first stages that made it safely back on the ground. In the same tweet, he revealed that the company is …

Google's new iOS app creates motion GIFs from Live Photos

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, but a GIF is worth a million. Or something to that effect, anyway. Google’s taken that to heart and launched Motion Stills, a new free iOS app that takes your Apple Live Photos and turns them into smooth looping animations.<p>After you capture a live …

Elon Musk denies report suggesting Samsung will supply Tesla Model 3 batteries

But doesn't address Tesla Energy cell claims<p>Tesla CEO Elon Musk has used Twitter to respond to a <i>Reuters</i> report published yesterday that indicated the company was in talks with Samsung SDI to supply batteries for its car and energy storage products. Musk clarified that Tesla is "working exclusively" …

Tesla

Global peace deteriorating as world violence hits new all-time high

Global violence has reached its highest level in the last 25 years. That's despite a new ranking showing that the world would be growing more …

Extremism
Middle East

Ukraine says French national had plans for 15 attacks in France

• Euronews exclusive interview<br>• 25-year-old had plans for “15 attacks”<br>• “Arms smuggling more likely” – France<p><b>Exclusive interview with Euronews</b><p>In an exclusive interview with Euronews, the head of Ukraine’s state security service (SBU) says the French national detained with a cache of weapons and …

China

UK has 'secretly' upgraded Trident arsenal and developed an entirely new warhead, report finds

The row over Trident is set to reignite after it emerged Britain has been secretly upgrading its arsenal of nuclear weapons and developed an entirely new warhead.<p>A report from the Nuclear Information Service revealed ministers have already authorised £85 million for the more accurate and …