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Food How Trump Hollowed Out US Countrywide Safety

As Richard Grenell, the current US ambassador to Germany, starts his second day on the job as the nation’s acting director of national intelligence, his arrival also marks the ouster of not only his predecessor, Joseph Maguire, but reportedly also of DNI principal executive Andrew Hallman. By the end of the day, almost all of…

WhatsApp hits two billion consumers, up from one.five billion 2 a long time back

WhatsApp, the most popular messaging app, revealed today just how big it has become. The Facebook -owned app said it has amassed two billion users, up from 1.5 billion it revealed two years ago. It also remains free of ads and does not charge its users any fee. The announcement today makes WhatsApp only the second…

Food Taliban, Afghan forces clash on very first day of violence reduction period

By Abdul Qadir Sediqi and Orooj HakimiKABUL (Reuters) - Taliban fighters and Afghan security forces clashed in parts of Afghanistan on Saturday, a day after a week-long "reduction in violence" was announced, but the incidents did not spark immediate alarm on either side.If the violence reduction period is observed successfully, the United States and the…

Disney+ Reaches 28.6 Million Subscribers Since November Launch

Disney+ continues. On Tuesday, Disney announced the company's streaming service has attracted 28.6 million paid subscribers as of today, up from the 10 million+ sign-ups it attracted on launch day back in November. "The launch of Disney+ has been enormously successful, exceeding even our greatest expectations," company CEO Bob Iger said in an earnings call.…

POCO X2 with ‘extreme’ refresh charge display screen to launch in India on February four

Last week, POCO India General Manager C Manmohan had revealed that the company plans to launch a direct successor the POCO F1 in the country before the end of the current quarter. Now, POCO India has confirmed that its second Android smartphone, called the POCO X2, will debut at an event in New Delhi on…

Redmi 9A with 5000mAh battery established to start in India subsequent 7 days

Redmi India began teasing the launch of a new phone in India earlier this week, saying that its 2020 smartphone lineup will feature powerful processors and deliver a powerful user experience. The company today confirmed that it will be holding an event in the country on February 11, where it is expected to launch a…

Food This is what occurs when ISIS invades your village, destroys the educational institutions, bans new music, and then leaves

Ex-Taliban fighters pledging allegiance to ISIS took over multiple villages in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province from 2015 to about 2019.The hardline fighters shut down schools and markets, and banned simple pleasures in life, like driving and listening to music.In Achin, only eight of the region's 42 schools still have physical buildings.Villagers in Pikha, a village…

Realme X50 Professional 5G set to debut in India on February 24

Source: Harish Jonnalagadda/Android CentralWhat you need to knowThe Realme X50 Pro 5G will be launched in India on February 24. It was earlier planned to be officially unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on the same day. Realme X50 Pro 5G is expected to sport a 90Hz AMOLED display, Snapdragon 865 processor, and…

Food Taliban deputy chief claims ‘committed’ to peace in NYT op-ed

The deputy leader of the Taliban and one of the world's most wanted militants has written an opinion piece for the New York Times in which he says the Afghan insurgents are "fully committed" to a deal with Washington.The article, headlined "What the Taliban Want", represents the highest-level statement from the group on months of…

Samsung’s foldable Galaxy Z Flip debuts in India for ₹1,09,999 ($1,535)

Following its debut in the United States last week, Samsung today formally launched the Galaxy Z Flip in India. The foldable smartphone has been priced at ₹1,09,999 ($1,535) in the country, which is higher than what it costs in the U.S. Pre-orders for the Galaxy Z Flip will go live tomorrow via the Samsung e-store…

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Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. The Fire TV Stick is on sale for £24.99. Image: amazon By Joseph GreenMashable Shopping2020-02-05 11:59:20 UTC TL;DR: The Fire TV Stick is on sale for £24.99 on Amazon, saving you 38% on list price. Amazon's own range of smart…

Food Pakistan has ‘new rules’ for Fb, Twitter

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's government has approved new rules for regulating cyber space which opponents say could be used to stifle dissent and free speech. Under regulations that were approved by the cabinet late last month but were not immediately made public, social media companies will be obliged to help law enforcement agencies access data and to…

Trump calls for probe into leak of intelligence on Russian election interference

U.S. President Donald Trump addresses a campaign rally at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., February 21, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin LamarqueWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Sunday called for an investigation into an apparent leak of classified intelligence from a briefing for lawmakers on Russian interference in the 2020 U.S. presidential…

The us won’t be able to have a whack-a-mole Iran approach

Chris Coons represents Delaware in the US Senate. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own. View more opinion on CNN. (CNN)On January 7, hours after Iran fired missiles at a base in Iraq housing American troops, the Iranian Foreign Minister, Javad Zarif, said that was the end of his country's response to the…

U.S. says prepared to help North Korea combat threat from coronavirus

FILE PHOTO: U.S. State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus attends a press briefing by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the State Department in Washington, U.S., December 11, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri GripasWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is “deeply concerned” about the possible impact of a coronavirus outbreak in North Korea and is prepared to help…