Saturday, February 22, 2020

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NATO’s image worsens sharply in France, United States, study shows

BRUSSELS, Feb 10 (Reuters) - NATO's public image in the United States and France worsened sharply last year, according to a Pew Research Center study, after U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron questioned the value of the Western alliance.Positive views of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, which relies on the commitment of…

U.S. and China clash at WHO over Taiwan participation

Overview of the executive board meeting on update on the coronavirus outbreak at the World Health Organization (WHO), in Geneva, Switzerland, February 6, 2020. Picture taken with a fisheye lens. REUTERS/Denis BalibouseGENEVA (Reuters) - The United States urged the World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday to “engage directly with Taiwan public health authorities” in the…

Trump says a U.S. peace deal with the Taliban is likely

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks while meeting with Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., February 12, 2020. REUTERS/Tom BrennerWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Thursday he thinks there is a good chance the United States will reach a peace deal with the…

U.S. kills al Qaeda in Arabian Peninsula leader in Yemen: Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States had killed Qassim al-Raymi, the leader of Islamist group al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), in a counterterrorism operation in Yemen. “Under Rimi, AQAP committed unconscionable violence against civilians in Yemen and sought to conduct and inspire numerous attacks against the United…

The Tech Revolt Finally Comes for Oracle

Photo: Kimberly White (Getty)Oracle isn’t a household name. Its product is software and cloud computing, and its customers are other companies—and so, it’s avoided much of the scrutiny heaped on public-facing firms like Facebook, while making its co-founder Larry Ellison the fifth-richest man in the United States. And amid worker backlash across Google, Amazon, Microsoft,…

Judge Sees DoorDash’s Bullshit, Orders Arbitration With Over 5,000 Workers

Image: API hereby stan for Honorable United States District Judge William Alsup, the California sharpshooter who gives tech companies a piece of his mind, and us some delightful reading in the court documents. This week, for example, when denying Apple’s motion to dismiss a consumer fraud complaint, he devoted two full paragraphs clarifying his position…

Stakes of impeachment trial are stratospheric

In this weekly column "Cross Exam," Elie Honig, a CNN legal analyst and former federal and state prosecutor, gives his take on the latest legal news. Post your questions below. The views expressed in this commentary are his own. View more opinion on CNN. Watch Honig answer readers' questions on "CNN Newsroom with Ana Cabrera"…

North Korea urges citizens to ‘break through barriers’ as nuclear standoff continues

SEOUL (Reuters) - While a North Korean deadline for the United States to soften its stand on denuclearization talks passed uneventfully over the New Year, state media and propaganda efforts have been focusing on the prospect of a long confrontation with the United States. Optimism that two years of contacts between leader Kim Jong Un…

U.S. states quarantine handful of passengers under Trump coronavirus screening

(Reuters - Only a handful of commercial airline passengers have been quarantined in the United States under new Trump administration travel restrictions aimed at slowing spread of the coronavirus, according to health authorities in five states that responded to a Reuters survey. The findings indicate the extent to which flight cancellations and the new regulations…

Novel coronavirus spreads in US as WHO declares global emergency

International alert — The immediate risk to the United States is still considered LOW. Beth Mole - Jan 30, 2020 8:28 pm UTC Enlarge / World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks during a press conference following a WHO Emergency committee to discuss whether the Coronavirus, the SARS-like virus, outbreak that began in…

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NATO’s image worsens sharply in France, United States, study shows

BRUSSELS, Feb 10 (Reuters) - NATO's public image in the United States and France worsened sharply last year, according to a Pew Research Center study, after U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron questioned the value of the Western alliance.Positive views of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, which relies on the commitment of…

Noom competitor OurPath rebrands as 2nd Nature, raises $10M Collection A

Back in 2018, OurPath emerged as a startup in the U.K. tackling the problem of diabetes. The company helped customers fight the disease, and raised a $3 million round of funding by combining advice from health experts with tracking technology via a smartphone app to help people build healthy habits and lose weight. Now rebranded…

GNI Subscriptions Lab expands to Europe to enable publishers expand earnings

The news industry continues to face tough challenges as the way people find and access information changes. At the same time, we’re seeing promising results from publishers who are developing new business models and ways of working to support high quality journalism in the digital age. Our Google News Initiative is designed to support this…

‘Friends’ Solid to Reunite for Exclusive HBO Max Unique – Variety

February 21, 2020 2:00PM PT Friends” cast is reuniting for an exclusive untitled unscripted special on HBO Max. Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer will return to the original “Friends” soundstage, Stage 24, on the Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank to celebrate the long-running series, which ended…

The Entire world Was Meant to Get rid of This Greenhouse Gas—But Emissions Strike a New Superior Instead

Photo: GettyThe world’s quest to reduce an extremely potent greenhouse gas isn’t going as well as we thought it was, according to a new study. HFC-23, known as fluoroform, is a greenhouse gas that has 12,000 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide does. Findings, published in Nature Communications on Tuesday, show that emissions…