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    China's credit rating cut to A+ by S&P over rising debt fears

    China’s credit rating has been downgraded by Standard & Poor’s amid fears rising debts are adding to economic and financial risks. The agency lowered China’s sovereign rating by one notch to A+ from AA-, putting it in the same category as countries such as the US and Austria. This is the second downgrade from a major ratings agency for Beijing this year and comes at an awkward time before next month’s Communist party congress.

  • 2 days ago
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    President Macron says Paris Climate Agreement 'will not be re-negotiated' after US demands

    Emmanuel Macron has said the landmark Paris climate deal will not be renegotiated, after White House officials suggested Donald Trump could remain a signatory of the agreement but only if new terms were reached. The French President's comments during his address to the UN General Assembly effectively end renewed hopes that the world's second largest polluter would remain tied to the accord's carbon emission targets.

  • 3 days ago
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    Spain expels North Korea ambassador amid growing nuclear threat

    Spanish foreign ministry tells ambassador to leave the country before the end of the month, as North Korea repeatedly refuses to halt its nuclear programThe Spanish foreign ministry has asked North Korea’s ambassador to leave Spain before the end of the month due to his country’s repeated refusals to renounce its nuclear weapons program.

  • 3 days ago
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    U.S. cracks down on debt collection of private student loans

    The U.S. consumer financial watchdog on Monday ordered National College Student Loan Trusts and its debt collector, Transworld Systems Inc, to pay at least $26.1 million for attempting to collect on possibly non-existent or out-of-date loans. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau alleged that the companies sued borrowers without being able to prove the debt was owed or pursued collection on loans that were too old to sue over, and relied on false and misleading legal documents.

  • 3 days ago
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    “Fake” net neutrality comments at heart of lawsuit filed against FCC

    The Federal Communications Commission has ignored a public records request for information that might shed light on the legitimacy of comments on Chairman Ajit Pai's anti-net neutrality plan, according to a lawsuit filed against the FCC.

  • 4 days ago
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    Donald Trump is a 'racist, misogynist bully' and shouldn't be invited to the UK, says Lib Dems' Deputy Leader

    Donald Trump is a “racist, misogynist bully” and should not be given a state visit to the UK, the Liberal Democrats’ Deputy Leader has said. Addressing her party’s annual conference in Bournemouth, Jo Swinson said Theresa May should withdraw the invitation to the US President. She warned against “the politics of the bully” and criticised “Faragey, Trumpy, angry, arsey, shouty slogans”. Ms Swinson said: "Trump is a bully, a misogynist and a racist. He boasts about sexually assaulting women.

  • 6 days ago
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  • 7 days ago
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    Mike Morhaime founded Blizzard thanks to a $15,000 loan from his grandmother

    During today's pre-Blizzcon livestream, it was revealed that the now-massive game company Blizzard was founded with a loan from CEO and president Mike Morhaime's grandmother. "Allen [Adham] and I each contributed $10,00," Morhaime explained. "In order to get my $10,000, I borrowed $15,000 from my grandmother. She didn't charge me any interest, that was very nice of her. Before we had any games, before we had actually done anything, this was basically the doors openi...

  • 12 days ago
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    Scientists hatch bold plan to save planet from supervolcano eruption

    Humans have witnessed many cataclysmic volcanic eruptions, from the one that destroyed Pompeii in 79 A.D. to the extraordinary Krakatoa eruption of 1883. But around the world right now there are about 20 so-called “supervolcanoes” that could outdo them all. One of these monster volcanoes lurks beneath Yellowstone National Park. The Yellowstone Caldera is an enormous craterlike depression measuring 30 miles by 45 miles and filled with molten material. If it were to blast its innards out in a ...

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Apple calls for 'strong' open internet protection in FCC comments

    Apple has historically kept quiet on the subject of net neutrality, but not anymore. The company recently filed a comment with the FCC calling for "strong, enforceable open internet protections" centered around the principles of consumer choice, transparency and competition. Apple got its comments in just under the wire, too: the FCC's electronic commenting system says the filing, signed by Apple Public Policy VP Cynthia Hogan, was received on the last day public comments were all...

  • 3 weeks ago
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    How ‘Doxxing’ Became a Mainstream Tool in the Culture Wars

    Riding a motorized pony and strumming a cigar box ukulele, Dana Cory led a singalong to the tune of “If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands.” “You’re a Nazi and you’re fired, it’s your fault,” she sang. “You were spotted in a mob, now you lost your freaking job. You’re a Nazi and you’re fired, it’s your fault.”

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Double Dragon IV coming to Switch in September

    Double Dragon IV will launch for Switch on September 7 via the eShop, Arc System Works has just announced. This should apply to all regions – North America, Europe, and Japan. Double Dragon IV debuted earlier this year and was created as the next core entry in the series. On Switch, docked, portable, and tabletop modes will be supported. Two players will be supported with each option.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    139 countries could be powered by entirely by wind, sunlight and water by 2050

    More than 70 per cent of the countries in the world – including the UK, US, China and other major economies – could run entirely on energy created by wind, water and solar by 2050, according to a roadmap developed by scientists. And they pointed out that doing so would not only mean the world would avoid dangerous global warming, but also prevent millions of premature deaths a year and create about 24 million more jobs than were lost.

  • 1 month ago
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    72% of Consumers Don't Know What Net Neutrality Is

    Maybe it’s a busy political news cycle, perhaps fatigue, or even worse, it might just be a lack of understanding, but the FCC voted this year to roll back Net Neutrality to much less resistance seen in previous efforts. Despite a fervent tech community voicing concern, very few people seemed able to muster up enough concern to protest this decision.

  • 1 month ago
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    California scientists push to create massive climate-research programme

    California has a history of going it alone to protect the environment. Now, as US President Donald Trump pulls back on climate science and policy, scientists in the Golden State are sketching plans for a home-grown climate-research institute — to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars per year.

  • 1 month ago
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    Daniel Craig confirms he'll play James Bond again

    Daniel Craig says he is coming back as James Bond.

  • 1 month ago
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    US on alert as Kim moves missiles

    KIM Jong-un may have hidden a secret message to the United States in his blustering boast that he is now ready to lob missiles at Guam. But can President Trump understand it? This morning North Korean media stated Kim had been briefed by his Missile Command on completed plans to test launch missiles and ‘bracket’ the US Pacific territory of Guam.