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US attempts to hurt China & Huawei ‘so badly’ will only hurt itself, Huawei USA chief tells Boom Bust

US officials said recently they have evidence that the Chinese telecoms giant Huawei has backdoor access to mobile-phone networks around the world. Read Full Article at

'Less about justice and more about politics': Manchester City CEO hits out at UEFA over two-year European ban

Manchester City chief executive Ferran Soriano has hit out at his club's two-year ban from UEFA competitions, saying that the allegations made against his club are politically-motivated and untrue. Read Full Article at

If we nominate Bloomberg, we are as empty and hollow as the conservative movement

It's often said that no one knows what Democrats stand for—we are a broad coalition of myriad interests and affinity groups, and that diversity makes it impossible to boil things down to just a few words. Republicans never had that problem, having successfu

Reddit is back after morning outage - CNET

Looks like someone hasn't had their coffee yet.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip iFixit teardown reveals dust's impact on hinge - CNET

The iFixit repair experts tested how purple powder mixed with the foldable phone.

Trump and the Christians: Evangelical historian John Fea on decoding the great paradox

Historian and author of «Believe Me» on his struggle to reach the embattled evangelicals who oppose Trump

Russell says new Williams feels «much better» than 2019 car

After missing the first two-and-a-half days of winter testing in 2019 due to delays with the car build, Russell and Williams were first out of the pitlane in Barcelona on Wednesday.Russell managed to complete 73 laps through the morning session - 33 more tha

Morning Digest: GOP legislator threatens an independent run for VA governor if 'shenanigans' occur

The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, Carolyn Fiddler, and Matt Booker, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Lead

India set to host 2022 Asian Cup in women's soccer

The Asian Football Confederation says its women’s committee recommended India as host for the 2022 Women's Asian Cup

South Korean fans checked for virus before soccer match

South Korean fans checked for virus before soccer match

Europe bids for global digital leadership as pressure mounts from US and China - CNET

The EU's new digital strategy outlines its plans to lead in AI, boost data-driven companies and establish its sovereignty in a brave new digital world.

JVC's monster 70-inch 4K UHD Roku TV just dropped below $500 - CNET

This is the lowest price ever and one of the best deals we've ever seen on a TV of this size.

Gold hits lifetime high at Rs 41,636 per 10 grams, silver up Rs 1,155 per kg

According to Navneet Damani, Vice President, Motilal Oswal, gold prices edged higher touching the $1,600 level as death toll and number of affected people due to the coronavirus outbreak continues to rise.

AGR case | Govt mulling creation of telecom fund to ease payment of dues for telcos: Report

The telecom fund is expected to help telcos manage their cash flows and is fiscally neutral for the government, the report noted.


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Russia's tourism sector could lose $455 million if Chinese coronavirus crisis continues until summer - tour operators

Health concerns over the new COVID-19 coronavirus have led to strong measures in Russia. The Far Eastern border with China has been closed, and most Chinese visitors face restrictions. Now financial losses are being assessed. Read Full Article at

70,000-year-old Neanderthal remains may be evidence that 'closest human relative' buried its dead

These are the most complete articulated Neanderthal remains to be found in more than 25 years.

Ordway lands $10M Series A to bridge gap between sales and finance

Ordway, a Washington, DC startup, is building a platform to deal with all of the stuff that happens after you make sale. It starts with the order and goes all the way to revenue, however that revenue manifests itself — as a one time payment or a recurri

ForgePoint raises a massive new $450M fund for early stage cybersecurity startups

ForgePoint Capital has formally announced its new $450 million fund, which it says is the largest fund dedicated to early stage cybersecurity and privacy startups. The fund, the firm’s second — which it aptly named Fund II — will invest in both earl

Reddit experiences major outage as 1000s of reports come flooding in from around the world

Popular online news aggregator Reddit experienced a major outage Wednesday with thousands of users reporting issues around the world. Read Full Article at

Maradona handed mystery package on the bench as coaches appear to block cameras during match (VIDEO)

Mysterious footage of Diego Maradona appears to show his coaching staff deliberately blocking television cameras while the World Cup-winning legend is handed an unknown package on the bench during an Argentine league match. Read Full Article at

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Iran confirms first 2 cases of new coronavirus – official

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Democrats warn of potential chaos in Nevada weeks after technical issues marred Iowa caucus

“The [party's] making it up as they go along,” a Democrat says. «That’s not how we need to be running an election»

New electric series Pure ETCR launched

Launched in Paris on Wednesday, the Pure ETCR series will undertake a demonstration season in 2020/21 - which includes a time trial at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed and an event at the Daytona 24 Hours - before an eight-round calendar commences the y

‘We can’t have Turkish laws on French ground’: Macron vows to fight foreign imams preaching ‘Islamist separatism’

Paris will clamp down on imams from Muslim countries that arrive in France to push worshipers into violating the law, the country's President Emmanuel Macron said, warning Turkey it can't «feed separatism» on French soil. Read Full Article at RT.c

Challenges galore for financial institutions amid liquidity crunch: Fitch

The rating agency expects the real GDP growth to slow to 4.6 per cent in 2019-20 from 6.8 per cent in 2018-19, led by a squeeze in credit availability from non-banking financial institutions

Russia names exceptions from the entry ban for Chinese

MOSCOW (AP) - Russia will continue to issue official, business, humanitarian and transit visas to Chinese nationals, the country's Foreign Ministry said Wednesday, clarifying the conditions of a sweeping entry ban for Chinese citizens announced the day before

Sri Lanka says it will withdraw from UN rights resolution

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) - Sri Lanka's prime minister said Wednesday that the government has decided to withdraw from co-sponsorship of a 2015 U.N. Human Rights Council resolution calling for the investigation of allegations of war crimes committed during the

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Bernie and Bloomberg and Biden (And Liz and Amy and Pete), oh my!

The Abbreviated Pundit Round-up is a daily feature at Daily Kos. That ABC poll can be found here. With the new NPR/PBS Marist poll, Mike Bloomberg makes the debate and gets a chance to see how he takes a punch. That should help Bernie and hurt Bloomberg, bu

Coronavirus impact: Will disruption in China lead to a flood of stainless steel imports?

China is the largest producer of stainless steel in the world.

Debt funds see inflow of over Rs 94,000cr in December quarter on fund infusion in liquid funds

Liquid funds, with investments in cash assets such as treasury bills, certificates of deposit and commercial paper for shorter horizon, witnessed flows amounting to Rs 28,983 crore during the quarter under review.

Overnight funds’ avg AUM grows 5x in 9 months; investor accounts double

After the default of ILFS hit liquid schemes in September 2018, mutual fund houses went on a spree of launching overnight funds that prove to be less risky

Financial institutions may continue to face challenging operating environment: Fitch Ratings

The rating agency expects the real GDP growth to slow to 4.6 per cent in 2019-20 from 6.8 per cent in 2018-19, led by a squeeze in credit availability from non-banking financial institutions (NBFIs) and deterioration in business and consumer confidence.

IRDAI wants insurers to weed out low-selling products after annual reviews

The idea is to encourage insurers to have products with a high rate of sale, Subhash Khuntia, Chairman, Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI), said.

How to Watch: Nintendo to livestream Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct on Thursday - CNET

We're getting 25-minutes of details about the upcoming Switch game.

Cosmic strings from the Big Bang may have left behind ripples in space-time

A new study may help answer one of the universe's biggest mysteries.

Neanderthal burial suggests the ancient humans had symbolic thought

These are the most complete articulated Neanderthal remains to be found in more than 25 years.

Photos: Squashed skull of 70,000-year-old Neanderthal discovered in cave

Archaeologists found the upper body of a Neanderthal who lived about 70,000 years ago.

Online learning marketplace Udemy raises $50M at a $2B valuation from Japanese publisher Benesse

The internet has, for better or worse, become the default platform for people seeking information, and today one of the companies leveraging that to deliver educational content has raised some funding to fuel its next stage of growth. Udemy, which provides a
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