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China tells international airlines to toe the line on Taiwan
Why we're living in a new golden age of aviation China is turning up the heat on some of the world's top airlines over how they describe Taiwan on their websites. Qantas (QABSY), Australia's biggest carrier, said Thursday it had received a warning from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Other airlines that have ran afoul of the Chinese authorities include American (AAL) and Delta (DAL). Powered by WPeMatico
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Twitter says all 336 million users should change their passwords
Twitter wants you to change your password Twitter has recommended its 336 million users change their passwords. The company announced on Thursday it discovered a bug that saved user passwords unprotected on an internal log. Twitter said it has since fixed the issue. Although the company said there is no evidence passwords have been leaked or misused, it is urging its users to update their passwords. "As a precaution, consider…
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Trump, Giuliani strategizing leaves White House in the dark
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters during Thursday's briefing she only learned that Trump had reimbursed Cohen when Giuliani said it on television. "The first awareness I had was during the interview last night," Sanders. Giuliani told CNN Thursday he and Trump are in sync. "You won't see daylight between me and the President," Giuliani said in an interview. "The strategy is to get everything wrapped up and…
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More than 110 killed by high-intensity dust storms in India
In the state of Rajasthan, at least 35 people died and more than 200 were injured after winds downed more than 8,000 electricity poles and uprooted hundreds of trees, officials told CNN. "This has resulted in widespread electricity cuts and water shortages. Most of the deaths occurred after walls and roofs of houses collapsed in the middle of the night," Jaipur District Divisional Commissioner T Ravi Kant said. In neighboring…
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Lessons Trump’s new lawyer could teach him from Clinton impeachment
The departure of Trump lawyer Ty Cobb, followed by news of the hiring of Emmet Flood, could signal a new and less friendly tack from Trump's ever-evolving legal team, which has mostly played nice with the special counsel. The President, meanwhile, routinely dismisses the inquiry as a "WITCH HUNT." Clinton, of course, didn't have access to a smartphone with a Twitter app, so this -- for about a thousand reasons…
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Trump, allies tout imminent good news on 3 Americans held by North Korea
President Donald Trump and his allies outside the government sought to fan the heightened expectations, casting the potential development as evidence of his negotiating prowess ahead of a summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Rudy Giuliani, a member of Trump's legal team but not himself an employee of the government, said Thursday morning the release would happen within the day. "We got Kim Jong Un impressed enough to…
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More than 110 killed by high-intensity dust storms in India
In the state of Rajasthan, at least 35 people died and more than 200 were injured after winds downed more than 8,000 electricity poles and uprooted hundreds of trees, officials told CNN. "This has resulted in widespread electricity cuts and water shortages. Most of the deaths occurred after walls and roofs of houses collapsed in the middle of the night," Jaipur District Divisional Commissioner T Ravi Kant said. In neighboring…
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Nobel Prize for Literature in jeopardy over sex scandal
In recent weeks, six members of the Swedish Academy -- one of Sweden's most highly respected cultural bodies -- have stepped down, including the head of the institution, Sara Danius. The flurry of withdrawals is potentially catastrophic for the 230-year-old academy, whose members, elected by secret ballot, must be approved by the King and traditionally hold their positions for life. With just 10 remaining active members, the group is scheduled…