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  • newVenezuela's Maduro defends disputed vote, opposition divided
    CARACAS (Reuters) - President Nicolas Maduro defended Venezuela's "secure" election system on Tuesday as opponents struggled to present a united front over allegations of fraud in a nationwide vote surprisingly won by the ruling socialists.
    - 32 mins ago 17 Oct 17, 7:42pm -
  • newCatalonia refuses to renounce independence, separatist protesters rally
    BARCELONA (Reuters) - Catalonia refused on Tuesday to bow to the Spanish government's demand that it renounce a symbolic declaration of independence, setting it on a political collision course with Madrid later this week.
    - 44 mins ago 17 Oct 17, 7:30pm -
  • newU.S. mulls potential F-16 sale to Greece: Trump
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that his administration has informed Congress of a potential sale to upgrade the F-16 aircraft in Greece's Air Force, a deal could be worth $2.4 billion.
    - 1 hour ago 17 Oct 17, 6:59pm -
  • newIsrael: No peace talks with Palestinian government reliant on Hamas
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel said on Tuesday it would not hold peace negotiations with a Palestinian government dependent on the Islamist Hamas group, responding to a new reconciliation agreement between the two main Palestinian factions.
    - 1 hour ago 17 Oct 17, 6:51pm -
  • newU.N. urges Bangladesh to move Rohingya refugees stranded at border
    GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. refugee agency urged Bangladesh on Tuesday to speed up vetting of up to 15,000 Rohingya refugees "stranded" near the border after crossing into the country from Myanmar and move them further inland to safer and better cond…
    - 2 hours ago 17 Oct 17, 6:40pm -
  • newMay to pitch on Brexit at EU summit dinner
    LUXEMBOURG/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Theresa May will make a pitch to fellow EU leaders in Brussels on Thursday as she tries to break a deadlock in Brexit talks that has left Britain's future trading position up in the air.
    - 2 hours ago 17 Oct 17, 6:33pm -
  • newIslamic State defeated in its Syrian capital Raqqa
    RAQQA, Syria (Reuters) - U.S.-backed militias in Syria declared victory over Islamic State in its capital Raqqa on Tuesday, raising flags over the last jihadist footholds after a four-month battle.
    - 3 hours ago 17 Oct 17, 5:35pm -
  • newIran aircraft deals hang by thread as Trump targets Tehran
    PARIS (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's hawkish new approach towards Tehran, coupled with banking worries and domestic political turbulence in both countries, are causing growing uncertainty over Iran's $36 billion deal to buy airliners from Boein…
    - 3 hours ago 17 Oct 17, 4:59pm -
  • newTaliban attacks kill at least 69 across Afghanistan
    KABUL (Reuters) - Taliban militants struck government targets in many provinces of Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least 69 people, including a senior police commander, and wounding scores of others.
    - 6 hours ago 17 Oct 17, 1:54pm -
  • newSuspected U.S. drone strikes kill 31 on Pakistan-Afghanistan frontier
    PARACHINAR/PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Two suspected U.S. drone strikes on Tuesday killed 11 people on the mountainous Pakistan-Afghanistan border, following a strike a day earlier that killed 20, government and militant sources said.
    - 7 hours ago 17 Oct 17, 1:26pm -

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  • newBarry Diller takes shots at VCs, startup valuations
     Media mogul and IAC chairman Barry Diller had some choice words for venture capitalists when he took the stage at WSJ D.Live in Laguna Beach on Tuesday. “These valuations don’t bear reality,” said Diller, speaking about the high multiples tha…
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  • newMicrosoft looks to iOS and Android for its path forward in mobile
     Between the release of Windows 10 Fall Creators Edition and the announcement of a new Surface Book, today’s Microsoft news was firmly focused on the desktop. But as the company works to build its future ecosystem, it’s keenly aware that no play…
    - 42 mins ago 17 Oct 17, 7:32pm -
  • newMagic Leap confirms $502 million Series D round
     Mixed reality slash augmented reality startup Magic Leap announced today that it raised a $502 million Series D round led by Temasek with participation from EDBI, Grupo Globo, Janus Henderson, Alibaba Group, Fidelity Management and others. Just la…
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  • newAnnouncing the agenda for TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield Australia, Sydney Nov 16
     Hard to believe that TechCrunch’s first Startup Battlefield Australia is just one month away.  The Sydney event on Nov. 16 at ATP’s Locomotive Workshop will present a tremendous day of programming and an epic competition to find early stage be…
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  • newThe Trump team has failed to address the nation’s mounting cybersecurity threats
     Government civilian and military agencies had a 90-day deadline to review and assess their cybersecurity status and propose improvements.Eight deadlines related to this have come and gone, and more are approaching. Why the sluggish performance? Re…
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  • newRobots will touch more tenderly when they wear this sensitive skin
     Robots increasingly have to interact with ordinary (that is to say, human-focused) objects and environments, and part of that is imitating the extremely delicate and complex human grip. A new type of electronic skin allows a robot to feel not just…
    - 51 mins ago 17 Oct 17, 7:23pm -
  • newAlphabet’s Sidewalk Labs to turn Toronto area into a model smart city
     Alphabet-owned Sidewalk Labs, the Google parent’s company focused on smart city technologies, will build a “mix-use, complete community in Toronto on its eastern waterfront, with the aim of building a livable space from the ground up using inno…
    - 1 hour ago 17 Oct 17, 6:45pm -
  • newAmazon patents a drone that delivers a charge to power up EVs on the go
     A recent Amazon patent could be an answer to range anxiety, albeit one that sounds a bit more sci-fi than practical solution at the moment: the newly granted patent (via Roadshow) describes a drone that could carry a battery charge for electric car…
    - 2 hours ago 17 Oct 17, 6:22pm -
  • newFacebook’s Building 8 head, Regina Dugan, is leaving the company
     Facebook’s Regina Dugan, who led the company’s secretive Building 8 hardware lab, is leaving the company after just 18 months in the role. Dugan detailed in a Facebook post that she would be leaving to focus on “building and leading a new end…
    - 2 hours ago 17 Oct 17, 6:15pm -
  • newIntel to ship new Nervana Neural Network Processor by end of 2017
     This morning at the WSJ’s D.Live event, Intel formally unveiled its Nervana Neural Network Processor (NNP) family of chips designed for machine learning use cases. Intel has previously alluded to these chips using the pre-launch name Lake Crest…
    - 2 hours ago 17 Oct 17, 6:07pm -

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