China makes opening bid to US on trade ahead of Trump-Xi meeting

Washington (CNN)The Chinese government has presented an offer to the United States to try to push forward stalled trade talks before the leaders of the two economic superpowers meet at the end of this month, according to two people briefed on the discussions. Asked about the offer at a weekly…

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How could May turmoil affect Brexit?

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Jacob Rees-Mogg announced on Thursday he had submitted a letter to Sir Graham Brady This scenario would make the PM’s fighting spirit null and void. If the Conservative Party wants to oust her, MPs have to write letters to the chair of the 1922…

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Government backtracks on gaming machines

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat are fixed-odds betting terminals? The maximum bet on fixed-odds betting terminals will be cut from April after the government bowed to pressure. Ministers had been facing a parliamentary defeat, with several Tory MPs joining opposition politicians to table amendments to the…

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MetaCert can catch phishing links in your email

MetaCert, founded by Paul Walsh, originally began as a way to watch chat rooms for fake Ethereum scams. Walsh, who was an early experimenter in cryptocurrencies, grew frustrated when he saw hackers dumping fake links into chat rooms, resulting in users regularly losing cash to scammers. Now Walsh has expanded…

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Reading List: Podcasting

I argued in my recent post What’s Next for Podcasting? that we’re at a pivot point where podcasting is becoming a mainstream content format for all types of shows and creators as Hollywood enters the fray. There’s a surge of interest by both creatives and businesspeople in podcasts right now,…

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Michelle Obama’s IVF journey could help more women

(CNN)In an interview with “Good Morning America”‘s Robin Roberts for her new memoir “Becoming,” Michelle Obama revealed that her two daughters, Malia and Sasha, were conceived using in-vitro fertilization (IVF). Malia, Obama’s eldest daughter, was born in 1998, 20 years after the birth of the first IVF baby, Louise Brown,…

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