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Trump 'asked FBI to halt Flynn inquiry'

President Donald Trump asked FBI chief James Comey to end an inquiry into links between his ex-national security adviser and Russia, US media report. “I hope you can let this go,” Mr Trump reportedly told Mr Comey after a White House meeting in February, according to a memo written by the ex-FBI director. The memo was written immediately after the meeting, a day after Michael Flynn resigned, according to US media. The White House has denied the report in a statement. “While the president has repeatedly expressed his view that ...

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High Court orders halt to prison protests

The High Court has ordered prison officers to end a 24-hour protest and go back to work following legal action brought by the government. Up to 10,000 prison officers in England and Wales have stopped work over claims of a “surge in violence” in jails. It is illegal for the profession to strike, but the Prison Officers Association says “protest action” was needed to keep staff and inmates safe. The justice secretary had said the action was “unnecessary and unlawful”. At the High Court, government lawyers seeking an injunction against ...

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Steam survey suggests VR adoption has skidded to a halt

Ever since HTC and Oculus launched their respective headsets earlier this year, people have wondered which company had shipped more units and how the VR market was evolving as a whole. The Vive took an early lead over the Rift, thanks to unexplained component shortages that took several months for the Facebook subsidiary to iron out. But both firms have been shipping on time for months. Today, Oculus and HTC both promise to ship within a matter of days, not the weeks or months it took earlier this year. Unfortunately, that ...

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Steam survey suggests VR adoption has skidded to a halt

Ever since HTC and Oculus launched their respective headsets earlier this year, people have wondered which company had shipped more units and how the VR market was evolving as a whole. The Vive took an early lead over the Rift, thanks to unexplained component shortages that took several months for the Facebook subsidiary to iron out. But both firms have been shipping on time for months. Today, Oculus and HTC both promise to ship within a matter of days, not the weeks or months it took earlier this year. Unfortunately, that ...

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Syria conflict: Russia to halt Aleppo action to allow aid in

Russian forces are due to suspend military action in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo shortly to allow in desperately needed humanitarian aid. It is not clear if Syrian rebel groups will also cease fire during the daily three-hour window. But UN officials say that is too short to take in enough to help the large numbers of people in need. Intense fighting has been continuing in Aleppo between rebels and Russian-backed Syrian government forces. There are also reports of a toxic gas attack on a rebel-held area. Medical staff ...

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Apple ordered to halt iPhone 6 sales in Beijing

Apple has suffered another setback in China, a country that’s critical to the company’s success. A Beijing intellectual property board ruled that Apple violated the design patents of Shenzhen Baili with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. As a result, the company must stop sales of the two devices in Beijing. The ruling says Apple’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus infringe on patents of Baili’s 100C smartphone. The decision was posted online in May, although it was unclear exactly when the ruling came down. Apple says it’s appealing and ...

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Lufthansa to halt flights to Venezuela

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Another sign of deep trouble in Venezuela: Lufthansa, one of Europe’s largest airlines, said it will stop flying to the country. The company announced Sunday that beginning June 17, it will suspend flights indefinitely to Venezuela, which is grappling with a daunting economic and humanitarian crisis. Latest financial news – CNNMoney.com

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Kerry issues warning as Syrian parties back halt to fighting

The government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and rebel groups accepted a plan for a cessation of hostilities to begin on Saturday and the United States warned it would be hard to hold the country together if the fighting did not stop. With hostilities reported on several fronts, rebels backed by Saudi Arabia expressed doubts about the proposal, which excludes attacks by the Syrian army and its Russian backers on the jihadist groups Islamic State and the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front. Saudi-backed rebels said Russia had stepped up air strikes ...

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Toyota to halt Japan production for a week after blast at supplier

Toyota, the world’s top-selling automaker, will stop producing vehicles at all assembly lines across Japan for an entire week because of a parts shortage. The Japanese company said Monday the shortfall was caused by an explosion about three weeks ago at a plant operated one of its suppliers, Aichi Steel. The shutdown will run from February 8 to February 13, Toyota (TM) said in a statement. The giant automaker produced nearly 3.2 million vehicles in Japan last year, an average of more than 60,000 a week. “Toyota will continue to ...

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Two Indian states halt sales of Roche’s Avastin drug

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Two Indian states have put sales of Swiss drugmaker Roche’s blockbuster drug Avastin on hold, officials said on Tuesday, after it hampered the vision of 15 patients who used it for a condition it is not officially meant to treat. Reuters: Health News

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