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UAE eases restrictions on Qatari media group

Qatar’s diplomatic row could hit foreign investments The United Arab Emirates is lifting restrictions on some Qatari media. Channels owned by Qatar-based BeIN Media were back on the air in the UAE this weekend after being unblocked by local telecoms service providers. That’s good news for sports fans and cartoon lovers. BeIN holds the regional TV rights to top flight soccer leagues and tournaments, and broadcasts popular kids channels, such as Baraem and Jeem. The channels were suspended on June 5 after the UAE and other Arab states cut diplomatic ...

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Microsoft may be prepping a new, locked-down version of Windows, with Windows RT-like restrictions

Microsoft’s brief foray into ARM-based tablets running their own version of Windows debuted with the Surface RT and, after one attempt to refresh the product (Surface 2), faded from view thereafter. Microsoft’s mobile phones still run on ARM hardware, but the company dropped its attempts to build a crossover device that would leverage ARM hardware and the familiar operating environment of the traditionally x86-based Windows. Now, however, rumors have surfaced the firm might be preparing a new OS version — Windows Cloud — that’s not actually cloud-based at all. Sharp-eyed ...

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White House eases restrictions on Cuban cigars and rum

Cuban cigar industry prepares for US demand Americans visiting Cuba will now be able to bring home more of the Island’s famous exports. The White House announced Friday that it’s lifting more sanctions against Cuba, including the $ 100 limit on Cuban cigars and alcohol. Let’s block ads! (Why?) Latest financial news – CNNMoney.com

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US Senate rejects terror list gun sale restrictions

The US Senate has rejected plans to tighten gun controls, including the restriction of weapons sales to people on terrorism watch lists. Four proposals were brought before the Senate after 49 people died in an attack on a gay nightclub in Florida. But Democratic and Republican senators voted along party lines, blocking each other’s bills. Senators strongly disagreed about how to prevent more attacks happening in future. Republican Senator John Cornyn said: “Our colleagues want to make this about gun control when what we should be making this about is ...

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China angered by planned U.S. export restrictions on ZTE

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s Foreign Ministry expressed anger on Monday at the U.S. Commerce Department’s plans to place export restrictions on Chinese telecoms equipment-maker ZTE Corp for allegedly violating U.S. export controls on Iran. Reuters: Technology News

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U.S. Commerce Dept. to place restrictions on ZTE Corp

LONDON (Reuters) – The U.S. Commerce Department is set to place restrictions on exports of U.S. products by Chinese telecoms equipment maker ZTE Corp for allegedly violating U.S. export controls related to Iran, according to documents seen by Reuters. Reuters: Technology News

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