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Microsoft tops $1 trillion as it predicts more cloud growth

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(Reuters) – Microsoft Corp on Wednesday briefly topped $1 trillion in value for the first time after executives predicted continued growth for its cloud computing business. FILE PHOTO: The Microsoft sign is shown on top of the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, California, U.S. October 19,2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake The Redmond, Washington-based company beat Wall Street Read More

Asian shares off nine-month peak, European PMIs in focus

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares slipped on Thursday after losses on Wall Street but trade was subdued as investors awaited business surveys in Europe and largely stayed on the sidelines ahead of the long Easter weekend holiday. FILE PHOTO: A man looks at an electronic board showing the Nikkei stock index outside a brokerage in Read More

Preaching to the converted: Swedish teen climate activist gets pope’s blessing

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VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg brought her campaign to the Vatican on Wednesday and met Pope Francis, who sees eye-to-eye with her on the dangers of climate change. Climate activist Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg meets Pope Francis during the weekly audience at Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican, April 17, 2019. Read More

‘Chilling message to all critics’: HRW slams Israel’s decision to deport its regional director

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An Israeli court has upheld the deportation order against the local director of Human Rights Watch, accusing him of supporting the BDS movement by condoning Airbnb’s decision to briefly take down Jewish listings in the West Bank. Omar Shakir, a US citizen who has been working as the HRW regional director since October 2016, was Read More

Qualcomm shares soar on surprise settlement with Apple of long legal dispute

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(Reuters) – Qualcomm Inc on Tuesday won a major victory with a surprise settlement of its wide-ranging legal dispute with Apple Inc that includes a supply agreement paving the way for the iPhone to once again use Qualcomm modem chips. The settlement also incorporates a six-year patent license and a payment from Apple to Qualcomm, Read More

Qualcomm stock surges after settling long patent dispute with Apple

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(Reuters) – Qualcomm Inc on Tuesday won a major victory in settling its wide-ranging legal dispute with Apple Inc, signing a six-year patent license deal and a supply agreement that could pave the way to getting its modem chips back in the iPhone, which featured only Intel Corp chips last year. FILE PHOTO: The logo Read More

Qualcomm wins big in patent case settlement with Apple; shares jump

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of Apple company is seen outside an Apple store in Paris, France, April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann (Reuters) – Qualcomm Inc on Tuesday won a major victory in settling its wide-ranging legal dispute with Apple Inc, signing a six-year patent license deal and a supply agreement that could pave the way Read More

Notre Dame fire follows months of arson, vandalism & desecration of French Catholic churches

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While the world watched in horror at Paris’ historic Notre Dame Cathedral erupting in flames Monday, the fire is only the latest in a series of incidents that have left social media awash in images of heavily damaged churches. France has been hit with a string of fires at Catholic churches, some of which occurred Read More

Stricken Fukushima plant’s dangerous atomic fuel being pulled from site after 8 years

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The extremely delicate, and dangerous, process of removing atomic fuel from the highly contaminated scene of Japan’s Fukushima power plant explosion has finally begun, four years later than initially scheduled. On Monday, the plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO), started removing the fuel from inside a building that housed one of the reactors which Read More

Venezuelan ex-spy chief who defected to Guaido arrested on US drug trafficking warrant in Spain

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The former chief of Venezuela’s military intelligence – and the highest-ranking military officer to defect to the US-backed opposition – has been nabbed in Spain on a US warrant for allegedly trafficking tons of cocaine. Hugo Carvajal was arrested by Spanish police in Madrid on Friday and faces extradition to the US, where he was Read More