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Game console makers oppose China tariffs

Washington, United States | AFP | Game console makers Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo have joined forces in opposing expanded tariffs on China, saying the plan would make their products unaffordable for the coming holiday season. In comments filed with the US Trade Representative, the three firms said President Donald Trump’s threat …

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Robots to take 20 mn jobs, worsening inequality: study

Washington, United States | AFP | Robots are expected to take over some 20 million manufacturing jobs worldwide by 2030, extending a trend of worsening social inequality while boosting overall economic output, a new study shows. The forecast set to be released Wednesday highlights growing concerns that automation and robots, …

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EU leaders warn next British PM: no Brexit renegotiation

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | The EU’s top leaders Friday fired a Brexit warning to whoever wins the battle to become the next British prime minister, saying the existing divorce deal could not be changed. Hot favourite Boris Johnson will face foreign minister Jeremy Hunt in a run-off vote to decide …

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Johnson faces Hunt in battle to be British PM

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Boris Johnson will face Jeremy Hunt in a run-off to become Britain’s next prime minister after a final ballot of MPs on Thursday, with the winner tasked with guiding the country through Brexit. In the fifth ballot of MPs in the governing Conservative Party, former …

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Pilots tell US Congress more training needed on 737 MAX

New York, United States | AFP | US pilots, including Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger III, called Wednesday for enhanced training on the Boeing 737 MAX before the aircraft is returned to service following two deadly crashes. Sullenberger, who famously landed a damaged plane on the Hudson River in New York in 2009, …

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