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Remembrance Day: For one dissenting voice, this is his most dangerous day

CNN  —  For footballer James McClean, Remembrance Sunday is arguably his most difficult day of the year. Since he first refused to wear the poppy in 2012, McClean and his family have been subjected to abuse both in football stadiums across England and online. The Republic of Ireland international, who …

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Qatar summons German ambassador over interior minister’s World Cup remarks

CNN  —  Qatar’s Foreign Ministry summoned the German ambassador Claudius Fischbach on Friday following the recent comments made by interior minister Nancy Faeser regarding the Gulf state’s hosting of the 2022 World Cup. A statement from Qatar’s Foreign Ministry said that Fischbach had been handed an objection memo, expressing the …

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ASML Q3 earnings beat; sees limited impact on U.S. chip curbs on China

Dutch firm ASML makes one of the most important pieces of machinery required to manufacture the most advanced chips in the world. U.S. chip curbs have left companies, including ASML, scrambling to figure out what the rules mean in practice. Emmanuel Dunand | AFP | Getty Images Shares of ASML, …

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Hearing aids are now available over the counter at Walmart, Walgreens, CVS and Best Buy

Millions of Americans with hearing loss can now purchase hearing aids without a prescription or medical exam from Walgreens, CVS and Best Buy, according to the companies. Walgreens on Monday started selling over-the-counter hearing aids online and at its stores nationwide for $799 a pair. By comparison, the average cost …

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Trump Media fired whistleblower after he spoke to Washington Post

In this photo illustration, the social media platform, Truth Social logo seen displayed on a smartphone with a photo of former US President Donald Trump displayed in the background. Rafael Henrique | Lightrocket | Getty Images Former President Donald Trump’s media company fired an executive Thursday after he shared internal …

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‘We’ll just keep funding Ukraine govt for free’

A smartphone with the Starlink logo displayed on the screen. Sopa Images | Lightrocket | Getty Images Elon Musk said in a tweet Saturday that his company SpaceX would continue to fund Starlink satellite internet terminals for the Ukrainian government as it battles invading Russian forces. “The hell with it,” the …

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Sam Bankman-Fried backtracks from $1 billion political donation quote

Sam Bankman-Fried, founder and chief executive officer of FTX Cryptocurrency Derivatives Exchange, speaks during the Institute of International Finance (IIF) annual membership meeting in Washington, DC, on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022. Ting Shen | Bloomberg | Getty Images Crypto billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried is backing down from a previous comment suggesting …

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Viasat takeover of UK rival Inmarsat faces in-depth competition probe

The offices of satellite operator Inmarsat in central London. Leon Neal | AFP | Getty Images The U.K.’s competition regulator launched an in-depth probe into American satellite internet company Viasat’s $7.3 billion deal to buy British rival Inmarsat. The Competition and Markets Authority on Friday referred the takeover for a …

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Elon Musk says SpaceX cannot fund Starlink in Ukraine ‘indefinitely’

Elon Musk said that his company SpaceX cannot fund the Starlink service in Ukraine “indefinitely.” Michael Gonzalez | Getty Images News | Getty Images Elon Musk said Friday that SpaceX cannot continue fund Starlink terminals in Ukraine “indefinitely,” after a report suggested his space exploration company had asked the Pentagon …

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Xi Jinping’s tech policy in focus

Chinese President Xi Jinping proposing a toast at the welcome banquet for leaders attending the Belt and Road Forum at the Great Hall of the People on April 26, 2019 in Beijing, China. Nicolas Asfouri | Getty Images Xi Jinping once declared China should “prioritize innovation” and be on the …

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