Tuesday, 18 January 2022

Reuters

Huawei-Changan smart car partnership expands to include chips

Reuters Photo BEIJING – China’s Huawei Technologies is expanding its smart car partnership with state-owned Chongqing Changan Automobile Co Ltd to include the design and development of auto-use semiconductors, four sources with knowledge of the matter said. The two companies, which unveiled their smart car tie-up in November, have been ...

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Snap adds money earning features, plans new augmented reality glasses

Snap, owner of the photo messaging app Snapchat, is introducing a new feature to help notable Snapchat personalities earn money and is also developing new augmented reality glasses. The Santa Monica, California-based company said on Thursday it will introduce a new version of its Spectacles glasses, the first to feature ...

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Israel and Hamas both claim victory as fragile ceasefire takes hold

Israeli security forces and Palestinian worshippers clash in Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Friday. (Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images) JERUSALEM/ GAZA: Israel and Hamas both claimed victory on Friday after their forces ended 11 days of fighting, but an attack on Palestinians at Al Aqsa mosque underscored the fragility of the truce. Egypt, which mediated ...

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World Economic Forum cancels 2021 annual meeting

Getty Images ZURICH (Reuters) -The World Economic Forum has cancelled its annual meeting – the blue riband event for the global elite to discuss the world’s problems – due to be held in Singapore later this year, the organisers said on Monday. The COVID-19 pandemic meant it was not possible ...

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Picasso oil painting sells for over $100m

An oil painting by Pablo Picasso sold for US$103.4 million at a Christie’s auction in New York, smashing its presale estimate of US$55 million. The portrait of Picasso’s French lover Marie-Therese, Femme assise près d’une fenêtre (Marie-Thérèse), or “Woman sitting near a window”, led the 20th Century Evening Sale. Keith ...

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Israel launches fresh attacks on Gaza, death toll rises to 139

Reuters Photo Israeli warplanes and artillery units continued pounding attacks on Gaza on Saturday. Israeli warplanes bombed the northern and southern parts of Gaza, targeting Palestinian resistance groups and a house in the north. In the south, a house that had already suffered bomb attacks was targeted a second time ...

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UK economy, gearing up for recovery, grows more than expected in March

Photo: Reuters LONDON (Reuters) – Britain s pandemic-battered economy grew more strongly than expected in March as it gathered speed for a bounce-back from its coronavirus slump of 2020, official data showed. The 2.1% growth from February was led by the reopening of schools which, alongside COVID-19 testing and vaccinations, pushed ...

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