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The 38-year-old AI coding genius, searching for ByteDance’s next big act, has set his sights on China’s $1.7 trillion e-commerce arena.
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Critics said Biden was taking a line out of Trump's book by sending a letter to recipients of the $1,400 direct payments.
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You’re reading The Waugh Zone, our daily politics briefing. Sign up now to get it by email in the evening.The wind and rain were quite light, but for Boris Johnson the Jersey fishing stand-off was the perfect storm.From the early morning arrival of the Royal Navy until their evening return to Portsmouth, the PM had been allowed to project himself as a muscular interventionist in a spat that dominated the news agenda throughout polling day.Of course, the timing was dictated by the French fishermen’s protest, rather than being part of some dastardly plan by Johnson to hijack the headlines as Britons voted in their biggest elections since 2019. It was a gift from Normandy, not a plot hatched in Downing Street, though many Tory MPs were no less delighted.There will be some who say that the whole row is risky for Johnson as it exposes the problems in his skinny UK-EU trade deal, with British fishermen facing just as much pain as their French counterparts. Only last week, the collapse of bilateral talks with Norway on fishing rights put hundreds of jobs at risk in Humberside. From Devon to Scotland, the shellfish industry is in real jeopardy too, with many accusing the government of breaking its promises. While the Jersey “cod war” was a one-day wonder of military showmanship that veered from high drama to low farce, the PM can’t fix the deep flaws in his Brexit deal by sending gunboats to Hull, Brixham or Aberdeen. (Or Dublin, for that matter).But such arguments may be lost on the bulk of the voting public, particularly those in “Red Wall” former Labour areas that just like the sight of “Boris biffing the French”. And the fact is that if anyone escalated the “war”, it was the French government with its inflammatory threat to cut off electricity supplies to the Channel island.Moreover, Labour was not making any arguments about the wider problems with Johnson’s Brexit deal. Shadow defence secretary John Healey gave his full backing to the deployment of the Navy ships, stressing they would “reassure residents and protect Britain’s broader national interests” after France’s threats.The bigger issue is that, for all his denials, Keir Starmer does seem to have a “don’t mention the war” approach on Brexit itself. While Johnson uses any opportunity to slip in a reminder of his Vote Leave X-factor (from halting the European Super League to the EU’s inglorious vaccine record), Starmer prefers not to dwell on it.The Labour leader has tried hard to reassure former Labour voters that the issue is “settled”, not least by voting for the PM’s deal last year. For many critics, the so-called Trade and Co-Operation Agreement is a misnomer given its curbs on trade and its lack of co-operation. Many in business, farming and finance want a much better deal.Neither Starmer nor his shadow cabinet raise the deal’s downsides, for fear of being accused of wanting to reverse it or unpick it. Even suggesting it should be improved raises the whole issue of a renegotiation that is fraught with political danger. If Starmer says the next Labour government would deliver “a better Brexit”, he risks annoying both Brexit and Remainer voters.Despite that, there are some in the party who are increasingly frustrated with the silence. The argument is that just as Starmer has taken the gloves off over bits of the pandemic and over sleaze, he should be brave enough to start working out how he can turn the “skinny” deal into a full-fat one that could sustain more jobs and livelihoods. After all, they argue, the next manifesto can’t ignore Europe, can it?Whatever he decides, the Jersey showdown just reveals once more the bind Starmer is in. The coalition of voters he needs to build looks inherently more unstable than that which Johnson has built.Labour would have to blame Johnson, not the voters, for any job losses and anaemic growth caused by Brexit (and don’t forget the independent OBR says that hit is greater than even the Covid pandemic). And that’s much, much harder than sending in a gunboat.Related...UK Recalls Navy Ships From Jersey As Fishing Stand-Off With France De-EscalatesJersey Has Boris Johnson's 'Unequivocal Support', Says No.10UK Sends Armed Navy Ships To Jersey In Post-Brexit French Fishing Row
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The top finance stories for May 6, including the latest news on Bank of America nabbing volatility traders from rival banks.
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Those who received extra payments, through no fault of their own, may not be forced to repay them under new guidance from the Labor Department.
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Companies like WhatsApp and Instagram are monetizing too, as are a clutch of startups such as Meesho, Mall91, Shop101, Dealshare, and Bulbul
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In response, Greene accused Gallego of seeking attention, called him a "coward," and questioned his masculinity.
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A phone with an 8-inch foldable screen could be coming from Apple.
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Restrictions in some states on timings of stores selling essential goods has narrowed the window for their delivery in these markets, eventually impacting the availability of some products, said makers of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCGs) and their distributors
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This two-in-one laser tape measure can be used to measure length, area, volume and indirect height -- 3,000 times on a single charge.
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iQoo Z3 will come to India in the third week of May with Snapdragon 768 processor, a 120Hz display, and a sub-Rs 20,000 price.
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From Black Manta to Game of Thrones' Pilou Asbæk, here's the latest intel on watery sequel Aquaman 2.
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Employees, including pilots and cabin crew, have got 10-50 per cent of their April salaries deferred
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The latest Transforming Business poll asked respondents whether their company experienced a shift in corporate culture due to the pandemic or other external factors over the past 12 months.
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Today the YouTube TV app was removed from Roku as Google and Roku did not reach an agreement for license extension. The contract between the companies would have required that Roku agree to terms with which they suggest they’re not comfortable. These terms would apparently place Google apps and services at the top of search results, and provide Google with … Continue reading
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Just a few days after Spotify launched in India back in 2019, I hopped on a flight with a bunch of songs downloaded in the app for my journey. But the moment I turned on airplane mode, there was no sign of my downloaded tracks. The horror! It’s currently hard to find your downloads in the Spotify app, even if you switch to the offline mode by going to Settings > Playback > Offline mode (who designed it this way, really?). Offline listeners can celebrate at last: Spotify has finally found some time in between its rush to acquire other…This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Spotify
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Resident Evil Village continues the story of Resident Evil 7, so there are a few things you need to know before diving in on May 7.
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(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) With threats of water scarcity complicating the need to feed a growing global population, it is more important than ever to get crop irrigation right. Overwatering can deplete local water supplies and lead to polluted runoff, while underwatering can lead to sub-optimal crop performance. Yet few farmers use science-based tools to help them decide when and how much to water their crops.
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(University of California - San Diego) Augmented reality headsets give UC San Diego Health spine surgeons "x-ray vision" during procedures for accurate and personalized implant placement, while keeping their eyes on their patients.
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In addition to revealing new information about Monster Hunter Rise and its version 2.0 update today, Capcom also shared new details about Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin. Revealed alongside Monster Hunter Rise last year, Monster Hunter Stories 2 will feature gameplay that’s quite a bit different from traditional Monster Hunter games. Today, we learned more about the game’s … Continue reading
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