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Ex-UEFA head Platini freed after being questioned over Qatar World Cup

Former head of European football association UEFA Michel Platini leaves a judicial police station where he was detained for questioning over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup soccer tournament, in Nanterre, France June 19, 2019. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes PARIS (Reuters) – Michel Platini, the former head of European soccer association UEFA, was freed in the […]

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Ai-Da, the humanoid robot artist, gears up for first solo exhibition

OXFORD, England (Reuters) – Wearing a white blouse and her dark hair hanging loose, Ai-Da looks like any artist at work as she studies her subject and puts pencil to paper. But the beeping from her bionic arm gives her away – Ai-Da is a robot. Described as “the world’s first ultra-realistic AI humanoid robot […]

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Huawei unwanted: Asian shops shun phone trade-ins on Google suspension worries

SINGAPORE/MANILA (Reuters) – Mobile phone retailers in some Asian countries are refusing to accept Huawei devices for trade-ins, as more consumers look to offload their device on worries Google suspending business with the Chinese firm will disrupt services. A Huawei company logo is seen at Huawei’s Shanghai Research Center in Shanghai, China May 22, 2019. […]

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Huawei puts Honor above Android at new smartphone launch

LONDON (Reuters) – Huawei put uncertainty over the future of its devices business to one side on Tuesday with the launch of new Honor smartphones, in a confident display of the Chinese firm’s technology. The world’s second-biggest phone maker runs its devices on Google’s Android platform outside China, but the U.S. Commerce Department blocked Huawei […]

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Balloon ‘Tank Man’ in Taiwan marks 30 years since Tiananmen crackdown

TAIPEI (Reuters) – A Taiwanese artist has created giant inflatables of a tank and “tank man” – the lone protester who stood in front of a convoy of tanks on Beijing’s Tiananmen Square – to mark 30 years since China’s bloody crackdown on the pro-democracy movement. The photograph of a man in a white shirt […]

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