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House committee accepts amendment to uphold ZTE ban

The bizarre recent tale of ZTE is getting another wrinkle. Earlier today, a bipartisan House Appropriations Committee unanimously voted to accept an amendment to uphold sanctions against the company. The amendment to the 2019 Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations bill is, of course, being viewed as a rebuke of the …

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Irish men arrested after €3.4m cannabis haul in Spain

Five men, including four from Ireland, have been arrested after €3.4m worth of cannabis herb was seized in Spain. The drugs were discovered north-west of Malaga among pallets of lettuce in a truck that was destined for Ireland. The four Irish men – aged 56, 45, 35 and 33 – along …

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Dublin man jailed over harassment of RTÉ presenter

A 41-year-old man has been jailed for three years for the harassment of RTÉ newsreader and journalist Sharon Ní Bheoláin. Conor O’Hora, from Heather Walk in Portmarnock in Dublin, pleaded guilty to the charge and to three counts of possessing pornographic material related to children. The court heard O’Hora harassed Ms Ní …

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How a few companies are bitcoining it

IN A recent video Jeremy Sciarappa, a YouTuber, flips the lid off a red box in his living room to reveal a silver machine the size of a shoebox, whining noisily. The contraption is an Antminer S9, sold by Bitmain, a Chinese firm. Its job is to help validate transactions …

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Walmart's U.S. e-commerce growth rebounds, shares rise

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Walmart Inc on Thursday said profit margins during the first quarter remained under pressure due to price cuts and higher freight costs, weighing on its shares even as sales and earnings came in stronger than expected. Walmart’s gross margin, which has fallen for four consecutive quarters, …

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Protest camps quiet as Gazans fast and fill sandbags

GAZA (Reuters) – Young men filled sandbags to prepare for future protests at encampments along Gaza’s Israeli border on Thursday, though tents were mostly empty as Palestinians joined Muslims around the world observing the daylight fast at the start of Ramadan. A Palestinian man reads the Koran inside a tent …

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Fianna Fáil attacks Ross over 'vanity project' bill

Fianna Fáil’s justice spokesperson Jim O’Callaghan has launched a sharp attack on Minister Shane Ross, claiming that the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2017 is “a vanity project for Minister Ross”. Speaking during this afternoon’s report stage debate on the bill, Mr O’Callaghan said: “It’s extraordinary that the Minister for Transport …

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Hawaii residents alerted following volcano eruption

An explosive eruption has spewed ash over 9,100m into the air above Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano. Residents of the Big Island were warned to take shelter as the plume engulfed a wide area, according to authorities. The wind could carry the ash plume as far as Hilo, the island’s largest city …

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