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We tested Apple, Fitbit and Samsung products
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We tested Apple, Fitbit and Samsung products

Friends often tell me they’re afraid to spend hundreds on a smartwatch because they’re worried their investment will be obsolete in a year. If that’s been holding you back, then this could be the best year to take the plunge in quite some time. I’ve been testing the most popular smartwatch vendors’ latest offerings –...

Washington’s Kicker Avoided A Red Card For This Slide Tackle
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Washington’s Kicker Avoided A Red Card For This Slide Tackle

European club soccer is back this weekend. After an international break that kept fans from waking up early on weekends and watching their teams take the pitch, the Premier League, Bundesliga, Serie A, and all of the rest of the top leagues on the other side of the pond will resume play in the coming...

Tunisian model Ameni Esseibi shows off sleek style at Paris Fashion Week 
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Tunisian model Ameni Esseibi shows off sleek style at Paris Fashion Week 

LONDON: A new Lonely Planet guide to Great Britain features an entire chapter on the country’s little-known Islamic heritage, which stretches back more than 1,200 years. Published this month, “Experience Great Britain” is part of the publisher’s range of “anti-guidebooks,” so-called because of the unique local perspectives they offer travelers. The guide to Britain has...

Jacques Pépin on Julia Child, Charles de Gaulle and his love of chicken : NPR
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Jacques Pépin on Julia Child, Charles de Gaulle and his love of chicken : NPR

Jacques Pépin, pictured in his home in Connecticut in August, has a new book called Art of the Chicken. Carlin Stiehl for The Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Carlin Stiehl for The Boston Globe via Getty Images Jacques Pépin, pictured in his home in Connecticut in August, has a new book...

Tesla unveils its humanoid robot for ‘less than $20,000’
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Tesla unveils its humanoid robot for ‘less than $20,000’

Tesla has unveiled its Optimus humanoid robot at its AI Day 2022 today and Elon Musk believes Tesla can bring it to market for “less than $20,000”. As expected, the event started with Tesla unveiling a working prototype of its humanoid robot – a project first announced at Tesla’s AI day in 2021. There were...

Army officers appear on state TV in Burkina Faso to declare new coup
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Army officers appear on state TV in Burkina Faso to declare new coup

More than a dozen soldiers seized control of Burkina Faso’s state television late Friday, declaring that the country’s coup leader-turned-president, Lt. Col. Paul Henri Sandaogo Damiba, had been overthrown after only nine months in power. A statement read by a junta spokesman said Capt. Ibrahim Traore is the new military leader of Burkina Faso, a...

Nicaragua cuts diplomatic ties with Netherlands
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Nicaragua cuts diplomatic ties with Netherlands

Sept 30 (Reuters) – Nicaragua suspended diplomatic ties with the Netherlands on Friday, according to a statement published by the Central American country’s foreign ministry. The Nicaraguan government took the decision because the “interventionist and neo-colonial” European country had “offended and keeps offending Nicaraguan families,” the statement said. Earlier this week, Nicaraguan officials declared the...

Exxon CEO Warns Biden Administration Against Limiting Fuel Exports
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Exxon CEO Warns Biden Administration Against Limiting Fuel Exports

Exxon Mobil Corp. is pushing back against reductions of U.S. fuel exports urged by the Biden administration in August, arguing that restricting shipments would further squeeze global supplies and lift pump prices at home. Exxon told the Energy Department this week that the oil industry shouldn’t slow fuel shipments in favor of putting more in...

US imposes sanctions on Mumbai-based Tibalaji for Iran oil ties
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US imposes sanctions on Mumbai-based Tibalaji for Iran oil ties

The US has imposed economic sanctions on an Indian company for purchasing Iranian petroleum products. These items were then reportedly shipped to China. Mumbai-based Tibalaji Petrochem was among a group of companies, including some from the UAE and Hong Kong, to be targeted for the sanctions. “Tibalaji…is the first Indian entity to face…unilateral sanctions passed...