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The U.S. benchmark for crude was down $1.67 a barrel, or 3.3 percent, at $49.69 on Thursday. Iran's Bijan Namdar Zanganeh floated possible extensions of three months, six months or even a year and said his country had "no difficulty" with any of the options, while Jabbar Ali Hussein Al-Luiebi, his Iraqi counterpart, mentioned "the scenario of a nine-month freeze".
  • Russian Officials Targeted Top Trump Advisers Last Summer, Say U.S

    Russian Officials Targeted Top Trump Advisers Last Summer, Say U.S

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    Brennan said he told the head of the FSB that if Russian Federation continued to interfere, it would backfire and prevent any warming of relations. The Post reported Monday that President Trump asked two senior intelligence officials, Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats and National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers, to declare publicly that there was no evidence of collusion between the president's campaign and the Russians.
  • Sony Mobile to stop making mid-range Xperia phones

    Sony Mobile to stop making mid-range Xperia phones

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    One of the smartphones facing the chop, the Xperia X, received a 3/5 score in our review previous year, with Mobile Editor Max Parker bemoaning the phone's "boring design, unreliable camera, very bad button placement" and the apparent poor value for money.
  • Setting aside past rude talk, Trump and pope focus on peace

    Setting aside past rude talk, Trump and pope focus on peace

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    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that the Cardinal Secretary of State brought up climate change when meeting with Trump and encouraged him not to pull out of the Paris Climate Accord. "I believe that I shouldn't do this". It offers the press a chance to witness the body language of the two leaders and listen in as they explain their gifts.
  • Deadpool 2 casts The Strain's Jack Kesy as villain

    Deadpool 2 casts The Strain's Jack Kesy as villain

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    Kesy might be best known for playing Gabriel Bollivar in the TV series The Strain , a goth rock star who was one of the early plane passengers infected with the virus that turned them into vampires. Jack Kesy will star alongside Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson/Deadpool, Josh Brolin as Cable , Morena Baccarin as Vanessa, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Stefan Kapacic as Colossus and Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead.
  • Xiaomi Launches Mi Max 2 with Snapdragon 625 SoC & 5300mAh Battery

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    The Mi Max 2 - although it comes with the same 6.44-inch 1080p display as the original Mi Max - is a complete overhaul in nearly all the other departments including the design making it a thorough upgrade to last year's model. Xiaomi Mi Max 2 features a full metal body and a 6.4-inch full HD 2.5D curved glass display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It turns out that leaks were spot on, the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 is exactly what we've expected, and it's quite similar to its ...
  • Facebook signs BuzzFeed, Vox, others for original video shows

    Facebook signs BuzzFeed, Vox, others for original video shows

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    Facebook is finalizing its plans for a video service by signing millennial-focused news and entertainment creators Vox Media , BuzzFeed , ATTN , Group Nine Media , and others to provide content, according to a Reuters report. Creators of the short videos will receive 55 percent of the associated ad revenue and also be able to distribute the video elsewhere after an initial period of exclusivity on the social network.
  • Gwent's open beta officially starts today

    Gwent's open beta officially starts today

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    Outside of being a unique competitive card game. Apart from that though this is stylish as all hell, and brings back many a fond memory of The Witcher 3 . Did you play the closed beta for Gwent: The Witcher Card Game? The above cinematic trailer features a game between Geralt and Ciri, while the below gameplay trailer explains how Gwent works.
  • Intel to integrate Thunderbolt 3 into future CPUs, discontinue royalties

    Intel to integrate Thunderbolt 3 into future CPUs, discontinue royalties

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    Intel's integration of Thunderbolt into the CPU should be an appealing move for notebook and tablet designers who might have otherwise balked at finding room for another discrete component in today's increasingly thin-and-light PCs. The first step is straightforward and, in our view, a long time coming: the company is going to finally integrate Thunderbolt 3 into its processors.
  • Man United beats Ajax 2-0, wins Europa League

    Man United beats Ajax 2-0, wins Europa League

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    Manchester United's Paul Bogba (bottom) and Timothy Fosu-Mensah (top) celebrate their Europa win. Manchester fans were screaming and whistling in joy, while their Ajax counterparts were biting their nails as the English club won 2-0. The Frenchman opened up his body and took a low 20-yard shot that deflected off Sanchez, wrong-footing goalkeeper Andre Onana and rippling the back of the net.
  • President Trump meets the pope, and Twitter rejoices

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    Pope Francis urged U.S. President Donald Trump to be a peacemaker at their highly anticipated first meeting on Wednesday, and Trump promised he would not forget the pontiff's message. It had the potential of a being a very awkward meeting between two world leaders whose views couldn't be more different on several issues . Without naming Trump by name, the Pope said in February 2016 that "a person who only thinks about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, ...
  • Fallout 4 free Steam weekend begins 25 May

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    At the same time, you'll be able to grab Fallout 4 and the Season Pass at discounts up to 67 percent off on Steam, PSN, and Xbox Live. But for PC and Xbox One gamers, this weekend is a nice chance to experience a small taste of the massive game and perhaps pick it up at a discount if you decide you really need to see what all the hype was about - a few years later, but still.