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Global stocks steadied in overnight trading Wednesday as Apple's solid quarterly earnings sent waves of relief through world markets rattled by persistent concerns from U.S. companies over slowing growth in China.


Around 130 French citizens believed to have joined ISIS in Syria will be released from jail and repatriated to their home country, according to a new report.


Renault confirmed on Thursday that it was considering new leadership to replace embattled Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn, after French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire called publicly for a board meeting to address his succession.

Russia says it arrested a U.S. citizen spying in their country. But former CIA officers say that, far from a counterintelligence coup, the American’s detention is most likely payback for the U.S. arrest of confessed Russian agent Maria Butina.

A newly obtained document shows President Donald Trump signed a letter of intent to move forward with negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Russia, despite his attorney Rudy Giuliani claiming on Sunday the document was never signed.


Charles Michel's resignation letter comes days after a coalition partner quits over migration.

Stocks dropped again Tuesday as losses mounted for the world's largest technology companies. Retailers also fell, and energy companies plunged with oil prices as the market sank back into the red for the year.
Justice League artist Jay Oliva reveals that Superman was supposed to be unhinged by the end of the film in Zack Snyder's original plan. The first superhero ensemble film from Warner Bros. and DC Films, the project was plagued by several issues, including a director switch after original helmsman Snyder had to step down from directing duties and was replaced by Joss Whedon, who reshot the movie extensively.

Oliva worked with Snyder during the conception of Justice League but just like the filmmaker, he was no longer involved in the project when Whedon came into the picture to man the reshoots, as well as the film's post-production when the movie was significantly changed. That means that Oliva had a good idea of Snyder's full vision for the movie as the director usually maps out his story before going to production. In the past, he's confirmed that the final cut of Justice League was very different from how Snyder intended it to be. And now, he shares what would've been Superman's s
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tate of mind at the end of Snyder's initial version of the film.
Marvel fans may be looking forward to the release of the new superhero movie Venom – but for its star, Tom Hardy, it will be a bittersweet experience.

In an interview with ComicsExplained, Hardy admitted that all his favourite scenes had ended up on the cutting-room floor. When asked "What was your favourite scene to film?" he replied: "Things that aren’t in this movie."

The Taboo star continued: "There are like 30 to 40 minutes worth of scenes that aren’t in this movie... all of them. Mad puppeteering scenes, dark comedy scenes. You know what I mean? They just never made it in."
The largest bird that ever stalked Earth's surface is officially the "Vorombe titan," a previously unidentified species of elephant bird that once roamed the island of Madagascar. Literally meaning "big bird" in Malagasy and Greek, the giant creature could weigh more than 1,700 pounds and stood nearly 10 feet tall, a new study has revealed.
Tesla Inc. Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk was accused by the Securities and Exchange Commission of misleading investors when he tweeted that he had funding lined up to take the company private.

The agency said Musk fabricated the claim in his August tweet, which sent Tesla shares higher.


"Smartwatches are a highly integrated platform," said Pankaj Kedia, Qualcomm's Senior Director of smart wearables, at the company's Snapdragon Wear 3100 event earlier today. To that end, Qualcomm has been working closely with Google over the past few years or so to perfect their chipset with Wear OS in mind. That's why, thanks to the new Snapdragon Wear 3100 chipset, the next version of Wear OS will support three new modes: Rich ambient mode, a dedicated sports mode plus a traditional watch mode. We saw a brief demo of all three modes at Qualcomm's event earlier today, and all three appear to have a specific theme in mind: To make the smartwatch feel as close to a real watch as possible.

A total lunar eclipse -- the longest of the century -- was visible for much of the Eastern Hemisphere on Friday night.
Ever wonder if you're true leadership material? Perhaps you've been told you are, but the question is by what standard? Thousands of leadership books are written each year, many of them with marketing agendas to rehash and repackage what has been talked about for decades.
MoviePass is reportedly preventing some of its subscribers from buying tickets to Jennifer Lawrence’s new action movie, seemingly as part of a negotiation strategy with the film industry. In this case, MoviePass users on Twitter have reported running into trouble trying to see Red Sparrow, which is blacked out in the MoviePass mobile app in some markets with a message that reads, “This movie is not supported by MoviePass.”
After nearly seven years of varying concepts, redesigns, and delays, SpaceX is poised to launch the Falcon Heavy rocket next week on its maiden flight. Last week, SpaceX performed a hold-down firing of the massive rocket’s 27 engines, creating a towering exhaust plume and jolting the space coast with over 5 million pounds of thrust. It was the most powerful engine test ever conducted at Kennedy Space Center—and with a successful liftoff, the Falcon Heavy would be the most powerful launch vehicle in the world.
Google engineers have been hard at work creating a text-to-speech system called Tacotron 2. According to a paper they published this month, the system first creates a spectrogram of the text, a visual representation of how the speech should sound. That image is put through Google's existing WaveNet algorithm, which uses the image to produce extremely natural sounding human speech.