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US embassy in Israel tells employees, families to restrict movements

The US economy grew less than initially estimated in the first quarter of this year as consumer spending cooled, the government reported Thursday, but data indicate resilience despite the slowdown. The world’s biggest economy expanded at an...

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Finland beats May heatwave record: weather service

Finland set a new record in May by registering an “exceptional” 15 days where temperatures soared above the country’s official heatwave threshold, the Meteorological Institute said. There were 15 days where temperatures were...

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Japanese AI tool predicts when recruits will quit jobs

Humanity is in a race against time to harness the colossal emerging power of artificial intelligence for the good of all, while averting dire risks, a top UN official said Thursday. “We’ve let the genie out of the bottle,” said...

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Mexican mayoral candidate murdered at campaign rally

An aspiring mayor was shot dead in southern Mexico Wednesday during a campaign rally, the Guerrero state governor said, the latest in a string of attacks ahead of weekend elections. A video published by local media showed a person approaching...

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Foxconn plans new India iPhone plant in shift away from China

At a Tehran cafe, Hamid waves his mobile around hoping to latch onto a faint signal and thus bypass Iran’s stringent ban on the latest models of iPhone. He bought his new device abroad shortly after the Islamic republic banned 14 and 15 series...

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Iran lawmakers back switch to Friday-Saturday weekend

Iran on Thursday began the formal registration of presidential candidates ahead of a snap vote next month to replace the late Ebrahim Raisi who died in a helicopter crash. “Candidate registration for the 14th presidential elections began at 8...

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