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US arms sales to foreign countries rise by a third

Increase underlines White House pressure on allies to pay more for their own defences

  • November 8th 2018 at 22:03

After Midterm Defeat, Advocates For Montana's Medicaid Expansion Turn To Legislature

By Eric Whitney
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, a Democrat, warned that failure of a Medicaid-funding initiative on the ballot could make for a tough legislative session in 2019.

If a funding extension can't be hammered out in the Montana Legislature, the state could be the first to undo an expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

(Image credit: William Campbell/Corbis via Getty Images)

  • November 8th 2018 at 21:46

Spoof ads celebrating Russia's Brexit 'role' pop up in London

Spoof billboards appeared in the British capital on Thursday purportedly organised by Russian military intelligence officers "to celebrate their role" in the 2016 Brexit referendum -- to the bemusement...

  • November 8th 2018 at 01:00

Ex-minister blames Zuma for South Africa scandal

Pravin Gordhan becomes most senior figure to implicate former president

  • November 8th 2018 at 20:09

Atresmedia launches global OTT platform

By Robert Briel

Atresmedia is launching a new OTT platform, accessible from anywhere in the world with no commercial breaks.

Based on a subscription model with the first month free and no long-term commitment, Atresplayer is also available outside Spain with a fresh design, and new features, such as 4K video and Dolby Digital sound, live playback control, offline viewing, customisation and recommendations.

The international version of the Atresplayer offers access to live content from Atresmedia’s online channels in Spain (Antena 3, laSexta); to Flooxer, the most recent addition to the platform, aimed at a younger audience; to the group’s internationally successful series, with extra content in catch-up mode; to news and current events -500 hours in prime time, 1,500 hours of news bulletins and 2,200 hours of daily magazines- and an extensive SVOD catalogue of series (7,500 hours) and programmes from the group.

Atresplayer is also available on every screen, including Android and Apple iOS, as well as on PCs, tablets and smart TVs.

Ex-NYC and London transport boss bets on hyperloop

Jay Walder will be Virgin Hyperloop One’s new chief executive

  • November 8th 2018 at 20:03

SPI’s Fast&FunBox HD launches on Orange Spain

By Robert Briel

SPI has extended their channel distribution in Spain with the launch of Fast&FunBox HD on Orange TV in Spain.

6SPI will bring action-packed sports and fast-paced entertainment in HD quality to Orange sports fans. This multi-discipline channel offers 400 new hours every year of adrenaline filled car racing, skydiving, sailing and much, much more.

“Following the successful launch of the Orange sports pack over the summer, we are excited to be adding even more value to the sports proposition with this high energy channel. The Spanish market is a key TV market and I am pleased to have begun this great partnership with Orange,” commented Georgina Twiss, MD Western Europe & Africa.

Orange TV’s Spain Head of Marketing, Eva Baltes says, “Fast&FunBox HD is a unique solution for adrenaline lovers, offering the perfect medley of extreme sports and we think it’s a great fit for the Spanish market.”

Virgin Atlantic faces threat of pilot strike

More than half being balloted because airline refuses to recognise their union

  • November 8th 2018 at 18:58

Siemens willing to make Alstom merger concessions

Chief executive Joe Kaeser willing to compromise should regulators quash deal

  • November 8th 2018 at 18:44

Two arrested for KKK costume hate crime in Northern Ireland

Two men have been arrested in Northern Ireland on hate crime charges after a group dressed in Ku Klux Klan costumes posed for a photograph outside an Islamic centre, police said Thursday.The social media...

  • November 8th 2018 at 01:00

Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi debuts in London

China's Xiaomi unveiled the Mi 8 Pro smartphone in London Thursday, making a UK debut as the tech giant ramps up its European presence before an expected American launch next month.Xiaomi, which is looking...

  • November 8th 2018 at 01:00

Tele Columbus opposes Vodafone/Unitymedia merger

By JΓΆrn Krieger

Tele Columbus, the third-largest German cable operator, rejects the planned acquisition of Unitymedia by Vodafone.

“In the event of a merger between Vodafone and Unitymedia, the German cable market would in future be dominated by a mega-player. This would have massive negative effects on competition and media diversity,” Timm Degenhardt, CEO of Tele Columbus, said in a statement.

“In the medium term, higher prices would also be expected for the housing industry and tenants. In addition, infrastructure competition would be curbed, which would lead in particular to reduced investment in the important fibre-optic deployment and broadband provision, especially for tenants, and would weaken Germany as a business location in the long term. That is why we are clearly against this merger.”

The parties have recently notified the European Commission of the planned merger. The German Federal Cartel Office has now requested the referral of the case to the German authority, arguing that it could lead to considerable changes in the market conditions in the German cable TV and telecommunications industry.

Researchers Uncover A Circuit For Sadness In The Human Brain

By Jon Hamilton
Patients awaiting epilepsy surgery agreed to keep a running log of their mood while researchers used tiny wires to monitor electrical activity in their brains. The combination revealed a circuit for sadness.

When people are feeling glum, it often means that brain areas involved in emotion and memory are communicating. Researchers now have observed the circuit in action in humans.

(Image credit: Stuart Kinlough/Ikon Images/Getty Images)

  • November 8th 2018 at 17:01

Researchers Uncover A Circuit For Sadness In The Human Brain

By Jon Hamilton
Patients awaiting epilepsy surgery agreed to keep a running log of their mood while researchers used tiny wires to monitor electrical activity in their brains. The combination revealed a circuit for sadness.

When people are feeling glum, it often means that brain areas involved in emotion and memory are communicating. Researchers now have observed the circuit in action in humans.

(Image credit: Stuart Kinlough/Ikon Images/Getty Images)

  • November 8th 2018 at 17:01

Deutsches Musik Fernsehen plans Nice Gold TV

By JΓΆrn Krieger

German music broadcaster Deutsches Musik Fernsehen wants to offer a new entertainment channel in addition to its current channel which launched in 2008.

German media regulator KEK gave the green light to the venture at its latest meeting in Berlin.

According to KEK, the channel called Nice Gold TV will be broadcast free-to-air via the Astra satellite system (19.2° East).

Further details are not known at this stage.

Deutsches Musik Fernsehen plans Nice Gold TV

By JΓΆrn Krieger

German music broadcaster Deutsches Musik Fernsehen wants to offer a new entertainment channel in addition to its current channel which launched in 2008.

German media regulator KEK gave the green light to the venture at its latest meeting in Berlin.

According to KEK, the channel called Nice Gold TV will be broadcast free-to-air via the Astra satellite system (19.2° East).

Further details are not known at this stage.

N.Korean worker files Polish shipyard 'slavery' claim

A North Korean worker with a Dutch company operating at a Polish shipyard has filed a lawsuit alleging inhumane and slavelike conditions, his lawyer said Thursday.The unnamed worker from the impoverished...

  • November 8th 2018 at 01:00

Scientists angry at UK visa denials for African, Asian researchers

Scientists in Britain expressed concern on Thursday after at least 17 delegates from Africa and Asia wanting to attend a health conference in London were denied visas.

DAZN launches on Swisscom TV

By JΓΆrn Krieger

Swiss telco Swisscom has integrated sports streaming service DAZN into its IPTV platform Swisscom TV.

The move marks the first time DAZN becomes available as an app on a third-party platform. Customers can use the service at home with the Swisscom TV box and on the move with the Swisscom TV app on smartphones and tablets.

DAZN costs CHF12.90 (€11) per month and can be cancelled monthly. Billing via Swisscom is not yet possible at the start, but the telco wants to offer this option in future.

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