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Google’s app network quietly becomes huge growth engine

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Google makes ads show up in more smartphone apps than any other technology company. That is the core of a resurgent business for parent Alphabet Inc. Google’s ad network unit has posted three straight quarters of year-over-year double-digit sales increases. The business is nearing $20 billion in annual revenue, making it as important to Google’s top-line ...

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Kenyan court revokes deportation of opposition-linked lawyer

NAIROBI (Reuters) – A Kenyan court on Thursday revoked the deportation of a lawyer who “swore in” opposition leader Raila Odinga as the country’s “president” in a direct challenge to the government of President Uhuru Kenyatta, local television station Citizen reported. Miguna Miguna, who holds dual Kenyan and Canadian citizenship, is currently in Canada after being put on a flight ...

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Winter Olympics: Great Britain men’s curlers beat Japan after women lose to US

Highlights: GB women curling push the US to final stages XXIII Olympic Winter Games Venue: Pyeongchang, South Korea Dates: 9-25 February Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV, Red Button, Connected TVs, BBC Sport website and mobile app. Full coverage times Great Britain’s men earned their second round-robin win at the Winter Olympics with a tense 6-5 victory against Japan in ...

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Moderate Nepali communist Oli to ‘balance China, India’ as new PM

KATHMANDU (Reuters) – Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari on Thursday appointed moderate communist K.P. Sharma Oli, who led an alliance with former Maoist rebels to a sweeping victory in recent elections, as prime minister. A presidential spokesman said Oli, who spent 14 years in jail for opposing the now-abolished monarchy in the 1970s and 1980s, was named prime minister hours ...

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Florida shooting: A survivor’s story

Image caption David Hogg, 17, was in a science class when the first shots rang out at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School It was 14:30 when David Hogg heard the first shot. The 17-year-old was in environmental science class at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Florida. The teacher had just passed out worksheets. When he heard the bang, his classmates ...

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Airbus says U.S. seeks information on UK/French corruption case

PARIS (Reuters) – Airbus said on Thursday it had been asked to supply information to U.S. authorities about conduct at the center of a UK and French probe into the use of middlemen in jetliner sales, potentially drawing the United States into the corruption case. Airbus said in a note with its accounts that it was co-operating closely with U.S. ...

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Pentagon chief urges Turkey to stay focused on fighting Islamic State

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met his Turkish counterpart on the sidelines of a NATO meeting and called on Ankara to remain focused on fighting Islamic State militants in Syria, a Pentagon statement on Thursday said. “(Mattis) called for a renewed focus on the campaign to defeat ISIS, and to preventing any vestige of the terrorist organization ...

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