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California restricts plastic straws

California becomes the first state to restrict plastic straws at restaurants. Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed the nation’s first state law barring dine-in restaurants from giving customers plastic straws unless they are requested.

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Apple Watch, AirPod prices

That Apple Watch you had your eye on? It could become more expensive depending on how President Donald Trump’s trade war with China turns out.

Electrical engineering

Electrical engineering is a professional engineering discipline that generally deals with the study and application of electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism. This field first became an identifiable occupation in the later half of the 19th century after commercialization of the electric telegraph, the telephone, and electric power distribution and use.

Facebook Gave Data Access to Chinese Firm

Facebook has data-sharing partnerships with at least four Chinese electronics companies, including a manufacturing giant that has a close relationship with China’s government, the social media company said on Tuesday. The manufacturers include Amazon, Apple, BlackBerry and Samsung.

Truck Drivers Go on Strike in Brazil

Folha Internacional – Price of Diesel Goes Up and Truck Drivers Go on Strike in 17 Brazilian States. Committees ought to be set up in both the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate in order to discuss the price of fuel. A statement issued by the presidents of both chambers of Congress read that “the current level of [gas prices] has a negative impact on the daily lives of Brazilians”.

Solar-Panel in the U.S.

The Wall Street Journal – Solar panel makers are stepping up U.S. manufacturing, and it isn’t all because of President Donald Trump’s tariffs on imported solar panels. At least three panel companies have announced manufacturing plans in the U.S. in recent months.

How to combat fake news

EL PAÍS and other European media outlets from the LENA alliance debate how to combat fake news. Also at the event, held this morning in Madrid, were representatives from the world of technology, MEPs and the president of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani.

Police Officer, illegal resources and President Temer

In a statement to Brazil’s Federal Police, police officer Abel de Queiroz said that he went to the office of lawyer José Yunes at least twice to deliver money between 2013 and 2015. Yunes is a close friend of President Michel Temer.

Historic talks lead Koreas to peace !?

Friday’s dramatic meeting between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his North Korean counterpart, Chairman Kim Jong-un, represents an unambiguous historic breakthrough at least in terms of the image of bilateral reconciliation and the emotional uplift.

Fake news and rumors on line

Everyday Spanish people are being hurt by false accusations – like Francisco who was wrongly blamed for a brutal robbery in a viral Facebook post. When fake news ruins real lives: meet the Spaniards destroyed by online rumors. EL PAIS –  MARÍA MARTÍN

Brazil country profile – BBC News

BBC – Brazil is South America’s most influential country, a rising economic power and one of the world’s biggest democracies. Over the past years it has made strides in its efforts to raise millions out of poverty, but the gap between rich and poor remains wide. Modern-day Brazil’s indigenous people form part of the population

Cyberbullying In Spain

When bullying lasts beyond the school gates: “Now there’s no respite for victims”. Online harassment among minors in Spain has increased by 65% in the last five years, amounting to 6,500 victims during that period. Fonte: EL PAÍS | In English – J. J. GÁLVEZ – English version by Heather Galloway.