Making peace with a crease: hands on with Samsung’s Galaxy Fold

Any new technology is bound to have wrinkles. On Samsung's new Galaxy Fold, a phone that opens into a tablet, they include one prominent crease. It goes down the middle of the Fold's remarkable flexible screen, like a pleat on polyester pants. I'm sure it will dominate discussion about this much-anticipated gadget, arriving in the US on April 26 (and […]

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Colombia court says cannot yet rule on possible changes to peace law

BOGOTA (Reuters) – Colombia’s constitutional court said on Wednesday it cannot rule on whether potential changes to legislation that implements a peace deal with Marxist rebels are constitutional until after they are approved by congress. President Ivan Duque, who says the 2016 accord is too easy on former members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), has asked legislators […]

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Para says he was addicted to war but peace nearly broke him

I was addicted to war – but peace nearly broke me… soldiers like me need help, says Para Major star of Army TV show The Paras: Men of War He is the epitome of a Parachute Regiment officer – square-jawed, teak-tough and a proven leader in battle. Indeed, millions of TV viewers recently saw Major Andrew Fox parachute fearlessly on […]

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Afghanistan peace talks in doubt after Taliban's abrupt walkout

An Afghan security force member walks around the site of suicide bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul) Despite earlier claims this year by the Afghan Taliban that talks for a peace deal to end the protracted conflict were “on track,” the militant group abruptly canceled a scheduled meeting with U.S. officials in Qatar this week […]

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From gunbattles to tourism: Colombia's ex-rebels turn rafting guides

MIRAVALLE, Colombia (Reuters) – The nine former rebel fighters, who traded their guns, battle fatigues and heavy rucksacks for paddles, helmets and life jackets, launch four rafts laden with visitors into the turbulent Pato River, deep in Colombia’s dense Amazon jungle. The former guerrillas from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have chosen rafting as their path to reintegration, […]

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China’s terrifying warning to Australia over US alignment

‘Our fragile peace could be shattered by the slightest misstep’: China’s terrifying warning to Australia over following US into a ‘Cold War’ The China Daily has warned Australia of a ‘Cold War’ if it joins forces with the US US and China conflict over South China Sea could threaten $3 trillion in trade Last week Australia condemned Chinese militarisation of […]

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Ex-EU peace negotiator urges PM not to betray Brexit vote result

Parliament faces an ‘ugly’ backlash from the electorate if Brexit is blocked, warns ex-EU peace negotiator Lord Owen Lord Owen served as Foreign Secretary and worked for Yugoslavia peace He gave outspoken interview slamming Government for letting down Brexiteers  Ex-minister believes Cabinet believe they can ‘thwart Brexit’ with negotiations   Former Labour Foreign Secretary Lord Owen has warned the government against […]

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South Sudan rivals sign peace agreement

Khartoum: The president of South Sudan and his former vice president signed a peace deal Wednesday in a bid to end their country's protracted civil war. The deal included a ceasefire to start in 72 hours, Sudan's foreign minister said, but rebels rejected other parts of the deal. South Sudanese people hold signs as talks to end the five-year civil war […]

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Deadly blast shatters Afghanistan’s brief moment of peace

Jalalabad: A remarkable thing happened in Afghanistan's war. There were nearly two days of peace. As ceasefires by the government and the Taliban took hold, security forces and insurgents celebrated and took pictures together for the Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. Taliban fighters ride in their vehicle in Surkhroad district […]

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2 Norwegian lawmakers nominate Trump for Nobel Peace Prize

Two Norwegian politicians nominate Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize, describing his meeting with Kim Jong-un as ‘a huge and important step towards disarmament, peace and reconciliation’ Christian Tybring-Gjedde and Per-Willy Amundsen nominated Donald Trump A group of U.S. lawmakers also are backing Trump for 2019 Nobel Peace Prize The process of considering candidates and awarding prize is done in […]

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