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Huawei said the temporary reprieve move bore little meaning for the company as it had been making preparations for a blacklist scenario. Photograph: Reuters

The US government has temporarily eased trade restrictions imposed last week on China’s Huawei, a move aimed at minimising disruption for its customer(...)

 Denver will become the first U.S. city to decriminalise the use of psilocybin, the psychedelic substance in ‘magic mushrooms.’ Photograph: AP Photo/Richard Vogel

Voters in Denver, a city at the forefront of the widening national debate over legalising marijuana, have become the first in the nation to effectivel(...)

An employee works on the fuselage of a Boeing 737 MAX 9 test plane. Photograph:  Stephen Brashear/Getty

When Boeing’s Dreamliner was grounded in 2013, it took more than $20 million (€18 million) and three months to fix the problem. The crisis over its 73(...)

California attorney general Xavier Becerra:  Suing   Trump over his emergency declaration to fund wall on  US-Mexico border. Photograph: Rich Pedroncelli/AP Photo

California and 15 other US states have filed a lawsuit against Donald Trump’s emergency declaration to fund a wall on the US-Mexico border. Californi(...)

Mark Leo Gregory Gago (42 – left), killed his parents, his girlfriend Shaina Sweitzer (31 – right) and their infant daughter on Saturday night, the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office in Oregon said. File photograph: Facebook

An Oregon man has killed four people including members of his family at the home they shared and was shot by sheriff’s deputies as he tried to kill a (...)

Intel already has planning permission for a new 90,000sq m facility adjacent to its existing site in Leixlip, Co Kildare

Intel, the giant microchip manufacturer, is to begin preparatory work at its base in Leixlip this month in what is widely seen as a prelude to a signi(...)

 Nancy Pelosi is applauded after her election as speaker of the US House of Representatives on Thursday. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Ebullient Democrats assumed control of the US House of Representatives on Thursday and elected Nancy Pelosi of California speaker, returning her to a (...)

Nancy Crampton-Brophy. Photograph: Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office

A US woman who wrote an essay entitled How to Murder Your Husband has been charged with murdering her husband. Nancy Crampton-Brophy (68), a self-pu(...)

Restriction of processed carbohydrates – especially the white and beige ones – are a good idea for many overweight people

The recent results from the TAILORx study (a major study published by The New England Journal of Medicine and presented at a meeting of the American S(...)

When I googled “how to pack your bag” last week I got 449 million results, more than “how to end poverty” and “how to cure cancer” combined

The other day I caught up with a well-travelled American friend who had outdone himself this year by managing to see penguins in Antarctica, gorillas (...)

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