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Free trade must be defended, IMF, WTO and World Bank warn
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Free trade must be defended, IMF, WTO and World Bank warn

Fears that Donald Trump’s arrival in the White House is threatening a new era of protectionism have prompted a joint defence of trade from the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the World Trade Organisation.

Warning that the role …

Windows Server moves to a semi-annual release schedule
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Windows Server moves to a semi-annual release schedule

Microsoft today announced a major change to how it will deliver new releases of Windows Server going forward. Instead of a release every few years (the last few major versions arrived in 2008, 2012 and 2016), Microsoft will now move …

Five video games that teach you how to be better at video games
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Five video games that teach you how to be better at video games

Most video-game fans tend to get into habits when we play. We favour certain genres, and then we play them in a certain way. Some people will buy any military shooter that comes out, then spend 20 hours running madly …

U.S. Open competitors can do something novel at Erin Hills — go low
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U.S. Open competitors can do something novel at Erin Hills — go low

A player makes his way up the first fairway during the second round of the U.S. Amateur golf tournament on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, at Erin Hills Golf Course in Erin, Wis. (Morry Gash / AP)

Something radical could be …

Cupertino homicide: Naked suspect admits to hammer killing, authorities say
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Cupertino homicide: Naked suspect admits to hammer killing, authorities say

CUPERTINO — A Los Gatos real estate agent has been charged with murder after authorities say she randomly entered a Cupertino woman’s home and killed her with a hammer during an apparent mental breakdown.

Suzanne Hernandez, 39, was arraigned in …

Cuts could leave Trident nuclear base at risk of attack, says police boss
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Cuts could leave Trident nuclear base at risk of attack, says police boss

Proposed budget cuts to a police force responsible for protecting the Trident nuclear base and other defence sites are “frightening” at a time of heightened security concerns, their representative Eamonn Keating is set to warn in a speech.

He will …

Drink-driver who crashed car with son in the back jailed
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Drink-driver who crashed car with son in the back jailed

A drink-driver who smashed into a concrete roundabout island and launched her car 14ft into the air while her child was in the back has been jailed.

Tania Chikwature, 32, was more than three times the drink-drive limit when she …

The San Francisco Bay Area is the star locale of new fiction and nonfiction book releases
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The San Francisco Bay Area is the star locale of new fiction and nonfiction book releases

Calder G. Lorenz’s “One Way Down (or Another)” has a Bay Area theme.

The Bay Area has a long history of supplying authors with memorable settings, but there’s an especially strong sense of place in these new releases by Bay …

ALEX BRUMMER: Griffith-Jones must quit as FCA chair as regulator probes Barclays and Lloyds scandals
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ALEX BRUMMER: Griffith-Jones must quit as FCA chair as regulator probes Barclays and Lloyds scandals

Unsuitable: FCA chairman John Griffith-Jones

The whistleblowing scandal at Barclays, together with fresh disclosures suggesting a cover-up at the highest level of Lloyds over the scandal at HBOS’s Reading branch, means the Financial Conduct Authority finds itself at the centre …

Officials: 2 adults dead, 2 kids shot at California school
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Officials: 2 adults dead, 2 kids shot at California school

Faculty and students evacuate the North Park School as emergency personnel respond to a shooting inside, Monday in San Bernardino, California.

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — An apparent murder-suicide inside an elementary school classroom in San Bernardino left two adults …