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Apple is looking to lower music labels' revenue cut for Apple Music

The report explains that Apple's current deal with major labels is up at the end of June and both parties are now in the process of renegotiating. However, now that Apple Music has been live for two years, and hasn't been as harmful to iTunes as expected, record labels are now warming up to the idea, albeit with reservations, the report adds. [Full Article...]

ISIS militants destroy 12th century al-Nuri mosque in Iraq's Mosul

The Iraqi army video, which appears to have been taken from a plane or a drone, shows a series of explosions bringing down all the walls and the famous "al-Hadba" or "hunchback" minaret, so called because of its dramatic lean. According to them, airstrikes by the US warplanes were the cause. Gen. Joseph Martin, the commander of coalition ground forces in Iraq, said in a written statement. [Full Article...]

Nasa's Curiosity rover spotted trundling up Mount Sharp by Mars Oribiter

HiRISE obtains images of Curiosity a few times each year. The rover was at the mid-point between these two destinations, heading from one to the other to investigate a region where hematite was spotted during a Mars orbit. On August 5, Curiosity will celebrate the five-year anniversary of its landing on Mount Sharp. The lower Mount Sharp region was chosen for the Curiosity mission because the mo... [Full Article...]

Trump Says China Failed to Help US With North Korea Problems

He was then sentenced to 15 years of hard labour. The Warmbier family confirmed on Monday that he had died. The North Koreans released Warmbier last week after 17 months of captivity. "I spoke with his family. He should have been brought home a long time ago". President Donald Trump has been counting on China to use its economic leverage over Kim Jong Un's totalitarian government. [Full Article...]

Tillerson and Mattis to hold joint news conference after talks with China

Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said China was not the "focus and the crux" of the issue on the Korean peninsula and it has stepped up efforts to promote peace talks. Doctors at the Cincinnati Medical Center, where Mr Warmbier was treated following his return to the U.S. on 13 June, determined he suffered from "unresponsive wakefulness", also known as persistent vegetative state, due to... [Full Article...]

Final pictures show laughing Otto Warmbier days before arrest in North Korea

They said it should be a "call to action to those in the position to protect our American citizens here at home AND overseas". Three U.S. citizens remain in detention in North Korea , and Tillerson called this week for their release. McCain is the Republican chairman of the Armed Services Committee. Many lawmakers and analysts say the next step has to be sanctioning Chinese companies that do ... [Full Article...]

Obama: We never stopped trying to get Otto Warmbier home

Wambier's parents cited "awful, torturous mistreatment" by North Korea . They previously said Moon's words were only his personal views. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Monday that the USA holds North Korea accountable for Warmbier's "unjust imprisonment" and demanded the release of three other US captives. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump takes swipe at Obama on student death

He said, "Well, I think the President has spoken very clearly about how he, the first lady, and our country feels about the loss of the American". Trump said on Twitter on Tuesday he appreciated efforts by Chinese President Xi Jinping "to help with North Korea ", adding "It has not worked out ". [Full Article...]


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