A draft deal clarifies what populist trade policy means in practice

“IT’S a big day for trade, a big day for our country,” boasted President Donald Trump on August 27th. The cause of this jubilation was progress in renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a deal between America, Mexico and Canada. Enrique Peña Nieto, Mexico’s president, confirmed that Mr Trump had managed to secure […]

Porsche Clarifies “Diesel Is Dead” Statement, Isn’t Dropping Diesel Entirely

– There was little surprise at the recent news that Porsche had axed its last remaining diesel vehicles in Europe, with the diesel versions of the Macan and Panamera being withdrawn from sale. It was a move in keeping with the tide of history; the Dieselgate scandal has affected sales of compression-ignition engines on both […]

ABC News clarifies a critical detail in its report on Michael Flynn’s plea deal

George Frey/Getty Images ABC News issued a clarification on a critical detail from its original report on former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s plea deal. A spokesperson said one of the network’s sources clarified that Flynn was prepared to testify that Trump, as president-elect, instructed Flynn to establish contact with Russia on various matters of […]

Apple clarifies what Control Center Wi-Fi, Bluetooth toggles do in iOS 11.2 beta

Enlarge / The control center has a new interface for adjusting brightness. Unbeknownst to many, the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi toggles in the Control Center in iOS 11 don’t do what you expect. Rather than completely disabling those features, they only partially disable Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. To clear up any confusion, Apple appears to have added […]

Trump clarifies remarks on Putin and Russian meddling, says he believes US intelligence agencies

Reuters/Jonathan Ernst President Donald Trump said he believes US intelligence agencies’ assessment that Russia meddled in the 2016 election. He had said earlier that President Vladimir Putin “means it” when he says that Russia did not interfere. Trump’s original comments had drawn fierce backlash, but he said late on Saturday that it’s “time to get […]

‘Yes or no?’ Madrid vows to ‘take action’ unless Catalonia clarifies independence declaration

Published time: 14 Oct, 2017 22:55 After the Catalan government declared independence earlier this week, only to suspend it moments later, the Spanish interior minister has warned that Madrid will have no choice but to take direct control of the region unless it clearly states its intentions. On Tuesday, Catalan President Carles Puigdemont and other […]

Director Matt Reeves Clarifies That ‘The Batman’ Will Be Part of the DCEU [UPDATED]

Update: The Batman director Matt Reeves has clarified his remarks about The Batman not being “part of” the DC Extended Universe. He confirmed on Twitter that The Batman will still take place in the DC universe. See more below. *** The state of The Batman movie has been in a state of flux since its inception. At first, Ben Affleck was […]

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’: Mark Hamill Clarifies Disagreeing with Rian Johnson’s Plan for Luke

Towards the end of last month, a slew of Star Wars: The Last Jedi details came from Vanity Fair’s big cover story, but there was one new piece of information that caught fans off guard. During an interview, Mark Hamill brought up a conversation he had with director Rian Johnson: “I at one point had […]

YouTube clarifies “hate speech” definition and which videos won’t be monetized

Enlarge (credit: Valentina Palladino) The ad exodus from YouTube has died down since its peak in March, but YouTube continues to update its guidelines to reassure advertisers and, in some ways, its creators. In a blog post, YouTube outlined more specific definitions of hate speech and what kinds of incendiary content wouldn’t be eligible for monetization. […]