Facebook changes an Oculus division’s name, invents term “Facebook Reality”

On Monday, Oculus chief scientist Michael Abrash posted this image of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testing something at what was formerly known as Oculus Research. Now, these tests take place at Facebook Reality Labs. (credit: Oculus) Nearly four years ago, Facebook paid roughly $ 2 billion to acquire the virtual reality company Oculus, yet since […]

Emmanuel Macron said he was the brains behind Trump’s airstrike on Syria — and convinced him to commit for the long term

Christophe Archambault (Associated Press) French President Emmanuel Macron claimed credit for key elements of US policy on Syria. He said the plan to limit recent airstrikes to chemical weapons facilities were his. He also told French TV that he persuaded Trump not to pull US troops out of Syria. Macron and Trump have made much […]

Macron claims he convinced Trump to stay in Syria “for the long term”

French President Emmanuel Macron has said he convinced his US counterpart that it was “necessary” to keep American troops in Syria. The White House has since reiterated that the troops will go home “as quickly as possible.” In a lengthy interview with French media on Sunday, Macron said he was the reason that US President […]

Egypt could follow China’s lead and keep the current president in power for longer than the original term limit

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, who was re-elected without any real competition this week, may stay in power beyond his current term limits.  Sisi’s allies want to change the country’s constitution to allow Sisi to remain president past his current two-term limit. The push is inspired by China’s moves to eliminate presidential term limits to […]

Putin reveals primary objective of new presidential term

Russian President Vladimir Putin says that raising the standard of living will be a key task in the coming years, but also acknowledged the importance of strengthening the nation’s defenses. Read more “The main thing that we will be working on is of course the internal agenda. First of all we must ensure the growth […]

There’s a term for people born in the early 80s who don’t feel like a millennial or a Gen X-er — here’s everything we know

ABC Xennials are a ‘micro-generation’ born between 1977 and 1985. This group has also been called the ‘Oregon Trail Generation.’ Xennials may have been hit hardest by the recession, because of a combination of student loan debt, job losses, and other factors. It’s hard not fitting in. If you feel sort-of-but-not-quite like a millennial, and […]

Trump on China abolishing presidential term limits: ‘Maybe we’ll give that a shot someday’

Associated Press/Chuck Burton President Donald Trump in a private speech to Republican donors on Saturday floated the idea of abolishing presidential term limits. Trump praised Chinese President Xi Jinping for consolidating power, saying, “Maybe we’ll give that a shot someday.” Trump also used the speech to bash his former opponent Hillary Clinton and insult former […]

Marine Le Pen’s ISIS tweets: French politician faces 3yr jail term as formal probe launched

Marine Le Pen could face up to three years in prison after a French judge opened a criminal probe into her posting of graphic images to her Twitter feed in 2015. The tweets showed victims of Islamic State executions. Three images, one showing the decapitated body of US journalist James Foley, were posted to the […]