The Independent
Kremlin says not involved in Russia-linked Facebook ads
Moscow, Russia | AFP | The Kremlin on Friday distanced itself from the controversy over Russia-linked Facebook ads which may have influenced last year’s US election, saying Moscow had nothing to do with them. “We don’t know who places ads on Facebook and how,” President Vladimir...
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The Independent
Mercedes pumps 1 bln euros into US e-car plant
Frankfurt am Main, Germany | AFP | German luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz said Thursday it would invest $1 billion in an Alabama factory as it prepares for electric vehicle production in the United States. “We are significantly growing our manufacturing footprint here in Alabama… W...
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The Independent
TECH: VW Polo Vivo
The car made in Kigali? Since Volkswagen announced in 2016 that it plans to set up a manufacturing plant in Rwanda, there has been anticipation regarding what the cars from the plant will be like. Of course, they will be a version of the German car maker’s famous Polo models. …
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The Independent
‘Car nation’ Germany distrustful of driverless vehicles
Frankfurt am Main, Germany | AFP | German carmakers are showing off their self-driving cars at the IAA international auto show in Frankfurt, but most people in the car-mad country have yet to be convinced by the technology. Curious visitors to the biennial trade fair, which lasts...
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The Independent
“Audit shows no hacking of Kenya vote system”
Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | An audit of the electronic system used to tally votes in Kenya’s cancelled presidential poll showed no manipulation of data, the French biometrics firm that supplied the system told AFP Friday. Opposition leader Raila Odinga has accused the company, OT-Morp...
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The Independent
NASA’s $3.9 bn Cassini spacecraft makes death plunge into Saturn
Tampa, United States | AFP |  After 20 years in space, NASA’s famed Cassini spacecraft made its final death plunge into Saturn on Friday, ending a storied mission that scientists say taught us nearly everything we know about Saturn today and transformed the way we think about lif...
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The Independent
New Google Pixel smartphone debut expected October 4
San Francisco, United States | AFP | Google on Thursday fired off invitations to an October 4 event at which the US tech giant is expected to field a second-generation Pixel as its new champion in the competitive smartphone market. The internet giant behind Android software for p...
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