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    Neue Zürcher Zeitung

    In Germany, growing concern about Chinese spying

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    1. German authorities have arrested three individuals accused of stealing technological research into powerful marine engines and passing it on to a Chinese intelligence agency. This follows a 2016 case where two employees of a German chemical company were reported for allegedly stealing patented chemical knowledge and sharing it with China.
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    Economy
    6 min read
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    TIME

    Accidents spur concern but air travel remains safe

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    1. Despite a series of high-profile airline accidents, statistics show that air travel remains significantly safer than road travel. In 2023, there were no fatalities among the 37 million commercial airline flights.
    New
    Business
    3 min read
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    Vox

    The real reason it costs so much to go to a concert

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    1. The process of buying concert tickets has become increasingly difficult and expensive due to high demand and the practices of ticket resale companies. The average ticket price for the top 100 music tours in 2023 was $122.84, a huge increase from $40.74 in 2000.
    New
    Culture
    10 min read
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    The Verge

    Google promised a better search experience — now it’s telling us to put glue on our pizza

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    1. Google's new AI Overviews feature, which generates responses to user queries by scanning the web, has been found to provide incorrect and sometimes absurd answers. Examples include suggesting adding glue to pizza to prevent cheese from falling off, claiming that former U.S. President James Madison graduated from the University of Wisconsin 21 times, and stating that a dog has played in the NBA, NFL and NHL.
    New
    Tech
    2 min read

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    Politico

    The International Criminal Court just saved Benjamin Netanyahu

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    1. Just when it appeared Benjamin Netanyahu’s days in power might finally be numbered, up steps the International Criminal Court to save him. Israeli's prime minister had faced a major threat from Benny Gantz, who demanded a plan for Gaza’s governance post-war. Gantz threatened to withdraw his support if his demands weren't met, potentially collapsing the fragile war cabinet.
    New
    World Affairs
    1 min read
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    Politico

    Meet Keir Starmer: Britain’s next prime minister?

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    1. Keir Starmer, who is seen as a methodical and professional lawyer with detailed knowledge, is favored to become the next U.K. prime minister as polls show a significant lead for Labour over the Conservatives.
    New
    Politics
    1 min read
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    AP News

    We can't have nice things! Japan imposes new rules to climb Mt. Fuji

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    1. The Yamanashi prefecture in Japan has introduced new rules for climbing Mount Fuji, one of the country's most popular trails, due to issues with overtourism, littering and safety concerns. The rules will be in effect for the climbing season from July 1 to Sept. 10.
    New
    News
    2 min read

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