The Daily Populous

Thursday May 16th, 2019 day edition

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The old certainties of the postwar order no longer apply,” Merkel told the German media on Wednesday.

“They [China, Russia and the U.S.] are forcing us, time and again, to find common positions.

But we do get this done—think, for example, of our policy regarding the conflict in Ukraine,” Merkel added.

“Our policies on Africa, too, now follow a common strategy, which a few years ago would have been unthinkable.

But European companies have still struggled to compete with Silicon Valley due to a dearth of venture capital on the continent.

But the president has only until May 18 to decide whether to levy new tariffs on auto parts coming from Europe.

EU officials, meanwhile, have pledged to retaliate with their own set of tariffs if the U.S. moves forward with the plan. »

Officials: Camp Fire, deadliest in California history, was caused by PG&E electrical transmission lines

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LOS ANGELES — Cal Fire said Wednesday the catastrophic Camp Fire in November 2018 was caused by electrical transmission lines owned by Pacific Gas & Electric.

In a statement, the state agency said it conducted "a very meticulous and thorough investigation" of the Camp Fire — the deadliest and most destructive fire in California history.

"Cal Fire announced today that it has determined that PG&E electrical transmission lines near Pulga were a cause of the Camp Fire," said PG&E in a statement Wednesday. »

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Lyft executive suggests drivers become mechanics after they're replaced by self-driving robo-taxis

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Lyft's chief operating officer, Jon McNeill, has blunt advice for drivers worried about being replaced by autonomous robo-taxis: become a mechanic.

Last week, drivers around the world protested Uber and Lyft's stock market debuts amid what they see as falling pay and an "orgy of greed.".

Lyft's head of operations has an interesting new metaphor for the ride-hailing drivers that power the company's service. »