The Daily Populous

Saturday January 18th, 2020 morning edition

image for Germany confirms Trump made trade threat to Europe over Iran policy

“This threat exists,” said the German defence minister, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, at a press conference in London.

Kramp-Karrenbauer told reporters on Thursday: “This expression or threat, as you will, does exist.”

She is in the UK to meet her counterpart, Ben Wallace, to discuss Anglo-European defence cooperation post-Brexit.

Following the meeting the ministers called for an independent and transparent investigation governed by international civil aviation conventions.

Iran initially denied responsibility for the crash, but three days later admitted that it had downed the plane believing it was an incoming US missile.

As a result they claim the Trump threat did not push Europe into abandoning its policy of trying to keep the nuclear deal with Iran alive.

In his speech, Rouhani acknowledged the sanctions had caused economic pain but said such considerations could not be separated from foreign policy and national security. »

Apple may have to abandon Lightning connector cable

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Apple could be forced to abandon its Lightning connector cable if European lawmakers get their way.

Two other charging cables - USB-C and micro-USB - are used on Android devices, and Apple has already stopped using Lightning on the 2018 iPad Pro.

It is likely Apple would then adopt USB-C, considering the company's 2018 iPad Pro ditched Lightning in favour of the technology. »

Disney Drops Fox Name, Will Rebrand as 20th Century Studios, Searchlight Pictures

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The 20th Century Fox film studio will become 20th Century Studios, and Fox Searchlight Pictures will become simply Searchlight Pictures.

On the TV side, however, no final decisions have been made about adjusting the monikers of production units 20th Century Fox Television and Fox 21 Television Studios.

The original 20th Century Fox was formed in a merger in 1935 between Twentieth Century Pictures and Fox Film Corporation. »