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Russian Diplomat Calls for the Release of Suspected Foreign Agent Maria Butina

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says the arrest is unacceptable
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Russia demands US release 'spy', calls charges false

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Turkey FM in 'positive' Saudi talks on Qatar

Turkey FM in 'positive' Saudi talks on QatarTurkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu held talks in Saudi Arabia on Friday with King Salman, continuing efforts to resolve the Gulf’s biggest diplomatic crisis in years. Riyadh, the UAE, Egypt and others severed diplomatic and economic ties with Qatar almost two weeks ago, accusing Doha of supporting groups, including some backed by Iran, “that aim to destabilise the region”.


Tillerson skips OAS meeting to focus on Gulf crisis

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Troop plan for Afghanistan seeks to regain battlefield edge

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Microsoft has finally beaten Apple’s legendary keyboard design

Microsoft has finally beaten Apple’s legendary keyboard designApple has always been good at paying attention to the details. For as long as I can remember, the Apple Wired and Wireless keyboards have been the standard for inexpensive, good-looking keyboards that were good to type on.

But just as Microsoft has been nibbling away at Apple's MacBook legend with the Surface Pros, it's also going after the little stuff.

The Modern Keyboard is an all-new aluminum keyboard, styled after the one that Microsoft ships with its Surface all-in-one. It's wired or wireless depending on your preference, has practical chiclet keys much like Apple's keyboards, and includes a disguised fingerprint sensor.

It's legitimately the most interesting thing to happen in the not-at-all-interesting "office PC peripherals" market. It may also be the best keyboard for normal people who don't want a $200 mechanical monstrosity to type emails.

It connects to any Windows 8 or Windows 10 PC using a Bluetooth connection, or an optional wire that hooks in up top. The fingerprint sensor looks like any other key, and it's positioned just to the right of the Alt key. That fingerprint sensor should work for logins using Windows Hello.

Power is provided by two rechargeable AAA batteries, which provide a claimed battery life of two months. It's unclear if you need to take the batteries out to charge them or if you can just plug the keyboard into a USB port, but either way it's not a bad battery life.

The keyboard sells for $130, while the much more boring companion mouse is $50.