French winemakers deploy candles, heaters and helicopters to save vines from frost

Vineyards report temperatures plunged in Champagne, Bordeaux damaging shoots already well-developed because of earlier mild weather Sharp spring frosts are damaging production in some of Frances most

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For OpenGov, President Trump is proving a boon for business

OpenGov, a Redwood City, Ca., company whosesoftware helps local governments keep transparent financial records, has been picking up speed in a variety of ways, and co-founder and CEO Zac Bookman traces

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Wheres Apples Amazon Echo competitor?

Amazon is iterating quickly with the Amazon Echo as the company just announced the Amazon Echo Look, which is essentially an Echo with a camera. What is Apples answer? All we have is yet another rumor

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Macedonia: protesters storm parliament and attack MPs

Demonstrators break into assembly after election of speaker despite months-long deadlock in talks to form new government Around 200 demonstrators, many wearing masks, broke through a police cordon and

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Most teenagers actually take breaks from social media

American teenagers want to sign off from social media every so often.Image: Seth Wenig/AP/REX/Shutterstock We've been led to believe that teens are always on their phones or glued to some sort of screen. SEE

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‘I know he is alive’: wife of Taiwan activist seized by China pleads for release

Lee Ming-che has been detained by Beijing authorities amid a targeting of activists, dissidents and scholars based abroad The wife of a Taiwanese human rights activist detained in China for over a month

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A Dolls House, Part 2 review sophisticated sequel offers vibrancy and wit

Laurie Metcalf gives a thrilling performance in a speculative follow-up to Henrik Ibsens defining 1879 masterwork There are sofa plays and dinner table plays. Plays about beds and bathtubs, armchairs

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Propel raises $4M to make the social safety net more tech savvy and user friendly

Some big names are making an investment in food stamps specifically in Propel, a startup that helps food stamp recipients manage their benefits. Propel is announcing that it has raised $4 million in

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