Yemen’s Houthis, WFP reach deal to resume food relief

The United Nations’ food agency and Yemen’s Houthi rebels say they have reached a deal to resume food deliveries to rebel-controlled parts of the war-torn country after suspending the aid in June. Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, a spokesman for the Houthis, tweeted late on Saturday that the rebel group, which toppled the country’s internationally recognised government from power in Sanaa in late 2014, had inked a deal with the World Food Programme (WFP).  Herve Verhoosel, spokesman for the WFP, said the “high-level agreement” was “an important step towards safeguards that guarantee the accountability of…

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New Brunswick, feds reach separate agreement on health-care funding

New Brunswick has reached its own agreement on health care funding with the federal government, and Premier Brian Gallant says he hopes other provinces are able to do the same. Gallant said he was hoping a pan-Canadian deal would have been reached, but is pleased and relieved a deal has been reached for his province. New Brunswick is the first province to strike a deal after provinces and territories rejected a federal offer Monday. “Today’s agreement ensures that we can receive funding for home care and mental health this spring…

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Huawei Mate 9 Can Learn User Habits, Placing Frequently Used Apps in Easy Reach

Huawei Technologies took the wraps of a new premium phone on Thursday, adding a new artificial intelligence feature it hopes will help it close the gap with Apple and market leader Samsung, which is reeling from scrapping its flagship phone. The Mate 9 is aimed squarely at the top end of the $400 billion global smartphone market, where professional users are looking for fast phones with long battery life. It includes a feature that enables the device to learn about the habits of its user and automatically put the most…

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