News Headlines - 13 September 2018

Apple's iPhone XS, XS Max, XR test the limits of your budget - CNET

Apple's standout feature in its new lineup of iPhones isn't an upgraded camera or even new design. It's a higher price tag.
The company on Wednesday launched a trio of phones -- the iPhone XR, the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max -- in its most important product event of the year. But regardless of which iPhone you choose, you'll end up paying more than ever. The starting price for the iPhone XR, which uses cheaper parts like an aluminum body and LCD display, is $749. That's up $50 from last year's $699 for the iPhone 8, itself a bump from 2016.


Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced today that it will end production of the iconic Beetle in 2019. To celebrate the Beetle’s rich heritage, two special models will join the lineup for its last model year—Final Edition SE and Final Edition SEL... “As we move to being a full-line, family-focused automaker in the U.S. and ramp up our electrification strategy with the MEB platform, there are no immediate plans to replace it.

Donald Trump to postpone Ireland visit, Taoiseach confirms | BreakingNews.ie

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has confirmed that US President Donald Trump has postponed his visit to Ireland.
There was uncertainty over his visit to Dublin after a Washington official said they was still finalising whether Ireland would be a stop on the President’s itinerary in Europe, where he is due to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

Nobel laureate Ishiguro receives Japan citation - The Japan News

An award ceremony was held in London on Wednesday to bestow the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star on Japanese-born British author Kazuo Ishiguro.
The winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature, who won the Japanese order this spring, said at the ceremony that he has long wanted to become a bridge of friendship between Japan and Britain.

Undersea eruption detected at Iwo Jima as seawater is sent shooting into the air | The Japan Times

Signs of undersea volcanic eruptions were detected at Iwo Jima, the site of one of the bloodiest battles in World War II, meteorological and defense officials said Wednesday... The island, which has been renamed Ioto, has been showing increased volcanic activity since the weekend, the agency said, warning of more eruptions. The island is 1,250 kilometers (780 miles) south of Tokyo.








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