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TAYLOR SWIFT DEBUTS NEW ‘ERAS’ TOUR LOOK

Taylor Swift has debuted a new look for the 1989 era of her Eras Tour, and Swifties are divided on its significance.

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Throughout her live performance in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Swift carried out “Fashion” in a glowing blue crop high and red-orange skirt. This mix is new for the 1989 section of the tour, as she has beforehand worn completely different outfits for this period.

Some followers imagine the outfit is a nod to the Dutch flag, which initially featured blue, white, and orange earlier than crimson changed orange. Others assume the colours are supposed to commemorate the Fourth of July, one among Swift’s favourite holidays, because the live performance fell on that date.

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As Swift has two extra reveals within the Netherlands, she will likely be lacking out on her typical Fourth of July celebrations at her Watch Hill residence, the place she has hosted lavish events with well-known associates like Selena Gomez and the HAIM sisters.

The new 1989 outfit is a part of Swift’s ever-evolving Eras Tour, which has seen her change up the seems for every period of her profession. Followers are desperate to see how she continues to shock them along with her style selections all through the tour.

Why Brooke Mueller Is Reportedly Being Questioned In Connection to Matthew Perry’s Death

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There is a new suspect reportedly in connection with Matthew Perry’s untimely death in October 2023.

Actress Brooke Mueller, who is also Charlie Sheen’s ex-wife, has been repeatedly questioned by authorities in connection with the criminal investigation into Perry’s passing, as confirmed by In Touch.

According to a source close to the publication, 46-year-old Mueller was not at the sober living facility she resides in when police executed a search warrant in May. At the time, she was out exercising but was apparently “completely cooperative” upon her return. During the search, law enforcement officers confiscated an iPhone and a laptop from the Witchouse actress. Although she was not taken away in handcuffs, the investigation has prompted her to allegedly hire legal representation.

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Actor Matthew Perry of the television show ‘The Kennedys – After Camelot’ speaks onstage during the REELZChannel portion of the 2017 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at the Langham Hotel on January 13, 2017…


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The source continued to the publication, “She’s hired lawyers and has had multiple meetings with law enforcement since they arrived at her sober living house with a search warrant. She’s being tight-lipped about the situation.” They added, “It’s tough to say or know exactly what her role is [in Matthew’s death], but she’s adamant she had nothing to do with that.”

The beloved star of Friends tragically passed away on October 28, 2023 at the age of 54. Early reports suggested he may have drowned, while other sources indicated first responders were called for a cardiac arrest, with no drugs found at the scene.

An autopsy report released by the Los Angeles Medical Examiner’s Office in December 2024 later revealed that Perry died from the “acute effects of ketamine” and subsequent drowning. His blood tested positive for ketamine, a substance used to treat depression and anxiety. The report noted that the high levels of ketamine in his system led to cardiovascular overstimulation and respiratory depression, ultimately ruling his death an accident.

Mueller and Perry reportedly became friends after meeting in rehab, an unexpected bond that has now drawn her into the investigation.

Biden Official Praises Tech Move to Sever Ties With Chinese Company

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Microsoft’s decision to invest $1.5 billion for a stake in G42 was a welcomed development as the deal points to an American company offering an alternative to Chinese tech-giant Huawei, a White House official said on Monday.

In April, Microsoft announced the deal with G42, a United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based artificial intelligence (AI) firm, for what the companies said was “to co-innovate and deliver advanced AI solutions with Microsoft Azure” across the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa.

Tarun Chhabra, a White House technology adviser, suggested that the U.S. government applauded the move where an American company replaced Huawei for G42’s operations.

“In a place like UAE…where you had G42 working very closely with Huawei, for example, we have an interest in changing that picture,” Chhabra said at a Washington, D.C., event held by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) think tank, Reuters reported Monday. “The effort to work with Microsoft as an alternative to Huawei is generally a positive development and one that we want to encourage.”

Newsweek has contacted the White House, Huawei, and G42 for comment via email on Monday.

The United States has alleged in the past that Huawei could be a conduit through which the Chinese government can spy on its users. However, the company has denied in the past that it would provide “back door” access to data on its platforms to Beijing, The Wall Street Journal previously reported.

Reuters reported that the Middle East is emerging as a battleground for the U.S. and China in their tech rivalry amid the emergence of AI as a force in global technology.

While announcing the deal with G42 in April, Microsoft said the companies were committed to adhering to U.S. and international trade agreements.

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Microsoft headquarters are seen on July 17, 2014, in Redmond, Washington. A White House official recently praised the company’s investment in a United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based artificial intelligence firm in April.

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“The commercial partnership is backed by assurances to the U.S. and UAE governments through a first-of- its-kind binding agreement to apply world-class best practices to ensure the secure, trusted, and responsible development and deployment of AI,” the tech giant said in a statement. “Microsoft and G42 will work closely together to elevate the security and compliance framework of their joint international infrastructure.”

Microsoft said that its work with G42 will be “governed by a detailed Intergovernmental Assurance Agreement between G42 and Microsoft that was developed in close consultation with both the UAE and U.S. governments.”

The company also said that G42 will move its operations to Microsoft Azure, the firm’s cloud computing platform.

“With the partnership, G42’s data platform and other essential technology infrastructure will migrate to Microsoft Azure to benefit from industry-leading performance, scalability and security capabilities,” Microsoft said in its statement.

Update 6/24/24, 6 p.m. ET: This article’s headline has been updated for clarity.