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2018-08-30 06:14

1. Putin waters down unpopular pension plans

Back from his hiking holiday in the Siberian mountains and Vladimir Putin has also been climbing down - to some degree - on unpopular plans for pension reform. The original proposal was to increase the retirement age by five years to 65 for men and by eight years to 63 for women.

2. White House counsel McGahn to leave amid tensions with Trump

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that White House Counsel Don McGahn will leave his post in the fall after shepherding the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

3. Brexit pushes UK to build rival satellite system

Britain says it would start work on an alternative satellite system to the European Union’s Galileo project to ensure its national security if it is barred from equal access to the EU programme after Brexit.

4. Rare and fully functional Apple-1 computer set to go to auction

Fancy a piece of Apple history?

5. Pirated boxing streams 'attracted more viewers than YouTube channels'

The fight between two of YouTube's best-known stars, KSI and Logan Paul, was watched by more people on pirated streams than official channels.

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