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Regulators to press Uber after it admits covering up data breach
Posted on Wednesday November 22, 2017

Uber faces a fresh regulatory crackdown after disclosing it paid hackers $100,000 to keep secret a massive breach last year.

Housing stocks are surging, and traders see more gains for these names
Posted on Wednesday November 22, 2017

Housing stocks are on a tear this year, and it may not be too late to get in on the rally.

Rockwell Automation rebuffs sweetened Emerson bid
Posted on Wednesday November 22, 2017

Rockwell Automation on Wednesday rejected rival Emerson Electric's sweetened $29 billion takeover offer, saying the bid undervalued the company.

Black Friday separates the 'purists' from the 'average Joe' shoppers
Posted on Wednesday November 22, 2017

Nearly 70 percent of Americans, or 164 million people, plan to shop during Thanksgiving weekend, the NRF says.

US commission recommends tariffs to curb Samsung, LG washing machine imports
Posted on Wednesday November 22, 2017

The U.S. International Trade Commission recommended tariffs to keep Samsung and LG from flooding the U.S. market with inexpensive washers.

Mortgage applications stall as interest rates rise
Posted on Wednesday November 22, 2017

Mortgage applications to purchase a home rose 5 percent last week, the Mortgage Bankers Association says.

Global growth is booming, but oil stocks have lagged. Why that’s about to change
Posted on Wednesday November 22, 2017

Energy stocks are about to play catch-up to the rest of the market, one strategist says.

North Korea calls terror relisting 'serious provocation' by Trump
Posted on Wednesday November 22, 2017

North Korea on Wednesday denounced U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to relist it as a state sponsor of terrorism.

Check out North Korean soldier defecting to South
Posted on Wednesday November 22, 2017

The U.N. released video of a North Korean soldier speeding down a tree-lined road as soldiers give chase before crossing the border safely into South Korea.

Deere tops 4th-quarter estimates, sees strong earnings in 2018
Posted on Wednesday November 22, 2017

U.S. tractor maker Deere's profit rose 79 percent year-over-year in the fourth quarter, as it sold more farm machinery in overseas markets.

UN court convicts Ratko Mladic of genocide over Bosnia's horrors
Posted on Wednesday November 22, 2017

The Bosnian Serb military chief was found guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity and sentenced to life in prison.

Trump again lashes out at UCLA basketball player's father, calling him 'a poor man's version of Don King'
Posted on Wednesday November 22, 2017

President Donald Trump berated the father of one of the three UCLA basketball players arrested on charges of shoplifting while on a tour in China.

Here’s why Boston Dynamics’ robot dog isn’t yet the US military’s best friend
Posted on Wednesday November 22, 2017

The firm teased its latest 4-legged robot in a short video last month.

AT&T-Time Warner case a detour more than a major shift in US antitrust policy, lawyers say
Posted on Wednesday November 22, 2017

The government hasn't successfully challenged a vertical merger in decades, and this time there could be political motivations.

Pakistan court orders Islamist blamed for Mumbai attacks to be freed from house arrest
Posted on Wednesday November 22, 2017

A court ordered an end to the house arrest of Hafiz Saeed, accused of masterminding the Mumbai attacks that killed 166.

Sky News

Autumn Budget: The key points at a glance
Posted on Wednesday November 22, 2017

The key announcements from Chancellor Philip Hammond - refresh your page to see updates as they happen:

Police identify four men killed in mid-air collision
Posted on Tuesday November 21, 2017

Four men killed in a mid-air crash between a helicopter and a light aircraft have been formally identified by police.

Hat-trick! Footballer legs it for baby's birth
Posted on Wednesday November 22, 2017

Wigan winger Ryan Colclough had an eventful match on Tuesday, scoring twice before rushing from pitch to hospital to meet his newborn son.

Primodos report 'irresponsible,' says expert
Posted on Wednesday November 22, 2017

A leading expert in embryo development has challenged the findings of a Government commissioned report into the pregnancy test drug Primodos.

Grangela: Labour's Rayner is a grandmother at 37
Posted on Wednesday November 22, 2017

Labour's shadow education secretary Angela Rayner has expressed her joy at becoming a grandmother at the age of 37.

Hurricane and fraud hit Thomas Cook profits
Posted on Wednesday November 22, 2017

Thomas Cook shares plunged 13% on opening after the holiday firm reported a series of costs had taken a toll on UK earnings.

Hunt for man 'who hid camera in Starbucks toilet'
Posted on Wednesday November 22, 2017

Detectives are searching for a man who appears to have filmed himself installing a covert camera in a toilet of a London coffee shop.

Notorious inmate Charles Bronson refused parole
Posted on Tuesday November 21, 2017

Notorious prisoner Charles Bronson has been refused parole - consigning him to at least another two years behind bars.

Could we be set for snowfall this weekend?
Posted on Tuesday November 21, 2017

Southern England could become a wintry wonderland this weekend, with snowfall possible on Friday and Saturday.

Energy bills dealt 'bad hand' by Hinkley - MPs
Posted on Wednesday November 22, 2017

The Government has been accused of "blinkered determination" to secure the country's first new nuclear power station in a generation at any price.

Reuters

Special Report - Nuclear strategists call for bold move: scrap ICBM arsenal
Posted on Wednesday November 22, 2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Imagine it is 3 a.m., and the president of the United States is asleep in the White House master bedroom. A military officer stationed in an office nearby retrieves an aluminum suitcase - the “football” containing the launch codes for the U.S. nuclear arsenal - and rushes to wake the commander in chief.

In Trump strongholds, Democrats walk tightrope ahead of 2018 elections
Posted on Wednesday November 22, 2017

KATY, Texas (Reuters) - As Democrats try to win control of the U.S. Congress in next year's midterm elections, their hopes of picking up a Senate seat in Republican-dominated Texas rest with a telegenic ex-punk rocker who wants to impeach President Donald Trump and legalize marijuana.

Regulators to press Uber after it admits covering up data breach
Posted on Wednesday November 22, 2017

TORONTO/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Struggling ride-hailing firm Uber [UBER.UL] faces a fresh regulatory crackdown after disclosing it paid hackers $100,000 to keep secret a massive breach last year that exposed personal data from around 57 million accounts.

Escape from North Korea: video shows defector under fire
Posted on Wednesday November 22, 2017

SEOUL (Reuters) - A North Korean border guard briefly crossed the border with the South in the chase for a defector last week - a violation of the ceasefire accord between North and South, a video released on Wednesday by the U.N. Command (UNC) in Seoul showed.

Democrats, advocacy groups launch blitz of ads attacking tax plan
Posted on Wednesday November 22, 2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The tax overhaul pushed by President Donald Trump and fellow Republicans is prompting a slew of attack ads by Democrats and progressive groups that say the legislation would lavish benefits on corporations and the rich, while harming the middle class.

David Cassidy, teen heartthrob of 'The Partridge Family,' dies at 67
Posted on Wednesday November 22, 2017

(Reuters) - David Cassidy, a singer and actor whose androgynous features and jaunty voice made him a 1970s teen heartthrob on the "The Partridge Family" television show, died on Tuesday at age 67, his publicist said.

Apple scientists disclose self-driving car research
Posted on Wednesday November 22, 2017

(Reuters) - Research by Apple Inc computer scientists on how self-driving cars can better spot cyclists and pedestrians while using fewer sensors has been posted online, in what appears to be the company's first publicly disclosed paper on autonomous vehicles.

U.S. Navy plane crashes in Philippine Sea; three missing
Posted on Wednesday November 22, 2017

TOKYO (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy transport plane carrying 11 people crashed in the Philippine Sea south of Japan on Wednesday as it flew to the aircraft carrier the Ronald Reagan, the U.S. Seventh Fleet said.

Trump defends Senate candidate Moore despite misconduct allegations
Posted on Tuesday November 21, 2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump defended embattled U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore on Tuesday, saying the Alabama Republican had denied allegations of sexual misconduct and emphasizing that he did not want Moore's Democratic opponent to win.

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa to be sworn in as president on Friday
Posted on Wednesday November 22, 2017

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa will be sworn in as president on Friday marking a new era for a country dominated by Robert Mugabe whose swift downfall this week ended nearly four decades in power.

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Ratko Mladic jailed for life over Bosnia war genocide
Posted on Wednesday November 22, 2017

The ex-Bosnian Serb commander is convicted for major atrocities in the Bosnian war in the 1990s.

German coalition talks continue amidst stalemate
Posted on Wednesday November 22, 2017

A "grand coalition" could be on the cards as a solution to the post-election stalemate.

Le Pen decries 'fatwa' on National Front bank accounts
Posted on Wednesday November 22, 2017

The far-right leader says banks have closed her own personal account along with her party's.

Stolen John Lennon items recovered in Berlin
Posted on Tuesday November 21, 2017

More than 100 items stolen from Yoko Ono in 2006 in New York have been found by German police.

Giant swastika unearthed under Germany sports field
Posted on Tuesday November 21, 2017

Officials ordered the structure to be removed immediately but it was too heavy to be lifted.

Russia denies nuclear accident after radioactive traces found
Posted on Tuesday November 21, 2017

The weather service says the levels of a radioactive isotope were nearly 1,000 times normal levels.

N Ireland leader warns Dublin on Brexit
Posted on Tuesday November 21, 2017

Arlene Foster warns Leo Varadkar not to "play around" with Northern Ireland over Brexit.

Russian boy's WW2 speech to German MPs stirs web anger
Posted on Tuesday November 21, 2017

A wave of abuse targets a Russian boy who told German MPs that some Nazi soldiers "died innocently".

Brexit: UK 'ready to pay more to the EU'
Posted on Tuesday November 21, 2017

But only in return for the EU moving on to talks about future trade next month, the BBC understands.

UK firms 'excluded' from space contracts by Brexit
Posted on Tuesday November 21, 2017

Aerospace firms also warn if the UK leaves the EU without a deal it will be "chaotic" for the sector.

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The social media answer to stressful U.S holiday: Friendsgiving
Posted on Wednesday November 22, 2017

Americans overwhelmed by crowded highways and the prospect of cooking a turkey and all the trimmings for the Thanksgiving holiday dinner are turning for relief to the latest social-media driven holiday - Friendsgiving.

Thailand arrests woman wanted over deadly 2015 bombing at shrine
Posted on Wednesday November 22, 2017

BANGKOK: Police in Thailand on Wednesday arrested a woman wanted in connection with a 2015 bombing in Bangkok that killed 20 people, 14 of them foreign tourists. The blast at a central Bangkok shrine popular with visitors from China and elsewhere in Asia raised fears of a spillover of violence ...

Former Portsmouth and Everton forward Yakubu retires
Posted on Wednesday November 22, 2017

Former Portsmouth and Everton forward Yakubu Aiyegbeni has retired from professional football on his 35th birthday.

Norway's police downgrade threat level
Posted on Wednesday November 22, 2017

OSLO: Norwegian police said on Wednesday they had lowered the national threat assessment, but still regarded an attack by militants as a possibility. The risk level was lowered to "possible" from "likely", reversing an April decision to raise the threat assessment following an Oslo bomb scare and ...

Trump reignites feud with father of UCLA player accused of shoplifting
Posted on Wednesday November 22, 2017

President Donald Trump on Wednesday reignited a feud with the father of one of the three UCLA basketball players who was detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting, calling him an "ungrateful fool" in a series of early morning tweets.

Ireland look to put down early Six Nations marker
Posted on Wednesday November 22, 2017

DUBLIN: A clean sweep of their November tests will see Ireland put down a strong marker for next year’s Six Nations Championship, scrumhalf Conor Murray said ahead of Saturday’s game against Argentina in Dublin. “We’ve been building week-on-week here and this week is a big opportunity to put down ...

EU fines five car airbag, seatbelt suppliers over cartel
Posted on Wednesday November 22, 2017

EU antitrust regulators fined five car safety equipment makers a total of 34 million euros (US$40.0 million) on Wednesday for taking part in cartels to fix prices for seatbelts, airbags and steering wheels to Japanese carmakers.

Terror relisting 'disgraceful behaviour' by Trump: North Korea
Posted on Wednesday November 22, 2017

SEOUL: North Korea responded on Wednesday (Nov 22) to US President Donald Trump's decision to relist the county as a state sponsor of terrorism, calling it a “grave provocation and aggressive violation", North Korean state media reported. Trump put North Korea back on a list of state sponsors of ...

Train delay near Clementi MRT station during evening rush hour: Commuters
Posted on Wednesday November 22, 2017

SINGAPORE: Commuters on the East-West Line (EWL) reported a delay in their travels during the evening rush hour on Wednesday (Nov 22), with some reporting announcements of a track fault near Clementi MRT station. "I heard on the intercom that there was a track fault near Clementi, and to expect an ...

China says hopes South Korea continues to appropriately handle THAAD issue
Posted on Wednesday November 22, 2017

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his South Korean counterpart Kang Kyung-wha on Wednesday that Beijing hopes Seoul continues to appropriately handle their dispute over the deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system in South Korea, state media said.

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