(Reuters) – British police said they have released two men arrested as part of the investigation into last week’s Tube attack in Parsons Green, London, which injured 30 people. A 21-year-old man arrested in Hounslow on Sept. 16 and a 48-year-old man arrested in Newport on Sept. 20 were released by the police with no
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration is preparing to relax Obama-era rules on drone strikes and commando raids, paving the way for more frequent operations against Islamic State and other militant groups, the New York Times reported on Thursday, citing officials familiar with the internal deliberations. President Donald Trump’s advisers have proposed relaxing a rule
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PARIS (Reuters) – Former Airbus UK President Paul Kahn is set to be appointed to a top sector position at Cobham Plc (COB.L), helping Chief Executive David Lockwood lead a turnaround of the struggling British defence supplier, two industry sources said. Neither Kahn, who also heads Britain’s ADS defence industry lobby, nor the UK company
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Wall Street’s top regulator came under fire on Thursday over its cyber security and disclosure practices after admitting hackers had breached its database of corporate announcements in 2016 and may have used it for insider trading. The breach involved the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s EDGAR filing system, which houses market-moving information
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security detected five “critical” cyber security weaknesses on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s computers as of January 23, 2017, according to a confidential weekly report reviewed by Reuters. The report’s findings raise fresh questions about a 2016 cyber breach into the U.S. market regulator’s corporate filing system
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) on Thursday launched an overhaul of how it handles paid political advertisements on the world’s largest social network, responding to criticism that it has not done enough to prevent the manipulation of elections. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said the company would start by sharing with U.S. congressional investigators
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BOSTON (Reuters) – The daughter of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez, who killed himself in April, sued the NFL and the team on Thursday after learning her father had a “severe case” of the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Relatives of the 27-year-old former athlete had asked that his brain be tested for
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump ordered new sanctions on Thursday that open the door wider to blacklisting people and entities doing business with North Korea, including its shipping and trade networks, further tightening the screws on Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programs. Trump stopped short of going after North Korea’s biggest trading partner,
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DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ryanair boss Michael O‘Leary on Thursday scrambled to placate pilots and reassure investors as the airline’s annual general meeting was dominated by the cancellation of 2,000 flights in a “cock-up” that exposed major staffing issues. The often outspoken CEO told investors that no more flights would be cancelled because of rostering issues
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Even a jellyfish – one of Earth’s first and most ancient animals – needs its sleep. Scientists said on Thursday they have demonstrated that a primitive type of jellyfish called Cassiopea goes to sleep nightly. While sleep has been confirmed in other invertebrates such as worms and fruit flies, the jellyfish is
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Some plant-eating dinosaurs apparently liked a side order of crabs to go with their usual salad. Scientists said on Thursday fossilized dung thought to have come from herbivorous duck-billed dinosaurs that inhabited southern Utah 75 million years ago contained pieces of crustacean shells along with vestiges of vegetation. The discovery provides the
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LONDON (Reuters) – Scotland’s Catriona Matthew was appointed European team captain for the 2019 Solheim Cup at Gleneagles on Thursday in what she said was a dream come true after making nine appearances as a player. “Since my first appearance in 1998, I have always loved playing in the Solheim Cup,” the 48-year-old three-times winner
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MILAN (Reuters) – Geometric designs in tropical hues breezed along Fendi’s catwalk in Milan on Thursday as the Italian fashion house showed off its spring-summer 2018 collection. The luxury label, part of French luxury goods conglomerate LVMH, showcased clothes by Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturini Fendi in colors redolent of sea, sand and exotic landscapes,
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JUDABERG, Norway (Reuters) – The Norwegian island of Finnoey has the highest density of electric cars in the world. The reason? They are exempt from the $6,000-a-year toll charges for the tunnel to the mainland. There has been a surge in sales of fully electric cars like Teslas (TSLA.O) and Nissan (7201.T) Leafs since the
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LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May will say she wants a two-year transition deal after leaving the European Union in March 2019 in a speech in Florence on Friday, the BBC’s political editor said. May, who is weakened after losing her party’s majority in a June election, will speak directly to EU leaders
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(Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump is due to travel to Alabama on Friday to whip up votes in a Senate race that has laid bare the rift between the Republican party’s leadership and its anti-establishment wing. In a move that surprised political analysts, Trump will appear alongside the party-approved incumbent rather than the controversial
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