BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sailed through a grilling from EU lawmakers about the social network’s data policies as lengthy questions left the 34-year-old American little time to answer. Betraying little emotion, Zuckerberg apologised to leaders of the European Parliament in Brussels for a massive data leak, in his latest attempt to draw
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LONDON (Reuters) – Using data collected from underwater drones, merchant ships, fishing boats and even explorers, a new scientific project aims to map the ocean floor by 2030 and solve one of the world’s enduring mysteries. With 190 million square km (73 million square miles) of water – or about 93 percent of the world’s
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(Reuters) – A Maryland police manhunt ended on Tuesday when officers arrested three male teenagers suspected of playing a role in the killing of a female police officer who responded to a burglary report in a Baltimore suburb, officials said. The female Baltimore County officer, Amy Caprio, on Monday had confronted burglary suspects who attempted
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DUBLIN (Reuters) – Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar accused campaigners opposing a referendum on liberalising Ireland’s abortion regime of trying to dupe voters into thinking the government could still change the laws even if they voted ‘No’. A woman walks past a pro-life poster in the city centre of Dublin, Ireland, May 22, 2018. REUTERS/Max
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s telecoms industry needs to make ‘full-fibre’ broadband available to 15 million homes and businesses by 2025, finance minister Philip Hammond is set to announce to business leaders later on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond talks to staff during a visit to Nucleus Finance in Edinburgh, Scotland,
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OSLO (Reuters) – Opponents of Norway’s close ties to the European Union are wrong to assume a more beneficial relationship could be found, as shown by Britain’s troubled negotiations to leave the bloc, the Norwegian foreign minister said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Norway’s Defence Minister Ine Marie Eriksen Soreide waits to sign european military cooperation
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BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Hardliners in Hungary’s main right-wing main opposition party demanded on Tuesday that it return to its far-right roots, once notorious for racism and hostility to the European Union, or face an internal split. FILE PHOTO: Chairman of the Hungarian right wing opposition party Jobbik Gabor Vona speaks at a rally during Hungary’s
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TEL AVIV (Reuters) – The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance’s new venture capital fund has agreed five investments in four months totaling $50 million and will present another to its supervisory board next week, the fund’s head said. FILE PHOTO: Carlos Ghosn, chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, responds to a question on the alliance’s new venture
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YVERDON-LES-BAINS, Switzerland/CHICAGO (Reuters) – In a field of sugar beet in Switzerland, a solar-powered robot that looks like a table on wheels scans the rows of crops with its camera, identifies weeds and zaps them with jets of blue liquid from its mechanical tentacles. Undergoing final tests before the liquid is replaced with weedkiller, the
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AGRA, India (Reuters) – India’s white-marble Taj Mahal is turning yellow and green as the 17th century mausoleum weathers filthy air in the world’s eighth-most polluted city. One of the seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal flanks a garbage-strewn river and is often enveloped by dust and smog from belching smokestacks and vehicles
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LONDON(Reuters) – Britain’s government kicked off the new financial year with a smaller than expected budget deficit in April, according to data that also showed less borrowing than first estimated in the previous year. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond attends a meeting of regional leaders of the financial and professional services
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PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) – Molten lava from the erupting Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island crept onto a geothermal power plant site on Monday, as workers rushed to shut down the facility to prevent the uncontrollable release of toxic gases. Lava flows into the Pacific Ocean southeast of Pahoa during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea
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BEIJING/SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia should remove its “colored glasses” to get relations back on track with major trading partner China, the Chinese government’s top diplomat Wang Yi has told his Australian counterpart on the sidelines of a G20 meeting in Argentina. FILE PHOTO: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Portuguese Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva
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(Reuters) – The Trump administration has proposed rescinding Obama-era rules barring sport hunters from using bait to lure and kill grizzly bears in Alaska’s national preserves, as is allowed in other parts of the state, the National Park Service said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: A coastal brown bear walks along the banks of the Chilkoot
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LONDON (Reuters) – British chief executives have turned more pessimistic about the growth outlook for the next few years, largely due to worries around economic nationalism and Brexit, a survey from accountants KPMG showed on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: A man takes a photograph of the Canary Wharf financial district from Greenwich Park in London, Britain,
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