U.S. to pull out of Open Skies treaty

The United States said on Thursday it would withdraw from the 35-nation Open Skies treaty allowing unarmed surveillance flights over member countries, the Trump administration's latest move to pull the country out of a major global treaty. | Continue reading


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Trump signs order on principles for U.S. government AI use

U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Thursday setting guidance for federal agency use of artificial intelligence in government decision-making. | Continue reading


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U.S. House votes to decriminalize marijuana at federal level

The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Friday to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level, but the legislation is not expected to advance further as long as the Senate remains in Republican hands. | Continue reading


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DoorDash aims to raise $3.14B in IPO

Food delivery startup DoorDash Inc said on Friday it now expects to raise up to $3.14 billion in its U.S. initial public offering (IPO) after lifting its pricing range, signaling a frenzied interest from investors. | Continue reading


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Divers discover Nazi WW2 enigma machine in Baltic Sea

German divers searching the Baltic Sea for discarded fishing nets have stumbled upon a rare Enigma cipher machine used by the Nazi military during World War Two which they believe was thrown overboard from a scuttled submarine. | Continue reading


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Top AI ethics researcher says Google fired her; company denies it

A top Google scientist on ethical artificial intelligence says she was fired after criticizing the company's diversity efforts, a claim the Alphabet Inc unit disputed on Thursday, in the latest brush-up between the internet giant and worker activists. | Continue reading


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U.S. in talks with Huawei CFO Meng on resolving criminal charges: source

The U.S. Justice Department is discussing a deal with lawyers for Huawei's finance chief, Meng Wanzhou, that would allow her to return to China from Canada, a person familiar with the matter said. | Continue reading


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'This is not science fiction,' say scientists pushing for 'neuro-rights'

Scientific advances from deep brain stimulation to wearable scanners are making manipulation of the human mind increasingly possible, creating a need for laws and protections to regulate use of the new tools, top neurologists said on Thursday. | Continue reading


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More than 400 lawmakers from 34 countries back 'Make Amazon Pay' campaign

More than 400 lawmakers from 34 countries have signed a letter to Amazon.com Inc boss Jeff Bezos backing a campaign that claims the tech giant has "dodged and dismissed … debts to workers, societies, and the planet," organisers said. | Continue reading


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Warner to release all 2021 films with same-day streaming

AT&T Inc's Warner Bros studio will debut all of its 2021 films in theaters and on the HBO Max streaming service on the same day, the company said on Tuesday, an unprecedented shift that hammered shares of struggling cinema operators. | Continue reading


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S&P Dow Jones Indices to launch cryptocurrency indexes in 2021

S&P Dow Jones Indices, a division of financial data provider S&P Global Inc, said on Thursday that it will launch cryptocurrency indices in 2021, making it the latest major finance company to enter the nascent asset class. | Continue reading


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S&P Dow Jones Indices to launch cryptocurrency indexes in 2021

S&P Dow Jones Indices, a division of financial data provider S&P Global Inc, said on Thursday that it will launch cryptocurrency indices in 2021, making it the latest major finance company to enter the nascent asset class. | Continue reading


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Britain's Prince Harry suggests Covid is rebuke from nature

Britain's Prince Harry has suggested that the coronavirus pandemic is a rebuke from nature as he called for more action to tackle climate change. | Continue reading


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U.S. states plan to sue Facebook next week – sources

A group of U.S. states led by New York is investigating Facebook Inc for possible antitrust violations and plans to file a lawsuit against the social media giant next week, four sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. | Continue reading


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Boeing's upgraded 737 Max completes first flight with media onboard

Boeing Co's 737 MAX staged its first post-grounding flight with media on board on Wednesday, as carriers seek to demonstrate to passengers that the redesigned jet is safe after a 20-month safety ban. | Continue reading


@reuters.com | 2 days ago

Gaming platform Roblox acquires Imbellus assets ahead of IPO

Roblox Corp said on Tuesday it had acquired the intellectual property assets of cognitive assessment start-up Imbellus to sharpen the U.S. online gaming platform's recruitment practices before a planned initial public offering (IPO). | Continue reading


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New Zealand promises carbon neutral government by 2025

New Zealand promised its public sector would become carbon neutral by 2025 as it declared a climate emergency on Wednesday, a symbolic move that critics said needed to be backed with greater actions to reduce emissions. | Continue reading


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Trump vows defense bill veto unless internet liability shield scrapped

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he would veto the $740 billion National Defense Authorization Act unless it includes a measure eliminating a federal law protecting tech companies such as Facebook and Twitter. | Continue reading


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Singapore becomes first country to approve sale of lab-grown meat

Singapore has given U.S. start-up Eat Just the greenlight to sell its lab-grown chicken meat, in what the firm says is the world's first regulatory approval for so-called clean meat that does not come from slaughtered animals. | Continue reading


@reuters.com | 3 days ago

U.S. prosecutors investigating potential scheme to pay bribe for Trump pardon

The U.S. Justice Department is investigating a potential crime related to funneling money to the White House in exchange for a presidential pardon, according to court documents unsealed in federal court. | Continue reading


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Unilever to try out four-day working week in New Zealand

Global consumer goods giant Unilever said on Tuesday it was poised to try out a four-day working week for all its New Zealand employees. | Continue reading


@reuters.com | 4 days ago

'Pandemic' Chosen as Word of the Year

The 2020 prize for Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year went to an obvious choice: pandemic. | Continue reading


@reuters.com | 4 days ago

Exxon tries to put the worst behind it with $20B writedown

Exxon Mobil Corp on Monday said it would write down the value of natural gas properties by $17 billion to $20 billion, its biggest ever impairment, and slash project spending next year to its lowest level in 15 years. | Continue reading


@reuters.com | 4 days ago

China gave Covid-19 vaccine candidate to North Korea's Kim, U.S. analyst says

China has provided North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his family with an experimental coronavirus vaccine, a U.S. analyst said on Tuesday, citing two unidentified Japanese intelligence sources. | Continue reading


@reuters.com | 4 days ago

Unilever to try out four-day working week in New Zealand

Global consumer goods giant Unilever said on Tuesday it was poised to try out a four-day working week for all its New Zealand employees. | Continue reading


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Cloud costs weigh on Zoom's growth as sales outlook beats estimates

Zoom Video Communications Inc forecast fourth-quarter revenue above expectations on Monday but its gross margins fell and some growth metrics slowed, sending shares down nearly 8% despite booming sales powered by working and learning from home. | Continue reading


@reuters.com | 4 days ago

Monolith mystery deepens as Utah desert object vanishes

No word as to whether Star Trek's Scotty "beamed it up," but the mysterious, shiny monolith that was spotted in a remote southeastern Utah desert two weeks ago is gone. | Continue reading


@reuters.com | 5 days ago

Monolith mystery deepens as Utah desert object vanishes

No word as to whether Star Trek's Scotty "beamed it up," but the mysterious, shiny monolith that was spotted in a remote southeastern Utah desert two weeks ago is gone. | Continue reading


@reuters.com | 5 days ago

WHO says would be 'highly speculative' to say Covid did not emerge in China

The World Health Organization's top emergency expert said on Friday it would be "highly speculative" for the WHO to say the coronavirus did not emerge in China, where it was first identified in a food market in December last year. | Continue reading


@reuters.com | 6 days ago

Battle of the billionaires: Bezos, Ambani gun for India retail supremacy

Jeff Bezos and Mukesh Ambani, two of the world's richest men, face a turning point in a battle for preeminence in India's booming, nearly trillion-dollar retail market. | Continue reading


@reuters.com | 7 days ago

Suspected North Korean hackers targeted Covid vaccine maker AstraZeneca

Suspected North Korean hackers have tried to break into the systems of British drugmaker AstraZeneca in recent weeks, two people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters, as the company races to deploy its vaccine for the COVID-19 virus. | Continue reading


@reuters.com | 7 days ago

Suspected North Korean hackers have tried to break into AstraZeneca vaccine

Suspected North Korean hackers have tried to break into the systems of British drugmaker AstraZeneca in recent weeks, two people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters, as the company races to deploy its vaccine for the COVID-19 virus. | Continue reading


@reuters.com | 7 days ago

U.S. agency opens probe into 115,000 Tesla vehicles over suspension issue

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Friday said it had opened an investigation into around 115,0000 Tesla vehicles over a front suspension safety issue. | Continue reading


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France orders tech giants to pay digital tax

France's finance ministry has sent out notices to big tech companies liable for its digital service tax to pay the levy as planned in December, the ministry said on Wednesday. | Continue reading


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Tesla issues two recalls covering 9,500 U.S. vehicles: NHTSA

Tesla Inc is issuing two recalls covering about 9,500 vehicles for roof trim that may separate and bolts that may not have been properly tightened. | Continue reading


@reuters.com | 9 days ago

U.S. tech firms can compensate gig-workers with equity under SEC proposal

The U.S. securities regulator on Tuesday proposed a pilot program to allow tech companies like Uber and Lyft to pay gig workers up to 15% of their annual compensation in equity rather than cash, a move it said was designed to reflect changes in the workforce. | Continue reading


@reuters.com | 10 days ago

Tesla market value crosses $500B as shares surge six-fold this year

Tesla Inc crossed $500 billion in market value on Tuesday as investors lapped up its shares in the run-up to its addition to the S&P 500 index, extending a meteoric rally that has seen the stock gain more than six times this year. | Continue reading


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Walmart drops plans to use robots for tracking inventory

Walmart Inc said on Monday it has dropped its plans to use roving robots to scan shelves and keep track of inventory, squashing the world's largest retailer's years-long efforts to automate the task. | Continue reading


@reuters.com | 11 days ago

Dosing error turns into lucky punch for AstraZeneca and Oxford

A stroke of good fortune from a dosing error will pave the way for AstraZeneca and Oxford University to submit their COVID-19 vaccine for regulatory clearance. | Continue reading


@reuters.com | 11 days ago

$3B blockchain bond has been withdrawn from a Malaysian exchange

A $3 billion bond arranged by a China Construction Bank Corp (CCB) unit using blockchain technology, for listing on a Malaysian cryptocurrency-focused exchange, has been withdrawn at the issuer's request, the exchange said. | Continue reading


@reuters.com | 11 days ago

U.S. retailer Guitar Center files for bankruptcy

Guitar Center Inc, the largest U.S. retailer of music instruments and equipment, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Saturday, as music lovers moved their shopping online during the coronavirus pandemic. | Continue reading


@reuters.com | 12 days ago

Rivals challenge Amazon under the Christmas tree with gift-giving features

Walmart Inc , Best Buy Co Inc and hundreds of smaller retailers are bolstering their online gift features, hoping to challenge Amazon.com Inc's dominance as a seller of holiday gifts to homebound shoppers. | Continue reading


@reuters.com | 14 days ago

Wealthy countries block Covid-19 drugs rights waiver at WTO – sources

Wealthy nations on Friday reiterated their opposition to a proposal to waive intellectual property rules for COVID-19 drugs, three trade sources said, despite pressure to make an exception to improve access to drugs for poorer countries. | Continue reading


@reuters.com | 14 days ago

When cops and America’s cherished gun rights clash, cops win

When cops kill civilians lawfully armed under the Second Amendment, they are often protected from liability by the legal doctrine called qualified immunity. | Continue reading


@reuters.com | 14 days ago

Amazon bows to French pressure to push back 'Black Friday' sales

Amazon has bowed to government pressure to postpone its "Black Friday" discount shopping sales in France to help local shopkeepers struggling with a nationwide lockdown. | Continue reading


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Danish study finds face masks provide limited protection to wearer

A Danish study released on Wednesday found face masks provide the wearer with only limited protection against COVID-19 infection, but said this should not be used to argue against their widespread use to prevent people infecting others. | Continue reading


@reuters.com | 14 days ago

China-led shift to electric vehicles to help end 'oil era': study

An aggressive China-led shift to electric vehicles is expected to slash global oil demand growth by 70% by 2030 and will help bring an end to the "oil era", according to research by the Carbon Tracker think tank published on Friday. | Continue reading


@reuters.com | 14 days ago

South Korean mother given tearful VR reunion with deceased daughter

Wearing virtual reality goggles, Jang Ji-sung burst into tears as her 7-year-old daughter, Na-yeon, emerged from behind piles of wood in a neighborhood park, her playground until she died from blood-related diseases three years ago. | Continue reading


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