Google and Facebook to push hard against proposal for regulatory body

The Guardian | 2018-12-13

Google and Facebook are expected to push back hard against proposals to set up a new authority that would monitor how they use their market power and the operation of algorithms that drive the placement of news and advertising content on their sites....

YouTube Rewind 2018 becomes site’s most disliked video

Irish Independent | 2018-12-13

By Martyn Landi, Press Association Technology Correspondent December 13 2018 3:10 PM 0 Comments YouTube Rewind 2018 becomes site’s most disliked video YouTube’s annual recap video of the year’s biggest trends on the platform has become the most disliked post in the site’s history....

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Virgin Galactic rocket ship reaches space in test flight

MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — Virgin Galactic's tourism spaceship climbed more than 50 miles high above California's Mojave Desert on Thursday, reaching for the first time what the company considers the boundary of space. The rocket ship reached an altitude of 51 miles (82 kilometers) before beginning its...

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Top Democratic lawmakers call for investigation into Deutsche Bank controls

Reuters | 2018-12-13

Two top U.S. Democratic senators on Thursday called for the Senate to open an investigation into Germany's Deutsche Bank over its compliance with U.S. anti-money laundering and bank secrecy laws. ......

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Pancreatitis is a lifestyle disease now: Docs

The Times of India | 2018-12-13

Nagpur: The incidence of pancreatitis (inflammation in pancreas) is growing at an alarming pace in the city. Last year (November 2017 to November 2018), 72 patients were admitted to Seven Star Hospital alone. Of these 59 were males and 47 of them developed pancreatitis owing to excessive alcohol...

McDonald's unveils plan for cutting antibiotics in beef

CTV | 2018-12-12

McDonald's announced a plan on Tuesday for a phased reduction of antibiotics in beef, expanding a health-oriented reform to a new meat source other than chicken. ......

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Blockchain cancer screening technology developed by tech entrepreneurs in London

A start-up in London has created a blockchain-based cancer screening system that claims to provide results within minutes. ......

‘What is Bitcoin’ Tops Google Questions Category for 2018

The Bitcoin News | 2018-12-13

Interest in Bitcoin around the world isn’t waning, according to the latest data from Google Trends, as many people are interested in finding out ‘What is Bitcoin’ with BTC price down over 80% from its all-time high. What is Bitcoin – Most Searched Term in US and UK Despite a...

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Boris Becker prepares for next stage of divorce court fight over money

This is Money | 2018-12-10

German tennis star Boris Becker is preparing for the next stage of a divorce court row over money with his estranged wife Lilly. Becker and Mrs Becker appeared at a preliminary hearing in the...

Serena confirmed for Australian Open return

This is Money | 2018-12-05

MELBOURNE, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Serena Williams will resume her quest for a record-equalling 24th grand slam title at the Australian Open in January after organisers on Wednesday confirmed her entry to the tournament she won for a seventh time on her last appearance...

WTA rules changed in light of Serena Williams pregnancy and catsuit debates

Metro UK | 2018-12-13

Williams catsuit will be allowed at WTA events (Picture: Corbis via Getty) Serena Williams was caught up in several debates upon her return from pregnancy in 2018, and the WTA Tour has now announced rule changes to tackle the issues heading into the future. Williams was controversially seeded by...

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Renault keeps Carlos Ghosn at helm despite financial misconduct charges

The Guardian | 2018-12-13

The French carmaker Renault has retained Carlos Ghosn as its chairman and chief executive after finding no irregularities in his pay packages, despite his...

Russian Maria Butina pleads guilty in effort to forge Kremlin bond with U.S. conservatives

Orlando Sentinel | 2018-12-13

A Russian gun rights activist pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiring with a senior Russian official to infiltrate the conservative movement in the United States...

EU leaders agree to prolong Russia sanctions over Ukraine

A top European Union official says EU leaders have agreed to prolong economic sanctions against Russia over its destabilization of Ukraine. The measures...

Brazil’s Bolsonaro under pressure over suspect payments to family

France24 | 2018-12-13

Brazil's president-elect Jair Bolsonaro faced growing scrutiny Thursday as a government financial crime unit questioned payments made to his son and wife that...

Cameroon president halts prosecution of 289 separatists

This is Money | 2018-12-13

Cameroon President Paul Biya "has decided on... the halt of cases pending in military courts against a certain number of people arrested for offences committed...

US lashes out at 'predatory' China, Russia in Africa

This is Money | 2018-12-13

In a speech billed as unveiling a new US strategy on Africa, national security advisor John Bolton sounded the same notes as Donald Trump's "America First"...

Eurozone stimulus program to end as growth worries resurface

The Nashville Ledger | 2018-12-13

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank is ending the massive stimulus program that helped nurse the eurozone economy back to health over the past...

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Orlando Sentinel | 2018-12-13

Here is the reality of energy production, safety and holiday travel

As the dust settles from the 2018 election and we enter the December holiday season, people will...

Al Jazeera | 2018-12-13

The dangers of NGO-isation of women's rights in Africa

NGOs agendas in Africa depoliticise women's rights and sideline and weaken grassroot African...

Al Jazeera | 2018-12-13

How do Arabs scream in Arabic?

Why did Trump, Bolton and Mattis refuse to listen to the tape of Jamal Khashoggi's murder? Because...