SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia said on Thursday technology giants such as Facebook Inc (FB.O) and Google (GOOGL.O) will have to agree to new rules to ensure they do not abuse their market power and damage competition, or the government will impose new controls on them. FILE PHOTO: Attendees walk past a Facebook logo during Facebook
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday to prohibit federal funding for colleges and universities that allow anti-Semitism, but the move drew some criticism for potentially limiting free speech. White House senior advisors Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and others stand behind U.S.
Britain’s opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn campaigns in Middlesbrough, Britain, December 11, 2019. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s governing Conservatives have seen their lead over the opposition Labour Party cut to five percentage points, according to a Savanta ComRes poll for The Telegraph newspaper published on the eve of an election. Prime Minister
(Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) on Thursday sued a Hong Kong company that it said baited people into clicking on celebrities’ photos and bogus advertising links, so it could install malware and run ads for counterfeit goods, diet pills and male enhancement supplements. FILE PHOTO: Facebook logos are seen on a screen in this picture
Stockholm (Reuters) – U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky returned to Sweden to perform at a concert on Wednesday, just months after he was convicted for assault following a high-profile trial that saw President Donald Trump attempt to intervene on his behalf. FILE PHOTO: U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky attends the Alexander Wang Spring/Summer 2013 collection during New
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick on Wednesday shed very little light into the NFL’s investigation of the organization for videotaping the Cincinnati Bengals’ sideline this past weekend. FILE PHOTO: Nov 24, 2019; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick warms up his hands before the game against the Dallas Cowboys
WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand officials lifted the death toll from this week’s volcano eruption to eight on Thursday after two victims died in hospital, as ongoing seismic activity prevented teams from accessing the island to recover bodies. A military ship is seen in front of Whakaari, also known as White Island volcano, seen from
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump is now open to having a shorter impeachment trial in the Senate, two sources familiar with the situation said on Wednesday, after he initially proclaimed he wanted a full-blown, potentially lengthy hearing. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks during a campaign rally at the Giant Center
WASHINGTON/SEATTLE (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Wednesday it was investigating production issues at Boeing Co’s 737 MAX factory after an ex-manager warned that schedule pressure and worker fatigue were raising safety risks. The manager, Ed Pierson, drew a link between faulty Angle of Attack sensors in two recent 737 MAX crashes
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Investigators are not sure why two people launched a deadly attack at a New Jersey kosher grocery store, state officials said on Wednesday, but a federal law enforcement source said the incident did not appear to be an act of organized terrorism. Six people, including the two shooters, three civilians and
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s election on Thursday is widely referred to as the most important in a generation given the impact it will have on the country leaving the European Union and choosing between starkly opposed economic paths. A bank employee counts pound notes at Kasikornbank in Bangkok, Thailand October 12, 2010. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang/File Photo
(Reuters) – Ping An Insurance’s OneConnect Financial Technology on Wednesday downsized its planned U.S. initial public offering by 28% and lowered its target valuation, dealing yet another blow to its investor SoftBank (9984.T), which is still reeling from the fallout of WeWork’s failed listing. OneConnect set a price range of $9 to $10 per share
Film producer Harvey Weinstein exits the the New York Supreme Court in New York, U.S., December 11, 2019. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz NEW YORK (Reuters) – Harvey Weinstein agreed to post additional security to ensure he will not flee a criminal sexual assault case brought by New York prosecutors, who had sought to increase his bail after
Duncan Robinson bombed in his ninth 3-pointer of the game 17 seconds into overtime, then added a 10th later in the extra session as the host Miami Heat outlasted the Atlanta Hawks 135-121 on Tuesday night. FILE PHOTO: Dec 8, 2019; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat forward Duncan Robinson (55) warms up before a game
NEW YORK/MADRID (Reuters) – Greta Thunberg, the teen activist from Sweden who has urged immediate action to address a global climate crisis, was named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year for 2019 on Wednesday. Time cover features Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg named the magazine’s Person of the Year for 2019 in this undated handout.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – As the U.S. House of Representatives moves closer to impeaching President Donald Trump, larger questions loom in the Senate, where Trump’s Republican allies may not give him the extended trial he would like. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks during a campaign rally at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania,