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Verizon resurrects media business as safe haven on the internet

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New York (Reuters) – Banning pornography from Tumblr was not necessarily meant to define Verizon Media’s strategy to turn around a collection of Internet has-beens. But that is how it has played out. The Verizon logo is seen on the side of a truck in New York City, U.S., October 13, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid After Read More

U.S. lawmakers challenge Facebook over Libra cryptocurrency plan

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers quizzed Facebook on Wednesday over its planned cryptocurrency, after a bruising first bout a day earlier when senators from both parties condemned the project, saying the company had not shown it could be trusted. FILE PHOTO: Representations of virtual currency are displayed in front of the Libra logo in this Read More

Wall St. flat as railroads slide after CSX signals trade impact

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(Reuters) – U.S. stocks treaded water on Wednesday as trade-related weakness hurt CSX Corp’s profit, leading to a decline in railroad stocks and offsetting gains in shares of Abbott and Qualcomm. Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., July 1, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Shares of CSX Read More

German mayor hospitalized after assault: should local politicians be afraid?

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Mayor Dieter Gummer of the German city of Hockenheim was left bloodied and hospitalized after an unknown assailant punched him. One politician has already died, and reports suggest that such attacks are becoming more common. Gummer, a member of the left-wing Social Democratic Party, answered a ring at his doorbell on Monday evening to find Read More

Half of Germans see Islam as threat – study

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Around 50 percent of Germans are wary of Islam, a new study by a local NGO found. The pollsters blame the media for this state of affairs, adding that tolerance of other major religions in the country is much higher. In a study on religious diversity conducted by the German Bertelsmann Foundation, one-third of the Read More

Exclusive: Pentagon races to track U.S. rare earths output amid China trade dispute

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(Reuters) – The Pentagon is rapidly assessing the United States’ rare earths capability in a race to secure stable supply of the specialized material amid the country’s trade conflict with China, which controls the rare earths industry, according to a government document seen by Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Samples of rare earth minerals from left: Cerium Read More

OGA launches 32nd Offshore Licensing Round on the UKCS

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7/11/2019 LONDON — The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has launched the 32nd Offshore Licensing Round with 768 blocks or part-blocks on offer across the main producing areas of the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS). Acreage is on offer in the Central North Sea, Northern North Sea, Southern North Sea and the West of Shetlands. As Read More

David Attenborough warns climate change may bring social unrest

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LONDON (Reuters) – Naturalist David Attenborough told British lawmakers on Tuesday it would be essential to stick to a new target to decarbonize the economy, warning that failure to tackle climate change could lead to massive social unrest. Attenborough, one of the world’s most influential wildlife broadcasters, said Britain’s move last month to become the Read More

Britain and France will send forces to Syria …but Americans will pay for it, report suggests

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With US President Donald Trump hungry for a withdrawal from Syria, a new report claims Britain and France will send their own forces to pick up the slack, along with other allies. But the swap will cost Washington. Between 1,000 and 2,000 American troops are presently stationed in northeastern Syria, supporting anti-government Kurdish fighters. However, Read More

British naturalist warns climate change may bring social unrest

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British naturalist David Attenborough speaks to a parliamentary committee on “Clean Growth Strategy and International Climate Change Targets” in London, Britain July 9, 2019 in this screen grab taken from video. Parliament TV/ via REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) – Naturalist David Attenborough told British lawmakers on Tuesday it would be essential to stick to a new Read More