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Cyber expert credited with stopping ‘WannaCry’ attack admits malware charges

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(Reuters) – A British cyber security researcher hailed as a hero for neutralizing the global “WannaCry” ransomware attack in 2017 has pleaded guilty to U.S. charges of writing malware. Marcus Hutchins, who was charged on 10 counts in the United States, pleaded guilty to two of them, with the U.S. government agreeing to move toward Read More

Cancellation of Jair Bolsonaro’s NY gala shows museums are next battleground for leftist protesters

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Run by opinion-sensitive urban elitists, museums make easy targets for campaigners who want to decide who can stage events there or give money. The humiliating disinvitation of the Brazilian president is a sign of things to come. In what would be an international scandal in more diplomatic times, but is par for the course in Read More

Stocks approach new highs but healthcare caps Wall Street gains

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks around the globe rose on Tuesday to six-month highs as positive economic data in China and Germany boosted investor sentiment, though concerns about the impact of U.S. policy on the healthcare sector capped gains on Wall Street. Wall Street’s S&P 500 edged higher after upbeat quarterly reports from Johnson & Read More

Stocks approach new highs on positive earnings, economic data

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks around the globe rose on Tuesday to six-month highs after U.S. healthcare companies posted strong earnings and data provided reassurance about economic sentiment in Germany. Wall Street’s S&P 500 edged higher after Johnson & Johnson beat quarterly profit estimates and raised its sales growth forecast for the year. UnitedHealth Group Read More

Stocks march to new highs as European volatility vanishes

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LONDON (Reuters) – Stock markets rose on Tuesday to new six-month highs after reassuring data about the Health of China’s economy and economic sentiment in Germany helped investors brush aside disappointing bank earnings. FILE PHOTO: The London Stock Exchange Group offices are seen in the City of London, Britain, December 29, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville The Read More

Volkswagen’s ex-boss charged with fraud in Dieselgate scandal

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German prosecutors have brought charges against former Volkswagen (VW) Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn over his role in the diesel (gasoil) emissions-cheating scandal. Four other managers were also indicted in the case. They “are accused of multiple crimes realized in a single criminal action, especially a particularly serious case of fraud and an infraction of the Read More

Russian news agency’s Assange money-shot scoop leads to insinuation and conspiracy

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If you’ve seen the pictures of a frail Julian Assange being carried out of Ecuador’s London embassy like a bearded battering ram by a gaggle of coppers, then you did so courtesy of video agency Ruptly. Normally the identity of the video agency that provides news footage is not worthy of a story in itself, Read More

‘Climate before cash’: young Norwegians call time on oil industry

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OSLO (Reuters) – When Norway’s largest political party decided that the Lofoten Islands in the north should not be opened up to oil exploration, a chill ran down the spine of the energy industry. FILE PHOTO: A student holds a placard during a protest against climate change in front of the Parliament building in Oslo, Read More

Pence evokes Hitler’s Germany in Venezuela debate, Russia warns against provocation

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US Vice President Mike Pence compared Venezuela’s government with that of Nazi Germany, arguing that the failure of the international community to take the US’ side could lead to genocide. “When a brutal dictatorship arose in Europe, the world failed to respond,” Pence told a UN Security Council meeting on Wednesday. “Millions of lives were Read More

US caused billions of dollars in damage to Venezuela since 2013 – Russian envoy to UN

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Russia’s ambassador to the UN Vassily Nebenzia has accused the US of causing “billions of dollars” of damage to Venezuela ​since 2013 and said Washington “artificially provoked” a crisis to overthrow the legitimate government. Speaking at a UN Security Council meeting on Venezuela on Wednesday, Nebenzia said the Trump administration was “picking the pockets” of Read More