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U.S. congressional leaders query Google on tracking database

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Top U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday wrote to Google’s chief executive raising concerns about reports of a massive database known as Sensorvault that allegedly contains precise consumer location information from hundreds of millions of devices. FILE PHOTO: The Google logo is pictured at the entrance to the Google offices in London, Britain January Read More

Disaster has struck, but the bells of Notre-Dame will ring again

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In the aftermath of a French tragedy, historian of modern France Dr Andrew WM Smith believes the nation’s broken heart will repair itself in time after a huge blaze significantly damaged the Notre-Dame. Here, the senior lecturer at the University of Chichester envisions what the future holds for the iconic landmark and believes its bells Read More

What happened to Notre Dame’s priceless treasures?

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By Sunita Patel-Carstairs, news reporter Firefighters risked their lives to save Notre Dame’s priceless historical artefacts of religious and cultural significance from the raging inferno that engulfed the 12th century cathedral. Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo confirmed most artworks and several of the most sacred relics had been saved from the fire which ravaged much of Read More

Meteorite showers can blast water right out of the Moon, NASA finds

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The Moon’s surface bears the scars of eons of meteorite blasts, but these space rock strikes are also the key to an incredible new discovery about our satellite: it expels drops of water during meteorite showers. NASA researchers found that meteorite blasts across the surface of the moon are powerful enough to force tiny drops Read More

Secretive meeting on US ‘military option’ in Venezuela reveals key figures of invasion push – report

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A hawkish US think tank has hosted a secretive meeting on Venezuela, bringing together American and South American officials to discuss the “use of military force” in the country, investigative journalist Max Blumenthal told RT. The exclusive piece shedding some light on the secretive gathering was published by the Grayzone portal on Saturday. Blumenthal has Read More

Ecuador accuses Assange of ‘misbehavior’ to justify his arrest – lawyer

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The Ecuadorian authorities have fabricated claims about Julian Assange’s alleged “gross misbehavior” at its embassy as a pretext to surrender him to the UK police, the WikiLeaks founder’s lawyer said. “The first thing to say is Ecuador has been making some outrageous allegations,” Assange’s lawyer, Jennifer Robinson, told Sky News on Sunday following the Read More

Scrapping India’s trade privileges could hit U.S. consumers, senators say

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A U.S. plan to end preferential duty-free imports of up to $5.6 billion from India could raise costs for American consumers, two U.S. senators have told their country’s trade office, urging a delay in adopting the plan, and seeking more negotiations. FILE PHOTO: A man holds the flags of India and Read More

Cybersecurity firm Cofense says Pamplona to sell stake after U.S. probe

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(Reuters) – U.S. cybersecurity firm Cofense Inc said on Wednesday that buyout firm Pamplona Capital Management is seeking to sell its stake in the company following a year-long probe by U.S. national security regulators. Pamplona declined to comment. The pressure to divest comes as Washington increases scrutiny on foreign ownership of U.S. technology companies, including Read More

Bones found in cave reveal new human species

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Fossil bones and teeth of a previously unknown human species that lived more than 50,000 years ago have been found in the Philippines. Scientists say they were around at the same time our own species was spreading from Africa to occupy the rest of the world. Several feet and hand bones, a partial thigh bone, Read More

Your Money: Cash is king with millennials, but delays adulting

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Cash is king with young people, but it is not helping them build a credit history or boost their credit scores. FILE PHOTO: U.S. dollar bills blow near the Andalusian capital of Seville in this photo illustration taken on November 16, 2014. REUTERS/Marcelo Del Pozo/File Photo Among millennials aged 18 to Read More