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Media trust ranker NewsGuard launches in UK by greenlighting tabloids, adding ex-NATO chief to board

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NewsGuard, the trust-rating outfit that continues to approve of US media that spread the Russiagate conspiracy theory, has expanded operations to the UK and added a former NATO chief to its advisory board. Announcing its UK debut on Wednesday, NewsGuard bragged about including Anders Fogh Rasmussen to their advisory board, describing him only as “former Read More

Trudeau-Duterte fight over illegally-dumped Canadian trash highlights global problem

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The global waste crisis was brought into sharp focus again after Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte threatened “war” with Canada over illegally dumped trash — an issue PM Justin Trudeau has repeatedly failed to address. Duterte threatened to send back 103 shipping containers full of household waste which were illegally shipped to his country by Canada Read More

Oil firm Equinor agrees climate change targets with investors

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OSLO/LONDON (Reuters) – Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor will revise its climate targets next year and assess its investments against U.N.-backed goals following talks with major investors. FILE PHOTO: A logo of Equinor, formerly known as Statoil, is seen at the company’s headquarters in Fornebu, Norway May 21, 2018. REUTERS/Nerijus Adomaitis Oil companies, among Read More

North American Infrastructure Partners Announce Strategic Acquisition of Clean Energy Collective, Community Solar Leader

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LOUISVILLE, Colo., April 24, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — North American Infrastructure Partners (NAIP), a private investment company specializing in high quality, infrastructure assets, has announced a strategic investment in Clean Energy Collective (CEC), the nation’s leading developer of community solar solutions. The investment represents NAIP’s first acquisition within the rapidly growing community solar industry and Read More

Exclusive: Behind Airbnb’s bet on show business to hook travelers

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Hollywood has a new suitor in Silicon Valley. FILE PHOTO: The logos of Airbnb are displayed at an Airbnb event in Tokyo, Japan, June 14, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato Airbnb Inc, the high-flying startup for booking home rentals around the world, has ambitions to develop a slate of original shows to whet Read More

Lawyer for Platinum founder says investors knew and accepted risks

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Investors in the defunct billion-dollar hedge fund firm Platinum Partners had ample notice they might not get their money back, a lawyer for Platinum founder Mark Nordlicht told jurors on Tuesday, urging them to acquit his client of criminal fraud charges. FILE PHOTO: Mark Nordlicht, Platinum Partners founding partner and chief Read More

TED 2019: How to kill a zombie rumour and fix Facebook

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From so-called zombie rumours – viral online stories that refuse to die – to the difference between misinformation and fake news, much of the talk at TED 2019 has been about the need to improve online conversation. And this is not just because it would be nice to counter the vast amounts of online lies Read More

What Chinese spies want from Americans

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​Yujing Zhang being led into federal court in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Monday. (William Hennessy Jr. / CourtroomArt.com) It’s the embodiment of a saucy spy thriller. Questions continue to swirl around Chinese woman Yujing Zhang, who was arrested on March 30 on the grounds of President Trump’s Florida abode, Mar-a-Lago. Her story suspiciously changed Read More

Samsung delays Galaxy Fold phone launch over screen problems

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(Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Monday it would delay the retail launch of its Galaxy Fold smartphone for an unspecified period of time after reviewers discovered problems with the display, a hit to the reputation of the world’s largest handset maker. Last week, reviewers started posting problems with the device on Twitter, Read More

Wall Street dips ahead of earnings deluge

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(Reuters) – U.S. stocks pulled back slightly on Monday as investors awaited a barrage of major earnings reports this week, the busiest this earnings season, while a jump in energy stocks kept losses in check. FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., April 9, Read More