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US political hype over Russian pic editor FaceApp generates more cash for company – report

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Selfie-editing service FaceApp, which, among other features, makes users look older, has earned $1 million in 10 days, Forbes reports. The revenues came despite warnings from US politicians against using the Russian-made app. The AI-powered app, developed by Russian company Wireless Lab, went viral last week after around three years in existence. While social media Read More

Trump denies Iran held ‘CIA spies’ after ‘breaking ring’

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Claims from Iran that it broke up a CIA spying ring have been dismissed as “totally false” by Donald Trump. Iran also said it had sentenced some of the 17 suspects to death But the US president said the claims contained “zero truth”. Mr Trump tweeted: “The report of Iran capturing CIA spies is totally Read More

Oil prices rise more than 1% after Iran seizes British tanker

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LONDON (Reuters) – Oil prices rose on Monday on concerns that Iran’s seizure of a British tanker last week may lead to supply disruptions in the energy-rich Gulf. FILE PHOTO: An oil pump is seen at sunset outside Scheibenhard, near Strasbourg, France, October 6, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/File Photo Brent crude futures climbed 79 cents, or Read More

Stena Impero: How tensions reached this point and what happens next

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Tensions between the UK and Iran show no sign of easing thanks to the latest drama in the Gulf, which saw a British-flagged oil tanker seized by Tehran as it sailed through the Strait of Hormuz. Prime Minister Theresa May will chair what should be her final Cobra emergency committee meeting to formulate a response, Read More

Oil rises more than 2% after Iran seizes British tanker

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LONDON (Reuters) – Oil prices rose more than 2% on Monday on concerns that Iran’s seizure of a British tanker last week may lead to supply disruptions in the energy-rich Gulf. FILE PHOTO: An oil pump is seen at sunset outside Scheibenhard, near Strasbourg, France, October 6, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/File Photo Brent crude futures climbed Read More

Iranian media releases 1st PHOTOS of ‘captured CIA-linked spies’

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Photos purporting to show several of the 17 alleged captured CIA-linked operatives have begun circulating in the Iranian media. “The identified spies were employed in sensitive and vital private sector centers in the economic, nuclear, infrastructure, military and cyber areas… where they collected classified information,” Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence said in a statement broadcast on state Read More

Masked assailants attack Hong Kong protesters in subway

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By Tania Snuggs, news reporter Clashes in Hong Kong escalated into violence on Sunday as police launched tear gas at pro-democracy protesters and a group of masked assailants attacked people making their way back from the rally in a subway station. The firing of tear gas was the latest confrontation between police and protesters who Read More

Iran sentences ‘CIA spies’ to death after ‘breaking ring’

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Iran says it has broken up a CIA spying ring and sentenced some of the 17 suspects to death. According to an Intelligence Ministry statement read on state TV, the alleged spies were “employed in sensitive and vital private sector centres in the economic, nuclear, infrastructural, military and cyber areas… where they collected classified information”. Read More

Protester attack on Beijing’s Hong Kong office is hurtful to ‘all Chinese people’ – envoy

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China’s envoy to Hong Kong has lashed out at demonstrators who attacked Beijing’s Liaison Office in the autonomous territory, describing their vandalism as hurtful to all Chinese people. “These (acts) have seriously damaged Hong Kong’s highly cherished rule of law spirit… and seriously damaged the feelings of all Chinese people including seven million Hong Kong Read More

Did someone say rate cut? Five questions for the ECB

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LONDON (Reuters) – After weeks of speculation that interest rate cuts and another round of asset purchases are on their way, investors hope Thursday’s European Central Bank meeting will give the clearest signal yet of imminent policy easing, if not the details. FILE PHOTO: The logo of the European Central Bank (ECB) is pictured outside Read More