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Quadriga: The cryptocurrency exchange that lost $135m

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When the 30-year-old founder of a Canadian cryptocurrency exchange died suddenly, he took the whereabouts of some C$180m ($135m; £105m) in cryptocurrency to his grave. Now, tens of thousands of Quadriga CX users are wondering if they will ever see their funds again. In 2014, one of the world’s biggest online cryptocurrency exchanges – MtGox Read More

Facebook needs independent ethical oversight: UK lawmakers

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LONDON (Reuters) – Facebook and other big tech companies should be subject to a compulsory code of ethics to tackle the spread of fake news, the abuse of users’ data and the bullying of smaller firms, British lawmakers said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: A woman looks at the Facebook logo on an iPad in this Read More

Amazon's New York project foundered on labor organizing, opposition to subsidies

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Jeff Bezos and other top Amazon executives gathered in Seattle on Wednesday to decide whether to go ahead with its planned headquarters in New York City. Brian Huseman, vice president for public policy, was on the phone, and the news was not good. He had met with Andrea Stewart-Cousins, the majority leader in the restive Read More

Facebook broke rules, should be regulated: UK lawmakers

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LONDON (Reuters) – Facebook intentionally breached data privacy and competition law and should, along with other big tech companies, be subject to a new regulator to protect democracy and citizens’ rights, British lawmakers said on Monday. In a damning report that singled out Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for what it said was a failure of Read More

No remorse? Spanish media still nostalgic over volunteers who fought for Hitler

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A Spanish newspaper has published an article lauding the “heroism” of volunteers who fought for Hitler against the Soviet Union. The piece highlights only the hardships they faced – and doesn’t bother to tell the whole story. The article was published by one of the country’s major newspapers – the ABC – early in February. It Read More

Senators may investigate 'coup' to remove Trump

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By Philip Whiteside, international news reporter An investigation may take place into claims senior officials discussed whether Donald Trump could be removed from office. Former acting director of the FBI, Andrew McCabe, made the claim during an interview with CBS News. Mr McCabe, who was later sacked, described a conversation in which Rod Rosenstein, the Read More

The OPEC+ oil deal is standing on one wobbly leg

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By Julian Lee on 2/17/2019 NEW YORK (Bloomberg Opinion) — I know a little bit about standing on one leg; my daughter has encouraged me to learn to water ski. It’s not easy at my age, in England, in winter. OK, I’m actually on two legs, but they are on one ski. I tend to Read More

Large wildfire engulfs forest in Chernobyl’s EXCLUSION ZONE

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A major blaze has broken out in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone – the site of the worst nuclear disaster in human history. The fire hit a forest some 20 kilometers away from the ill-famed nuclear power station. The blaze inside Chernobyl’s ‘dead zone’ in northern Ukraine started on Sunday when dry grass caught fire, the Read More

Nissan panel to recommend outside director to chair board: Nikkei

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People walk past a dealer shop of Nissan Motor Co. in Tokyo, Japan, February 12, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-hoon TOKYO (Reuters) – A Nissan Motor governance committee will recommend the appointment of an external director as board chairman, a role distinct from company chairman, in a move to decentralize power at the top level, the Nikkei Read More

Canadian National train derails in Manitoba, leaks oil

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WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) – A Canadian National Railway Co train derailed early on Saturday in Western Canada, leaking an undetermined volume of crude oil, the company said. Thirty-seven tank cars derailed near St-Lazare, Manitoba. The leak has been contained and has not entered the nearby Assiniboine River, CN spokesman Jonathan Abecassis said in a statement. Read More