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Thomas Cook has approached UK government for bailout funds: FT

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FILE PHOTO: A pedestrian walks past a Thomas Cook shop in central London, November 26, 2014. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett/File Photo (Reuters) – Britain’s Thomas Cook Group Plc (TCG.L) has approached the UK government for a bailout in an attempt to save itself from collapse after its lenders threatened to pull out of a proposed rescue deal, Read More

‘Vital part of ecosystem’? Facebook blocks TENS OF THOUSANDS of apps hoarding your data & admits ‘won’t catch everything’

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Facebook has suspended tens of thousands of apps for improperly using users’ personal information – orders of magnitude larger than the 400 they’d previously acknowledged – but they’ve promised to do better next time. Again. Some 69,000 apps were suspended by Facebook for potentially slurping up users’ personal info without their knowledge or consent, according Read More

Conservative Party targets over-45s with Facebook Brexit ads

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The Conservative Party has been targeting older Facebook users with political adverts about Brexit, according to research by BBC News. In contrast, younger Facebook users are being shown ads by the party on issues such as policing and mental health. Tory adverts, mostly seen by users over 45, criticise opposition leaders for wanting “to ignore Read More

Jeffrey Epstein accuser: ‘I was trafficked to Prince Andrew’

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A woman has described in detail how she allegedly had sex with Prince Andrew in 2001 when she was 17-years-old. Speaking to NBC’s Dateline, Virginia Roberts Giuffre claimed the incident happened in Ghislaine Maxwell’s London house after the royal gave her vodka at a nightclub. The prince has repeatedly denied Mrs Giuffre’s accusations. A Buckingham Read More

Special Report: The three young women racing to defuse a climate-change bomb

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OVER THE NORWEGIAN SEA, Norway(Reuters) – Banking hard over the whitecaps off the west coast of Norway, the jetliner flying Dominika Pasternak and her fellow scientists descends so sharply that it seems for a moment as if the crew is about to ditch them all in the drink. FILE PHOTO: Kathryn Bennett, a postgraduate student Read More

‘Catastrophic flooding’ threatens heart of Texas oil industry

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Flooding from a tropical storm hit the Houston area on Thursday, with some calling the situation worse than Hurricane Harvey. Heavy rainfall inundated the Texas coast, flooding Houston and Beaumont, home to massive oil refining, petrochemical and export facilities. The storm was downgraded to just a tropical depression, but those classifications only measure wind speed. Read More

India’s Tata Motors to launch new EV in 2020

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MUMBAI (Reuters) – Indian automaker Tata Motors will launch an electric vehicle (EV) early next year based on a new powertrain technology it has developed to grow its portfolio of clean energy cars, the company’s chief executive said on Thursday. The government’s incentive scheme supporting electric transport and a recent cut in taxes on electric Read More

Tech investors: No broad lessons seen in WeWork valuation drama

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Two top technology investors cautioned against drawing broadconclusions about the valuation of private companies from questions swirling around U.S. office-sharing startup WeWork. FILE PHOTO: The WeWork logo is displayed on the entrance of a co-working space in New York City, New York U.S., January 8, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo Scott Kupor, Read More

Saudi air defenses like Patriot & Aegis don’t match their advertised properties, unfit for real combat – Russian Army

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Multiple Patriot launchers, Aegis destroyers and radars are guarding Saudi skies, but they failed to stop a massive strike on an oilfield because their actual properties aren’t what the US advertises, a Russian Army source says. Benefiting from the US arms deliveries, Saudi Arabia managed to build up “the most powerful air defense system in Read More

Talos Energy strikes Gulf of Mexico deals with BP, ExxonMobil

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9/19/2019 HOUSTON – Talos Energy has entered into two separate agreements with BP and Exxon Mobil related to new exploration opportunities in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The Company will work with BP to drill and evaluate the Puma West prospect, located in Talos-owned Green Canyon Block 821, in the fourth quarter of 2019. Additionally, Read More