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Your money: Buying or refinancing? The mortgage rate frenzy is back

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Mortgage rates are nearing historic lows again in the United States, making it an ideal time to buy a home – or refinance. FILE PHOTO: Homes are seen under construction in the northwest area of Portland, Oregon March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Steve Dipaola “It’s amazing how many times a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity comes Read More

US increases Middle East troops after claiming photos link Iran to tanker blasts

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The US is to send another 1,000 troops to the Middle East in response to what it describes as “hostile behaviour’ by Iranian forces. The move follows the release by the Pentagon of new images it says show Iran’s Revolutionary Guardwere behind the attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman last week. Read More

Airbus attempts to sell the world on pilotless planes – or would you rather fly Boeing?

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Aircraft manufacturer Airbus says “the technology for autonomous flying” is already here, and the only obstacles to progress are regulators – and “the traveling public,” understandably wary of pilotless planes. Ever since two Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft went down within six months of each other due to a glitch in the plane’s computerized flight Read More

US Department of the Interior mulls issue with Hilcorp’s Liberty project spill plan

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Anchorage, Alaska — Federal agencies are in the final stages of the regulatory approvals for Liberty, an Alaskan Beaufort Sea offshore project planned by Hilcorp Energy, but a wrinkle has developed for the oil spill contingency plan for the project, according to US Department of the Interior officials. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber Read More

Pentagon releases new pictures of the Oman Gulf tanker attack, says they ‘prove’ Iran’s guilt

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The US Navy has released new photos of the aftermath of the attack on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. The images are said to show an Iranian speedboat, approaching one of the vessels to remove an unexploded limpet mine. The new images show the same episode earlier featured in a very low-quality black Read More

Fed likely to resist pressure to cut U.S. rates this week

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SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Reserve, facing fresh demands by President Donald Trump to cut interest rates, is expected to leave borrowing costs unchanged at a policy meeting this week but possibly lay the groundwork for a rate cut later this year. FILE PHOTO: The Federal Reserve building is pictured in Washington, DC, Read More

Pompeo vows that U.S. will protect shipping in Persian Gulf

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By Mark Niquette and Shawn Donnan on 6/16/2019 COLUMBUS and WASHINGTON (Bloomberg) — There’s “no doubt” Iran was responsible for attacks on two oil tankers leaving the Persian Gulf last week, and the U.S. will guarantee safe commercial navigation going forward with its partners, Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said. “The United States is going Read More

Tech Tent: Facebook’s deepfake dilemma

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In a video on Instagram this week, Mark Zuckerberg confessed to controlling the stolen data of billions of people and said he owed it all to an organisation called Spectre. The video was of course faked, and on this week’s Tech Tent we examine the dilemma it posed for Instagram’s owner Facebook. Stream the latest Read More

Broadcom’s $2 billion warning rattles global chip sector

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LONDON/BENGALURU (Reuters) – Broadcom Inc sent a shockwave through the global chipmaking industry on Friday with its forecast that U.S.-China trade tensions and the ban on doing business with Huawei Technologies would knock $2 billion off the company’s sales this year. The forecast, included in the company’s second-quarter results late on Thursday, was the hardest Read More

We will take ‘reciprocal steps’: Turkish FM warns US against any penalties for buying S-400

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Turkey is holding firm in its commitment to honor its purchase of Russian air defense systems, warning the US that it is prepared to take “reciprocal steps” in reply to any sanctions imposed by Washington. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu dismissed as “futile” the US’s continuous efforts to dissuade Turkey from receiving S-400 batteries from Russia, Read More