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Retreating Swiss glacier spurred May’s new 2050 climate goal

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LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May said her surprise at the rapid retreat of a glacier she knew from years of walking holidays in the Swiss Alps had strengthened her resolve to commit Britain to a new target of net zero carbon by 2050. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May walks in Read More

I was used as human guinea pig, Caster Semenya says

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Caster Semenya says the global athletics governing body has used her as “a human guinea pig” by forcing her to take medication that would limit her testosterone levels. The double Olympic gold medallist made the comment after the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) released its 163-page report on Tuesday, explaining why it rejected her Read More

Unimpressed toddler sends $56,000 sculpture FLY-ing to the ground in Swiss museum

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A trip to an art gallery in Switzerland turned into a nightmare for one mother last week after her lively three-year-old reached out and sent a sculpture worth $56,000 flying to the floor, much to the horror of onlookers. The piece of art in question was German artist Katharina Fritsch’s ‘Fliege’ (Fly) sculpture, which was Read More

Facebook takes aim at e-commerce with Libra cryptocurrency

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SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Facebook plans to launch a cryptocurrency called Libra next year as part of its wider efforts to expand beyond social networking into e-commerce and global payments. FILE PHOTO: A Facebook panel is seen during the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, in Cannes, France, June 20, 2018. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard/File Photo Read More

Swiss regulator says in contact with initiators of Facebook’s Libra

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FILE PHOTO: A man poses with a magnifier in front of a Facebook logo on display in this illustration taken in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, December 16, 2015. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo (Reuters) – Switzerland’s financial regulator FINMA said on Tuesday that it is in contact with the “initiators” of Libra, Facebook’s planned cyrptocurrency. A FINMA 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

Sotheby’s snapped up by French tycoon Drahi for $3.7 billion

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PARIS/BOSTON (Reuters) – Franco-Israeli cable magnate Patrick Drahi made a surprise move into the art world by snapping up Sotheby’s in a deal worth $3.7 billion, marking the art auction house’s return to private ownership after 31 years. The acquisition allows Drahi to join French billionaire Francois Pinault – who owns Sotheby’s main rival Christie’s Read More