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Cambridge Analytica and British parent shut down after Facebook scandal

The nameplate of political consultancy, Cambridge Analytica, is seen in central London, Britain March 21, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls May 3, 2018 (Reuters) – Cambridge Analytica, the firm embroiled in a controversy over its handling of Facebook Inc user data, and its British parent SCL Elections Ltd, are shutting down immediately after suffering a sharp drop […]

Beancounting: the EU’s “coffee-a-day” new budget

FILE PHOTO: European Union flags flutter outside the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, March 12, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo April 30, 2018 By Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission will unveil proposals on Wednesday for the Union’s next seven-year budget, starting in 2021. Worth over a trillion euros (dollars), the costs of […]

Investors demand more changes at Thyssenkrupp ahead of review

FILE PHOTO: Thyssenkrupp’s logo is seen close to the elevator test tower in Rottweil, Germany, September 25, 2017. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle/File Photo April 27, 2018 By Christoph Steitz and Tom Käckenhoff FRANKFURT (Reuters) – With a planned steel joint venture in reach, Thyssenkrupp <TKAG.DE> has pledged to refine its strategy by the second half of the […]

Trump, France’s Macron face differences at glitzy state visit

April 24, 2018 By Jeff Mason and Marine Pennetier WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump treated French President Emmanuel Macron to a colorful welcome ceremony at the White House on Tuesday during a state visit that threatened to expose differences on Iran, trade and Syria between two close allies. A 21-gun salute echoed across […]

Pliskova and Kvitova give Czechs commanding lead over Germany

April 21, 2018 (Reuters) – Karolina Pliskova and Petra Kvitova won their opening singles matches to give Czech Republic a commanding 2-0 lead in their Fed Cup semi-final against Germany in Stuttgart on Saturday. Kvitova powered past German number one Julia Goerges 6-3 6-2 before Pliskova produced a sublime display to record a […]

EU edges closer to new Iran sanctions ahead of Trump deadline, envoys say

April 18, 2018 By Robin Emmott and John Irish BRUSSELS/PARIS (Reuters) – European Union governments are showing more support for the idea of new sanctions on Iran proposed by Britain, France and Germany as a way of dissuading U.S. President Donald Trump from pulling out of the 2015 nuclear deal, diplomats say. London, Paris and […]

Facebook fuels broad privacy debate by tracking non-users

FILE PHOTO: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a joint Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees hearing regarding the company’s use and protection of user data, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, U.S., April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein/File Photo April 15, 2018 By David Ingram SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Concern about Facebook Inc’s <FB.O> respect […]

Trump says Syria attack ‘could be very soon or not so soon’

A man walks with his bicycle at a damaged site in the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, in Damascus, Syria March 30, 2018. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh April 12, 2018 By Makini Brice, Guy Faulconbridge and Vladimir Soldatkin WASHINGTON/LONDON/MOSCOW (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump cast doubt on Thursday over the timing of his threatened strike […]

Merck’s Keytruda helps lung cancer patients live longer in trial

Merck’s cancer drug Keytruda. REUTERS/via Merck April 9, 2018 By Tamara Mathias (Reuters) – Merck & Co’s <MRK.N> blockbuster drug Keytruda helped previously untreated lung cancer patients live longer in a late-stage trial, potentially cementing its position as the dominant player in the lucrative lung cancer market. Shares of the drugmaker were up 3.1 percent […]

Apple says repeal of EPA carbon plan would threaten investments

April 6, 2018 By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Apple Inc <AAPL.O> said on Friday it opposes any repeal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of the Clean Power Plan, which is a priority of the agency’s Administrator Scott Pruitt and would reverse an Obama-era program to curb greenhouse gases. Repealing the plan would jeopardize […]