Apple urges U.S. government to form commission on encryption issues

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REUTERS – Apple Inc on Monday urged the creation of a government panel on encryption to help resolve a standoff over national security and data privacy that erupted last week after the technology company refused a U.S. government demand to unlock an iPhone linked to one of the killers in a mass shooting in California […]

Philippine candidates grilled on poverty, crime in debate

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In this image provided by the Philippine Daily Inquirer, from left: Vice President Jejomar Binay; Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago; Mayor Rodrigo Duterte of southern Davao city; Sen. Grace Poe; and former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas; raise hands after a presidential candidates debate held in southern Cagayan de Oro city, southern Philippines on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016. […]

Citibank to drop consumer banks in struggling South America

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BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Citibank is seeking to sell the consumer banking operations it has operated for a century in Argentina, Brazil and Colombia as South America’s three biggest economies suffer a downturn. The New York-based bank said Friday in a statement that its decision was prompted by a desire to allocate resources where it […]

Breakthrough: Scientists detect Einstein’s gravity ripples

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  WASHINGTON (AP) — In an announcement that electrified the world of astronomy, scientists said Thursday that they have finally detected gravitational waves, the ripples in the fabric of space-time that Einstein predicted a century ago. Some scientists likened the breakthrough to the moment Galileo took up a telescope to look at the planets. The […]

Escaped Hatton Garden Raider ‘Is Ex-Cop’

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Mystery Hatton Garden raider is former police officer, ringleader claims Taken from: http://news.sky.com/story/1638050/escaped-hatton-garden-raider-is-ex-cop The mystery raider ‘Basil’ who escaped after the Hatton Garden heist is a former policeman, one of the ringleaders has claimed. A new letter received by Sky News suggests he was the “brains” behind the entire operation. Danny Jones, who is awaiting sentence […]

In Boston area, the bald eagle population is soaring

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In Boston area, the bald eagle population is soaring BOSTON (AP) — People spotting bald eagles in the skies over the Boston area aren’t hallucinating — there really are more of the majestic birds of prey setting up shop in the urban eastern areas of the state, experts say. There were 51 confirmed territorial breeding […]

Euribor 6 face 2017 trial in UK, charged with rate-rigging plot

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Euribor 6 face 2017 trial in UK, charged with rate-rigging plot LONDON (Reuters) – Six French, German, British and Danish bankers, who have been charged in Britain with being part of a six-year scheme with traders at major banks to manipulate Euribor benchmark interest rates, are set to face a jury trial on Sept. 4, […]

Three killed in breach of Ukraine holiday truce

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Three killed in breach of Ukraine holiday truce At least three people have been killed as Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists clashed in the first violation of a holiday truce, military officials from both sides said Sunday. The victims — a Ukrainian soldier and two civilians — are the first since the warring sides […]