Tuesday, July 16, 2019

U.S. to hold hearing on French tax investigation Aug. 19

FILE PHOTO: The logos of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google are seen in a combination photo from Reuters files. REUTERS/File...

Macquarie's MEIF 6 Fibre unit to buy UK telecoms firm KCOM

(Reuters) - Macquarie unit MEIF 6 Fibre Ltd is to buy KCOM Group Plc in a deal that values the British telecoms company...

First photo of Einstein’s ‘spooky action at a distance’ phenomenon captured

(Photographer: University of Glasgow)Scientists have captured the first photograph of a mysterious phenomenon which Albert Einstein once described as ‘spooky action at a...

Macquarie-backed MEIF 6 Fibre outbids USSL for telecoms firm KCOM

(Reuters) - Macquarie-backed MEIF 6 Fibre Ltd trumped an offer from a unit of British pension fund Universities Superannuation Scheme Ltd for KCOM...

Flying 'race car' combines Formula One and drone racing

Imagine Formula One racing in the air - that's the vision for AirSpeeder, the world's first piloted multi-copter racer. Rough cut (no reporter...

And the 'engineering Oscar' goes to… Bombardier's green wings

Sometimes called the 'Oscars of engineering', this year's MacAndrew award goes to Bombardier's Belfast unit for its light, fuel-saving jetliner wings. Julian Satterthwaite...

The age of personal planes has arrived

LIFT Aircraft will soon be rolling out its 'Hexa' drone craft for 15-minute rides in 25 cities. The Hexa joins a growing field....

Drug baron Pablo Escobar’s brother launches flamethrower war against Elon Musk

The billionaire is under fire from a man who was ‘chief of assassinations’ for the Medellin Cartel (Picture: The Boring Company, Rex, Getty)Elon...

Japan, South Korea fail to mend dispute with frosty meeting

SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and South Korea failed to mend a dispute that could threaten global supplies of microchips and smartphone displays after...

Volkswagen investment vaults Argo into top ranks of self-driving firms

DETROIT (Reuters) - Volkswagen AG’s $2.6-billion investment in Ford Motor Co’s (F.N) Argo AI self-driving unit, announced on Friday, immediately vaults the two-year-old...

Ford, Volkswagen extend multibillion-dollar alliance to electric, automated cars

(Reuters) - Ford Motor Co (F.N) and Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) said they will spend billions of dollars to jointly develop electric and self-driving...

Catholic bishop will drop holy water from helicopter to exorcise demons from an entire...

A Colombian bishop is going to attempt to exorcise an entire city (Getty)Sometimes you’ve just got to go the extra mile to get...

Do politicians understand social media platforms?

The rise in social media platforms means it can be a lot easier to get in touch with some politicians.For Politics Live, Azana...

U.S. diplomat says United States won't intervene in Japan-South Korea dispute

TOKYO (Reuters) - The top U.S. diplomat for East Asia urged Japan and South Korea to settle a dispute over Japanese export restrictions...

Donald Trump is ‘not a fan’ of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Facebook’s Libra

The President prefers old-fashioned dosh like the trusty US Dollar to new-fangled cryptocurrencies (Image: Reuters)President Donald Trump has slammed the cryptocurrency Bitcoin and...

Python casually eats a crocodile whole and proves nature is brutal

Spoiler alert: this doesn’t end well for the crocodile (GG Wildlife Rescue Inc)You’ve probably seen pictures of animals eating other animals before. But we’d...

The jumping space robot SpaceBok and other news

BBC Click's Nick Kwek looks at some of the week's best technology news stories including:Virgin Galactic announces its plans to go public in...

AirPods 3 ‘will be waterproof’ and significantly more expensive, says expert

Will the AirPods 3 be totally waterproof? (Getty; Metro.co.uk)Love ’em or hate ’em, there’s no denying that Apple’s wireless AirPod headphones have become...

Japan export curbs on South Korea may widen rift over wartime labor compensation

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s restrictions on certain tech exports to South Korea are deepening a decades-long feud over wartime forced labor and may...

Nasa spots black hole so ‘mysterious’ it shouldn’t actually exist

The bizarre black hole and a disc surrounding it can be seen in this artist’s impression (Image: Nasa/ ESA)Nasa has spotted a monster...

Sugary drinks ‘significantly associated with risk of cancer’ warns new study

Each can of cola or equivalent contains your entire recommended daily allowance of added sugar (Getty)The obesity risks of sugary drinks are well...

South Korea calls for probe as forced labor feud with Japan deepens

SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) - South Korea called on Friday for an international investigation of what it said were accusations by Japanese officials that it...

France brushes off threats from US and prepares to tax the tech giants

France is set to impose a tax against modern tech giants (Getty)France has adopted a pioneering tax on internet giants like Google, Amazon...

Trump rips tech firms at 'free speech' summit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump welcomed prominent conservative social media provocateurs to the White House on Thursday and said that along with...