Wednesday, 21 February 2018


South Korean cryptocurrency regulator found dead in his home

Jung Ki-joon

BUSAN: One of the officials who helped South Korea’s regulatory changes on cryptocurrency, Jung Ki-joon, has been found dead in his home. Ki-joon was the head of economic policy at the Office for Government Policy Coordination, where he helped the efforts to mold a new legislation that would slow and ...

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Ten days left to use old paper notes


LONDON: You only have until next week to use your paper £5 and £10 notes. All paper Scottish £5 and £10 notes will cease to be legal tender on March 1. After that date, you will still be able to exchange your paper notes at your bank, but will no ...

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Google disclosed Microsoft Edge security flaw

Microsoft Edge

LONDON: Google seems to be gunning for Microsoft again by going public with a vulnerability in Microsoft Edge before Microsoft could develop a patch. The flaw affects Microsoft’s Arbitrary Code Guard (ACG) which Microsoft described a year ago in a post about major security improvements released in the Creators Update ...

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Chicken Shortage Shuts Hundreds Of KFC Stores In UK


LONDON: KFC is still grappling with the closure of 600 stores after a new delivery contract with DHL sparked chicken shortages across the country. The company released an updated list of 296 outlets that were still open as of Monday afternoon – though KFC said earlier in the day that ...

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Earn Bitcoins for buying juice


SYDNEY: Earning Bitcoin has become easy now, shame all those crypto-miners have to work hard in the past. As you already know, people have to trade or mine to get their hands-on their favorite crypto. Stealing – crypto-jacking is another option, but this is out of the question right now. ...

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Tesco UK boss set to move to N Brown


LONDON: Tesco boss Matt Davies will become chairman at retail firm N Brown after leaving the supermarket giant, it is understood. The Press Association understands the serving Tesco UK and Ireland boss Mr Davies will be announced as N Brown’s chairman early next week. The retail company’s brands include JD ...

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London’s giant glasshouse to reopen with world’s rarest plants

London’s giant glasshouse to reopen with world’s rarest plants

LONDON: A gleaming monument to the ambition and creativity of its age, the world’s largest Victorian glasshouse will once again welcome visitors to see some of the world’s rarest plants following a lengthy facelift. “Temperate House” in London’s Kew Gardens is large enough to house three jumbo jets and was ...

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Uber UK set up 24-hour hotline


LONDON: Uber continues to run up against various regulatory problems in different parts of the world, including London, where it’s been battling to stay operating under pressure from taxi driver groups and Transport for London. Now, it’s promising to make some changes to its service in the UK. “We recognise ...

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Facebook, Twitter not fully complying with consumer rules: EU

Facebook, Twitter

PARIS: The European Commission said Thursday that US social media giants have made an effort to comply with EU consumer protection rules, but that Facebook and Twitter have not made all the required changes. “While Google’s latest proposals appear to be in line with the requests made by consumer authorities, ...

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Euro zone bond yields steady but inflation jitters linger

Euro bond

LONDON: Borrowing costs across the euro area were mostly steady, although expectations for higher inflation and a step towards tighter monetary policies from major central banks continued to weigh on sentiment across world bond markets. In the United States, where data on Wednesday showed consumer prices rose more than expected ...

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