Friday, 15 December 2017

Business

UK-Qatar signs $8bn Typhoon fighter jet deal

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DOHA/LONDON: Qatar will buy 24 Typhoon fighter jets worth $8bn from the United Kingdom as the Gulf state continues to stock up on high-tech weaponry. The deal between the two countries was signed in Doha by Qatar’s Defence Minister Khalid bin Mohammed al-Attiyah and his British counterpart, Gavin Williamson. It ...

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Baby formula recalled worldwide over salmonella scare

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HONG KONG: Baby formula is being pulled from shelves around the world after French authorities ordered a leading dairy company to stop selling hundreds of products because of concerns about food safety. French firm Lactalis is recalling formula destined for markets including China, Greece, Pakistan and Peru after 26 infants ...

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HSBC set free from deferred US criminal charges

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LONDON: The US Department of Justice has given HSBC a significant boost by dismissing the deferred criminal charges that have been hanging over the bank since it was fined for money laundering and sanctions breaches five years ago. The decision by the DoJ lifts the threat of criminal prosecution that ...

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London Gets New Electric Taxis

London Gets New Electric Taxis

LONDON: The city of London is doing a lot of work to improve the quality of its air. Perhaps more US cities could pay attention to what the English capital is doing instead of incessant fruitless political debates that go nowhere? It’s hard to get away from the fruitless political ...

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Sri Lankan Hambantota port formally handed over to China

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COLOMBO: The Hambantota port was today formally handed over to a China-led company and Sri Lanka received its initial payment for the lease. Following the signing of an agreement, the port operations was handed over to Hambantota International Port Group (HIPG) and Hambantota International Port Services (HIPS). China Merchants Port ...

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Uber agrees to settle US lawsuit filed by Indian rape victim

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SAN FRANCISCO: Uber Technologies Inc and a woman who accused top executives of improperly obtaining her medical records after a company driver raped her in India have agreed to settle a civil lawsuit the woman filed against Uber in June, according to a U.S. federal court filing on Friday. The ...

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Uber pays $100000 to 20-year-old man to hide hack, destroy data

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FLORIDA: Uber reportedly paid a hacker from Florida $100,000 under the guise of a bug bounty program to keep quiet about a data breach which exposed information belonging to 57 million users. According to three unnamed sources, a 20-year-old was responsible for the catastrophic data breach, rather than a sophisticated ...

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Hackers steal $64 million from cryptocurrency firm NiceHash

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LONDON: A Slovenian cryptocurrency mining marketplace, NiceHash, said it lost about $64 million worth of bitcoin in a hack of its payment system, the latest incident to highlight risks that uneven oversight and security pose to booming digital currencies. NiceHash matches people looking to sell processing time on computers in ...

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