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Trump-Russia: FBI probed whether Trump was working for Moscow – NYT

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The FBI became concerned after Mr Trump fired FBI director James Comey, the New York Times reports The White House has condemned a New York Times report that the FBI opened an inquiry into whether President Trump was secretly working for Russia. Law enforcement officials became concerned by Mr Trump’s behaviour in May 2017, when he sacked FBI director James Comey, the paper says. The investigation reportedly examined whether Mr Trump was a national security threat. “This is absurd,” White House press secretary Sarah…

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Intel working with Facebook on AI chip coming later this year

FILE PHOTO: The Intel logo is shown at E3, the world’s largest video game industry convention in Los Angeles, California, U.S. June 12, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake (Reuters) – Intel Corp said on Monday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that it is working with Facebook Inc to finish a new artificial intelligence chip in the second half of this year. The chips are Intel’s gambit to retain hold of a fast-growing segment of the artificial intelligence computing market but will face competition from similar chips from Nvidia Corp…

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Brexit: PM ‘working to get further EU assurances’

Image copyright Getty Images Theresa May has said she is working on getting further assurances from the European Union so she can win the Commons vote on her Brexit deal. The PM said that after delaying the vote last month, there was “some further movement from the EU” at December’s European Council. She said further measures would be set out ahead of the vote, now set for Tuesday, 15 January. However, the EU Commission has said there will be no renegotiation. Meanwhile, more than 200 MPs have signed a letter…

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Hamburg working with Irish authorities to stop spread of German data

BERLIN (Reuters) – The German city-state of Hamburg on Friday said it was working with Irish data protection authorities to stop the spread of German politicians’ data via the social media platform Twitter (TWTR.N). The city’s data protection agency said the Twitter account used to spread personal data has been deleted, but it has not received an answer from Twitter about its demand to delete a list of short links to other platforms where the data resides. It said the scope of the published personal data was enormous, and the…

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Kremlin says Russia working with WADA to settle lab data issue

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia is working with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to settle an issue regarding the transfer of laboratory data, the Kremlin said on Friday – a condition for the country’s anti-doping agency to keep its accreditation. FILE PHOTO: A woman walks into the head office of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada November 9, 2015. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi Russian anti-doping agency RUSADA was conditionally re-accredited by WADA in September but will lose that status if Moscow does not hand over the data by December 31.…

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Why we are working on Christmas Day

Image copyright Getty Images All over the world people are sharing gifts, scoffing mince pies and waiting for Elf to come on TV. But whether you’re half a day behind the UK, or several hours in front, spare a thought for those keeping the country ticking over on 25 December. Bearing up Image copyright Adam Spencer Image caption Adam Spencer took a selfie with his colleague Colin, and brown bears Riku and Kai Adam Spencer is one of the rangers clocking in on bright and early at the Yorkshire Wildlife…

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Laughing gas laws not working, says ex-chief crown prosecutor

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionManchester shops ‘selling laughing gas for balloons’ The law governing the sale of nitrous oxide, widely known as laughing gas, is simply not working, a former senior prosecutor has said. Legislation introduced in 2016 made it illegal to sell the gas, also known as “noz”, for psychoactive purposes. But undercover BBC journalists easily bought nitrous oxide by phone, online and in person at two Manchester shops. Former North West of England Chief Crown Prosecutor Nazir Afzal, said the law was clearly failing…

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A journey underground into one of Poland’s working mines

Poland’s economy is heavily reliant on its coal mining industry, with around 400,000 people involved in the industry. Around 80% of Poland’s electricity being generated by the burning coal, but it also produces coking coal for the production of steel. As Poland hosts COP24 in nearby Katowice, the BBC’s Science Editor, David Shukman, journeyed into the depths of a working mine. Video by David Shukman, Ed Habershon and Duncan Stone. Source link

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HSBC UK working to get mobile app back online

HSBC’s building in Canary Wharf is seen behind a City of London sign outside Billingsgate Market in London, Britain, August 8, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay (Reuters) – HSBC UK (HSBA.L) said on Friday it was working to get its mobile app back online as soon as possible after customers complained of issues logging onto their mobile banking app. “We’re aware that some customers are experiencing intermittent issues logging onto Mobile Banking. We’re investigating and will provide further updates”, HSBC UK said in a tweet here Earlier on Friday, British lawmakers launched…

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Mideast ride-hailing firm Careem working with Jefferies: sources

DUBAI (Reuters) – Middle East ride-hailing firm Careem has been working with investment bank Jefferies as an adviser on investment options and fundraising, including a potential mergers and acquisition deal in the region with Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL], three sources familiar with the matter said. FILE PHOTO: An employee shows the logo of ride-hailing company Careem on his mobile in his office in the West Bank city of Ramallah July 17, 2017. Picture taken July 17, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman/File Photo The appointment of Jefferies (JEF.N) indicates that talks on a…

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