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Ex-BTC-e Operator Alexander Vinnik to be Extradited to France

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The court in the northern city of Thessaloniki ruled in favor of France's request to take custody of Alexander Vinnik , a former bitcoin operator who was arrested in Greece past year on a US-issued warrant. Spyrliadis added that in practice it will be up to Greece's justice minister to decide where he ends up. Vinnik was arrested in 2017 while he was vacationing in Greece with 21 criminal charges leveled against him. Read More »

J&J ordered to pay $4.69bn damages in talc cancer case

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So far, the firm is tangled in about 9,000 other talcum powder cases, which could result in similarly painful charges. The verdict capped a six-week-long trial focusing largely on whether J&J's talc contained asbestos and the company's conduct surrounding testing for the presence of the cancer-causing mineral. Read More »

Comcast Raises Bid For Sky To $34 Billion, Tops Fox's Offer

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The offer brings it in line with Fox's bid of £14 per share, but below Comcast's bid of £14.75. At the beginning of the week, shares in Sky were valued at £14.58 and have closed four days later at £15.45. Comcast expects to complete the acquisition before the end of October 2018. "If you're doing some game theory here, what Comcast should probably want to do if it believes that Disney is going to top any bid it makes for the Fox assets is to bid higher", Rogers said. Read More »

Billionaire Elon Musk calls Thai rescuer a 'pedo'

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In response to criticism from media outlets, Musk tweeted: "based on extensive cave video review & discussion with several divers who know journey, SpaceX engineering is absolutely certain that mini-sub can do entire journey & demonstrate at any time ". Read More »

McDonald's salads have now sickened people in 6 states

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As a result of these outbreaks, the Food and Drug Administration said it is working with McDonald's to see exactly what ingredients in the salads have been eaten by the consumers who became infected. While not everyone experiences side-effects, symptoms include loss of appetite, loose bowel movements, vomiting, fever and other flu-like symptoms. It is cooperating with state and federal health officials as they investigate. Read More »

Ryanair scraps flights as Irish pilot strike tests its resolve

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Ryanair has confirmed that 30 flights to and from Ireland and the United Kingdom will be cancelled on Thursday after talks between management and unions broke down. Ryanair also said the industrial action should only affect some routes between Ireland and the United Kingdom, while flights to mainland Europe should operate normally. Read More »

Tesla's Productivity Boom Means Lower Federal Tax Credits

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Tesla's losses increased by 97.5 per cent to just under $785 million in the first quarter of 2018, despite the fact that earnings rose by 26.4 per cent to more than $3.4 billion. Customers holding out for the long-promised United States $35,000 model 3 with less bells and whistles will have to wait another six to nine months and will get US$3,750 back from the IRS, at best. Read More »

China's ZTE sees heavy losses in H1 due to USA penalty

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The saga over the fate of the Chinese firm began in April when Commerce banned USA companies from selling to ZTE as punishment for its failure to honor an earlier US agreement to resolve its sanctions-busting sales to North Korea and Iran. The June settlement also required ZTE to change its board and management, and to allow the US government unfettered site visits to verify USA components are being used as claimed. Read More »

Ivanka Trump Products Dumped by Canada’s Largest Department Store Chain

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Hudson's Bay confirmed to Business Insider that it has removed all Ivanka Trump items from its website and will be "phasing out" remaining items in stores through the fall. "This was absolutely not political.it was exclusively based on the performance of the brand", a Nordstrom spokesperson told Refinery29. In America, the #GrabYourWallet boycott's founder, Shannon Coulter, applauded on Twitter Hudson's Bay Company for their decision. Read More »

Build-a-Bear CEO apologizes for 'Pay Your Age' sale fail

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Later on Thursday, Build-A-Bear announced all Build-A-Bear Bonus Club members - both those who waited in lines and those who did not - were eligible to receive a voucher for $15 off at the store. For those that had already been waiting in line for hours, obviously, news they would not be building a bear was pretty disappointing. On Friday, July 13 , all Chuck E. Read More »

"From impossible to inevitable": Developers give first look at new flying auto

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It can travel 25 miles on a single charge, at top speeds of 62mph. Californian company Opener has unveiled what it believes is the first flying auto you'll want. 'We first flew 10,000 miles. We did a thousand-plus flights, ' Leng told CBS . "Autonomous. And we had a payload of 200 pounds". BlackFly also has the option of being outfitted with a ballistic parachute. Read More »

Robinhood Adds New Crypto Assets to its Trading App

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Robinhood is most likely partnering with Coinbase behind the scene as one of its exchanges for instance. Last year Bitcoin Cash, now the fourth-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, split from Bitcoin in a bid to return to an original vision of being a peer-to-peer electronic cash system. Read More »

Illinois, Iowa officials look into rise in parasitic illness

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IDPH says a fourth of the people affected in the state said they ate a McDonald's salad in the days before becoming sick. It is spread by ingesting food or water contaminated with feces and not directly from one person to another. The Chicago-based fast-food chain said Friday it's acting "out of an abundance of caution" until switching to another supplier. About 90 cases of an intestinal illness in IL have been tied to McDonald's salads, health officials said Thursday. Read More »

Ryanair cancels 1,100 flights in second month of strikes

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Some staff said there is a draconian sick leave policy in place and members are often flown to Dublin to explain why they are out of work and could face disciplinary action. Ryanair Holdings Plc is facing pilot strikes in its Irish home market for the first time, in what may become its most significant confrontation with organized labor to date. Read More »

Ryanair to cancel up to 30 Ireland - UK flights on Thursday

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Further disruption in July and August remains on the cards after Aer Lingus pilots also said they were contemplating one or two-day strike action during the summer months. This makes it hard for Ryanair to plan ways to work around the strike, and it means that a huge number of consumers could be affected too. In Monday's letter to Forsa, Ryanair said that the pilots who have threatened to strike only account for 27 percent of its pilots based in Ireland. Read More »

U.S. Government To Appeal Judge's Approval Of AT&T-Time Warner Deal

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Circuit Court. "The court's decision could hardly have been more thorough, fact-based, and well-reasoned", AT&T General Counsel David McAtee said in a statement responding to the Justice Department's move. AT&T completed its acquisition of Time Warner on June 14 and formed WarnerMedia a day later. AT&T argued, during the trial, that it needed to grow to survive in the era of Google, Amazon and Netflix . Read More »

Lines Close Early After Run On Build-A-Bear Workshop Special

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Local authorities are requiring us to limit the line and crowds due to safety concerns . Build-A-Bear Bonus Club members in the US and Canada can also obtain a voucher by logging into their account by midnight on July 15, 2018. The popularity of the event brought massive lines and crowds to locations nationwide. The deal was so good, that stores could only accommodate a fraction of the bear-hungry hordes. Read More »

China Reaches Top 20 in Global Innovation Index

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Send "NEWS" to 40227 to receive all the important breaking news as it happens . Singapore is the most innovative country in the world outside Europe, according to an index out yesterday. READ ALSO: Richest and poorest countries in the world: see where Kenya ranks . "Over time, a number of emerging economies stand out for being real movers and shakers in the innovation landscape", said Soumitra Dutta, Former Dean and Professor of Management at Cornell University . Read More »

Europe Is 'Losing Its Culture' Because Of Immigration

Asked whether he thought that immigration was damaging the cultural fabric of the country - the question raised in relation to comments made by the President at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit on Thursday and a previous interview in the British press - President Trump said: "I think it's been very bad for Europe". Read More »

China's trade grows in June amid tensions with Washington

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Trump has railed against China's trade surplus with the U.S., which ran at $375 billion in 2017, and has demanded Beijing cut it. Washington has warned it may ultimately impose tariffs on more than $500 billion worth of Chinese goods - roughly the total amount of United States imports from China previous year. Read More »

Donald Trump ready to help some NATO states buy US arms

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As the dust cleared it was not clear what, if any concrete promises he had won. "So we have a commitment to spend two percent". Must pay 2 per cent of GDP IMMEDIATELY, not by 2025. Trump did not directly answer questions about whether he had threatened to take the U.S. out of the alliance, saying he "told people I'd be very unhappy if they didn't up their commitments very substantially". Read More »

India's falling rupee pushes retail inflation to five-month high in June

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The RBI's next policy review is on August 1. The Fed is keeping a close eye on inflation as it proceeds with several planned interest rate hikes . The data is below a Reuters estimate of 5.3% for the month of June but well above RBI's comfort level of 4 per cent. The apex bank also said that the pick-up in the momentum of inflation, excluding food , fuel and HRA has imparted persistence into higher CPI projections for 2018-19. Read More »

President Trump Reportedly Threatened to Pull the U.S. Out of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

As the United Kingdom grapples with its own future in the European Union, I hope that President Trump's visit will help to solidify the long friendship between our two great countries. The discussion was a healthy one, the official said. "I told people that I'd be very unhappy if they didn't up their financial commitments substantially", Trump said when asked if he threatened to pull out of the alliance. Read More »

Donald Trump 'threatens to pull U.S. out of NATO'

Trump added , "All NATO Nations must meet their 2% commitment, and that must ultimately go to 4%!" However, the United States president's next destination is London, where he will meet with British Prime Minister Theresa May and other officials. Read More »

United States government reaches an agreement with China's ZTE Corp to lift ban

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ZTE and the White House didn't immediately respond to requests for comments. "Today's announcement marks the beginning of the end of this long-running saga", said Washington attorney Douglas Jacobson, who represents ZTE suppliers. The ban forced ZTE to announce it was shutting down . White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said last month that Trump chose to allow ZTE to again buy USA parts and components as a personal favour to Xi to show good will for bigger efforts. Read More »

Woolworths recalls savoury rice after listeria outbreak in Europe

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Woolworths has withdrawn from its shelves a savoury rice mix following a global recall of one of the Hungarian products in it, Eyewitness News (EWN) reported . Listeria starts with flu-like symptoms before developing into septicemia and the swelling of the brain - if left untreated. ALDI - Only products with country of origin of Belgium, United Kingdom or Hungary. Read More »

United Kingdom government releases long-awaited and already derided Brexit plan

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The Sun said its interview with Trump was conducted in Brussels, where the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit was held earlier in the week. "That is exactly what we will do". But he was greeted by laughter and jeers from some MPs as he told them: "I am confident that a deal is in reach, given the success of the Prime Minister and her negotiating team so far". Read More »

Ryanair pilots announce two further one day strikes

Ryanair has pledged to inform customers about potential disruption to travel plans when they have full details of two further pilot strikes planned for later this month. On Twitter, Ryanair said: "We respect but regret the decision of 25% of our Irish pilots to go on strike, but believe that they should take up our offer of working groups so we can resolve these issues". Read More »

Broadcom Shares Sink as Latest Deal Puzzles Wall Street

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The administration said it was anxious that Broadcom , which was based in Singapore at the time, would hamper efforts to develop next-generation wireless technology. Patrick Moorhead, president and principal analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy, told SiliconANGLE that the acquisition was not straightforward, and was most likely aimed at stitching together data center and "internet of things" chips with software to "create an end-to-end IoT ecosystem". Read More »

Brexit is confronted with its own contradictions

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Brexit Secretary David Davis both quit the government this week in protest. Trump did not exactly give May's plans a ringing endorsement. Time is running out to reach an exit agreement by the self-imposed October deadline, and May's plan has nothing new about the critical issue that's holding up progress: avoiding customs checks at the border with Ireland. Read More »