Archive for the ‘Global News’ Category

Uber faces criminal probe in US over ‘greyball’ code

(Media Release) Ride-sharing firm Uber is facing a criminal investigation by the US government.  ( The scrutiny has started because the firm is accused of using “secret” software that let it operate in regions where it was banned or restricted. The software, called “greyball”, helped it identify officials seeking to stop the service running. A […]

North Korea claims CIA plot to kill Kim Jong-un

(Media Release) US and South Korean agents are plotting to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, North Korean state media report. A statement by the ministry of state security said a “terrorist group” backed by the CIA and South Korea’s intelligence agency had entered the country in order to prepare an attack with a bio-chemical […]

Future of cash: Can a ‘bank in a box’ replace a branch?

(Media Release)  ( Watch a queue of shoppers for a minute and they will be preparing to pay in very different ways. Some will pull out a debit or credit card ready to put in a reader. Others might use their smartphone to complete their purchase, the rest will be paying in cash. The group […]

World War III: The unthinkable as thinkable

(Media Release) Ever since the second one ended in explosions bright as the sun, we have feared the start of the third. World War III would be the real war to end all wars, and maybe the human race. Einstein said he didn’t know with what weapons it would be fought, but that World War IV […]

N.Korea says US bomber flights push peninsula to brink of nuclear war

(Media Release) SEOUL, May 2 (Reuters) – North Korea accused the United States on Tuesday of pushing the Korean peninsula to the brink of nuclear war after a pair of strategic U.S. bombers flew over the area in a training drill with the South Korean air force. The two supersonic B-1B Lancer bombers were deployed […]

North Korea tensions: US ready to ‘bring Kim Jong-un to his senses’

(Media Release) The top US commander in the Pacific has said an advanced missile defence system in South Korea aims to bring the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un “to his senses, not to his knees”. Adm Harry Harris said the US would be ready “with the best technology” to defeat any missile threat. The White […]

MP asks Facebook to tackle ‘fake news’ as election approaches

(Media Release) ( An MP has urged Facebook to tackle fake news in the run-up to the UK’s general election on 8 June. Conservative MP Damian Collins expressed his concerns to the Guardian newspaper, saying fake news threatened “the integrity of democracy”. A parliamentary inquiry examining the “growing phenomenon of fake news” was launched by […]

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