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Facebook takes down foreign posts targeting US elections

FACEBOOK has admitted taking down four foreign interference operations originating from Iran and Russia, apparently linked to the US 2020 presidential elections. The Russian Internet...
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IMF warns of debt ‘timebomb’ thanks to ‘cheap money’ borrowing policies

THE International Monetary Fund warns that low interest rates are encouraging companies to take on a level of debt that could become a “timebomb”. The...
Facebook Libra

Faltering Libra project is losing more traction

FACEBOOK’S Libra currency project appears to be close to dead in the water, with five major payments providers pulling out. The founding companies in the...
mental health, brain, puzzle

Today is World Mental Health Day, and here’s what to watch out for in...

RESEARCH conducted by the British social enterprise Mental Health First Aid England reveals how some workplace triggers for mental health, and some signs of...
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The cheese! The cheese! US tariffs hit EU where it will hurt the most

By Hal Williams OH DEAR, Gromit! The US is set to impose 25 percent tariffs — worth $7.5bn (£6.1bn) — on EU exports of cheese,...
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Rolling with it: Greggs gets the pork in to avoid Brexit shortage

GREGGS is taking no chances: despite the popularity of its new vegan offerings, the high street bakery chain is stockpiling pork to ensure availability...
Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya, slums shanty town

‘Slum summit’ brings home reality of poverty to leaders of wealthy nations

By HAL WILLIAMS THEY’RE calling it “Davos with the Poor”, a global conference on poverty that will be held in January in Nairobi’s Kibera district...
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Thomas Cook ceases trading, leaving tens of thousands of customers stranded abroad

AFTER almost 180 years in business holiday firm Thomas Cook has collapsed — leaving 150,000 Britons stranded abroad. The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said...
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Abu Dhabi’s global hunt for fresh fintech talent

Exciting start-ups found during tour stops in Africa, Asia and Europe THE MENA region’s FinTech Abu Dhabi Festival (FinTechAD) has a global tour reaching cities...
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Up in arms about arms — DSEI event’s ethical enemies are all set to...

PEACE doesn’t have much of a chance at London’s docklands this week as Europe’s biggest arms fair opens its doors. The Docklands’ Excel centre is...