Thursday, July 11, 2019, 8:45 AM
Five boats believed to belong to Iranian Revolutionary Guards approached a British oil tanker in the Gulf on Wednesday and asked it to stop in Iranian waters close by, but withdrew after a British warship warned them, U.S. officials said. Earlier on Wednesday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Britain would face "consequences" over the seizure of the Iranian tanker.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 8:58 PM
Britain's economy grew by more than expected in May, helped a rebound in car production after Brexit-related shutdowns, according to figures that will ease concerns about the extent of the country's slowdown. Overall output expanded 0.3% after contracting by 0.4% in April, the Office for National Statistics said, stronger than all forecasts in a Reuters poll that had pointed a rise of 0.1%.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 8:13 PM
"Alexa, what are the symptoms of flu?" The UK government said Wednesday that Britons will be able to get an answer to this and other simple medical questions from the National Health Service (NHS) using their Amazon smart speakers. Amazon said it began updating its Echo smart speakers to search NHS websites for medical answers at the start of the week.
Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 8:25 AM
British Finance Minister Philip Hammond warned on July 2 that a disorderly UK departure from the European Union could result in a 90 billion pounds ($114 billion, 100 billion euros) "hit" to the treasury. "The government's analysis suggests that in a disruptive no-deal exit, there would a be a hit to the exchequer of about 90 billion pounds," he told a committee of MPs.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 4:21 PM
Facebook will create 500 new tech jobs in London by the end of 2019, including 100 roles in artificial intelligence, with many working on systems to detect and remove malicious content, fake accounts and harmful behavior, it said on Wednesday. The social media giant said it will employ more than 3,000 people in the capital by the end of the year across three sites.
Sunday, June 9, 2019, 12:06 PM
Michael Gove, a leading contender to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May, said he had used cocaine and has "deep regrets" about taking the drug on several occasions. The Daily Mail on Friday quoted Gove as saying he had taken the drug at social gatherings when he was a young journalist. Candidates must announce whether they are standing in the contest by Monday.
Monday, May 13, 2019, 11:29 AM
Facebook said it had taken down numerous Italian accounts on its platform that were false or were spreading fake news ahead of a European parliamentary election. The European Union has warned of foreign interference in campaigning for the vote of May 23-26, and in April the European Commission urged Google, Facebook, and Twitter to do more to tackle fake news before the poll.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 7:40 AM
British police faced an outcry over new policies which demand rape and sexual assault victims hand over their phones to police to be combed for data or risk seeing their cases dropped. Women's and privacy campaigners said the consent forms issued to all police forces across England and Wales could add to victims' feelings of violation and deter them from reporting serious sexual crimes.
Thursday, April 18, 2019, 8:04 PM
T-Mobile US Inc's $26-billion deal to buy Sprint-Inc banked on changes in wireless-technology and media-streaming to win U.S. antitrust approval, but bet now looks precarious. Growing skepticism from U.S. Department of Justice's antitrust staff over impact of merger on competition in market will test the resolve of companies to complete the deal that would see the top US-wireless carriers shrink to three from four.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 2:36 PM
Alphabet's Google said it was launching a global advisory council to consider ethical issues around artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies. The council, which is slated to publish a report at the end of 2019, includes technology experts, digital ethicists, and people with public policy backgrounds, Kent Walker, Google's senior vice president for global affairs, said the source.
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