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TECH 09 Oct 2018 | 4:15 AM

Alphabet to shut Google+ social site after user data exposed

Alphabet Inc's Google will shut down the consumer version of its failed social network Google+ and tighten its data sharing policies after announcing that private profile data of at least 500,000 users may have been exposed to hundreds of external developers.

Business 10 Aug 2018 | 12:00 AM

Power price surge jolts Australia’s AGL to record profit

MELBOURNE: AGL Energy, Australia’s biggest power producer, said annual profit jumped nearly a third to a billion-dollar record amid soaring prices that have brought growing political heat on the firm and its peers to slash household electricity bills.

World 01 Aug 2018 | 9:06 AM

Trump defends trade and tariff policies at Tampa rally

TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump defended his trade policies on Tuesday in a speech in Florida and said American farmers hurt by retaliatory tariffs from China were bearing up, in a sign he is feeling some political heat on the issue.

Business 04 Nov 2017 | 12:00 AM

BoE tethers its rate path to Brexit after first hike in 10 years

LONDON: Mark Carney is tying the Bank of England’s next interest-rate shift to the success of Brexit negotiations.

Football 30 Oct 2017 | 4:02 AM

Real suffer shock defeat to Liga minnows Girona in Catalonia

GIRONA (Reuters) - La Liga champions Real Madrid suffered a shock 2-1 defeat in their first ever league visit to Catalan side Girona on Sunday, conceding two goals in quick succession and falling eight points behind leaders Barcelona.

TECH 06 Oct 2017 | 12:30 AM

Technology’s dark side: Pressure mounts on Facebook, Twitter, Google

Facebook wants to bring the world closer together. Twitter vows to protect freedom of expression. And as Google tries to make information universally accessible, the company urges its employees not to be evil.

World 01 Jul 2017 | 8:09 PM

China's Xi talks tough on Hong Kong as tens of thousands call for democracy

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping swore in Hong Kong's new leader on Saturday with a stark warning that Beijing won't tolerate any challenge to its authority in the divided city as it marked the 20th anniversary of its return from Britain to China.

AseanPlus News 22 Sep 2016 | 9:49 AM

China PM comes to Canada looking for extradition treaty

Ottawa (AFP) - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang landed in Ottawa to meet with his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau and press for an extradition treaty.

Business 13 Sep 2016 | 10:52 PM

Wells Fargo seeks to shore up reputation after fines, scandal and firing 5,300 employees

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON: Wells Fargo & Co scrapped its product sales goals for retail bankers on Tuesday and may take further disciplinary action against its employees in the wake of a fake account scandal that has already led to US$190 million in fines and the firing of 5,300 employees.

World 10 Apr 2016 | 5:18 PM

U.S. defence secretary visits India on mission to draw militaries closer

GOA, India (Reuters) - U.S. Defence Secretary Ash Carter began a three-day visit to India on Sunday, seeking to advance a relatively new defence relationship with a country Washington sees as a counterweight to the growing power of China.