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Inspectors head to site of suspected gas attack in Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A team of inspectors from the international chemical weapons watchdog was on its way to Syria on Thursday to begin an investigation into a suspected chemical weapons attack near the capital that has brought the war-torn country to the brink of a wider conflict, amid Western …

Middle East

Iran hit by global cyber attack that left U.S. flag on screens

DUBAI (Reuters) - Hackers have attacked networks in a number of countries including data centers in Iran where they left the image of a U.S. flag on screens along with a warning: "Don't mess with our elections", the Iranian IT ministry said on Saturday.<p>"The attack apparently affected 200,000 router …

Cybersecurity

Ripple Pares Gain After Coinbase Shoots Down Trading Speculation

Ripple, the third most valuable digital token by market value, pared gains after one of the biggest U.S. cryptocurrency exchanges reiterated that it …

Coinbase Accused of Cheating Consumers in More Ways Than One

Coinbase Inc. was slapped with a pair of lawsuits by disgruntled consumers, one alleging insider trading by employees at the giant digital currency …

Kim Jong Un wants to 'write new history' on South Korea reunification

<b>Seoul, South Korea (CNN) —</b> North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told a high-ranking South Korean government delegation that he wants to "write a new history of national reunification," during an unprecedented meeting between the two sides in Pyongyang Monday.<p>North Korean state media released images and …

North Korea

Self-Proclaimed Bitcoin Inventor Accused of Swindling $5 Billion of Cryptocurrency

Craig Wright, the self-proclaimed inventor of bitcoin, is accused of swindling more than $5 billion worth of the cryptocurrency and other assets from …

Bitcoin

Coinbase is mistakenly draining customers' bank accounts, and people are freaked

All your money is gone. Whoops! Sorry for your loss.<p>The world of cryptocurrency trading is notoriously risky, but it wasn't supposed to be like <i>this</i>. …

Customers

How to make money mining bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies without knowing anything about it

You might think you need an extreme know-how of computers to do any kind of crypto mining, that it couldn't possibly be done by the average person.<p>Turns out, it's absurdly easy.<p>You just need computer parts that are powerful enough to make mining profitable, and a handy piece of software called …

Kim's Smiling Sister Exploits Trump-Moon Divide

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un deployed a new weapon at the Olympics to fight back against the Trump administration’s sanctions and threats of a …

China accuses US of 'Cold War mentality' over nuclear policy

<b>China has urged the US to drop its "Cold War mentality" after Washington said it planned to diversify its nuclear armoury with smaller bombs.</b><p>"The country that owns the world's largest nuclear arsenal, should take the initiative to follow the trend instead of going against it," China's defence …

Dow sees worst day in two years as bond yields jump

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Worries about the impact of a tightening job market on the prospects for inflation and a surge in bond yields sent investors fleeing equities on Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrials Average swooning almost 666 points, for its biggest daily percentage loss in 20 months.<p>It was …

Stock Markets

Cryptocurrency Rating Agency Says Ethereum Is Better Than Bitcoin And Ripple -- Should You Trust It?

After gaining some recognition on Wall Street, cryptocurrencies have attracted the interest of asset rating agencies.<p>Last week, Florida-based Weiss Ratings released a report that assigned grades to dozens of cryptocurrencies based on a number of metrics, like risk, technological innovation, and …

Cryptocurrency

Hacked Tokyo cryptocurrency exchange to repay owners $425 million

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck Inc said on Sunday it would return about 46.3 billion yen ($425 million) of the virtual money it lost to hackers two days ago in one of the biggest-ever thefts of digital money.<p>That amounts to nearly 90 percent of the 58 billion yen …

Cryptocurrency Exchange

U.S. Embassy In Jerusalem Will Open By End Of 2019, Pence Says In Israel

Vice President Pence says the U.S. will complete the plan to move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem by the end of 2019, announcing a faster timeline for opening the embassy than had been previously reported. Pence announced the new deadline during his visit to Israel.<p>"In the weeks …

Apple plans new U.S. campus, to pay $38 billion in foreign cash taxes

(Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) will open a new campus as part of a five-year, $30 billion U.S. investment plan and will make about $38 billion in one-time tax payments on its overseas cash, one of the largest corporate spending plans announced since the passage of a tax cut signed by U.S. President …

Customer Service

Merkel could join Macron in Davos for epic clash with Trump

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is considering joining French President Emmanuel Macron at the World Economic Forum in Davos next week in what could turn into an epic clash of competing world views with U.S. President Donald Trump.<p>Merkel, who has been struggling to put together a …

Donald Trump

Iran threatens 'severe' response to US sanctions against judiciary chief

<b>(CNN) —</b> Iran slammed US President Donald Trump's decision to target the head of its judiciary with sanctions, saying the move warrants a "severe" response.<p>Trump on Friday avoided upending the nuclear deal with Iran that he has repeatedly disparaged, agreeing to waive key sanctions the US lifted as …

South Asia

Is Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams the New Black Mirror?

The author Philip K. Dick sounded alarm bells about alternate realms and the dehumanizing effects of technological advancement decades before anyone …

Bitcoin Investors Are Having a Pretty Terrible Holiday Season

Bitcoin, the biggest cryptocurrency, extended its decline over the long holiday weekend, failing to reverse a selloff that began after an …

Chinese Electric-Car Startup NIO Undercuts Tesla With Debut Model

Chinese electric-car maker NIO has launched sales of its first vehicle three years after the company was founded, undercutting the price of a rival …

The Top 10 Television Shows of 2017

It didn’t take any extra effort to produce a top 10 list in which every series has at least one strong female lead character, powerfully examined in …

TV

Trump adviser Omarosa Manigault resigning, White House says

Omarosa Manigault, the firebrand antagonist from the “The Apprentice”-turned-top Trump administration staffer, officially resigned her post Tuesday …

Senators make last ditch effort to halt the FCC's net neutrality vote

The FCC is set to vote this Thursday on its proposal to remove net neutrality protections put in place in 2015 and while it's all but certain that the commission will vote in favor of the proposal, some still haven't given up trying to convince the commissioners to change their minds. <i>The Hill</i> …

The number of retail leases in New York City fell by nearly 25% last quarter

The Manhattan retail market saw leasing activity fall nearly 25 percent during the last quarter to 506,000 square feet, though there are signs the sector is steadying.<p>While leasing and renewal activity fell during the third quarter from 673,000 square feet during the three months prior, the number …

Steve Mnuchin Threatens Stock Market Crash If Tax Reform Doesn’t Pass

As U.S. stock markets surged to new highs that even President Donald Trump boasted about Wednesday, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin cautioned …

How Puerto Rico's power crisis ends

When Hurricane Maria crashed into Puerto Rico on September 20th, it found a vulnerable target. The island is facing an extreme financial crisis that's been building steam for decades; roughly 43 percent of its residents live in poverty. Its sole electric company, PREPA, is $9 billion in debt and …

Caribbean

S. Korea conducts cruise missile drill amid N. Korea threats

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Wednesday it had conducted its first live-fire drill for an advanced air-launched cruise missile that …

North Korea defiant over U.N. sanctions as Trump says tougher steps needed

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea displayed trademark defiance on Wednesday over new United Nations sanctions imposed after its sixth and largest-ever nuclear test, vowing to redouble efforts to fight off what it said was the threat of a U.S. invasion.<p>U.S. President Donald Trump said the …

North Korea

North Korea nuclear crisis: Putin warns of planetary catastrophe

As Kim Jong-un reportedly prepares further missile launch, Russian president says further sanctions would be ‘useless’<p>Related: Why didn’t the US shoot down North Korea’s missile? Maybe because it couldn’t | Joshua Pollack<p>The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, has warned that the escalating North …