rss: reuters

  • Evidence points to Iran weapons used in Saudi strike, says alliance, as oil jumps
    An attack on Saudi Arabia that triggered the biggest jump in oil prices in almost 30 years was carried out with Iranian weapons, a Saudi-led coalition said on Monday, as President Donald Trump said Washington was "locked and loaded" to hit back.


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  • Workers picket GM plants as UAW contract talks resume
    Negotiators for General Motors Co and the United Auto Workers resumed talks Monday at 10 a.m. EDT to resolve a strike that shut down the automaker's highly profitable U.S. operations.


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  • Cheers and honking horns greet first day of UAW strike against GM
    Willie Elzy has been readying for a possible strike against General Motors Co for months and, pointing to a parking lot full of freshly built pickup trucks, he says it's clear the automaker has been preparing too.


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  • Wall Street drops after Saudi attacks; energy stocks limit losses
    U.S. stocks fell on Monday on global growth worries after weekend attacks on Saudi Arabia's crude facilities hit 5% of the world's supply, but a sharp jump in crude prices lifted beaten-down energy stocks and kept losses in check.


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  • UK's Johnson buffeted in Luxembourg, says Brexit deal emerging
    Britain's Boris Johnson said on Monday that a Brexit deal was beginning to emerge, but the EU said he offered nothing to break the impasse during a visit to Luxembourg where he was harangued loudly by protesters and rebuked for trying to shift the blame.


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  • Israel 'well-prepared' for any spill-over from attack on Saudi oil plant
    Israel is prepared for the possibility it might be drawn into any U.S.-Iranian confrontation over a strike on a Saudi oil plant, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday.


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  • Evidence indicates Iranian arms used in Saudi attack, say Saudis
    The Saudi-led military coalition battling Yemen's Houthi movement said on Monday that the attack on Saudi Arabian oil plants was carried out with Iranian weapons and was not launched from Yemen according to preliminary findings.


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  • Oil soars after attack on Saudi facilities, stocks weaken
    Oil prices soared on Monday after attacks on crude facilities in Saudi Arabia sparked worries over the impact of an oil shock on economic growth, halting a positive run in world stocks as investors reached for less risky assets.


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  • Too soon to say if U.S. emergency oil release needed, Perry tells CNBC
    U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said on Monday it was too soon say whether the United States would have to tap its emergency petroleum reserves following weekend attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities that shook global oil markets.


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  • Oil soars 10% after attack on massive Saudi oil facilities
    Oil futures jumped 10% on Monday after an attack on Saudi Arabian crude oil processing facilities over the weekend sliced the kingdom's production in half and threatened to hamper shipments from the world's largest crude exporter.


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rss: bbc

  • Saudi oil attacks: US says intelligence shows Iran involved
    US officials quote intelligence and show satellite images, but Iran denies involvement.

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  • Why Saudi Arabia and Iran are bitter rivals
    The two Middle Eastern powers have long been rivals but recently it all got a lot more tense.

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  • Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy in the US
    The drug maker, accused of fuelling the opioid crisis, files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

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  • Nightmare causes sleeping California woman to swallow engagement ring
    A nightmare causes the California woman to gulp down the diamond ring to "protect it from bad guys".

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  • Brexit is a 'nightmare', says Luxembourg prime minister
    Boris Johnson misses a press conference amid noisy protests, but says there has been "a lot of work".

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  • General Motors auto workers strike in US
    Almost 50,000 workers are due to join the strike, the first major stoppage at GM since 2007.

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  • Common cold stopped by experimental approach
    It may be possible to make our bodies inhospitable for the cold virus after promising early research.

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  • Is Jordan running out of water?
    Jordan is one of the countries most affected by rising temperatures ? and it?s predicted to get worse.

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  • 2019 ozone hole could be smallest in three decades
    The deep thinning in Earth's protective atmospheric layer is not as extensive as it normally is.

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  • Thailand Tiger Temple: More than half have died since rescue
    Thai authorities said the big cats died of a virus, or from genetic problems linked to inbreeding.

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rss: the register

  • Just as Ecuador thought it had seen the back of leaks, over 20m citizen records are exposed

    And Julian Assange is among them - but how old are these?

    Records on more than 20 million individuals in Ecuador have leaked from an unsecured database in Miami, Florida, containing a mix of official citizen registration data and personal & banking details.?



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  • Microsoft plays chicken with Extended Support for Exchange 2010 end date and swerves first

    Extension to October 2020. But what of Server 2008 or... Windows 7?

    Microsoft has blinked and told customers that support for Exchange 2010 is to be kicked back from 14 January 2020 to 13 October of the same year.?



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  • World's oldest human was a 122-year-old French smoker after all

    Researchers debunk tax-fraud imposter theory

    Russian claims that the world's oldest-ever human on record actually had her identity stolen by her daughter have been trashed by a paper published today in The Journals of Gerontology.?



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  • Australia didn't blame China for parliament hack in case it upset trade relations ? report

    So much for the public deterrence value of attribution

    Australian spooks concluded that China was to blame for a series of hacks on its parliament and leading political parties ? but kept it quiet for fear of angering the Middle Kingdom, according to reports.?



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  • Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Google told: If you could cough up a decade of your internal emails, that'd be great

    Oh, and you have four weeks to comply, says US antitrust probe

    The US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee has written to the big four tech giants ? Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Google ? demanding comprehensive information on its financial structures and 10 years' worth of emails between top executives.?



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  • UK Home Office primes Brexit spam cannon for a million texts reminding folk to check passports

    New validity rules in event of no deal for Brits travelling to EU

    The UK Home Office will send a million text messages reminding people that the rules for travelling to the European Union will change in the event of a no-deal Brexit on 31 October.?



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  • Au my bog: Bloke, 66, on bail after 'solid-gold' crapper called 'America' stolen from stately home

    Creator denies it's a prank

    Blenheim Palace was forced to close its doors on Saturday following the theft of a solid-gold loo ? a piece of art called "America".?



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  • Has outsourcing public-sector IT worked? The Institute for Government seems to think so, kinda

    Prepare Reg readers, it is time to enter an alternate reality where up is down, black is white and Capita is cuddly

    The outsourcing of government IT projects has largely worked, according to a cornflake-spluttering report by the Institute for Government.?



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  • COBOL: Five little letters that if put on a CV would ensure stable income for many a greybeard coder

    EVALUATE COBOL-AGE WHEN 60 CONTINUE

    COBOL is celebrating 60 years since its specifications were signed off. Darling of Y2K consultants, the language is rapidly approaching pensionable age, but many a greybeard owes their career to it.?



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  • Pushing Verify in Brexit plans more about saving troubled project

    Broken ID system isn't going to track you. No one's using it!

    Analysis The Government Digital Service's troubled identity system Verify has been at the heart of a controversial plan to supposedly track users online in the run-up to Brexit. However, its unlikely role in Brexit preparations may be more about GDS finding an excuse to save the moribund platform than anything more sinister.?



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rss: ars technica

  • Devs restore Modern Warfare?s mini-map after two days of beta backlash
    Infinity Ward still tinkering with ideas, including an enemy-free mini-map.

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  • What it was like to fly the baddest airplane the world has ever known
    ?The X-15 was the most demanding airplane I?ve ever flown."

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  • Here?s what happened in the impact crater the day it did in the dinos
    Rock core allows researchers to create an incredible timeline.

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  • How do you leave a warning that lasts as long as nuclear waste?
    Burying radioactive waste is seen as the safe way?how do we tell future generations?

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  • The fight over fuel economy rules is getting messy
    Some in Congress want to investigate the Justice Department's investigators.

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  • How a basement hacker transformed Donkey Kong for the Atari 2600
    Garry Kitchen's unlikely story is told in this excerpt from the book Arcade Perfect.

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  • Trampoline mirror may push laser pulse through fabric of the Universe 
    Simply changing a mirror may allow physicists to poke a hole in the Universe.

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  • New clues show how Russia?s grid hackers aimed for physical destruction
    2016 Russian cyberattack on Ukraine intended to cause far more damage than it did.

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  • XDA-developers? first look at Google Camera 7, leaked from the Pixel 4
    Vietnamese YouTubers extracted the Camera 7.0 APK from a pre-release Pixel4.

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  • Meet the three North Korean hacking groups funding the country?s weapons programs
    Hackers are behind attacks that wreak destruction and steal hundreds of millions of dollars.

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