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Hackers hit Russian bank customers, planned international cyber raids

Created 23 May 2017
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Russian cyber criminals used malware planted on Android mobile devices to steal from domestic bank customers and were planning to target European lenders before their arrest, investigators and sources with knowledge of the case told Reuters.

G20 health ministers agree to tackle antibiotics resistance

Created 22 May 2017
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Health ministers of the G20 leading economies, meeting for the first time on Saturday, agreed to work together to tackle issues such as a growing resistance to antibiotics and to start implementing national action plans by the end of 2018.

 

BMW to hike R&D spend to cope with CO2, e-mobility: CFO in paper

Created 22 May 2017
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BMW (BMWG.DE) expects its research and development budget, when measured as a percentage of sales, to rise in 2018, its CFO told a German paper.

 

EU to propose 10-year license renewal for weed killer glyphosate

Created 19 May 2017
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The European Commission will propose extending by 10 years its approval for weed-killer glyphosate, used in Monsanto's Roundup, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

 

EU fines Facebook 110 million euros over WhatsApp deal

Created 19 May 2017
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European Union antitrust regulators fined Facebook (FB.O) 110 million euros ($122 million) on Thursday for giving misleading information during a vetting of its deal to acquire messaging service WhatsApp in 2014.

 

'Carol' director returns to Cannes with hotly tipped 'Wonderstruck'

Created 19 May 2017
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Cutting between black and white and color, silent and talkie, "Wonderstruck" was warmly received at Cannes on Thursday where it is already hotly tipped for awards.

 

Cannes festival opens with genre-bending French drama sheltered from 'brutal' critics

Created 18 May 2017
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A movie starring two of France's best known actresses opened the Cannes film festival on Wednesday, with its director expressing hope it would not be torn apart by the event's famously hostile pack of critics.

 

Support for Macron's party grows before French parliamentary election: poll

Created 18 May 2017
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Support for French President Emmanuel Macron's new centrist party is growing before legislative elections next month, a poll found on Thursday, raising the chances that he will be able to win parliamentary backing for his reform plans.

 

Dutchman wants to deploy barriers to gather, recycle Pacific plastic

Created 17 May 2017
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A 22-year-old Dutchman on Tuesday said it would be possible to reduce by half the millions of tonnes of plastic garbage in the Pacific by deploying floating barriers.

 

Foreign diplomacy realities may impede Macron's European ambitions

Created 16 May 2017
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When Emmanuel Macron rode down the Champs Elysees after his inauguration in a military jeep and not the customary limousine, France's youngest postwar president sent a message that on his watch Paris will be strong and determined in its diplomacy.

 

Cannes deploys flower power to boost film festival security

Created 16 May 2017
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Cannes' promenade was pretty enough before authorities installed a row of 400 giant flowerpots. But the potted plants aren't there to look good - they are a security measure to avert terrorist attacks during the film festival.

 

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