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  • Reuters Science News Summary

    Following is a summary of current science news briefs.Norway to spend $13 million to upgrade 'doomsday' Arctic seed vaultNorway plans to spend 100 million...

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  • The head of a commission to protect US elections from cyber attacks has been removed by Paul Ryan

    Associated Press/Susan Walsh The head of a federal commission who has helped U.S. states protect election systems from possible cyber attacks by Russia or others is being replaced. Paul Ryan is behind the move, and his spokeswoman said the change is routine. The action raises fresh questions over the degree to which Republican President Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans who control Congress are taking steps to protect the security of American elections. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head...

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  • Trump's National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster increasingly looks ready to leave the White House

    REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque President Donald Trump's National Security Adviser, H.R. McMaster, may leave the White House over friction with Chief of Staff John Kelly. However, all the officials were quick to add that the tensions could blow over, at least for now, as have previous episodes of discord between the president and other top officials. Kelly and McMaster have chafed at Trump's treatment of them in public and in private, which both at times have considered insulting. WASHINGTON (Reuters)...

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  • Money laundering watchdog places Pakistan back on terrorist financing list with potentially painful consequences

    REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro A global money-laundering watchdog has decided to place Pakistan back on its terrorist financing watchlist. The move is part of a broader U.S. strategy to pressure Pakistan to cut alleged links to Islamist militants unleashing chaos in neighboring Afghanistan and backing attacks in India. Pakistan had launched last-minute efforts to avoid being placed on the list, such as taking over charities linked to a powerful Islamist figure. ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A global...

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  • Japanese police arrest 2 men suspected of shooting up a pro-North Korean compound

    REUTERS/Toru Hanai Japanese police arrested two men on Friday after several bullets were fired at the Tokyo headquarters of a group linked to North Korea. Japan has strict gun laws and shootings, almost always gang-related, are extremely rare. About 500,000 ethnic Koreans live in Japan, many of them descended from the two million Koreans brought to Japan as forced labor during Japan's 1910-1945 colonisation of the peninsula. TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese police arrested two men on Friday after...

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  • Xi Jinping's trusted confidant, Harvard-educated Liu He emerges as frontrunner for China's central bank

    Thomson Reuters Liu He, a Harvard-trained economist who is a trusted confidant of Chinese President Xi Jinping, has emerged as the front runner to be the next governor of the People's Bank of China. Liu may be in a position to become one of China's most powerful economic and financial officials ever, as he is already top adviser to Xi on economic policy. The leadership reshuffle at the PBOC is closely watched in global financial markets as monetary policy changes and any moves to further...

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  • Israeli soldiers beat Palestinian man to death in 'cold-blooded execution'

    The Israeli military is investigating the killing

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  • Fugro expects better year after 2017 results miss Reuters poll

    Feb 22 (Reuters) - Dutch deep-sea energy prospector Fugro posted full-year results in line with its guidance but below consensus expectations on Thursday,...

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  • Intel didn't tell US cyber security officials about the Meltdown and Spectre flaws until after it leaked in news reports (INTC)

    Intel provided new details about its response to the Meltdown and Spectre chip security flaws in a letter to Congress obtained by Reuters. Intel did not inform the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team of the flaws until after news reports had already surfaced. Intel did not think the flaws needed to be shared with authorities as hackers had not exploited the vulnerabilities. Intel did not inform U.S. cyber security officials of the so-called Meltdown and Spectre chip security flaws...

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  • A judge told Palantir to open its books to an investor who believes the $20 billion startup should be investigated for fraud

    YouTube/Screenshot In an ongoing legal battle between Palantir and one of its early investors, the investor just scored a win. Investor Marc Abramowitz wanted the court to allow him to investigate Palantir's books, and the judge essentially agreed. Abramowitz believes that Palantir wrongfully stopped him from selling his stock. He purchased the stock for $100,000 and it is now worth $60 million, according to court documents. WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - Data analytics and security company...

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  • China denies Lunar New Year broadcast with actress in blackface and fake buttocks was racist

    REUTERS/Stringer China said its Lunar New Year broadcast, watched by hundreds of millions, that featured blackface was not racist. China accused the West of trying to divide Africa and China, which it called futile. China has forged increasingly close ties with many African nations in its hunt to satisfy demand for commodities in its booming economy. BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Thursday it was "futile" to try to hype up a show on state television in which a Chinese actress was made up...

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  • Uber's CEO killed rumours the firm's about to pull out of Southeast Asia and India

    Getty Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi reaffirmed on Thursday that the company would be investing heavily in Southeast Asia. Uber is still expecting to lose money in the region initially. Khosrowshahi said that a decade from now he expects 80 percent of growth at Uber to be organic and some through acquisitions. NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc's chief executive pledged to continue investing aggressively in Southeast Asia even though the U.S. ride-hailing firm expects to lose money in...

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  • North Korea plans to send a man blamed for the death of 46 South Korean sailors to the Winter Olympics closing ceremony

    Ahn Young-joon/AP North Korea will send the man blamed for the 2010 sinking of a South Korean navy ship that killed 46 sailors to the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics. The latest visit by officials from the normally reclusive North will coincide with a U.S. delegation led by President Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka, though no mutual meeting is expected. South Korea spent around 240 million won ($223,237) on Kim Yo Jong, Kim Jong Un's sister, and her entourage during their three-day...

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  • Merkel says Syria not fighting terror but massacring own citizens, bombing hospitals

    Thomson Reuters BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday condemned the killing of civilians in Syria as a massacre, adding that Berlin would reach out to Russia in its efforts to stop the violence. "What we currently see, the dreadful events in Syria, a regime fighting not against terrorists, but against its own people, the killing of children, the destruction of hospitals, all this is a massacre which needs to be condemned," Merkel said.See the rest of the story at...

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  • Reuters Entertainment News Summary

    Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs.Marcos-era musical resonates with modern Philippines, director saysFilipino director Lav Diaz's...

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  • Reuters Health News Summary

    Following is a summary of current health news briefs.More Sanderson Farms investors support end of antibiotic useMore Sanderson Farms Inc investors supported...

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  • Reuters People News Summary

    Following is a summary of current people news briefs.'Get a grip': Jennifer Lawrence offended over plunging dress furorJennifer Lawrence on Wednesday...

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  • The FCC is set to publish its net neutrality order, kick-starting a 60 day deadline for Congress to overturn the decision

    Once published, state attorneys general and advocacy groups will also be able to sue in a bid to block the order from taking effect.

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  • Civilian witness contradicts Myanmar police on Reuters...

    By Shoon Naing and Simon LewisYANGON, Feb 21 (Reuters) - The first civilian to testify in the case of two Reuters reporters accused of violating Myanmar's ...

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  • Donald Trump Jr. says his father being in office is hurting his ability to move property in India

    AP Photo/Pat Roque Donald Trump Jr. is in India, where real estate project developers have been seling the Trump brand. Trump Jr. said his new businesses in India would take a hit because his father had to divest himself from the company during his presidency. Trump Jr. said he could be making so many more deals, but his father's move to divest himself has stymied that. NEW DELHI (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's elder son described India as an important market for The Trump...

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  • The FCC is set to publish its net neutrality order, kick-starting a 60 day deadline for Congress to overturn the decision

    Thomson Reuters The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is expected to publish its December order to overturn net neutrality on Thursday. The publication will trigger a 60-legislative-day deadline for Congress to vote on whether to overturn the decision. Once published, state attorneys general and advocacy groups will also be able to sue in a bid to block the order from taking effect. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is expected to publish on Thursday...

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  • Syrians 'wait to die' as their own government hits them with heaviest bombing in 7 years, killing 250 in 2 days

    Thomson Reuters Residents of Syria's eastern Ghouta said they were "waiting their turn to die" during one of the heaviest bombardments in seven years of war that has killed at least 250 people in 48 hours, a war monitor said. "We are waiting our turn to die. This is the only thing I can say," said Bilal Abu Salah, 22, whose wife is five months pregnant with their first child in the biggest eastern Ghouta town Douma. The United Nations has decried the assault on eastern Ghouta, where hospitals...

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  • Japan is reportedly looking to buy an additional 20 F-35s, and possibly F-35s for its aircraft carriers

    Flickr/Lockheed Martin Japan plans to buy at least 20 additional F-35A stealth fighters over the next six years, sources say. Japan will pay about $100 million per plane, and will get over 60 of the jets in total. Japanese military planners are also considering buying F-35Bs, the vertical takeoff and landing model which they could operate from their helicopter carriers. TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan plans to buy at least 20 additional F-35A stealth fighters over the next six years, some or all of...

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  • Robert Mueller has filed new charges against Paul Manafort and Rick Gates that are likely related to bank fraud

    Elsa/Getty Images Special counsel Robert Mueller's team has filed new charges against President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort and his associate Rick Gates. The nature of the charges remains unclear, but they may be related to bank fraud. Manafort and Gates are already facing several felony charges including "conspiracy against the United States." WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New sealed criminal charges have been filed in federal court in the criminal case brought by Special...

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