The daughter of the woman killed by an Uber self-driving vehicle in Arizona has retained a personal injury lawyer, underlying the potential high stakes of the first fatality caused by an autonomous vehicle. The law firm of Bellah Perez in Glendale, Arizona, said in a statement it was representing the
By Carolina Mandl SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's Cade antitrust watchdog will investigate alleged anticompetitive practices in the credit card business by the country's banks following a complaint by Goldman Sachs-funded Nubank fintech, according to documents on the regulator's website. Nubank
In an emailed statement Citi said it will require those clients only sell firearms to customers who have passed a background check, restrict firearms sales for buyers under 21, and not sell so-called "bump stocks" or high-capacity magazines. Major retailers and at least one online lender have
The U.S. House of Representatives approved a $1.3 trillion spending bill on Thursday to fund federal agencies and avert a government shutdown ahead of a midnight Friday deadline, sending it to the Senate despite a revolt by fiscal conservatives worried by what they called runaway spending. The Republican-led
The U.S. House Intelligence Committee voted on Thursday to release a Republican report on the panel's Russia probe, the leader of the investigation said, a decision that formally ends its examination of Russia and the 2016 U.S. election. The Republican report found no evidence of collusion between
(Reuters) - Cambridge Analytica, which is at the center of a controversy over harvested personal data about Facebook users, on Thursday released a timeline highlighting its relationship with Global Science Research (GSR) and whistleblower Christopher Wylie.
Technical problems will delay the completion of the Polish section of a U.S. defence shield by two years to 2020, Poland's defence ministry said on Thursday. The anti-missile site close to Poland's northern Baltic Sea coast is part of a NATO defensive umbrella that, when complete, will stretch
The online filings by the Department of Buildings show it is investigating the possibility of "false filing" on applications by Kushner Companies for construction work. The documents, dated Wednesday, involve properties in the Brooklyn and Manhattan boroughs of New York.
U.S. President Donald Trump often tweets from his iPhone about pressuring China to address its $375 billion trade surplus with the United States. The big trade imbalance - at the heart of a potential trade war, with Trump expected to impose tariffs on Chinese imports this week - exists in large part
By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - Norway said on Thursday it wants to buy electric passenger planes in the coming years to help slow climate change, building on its success with big tax breaks that have made it the world leader in electric car sales. State firm Avinor, which runs 45 airports in Norway
By Julia Love MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's landmark wholesale national mobile network launched this week, but without a single major wireless carrier on board, renewing debate about how best to boost competition in the telecom sector dominated by billionaire Carlos Slim. On Wednesday, President
By Huw Jones and Emma Rumney LONDON (Reuters) - Britain announced a task force on Thursday to exploit the technology underpinning cryptoassets, such as bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, as part of new plans to help fintech companies find more customers. British finance minister Philip Hammond said
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate subcommittee on Thursday sought information from a Cambridge University researcher about how the personal data of 50 million Facebook users landed in the hands of a political consulting firm that worked for U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign.
Britain announced a task force on Thursday to exploit the technology underpinning cryptoassets, such as bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, as part of new plans to help fintech companies find more customers. British finance minister Philip Hammond said he was committed to helping fintech grow and flourish
Concerns about trade sent European shares tumbling on Thursday as the United States prepared to announce hefty tariffs on Chinese imports, with banks, basic resources stocks and tech the worst-performing. U.S. President Donald Trump signed a presidential memorandum that could impose tariffs on up to
Swiss federal prosecutors searched state arms group RUAG on Thursday after a whistleblower flagged unauthorised arms exports, the company said. It did not elaborate, but the Handelszeitung newspaper said the deals sent arms and technology to Russian President Vladimir Putin's bodyguards with the
China is preparing a range of responses to planned U.S. tariffs and will stand up to protectionism, but still hopes for dialogue, Beijing's ambassador to the World Trade Organization (WTO) said on Thursday. Zhang Xiangchen said China was considering a WTO complaint against the package of tariffs
U.S. President Donald Trump will sign a presidential memorandum on Thursday to potentially slap tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports over forced transfer of intellectual property, a senior White House official said. Trump will sign the memorandum at 12:30 p.m. EDT (1630 GMT) at the White House.
Heavy rains in Southern California on Thursday threatened to cause dangerous mudslides in the hills northwest of Los Angeles, after thousands of people evacuated their homes in a region where slides killed 21 people in January. Officials in Ventura County, northwest of Los Angeles, ordered dozens of
Its metals factory is the biggest in the world and for generations it has provided residents with employment, healthcare, education and leisure. The Eurasian Resources Group factory is controlled by three billionaires and though the Kazakh government has a stake it's a far cry from the Communist
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a $1.3 trillion government spending bill to avert a government shutdown and fund federal agencies through Sept. 30, sending the measure to the Senate.
The Republican chairman and top Democrat of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee said on Thursday they will in the coming days formally ask Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg to testify, saying the company has left many questions unanswered about its data privacy practices. "The latest
The Bank of England will set up its own fintech hub to find ways to use the kind of technology that has spawned digital currencies such as bitcoin and which could eventually help boost Britain's economy, a top BoE official said on Thursday. "Today I can announce that we have set up a new fintech
U.S. carmaker Ford Motor Co and India's Mahindra & Mahindra said on Thursday they have signed an agreement to develop midsize and compact sports utility vehicles (SUV) and an electric vehicle, which Ford could also potentially sell in other markets outside India. The agreement comes after Ford
ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's Dogan Holding has started talks to sell its $890 million media arm to an unlisted firm seen as close to Tayyip Erdogan, a deal likely to cement media support for the president ahead of 2019 elections. Long viewed as a pillar of the secular establishment, Dogan