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May to confront Trump on Manchester attack leaks as UK authorities start withholding info from the US

REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque Classified police photos from the scene of the Manchester terror attack leaked to the New York Times. UK security official says lives are being put at risk by leaks. Theresa May to confront Donald Trump in person later today. British investigators halt co-operation with the US after ongoing leaks. LONDON — Theresa May is to confront Donald Trump ...

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Google DeepMind is edging towards a 3-0 victory against world Go champion Ke Jie (GOOG)

David Silver is the lead researcher on AlphaGo.DeepMind Google DeepMind has won its second game against world Go champion Ke Jie in China, putting it one step closer to a 3-0 victory. The company’s self-learning AlphaGo AI agent is playing 19-year-old Ke Jie at the “Future of Go Summit” near Shanghai this week in a three-game match. “#AlphaGo wins game ...

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A court battle with former RBS CEO Fred Goodwin as a witness has been delayed for the third time

RBS former Chairman Tom McKillop (L) and ex-CEO Fred Goodwin arrive for the RBS shareholders meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland November 20, 2008. Reuters LONDON – A court battle between the Royal Bank of Scotland and thousands of shareholders was adjourned until June 7, to give more time for last-ditch settlement talks. The adjournment is the third time this week the ...

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Aviva on the hunt for acquisitions as CEO says: 'We want to turn Aviva into a fintech'

Aviva CEO Mark Wilson. Aviva/PA Archive/PA Images LONDON — Aviva, the 321-year-old British insurance giant, wants to become a financial technology company. CEO Mark Wilson declared at a press conference on Wednesday: “We want to turn Aviva into a fintech.” “We will do acquisitions in this space,” he said but added: “I don’t mean billions. There’s nothing imminent.” Wilson named ...

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10 things in tech you need to know today (GOOG, FB, SNAP)

Theresa May with Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins.Leon Neal / Getty Good morning! Here is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. 1. UK government ministers are reportedly planning to enforce new powers that would compel tech companies like WhatsApp and Apple to hand over encrypted messages. It’s not clear how this would work in practice ...

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8 arrested in Manchester attack as a 'significant' connection emerges between the attacker and known ISIS recruiter

(L) Salman Abedi and ISIS recruiter Raphael Hostey. Sky News Police have confirmed they are investigating a “network” of suspects. They had arrested 8 people in total. 17 victims of the suicide bombing at Manchester Arena on Monday have been named Sky News reports that there was a “significant” connection between Salman Abedi and ISIS recruiter Raphael Hostey. The UK is ...

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10 things you need to know in markets today

ECB Vice President Constancio looks on during the monthly ECB news conference in Frankfurt. Thomson Reuters Good morning! Here’s what you need to know in markets on Thursday. 1. The European Central Bank has ruled out the possibility that Brexit could pose a major threat to the euro area economy, rejecting warnings from the Bank of England that a messy ...

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Russian officials bragged about how well they knew Trump's advisers

Paul Manafort. Drew Angerer/Getty Images According to several current and former American intelligence officials, US spies were able to capture discussions that revealed senior Russian intelligence and government officials sought to sway Donald Trump’s opinion of Russia by way of his advisers, The New York Times reported on Wednesday. The intelligence collected last summer was considered by the authorities to be legitimate ...

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'I think he lost his damn mind': CNN commentator blasts GOP candidate after 'body-slamming' incident

Ana Navarro CNN CNN political commentator Ana Navarro reacted with disbelief Wednesday evening after a reporter said he had been “body-slammed” by Montana Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte. “I think he lost his damn mind,” Navarro said of Gianforte on CNN. “I think voters need to pay attention.” “I’ve heard about closing a campaign with a bang, but this was crazy,” ...

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Democrats torch Montana GOP rival Greg Gianforte over alleged body slamming incident

Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte talks with a supporter during a campaign meet and greet at Lambros Real Estate on May 24, 2017 in Missoula, Montana. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) called on Republican Greg Gianforte to “immediately withdraw his candidacy,” from Montana’s House special election after he was accused of body slamming The Guardian journalist ...

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