Monthly Archives: December 2016

Tennis-Serena Williams gets engaged to Reddit co-founder Ohanian

NEW YORK, Dec 29 (Reuters) – World number two tennis player Serena Williams has become engaged to Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of the social media company Reddit. “Down on 1 knee. He said four words. And/r/isaidyes,” the 35-year-old American said on … Continue reading

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Kremlin says Putin will order appropriate response to U.S. sanctions

The spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that a new round of U.S. sanctions against Russia would harm relations between Moscow and Washington. Dmitry Peskov said Putin would order an “appropriate” retaliation to the sanctions, which included … Continue reading

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Russian Foreign Ministry says new sanctions will harm restoration of ties

MOSCOW (Reuters) – New U.S. sanctions on Russia are counterproductive and will harm a restoration of bilateral ties, Interfax news agency reported on Thursday, citing Konstantin Dolgov, Foreign Ministry commissioner for human rights, democracy and the rule of law. (Reporting … Continue reading

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Paul Ryan says Obama sanctions against Russia overdue

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday Russia “has consistently sought to undermine” U.S. interests and sanctions imposed by the Obama administration on Russia were overdue. “While today’s action by the administration is overdue, it is an appropriate way … Continue reading

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Ukraine hit by 6,500 hack attacks, sees Russian ‘cyberwar’

By Natalia Zinets KIEV (Reuters) – Hackers have targeted Ukrainian state institutions about 6,500 times in the past two months, including incidents that showed Russian security services were waging a cyberwar against the country, President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday. … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Bangladesh police detail suspicions of inside help in central bank heist

By Krishna N. Das DHAKA (Reuters) – A top investigator into the electronic theft of $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank is turning his attention to some IT technicians from the bank whom he suspects hooked up its transactions … Continue reading

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Moscow says new U.S. sanctions would be attempt to hamper Russia-U.S. cooperation: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that if the United States imposed new sanctions on Russia over hacking allegations it would be an attempt to disrupt possible cooperation between the two countries, the RIA news agency reported. … Continue reading

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Asked about Russia sanctions, Trump says ‘we ought to get on with our lives’

By Richard Cowan PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) – U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday suggested that the United States and Russia lay to rest the controversy over Moscow's computer hacking of Democratic Party computers, saying, "We ought to get on … Continue reading

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Factbox: Toshiba’s dispute with CB&I over nuclear engineering unit

Toshiba Corp’s claim that it is owed $2.15 billion by Chicago Bridge & Iron Co NV (CB&I) hinges on how an independent auditor will calculate the net working capital of a U.S. nuclear power plant construction business that CB&I sold … Continue reading

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New York eases proposed cyber regulations after industry complaints

New York state's financial regulator on Wednesday issued a revised proposal for the nation's first cyber security rules for banks and insurers, loosening some security requirements and delaying implementation by two months to March 1. The rules from the New … Continue reading

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U.S. set to announce response to Russian election hacking: sources

By Dustin Volz and Joel Schectman WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration plans to announce on Thursday a series of retaliatory measures against Russia for hacking into U.S. political institutions and individuals and leaking information in an effort to help President-elect … Continue reading

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New York Times surpasses 100 million views on Facebook Live

By Tim Baysinger NEW YORK (Reuters) – Presidential politics and celebrity interviews helped The New York Times Co surpass 100 million views for its Facebook Live videos, the company said on Wednesday. Facebook launched its live-streaming platform in August of … Continue reading

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InterContinental investigates possible payment card breach

(Reuters) – InterContinental Hotels Group Plc said on Wednesday it is investigating claims of a possible payment card breach at some of its hotels in the United States. The hotel chain had hired a computer security firm to help with … Continue reading

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U.S. senator says Russia can expect sanctions after cyber attacks

RIGA/TALLINN (Reuters) – Russia and its president Vladimir Putin should expect tough sanctions after cyber attacks during the presidential election won by Donald Trump, U.S. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said on Wednesday. Earlier this month, Republican and Democratic senators including … Continue reading

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Russia promises retaliation in event of new U.S. sanctions

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia on Wednesday promised retaliation against Washington in the event of new economic sanctions. U.S. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said that Russia and President Vladimir Putin should expect tough sanctions after cyber attacks during the presidential election, … Continue reading

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