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Encryption row spotlights fears on security, privacy
Encryption row spotlights fears on security, privacy

Has encryption technology given the bad guys a way to operate in the dark? Or has the new tech age gifted law enforcement with unprecedented surveillance powers?

Encryption row spotlights fears on security, privacy
Technology drive sees 'connected car' link-ups in China
Technology drive sees 'connected car' link-ups in China

China has the youngest premium car buyers in the world, and their tech-savvy demand for connected cars is driving international automakers.

Technology drive sees 'connected car' link-ups in China
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Comcast in talks to acquire Dreamworks for $3 bn

US cable operator Comcast is in talks to acquire Shrek and Kung Fu Panda studio DreamWorks Animation for more than $3 billion.

Comcast in talks to acquire Dreamworks for $3 bn
Korean dog meat farmers seek fresh start
Korean dog meat farmers seek fresh start

'It's a dying business,' Gong In-Young said as he watched US activists clear out the cages of his South Korean dog meat farm.

Korean dog meat farmers seek fresh start
First shipment of US natural gas to EU arrives
First shipment of US natural gas to EU arrives

In a move which could lead to continental price wars and reduce Russian market domination, the first shipment of US natural gas to the European Union arrived.

First shipment of US natural gas to EU arrives
Britain would be less well off after Brexit: OECD
Britain would be less well off after Brexit: OECD

Britons would be less well off if they voted to leave the European Union than if they stayed, the head of the OECD said on Wednesday.

Britain would be less well off after Brexit: OECD
Obama seeks Gulf help against IS despite strains
Obama seeks Gulf help against IS despite strains

US President Barack Obama met Gulf leaders in Saudi Arabia to push for increased efforts against the Islamic State group.

Obama seeks Gulf help against IS despite strains
Drone crosses path of Aer Lingus plane over France
Drone crosses path of Aer Lingus plane over France

A drone flying at more than 2,000 metres altitude came close to an Aer Lingus plane as it approached Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport.

Drone crosses path of Aer Lingus plane over France
Saudi to take $10 billion foreign loan
Saudi to take $10 billion foreign loan

Saudi Arabia will take a $10 billion loan from foreign banks to help close the gap in its state finances from collapsed oil revenues.

Saudi to take $10 billion foreign loan
American tech giants under EU cosh
American tech giants under EU cosh

US technology giants Google, Amazon, Apple, Intel and Microsoft have all come under the often costly scrutiny of European Union.

American tech giants under EU cosh
Argentina returns to credit markets after 15 years
Argentina returns to credit markets after 15 years

Argentina returned to international financial markets , receiving offers for its sovereign bonds ahead of its first debt sale in 15 years.

Argentina returns to credit markets after 15 years
First signs of coral bleaching in Sydney Harbour: scientists
First signs of coral bleaching in Sydney Harbour: scientists

Coral bleaching has been detected in Sydney Harbour. The damaging phenomenon is blamed on warming sea-surface temperatures.

First signs of coral bleaching in Sydney Harbour: scientists
Oil plummets on Doha failure
Oil plummets on Doha failure

Oil plunged Monday a day after top producers failed to reach a deal in Doha to cap output.

Oil plummets on Doha failure
ExxonMobil, Rockefellers face off in climate battle
ExxonMobil, Rockefellers face off in climate battle

US energy giant ExxonMobil is facing an onslaught from environmentalists and some shareholders including the Rockefeller Family Fund.

ExxonMobil, Rockefellers face off in climate battle
China sets death penalty threshold in graft cases
China sets death penalty threshold in graft cases

Corruption cases involving three million yuan ($463,000) or more may incur the death penalty in future.

China sets death penalty threshold in graft cases
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Kazakhstan’s National Bank invests heavily into gold

Kazakhstan’s National Bank has been steadily increasing its gold reserves over the past few years.

Kazakhstan’s National Bank invests heavily into gold
Kyrgyz Parliament. Photo courtesy of platforma.kg
Kyrgyz parliament confirms new PM, government

Kyrgyzstan's parliament unanimously endorsed a new government led by the country's sixth prime minister.

Kyrgyz parliament confirms new PM, government
Russian coastal city of Kaliningrad. ©Reuters
Lithuanian sentenced to 13 years for 'spying on Moscow'

A Lithuanian national has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for spying on Moscow.

Lithuanian sentenced to 13 years for 'spying on Moscow'
Rich nations probe Panama Papers tax revelations
Rich nations probe Panama Papers tax revelations

Tax authorities from the world's richest nations on Wednesday probed a mass of murky offshore dealings revealed in the huge Panama Papers data leak, just hours after police raided the law firm at the centre of the scandal.

Rich nations probe Panama Papers tax revelations
Researchers at the Cloning & Genetic Engineering section of the Beijing Genomics Institute. ©Reuters/Bobby Yip
Human genetic research with Chinese characteristics

Researchers from Guangzhou Medical University used a gene-editing technique CRISPR to artificially induce a mutation in human cells.

Human genetic research with Chinese characteristics