Colombia detains Cuban accused of planning attack on U.S. citizens

(Reuters) – A Colombian judge on Thursday ordered the detention of a Cuban man who police suspect has links with Islamic militants and who was allegedly planning a bomb attack on a Bogota restaurant frequented by U.S. diplomats. The judge’s ruling came a day after Colombian police arrested Raul Gutierrez Sanchez, 45, whose mobile phone allegedly contained text messages with ...

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Bad blood: The rise and fall of Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Elizabeth Holmes – not a second Steve Jobs Elizabeth Holmes, aged 19, came up with an idea that she believed could change the world. There was just one problem: it didn’t work. However, that didn’t stop her creating a multi-billion dollar company, Theranos, on the back of it. On Wednesday the illusion finally shattered ...

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Wells Fargo CEO defends pay; calls Senator Warren’s criticism ‘inappropriate’

DETROIT (Reuters) – Wells Fargo & Co (WFC.N) Chief Executive Tim Sloan on Thursday defended a 35 percent gain in his latest compensation package, while describing comments last year by Democratic U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, who had called for his ouster, as “inappropriate.” FILE PHOTO – Wells Fargo & Company CEO and President Tim Sloan testifies before the Senate Banking ...

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North Korean foreign minister visits Sweden amid summit speculation

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – North Korea’s foreign minister landed in Sweden on Thursday for talks, prompting speculation that the two-day trip could lay the groundwork for a possible meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho and his delegation arrive to the Swedish Foreign Ministry in central Stockholm, Sweden, ...

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Changing environment influenced human evolution

Image copyright Human Origins Program, Smithsonian Image caption Olorgesailie Basin: the dig site spans an area of 65 square kilometres Humans may have developed advanced social behaviours and trade 100,000 years earlier than previously thought. This is according to a series of papers published today in Science. The results come from an archaeological site in Kenya’s rift valley. “Over one ...

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U.S. judge says AT&T-Time Warner merger trial may last 8 weeks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. District Judge Richard Leon said on Thursday a trial to decide if AT&T’s (T.N) $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc (TWX.N) is legal under U.S. antitrust law may last six to eight weeks, significantly longer than previously forecast. FILE PHOTO – An AT&T logo is pictured in Pasadena, California, U.S., January 24, 2018. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni ...

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FATF delegation to visit Pakistan soon: sources | Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: A delegation of the global money-laundering watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) will visit Pakistan soon, sources informed on Thursday. According to sources, the task force wrote a letter to the government of Pakistan, requesting cooperation with the visiting delegation. Earlier, the task force had mentioned sanctions on two institutions, although this time it has not mentioned any institution, ...

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French rail strike call sets stage for showdown with Macron

PARIS (Reuters) – French rail unions on Thursday called a wave of strikes, setting up a confrontation with President Emmanuel Macron as he tries to push through an overhaul of the state-run rail operator. Eric Meyer, representative of the SUD Rail union, arrives to attend an inter-union meeting of the French state-owned railway company SNCF to decide on a possible ...

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