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Facebook Inc (NasdaqGS: FB - news) and the political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica have been sued in the United States for obtaining information belonging to 50 million of the social media company's users without permission. The proposed class-action complaint filed late Tuesday night by Lauren Price, a Maryland resident, is the first of what could be many lawsuits seeking damages over Facebook's ability to protect user data, and Cambridge Analytica's exploitation of that data to benefit President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign. "Every Facebook user has an interest in this lawsuit, and the enforcement of their privacy rights," John Yanchunis, a lawyer for Price, said in a phone interview on Wednesday.
Executives from the world's largest trading houses and mining companies are discussing market trends at the FT Commodities Global Summit in Lausanne, Switzerland, this week. The following are Wednesday's ...
British Prime minister Theresa May on Wednesday backed an investigation into Cambridge Analytica, the consultancy at the heart of a storm over the use of Facebook data. "What we have seen in Cambridge ...
Britain intends to remain in Europe's emission trading system (ETS (Shenzhen: 002545.SZ - news) ) until at least the end of its third trading phase running from 2013-2020, Britain's energy minister said on Wednesday. The status of Britain's participation in the scheme following the country's exit from the European Union in March 2019 had been unclear until now. Energy and clean growth minister Claire Perry said it had yet to be formally agreed with European lawmakers but the government wanted to provide certainty for companies covered by the scheme until at least the end of phase three.
Kingfisher, Europe's second largest home improvement retailer, warned on Wednesday the outlook for the UK market was "more uncertain" after a recent dip in trading, adding to concerns of a deterioration across the country's retail sector. Kingfisher shares fell as much as 8.5 percent after it said its B&Q and Screwfix businesses in Britain experienced softer sales in the fourth quarter of its 2017-18 financial year.
Britain is investigating whether Facebook did enough to protect data after a whistleblower said a London-based political consultancy hired by Donald Trump improperly accessed information on 50 million Facebook users to sway public opinion. Facebook shares closed down nearly 7 percent on Monday, wiping nearly $40 billion off its market value as investors worried that damage to the reputation of the world's largest social media network would deter users and advertisers.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday she was pleased that the European Union and Britain had agreed on a Brexit transition deal but added that there were still many challenges to overcome in negotiating Britain's departure from the bloc.
Facebook (NasdaqGS: FB - news) has seen $37bn (£26bn) wiped off its value amid concerns over the harvesting of user data by a UK political consultancy. The stock fell by 7% on Monday amid claims about Cambridge Analytica, which are being investigated by the UK's Information Commissioner as well as European authorities. The Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, is seeking a warrant to access Cambridge Analytica's servers amid an investigation into its involvement in worldwide elections.
The deal on Brexit transition gives British businesses 20 months of valuable time and marks the victory of pragmatism over politics, the head of British business lobby CBI said on Tuesday. Carolyn Fairbairn, director-general of the Confederation of British Industry, said she was broadly pleased with the transition deal agreed between Britain and the European Union on Monday. This is the first time we have seen pragmatism being put ahead of politics," Fairbairn said.
Uber has suspended testing of its self-driving cars after one struck and killed a female cyclist in Phoenix. Investigators said the vehicle was in autonomous mode with an operator behind the wheel when the woman, 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg, was struck. In a statement on Twitter (Frankfurt: A1W6XZ - news) , Uber said: "Our hearts go out to the victim's family.
The UK's data regulator is seeking a warrant to access the servers of Cambridge Analytica amid an investigation into the firm's involvement in worldwide elections. Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham is pursuing evidence as part of her look at the company's use of data analytics for political purposes. The Prime Minister has called on the firm to "co-operate fully" with the Information Commissioner, with Downing Street describing allegations Cambridge Analytica harvested more than 50 million Facebook (NasdaqGS: FB - news) profiles in a data breach as "very concerning".
A "significant step" has been made in Brexit negotiations after a breakthrough deal was reached on the transition period. The UK secured a key concession from Brussels by winning the right to sign trade deals with non-EU countries. There is still no agreement on the EU's so-called 'punishment clause' that would restrict Britain's access to the single market during the transition.
Around £90m seized from dormant UK bank accounts will be used to tackle racial inequality among jobseekers. The fund will be announced by Prime Minister Theresa May later today as part of a drive to help young people from disadvantaged backgrounds into work. It is being funded by cash seized from UK bank accounts that have remained dormant for more than 15 years.
Switzerland's highest court has upheld the seizure of $1.85 million in Swiss bank accounts, part of a corruption probe linked to a former Mongolian finance minister who helped clear the way for a disputed Rio Tinto mining project, a ruling showed. The Swiss Office of the Attorney General (OAG) also confirmed it has an ongoing criminal investigation in which prosecutors contend one of the seized accounts was used to transfer $10 million to the ex-minister, Bayartsogt Sangajav.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will soon congratulate Russian President Vladimir Putin on an election victory that extends his rule for another six years, her spokesman said on Monday. "The chancellor ...
To nobody's surprise, Vladimir Putin romped home in the Russian election, with a partial result giving him 75.9 percent of a vote in which the main opposition leader was barred from running. None of this will have little impact on the outcome: Putin is here to stay for another six years and the West will have to deal with it.
Portugal's tourism boom has made the industry one of the biggest contributors to the national economy and the largest employer, with almost 1 million direct and indirect jobs, the head of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) said. Portugal has long been popular for its beaches, historic sites and golf courses, but tourism has broken records in the past few years after government and businesses looked to the sector as an engine of growth after the 2011-14 debt crisis. Gloria Guevara, the president of the WTTC, told Reuters Portugal was already in the top five most-visited countries in Europe, and now "they should make sure that they continue as one of the top five".
The dollar fell further against the Japanese yen on Friday on reports of more turmoil in the Trump administration, while other markets were quiet as investors remained cautious. Concerns that U.S. trade tariffs could hurt the global economy and personnel departures at the heart of the U.S. administration have rattled markets in recent days, pushing the dollar on to the back foot and leaving the yen as the main beneficiary. Commerzbank (Xetra: CBK100 - news) said the yen was also boosted by domestic factors, particularly confusion about when and how the Bank of Japan could start to ease record levels of monetary stimulus as it tries to lift inflation.
Almost a million stay-at-home mums in England want to work but cannot because of a lack of suitable childcare. A new report from Save (LSE: 0O98.L - news) the Children says around half of all out-of-work mums (870,000) would return into the workplace if they could arrange convenient, reliable and affordable childcare places. Based on government figures, it found childcare issues cost mothers of under fives a total of £3.4m a day in lost earnings.
The UK's ability to lead space missions in future is in jeopardy because of Brexit, leading space scientists have told peers. At present the UK is a European leader in space science research and development, the scientists said. Professor John Zarnecki, president of the Royal Astronomical Society and emeritus professor of space science at the Open University, said: "In the UK, we have been incredibly successful in exploiting these opportunities - whether it's landing on a comet, as in Rosetta... there are many examples of great success.
Individuals and businesses were tricked out of transferring a total of £236m to fraudsters last year, according to industry figures. The report from UK Finance found that 74% of the money was unable to be returned to victims. Unlike fraud involving other types of payment method such as credit or debit cards, those caught up in scams where they agree to make transfers have no legal right to be reimbursed by their banks.
Edward Trainer was 17 when he got caught with "quite a bit of weed" and charged with possession with intent to supply. A different kind of grass keeps the 18-year-old occupied these days: with three other young offenders he mows lawns for the people of Liverpool. Trainer, whose name has been changed to protect his identity, works for the Skill Mill, a social enterprise that provides environmental services for Liverpool city council in northwest England.
Sky News has established the Government has been signing a series of secret agreements with companies and industry groups over highly controversial outcomes of the Brexit process for Britain's trade border. The attempt to enforce silence about outside discussions on the changes urgently required to the border after Brexit has raised eyebrows across industry. A series of non-disclosure agreements have been forced into the process of consultation with the logistics companies that actually operate the UK border, with one industry source calculating that "many dozens" have been signed.
* U.S. believes Russia responsible -U.S. envoy to U.N. LONDON, March 14 (Reuters) - Britain is to kick out 23 Russian diplomats, the biggest such expulsion since the Cold War, over a chemical attack on a former Russian double agent in England that Prime Minister Theresa May blamed on Moscow, an assessment backed by the United States. May pointed the finger firmly at Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday as she outlined retaliatory measures in parliament.
Britain has made the seriousness of the attempted murder of a former spy with nerve agent clear to U.S. officials, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday, and will work with whoever is in the administration to take a tough line on Russia. May has laid culpability for the attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter with Russia, though Russia denies involvement.