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WASHINGTON Technology giant Apple Monday revealed that over the last six months it had received between 4,000 to 5,000 requests for customer data from U.S. law enforcement authorities relating to criminal investigations and national security matters. The disclosure comes on the heels of similar statements and data from the Microsoft and Facebook Inc last week after reaching a deal about ...
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Global automobile major Ford Motor Company considers India as a major market for it to grow as well as ship out more cars to other markets even as it is bringing down production in line with the demand in Europe, said a top company official. Betting big on the 'B' or compact car platform/chassis, the company also hopes to generate higher sales volume from the Asia Pacific region in few years ...
HARTFORD, Conn. -- The National Transportation Safety Board has issued an urgent safety recommendation after a railroad track foreman was struck and killed by a passenger train last month in Connecticut. The agency Monday urged the Metro-North Railroad to provide backup protection for track maintenance crews that now depend on train dispatchers. Foreman Robert Luden was killed May 28 in West ...
"It's a new world" out there in terms of digital identity and security, Microsoft said Monday. And, this world is far more dangerous than it used to be. In order to mitigate e-mail infiltration by hackers and wrongdoers, Microsoft has announced that it's tossing linked accounts for ...
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's house prices rose at the fastest pace this year in May from a year earlier, though the pace of gains eased from the previous month, highlighting the dilemma facing the central bank as it balances the need to support the economy against holding down housing ...
British Prime Minister David Cameron (L) welcomes Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for the first plenary session of the G8 Summit at Lough Erne in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland June 17, ...
They Said It
Our nuclear programmes are completely transparent. But we are ready to show greater transparency and make clear for the whole world that the steps of the Islamic Republic of Iran are completely within international frameworks. The sanctions are unfair, the Iranian people are suffering, and our (nuclear) activities are legal. These sanctions are illegal and only benefit Israel.
Iran's president-elect was speaking after his historic election victory.
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In a daring act of fraud that has the potential of jeopardising his re-election in the June 26 presidential polls, Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj and his close associates ingeniously duped a South Korean investor into buying a license for a gold mine that, after due diligence, was discovered to have no gold value at all.
This deception was carried out in mid-2012, but the Mongolian Government was able to use its influence to keep it under the wraps until now.
Mongolia's economy is growing rapidly as a result of a mining boom.
Leading investors describe Mongolia as the "Kuwait of Central Asia", but rampant corruption, political infighting and a still-incipient judicial system could hold its development and progress back.
The country has vast and largely untapped mineral deposits of copper, gold and coal, but until recently, has remained largely on the breadline.
With several big mining projects on the horizon, there is scope for an economic boom through foreign investment. Such a scenario also paves the way for opportunists to exploit for personal and political gain.
According to reports, a South Korean investor was approached by President Elbegdorj's men, who offered their support and services on behalf of the government. ...
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