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Women grapple with Silicon Valley’s bro culture

Abuse towards women is rife in Silicon Valley’s macho culture. Meanwhile just 7 per cent of cash goes directly towards women-led startups based in the main US IT hub. So, why aren’t women a larger...

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Trump orders review of visa program for highly skilled workers

The US president has signed an executive order, which instructs several departments to propose new guidelines for tightening immigration. The government approves 85,000 of these visas every year. President Trump has moved towards his first...

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Frequency sale set to reshape US mobile phone market

The pressure is on for US cell service providers to grab a slice of a rare new spectrum going up for bids. With lots of ground to cover, T-Mobile has its wallet wide open. But...

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Barack Obama goes to Hanover: How they made it happen

The world’s largest industrial technology trade fair is hosting the United States as its partner country. And President Barack Obama has even made a personal appearance in Hanover. So how did organizers make that happen?...

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Opinion: Up with the oil price!

Since mid-January, crude oil prices on the international market have increased markedly. Just three weeks ago, a barrel of the benchmark North Sea Brent oil was going for less than $29. Now the price has...

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Time for a change

Spain woke up to the surprise of King Juan Carlos abdication recently, after his almost 40 years in power and a number of corruption scandals over the last few years. His son Felipe seems to...

Cevian buys ThyssenKrupp stake, fuels spin-off speculation

Activist investor Cevian has raised its stake in struggling ThyssenKrupp, claiming the German steelmaker is undervalued. However, it’s unclear if the Anglo-Swedish firm will not eventually seek to split up ThyssenKrupp. Cevian has raised its...

US government sues to prevent merger of AA and US Airways

The US government has challenged the merger of American Airlines and US Airways, saying it would cause “substantial harm” to consumers. The carriers could launch their own legal challenge or agree to concessions. On Tuesday,...

Japan joins EU in WTO complaint over Russia’s car levy

Japan has filed a trade complaint against new WTO member Russia over a fee the latter levies on car imports. Critics allege the tax is illegal, as the fee meant to cover recycling costs did...

G20 to chart road to recovery as growth fears mount

G20 finance ministers and central bankers are meeting in Moscow to tackle emerging threats to growth. Their agenda includes the jobs crisis in Europe, currency fears in emerging nations and corporate tax avoidance. The two-day...

Colliding satellites create wasteland in space

Old satellites and pieces of shuttles are floating in the space around Earth. Is space debris dangerous? What can we do about it? Experts are discussing solutions at a conference in Germany. At the 6th...