Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Robots could force 800 million people out of a job, finds study

As many as 800 million people could be forced out of employment by 2030 due to the rise of robots in the workplace,...

Left-Greens’ Katrin Jakobsdottir becomes Iceland’s new prime minister at head of coalition government

Iceland’s Left-Green party is leading a new coalition government from across the political spectrum after weeks of coalition negotiations bore fruit this week. Katrin...

Bitcoin value crashes more than $2,000 amid rollercoaster day of trading

Bitcoin fell as low as $9,000 after losing more than a fifth of its value having hit an all-time high of $11,395 on Wednesday. The...

Swedish man convicted over ‘online rape’ of teens groomed into performing webcam sex acts

A 41-year-old Swedish man was convicted of rape and sentenced to 10 years in prison on Thursday for coercing young teenagers in Canada,...

Tesla turns on world’s biggest lithium ion battery in Australia to boost power grid

Tesla switched on the world’s biggest lithium ion battery on Friday in time to feed Australia’s shaky power grid for the first day...

RBS to shut more than 250 branches and cut almost 700 jobs

RBS has announced plans to close 259 branches, cutting 680 jobs, in response to customers migrating towards online and mobile services. In total, 62...

Man sues Pennsylvania theme park after contracting eye-eating parasite from ‘Raging Rapids’ ride

A man in Pennsylvania says he contracted an eye-eating parasite from an amusement park water ride, and he is suing the park for...

Theresa May says tackling the far right as crucial as beating Islamist terror amid...

The Prime Minister has said tackling the far right is as important as dealing with Islamist terrorism amid a deepening diplomatic crisis sparked by...

Bitcoin: Coinbase cryptocurrency broker loses bid to stop US tax probe

Coinbase lost a bid to block an Internal Revenue Service investigation into whether some of the company’s customers haven’t reported their cryptocurrency gains. US...

Japan urged to scrap law forcing transgender people to be sterilised before they can...

The Japanese Government is being urged to end a rule requiring transgender people to undergo sterilisation to legally change gender. People who seek to...

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