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Down to Business: Drought-hit Kenyan Women Trade Their Way Out of Poverty

Down to Business: Drought-hit Kenyan Women Trade Their Way Out of Poverty

Widow Ahatho Turuga lost 20 of her goats to drought early last year, but the shopkeeper is planning to reinvest...

Turkey Business Lobby Calls for end to Emergency Rule

Turkey Business Lobby Calls for end to Emergency Rule

Turkey’s main business lobby on Thursday called on the government to end the state of emergency as parliament extended it...

Researchers: Hacking Campaign Linked to Lebanese Spy Agency

Researchers: Hacking Campaign Linked to Lebanese Spy Agency

A major hacking operation tied to Lebanon’s main intelligence agency has been exposed after careless spies left hundreds of gigabytes...

Nigeria Moves Closer to Turning Long-awaited Oil Bill Into Law

Nigeria Moves Closer to Turning Long-awaited Oil Bill Into Law

Nigeria moved closer to turning the first part of a long-awaited oil industry bill into law after the lower house...

Tap and Donate: Paris Church to Take Contactless Cards

Tap and Donate: Paris Church to Take Contactless Cards

The Catholic church is going digital in Paris.   The city’s diocese will introduce a system allowing contactless card payments...

China’s Economy Posts First Annual Increase Since 2010

China’s Economy Posts First Annual Increase Since 2010

China’s economy surged in 2017, posting a 6.9 percent increase from the year before — its first annual increase in seven...

Underwater Robots Monitor Changes Under Antarctic Ice Sheet

Underwater Robots Monitor Changes Under Antarctic Ice Sheet

While the calving of cliff-sized chunks of ice off the polar glaciers is a very visible effect of climate change,...

Dow Closes Above 26,000, Just 8 Sessions After Earlier Milestone

Dow Closes Above 26,000, Just 8 Sessions After Earlier Milestone

Wall Street roared upward Wednesday, with investor enthusiasm sending all three major stock indices to record finishes, and the Dow to...

Facebook Widens Probe Into Alleged Russian Meddling in Brexit

Facebook Widens Probe Into Alleged Russian Meddling in Brexit

Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it would conduct a new, comprehensive search of its records for possible propaganda that Russian...

US Financial Crime Fighters Eye Overseas Virtual Currency Platforms

US Financial Crime Fighters Eye Overseas Virtual Currency Platforms

Financial crime fighters at the U.S. Treasury are “aggressively” pursuing virtual currency platforms that lack strong internal safeguards against money...

Apple to Build 2nd Campus, Hire 20,000 in $350B Pledge

Apple to Build 2nd Campus, Hire 20,000 in $350B Pledge

Apple is planning to build another corporate campus and hire 20,000 workers during the next five years as part of...

Twitter May Notify Users Exposed to Russian Propaganda During 2016 Election

Twitter May Notify Users Exposed to Russian Propaganda During 2016 Election

Twitter may notify users whether they were exposed to content generated by a suspected Russian propaganda service, a company executive...