Archive May 2014

Pirate Bay co-founder arrested in Sweden to serve copyright violation sentence

Published 31/05/2014

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - One of the founders of file-sharing website Pirate Bay has been arrested in southern Sweden to serve an outstanding sentence for copyright [more…]

Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler turns street musician in Helsinki

Published 31/05/2014

HELSINKI (Reuters) - American rock star Steven Tyler took over a street musician's self-made instrument consisting of water-filled wine bottles to play in the streets [more…]

Obama accepts veterans affairs chief resignation with ‘regret’

Obama accepts veterans affairs chief resignation with ‘regret’

Published 31/05/2014

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned on Friday after a political firestorm over widespread delays in veterans' medical care, leaving President [more…]

BlackRock’s Fink jolts ETF business with ‘blow up’ warning

Published 31/05/2014

(Reuters) - BlackRock Inc Chief Executive Larry Fink this week dropped a stink bomb on a small corner of the $2.5 trillion global market for [more…]

Obama’s counterterrorism doctrine: Let locals lead the fight

Obama’s counterterrorism doctrine: Let locals lead the fight

Published 31/05/2014

NEW YORK (Reuters) - In a foreign policy address this week, U.S. President Barack Obama gave his clearest outline yet of his counterterrorism strategy. Al [more…]

Online banking thefts hit Japan firms prompting compensation rethink

Published 31/05/2014

TOKYO (Reuters) - Hackers stole nearly $2 million from the online bank accounts of Japanese businesses in April, a surge in theft that has prompted [more…]

Alibaba among companies looking to invest in AppNexus: WSJ

Published 31/05/2014

(Reuters) - Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (IPO-ALIB.N ) is one of several companies that are in talks to invest for a stake [more…]

Brad Pitt’s Ukrainian attacker pleads no contest to battery

Published 31/05/2014

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Ukrainian prankster who struck actor Brad Pitt in the face at the Los Angeles premiere of the movie "Maleficent" was [more…]

U.S. bond market faces possible reckoning

Published 30/05/2014

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The rally in U.S. Treasury bonds surprised many, taking 10-year yields to their lowest levels in 11 months. Jobs data and [more…]

Mexico bars America Movil, Televisa from exclusive World Cup rights

Published 30/05/2014

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's telecommunications regulator on Friday barred America Movil and Televisa from buying exclusive rights to broadcast the final stages of the [more…]