‘I am barely alive’: war reporter’s Angola memoir made into animated film

Another Day of Life also uses documentary to translate the horror and poetry of Ryszard Kapuciskis book In November 1975, fight for independence that would become one of the many proxy battlefields of the war was intensifying and, after three months spent on dangerous roads and in a capital city…

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Europe is drawing fresh battle lines around the ethics of big data

It’s been just over four months since Europe’s tough new privacy framework came into force. You might believe that little of substance has changed for big tech’s data-hungry smooth operators since then — beyond firing out a wave of privacy policy update spam, and putting up a fresh cluster of…

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Europe’s New Copyright Law Could Change the Web Worldwide

The European Parliament passed sweeping copyright legislation Wednesday that, much like its privacy regulations, could have impact far beyond Europe. Critics argue that the most controversial part of the proposal will effectively force all but the smallest website operators to adopt "upload filters" similar to those used by YouTube, and…

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Putin is responsible for novichok poisoning, says UK minister

Ben Wallace says Russian president has ultimate power over military intelligence actions The security minister Ben Wallace has said that the Russian president Vladimir Putin is ultimately responsible for the deadly Salisbury nerve agent attack as a result of his firm grip on the Russian state. His remarks are the…

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Apples Shazam acquisition cleared by EU regulators

European regulators have given the green light to Apple’s December 2017 acquisition of music and image recognition discovery firm Shazam. Apple Music is the second largest music streaming service in Europe, after Spotify . While Shazam offers what has been described as “a leading music recognition app” in the region…

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Spanish anti-Uber taxi strike ends after government agrees new regulation

A national six-day taxi driver strike in Spain has ended after the government agreed to pass regulation that will allow the country’s autonomous communities to cap the number of private hire vehicle permits within their cities. The VTC licenses are used by Uber and local ride-hailing rival Cabify to offer professional…

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Why Diesel Cars Are Spoiling Your Summer

Europeans aren’t just sweating through the long, hot summer. City dwellers may be coughing and wheezing more, too. Diesel vehicles, which still command nearly half the market for new cars, are left with barely any pollution controls when temperatures soar above 35 degrees Celsius (95 Fahrenheit), according to France’s Petroleum…

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Trump beholden to Putin? Summit does nothing to dispel impression

The US president fails to stand up for national interests during bewildering press conference Vladimir Putin will go down in history as one of the most astonishing ever. The US president took Putins side over that of his own intelligence community, and refused to acknowledge that Hillary Clinton when she…

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EU Banker Exodus Hits London Home Prices, BOE’s McCafferty Says

An outflow of European bankers from London is damping prices and rents in the capital’s housing market, Bank of England policy maker Ian McCafferty said on Tuesday. “We have seen an exodus of people — such that certain properties in London are now finding it harder and the prices in…

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