Wednesday, March 21, 2018


A train arrives at the French state-owned railway company SNCF station in Bordeaux

A Thatcher Moment? France’s Macron Squares Off with Rail Unions

By Brian Love PARIS (Reuters) The last time a French president squared off against rail unions over workers' benefits it ended badly. The strikes of...
The WhatsApp app logo is seen on a smartphone in this illustration

UK Privacy Watchdog Ends WhatsApp Probe after Compliance Pledge

By Douglas Busvine (Reuters)  Britain's privacy watchdog said it had dropped an investigation into WhatsApp after the messaging service signed an undertaking not to share the...
The Google logo is seen at the "Station F" start up campus in Paris

France to Sue Google, Apple over Developer Contracts: Minister

PARIS (Reuters) France said on Wednesday it will take Google and Apple to court and seek fines of 2 million euros ($2.5 million) over...
Embassy staff react as colleagues and children board buses outside Russia's Embassy in London

Expelled Russian Diplomats Leave Britain in Nerve Agent Crisis

By Guy Faulconbridge and Andrew Osborn LONDON/MOSCOW (Reuters) Twenty three expelled Russian diplomats and their families left the embassy in London and headed back to Moscow...
People attend the opening ceremony of world's first public Bitcoin monument, placed at a roundabout connecting two roads at the city centre in Kranj

Slovenia Claims World’s First Blockchain Monument

KRANJ, Slovenia (Reuters)  The first monument to the blockchain technology that underpins cryptocurrencies took center stage on Tuesday on a roundabout in Slovenia, authorities in...
Rajeev Suri, Nokia's President and Chief Executive Officer, speaks during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

Finland Boosts Influence on Nokia with $1 Billion Investment

By Jussi Rosendahl HELSINKI (Reuters) Finland's state investment arm has spent about 844 million euros ($1.04 billion) on building a 3.3 percent stake in Nokia, strengthening...