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Intel Corp (INTC.O) is debating a possible offer to buy SiFive Inc, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters, a company closely associated with open-source technology that is challenging the rise of Intel’s rival, Arm Ltd. SiFive, a San Mateo, California-based startup, employs several of the creators of RISC-V, an open-source chip technology that …

A woman walks a dog past Drax power station during the sunset in Drax, North Yorkshire, Britain, November 27, 2020. REUTERS/Lee Smith Drax Group (DRX.L) has signed a long-term deal for carbon capture technology with Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) (7011.T), paving the way for negative emissions from its UK plant by 2030, the firms …

Visitors check their phones behind the screens advertising facial recognition software during Global Mobile Internet Conference at the National Convention in Beijing, China April 27, 2018. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj A group of 50 investors managing more than $4.5 trillion in assets is calling on companies involved in the development and use of facial recognition technology, such …

Talks aimed at reviving Iran’s nuclear pact with global powers were expected on Wednesday to adjourn for a week, diplomats said, with the remaining parties to the deal due to meet in the evening to sign off on the move. The adjournment to June 10 would leave only eight days to reach agreement before Iran’s …

Medical workers in protective suits stand outside a quarantined building amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Hanoi, Vietnam, January 29, 2021. REUTERS/Thanh Hue Authorities in Vietnam have detected a new coronavirus variant that is a combination of the Indian and UK COVID-19 variants and spreads quickly by air, the health minister said on Saturday. …

Britain’s Health Secretary Matt Hancock walks on Downing Street, in London, Britain May 20, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls Britain’s health minister Matt Hancock should have been fired for lying in government meetings on COVID-19, Prime Minster Boris Johnson’s former top adviser Dominic Cummings said on Wednesday. “I think that the Secretary of State for Health (Hancock), …

A nurse works at the injection area during a vaccination session for healthcare workers following the recent rise in coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections, at Far Eastern Memorial Hospital in New Taipei City, Taiwan May 20, 2021. REUTERS/Ann Wang Taiwan’s health minister said on Friday he had spoken to his U.S. counterpart to ask for help …

Artisanal miners work at Tilwizembe, a former industrial copper-cobalt mine, outside of Kolwezi, capital city of Lualaba Province in the south of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, June 11, 2016. REUTERS/Kenny Katombe/File Photo Mining and trading company Glencore (GLEN.L) and other miners are joining forces with battery material supplier Umicore (UMI.BR) to make the …

Ryanair (RYA.I) reported a record annual loss on Monday and said it would at best break even in the coming year as it navigates huge uncertainty around the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions and how much travel-starved passengers will pay for summer flights. Europe’s largest discount airline said the pandemic had made the 12 months to …

His former chief adviser, Dominic Cummings, said recently that the Prime Minister’s plan to “have donors secretly pay for the renovation were unethical, foolish, possibly illegal and almost certainly broke the rules on proper disclosure of political donations.” Government officials are concerned that Cummings, who left government in November amid a public power struggle, is …