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German airline Hahn Air issues first blockchain-based tickets

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – German airline Hahn Air, which offers scheduled and charter flights within Europe, announced on Monday it has issued the first airline tickets enabled by blockchain technology, in partnership with Winding Tree, an open-source travel distribution platform. Blockchain, which first emerged as the system powering bitcoin, is a shared database maintained by Read More

MTN deal with Cell C knocks shares in South Africa’s Telkom

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s MTN Group (MTNJ.J) has signed an expanded roaming agreement with the country’s third-biggest carrier Cell C, pushing shares in its owner up while dragging those of rival Telkom (TKGJ.J) down. FILE PHOTO: A shopper walks past an MTN shop at a mall in Johannesburg, South Africa, March 2, 2017. REUTERS/Siphiwe Read More

Pegasus returns? WhatsApp users on alert after Facebook warned of ANOTHER vulnerability exploited by hackers

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Mark Zuckerberg’s company issued an alert over hackers gaining access to mobile devices via fake WhatsApp calls several months after Pegasus spyware scandal rocked India, leading to a lawsuit against Israeli surveillance firm. Facebook, which owns WhatsApp messenger, warned several days ago about a system vulnerability that allows hackers to send “a specially crafted MP4 Read More

Russia’s massive bridge construction project aims to end isolation of remote Siberian region

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Russia plans to build a $1.3 billion bridge across the Lena River to develop transport links in the hard-to-reach Yakutia region. The project, set to be finished in 2025, has been approved by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Russian leader ordered the government to consider the project, Kommersant outlet reported, citing the president’s response to Read More

Mary Anne Marsh: Impeachment tops Trump’s awful week – here’s how it will just get worse

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In the 147 weeks that Donald Trump has been in office, last week was the worst. But, this week will be even worse … much worse. Last week a parade of officials and former officials testified, under oath, in the impeachment hearings, about what House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is now calling a bribe offered to Ukraine’s Read More

International Petroleum Corporation Announces Results of Share Repurchase Program

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TORONTO, Nov. 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — International Petroleum Corporation (IPC or the Corporation) (TSX, Nasdaq Stockholm: IPCO) is pleased to announce that IPC repurchased a total of 564,000 IPC common shares (ISIN: CA46016U1084) during the week of November 11 to 15, 2019 under the previously announced share repurchase program. The share repurchase program, announced Read More

Iran’s Ayatollah warns ‘thugs’ as protests escalate over increase gas prices

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Iran’s supreme leader on Sunday, commenting on widespread protests over the government’s decision to increase gasoline prices by 50 percent, denounced protesters who have attacked public property as “thugs.” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s comments were carried live on state television. He said, “some lost their lives and some places were destroyed.” He specifically targeted those aligned with the Read More

Exclusive: Interpol plans to condemn encryption spread, citing predators, sources say

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The international police organization Interpol plans to condemn the spread of strong encryption in a statement Monday saying it protects child sex predators, three people briefed on the matter told Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A man passes an Interpol logo during the handing over ceremony of the new premises for Interpol’s Global Read More

HP says open to exploring bid for Xerox

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(Reuters) – HP Inc said on Sunday it was open to exploring a bid for U.S. printer maker Xerox Corp after rebuffing a $33.5 billion cash-and-stock acquisition offer from the latter as “significantly” undervaluing the personal computer maker. The company logo for Xerox is displayed on a screen on the floor of the New York Read More

Victoria’s Secret Angels on their way out, insiders say

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Last week, four Victoria’s Secret Angels — Josephine Skriver, Elsa Hosk, Jasmine Tookes and Romee Strijd — posed together on a Los Angeles red carpet to celebrate their most recent campaign. But it had nothing to do with the lingerie giant that gave them their wings. This event was for the holiday collection from Boohoo, Read More