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Exclusive: U.S. ties ex-Panamanian president to SAP software bribery scheme

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  • Dec 30, 2015
WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY A U.S. federal judge identified the former president of Panama, Ricardo Martinelli, as one of several alleged co-conspirators in a bribery scheme that helped SAP to sell millions of dollars in software to Panama, according to a d...
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Green car technologies collide in Los Angeles

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  • Sep 14, 2015
LOS ANGELES Asian automakers are opening up a new front in the contest to define the future of cars in California, fielding a flock of cars powered by hydrogen in a bid to woo green car buyers from Tesla Motors Inc, the battery electric vehicle leader....
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Transgenic mosquito ready to join Brazil's war on Zika virus

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  • Jan 20, 2016
BRASILIA A genetically modified mosquito has helped reduce the proliferation of mosquitoes spreading Zika and other dangerous viruses in Brazil, its developers said on Tuesday.The self-limiting strain of the Aedes aegypti mosquito was developed by Oxit...
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Melting glaciers blamed for subtle slowing of Earth's rotation

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  • Dec 12, 2015
WASHINGTON The melting of glaciers caused by the world's rising temperatures appears to be causing a slight slowing of the Earth's rotation in another illustration of the far-reaching impact of global climate change, scientists said on Friday.The drivi...
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Brazil court lifts suspension of Facebook's WhatsApp service

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  • Dec 17, 2015
RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO A Brazilian judge on Thursday ordered the lifting of a 48-hour suspension of the services in Brazil of Facebook Inc's WhatsApp phone-messaging application, overturning an order from a lower court.The ban, which went into effect...
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Brazil judge overturns 72-hour suspension of WhatsApp

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  • May 03, 2016
SAO PAULO A Brazilian judge on Tuesday overturned a suspension of Facebook Inc's (FB.O) WhatsApp messaging application that affected some 100 million users, after many people voiced frustration at the second such freeze in five months in the South Amer...
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Italian consortium set to win giant Chile telescope contract

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  • Feb 05, 2016
SANTIAGO An Italian consortium, including construction company Astaldi Spa, is close to securing a contract to build the world's largest telescope in the Chilean desert, project owner the European Southern Observatory (ESO) said on Thursday.The ESO sai...
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Old red dye shows promise as new cancer foe

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  • Feb 27, 2016
NEW YORK Modern cancer drugs supercharge immune systems, target specific gene mutations and pack modified viruses into vaccines. Amid the increasing sophistication, one investigational treatment stands out for its simplicity.Rose Bengal, a cheap indust...
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Scientists bid comet lander Philae farewell after radio silence

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  • Feb 14, 2016
FRANKFURT European scientists have given up hope of restoring contact with space probe Philae, which successfully landed on a comet in a pinpoint operation only to lose power because its solar-driven batteries were in the shade. The German Aerospace C...
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Cisco to pay $1.4 billion for Internet of Things firm Jasper

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  • Feb 04, 2016
Cisco Systems Inc said on Wednesday it was buying Jasper Technologies Inc, a startup that connects devices like cars and medical devices to the Internet, for $1.4 billion in cash and equity awards, its largest acquisition since 2013.Legacy technology c...
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