Uber used covert ‘undercover agents’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The letter emerged during Uber's legal battle with Waymo Uber set up a covert unit tasked with stealing competitors' secrets and engaging in undercover surveillance, a letter published by a US court on Friday has alleged. It is critical evidence in Uber's legal battle with Waymo, the self-driving car company…

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Weinstein ‘derailed my career’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Peter Jackson said he was "fed false information" about "talented women" Actress Mira Sorvino said she is "heartsick" after learning she may have lost out on major roles because of Harvey Weinstein. Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson said both Sorvino and Ashley Judd were "blacklisted" following conversations…

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Trump tells FBI: ‘I have your back 100%’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrump speaks at FBI Academy graduationUS President Donald Trump has said he supports the FBI "100%", less than an hour after criticising the agency. During a speech at the FBI National Academy's graduation in Virginia, Mr Trump heaped praise on the agency, saying it was full of…

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Australians vote in key by-election

Image copyright AFP/GETTY Image caption John Alexander faces a strong challenge from former New South Wales premier Kristina Keneally Australians in a suburb of Sydney are voting in a by-election that could cost the governing conservative coalition its slim majority in parliament. The poll was called after Bennelong MP John Alexander stepped down in the…

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Romania bids farewell to former king

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Prince Charles (first from left) was among he royal mourners A state funeral is under way in Romania for its former monarch, King Michael, who died aged 96 on 5 December. More than 20,000 Romanians queued in the capital Bucharest to pay their respects to his body, lying in state.…

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