Trump warns Russia on Syria missile threat

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe US president has said "nothing's off the table" - so what options are on the table?US President Donald Trump has tweeted that Russia should "get ready" for missiles to be fired into Syria, in response to an alleged chemical attack at the weekend. Senior Russian figures…

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Facebook and Google ‘must be paid for’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jaron Lanier is a computer scientist and pioneer in the field of virtual reality An influential tech evangelist has called at the TED 2018 conference for an overhaul of Facebook and Google's business models. Jaron Lanier, who is often referred to as a "father of virtual reality", told the…

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German billionaire missing in Swiss Alps

Image copyright AFP Image caption Karl-Erivan Haub has been head of the Tengelmann retail empire since 2000 Rescue teams are searching for one of Germany's richest men, who has gone missing while skiing in the Swiss Alps. Karl-Erivan Haub, heir to the Tengelmann supermarket chain, did not return from an off-piste skiing expedition near the…

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Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day

Want to receive this post in your inbox every morning? Sign up here Actual war tensions supplant trade threat, Zuckerberg: day two, and Fed minutes due. Here are some of the things people in markets are talking about today. Tensions move Just as risks fade that a global trade war will break out, concerns rise over a possible U.S. strike…

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