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Russia Hacked Ukrainian Company Linked To Trump Impeachment, Security Firm Says

By Bill Chappell
Russian hackers successfully infiltrated emails of employees at Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian energy company, according to a U.S. security firm. Here, a building is seen in Kyiv that holds the offices of a Burisma subsidiary.

Days after the House formalized its impeachment inquiry into President Trump, Russian hackers reportedly started working to gain access to Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holding's email accounts.

(Image credit: Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters)

  • January 14th 2020 at 15:56

The Past Year, And Decade, In Music Listening: Video Rules, The Boy's Club Remains

By Cherie Hu
Two competing data firms, BuzzAngle and Nielsen Music, released reports in early Jan. 2020 detailing the many changes in listening over the past decade.

Two reports released recently shine a light on the decade-long trends shaping our relationships to listening, from the dominance of video to the vinyl "boom" that isn't quite.

(Image credit: Kirsty Lee / EyeEm/Getty Images/EyeEm)

  • January 14th 2020 at 15:29

Delta results boosted by US strength and business flyers

Shares rise 5% in pre-market trade as quarterly results top view

  • January 14th 2020 at 13:48

Geely/Aston Martin: view to a bill

Fixing the UK carmaker’s problems increases the fragility of the Chinese group’s profits

  • January 14th 2020 at 13:42

The World Saw This Australian Beach Town Burn. It’s Still Cut Off.

By Livia Albeck-Ripka and Asanka Brendon Ratnayake

Mallacoota, where people huddled on the shore for safety on New Year’s Eve, is rationing fuel and relying on the military for help.

Orange eyes new STB

By Chris Dziadul

Orange Slovakia plans to introduce its set own DTH set-top box in the first half of this year.

Zive reports that the company launched its satellite TV service a year and a half ago.

Although it was supposed to introduce its own box in autumn 2018 and subsequently put the date back to the first months of last year, the box has so far failed to materialise.

Furthermore, while initially saying it would be full HD and then Ultra HD, Orange Slovakia now no longer specifies what its new box will offer.

Orange Slovakia’s satellite TV service ended Q3 2019 with over 10,000 subscribers.

Vingroup bumps airline to make way for auto projects

Vietnamese conglomerate to focus on developing cars, scooters and smartphones

  • January 14th 2020 at 13:25

Arthur Dreyfuss named director-general Altice MΓ©dias France

By Julian Clover

Arthur Dreyfuss, secretary-general, Altice France/SFR, has been appointed director general of Altice Médias France.

An internal statement, reported by French media, says the close confident of owner Patrick Drahi will replace Damien Barnet.

34-year-old Dreyfuss held several positions in government including justice, foreign affairs and transport. He was also deputy spokesperson for the Chancellery before becoming Director of Consulting at Havas.

He joined the Altice Group in 2014 as Communications Director of Altice NV before also becoming Secretary General of Altice France / SFR, of which he has been a member of the Executive Committee since 2018.

Grégory Rabuel, executive director general public and companies of SFR, is named general manager of SFR.

Germany charges six Volkswagen executives over Dieselgate

Prosecutors accuse managers of ‘deliberately misleading’ authorities and customers

  • January 14th 2020 at 13:01

BlackRock Puts Climate Change Center Stage

The $7 trillion investment giant says it will make environmental concerns a key investment focus, and Wall Street may have no choice but to follow suit.

Udder chaos: Cow on the railway sparks rush-hour delays in Scotland

A Highland cow has caused udder chaos during rush hour around Glasgow after the "absolute unit" escaped from a nearby park.

  • January 14th 2020 at 11:29

News Brief: Esper Interview, Democratic Debate, Gunman's iPhones

By Noel King

The Pentagon says the U.S. has the constitutional authority to strike Iranian proxies. In Iowa, there's been a shift in tone for the Democratic presidential race. And, Apple again defies FBI demands.

  • January 14th 2020 at 11:00

Hopi Look To Tourism, Ranching For Income After Coal Power Plant Closure

By Laurel Morales
The Navajo Generating Station shut down in November 2019. The West

The coal power plant that provided about 80% of the Hopi Nation's budget closed last month. Tribal leaders are now trying to figure out how to replace the revenue, which was their economic lifeline.

(Image credit: Laurel Morales/KJZZ)

  • January 14th 2020 at 11:00

Astros' GM, Team Manager Dismissed Over Sign-Stealing Scandal

By Tom Goldman

Major League Baseball penalized the Houston Astros for its sign-stealing controversy. The league suspended the general manager and the team manager for a year, and then the Astros' owner fired them.

  • January 14th 2020 at 11:00

Russians Hacked Ukrainian Firm At The Center Of Impeachment

California cybersecurity firm Area 1 says Russian hackers targeted the Ukrainian gas company at the center of President Trump's impeachment. NPR's Noel King talks to Area 1 co-founder Oren Falkowitz.

  • January 14th 2020 at 11:00

Retired Pope Benedict's Book Addresses Priestly Celibacy

By Sylvia Poggioli

Pope Benedict promised to remain out of sight when he retired in 2013. Instead he has ignited a firestorm over the importance of priestly celibacy, an issue Pope Francis is currently weighing.

  • January 14th 2020 at 11:00

Apple Declines DOJ Request To Unlock Pensacola Gunman's Phones

By Shannon Bond

Apple rejected a Justice Department request to unlock two phones used by the Saudi gunman who killed three sailors in Florida. It's another standoff between the government and Apple over privacy.

  • January 14th 2020 at 11:00

Justin Trudeau partly blames US for Iran plane crash

PM’s comments reflect anger at Trump administration’s handling of Soleimani killing

  • January 14th 2020 at 09:15

BlackRock C.E.O. Larry Fink: Climate Crisis Will Reshape Finance

By Andrew Ross Sorkin

In his influential annual letter to chief executives, Mr. Fink said his firm would avoid investments in companies that “present a high sustainability-related risk.”

Wildfires Mar First Days of Play at Australian Open Qualifiers

By Ben Rothenberg and Christopher Clarey

Smoke from the fires shrouded the courts and caused one player to double over in coughing fits.