Winter Olympics: Russia curler Alexander Krushelnitsky stripped of bronze for doping

Winter Olympics: Russia curler Alexander Krushelnitsky stripped of bronze for doping

Alexander Krushelnitsky won bronze in the mixed doubles with wife Anastasia Bryzgalova Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky has been stripped of his Winter Olympics bronze medal after being found guilty of doping. The 25-year-old was one of 168 Russians allowed to compete as neutrals at the Games despite the country being banned for previous doping offences. […]

White nationalist Jared Taylor sues Twitter over ban

White nationalist Jared Taylor sues Twitter over ban

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jared Taylor is head of American Renaissance which champions “racial difference”. White nationalist Jared Taylor is suing Twitter after the social network banned his account as part of a crackdown on abusive content. Mr Taylor’s lawyer says the suspension of his account is a form of censorship, accusing Twitter […]

Elon Musk quits AI ethics research group

Elon Musk quits AI ethics research group

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Elon Musk has said AI is humanity’s biggest threat Technology billionaire Elon Musk has quit the board of the research group he co-founded to look into the ethics of artificial intelligence. In a blog post, OpenAI said the decision had been taken to avoid any conflict of interest as Mr […]

Disney loses in Redbox copyright row

Disney loses in Redbox copyright row

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Redbox has thousands of movie rental booths around the US Disney has lost a bid to stop movie rental company Redbox from reselling download codes for its films. Redbox bought Disney movies on DVD to offer for rental in its kiosks. The DVDs were often bundled with a code […]

Game helps players spot ‘fake news’

Game helps players spot ‘fake news’

Image copyright Bad News A game designed to help people understand how fake news and conspiracy theories spread online has been created at the University of Cambridge. Bad News lets players build a social media following by choosing inflammatory headlines and images to share with their imaginary fans. Players earn achievements for impersonating celebrities and […]

Bitcoin: MPs launch inquiry into digital currencies

Bitcoin: MPs launch inquiry into digital currencies

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Speculative investment in Bitcoin prompted graffiti in Lithuania MPs have launched an inquiry into cryptocurrencies and the technology behind them. The Treasury Committee said it wants to understand the risks and benefits of digital money following an explosion of interest – and investment – in them. The MPs will […]

Indonesian president pays $800 for Metallica gift

Indonesian president pays $800 for Metallica gift

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Danish Prime Minister Lars Rasmussen gave President Joko Widodo the album in November Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo has paid 11m rupiah ($800; £600) to keep a rare Metallica album he received as a gift, to avoid any conflict of interest, local media report. The signed, limited-edition vinyl box set […]

Theresa May holding crunch Brexit cabinet at Chequers

Theresa May holding crunch Brexit cabinet at Chequers

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Brexit Secretary David Davis arrives by car at Chequers Theresa May and her senior ministers are meeting at the PM’s country retreat in the latest attempt to settle the government’s approach to Brexit. The group of 11 are at Chequers to decide how closely the EU and UK should align […]

UK net migration falls to 244,000

UK net migration falls to 244,000

Image copyright Getty Images The number of EU citizens leaving the UK is at its highest level for a decade with 130,000 emigrating in the year to September, figures show. But 220,000 EU nationals still moved to Britain over the same period, the Office for National Statistics found. It means net EU migration – the […]

Ex-UKIP leader Henry Bolton and Jo Marney: We’re not racists

Ex-UKIP leader Henry Bolton and Jo Marney: We’re not racists

Image copyright ITV THIS MORNING UKIP says ousted leader Henry Bolton has now quit the party. The announcement came as Mr Bolton made a joint appearance with girlfriend Jo Marney on ITV’s This Morning programme. The pair insisted they were not “private racists” after being confronted with messages posted by Ms Marney on social media, […]