The pound sterling flash-crashed against the dollar and the euro following PM Theresa May’s announcement of her Brexit plan, as the UK’s investment grade was subject to downgrade and market skepticism mounts over the nation’s public finance sector.
While there is just one day to go until Germans head to the polls to elect their new government, experts and polling institutions face difficulties with assessing the real chances of the Alternative for Germany party for success.
US equity markets could be manipulated by hackers trading with insider data possibly stolen from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Stephen Neville, associate professor of software engineering at the University of Victoria, told Sputnik.
The Syrian Gas Company representative in Deir ez-Zor claimed that Daesh terrorists control over 80 percent of oil resources and almost all gas deposits, severely damaging and destroying their infrastructure.
A team of scientists has sequenced the genome of a worm belonging to a group of asexual species originating millions of years ago. Surprisingly, the study revealed that it has managed to survive and adapt since it keeps a unique mix of genes that has not been affected by sexual reproduction.
The charter flight from the Japanese city of Nakashibetsu bound for the Kuril Islands carrying former residents and their relatives made an emergency landing in Russia's Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.
Chinese engineers have converted a New Zealand-made utility plane into the world's first large transport drone for an express delivery company. It is a notable step ahead from the small and low-speed drones currently used by international giants such as Amazon and DHL.
US major league soccer team Portland Timbers have signed five-year-old Derrick Tellez as their new goaltender. Tellez, who has had three surgeries for a malignant brain tumor, was signed to a one-game contract with the team, granting his wish from the Make-A-Wish charity foundation.
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