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Mexican Minister Says Pemex Oil Firm Unaffected By Cyberattack, Workers Disagree

Mexico City — A cyberattack on computer networks of the Mexican national oil company Pemex is “totally under control” and did not have any negative consequences, Security Minister Alfonso Durazo said on Thursday. The attack was first detected on Sunday …

Public Consultation Launched on Global Tailings Dam Standards

LONDON — A six-week public consultation launched on Friday will help set global standards to improve mining safety, aiming to prevent any repeat of the Vale tailings dam disaster in Brazil that killed 300 people in January. Tailings dams are …

Flood, Fire and Plague: Climate Change Blamed for Disasters

SINGAPORE — Extreme floods in Venice, fires in Australia and even an outbreak of plague in China have been attributed to climate change this week, while researchers have warned that global warming could saddle future generations with life-long illness. Venice …

Sexual-Harassment Whistle-Blower Sues Lloyd’s of London Insurer

A senior lawyer who blew the whistle on alleged sexual harassment and bullying at a top Lloyd’s of London insurance company is suing his employer for what he called a campaign of , , racial discrimination and victimization. Ifeanyi Okoh …

Ransomware Attack At Mexico’s Pemex Halts Work, Threatens To Cripple Computers

MEXICO CITY — A ransomware attack hit computer servers and halted administrative work on Monday at Mexican state oil firm Pemex, according to employees and internal emails, in hackers’ latest bid to wring ransom from a major company. Hackers have …

BP Invests in App Maker Aimed at Killing Private Car Ownership

BP Plc is investing 10 million euros ($11.1 million) in the makers of the app Whim, which allows users to pay a monthly fee to access both public and private transport in their city. The company that owns Whim, MaaS …

Boeing to Invest $1 Billion in Global Safety Drive – Sources

SEATTLE/HONG KONG — Boeing Co is planning an initial investment of around $1 billion into industry-wide pilot development as part of a long-term initiative to reduce risks like those faced by the crew in two 737 MAX crashes, people familiar …

Third Strong Quake This Month Kills 5 in Southern Philippines

KIDAPAWAN, Philippines — The third strong earthquake this month killed five people Thursday, injured several others and destroyed buildings that were already damaged by the earlier shaking in a devastated region in the southern Philippines, officials said. Several cities and …

Automakers Seeking Profitable Autonomous Safety Features – Aptiv CEO

DETROIT — With fully self-driving cars many years from mass market adoption because of the high cost and complexity of the technology, auto supplier Aptiv Plc is seeing soaring demand from automakers for more basic semi-automated driving features, the company’s …

Massive Mining Waste Dams Could Pose Deadly Risks, Say Investors

LONDON — A global inquiry into how mining companies store billions of tons of waste in huge dams, launched after a collapse in Brazil killed hundreds, shows about a tenth of the structures have had stability issues, investors said on …

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