News Headlines - 10 July 2019

Von der Leyen says Brexit could be delayed - again

Ursula von der Leyen, the nominee to be the next EU Commission president, has said that Brexit could be delayed for a third time, but warned London it must take responsibility for "sorting out" its tortured departure from the bloc.
She said the divorce deal agreed with Prime Minister Theresa May but rejected by British MPs was a good one, signalling that under her leadership the European Commission will be no more willing to renegotiate than before.

Fed Chairman Jerome Powell strongly hints a rate cut is coming - CNN

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Wednesday strongly hinted at a potential rate cut later this month, citing unresolved trade tensions and worries over the weakness of the global outlook.
In prepared testimony ahead of his first appearance on Capitol Hill, Powell told House lawmakers that since the Fed's last interest-rate policy-setting meeting in June, two of the major forces that have the potential to drag down the US economy remain a concern.

Nintendo Switch Lite: a smaller, cheaper Switch built for handheld play - The Verge

There’s a new Switch on the way, and it’s a whole lot smaller. Today Nintendo revealed the Switch Lite, designed as a less expensive alternative to the original tablet / console hybrid. It comes in at $199 — $100 less than the base unit — and for that price you get a streamlined version of the Switch, but also a few caveats. The Switch Lite is designed explicitly as a handheld: you can’t connect it to your TV, and the Joy-Con controllers are built right in.

Marriott to be fined nearly £100m over GDPR breach | The Guardian

The international hotel group Marriott is to be fined almost £100m by the Information Commissioner’s Office after hackers stole the records of 339 million guests.
In November, Marriott International, the parent company of hotel chains including W, Westin, Le Méridien and Sheraton, admitted that personal data including credit card details, passport numbers and dates of birth had been stolen in a colossal global hack of guest records.
It is the second time in two days the ICO has flexed its muscle to impose huge fines using extensive powers relating to breaches under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). On Monday, British Airways received a £183m fine after a hack involving personal data of half a million of the airline’s customers, the ICO’s first GDPR fine.

MLB: Tanaka becomes 1st Japanese pitcher to win All-Star game - The Mainichi

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka became the first Japanese pitcher to win an All-Star game when the American League earned its seventh straight win over the National League on Tuesday.







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