Tuesday, 24 April 2018


Telecom Italia shareholders fully back CEO Amos Genish

Telecom Italia

MILAN: (Reuters) – Telecom Italia (TIM) CEO Amos Genish was backed by nearly all shareholders present at a general meeting on Tuesday, just days before a showdown over board seats between the Italian phone group’s top two investors. Genish was co-opted by the board last September following the resignation of ...

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Dubai’s Careem hit by cyber attack affecting 14 million users


DUBAI: Careem, Uber’s main ride-hailing app rival in the Middle East, was hit by a cyber attack that compromised the data of 14 million users, it said on Monday. The company learned of the breach, in which access was gained to a computer system that stored customer and driver account ...

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IMF sees trade, debt as threats to global growth

Pedestrians walk past the International Monetary Fund headquarters' complex in Washington Sunday, May 2, 2010. A senior International Monetary Fund official says the IMF's executive board is meeting in Washington to consider how much aid to grant Athens under a massive rescue loan package. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

File Photo (AP/Cliff Owen) WASHINGTON: The global growth outlook faces rising threats from trade tensions and mounting debt despite a strengthening and “increasingly broad-based” expansion at the moment, according to a statement from world finance ministers and central bankers. “Risks are broadly balanced in the near term, but remain skewed ...

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Woman fined for saving free Delta Air Lines snack


Photo: EFE WASHINGTON: A Colorado woman is facing a $500 fine from U.S. Customs and Border Patrol for saving a free apple she received as a snack from Delta Air Lines on her way back to the United States from Pairs, France. Crystal Tadlock told Fox 31 Denver, toward the ...

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China: No Military Aim of Corridor Project With Pakistan


ISLAMABAD: China has strongly refuted suggestions its multibillion-dollar economic corridor now under construction with Pakistan has “hidden” military designs as well. Beijing has pledged to invest about $63 billion in Pakistan by 2030 to develop ports, highways, motorways, railways, airports, power plants and other infrastructure in the neighboring country, traditionally ...

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Chrome 66 restricts autoplay by default

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LONDON: Google Chrome is being used over 1 billion users worldwide. Chrome 66 has been released on Tuesday by Google and is made available on Operating systems such as Windows, iOS, Linux, Max and Android with new changes in autoplay option and security features like Export Password. Chrome users can ...

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Costa Coffee Recycle Half a Billion Cups by 2020


BEDFORDSHIRE based Costa has promised to recycle as many disposable cups as it sells by 2020. The UK’s biggest coffee shop chain, which is based in Dunstable, says it wants to cut the number sent to landfill. It hopes to recycle up to 500 million every year and is encouraging ...

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Twitter Goes Down


LONDON: Twitter users have put up numerous posts about their inability to enter the site. For the last few hours, Twitter has been working intermittently. At the moment, when a user tries to load the site on their browser, they receive the following message: “Something is technically wrong.” The DownDetector ...

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UK Spy Agency Claims China’s ZTE “Poses Risk to UK Security”


LONDON: UK government agency The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) told the country’s telecommunications providers ZTE equipment presented a national security risk, which would be “impossible” to manage if the vendor’s equipment was deployed at scale, Financial Times reported. In a letter to operators, NCSC technical director Ian Levy cited ...

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UAE set to grant visas to transiting passengers


file photo DUBAI: Passengers can now make a pit stop in UAE in between flights to visit landmarks and tourist attractions in the country after authorities approved changes in the existing visa policy. According to the Khaleej Times, in an attempt to boost the tourism industry, all airports in the ...

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