Friday, 10 July 2020

Business

Facebook takes down accounts tied to Roger Stone

OAKLAND: Facebook said it has removed dozens of accounts linked to the hate group Proud Boys, to President Donald Trump’s longtime ally Roger Stone and to employees of Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, among others. A network tied to both Stone and the Proud Boys had fake accounts post about local ...

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Apple expands independent repair shop program to Europe, Canada

LONDON: Apple Inc saidit is expanding a program to supply repair parts, tools and manuals for iPhones to independent repair shops in 32 countries in Europe as well as Canada. Apple began the program last year in the United States after years of lobbying against state-level “right to repair” bills ...

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Facebook, WhatsApp say suspending user information request from Hong Kong

HONG KONG: Facebook and its messaging service WhatsApp said they are suspending requests from the Hong Kong government and law enforcement authorities for information on users. The pause will take place “pending further assessment” of a new national security law imposed on Hong Kong by China, and would include “formal ...

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8 lakh Indians could be forced to leave Gulf state

KUWAIT: The National Assembly’s legal and legislative committee has determined that the draft expat quota bill is constitutional, Kuwait Times reported. The bill is to be transferred to the respective committee so that a comprehensive plan is created. According to the bill, Indian’s should not exceed 15 percent of the ...

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Britain introduces first ever UK-only sanctions list

BIRMINGHAM: In a largely symbolic gesture the British government has introduced a new UK-only sanctions list targeting key individuals and institutions from four countries. The list includes forty-seven people from Saudi Arabia, Russia and Myanmar, in addition to two North Korean organizations. Included in the list are 20 Saudi nationals ...

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‘Eat out to help out,’ British finance chief urged people

LONDON: Britain’s finance minister urged people to “eat out to help out” as the UK attempts to claw its way back from a historic economic decline sparked by the coronavirus crisis. The comments by Chancellor Rishi Sunak were published on the day England finally reopened its hospitality sector after more than ...

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PUBG Mobile earns $3 Billion in lifetime revenue

BIRMINGHAM: PlayerUnknown’s Battleground Mobile or PUBG Mobile has brought in a massive sum of 3 Billion US Dollars in lifetime revenue. The massively popular online multiplayer game has seen great success globally, with just 2020 bringing in 1.3 Billion Dollars alone. According to a new report by Sensor Tower, PUBG ...

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Restaurants and pubs reopen in UK

LONDON: England is embarking on Saturday on perhaps its biggest lockdown easing yet as pubs and restaurants have the right to reopen for the first time in more than three months. In addition to the reopening of much of the hospitality sector, couples can tie the knot once again, people ...

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Biggest gold scandal busted in China

BEIJING: China is at the centre of the discovery of what may be one of the biggest gold counterfeiting scandal in recent history. According to a report in Zero Hedge, not only does it involve China, but it emerges from a city that has become synonymous for all that is ...

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Swiss authorise remdesivir for wide use against virus

GENEVA: Switzerland announced that COVID-19 patients beyond those on clinical trials could be given remdesivir, the first drug shown to be relatively effective in treating the new coronavirus. At least two major US studies have shown that the anti-viral drug can reduce the duration of hospital stays for those suffering ...

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