Sunday, 21 October 2018

Business

Italy’s PM defends ‘beautiful’ budget as EU steps up pressure

BRUSSELS: Italy’s Prime Minister defended the country’s “beautiful” 2019 budget on Thursday, brushing off criticism of it from Brussels as European authorities stepped up pressure for changes to a draft that breaches the bloc’s fiscal rules. Giuseppe Conte also denied a rift over the fiscal plan within his governing coalition, ...

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Flight attendant flushes over $7k down airplane toilet

DUBAI: A flight attendant has been charged with stealing Dh18,550 (S$6,964) from three brothers while on a plane coming from Bangkok bound for Dubai last June 21. The steward, a 37-year-old Egyptian, confessed to stealing from the men’s wallets while they left their seats during the flight, reported the Khaleej ...

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US calls for separate trade agreements with Europe, Japan, UK

WASHINGTON: US officials announced negotiations for separate trade agreements with Britain, the European Union and Japan as part of efforts by President Donald Trump’s administration to rebalance global commerce. US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said the administration notified Congress of its intent to negotiate the three separate trade agreements. “We ...

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Uber brings app safety features

LONDON: Uber brought new app safety features to Europe on Wednesday, allowing riders and drivers to easily share trip details, contact emergency services and access safety information. People using the ride-hailing company’s service can also set up two-factor authentication as an extra layer of security, as well as anonymizing pickup ...

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Telecom Italia’s discount is only partly deserved

MILAN: Telecom Italia is caught in a maelstrom of bad news. Its two largest shareholders are engaged in a public slanging match, while nerves about the government’s budget deficit threaten to push up its borrowing costs. The telco has just agreed to pay a hefty 2.4 billion euros to secure ...

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YouTube suffers global outage

LONDON: YouTube was experiencing a major outage. YouTube users across the world witnessed that the video service site and mobile apps were down at 3 PM Pst. Users were not able to access anything for more than an hour. YouTube Music and youtube TV were also affected due to the ...

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Nearly 1 million meals end up in restaurant bins in UK each day

LONDON: A mobile application studying food waste in the United Kingdom has found out that around one million perfectly edible, freshly prepared meals end up in bins each day in cafes and restaurants in the country despite evidences suggesting tens of thousands of citizens rely on food banks to find ...

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China fines pharma firm $1.3b in vaccine scandal

BEIJING: Chinese authorities have slapped penalties totalling a whopping $1.3 billion on a pharmaceutical company over a vaccine scandal that fuelled public fears of domestically-made medicine, drug regulators said Tuesday. The massive fine and asset seizure is the latest move by authorities to punish Changchun Changsheng Biotechnology company, based in ...

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US Senators pushes Canada on Huawei 5G ban

NEW YORK: United States Senators Marco Rubio and Mark Warner have reportedly told Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to ban Huawei from taking part in deploying the nation’s 5G mobile networks. According to a report by Reuters, Rubio and Warner cited “grave concerns” about using 5G equipment from the Chinese ...

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WhatsApp updates ‘Delete for Everyone’ feature

LONDON: WhatsApp has updated its ‘Delete for Everyone’ feature, with respect to the time limit in which users can revoke messages. The update gives users a window of up to 13 hours, 8 minutes and 16 seconds in which they must accept the delete request. This step appears to be ...

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