Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Business

Apple agrees 500-mln-euro tax settlement with France

PARIS: Apple said Tuesday it had reached an agreement with French authorities to settle 10 years of back taxes, becoming the latest US company to reach a deal with France which has led a European push for higher taxes on tech giants. French news weekly L’Express reported that Apple had ...

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Speak Up Trojan Targets Mac, Linux

LONDON: A malware campaign distributing a new Backdoor Trojan named SpeakUp is currently targeting servers running six different Linux distributions and macOS by exploiting a number of known security vulnerabilities, while also managing to evade all anti-malware solutions in the process. Backdoor Trojans are malware capable of providing attackers with access to compromised ...

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Germany’s Merkel says ‘still time’ to find Brexit solution

TOKYO: There is still time to find a solution to Britain’s exit from the EU, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday, voicing optimism on a political deal over the tricky “backstop” that has stymied progress. Speaking to Japanese and German business leaders in Tokyo, Merkel stressed that “on the one ...

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150kg of suspect Polish beef sold to consumers in France: ministry

PARIS: Around 150 kilogrammes of the suspect Polish beef that has sparked a health scare in several EU countries was sold to consumers in France, the French agriculture ministry said. The meat was “sold to the consumer notably through butcher’s shops” which were now attempting to alert customers, a statement said. ...

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Unemployment rises in Spain after Christmas

MADRID: Spain’s unemployment rose 2.61 percent in January from a month earlier, or 83,464 people, as employers cut temporary jobs for the Christmas season, official data showed Monday. READ MORE: Trump says US to build ‘human wall’ on Mexico border if necessary The end of the Christmas and New Year ...

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‘Streak virus’ threatening to wipe out Banana

JOHANNESBURG: Bananas across Africa are reported to be infected with the ‘streak virus’ which can destroy entire plantations. Scientists mull to use powerful gene-editing tool CRISPR to make the fruit  immune to a virus. According to report,   Banana streak virus is a widespread pathogen that can eventually lead to the ...

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Facebook bans accounts tied to Indonesian fake news group

JAKARTA: Facebook has shut down hundreds of accounts and pages linked to an Indonesian group accused of spreading hate speech and fake news, the company said Friday. The world’s biggest social network said cyber group Saracen engaged in “coordinated abuse of the platform” by operating a network of hoax accounts ...

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Fiat Chrysler Canada auto sales fall 20 pct in Jan

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV reported about a 20 percent drop in total January auto sales in Canada. The company, which is among the top four carmakers in the country, sold 14,191 vehicles in the month, with its Alfa brand registering about a 60 percent plunge in sales.

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China offered to nearly halve cost of Malaysia’s $20bn rail project

KUALA LUMPUR: China offered to nearly halve the cost of a $20-billion rail project to save the centerpiece of its infrastructure push in Southeast Asia, two sources said on Thursday, but contradictory remarks by Malaysian ministers leave the outcome uncertain. The conflicting statements made over the past week on the ...

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Apple apologizes for FaceTime bug

LONDON: Apple recently acknowledged the Group FaceTime bug that allowed people to eavesdrop on others, and apologized for it. However, the fix, which was supposed to come this week, has been delayed to next week. The bug was discovered earlier this week after people caused uproar about privacy concerns. However, ...

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