Thursday, 5 December 2019

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Google antitrust probe to expand into Android

LONDON: The several dozen attorneys general investigating advertising practices at Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google are planning to expand their antitrust probe into the unit’s flagship Android business, CNBC reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The investigation, led by the Texas attorney general’s office, is known to have focused on ...

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4.8 million unauthorized migrants lived in Europe in ’17

WASHINGTON: Between 3.9 million and 4.8 million unauthorized immigrants lived in Europe in 2017, mainly recently arrived young men, numbers slightly lower from the previous year, the PEW Research Center said. The figures “accounted for less than one percent of Europe’s total population of more than 500 million,” Pew said. ...

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Mexico grants Bolivia’s Evo Morales political asylum

Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard revealed that Mexico has granted former Bolivian President Evo Morales political asylum following his recent resignation. Mexico’s Ebrard further called for the Bolivian government to allow for Morales’ safe passage, stressing that the former president’s “personal integrity is not endangered.” The foreign minister, who previously indicated ...

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Pound steady after EU Brexit extension

LONDON: The pound steadied versus the dollar and London’s stock market flattened on Monday after the European Union granted an extension to Brexit until the end of January. Around 1200 GMT, sterling was almost unchanged at $1.2826 compared with late in New York on Friday. London’s benchmark FTSE 100 stocks ...

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EU set to grant Brexit extension to UK

BRUSSELS: EU member states are expected this morning to grant an extension of Britain’s membership of the EU until 31 January next year. It is believed that the members states will give Britain the option to formally leave the bloc earlier if the Withdrawal Agreement is ratified before the end ...

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Thai tourism hotspot braces for rare slump

PHUKET: Hotels on Thailand’s most popular holiday island have been forced to slash prices with rooms left vacant and beaches sparse as tourist chiefs struggle with a plunge in Chinese visitors caused by the US trade war and a stronger baht. Located on the Andaman Sea and known for its ...

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US imposes record USD 7.5 billion tariffs on European goods

WASHINGTON: The United States imposed tariffs on a record USD 7.5 billion worth of European Union goods on Friday, despite threats of retaliation, with Airbus, French wine and Scottish whiskies among the high-profile targets. The tariffs, which took effect just after midnight in Washington (0401 GMT), came after talks between ...

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My family shares a special bond with Pakistan: Prince William

The Duke of Cambridge expressed his gratitude over the warm welcome he has received on his visit to Pakistan while addressing a ceremony at Pakistan Monument. For the ceremony, the prince wore a stylish sherwani by Naushemian and the princess donned a Jenny Packham outfit. The royal couple arrived at the ...

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World’s largest banks lagging in sustainable finance: WRI

WASHINGTON: Despite pressure from activists, investors and governments, the majority of world’s 50 largest banks have not made sustainable finance commitments to respond to the risks of climate change and continue to finance fossil fuels, according to new findings by the World Resources Institute released. WRI unveiled its new Green ...

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