Saturday, 15 December 2018

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French hotels sue Airbnb claiming ‘unfair competition’

PARIS: The main trade group for French hotels has sued the home-sharing giant Airbnb, accusing it of unfair competition by “knowingly violating” rules imposed as part of a crackdown in one of the US giant’s biggest markets. In the lawsuit seen by AFP on Tuesday, the UMIH hotel industry body ...

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Fan Bingbing apologises for tax evasion

BEIJING: Chinese superstar Fan Bingbing took to social media for the first time in months Wednesday to apologise to fans and the Communist Party for tax evasion, shortly after news broke that authorities had ordered her to pay nearly $130 million in back taxes and fines. The 36-year-old actress, model ...

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Zimbabwe warns of crackdown after opposition vote protests

HARARE: Zimbabwe’s government vowed Wednesday to crack down on opposition dissent after three people were killed when protests against alleged electoral fraud were met by live ammunition, denting hopes of a new era for the country. Soldiers fired on demonstrators during opposition MDC party protests in downtown Harare, AFP witnesses ...

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Austria Shuts Down Seven Mosques

AFP VIENNA: Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has promised a crackdown on radical Islam, and on Friday, he announced that his government would shut down seven mosques and could expel dozens of foreign-funded imams from the country. At least one of the mosques the government will close is said to be ...

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Maldives’ chief justice arrested as state of emergency declared

MALE: The Maldives’ top judge was arrested Tuesday as security forces stormed the Supreme Court at dawn, after President Abdulla Yameen declared a state of emergency in the honeymoon islands. The detention of Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed and another Supreme Court judge dramatically raised the stakes after Yameen refused to ...

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China Escalates Crackdown on Cryptocurrency Trading

LONDON: China is escalating its clampdown on cryptocurrency trading, targeting online platforms and mobile apps that offer exchange-like services, according to people familiar with the matter. While authorities banned cryptocurrency exchanges last year, they’ve recently noted an uptick in activity on alternative venues. The government plans to block domestic access ...

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Iran protesters rally again despite warning of crackdown

LONDON: Anti-government protesters demonstrated in Iran on Sunday in defiance of a warning by authorities of a crackdown , extending for a fourth day one of the most audacious challenges to the clerical leadership since pro-reform unrest in 2009. Giving his first public reaction to the protests, President Hassan Rouhani ...

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200 held over child sex abuse on live streams

British police officers arrested 188 people in a single week over allegations of online child sex abuse – and say that livestreaming platforms are becoming the platform of choice for sex offenders. Officers reported the spike in arrests after a week of “intensification” which saw forces across the UK swoop ...

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Crackdown over misleading claims on broadband speeds

LONDON: Home broadband providers must soon ensure that at least 50% of their customers can achieve advertised speeds at peak time under a crackdown to prevent misleading claims. Current standards allow firms to advertise “up to” speeds as long as they are available to a minimum of just 10% of ...

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