Tuesday, 18 January 2022

Reuters

India to Twitter: Last chance to comply with IT rule

(Source: Reuters) NEW DELHI – India has told Twitter Inc it has one last chance to comply with new IT rules, or face “unintended consequences” according to a copy of an official letter seen by Reuters. The new rules – which were announced in February and which became effective at ...

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G7 nations reach agreement over global corporate tax

Rousseau/PA Wire/Pool via REUTERS LONDON – Finance ministers from wealthy G7 nations have endorsed a global minimum corporate tax of at least 15%, rallying behind a US-backed plan targeting tech giants and other multinationals accused of not paying enough. US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen hailed the “unprecedented commitment”, saying in ...

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Pakistan moved to enhanced follow-up list by FATF

LONDON – The Asia Pacific Group on Money Laundering has retained Pakistan on “enhanced follow-up” status for outstanding requirements, and Islamabad will continue to report back to it on the country’s progress to strengthen its implementation of anti-money laundering and combating financing terror measures, according to a media report on ...

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UK approves Pfizer, BioNTech vaccine for 12 to 15

LONDON – United Kingdom on Friday approved Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for children aged between 12 and 15 years old. In March, Pfizer Inc and German partner BioNTech SE had begun testing their Covid-19 vaccine in children under 12, with hopes of expanding vaccination to that age range by early 2022, ...

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‘We cannot postpone again,’ says Tokyo 2020 chief

Aflo/Shutterstock The president of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee ruled out a cancellation or further postponement of the Olympics as doubts grew among officials of city governments and medical experts whether the event can be held safely amid the pandemic. Public opinion polls have consistently shown that a majority of ...

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Talks to begin on Britain joining trans-Pacific trade pact

REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido/File Photo Members of the vast trans-Pacific trade deal agreed on Wednesday to start the process for Britain to join the pact as the country pursues its post-Brexit commerce strategy. Britain applied in February to join the 11-nation deal, signed in 2018 by countries including Japan, Canada, Mexico, Vietnam ...

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Huawei launches new operating system for phones

LONDON – China’s Huawei Technologies announced the launch of its proprietary Harmony operating system (HarmonyOS) for smartphones, as the embattled company looks to recover from U.S. sanctions that have hobbled its handset business. Huawei will start rolling out HarmonyOS on certain models of its smartphones from Wednesday evening, offering users ...

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EU set to unveil plans for bloc-wide digital wallet

LONDON – The European Union (EU) is set to unveil plans for a bloc-wide digital wallet on Wednesday, following requests from member states to find a safe way for citizens to access public and private services online, the Financial Times reported. The app will allow citizens across the EU to ...

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Stuart Broad named England vice-captain against NZ

Photo Credit – Reuters Stuart Broad has been named England s vice-captain for the test series against New Zealand in the absence of Ben Stokes, skipper Joe Root said on Tuesday. Stokes, Root s usual deputy, will miss the series due to a fractured finger he sustained while playing for Rajasthan Royals ...

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