France demands millions from US tech giants in new digital-services tax

Russia Today | 2020-11-25

French tax authorities have contacted a number of major US technology companies demanding they pay millions of euro, as it pushes forward with its new digital tax, and despite criticism from Washington. Amazon and Facebook are among the companies which have been notified that they are expected to...

South Korea fines 'uncooperative’ Facebook for sharing personal data with partners ‘without consent,’ orders criminal probe

Russia Today | 2020-11-25

Facebook, which shared personal information of 3.3 million South Koreans without their explicit consent, has been fined for $6 million and is facing a criminal probe. Korean authorities said the tech giant would not cooperate. The 6.7 billion won (US$6 million) fine was slapped on the social network...

Tesla to build 'world's largest' battery plant near Berlin

Korea Times | 2020-11-25

The Tesla logo is seen on a car in Los Angeles, July 9, 2020. Reuters Tesla boss Elon Musk said Tuesday that he plans to build the world's largest battery-cell factory at the group's electric car plant near Berlin. Tesla has already started construction on a huge "gigafactory" in a...

HSBC dividend resumption hopes propel shares

Hong Kong Standard | 2020-11-25

HSBC Holdings shares surged at one point by 8 percent today on optimism that Europe’s biggest lender may soon resume paying dividends as a turnaround gathers speed, Bloomberg reports. At the...

Gut hormones' regulation of fat production abnormal in obesity, fatty liver disease: study

Sina | 2020-11-25

CHICAGO, Nov. 24 (Xinhua) -- One key gut hormone, released a few hours after eating, turns off fat production by regulating gene expression in the liver. This regulation is abnormal in obesity, according to a study posted on the website of the University of Illinois (UI) on Tuesday. In the study,...

I had an abortion after I found out my baby had Down’s syndrome

Metro UK | 2020-11-24

I remember thinking that my 12 week scan was a bit odd. The sonographer kept asking to take a second look at the baby and it was taking longer than I’d expected. Then he asked me to take a walk around the block to see if the baby would move and he could get a better view. When...

ATP Finals: Dominic Thiem recovers to stun Novak Djokovic and make final

Gulf News | 2020-11-21

Dominic Thiem came back from the brink of defeat to beat Novak Djokovic in a gripping last-four clash at the ATP Finals on Saturday as he reached the final for the second successive year. The 27-year-old Austrian appeared to be sliding to defeat when he trailed 0-4 in the third-set tiebreak but...

Novak Djokovic beats Alexander Zverev, advances to semi-finals at ATP Finals

Gulf News | 2020-11-20

London: Novak Djokovic advanced to the semi-finals at the ATP Finals and eliminated Alexander Zverev on Friday by beating the German 6-3, 7-6 in an empty O2 Arena. The top-ranked Djokovic set up a match against Dominic...

Australian Open 'likely' to be postponed by 'one or two weeks'

CNN | 2020-11-25

(CNN)Next year's Australian Open will "likely" be postponed by "one or two weeks," according to an announcement by the state government in Victoria, Australia on Wednesday. The tournament, the first tennis grand slam of the year, is currently scheduled to get underway on January 18 with the women's...

Champions League: Neymar keeps PSG on course with Leipzig win

Mid Day | 2020-11-25

A nervy Paris Saint-Germain were outplayed for long spells but held on after an early Neymar penalty to beat RB Leipzig 1-0 on Tuesday and revive their Champions League campaign. Last season's runners-up had lost two of their opening three matches in Group H and would have been staring at an early...

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