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Fine european record : Google filed an action for annulment

Fine european record : Google filed an action for annulment The appeal has been lodged at the Luxembourg General Court, Europe's second-highest ranking court. Google had been given 90 days to stop the favouritism or face a penalty of up to 5% of the average daily turnover of its parent company Alphabet . [Full Article...]

Nine suspected terrorists killed in shootout in Egypt

Nine suspected terrorists killed in shootout in Egypt The gunmen later opened fire with machine guns and commandeered a police pickup truck. No one claimed responsibility for the attack. Police said the militants had sneaked into Cairo from the volatile northern Sinai. The incident occurred some 30 kilometers west of Arish in northern Sinai, the heart of long-running militancy now led by the Velayat Sinai terror outfit. [Full Article...]

Germany, France, Italy, Spain seek new European Union tax on digital firm revenue

Germany, France, Italy, Spain seek new European Union tax on digital firm revenue It also calls for "permanent establishment" of a tax regime which will make it possible to tax companies where they create value rather than providing them tax havens where they have their tax residence. These proposals are useful, and we must continue to work actively on them. " The amounts raised would aim to reflect some of what these companies should be paying in terms of corporate tax ", cl... [Full Article...]

United Nations brands Myanmar violence a 'textbook' example of ethnic cleansing

United Nations brands Myanmar violence a 'textbook' example of ethnic cleansing This is Burma's (Myanmar) indirect attack on Bangladesh . Many more of Myanmar's 1.1.m Rohingya population are attempting to join them. "The global community is saying it is a genocide". On its part, the Muslim world is as insensitive as rest of the world, the modern democracies. Aung San Suu Kyi's government has come in for strong global criticism over the military's treatment of the Roh... [Full Article...]

India, Afghanistan agree to remain united in dealing with cross-border terrorism

India, Afghanistan agree to remain united in dealing with cross-border terrorism Rabbani also said Afghanistan strongly and openly supports India's long-standing demand for permanent membership of UN Security Council. "Focus will continue on building governance and democratic institutions; human resource capacity and skill development, including in the areas of education, health, agriculture, energy, administration, application of remote sensing in resource management and sp... [Full Article...]

Vladimir Putin warns world faces 'global catastrophe' over North Korea

Before the bilateral talks, Putin, who remains reluctant to slap stricter sanctions on North Korea, was present at an Eastern Economic Forum speech in which Abe pointed out that North Korea's latest nuclear test was conducted just 300 kilometers from Vladivostok. [Full Article...]

Japan, S.Korea push Putin over Pyongyang sanctions

The leaders of South Korea and Japan are holding talks with Putin in Vladivostok on the sidelines of a conference on economic development of Russia's Far East. "Attempts to use unprecedented aggressive sanctions and pressure to intimidate us and make us reverse our course are a huge mistake", said the minister, Kim Yong Jae. [Full Article...]

White House readies for Irma, urges Floridians to heed local warnings

White House readies for Irma, urges Floridians to heed local warnings You can install it (directions here) and see anywhere in the US. Together, we will restore, recover and rebuild. "We will do it quickly". As Irma tears through a strip of expensive properties in Florida, the likely cost has been compared to the last Category 5 hurricane to pummel the state: Andrew, which killed 65 people, destroyed 63,000 homes and cost $26.5 billion in Miami in 1992. [Full Article...]

Abe, Moon agree to coordinate for stronger N Korea sanctions

Instead, Russia, along with China, has advocated a "freeze for freeze" plan, under which the United States and South Korea would stop major military exercises in exchange for North Korea halting its weapons programs. Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he thought the North Korea crisis would not escalate into a large-scale conflict involving nuclear weapons, predicting that common ... [Full Article...]

Outcry after South Korea deploys anti-missile system

Outcry after South Korea deploys anti-missile system A willingness to ensure the security of North Korea conditional on mutual compromises and acceptable yet firm parameters for cooperation is needed to find a peaceful solution, the Russian leader added. Since U.S. trade with China stands at more than $600 billion per year, dwarfing trade between Pyongyang and Beijing, analysts are skeptical of the viability of the embargo Trump has proposed. [Full Article...]

Local events to commemorate 16th anniversary of 9/11

Local events to commemorate 16th anniversary of 9/11 That's been the practice since al-Qaida terrorists crashed hijacked airliners into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon . Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Sixteen years later, the quiet rhythms of commemoration have become customs: a recitation of all the names of the dead, moments of silence and tolling bells, and two powerful light beams that... [Full Article...]

White House official tweets inaccurate hurricane video

White House official tweets inaccurate hurricane video Ironically, the place shown in the video was not the Miami airport - as the airport itself fact-checked the social media director. In fact, the video didn't feature Miami's airport nor was it taken during Hurricane Irma. But that wasn't Miami International Airport . That the president frequently uses the charge of fake news to attack his detractors made the slip-up more egregious to some Tw... [Full Article...]

Narendra Modi slams people who are disrespectful to women

Narendra Modi slams people who are disrespectful to women And that India would not become modern by hiding its flaws and imperfections. Pointing out that there is no better place for creativity and innovation other than university campuses, he asked the audience to take a vow to keep the premises clean. [Full Article...]

School in dock for pushing girl student into boys restroom as punishment

School in dock for pushing girl student into boys restroom as punishment After five minutes the PT teacher allowed her to go back to the class with a warning to not repeat the "mistake". The girl kept on repeating the reason for coming to the school in coloured uniform and the same being mentioned in the school diary, but nobody paid heed to her explanations. [Full Article...]

MPP Jagmeet Singh handles racist Woman with 'love and courage'

MPP Jagmeet Singh handles racist Woman with 'love and courage' Singh on Saturday night tweeted a statement regarding the incident, including an explanation of why he felt it important not to clarify to the woman that he is Sikh not Muslim. So let's show people how to treat someone with love: We welcome you. "While I'm proud of who I am, I purposely didn't go down that road because it suggests their hate would be ok if I was Muslim", he said. [Full Article...]

How Hurricane Irma is impacting travel

How Hurricane Irma is impacting travel Check with your airline before arriving at an airport to book or change travel. As the window for safely evacuating Florida shrinks, many residents and business owners of the sunshine state have no other option but to book a flight out of the region. [Full Article...]

USA softens NKorea resolution ahead of United Nations vote

USA softens NKorea resolution ahead of United Nations vote The North conducted its most powerful nuclear test ever last week, and in late August fired a ballistic missile over Hokkaido in northern Japan in a new show of force. Security Council diplomats, who weren't authorized to speak publicly because talks have been private, said the United States and China were still negotiating the text late Sunday. [Full Article...]

South Korean Influence Shrinks With North Korean Threat

Abe said it is crucial the entire global community applies the maximum pressure on North Korea. While Japan, South Korea and the United States are spearheading efforts to tighten the net around North Korea over its nuclear development program, Russian Federation is refusing to budge from its insistence that dialogue is the only option. [Full Article...]

North Korea flouts sanctions, illegally exports $270 million in goods, United Nations says

North Korea flouts sanctions, illegally exports $270 million in goods, United Nations says Prior to leaving for Vladivostok to participate in the Eastern Economic Forum, Abe on Wednesday said that Japan would coordinate with Russian Federation and global community to make North Korea understand that there would be no future for the country if it continues to pursue its nuclear ambitions, Efe news reported. [Full Article...]

Heavy rain and winds of up to 70mph set to hit Chester

Met Office forecaster Greg Dewhurst said the rest of the country would experience an "unsettled autumn day". The second warning, for heavy rain, starts at 4pm on Tuesday afternoon, and is in place until 6am on Wednesday morning. Flooding also hit a section of the M60 motorway in Salford with Transport for Greater Manchester urging drivers to take extra care due to the amount of water on the road... [Full Article...]


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