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DC superheroes coming to your headphones as Spotify signs podcast deal

Posted 18 days ago

Podcasts featuring Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman will soon stream on Spotify as the Swedish music streaming company has signed a deal with AT&T Inc's Warner Bros and DC Entertainment. [Link]

Russia lifts ban on Telegram messaging app after failing to block it

Posted 18 days ago

Russia on Thursday lifted a ban on the Telegram messaging app that had failed to stop the widely-used programme operating despite being in force for more than two years. [Link]

UK ditches COVID-19 app model to use Google-Apple system, BBC says

Posted 18 days ago

The British government will switch to Apple and Google technology for its test-and-trace app, ditching its current system in a U-turn for the troubled programme, the BBC reported on Thursday. [Link]

Europe threatens digital taxes without global deal, after U.S. quits talks

Posted 18 days ago

The European Union said on Thursday it could impose taxes on digital giants such as Google , Amazon and Facebook even without a global agreement by the year-end, after Washington quit talks and stoked fears of a new trade war. [Link]

Europe threatens digital taxes without global deal, after U.S. quits talks

Posted 18 days ago

The European Union said on Thursday it could impose taxes on digital giants such as Google , Amazon and Facebook even without a global agreement by the year-end, after Washington quit talks and stoked fears of a new trade war. [Link]

Europe threatens digital taxes without global deal, after U.S. quits talks

Posted 18 days ago

The European Union said on Thursday it could impose taxes on digital giants such as Google , Amazon and Facebook even without a global agreement by the year-end, after Washington quit talks and stoked fears of a new trade war. [Link]

Denmark will reopen to most European nations except Portugal, much of Sweden

Posted 18 days ago

Denmark said on Thursday it would allow entry to citizens from most European nations with a low number of COVID-19 infections from June 27 - two months earlier than originally planned, including some two million people from hard-hit nearby Sweden. [Link]

Germany wants to rescue talks with U.S. on digital services tax

Posted 18 days ago

Germany wants to rescue talks with the United States on how to tax big digital firms such as Google , Amazon and Facebook , the finance ministry said on Thursday after Washington pulled out of the negotiations. [Link]

Germany wants to rescue talks with U.S. on digital services tax

Posted 18 days ago

Germany wants to rescue talks with the United States on how to tax big digital firms such as Google , Amazon and Facebook , the finance ministry said on Thursday after Washington pulled out of the negotiations. [Link]

EU leaders to support extending Russia economic sanctions, sources say

Posted 18 days ago

European Union leaders are expected on Friday to back extending the bloc's main economic sanctions against Russia over the turmoil in Ukraine until the end of January 2021, diplomatic sources and officials said. [Link]

Shunning international tax talks could trigger trade war: OECD

Posted 18 days ago

Failure to work towards an international deal on taxing big digital companies could trigger a dangerous trade war, the OECD said on Thursday, urging countries to remain engaged in talks after Washington announced it was pulling out of them for now. [Link]

Shunning international tax talks could trigger trade war: OECD

Posted 18 days ago

Failure to work towards an international deal on taxing big digital companies could trigger a dangerous trade war, the OECD said on Thursday, urging countries to remain engaged in talks after Washington announced it was pulling out of them for now. [Link]

Polish and U.S. presidents to discuss coperation over nuclear energy

Posted 18 days ago

Polish President Andrzej Duda said on Thursday that cooperation between the United States and Poland over nuclear energy projects will be part of his talks with Donald Trump in Washington next week. [Link]

Chanel warns virus impact will linger on luxury sector

Posted 18 days ago

The luxury industry will feel the fallout from the coronavirus crisis for the next two years if not longer, Chanel's chief financial officer said on Thursday, warning the French fashion label's 2020 revenues and profit would be significantly hit. [Link]

Wirecard faces loan crunch over missing $2.1 billion

Posted 18 days ago

Wirecard's auditor has refused to sign off its 2019 accounts over a missing $2.1 billion, sending the German payments firm's shares down over 60% on Thursday as it warned the delay could cause billions in loans to be called in as early as Friday. [Link]

Factbox: German payments firm Wirecard and its missing billions

Posted 18 days ago

Billions of euros of loans to Wirecard could be called in as early as Friday after the German payments company said its auditor had refused to sign off on its 2019 accounts, knocking more than half the value off its shares on Thursday. [Link]

'Palestinian lives matter': Killing of autistic man by Israeli police draws George Floyd parallels

Posted 18 days ago

The killing of an autistic Palestinian by Israeli police has sparked protests by both Palestinians and Israelis, drawing comparisons with the death of African-American George Floyd in the United States. [Link]

Malaysia could send Rohingya detainees back out to sea: sources

Posted 18 days ago

Malaysia is considering a plan to send nearly 300 Rohingya Muslim refugees detained after arriving on a damaged boat back out to sea once the ship has been fixed, two security sources told Reuters on Thursday. [Link]

Iran says it successfully tests new naval cruise missile

Posted 18 days ago

Iran said on Thursday its navy had successfully fired a new locally made cruise missile during war games in the northern Indian Ocean and near the entrance to the Gulf. [Link]

Wall Street set to open lower on rising virus cases, elevated jobless claims

Posted 18 days ago

U.S. stock futures fell on Thursday as an uptick in COVID-19 infections in parts of the United States threatened to upend bets of a swift economic recovery, with data showing that weekly jobless claims remained elevated. [Link]

Nepal's parliament approves map including territory controlled by India

Posted 18 days ago

The upper house of Nepal’s parliament approved a new map of the country on Thursday including land controlled by India, in a row that has strained ties between the South Asian neighbours. [Link]

Colgate reviewing Chinese toothpaste brand Darlie amid debate on racial inequality

Posted 18 days ago

Colgate-Palmolive on Thursday said it was working to review and evolve its Chinese toothpaste brand, Darlie, the latest in a string of brand reassessments amid a U.S. debate on racial inequality. [Link]

Cash flows into U.S. growth funds surge, value funds see outflows

Posted 18 days ago

U.S. investors have ramped up investments in growth funds over the past few months on expectations of higher returns and safety, while they dumped value funds despite cheaper prices after this year's pandemic-linked selloff. [Link]

Russia says preparing for new wave of coronavirus in autumn

Posted 18 days ago

Russia said on Thursday it was already preparing for a new wave of the coronavirus pandemic in the autumn, after officials reported their lowest daily rise in new infections since May 1. [Link]

Factbox: Major incidents in Mexico's drug gang conflict

Posted 18 days ago

Mexico has been blighted by rising violence during its so-called 'War on Drugs' that began in 2006 during the administration of former President Felipe Calderon, who sent in armed forces to tackle the increasingly powerful drug cartels. [Link]

As Mexico focuses on coronavirus, drug gang violence rises

Posted 18 days ago

The coronavirus is threatening to hamstring Mexico's fight against some of its most vicious drug gangs, as police and officials fall sick, security forces are diverted to guard medical centers and military barracks are converted to COVID-19 clinics. [Link]

Reliance says Saudi's PIF to invest $1.49 billion in Jio

Posted 18 days ago

Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) will buy a 2.32% stake in Reliance Industries' digital unit Jio Platforms for 113.67 billion rupees ($1.49 billion), the Indian conglomerate said on Thursday. [Link]

U.S. Chamber urges China to accelerate purchases of U.S. goods

Posted 18 days ago

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Thursday underscored the importance of functional U.S.-China ties and urged Beijing to step up its purchases of U.S. goods and services as agreed under a Phase 1 trade deal despite delays caused by the coronavirus. [Link]

Oil prices tick up as drop in U.S. product stocks encourages bulls

Posted 18 days ago

Oil prices ticked up on Thursday after U.S. oil product stocks shrank, providing bulls with ammunition ahead of a meeting between OPEC producers and their allies to discuss their future output strategy. [Link]

India says to join June 23 trilateral meeting with Russia, China

Posted 18 days ago

India will take part in a trilateral meeting with Russia and China next week, India's foreign ministry said on Thursday, days after Indian and Chinese troops clashed on a remote Himalayan border, leaving at least 20 people dead. [Link]


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