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Macron presses tech giants on taxes, working conditions

Macron presses tech giants on taxes, working conditions

French President Emmanuel Macron yesterday urged Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and the bosses of other tech companies accused of hoovering up personal data while avoiding taxes to use their clout for global good.

In power hungry nation, some advocate a nuclear revival

In power hungry nation, some advocate a nuclear revival

Filipino Wilfredo Torres was hired as a technician for Southeast Asia’s only nuclear power plant in the 1980s, but has spent the past decade giving guided tours at the never-used facility.

Conte approved as next Italian prime minister

Conte approved as next Italian prime minister

Italy’s president yesterday approved little-known lawyer Giuseppe Conte’s nomination to be prime minister of a government formed by far-right and anti-establishment parties.

Duterte urged to lift martial law in Mindanao

Duterte urged to lift martial law in Mindanao

The opposition Liberal Party has urged the government to lift the martial law decree imposed on Mindanao, claiming it was preventing Marawi City from healing the wounds inflicted by the Maute attack last year.

Teen killed in Texas school shooting buried in Karachi

Teen killed in Texas school shooting buried in Karachi

Hundreds mourned a Pakistani exchange student killed in a mass shooting at a Texas high school last week during her burial in Karachi yesterday.

Intelligence chief asked me to quit in 2014: Sharif

Intelligence chief asked me to quit in 2014: Sharif

Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif yesterday accused a former intelligence chief of asking him to resign during opposition protests in 2014, comments likely to further fray tense civil-military relations ahead of general elections.

Karnataka CM to take floor test tomorrow

Karnataka CM to take floor test tomorrow

Karnataka’s new Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy will take the floor test in the Assembly tomorrow to prove that the Janata Dal-Secular-Congress coalition government enjoys a majority in the house.

Karnataka reports cases of rare virus

Karnataka reports cases of rare virus

Health officials were checking yesterday if a rare, brain-damaging virus had spread to a second state after two suspected cases reported in southern Karnataka, as the death toll in adjacent Kerala, where the outbreak began, rose to 11.

Colossal sculpture Kerala’s new tourist attraction

Colossal sculpture Kerala’s new tourist attraction

Kerala is set to open its new tourist attraction — a gigantic sculpture that houses various facilities atop a hill 1,000ft above sea level.

Protester killed in smelter agitation

Protester killed in smelter agitation

One person died and others were wounded by gunfire in south India yesterday in fresh violence related to protesters’ demands that a copper smelter be shut on environmental grounds.

Irish PM urges voters to see through abortion ‘tactics’

Irish PM urges voters to see through abortion ‘tactics’

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar accused campaigners opposing a referendum on liberalising Ireland’s abortion regime of trying to dupe voters into thinking the government could still change the laws even if they voted ‘No’.

MH370 latest search draws a blank, to end next week

MH370 latest search draws a blank, to end next week

The search for flight MH370 will end next week, Malaysia’s transport minister said yesterday, more than four years after the plane disappeared and triggered one of the world’s greatest aviation mysteries.

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