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Let's come together to tax tech giants, say G20 officials eying $100 bn boost

Let's come together to tax tech giants, say G20 officials eying $100 bn boost

Leading world economies must show unity in dealing with aggressive ‘tax optimisation’ by global digital giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook, G20 officials said on Saturday.

Boeing finds debris in fuel tanks of many undelivered 737 MAX jets

Boeing finds debris in fuel tanks of many undelivered 737 MAX jets

Boeing Co has found debris in the fuel tanks of dozens of undelivered 737 MAX jets amid ongoing inspections as the Chicago-based planemaker struggles to restore the trust of airlines ...

Pilot in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash counselled by FAA after 2015 incident

Pilot in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash counselled by FAA after 2015 incident

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) faulted the pilot of the helicopter that crashed in January killing basketball great Kobe Bryant and eight others for violating flight rules in a 2015 incident.

Togo votes as Gnassingbe seeks to extend dynasty's half-century rule

Togo votes as Gnassingbe seeks to extend dynasty's half-century rule

Polling stations opened in Togo on Saturday for a presidential election expected to extend incumbent Faure Gnassingbe's 15-year hold on power, and his family's rule of more than half a century.

France starts shutdown of its oldest nuclear power plant

France starts shutdown of its oldest nuclear power plant

France on Friday evening started shutting down its oldest nuclear power plant at Fessenheim, across the Rhine from Germany, the operator EDF confirmed.

More than 10,000 civilian casualties in Afghan war in 2019: UN

More than 10,000 civilian casualties in Afghan war in 2019: UN

More than 10,000 civilians were killed or wounded in Afghanistan's war last year, the United Nations announced Saturday, as a historic partial truce kicked in across the country.

Coronavirus survivor recounts fear, confusion

Coronavirus survivor recounts fear, confusion

Xiao Yao doesn't know when or where he caught the new coronavirus. He suspects it happened on his train journey home to celebrate the Lunar New Year in Jingzhou city, in central China's Hubei province.

Cast of hit sitcom 'Friends' reuniting for 25th anniversay

Cast of hit sitcom 'Friends' reuniting for 25th anniversay

The cast of the hit US sitcom ‘Friends’ is reuniting for a 25th anniversary special, much to the delight of fans.

South Korea reports 142 more coronavirus cases, total 346

South Korea reports 142 more coronavirus cases, total 346

South Korea reported 142 more coronavirus cases Saturday, the sharpest spike in infections yet, with more than half of the new cases linked to a hospital in a southern city.

US, Taliban set to sign historic deal

US, Taliban set to sign historic deal

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Friday that the US and the Taliban have reached an "understanding" that could result in a "reduction in violence" in Afghanistan.

Nobody should fear new citizenship law: Thackeray

Nobody should fear new citizenship law: Thackeray

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray yesterday said nobody should feel threatened by the new citizenship law (CAA) or National Population Register as these measures are not meant to drive away anyone from the country.

‘Whimsical’ cancellation of VFA will be a mistake

‘Whimsical’ cancellation of VFA will be a mistake

The “capricious and whimsical” cancellation of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) of the Philippines and the United States without Senate concurrence is a “serious mistake,” law experts told senators, as the chamber sought advice on its right in treaty abrogations.

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