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EU launches 'in-depth' probe of Google bid for Fitbit

EU launches 'in-depth' probe of Google bid for Fitbit

The European Commission launched an ‘in-depth investigation’ on Tuesday into whether US tech giant Google's planned $2.1 billion purchase of smartwatch maker Fitbit would give it an unfair market advantage.

Philippines orders millions to stay home as global virus cases soar

Philippines orders millions to stay home as global virus cases soar

Millions of people in the Philippines were ordered to stay home Tuesday as global coronavirus infections kept soaring, with the World Health Organisation warning against relying on a vaccine ...

Qureshi reaffirms solidarity with Kashmiris

Qureshi reaffirms solidarity with Kashmiris

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that the entire Pakistani nation, including the armed forces, fully stand by the Kashmiri people in their struggle for the right to self-determination.

Yediyurappa, daughter test positive for Covid-19

Yediyurappa, daughter test positive for Covid-19

Allaying fears about his health after testing Covid positive, an upbeat Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa yesterday assured people that there was “nothing to worry about” and he would be discharged from the hospital soon.

Italy inaugurates new Genoa bridge

Italy inaugurates new Genoa bridge

Italy inaugurated a sleek new bridge in Genoa yesterday, though relatives of the 43 people killed when the old viaduct collapsed said the pomp and ceremony risked overshadowing the tragedy.

Former king Juan Carlos to leave Spain

Former king Juan Carlos to leave Spain

Spain’s former king Juan Carlos has told his son, King Felipe, that he is leaving the country, the Royal House said yesterday, in a dramatic move designed to protect the monarchy after corruption allegations against him surfaced.

Masks on as German children start new school year

Masks on as German children start new school year

Lunchbox, books, pencil case – masks? Thousands of children in northern Germany became the first in Europe to begin a new school year yesterday after months of curtailed hours over the coronavirus pandemic.

Tributes paid after death of N Irish Nobel winner Hume

Tributes paid after death of N Irish Nobel winner Hume

Tributes poured in yesterday from across the political spectrum following the death of John Hume, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in ending decades of deadly sectarian violence in Northern Ireland.

Briton jailed for husband’s killing in Malaysia

Briton jailed for husband’s killing in Malaysia

A British woman was jailed for three and a half years yesterday after tearfully admitting she stabbed her husband to death during a fight on the Malaysian holiday island of Langkawi.

Melbourne locks down in frantic race to curb virus

Melbourne locks down in frantic race to curb virus

Australia’s second-biggest city, Melbourne, already under night curfew, announced fresh restrictions on industries including retail and construction yesterday in a bid to contain a resurgence of the coronavirus.

Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksas hope to tighten grip on power in election

Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksas hope to tighten grip on power in election

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa hopes to tighten his hold on the nation’s fractious politics in an election tomorrow that could elevate his brother and allow the two to change the constitution if they prevail.

Russia aims to produce 'millions' of vaccine doses by 2021

Russia aims to produce 'millions' of vaccine doses by 2021

Russia said Monday it aims to launch mass production of a coronavirus vaccine next month and turn out ‘several million’ doses per month by next year.

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