EU fines Google a record $5 billion over mobile practices

BRUSSELS (AP) — European regulators came down hard on another U.S. tech giant Wednesday, fining Google a record $5 billion Wednesday for forcing cellphone makers that use the company’s Android operating system to install Google search and browser apps. The European Union said Google’s practices restrict competition and reduce choices for consumers. While Google can […]

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12 Russians accused of hacking Democrats in 2016 US election

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twelve Russian intelligence officers hacked into the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton presidential campaign in the run-up to the 2016 election and released tens of thousands of stolen communications in a brazen effort by a foreign government to meddle in U.S. politics, according to a grand jury indictment announced Friday. The […]

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Shanty towns land reclaimed by govt., set to be demolished

The government will take possession of 10 of the 11 shanty town properties, after the existing homes are demolished and the land is cleared, according to Chairman of the Shanty Town Task Force Senator Dion Foulkes. Foulkes said that the properties were leased for 21 years but those leases are now expired. However, despite admitting […]

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Tesla will build its 1st factory outside US in Shanghai

BEIJING (AP) — Electric car producer Tesla will build its first factory outside the United States in Shanghai, becoming the first wholly foreign-owned automaker in China. Tesla Inc.’s announcement comes amid mounting U.S.-Chinese tension over technology and follows Beijing’s April promise to end restrictions that required foreign automakers to work through local partners. Tesla said […]

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Cuba lifting freeze on new private tourism businesses

HAVANA (AP) — A 16-month freeze on new private restaurants and bed-and-breakfasts will end in December when Cuba’s communist government implements new regulations meant to prevent tax evasion and the accumulation of wealth, state media said Tuesday. Cuban officials who announced the change said that the private sector had become a necessary part of the […]

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