Day: June 15, 2020

Facebook rejects call to share revenue with Australian media

Facebook on Monday rejected calls from the Australian government and news companies that it share advertising revenue with the media, suggesting it would rather cut news content from its platform. The US tech giant said in a submission to Australia’s competition watchdog that news represents a “very small […]

Macron rejects tearing down statues in France

President Emmanuel Macron vowed on Sunday that France would not seek to erase elements of its history or take down statues of controversial public figures, despite growing global scrutiny of former colonial powers in the wake of worldwide protests. In an address to the nation, Macron said France […]

Beijing outbreak shows need to be ready as economies reopen

BEIJING — China moved swiftly Monday to try to control a new outbreak of the coronavirus after 36 more cases were confirmed in Beijing. People were lined up at hospitals and other facilities around the capital as authorities rushed to administer thousands of nucleic acid tests of people […]

Netanyahu turns to rich friend to fund corruption trial fees

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is on trial for accepting gifts from wealthy friends. But that has not stopped him from seeking another gift from a wealthy friend to pay for his multimillion-dollar legal defense. The awkward arrangement opens a window into the very ties with […]

Atlanta police shooting of black man was a homicide, coroner says

The death of Rayshard Brooks, a black man killed by a white police officer in Atlanta on Friday, was a homicide caused by gunshot wounds to the back, the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office said on Sunday. Brooks’ death reignited protests in Atlanta after days of worldwide demonstrations […]

Fears for Philippines press freedom as court finds Maria Ressa guilty of libel

MANILA – Veteran Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, whose website has put President Rodrigo Duterte under tough scrutiny, was convicted of libel on Monday and faces up to six years in jail, in a ruling widely seen as a blow to media freedom. Ressa, chief executive of Rappler (www.rappler.com) […]

Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah chairs meeting

Shri Amit Shah says we have to make the country and the national capital Corona free, healthy and prosperous at the earliest under the leadership of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi Home Minister Shri Amit Shah directs Central Government, Delhi Government and all three Municipal Corporations of […]

Shah holds all-party meet on COVID-19 situation in Delhi

New Delhi, Jul 15: Union Home Minister Amit Shah held a meeting with the leaders of all political parties of Delhi on Monday to discuss about the novel coronavirus situation, officials said. The meeting was held in the wake of rising novel coronavirus cases in Delhi. Shah apprised the […]

Sushant Singh Rajput found hanging in Bandra home

Mumbai, Jun 14: Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput was found hanging at his Bandra apartment on Sunday, police said. He was 34. His last screen appearance was “Chhichhore”, directed by Nitesh Tiwari. He has committed suicide at his residence in Bandra. He was found hanging today. We are investigating,” […]

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