Apple goes to EU court over $14bn tax case

Business Day | 2019-09-16

Luxembourg/BrusselsApple is fighting the world’s biggest tax case in a quiet courtroom this week, trying to rein in the EU's powerful antitrust chief ahead of a potential new crackdown on internet giants. The iPhone maker can tell the EU General Court in Luxembourg that it is the world’s biggest...

Facebook expands new tool aiming to shrink ‘news deserts’

Dawn | 2019-09-16

Facebook is trying to coax “news deserts” into bloom with the second major expansion of a tool that exposes people to more local news and information. But the social network confesses that it still has a lot to learn. The social media giant said last week it is expanding its “Today In” service to...

China's August industrial output growth grinds to 17-1/2 year low

Business Line | 2019-09-16

The slowdown in China's factory and consumer sectors deepened in August, with industrial production growing at the weakest pace in 17-1/2 years, a sign of increasing weakness in an economy lashed by trade headwinds and soft domestic demand. Production rose 4.4 per cent in August year-on-year, slower...

Oil surges, stock futures slip after attack on Saudi facility

The Times of India | 2019-09-16

Oil prices surged to six-month highs on Monday while Wall Street futures fell and safe-haven bets returned after weekend attacks on Saudi Arabia's crude facilities knocked out more than 5% of global oil supply. U.S. crude futures were last up 11% at $61.10 a barrel, coming off highs on expectations...

Here’s how this veggie could help manage diabetes

Indian Express | 2019-09-16

For all those suffering from diabetes and struggling to keep their sugar levels in check, okra or lady’s finger or bhindi could help. As a nutritious and healthy vegetable, okra is packed with fibre, both soluble and insoluble. As per the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), a...

Kenya Joins Ghana and Malawi to Roll Out Landmark Malaria Vaccine

All Africa | 2019-09-14

Homa Bay -The World Health Organization (WHO) congratulates the Government of Kenya for launching the world's first malaria vaccine today in Homa Bay County, western Kenya. ......

Pliskova wins twice in a day to reach Zhengzhou semis, Svitolina out

Reuters | 2019-09-13

Top seed Karolina Pliskova started Friday in the last-16 at the inaugural Zhengzhou Open and ended the day in the semi-finals after defeating Polona Hercog and Sofia Kenin in succession. ......

Hong Kong Tennis Open postponed amid ongoing protests

CNN | 2019-09-13

(CNN)The 2019 Hong Kong Tennis Open (HKTO) has been postponed after organizers claimed they would be unable to guarantee "a smooth running of the tournament" amid ongoing protests in the city. Hong Kong has been disrupted for almost 15 weeks by increasingly violent demonstrations, which were...

Romelu Lukaku: Italian soccer pundit fired for racist on-air comments about Inter Milan striker

CNN | 2019-09-16

(CNN)Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku has once again been the target of a racist episode in Italy -- but this time on television, with a TV commentator sacked after making shockingly abusive remarks about the Belgian international on air. Luciano Passirani was speaking on Top Calcio 24 about the...

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Chinese premier arrives in Russia for official visit

China | 2019-09-16

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrived in St. Petersburg Monday for a three-day official visit to Russia. The visit comes as the two countries are embracing the...

Half of tigers rescued from Thai temple have died, officials say

The Guardian | 2019-09-16

Inbreeding blamed as only 61 of 147 big cats survive after removal from tourist attraction More than half of the 147 tigers confiscated from a Thai temple have...

600,000 Rohingya still in Myanmar at 'serious risk of genocide': UN

Dawn | 2019-09-16

Rohingya Muslims remaining in Myanmar still face a “serious risk of genocide”, UN investigators said on Monday, warning the repatriation of a million already...

It’s Great to See Democrats Falling in Love With Elizabeth Warren—and Terrible to See Them ...

The Daily Beast | 2019-09-16

I like and admire Elizabeth Warren. I don’t agree with every one of her positions—starting with her most notable one, to which we’ll return shortly. But I’m...

UAE stands with Saudi Arabia in confronting any challenges

Xinhua | 2019-09-16

ABU DHABI, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- The UAE crown prince confirmed the UAE stands with Saudi Arabia in confronting any challenges threatening regional security and...

PM Johnson ‘working flat out’ for Brexit deal ahead of Juncker talks

Belfast Telegraph | 2019-09-16

Boris Johnson will stress his “no ifs, no buts” commitment to an October 31 Brexit in his first face-to-face talks with EU chief Jean-Claude Juncker. The Prime...

Nearly 50,000 General Motors workers slated to go on strike

Sify | 2019-09-16

Washington: Almost 50,000 General Motors workers are slated to strike work across the US after the nation's biggest carmaker failed to reach a pay and...

Nightmare causes sleeping California woman to swallow wedding ring

BBC News | 2019-09-16

A US woman has undergone surgery after removing and swallowing her engagement ring in her...

Bar attack kills five in Mexican president's home state before independence salute

Yahoo Daily News | 2019-09-16

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Five people were shot dead in a bar in the home state of Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador a few hours before he was due to...