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Your phone is spying? The truth behind the strange phenomenon

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Almost everyone has an eerie a tale to tell. Perhaps you’ve been talking to a friend about an island vacation, when suddenly deals for the Maldives or Hawaii pop up on your Facebook feed. Or you are talking to your co-worker about yard renovations when advertisements for lawnmowers litter your Twitter, or maybe you were Read More

Germany spent record €23 BILLION on refugees and migrants in 2018 – report

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Germany spent a record €23 billion ($25.65 billion) last year to integrate more than a million refugees at home and “fight the root causes of migration abroad,” according a government report. Describing the circumstances as “extraordinary,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel rolled out the welcome mat to over a million migrants in 2015, at the height Read More

German finance minister expects OECD deal on digital tax in 2020

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Finance Minister Olaf Scholz addresses a news conference to present the results of the latest tax revenue estimate in Berlin, Germany, May 9, 2019. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensc BRUSSELS (Reuters) – German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said on Friday he expected the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) will agree a minimum level of taxation for Read More

China’s tough trade rhetoric leaves talks with U.S. in limbo

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WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – China struck a more aggressive tone in its trade war with the United States on Friday, suggesting a resumption of talks between the world’s two largest economies would be meaningless unless Washington changed course. The tough talk capped a week that saw Beijing unveil fresh retaliatory tariffs, U.S. officials accuse China of Read More

Tough talk from China leaves trade talks with U.S. in limbo

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WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – China struck a more aggressive tone in its trade war with the United States on Friday, suggesting a resumption of talks between the world’s two largest economies would be meaningless unless Washington changed course. A container is carried onto a truck in a logistics center near Tianjin Port, in northern China, May Read More

BDS = anti-Semitism? Germany passes motion against Palestinian protest movement

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Germany’s parliament has passed a motion defining the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement as anti-Semitic. It calls on Berlin to cut funding to groups supporting BDS. The Bundestag voted to adopt the non-binding motion backed by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU party on Friday, making it the first European parliament to do so. The FDP Read More

SoftBank leads funding round for Berlin travel startup GetYourGuide

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Berlin travel startup GetYourGuide said on Thursday it had raised nearly $500 million from investors led by SoftBank’s Vision Fund to expand its online offering of tours and activities that has won a following among millennials. FILE PHOTO: The logo of SoftBank Group Corp is displayed at SoftBank World 2017 conference in Read More

Europe must maintain own course after U.S. blacklisting of Huawei: Germany

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The Huawei logo is seen at the high profile startups and high tech leaders gathering, Viva Tech,in Paris, France May 16, 2019. REUTERS/Charles Platiau BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the powerful BDI industry association distanced themselves on Thursday from the U.S. government’s decision to put Chinese telecom equipment giant Huawei Technologies on Read More

Get ready to pay more for airline tickets as new aviation fuel tax looms

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The European Commission is considering aviation fuel tax that is supposed to reduce carbon emissions by 11 percent and have a “negligible” impact on jobs and the economy. But experts say that it will have far-reaching effects. According to a leaked EC report, taxing aviation kerosene sold in Europe would cut aviation emissions by 16.4 Read More

‘As if Germany is a US colony’: Bundestag energy chief lashes out at Russia sanctions

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Only the US – not Germany or the EU – is interested in economic sanctions against Russia, the head of the Bundestag’s economy and energy committee has said. German MPs are looking at ways to lift the restrictions, he added. Bundestag energy and economy chief Klaus Ernst of Die Linke party accused the US of Read More