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‘I’m not doing it for fun’: German MP returns to parliament as a transgender woman

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Markus Ganserer was re-elected to the Bavarian state parliament in October, but he won’t be taking his seat in the chamber. Instead, Tessa Ganserer, Germany’s first transgender lawmaker, will sit where Markus once did. Representing the Green Party, Tessa Ganserer is Germany’s first openly transgender politician. Ganserer represented Nuremberg North as Markus since 2013, and Read More

WhatsApp enforces new restrictions to combat spread of fake news

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WhatsApp is limiting the number of times a message can be forwarded on in a bid to combat the spread of fake news. The messaging service rolled out the change in India last summer after rumours spread on social media led to several brutal murders and lynchings – and now, the restrictions are being imposed Read More

Dancing school principal breaks rules and becomes Chinese viral sensation

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A school principal in China has gone rogue, binning the state-approved, mandatory daily exercise program in favor of a more ‘Footloose’ approach to keeping his pupils fit and healthy – by shuffling. 40-year-old Zhang Pengfei, principal at Xi Guan Primary School in Shanxi Province, has become an internet sensation in recent days for his unorthodox Read More

Austrian data privacy activist files complaint against Apple, Amazon, others

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VIENNA (Reuters) – Apple (AAPL.O) and Amazon (AMZN.O) are among eight tech firms named in a complaint filed in Austria by non-profit organization noyb, which cited their failure to comply with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). FILE PHOTO: Austrian lawyer and privacy activist Max Schrems checks his mobile phone in his office Read More

Crackdown on Zimbabwe protesters 'a taste of things to come'

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Zimbabwe’s president has cut short his overseas trip after a deadly crackdown on protesters in the African country – which his government has called “just a foretaste of things to come”. Emmerson Mnangagwa had been under growing pressure to end his two-week trip abroad – during which he met Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow Read More

Bombing St. Pete & sinking trade ships: ‘Deterrence’ plan of Estonian journo slammed in Moscow

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A major Estonian news outlet has run an opinion piece suggesting the country purchase a “missile system” that could hit Russia’s St. Petersburg as a means of ‘deterrence’. Moscow blasted the idea as a provocation. Seemingly obsessed with a hypothetic ‘Russian aggression’ against his home country – an Estonian journalist Vahur Koorits has come up Read More

Fire kills two in ski resort popular with Brits

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Two people have been killed after a large fire broke out in the upmarket French ski resort of Courchevel. Firefighters found two bodies in a burnt-out area of the building. Another 22 people were injured in the blaze, four of them seriously. It started at 4.30am local time in a building housing seasonal workers in Read More

Two killed in fire in upmarket French ski resort

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Two people have been killed after a large fire broke out in the upmarket French ski resort of Courchevel. Firefighters found two bodies in a burnt-out area of the building. Another 22 people were injured in the blaze, four of them seriously. It started at 4.30am local time in a building housing seasonal workers in Read More

Sorrell's S4 Capital seeks more deals in digital-only drive

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MUNICH (Reuters) – Martin Sorrell is on the lookout for acquisitions to expand his new advertising venture S4 Capital, aiming to capitalize on the disruption sweeping the industry by pursuing a pure-play digital strategy. FILE PHOTO: Sir Martin Sorrell attends a conference at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, in Cannes, France, June 22, Read More

EU tax on big digital companies could be struck by March: French minister

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FILE PHOTO – French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire leaves following the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, December 19, 2018. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer PARIS (Reuters) – A European Union-wide tax on the world’s top digital companies could be reached by the end of March, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said Read More