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Trudeau: My privilege stopped me seeing blackface as racist

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Canada’s prime minister has said “the layers of privilege” he has benefited from meant he did not see that dressing up in blackface was racist. Justin Trudeau has been speaking after a video showing him in blackface emerged, following the release of images of him wearing black make-up on two other occasions. He said his Read More

School kids suing US government over climate change

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In the beautiful state of Oregon an almighty legal row with international implications is unfolding. That’s because four years ago a group of 21 children and young people decided to sue the US government over climate change. When the lawsuit was first lodged in a federal court in Eugene, Oregon, no one thought it would Read More

Pennsylvania joins states opposed to merger of T-Mobile, Sprint

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FILE PHOTO: A smartphones with Sprint logo are seen in front of a screen projection of T-mobile logo, in this picture illustration taken April 30, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Pennsylvania is joining more than a dozen states that have filed a lawsuit aimed at stopping T-Mobile US’s $26 billion purchase of Sprint, Read More

Justin Trudeau insists his ‘brownface incident’ no reason to resign because he is REALLY sorry & promises to do better

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Canadian PM and self-proclaimed champion of diversity Justin Trudeau wore full brownface makeup for an Arabian Nights-themed party at the high-end private school where he taught in Vancouver, but he insists he’s not racist. A photograph of a grinning 29-year-old Trudeau in a turban, brown makeup on his face, neck and hands, and billowing white Read More

Facebook to crack down on extremism by training AI with police videos

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New York attorney general announces Facebook anti-trust probe Letitia James says she is leading a bipartisan coalition of attorneys to determine whether Facebook ‘endangered consumer data, reduced the quality of consumers’ choices or increased the price of advertising’; reaction from Rep. Ro Khanna, Democratic congressman from California. Facebook will work with law enforcement agencies to Read More

Apple spars with EU as $14 billion Irish tax dispute drags on

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LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) – Apple accused the European Commission of misunderstanding its business on day two of the iPhone maker’s appeal against a $14 billion tax order, in a dispute that is key to the EU’s drive to collect more taxes but which could also run for years. FILE PHOTO: CEO Tim Cook speaks at an Read More

Apple says $14 billion EU tax order ‘defies reality and common sense’

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LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) – The European Union’s order to Apple (AAPL.O) to pay 13 billion euros ($14 billion) in back taxes “defies reality and common sense”, the U.S. firm said as the two sides sparred in a case key to the EU’s crackdown on sweetheart deals to multinationals. The iPhone maker is appealing to Europe’s second Read More

U.S. antitrust chiefs face Senate grilling on collaboration, interference

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Top U.S. antitrust enforcers go before the Senate Judiciary Committee’s antitrust panel on Tuesday at a time when a little- watched series of laws designed to protect consumers from monopolies are being used to investigate Alphabet’s Google and others among the world’s most dynamic companies. FILE PHOTO: The logos of Amazon, Apple, Read More

Top U.S. antitrust regulators admit to infighting on big tech probe

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top U.S. antitrust regulators admitted at a congressional hearing on Tuesday that they had wasted time arguing over who would investigate which tech company, as they take on major probes of firms like Alphabet’s Google for allegedly using their market power unfairly. FILE PHOTO: The logos of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Read More