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Naver fined 1 billion won for predatory real estate practices

Sep 06, 2020 22:52 pm UTC| Business Law

South Koreas Fair Trade Commission (FTC) slapped Naver with 1.032 billion won in fines and advised it to take corrective action for predatory real estate practices in actively blocking Kakao from entering the real estate...

The labor-busting law firms and consultants that keep Google, Amazon and other workplaces union-free

Aug 26, 2020 11:26 am UTC| Law

American companies have been very successful at preventing their workers from organizing into unions in recent decades, one of the reasons unionization in the private sector is at a record low. What you may not realize...

Uber supreme court battle: even if drivers win, they need new laws to protect them

Jul 24, 2020 14:15 pm UTC| Law

The UK supreme court has just heard an appeal from Uber that has far-reaching implications for UK drivers and the wider gig economy. Uber wants to overturn an employment tribunal ruling from 2016, which improved the lot of...

Cars rule as coronavirus shakes up travel trends in our cities

Jul 22, 2020 12:30 pm UTC| Law

As with other parts of the global economy, COVID-19 has led to rapid changes in transport trends. The chart below shows overall trends for driving, walking and public transport for Australia as of July...

The verdict: Canada's legalization of cannabis is a success

Jul 21, 2020 14:29 pm UTC| Law

A highly regarded British think tank focused on reforming drug laws thinks Canadas legalization and regulation of cannabis has gone well. Transform has been monitoring Canadian reform efforts for some time. Its positive...

S. Korea fines TikTok 186 Million won over privacy issue

Jul 17, 2020 00:26 am UTC| Business Law

South Korea had fined video sharing platform TikTok Pte Ltd. 186 million won for mishandling user data amid growing global privacy concerns of the social media service. According to the Korea Communications Commission...

Legal expert: forced birth control of Uighur women is genocide – can China be put on trial?

Jul 16, 2020 14:18 pm UTC| Law

Uighur women in Chinas Xinjiang province who have more than the approved number of children are being forcibly sterilised, forced to have abortions or having intra-uterine contraceptive devices (IUDs) inserted without...

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Economy

CaixaBank's acquisition of Bankia to create Spain's largest bank

CaixaBank will acquire state-owned Bankia in an all-share deal that would create Spains largest bank with total assets exceeding $786.6 billion. The deal will help the companies tackle dwindling profitability due to the...

Dubai’s DP World to work with Israel’s DoverTower in bid for Haifa Port

Dubai state-owned DP World is teaming up with Israels DoverTower in a joint venture that will bid in the privatization and to conduct a study on opening a direct shipping line between the two Middle East states. Haifa...

60% of pandemic-induced business closures in US become permanent

Yelp data revealed that 97,966 of the 163,735 business closures across the US due to the pandemic as of Aug, 31 wont be reopening. Permanent business closures rose 34 percent since Yelps last report in mid-July. Yelp...

S. Korea, Germany to boost energy ties towards economic recovery, climate goals

South Korea and Germany vowed via a virtual meeting to bolster cooperation in the energy sector towards the recovery of their virus-hit economies and helping each other achieve their climate goals. According to the...

S. Korea's corporate sales suffer record 10.1% drop in Q2

South Korean companies suffered a 10.1 percent dip in sales in the second quarter, its sharpest on record, and plunging from a 1.9 percent on-year drop in the first quarter. It was also the sixth consecutive quarterly...

Politics

Melania Trump: FLOTUS' torched wooden statue replaced in her hometown Slovenia

Melania Trump has a statue in her image that was installed in her hometown in Slovenia, Russia. This was an original life-sized statue of the FLOTUS image that was carved from the trunk of a linden tree however it was...

Joe Biden: Jim Carrey to portray former VP on 'Saturday Night Live'

The comedy sketch show Saturday Night Live has often mocked presidential elections over the years, with cold opens featuring current and former presidents and other political figures. With the new season set to premiere in...

Barack Obama encourages Gen Z and Millenial voters to vote in video for ATTN:

The Obamas are among the most influential political figures, with former first lady Michelle Obama actively encouraging Americans to register to vote by stressing the importance of their votes. This time, former president...

Ivanka Trump: Bob Woodward's book reveals how White House adviser asked James Mattis for a plan to fight ISIS

Ivanka Trump serves as an advisor to her father Donald Trump in the White House, often seen alongside him during political events or attending political events on his behalf. Bob Woodwards new book, Rage, reveals her...

Science

NASA: Astronomers spot exoplanet closely orbiting a white dwarf star

There are still a lot of things about the universe that have yet to be explained, and astronomers recently discovered something once thought to be impossible. Astronomers picked up on an exoplanet orbiting a white dwarf at...

Mars mission: Scientists say acids may have erased traces of alien life on Red Planet

NASA is gearing up for its upcoming Mars mission, with the Perseverance Rover already getting a headstart in its journey to the Red Planet to search for life. However, researchers believe that the search for alien life on...

Climate change: Rising global temperatures will bring in a new Arctic, says scientists

Of all the parts in the world, the Arctic region is taking the biggest hit from the problem that is climate change. The problem has already gone to an extent where scientists are seeing a new Arctic region possibly form...

Aliens: Search for life outside Earth may shift to Venus, says scientist

While the current space exploration missions involve searching for alien life on Mars, a study found that the search for life outside Earth may also lie with another neighboring planet. Instead of searching for life in the...

Technology

‘Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’ Alpha goes live; beta follows in October

The Alpha testing of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War went live this week, but not for everyone. On the bright side, the full schedule of the subsequent beta access has been revealed for all platforms. Call of Duty:...

‘PUBG Mobile’ x BLACKPINK? Tencent teases collaboration with K-pop group

Tencent Games recently launched the PUBG Mobile version 1.0 along with many gameplay and visual improvements. However, it appears that the developer has a few more major updates in the pipeline that might bring BLACKPINK...

iOS 14 goes live on Sept. 16; here’s how to install the OS update

Months ago, the common belief was that the iOS 14 would be released once the new iPhones arrive since that has been the annual tradition for Apple. However, CEO Tim Cook surprised fans after announcing at the Time Flies...

‘GTA 6’: Is Rockstar Games announcing a new game at Sony’s PlayStation 5 event?

Sony is gearing for another PlayStation 5 event this week, and there are speculations that Rockstar Games could be part of it again. The last time the video game studio appeared at a PS5 showcase, they had an announcement,...
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