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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

Afghanistan inks $160 million solar and wind power deal with US, Turkey, India.

Afghanistan signed a $160 million solar photovoltaic and wind power project deal with the US Agency for International Development (USAID), Turkey, and India that will bolster its grid by 110 megawatts in the next 16...

UAE, Israel eye energy, infrastructure cooperation

The energy ministers of the UAE and Israel explored possible investment opportunities in energy, infrastructure, oil, gas, and renewable energy in a video call on Wednesday. The two countries also focused on advanced...

S. Korean healthcare and cosmetics exports surge 42% in August

South Korea exported US$1.69 billion worth of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and medical devices in August, up 42 percent from a year ago. According to data from the Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI), the...

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...

Politics

Joe Biden endorsed by nearly 500 former top military and national security officials

Since the report from the Atlantic revealing Donald Trumps disparaging comments regarding fallen military officials, the relationship between Trump and the military has since gone under strain. As the weeks narrow down...

Michelle Obama: Ex-FLOTUS says ignore Donald Trump's conspiracy theories about mail-in voting

Despite voting in a similar manner himself during the state elections and primaries, Donald Trump and his allies have repeatedly claimed that mail-in voting, especially at this time of a pandemic, would lead Americans to...

Melania Trump, Donald Trump booed upon visit to Supreme Court to pay respects to Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has led to a partisan clash as to when her replacement is to be selected, with Donald Trump pushing to nominate a new Justice by the weekend. As he and first lady Melania Trump...

Donald Trump claims FDA's potential strengthening of guidelines for COVID-19 vaccine is a political move

Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed that a COVID-19 vaccine would be ready sometime before the election. Following news of the Food and Drug Administrations potential plans to consider tougher guidelines when it comes to...

Science

NASA: Cyclones on Jupiter captured by Juno spacecraft

NASA is closely monitoring other planets in our solar system for signs of unusual activity in order to learn more about the universe. The Juno spacecraft was able to capture unusual weather within the gas giant as it...

Aliens: Experts claim to develop technology that could potentially detect life outside Earth

Along with exploring asteroids and other planets and phenomena in space, scientists are also looking for possible signs of life. In an effort to ultimately answer the question of whether or not we are alone in the...

COVID-19 cure: UK-based researchers make breakthrough in finding 'druggable pocket' in coronavirus

When it comes to finding or developing a cure for the coronavirus or COVID-19, scientists are still in the midst of research and development with some already moving on to preliminary testing. As a definitive cure for the...

Aliens: Scientists present technique to detect water on exoplanets in search for life

In space exploration, scientists are also closely monitoring the cosmos for signs of alien life. A group of astronomers from the United Kingdom have proposed a method to find a certain building block of life on...

Technology

‘Among Us’ is getting a new stage and location following the sequel’s cancellation

Among Us developer and publisher InnerSloth confirmed that the sequel it announced just a little more than a month ago has been canceled. However, fans might still welcome this decision as it also paves the way for the...

‘Starfield’ was close to being a PlayStation 5-exclusive title, report says

Bethesda Game Studios track record in making video games is enough to increase expectations on Starfield. It was then not surprising that Sony reportedly negotiated for the new IP to be initially exclusive on PlayStation...

‘Spider-Man: Remastered’: PlayStation 5 upgrade won’t be free and won’t be sold separately

Marvels Spider-Man had been a critically acclaimed game when it launched in 2018, so it is not surprising that it is one of the first PS4 games to get remastered for PlayStation 5. There are some caveats, though. The...

Naughty Dog hints at ‘exciting things planned’ for ‘The Last of Us’ Day

The Last of Us Part 2 developer Naughty Dog recently announced it is changing the name of an annual event for its fans. It has also somehow led to speculations that the highly requested online multiplayer could be...
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