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Twitter Now Offers Users Granular Control Over Their Data

Twitter on Wednesday updated its privacy policy, and also introduced new tools for users giving them granular on how their data is used. The new Privacy Policy and data controls will be rolling out in the coming days, according to Twitter. Additionally, Twitter has started offering tips and responding to queries through direct messages with @support chat bot.… Read More »

Dutch four-way coalition talks collapse over migration

Negotiations to form the next Dutch government have collapsed as the four parties involved were unable to decide what to do about migration. Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s centre-right VVD party had sought to strike a deal with the liberal D66, the Christian Democrats and the Green-Left. The talks had been ongoing for 61 days since an election in… Read More »

Microsoft’s LinkedIn Now Has Over 500 Million Members

The professional social network LinkedIn said Monday its membership had swelled to 500 million, as its user base showed steady growth following its acquisition last year by Microsoft. “We recently crossed an important and exciting milestone,” LinkedIn vice president Aatif Awan said in a blog post. “We now have half a billion members in 200 countries connecting, and… Read More »

Hanjin: Final curtain falls on shipping saga

Hanjin Shipping used to be one of the world’s top 10 shipping companies. But now, the final curtain has fallen. This Friday, the firm was declared bankrupt by a South Korean court after months of uncertainty. Hanjin’s collapse is the largest to hit the shipping sector and it sent shockwaves through the industry. What went wrong? For years,… Read More »

Austria to sue Airbus over Eurofighter contract

Austria is to sue Airbus and the Eurofighter consortium over a 2 billion-euro (£1.7bn) deal to buy Typhoon warplanes. Its defence ministry said that following an investigation it believed Austria had been misled over the purchase price. It could sue the two companies for 1.1bn euros, it said. Airbus said the allegations had taken it by surprise and… Read More »

Israel-Palestinian conflict: UN warns Trump over two-state reversal

The UN chief has warned Donald Trump against abandoning the idea of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, saying there is “no alternative”. It comes after Mr Trump went against decades of US policy, saying he would back whatever formula led to peace. Palestinians reacted with alarm to the possibility that the US could drop support for… Read More »

US sanctions Venezuela vice-president over trafficking claims

The US has imposed sanctions on the new vice-president of Venezuela, accusing him of involvement in international drug trafficking. The order adds Tareck El Aissami to the US narcotics “kingpin” sanctions list “for playing a significant role in international narcotics trafficking”. Mr El Aissami, who was appointed last month by President Nicolas Maduro, dismissed the allegations as an… Read More »

Top UK companies consider pay scheme shake-up in response to backlash over huge executive bonuses

One in 10 top UK companies are considering scrapping so-called long-term incentive plans, which have unleashed sweeping waves of criticism for awarding top executives huge pay checks. According to the Financial Times, a shift towards a simpler, share-based bonus system could reduce the divide between the highly-paid chief executives and other workers within companies. Tobacco giant Imperial Brands… Read More »

Kremlin says it wants apology from Fox News over Putin comments

The Kremlin said on Monday it wanted an apology from Fox News over what it said were “unacceptable” comments one of the channel’s presenters made about Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview with U.S. counterpart Donald Trump. Fox News host Bill O’Reilly described Putin as “a killer” in the interview with Trump as he tried to press… Read More »

Fukushima nuclear disaster: Worker sues Tepco over cancer

A Japanese court has begun hearing the case of a man who developed leukaemia after working as a welder at the damaged Fukushima nuclear site. The plaintiff, 42, is the first person to be recognised by labour authorities as having an illness linked to clean-up work at the plant. He is suing Tokyo Electric Power Company, which operates… Read More »