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Google fined $1.7 billion over a 3rd breach of EU antitrust...

Google has been punished with a third fine by the European Union in three years. The Alphabet-owned company was fined €1.49 billion, or $1.7 billion, on Wednesday by European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager over what she said were anticompetitive practices related to its AdSense advertising service. Vestager announced the fine in a tweet. She said…

‘Referendum on democracy’ – Thailand’s first elections in years

Bangkok, Thailand - Thailand is preparing for its first election since 2014's military coup, but with a system designed to weaken political parties and ensure the military's continuing role, few expect the vote to resolve divisions that have plagued the country for two decades. Nearly 52 million Thais are eligible to vote in the March…

US Navy veteran sentenced to 10 years in Iran: Lawyer

A US Navy veteran has been sentenced to 10 years in an Iranian prison for insulting the country's leader and publishing private information publicly, according to his family's lawyer. Michael White was arrested in July last year while reportedly visiting an Iranian woman in the city of Mashad. Iran confirmed the arrest in January. On Saturday, lawyer…

The Maharashtra Muslims acquitted of ‘terrorism’ after 25 years

Bhusawal, Maharashtra - On May 28, 1994, Farukh Ahmad Khan, a tall, slim man, was delivering a lecture to his students in Thane, Maharashtra, when he was told that a police officer was looking for him. Khan, then 24, wanted to work abroad and had applied for a passport. He thought that the officer's visit…

What is Syria’s future after eight years of war?

Eight years ago this week, 15 Syrian teenagers were arrested and tortured for spraying anti-government graffiti on a school wall. That was the beginning of an uprising that led to a civil war which continues today. The Syrian conflict has killed an estimated 450,000 people, according to the UN, and displaced nearly six million. The United…

The world’s biggest and best firms pay Rob Arnott for advice....

It's possible to reach the same conclusion as another person using a different methodology. That's simply the nature of investing. People follow the patterns and signals that look the most compelling to them, and it ultimately informs their decisions. Since there are finite outcomes, it makes sense that results will overlap. It's also possible to…

Australian Cardinal George Pell jailed six years for abusing boys

Disgraced Australian Cardinal George Pell was sentenced to six years in prison on Wednesday for the sexual abuse of two boys in 1996 in a Melbourne cathedral. Pell - once the Vatican's chief financial officer and an adviser to Pope Francis - is the highest-ranking Catholic Church official to be convicted of molesting children. He…

Cheltenham Festival: The potential headliners at this year’s Festival

2018 Gold Cup winner Native River and jockey Richard Johnson are back at Cheltenham this year to defend their crown Cheltenham Festival Venue: Cheltenham Racecourse Dates: 12-15 March First race: 13:30 GMT Coverage: Live commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, plus text commentary, racecards and reports on the…

FBI Most Wanted murder suspect arrested after over 4 years on...

Maryland police officers responding to a call about a suspicious person ended up arresting one of the FBI's Top 10 Most Wanted fugitives. Lamont Stephenson, who had been wanted since being identified as a suspect in a 2014 murder, was found sleeping in a rental truck at about 2 a.m. in Prince George's County, just…

Investors are struggling to spend the $240 billion poured into private...

Investors love private credit: 2018 saw a near-record year of fundraising, second only to 2017's peak of $129 billion. But as more money enters the space, managers are struggling to find enough ways to put all that capital to work. "There's only a handful of opportunities left in private credit that I'd argue still have…
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