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File---Picture taken June 24, 2020 shows the Wirecard logo at the headquarters of the payment service provider in Aschheim, Germany. (Sven Hoppe/picture-alliance/dpa via AP, file)
July 01, 2020 - 5:04 am
BERLIN (AP) — Investigators searched the headquarters of German payment systems provider Wirecard and four other locations Wednesday as part of their probe of an accounting scandal that led to the arrest of the company's longtime CEO and forced the firm to file for bankruptcy protection. Twelve...
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FILE - In this May 2, 2020, file photo, people, including those with the boogaloo movement, demonstrate against business closures due to concern about COVID-19, at the State House in Concord, N.H. Facebook says it is banning a “U.S.-based anti-government network" associated with the broader “boogaloo" movement, designating it as a dangerous organization similar to groups like ISIS and white supremacist groups and individuals already banned from its service. As part of the announcement, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 Facebook said it has removed 220 Facebook accounts, 95 Instagram accounts, 28 Pages and 106 groups that that comprise the violent Boogaloo-affiliated network. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
June 30, 2020 - 4:02 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Facebook has banned an extremist anti-government network loosely associated with the broader “boogaloo” movement, a slang term supporters use to refer to a second Civil War or a collapse of civilization. But the platform didn't try to name the group, underscoring the...
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FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 13, 2019 file photo, electric rental scooters lie on a sidewalk in Berlin, Germany. Britain is giving the green light for trials of electric scooter rental programs, as authorities look for ways to help people get moving while maintaining distance and easing pressure on public transit. The transport department on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 unveiled new regulations that take effect on the weekend and pave the way for e-scooter rentals in Britain. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)
June 30, 2020 - 3:58 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain gave the green light Tuesday for trials of electric scooter rental programs, as authorities look for ways to help people get moving while maintaining distance and easing pressure on public transit as pandemic lockdown restrictions ease. The Transport Department unveiled new...
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June 30, 2020 - 3:56 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A company wants to use an advanced balloon to fly customers from Earth's surface in Alaska to the highest reaches of the planet's atmosphere. Florida-based startup firm Space Perspective plans to use the Pacific Spaceport Complex in Kodiak to serve as one of the launch...
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FILE - This Nov. 15, 2019, file photo shows logs of Yahoo Japan and Line Corp. in Tokyo. Online services Yahoo Japan and Line Corp. said Tuesday, June 30, 2020, the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic is causing delays that will push back their merger to later than the scheduled October date. (Shinji Kita/Kyodo News via AP, File)
June 30, 2020 - 5:51 am
TOKYO (AP) — Online services Yahoo Japan and Line Corp. said Tuesday the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic is causing delays that will push back their merger to later than the scheduled October date. Z Holdings Corp., which operates Yahoo Japan, and Naver Corp. of South Korea, which owns a...
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FILE - This Feb. 25, 2020, photo shows the icon for TikTok taken in New York. India is banning 59 apps with Chinese links, saying their activities endanger the country’s sovereignty, defense and security. India’s decision comes as its troops are in a tense standoff with Chinese soldiers in eastern Ladakh in the Himalayas that started last month. India lost 20 soldiers in a June 15 clash. The government says the banned apps include TikTok, UC Browser, WeChat and Bigo Live, as well as the e-commerce platforms Club Factory and Shein, that are used in mobile and non-mobile devices connected to the Internet.(AP Photo, File)
June 29, 2020 - 9:01 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — India on Monday banned 59 apps with Chinese links, saying their activities endanger the country’s sovereignty, defense and security. India’s decision comes as its troops are involved in a tense standoff with Chinese soldiers in eastern Ladakh in the Himalayas that started last...
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June 29, 2020 - 7:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — WarnerMedia said Monday it will sell the iconic CNN Center in downtown Atlanta, but that it doesn't mean the network will abandon the city. The network will consolidate its Atlanta workforce in a series of offices across town, the same office campus where CNN was first located upon...
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FILE - This April 9, 2020 file photo shows a closed Patagonia clothing store in Freeport, Maine. The outdoor gear company Patagonia is the latest brand to announce an advertising boycott of Facebook and its Instagram app, saying the social media giant has “failed to take steps to stop the spread of hateful lies and dangerous propaganda on its platform." Patagonia joins The North Face and the outdoor gear company REI, which have announced similar boycotts in recent days. It is not clear how much the boycotts will affect Facebook's advertising revenue, which was nearly $70 billion in 2019, making up nearly all of its total revenue. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
June 29, 2020 - 6:56 pm
For years, social media platforms have fueled political polarization and hosted an explosion of hate speech. Now, with four months until the U.S. presidential election and the country’s divisions reaching a boiling point, these companies are upping their game against bigotry and threats of violence...
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FILE - In this Thursday, June 25, 2020 file photo, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), attends a press conference, at the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The head of the World Health Organization dismissed complaints from countries complaining that contact tracing is too difficult to implement as a control strategy for the pandemic as “lame.” The U.N. health agency has repeatedly advised countries that shutting down their COVID-19 outbreaks requires having a strong contact tracing program in place, a labour-intensive process of tracking down contacts of people with coronavirus to ensure those at risk isolate themselves. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP, File)
June 29, 2020 - 1:42 pm
LONDON (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization on Monday dismissed complaints from countries complaining that contact tracing is too difficult to implement as a control strategy for the coronavirus pandemic as “lame.” The U.N. health agency has repeatedly advised countries that shutting...
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FILE - In this June 3, 2020 file photo, Stefan Perez, second from left, addresses a crowd at a rally in Detroit over the death of George Floyd. Many have seen on video a consistent drumbeat of deaths of people of color at the hands of police since they were children. They also have native fluency in social media, where information and communication can translate quickly into real-life action. Now, in big cities and small towns, whether liberal or conservative, the new young organizers are taking matters into their own hands and bringing together hundreds or thousands of people to peacefully press for change. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
June 27, 2020 - 11:14 am
Before George Floyd stopped pleading for air beneath a police officer's knee, 19-year-old Weidmayer Pierre was planning to work at Wal-Mart during his summer break from Palm Beach State College. Now his days look completely different. Pierre has quit his retail job to focus on organizing Black...
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