• 50 US states announce antitrust probe of Google

      50 US states announce antitrust probe of Google

      The backlash against Big Tech moved into a new phase Monday as officials from nearly all US states announced an antitrust investigation into the dominance of internet giant Google. The announcement from 50 attorneys general calls for a probe into whether Google abused its power in the online ecosystem at the expense of rivals or consumers.

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    • Mixed cement on ISS paves way for future space colonies

      Mixed cement on ISS paves way for future space colonies

      Concrete, in one form or another, has been a staple of human construction for some 5,000 years. Now, researchers have finally brought the ancient technology to outer space. For the first time, scientists have successfully mixed cement - a primary ingredient of concrete - in the microgravity environment aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

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    • Argentina returns to currency  controls as debt crisis spirals

      Argentina returns to currency controls as debt crisis spirals

      Restrictions on access to dollars took effect in Argentina on 2 Sept. as the government tries to control a rapid loss of foreign reserves and an accelerating devaluation of the currency. The measure says residents can’t buy more than $10,000 a month without permission from the Central Bank. Institutions need permission for lesser sums. It also says that dollars earned for exports should be brought into the company within five days of the time they are paid. Importers also need permission to make payments. It also bars people from buying dollars to pay domestic debts.

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    • Seeking gas, Zelensky slams Nord Stream 2

      Seeking gas, Zelensky slams Nord Stream 2

      Ukraine's president Volodymyr Zelensky on Saturday slammed the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline as a "threat" to Europe and welcomed moves by Kiev to tap into US gas supplies, news wires reported. He made the comments beside Poland's President Andrzej Duda in Warsaw, where he was due to attend Sunday ceremonies marking 80 years since the outbreak of World War II.

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    • US to hit China with new set of tariffs

      US to hit China with new set of tariffs

      In a sharp escalation of the Trans-Pacific trade war the US is on a way to impose fresh tariffs on a range of Chinese goods, news wires reported. Starting from 1 September, a renge of Chinese products will be hit with 15% duties worth billions of dollars. By the end of the year, Washington aims to impose tariffs on almost all Chinese imports into the US. Beijing reacted by saying it has "ample" means to retaliate, while also calling for both sides to continue trade negotiations.

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    • Italy unemployment rate reaches 9.9% in July

      Italy unemployment rate reaches 9.9% in July

      Italy’s unemployment rate reached almost 9.9% in July after an upward revision to the previous month’s data, as some 18,000 jobs were lost, national statistics bureau ISTAT reported on Friday. That compares with the Eurozone average of 7.5% and is much higher than 3.4% in the Netherlands and 5% in Germany.

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