Google Russia agrees to pay $8mn antitrust fine
Apr18

Google Russia agrees to pay $8mn antitrust fine

US technology firm Google has agreed to pay 438 million rubles (nearly $8 million) in fines for antitrust violations in the Russian mobile applications market. The company was found guilty of abusing its dominant position in the market for mobile devices running on Android. The complainant party was Russian tech company Yandex, which accused Google of forcing smartphone makers to pre-install Google Play software on their devices....

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Halt on Trump travel ban extended indefinitely by Hawaii judge
Mar30

Halt on Trump travel ban extended indefinitely by Hawaii judge

US District Court Judge Derrick Watson has extended his halt on enforcement of President Donald Trump’s executive order travel ban, from a temporary order to an indefinite one in a new preliminary injunction. On Wednesday, Judge Watson issued the permanent preliminary injunction after hearing arguments from the Hawaii attorney general and the US Department of Justice. View image on Twitter The travel ban prohibits citizens of...

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Red planet washout: Strong evidence of giant tsunami on Mars — study
Mar29

Red planet washout: Strong evidence of giant tsunami on Mars — study

Researchers have discovered even more evidence that water was once present on Mars, with a new study on data from the red planet suggesting that a giant tsunami roared over its surface some 3 billion years ago. The tsunami was caused by an asteroid plunging into an ocean, according to a team of researchers from France, Italy and the US whose findings are published in the Journal of Geophysical Research. The thumbprint-like ridges...

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Int’l Energy Efficiency, Development Forum Kicks Off in Moscow
Nov23

Int’l Energy Efficiency, Development Forum Kicks Off in Moscow

The Russian capital is hosting ENES 2016 V International Energy Efficiency and Energy Development Forum, which is aimed at discussing ways to lower global energy consumption, starting Wednesday. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The annual event organized by the Russian government and the Russian Energy Ministry is estimated to involve over 10,000 people and more than 100 Russian and foreign energy companies. Key topics of the three-day forum are...

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Trump and Putin discuss ‘strong and enduring relationship’ between U.S. and Russia
Nov15

Trump and Putin discuss ‘strong and enduring relationship’ between U.S. and Russia

President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team says he has spoken with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Trump’s advisers say the two leaders discussed a “range of issues including the threats and challenges facing the United States and Russia,” along with economic issues and the U.S-Russian relationship. Trump’s transition team says that Trump told Putin he looks forward to “a strong and enduring...

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