Investigation Into Apple’s Payment System in Netherlands Nears Decision

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  According to a report Dutch competition authorities are nearing a draft decision in a years-long investigation into Apple over rules requiring software developers to use its in-app payment system, according to a letter sent this month to developers involved in the case. The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets, or ACM, said in 2019 […]

US nears 500,000 COVID-19 deaths as vaccine drives gather momentum

Businesses shut in Myanmar on Monday in a general strike called to oppose the military coup and thousands of protesters gathered in towns and cities despite a chilling message from the junta that confrontation would cost more lives.On Sunday, hundreds of people attended the funeral in the capital Naypyitaw of Mya Thwate Thawte Khaing, a […]

Israel starts reopening as number of vaccinations nears 50%

Shops are open to all but leisure centres limited to those inoculated or immune showing a ‘Green Pass’ app. People in Israel are one step closer to returning to normalcy as the country’s economy began reopening after almost half the population received coronavirus vaccine shots. Swathes of the country opened for business on Sunday with […]

Bitcoin nears $50,000 as it reaches record

Bitcoin has been buoyed in recent months by endorsements from the likes of Paul Tudor Jones and Stan Druckenmiller. Bitcoin reached a new record on Sunday rising above $49,000 for the first time. The world’s largest cryptocurrency reached about $49,344 earlier in the day, and was around $49,202 as of 10:20am in London. It is […]

Bitcoin nears $50,000 as cryptocurrencies ride Tesla wave

Bitcoin powered to a record high on Tuesday, approaching the $50,000 mark, basking in the afterglow of Elon Musk-led Tesla’s investment in the cryptocurrency that had investors believing it may become a mainstream asset class. The most popular cryptocurrency has gained 1,150 percent since its March 2020 lows, as institutional investors searched for alternative investments and […]

Optimism-fuelled oil nears $60 per barrel, highest in a year

The last time Brent traded at $60 a barrel, the pandemic had yet to take hold, economies were open – and demand for fuel was much higher. Oil prices rose about one percent on Friday, after hitting their highest in a year and closing in on $60 a barrel, supported by economic revival hopes and […]

US sets deadly record: More than 3,200 COVID deaths as vaccine nears

The United States saw a record number of COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday and dozens of hospitals reached capacity due to the pandemic’s spread, as the country prepares for a vaccine roll-out in the coming days. COVID-19 deaths reached 3,253, the Reuters news agency reported, with a record 106,219 people hospitalised with the highly infectious respiratory […]

DRC MPs brawl again as president nears power struggle win

Parliament descends into chaos for second day as rival political groups flung chairs and buckets before police restore order. The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) parliament has voted to authorise a motion to remove the House speaker, a move that, if successful, would hand President Felix Tshisekedi a major victory in his power struggle […]

Sri Lanka: Tens of thousands evacuated as Cyclone Burevi nears

About 75,000 people evacuated from homes from the east coast, where tropical cyclone Burevi is expected to make landfall. Sri Lanka has evacuated 75,000 people from homes on the east coast, where tropical cyclone Burevi, packing winds of 80-90 kph (50-56 mph) is expected to hit the island nation late on Wednesday. The cyclone is […]

Thousands flee as Typhoon Vamco nears Vietnam #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

Vietnam braces for Typhoon Vamco to make landfall on its central coast as the death toll in the Philippines rises to 53. Thousands of people fled their homes in Vietnam on Saturday as Typhoon Vamco barrelled towards central regions already pummelled by weeks of successive storms. Airports have been shut, beaches closed, and a fishing […]