Monday , July 13 2020

International News

Covid-19: UK opts out of EU’s $2.3bn virus vaccine program

Bloomberg The UK ruled out joining the European Union’s 2 billion-euro ($2.3 billion) coronavirus vaccine program, fuelling concern among doctors that a go-it-alone approach after Brexit risks delaying vital medical supplies. Signing up would prevent the UK from pursuing parallel negotiations with potential vaccine suppliers, the UK’s ambassador to the ...

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Google to restrict ads for tracking tech, spyware

Bloomberg Alphabet Inc.’s Google is changing its policies next month to restrict advertising for spyware and other unauthorized tracking technology. The change “will prohibit the promotion of products or services that are marketed or targeted with the express purpose of tracking or monitoring another person or their activities without their ...

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Trudeau’s gaping deficit begins a new era of debt for Canada

Bloomberg Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set release his first estimate of the full cost of the multiphase effort to buffer Canada from its deepest recession since the 1930s. Trudeau’s finance minister, Bill Morneau, will provide a fiscal update that’s expected to show a current-year deficit of at least $163 ...

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French PM vows to protect economy if 2nd virus wave hits

Bloomberg France’s new government would seek to preserve the economy should a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic force it to bring back lockdown measures, Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Wednesday. “We won’t survive, economically and socially, an absolute and generalised lockdown,” Castex told BFM TV and RMC radio, ...

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Google, Amazon funnel $20mn to virus conspiracy sites

Bloomberg Digital advertising platforms run by Google, Amazon.com Inc. and other tech companies will funnel at least $25 million to websites spreading misinformation about Covid-19 this year, according to a study released Wednesday. Google’s platforms will provide $19 million, or $3 out of every $4 that the misinformation sites get ...

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