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Virus-isolated silver surfers ride a new tech wave

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Before entering coronavirus lockdown with the rest of Britain in March, 73-year-old Pamela Cox had never shopped or banked online. Zoom was something you did with a camera lens. Now the retiree is one of many in her generation finding a new IT proficiency later …

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France, US agree to extend digital tax row talks

Paris, France | AFP | Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump have agreed to extend negotiations on a dispute over a French tax on digital giants to the end of the year, postponing Washington’s threat of sanctions against Paris, a French diplomatic source said Monday. The source said the French and …

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US urges countries to suspend digital taxes

Washington, United States | AFP |  US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Wednesday urged countries like France to suspend taxes on global computing giants and wait for a negotiated agreement on international taxation. As the United States is poised to impose tariffs of up to 100 percent on $2.4 billion …

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Museveni: IGP should sack non-committed Police Officers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has ordered the Inspector General of Police, Martin Okoth Ochola, to sack all non-committed police officers. Museveni, who was speaking on Thursday after the commissioning of the National Command Centre at Naguru police headquarters, said with available technology, crime won’t …

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PM Boris Johnson supports new digital tax

Johnson insists US digital giants must be taxed ‘fairly and properly’ Biarritz, France | AFP |  British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday said that US digital giants needed to be taxed “fairly and properly” in a growing dispute with the United States over taxing the likes of Amazon, Apple, …

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