24
Dec
2020
Posted by: In: Alibaba, alibaba china, Alibaba Group, alibaba investigation, anti monopoly investigation, anti monopoly probe, Beijing, China, monopoly, World

China launches anti-monopoly probe into Alibaba Group, stepping up pressure – National

Chinese regulators on Thursday announced an anti-monopoly investigation of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, stepping up the ruling Communist Party’s efforts to control fast-growing tech industries. President Xi Jinping’s government promotes e-commerce and other online industries but worries about the dominance of Alibaba and other market leaders. The ruling party…
07
Dec
2020
Posted by: In: 2 michaels, Canada, Canada-China relations, China, China United States, detained Canadians China, Francois-Philippe Champagne, Huawei detained Canadians, Meng Wanzhou, Michael Kovrig, Michael Spavor, Spavor Kovrig China Canada, Two Michaels, World

Champagne hints at progress in case of detained Canadians, but mum on Meng Wanzhou deal – National

Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne on Monday said progress is being made in the continued push for the release of two Canadians detained in China, but wouldn’t say if it’s because of a reported deal for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou. The Wall Street Journal and Reuters reported last week…
22
Oct
2020
Posted by: In: Biden Trump, debate 2020, debate presidential time, debate trump biden, Donald Trump, final us debate, Joe Biden, presidential debate, Trump debate, Us Election, us election 2020, US Presidential Election, what time is the debate, World

Muted mics and coronavirus: What to watch in the final 2020 U.S. presidential debate – National

U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden squared off Thursday night in their final debate, which stood as the trailing incumbent’s best chance to change the race’s trajectory with just 12 days until the election. The Nashville debate offered them a final national stage to outline starkly different visions…
28
Sep
2020
Posted by: In: Donald Trump, Donald Trump Taxes, New york times trump tax, new york times trump taxes, ny times trump taxes, nyt trump taxes, Politics, Trump tax returns, trump tax returns released, Trump taxes, trump taxes new york, Us Election, World

Trump’s reported debts raise national security issues for possible 2nd term: experts – National

Revelations that President Donald Trump is personally liable for more than $400 million in debt are casting a shadow over his presidency that ethics experts say raises national security concerns he could be manipulated to sway U.S. policy by organizations or individuals he’s indebted to. New scrutiny of Trump,…
21
Sep
2020
Posted by: In: appeals court trump tax returns, Donald Trump, donald trump tax returns, Trump, trump appeals tax returns, Trump finances, Trump Financial Records, Trump tax returns, World

Quest for Trump’s tax returns based on ‘mountainous record’ of evidence: prosecutor – National

The Manhattan district attorney’s office told a federal appeals court Monday that its quest to gain access to President Donald Trump’s tax returns is supported by “a mountainous record” of public allegations of misconduct. The president and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. have been battling for more than…
29
Aug
2020
Posted by: In: Anti-Netanyahu Protests, Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel, Israel corruption, Israel corruption protests, Israel government protests, Israel protests, Jerusalem, Netanyahu protests, Politics, World

Thousands rally for weekly anti-Netanyahu protests in Israel – National

JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of Israelis demonstrated Saturday in Jerusalem in a continuation of summer-long weekend rallies demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who faces a corruption trial and accusations of mishandling the coronavirus crisis. Smaller protests also took part in other parts in Israel, including overpasses…
03
Aug
2020
Posted by: In: Cyrus R. Vance, Donald Trump, Donald Trump tax return, Donald Trump Taxes, New York, New York City, Politics, Trump, trump tax return, Trump taxes, World

‘Protracted criminal conduct’: Prosecutor seeks Trump’s taxes, cites probe of business – National

A Manhattan prosecutor trying to get U.S. President Donald Trump’s tax returns told a judge Monday that he was justified in demanding them, citing public reports of “extensive and protracted criminal conduct at the Trump Organization.” Trump’s lawyers last month said the grand jury subpoena for the tax returns was…
24
Jul
2020
Posted by: In: Back to School, Back To School Shopping, Consumer, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID-19 Online Shopping, Health, Online Shopping, Online Shopping COVID-19, U.S., World

Coronavirus: COVID-19 drives surge of online shopping

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in thousands of people shying away from malls and in-person retailers due to concerns over limiting the spread of the coronavirus and as a result, online shopping companies are seeing a surge of business. With back-to-school around the corner in the U.S., some consumer experts…
01
Jul
2020
Posted by: In: China, FCC Huawei, Huawei, Huawei China, Huawei FCC, Huawei national security threat, Tech, U.S. Huawei, us-china, World, ZTE

China says US ‘oppressing’ Huawei with ‘national security risk’ label – National

China on Wednesday demanded Washington stop “oppressing Chinese companies” after U.S. regulators declared telecom equipment suppliers Huawei and ZTE to be national security threats. The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday blocked the Chinese vendors from receiving subsidies from a government fund, stepping up efforts to limit their access to the U.S. market.…
07
Jun
2020
Posted by: In: Canada, content moderators coronavirus, content moderators social media, Coronavirus, COVID-19, , Health, Instagram coronavirus, moderating misinformation coronavirus, online content moderators coronavirus, , Tech, , World

Online platforms scramble as content moderators in short supply amid coronavirus – National

While hundreds of thousands of companies across the country have seen work grind to a halt amid COVID-19, Chris Priebe is experiencing the opposite. The owner of Two Hat, an artificial intelligence-powered content moderation company based in Kelowna, B.C., has never been busier helping customers including gaming brands Nintendo Switch,…