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Goldman Sachs banker to join German finance ministry

BERLIN (AFP) – A top Goldman Sachs executive is set to join Chancellor Angela Merkel s new government as a deputy finance minister, a spokesman said, an appointment that drew immediate scorn from the opposition. Joerg Kukies will step down as co-head of Goldman Sachs in Germany and Austria to become a state secretary under new finance chief Olaf Scholz, …

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Trump consultants harvested data from 50 million Facebook users: reports

Data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica harvested private information from more than 50 million Facebook users in developing techniques to support President Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign, the New York Times and London’s Observer reported on Saturday. The Massachusetts attorney general said her office was launching an investigation after the news reports. “Massachusetts residents deserve answers immediately from Facebook and Cambridge …

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Google makes push to turn product searches into cash

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google routinely fields product queries from millions of shoppers. Now it wants to take a cut of their purchases, too. The U.S. technology company is teaming up with retailers including Target Corp, Walmart Inc, Home Depot Inc, Costco Wholesale Corp and Ulta Beauty Inc. Under a new program, retailers can list their products on …

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When is the best time to drink water?

(Online) – Hydration is essential for health, but what are the benefits and drawbacks of drinking water before going to bed? The human body needs water to perform normal bodily functions. It is therefore vital for a person to drink water every day. However, there is some debate about whether people should drink water before going to bed. In this …

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British prime minister very concerned by Facebook data abuse reports

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is very concerned by allegations that the British data firm Cambridge Analytica exploited data on millions of Facebook users without their authorization in election campaigns, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday. The chairman of parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee also alleged that Cambridge Analytica Chief Executive Alexander Nix had “deliberately …

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Apple is developing own MicroLED screens: Bloomberg

(Reuters) – Apple Inc is developing its own MicroLED device displays and has made small numbers of the screens for testing, Bloomberg reported on Sunday. The iPhone maker is developing next-generation MicroLED screens at a secret plant in California and has made a huge investment for this, according to the report. The secret project, code-named T159, is overseen by Lynn …

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Study challenges ‘healthy but obese’ theory

PARIS: Being overweight or obese does pose a risk of heart disease, despite claims to the contrary, a study of nearly 300,000 British adults suggested Friday. While it is generally accepted that being overweight increases a person´s disease risk, some researchers have recently suggested that carrying extra weight does not actually boost death rates for some, particularly the elderly. A …

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Irrfan Khan, Deepika’s film postponed till actor returns from treatment

Indian filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj has decided to reschedule his next film starring Irrfan Khan and Deepika Padukone till the Hindi Medium actor returns from treatment abroad. “Irrfan is a warrior and we know he will conquer this battle. Therefore Deepika Padukone, Prernaa, Kriarj Entertainment and I have decided to reschedule our film and start with renewed energy and celebration when …

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Eid doesn’t belong to Pakistanis only, says Adnan Sami

MUMBAI (Web Desk) – Indian singer Adnan Sami, who left Pakistani nationality to get Indian citizenship certificate, said that Eid is not just for Pakistan, but to the entire Muslim community across the world.In a reply to a post shared by Sami about Navratri and Ugadi, a fan from Pakistan wrote, “I hope you won’t forget to wish us on …

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Kangana Ranaut justifies ban on Pakistani artists in India

Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut has shared her views on the ban on Pakistani talent in India and they may not go down well with her fans on this side of the border. Speaking at the News18 Rising India Summit, the Queen actor supported the ban on Pakistani artists in India. “At the time of ban on Pakistani artists, the country …

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