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Germany agrees to tighten virus rules as infections rise

Germany agrees to tighten virus rules as infections rise

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Chancellor Angela Merkel and the governors of Germany’s 16 states have agreed to tighten mask-wearing rules and make bars close early in areas where coronavirus infection rates are highBy GEIR MOULSON Associated PressOctober 14, 2020, 9:42 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleBERLIN -- Chancellor Angela Merkel and the governors of Germany’s 16 states agreed Wednesday to tighten mask-wearing rules and make bars close early in areas where coronavirus infection rates are high, an attempt to avoid tougher restrictions now being introduced elsewhere in Europe.The meeting came hours after the country reported more than 5,000 infections in one day for the first time since mid-April. Germany is still in better shape than many other European countries, but infections hav...
Germany agrees $662 million to aid Holocaust survivors

Germany agrees $662 million to aid Holocaust survivors

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Germany has agreed to provide more than a half billion euros to aid Holocaust survivors struggling under the burdens of the coronavirus pandemicBy DAVID RISING Associated PressOctober 14, 2020, 9:51 AM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleBERLIN -- Germany has agreed to provide more than a half billion euros to aid Holocaust survivors struggling under the burdens of the coronavirus pandemic, the organization that negotiates compensation with the German government said Wednesday.The payments will be going to approximately 240,000 survivors around the world, primarily in Israel, North America, the former Soviet Union and Western Europe, over the next two years, according to the New York-based Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, also referred to as t...
Facebook agrees to pay France €106m in back taxes

Facebook agrees to pay France €106m in back taxes

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Facebook has agreed to pay the French government €106m (£95.7m) in back taxes to settle a dispute over revenues earned in the country. The payment covers the last decade of its French operations from 2009. The social networking giant has also agreed to pay €8.46m in taxes on revenues in France for 2020 - 50% more than in 2019. "We pay the taxes we owe in every market we operate," said a Facebook spokeswoman."We take our tax obligations seriously and work closely with tax authorities around the world to ensure compliance with all applicable tax laws and to resolve any disputes, as we have done with the French tax authorities."The social networking giant did not share details of the tax dispute, but France has been pushing tech companies to pay more tax ins...
Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang agrees new contract, Gabriel Magalhaes deal close, Alexandre Lacazette to leave?

Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang agrees new contract, Gabriel Magalhaes deal close, Alexandre Lacazette to leave?

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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has a big rebuilding job on his hands at the Emirates. The Gunners won the FA Cup in 2019/20 but finished in eighth place in the Premier League, 43 points off champions Liverpool. They are expected to do plenty of business this summer, with players coming in and out of the Emirates. Keep up to date with all the latest Arsenal news and gossip below… Let's block ads! (Why?) talkSPORT
Chelsea transfer news LIVE: Oblak refuses to rule out Blues move, Lampard responds to Terry ‘tapping up’ Rice, Emerson agrees terms with Inter Milan

Chelsea transfer news LIVE: Oblak refuses to rule out Blues move, Lampard responds to Terry ‘tapping up’ Rice, Emerson agrees terms with Inter Milan

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Chelsea are set to be among the busiest clubs in this summer’s transfer window. The Blues have already completed the signings of Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner and now are eyeing more big deals, while a number of players have been put up for sale. Keep up to date with all the latest Chelsea news and transfer gossip below… Let's block ads! (Why?) talkSPORT