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French police raid homes of gov’t officials as part of COVID-19 inquiry

French police raid homes of gov’t officials as part of COVID-19 inquiry

World
Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Authorities on Thursday raided the homes of the former French prime minister and current and former health ministers over Paris' response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The raids were carried out in connection with an investigation by Paris prosecutors after they received a number of complaints from coronavirus patients, doctors, police and other officials. Advertisement Police conducted morning raids at the home of former Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, health hinister Olivier Veran and former health minister Agnes Buzyn. Officials also searched Veran's office. Authorities also searched the home of Sibeth Ndiaye, former spokeswoman for President Emmanuel Macron, officials said. The investigation of public officials is targeted in scope to examine specific aspects of the gove...
SBI relocates financial inclusion, micro market division to Delhi for better synergy with govt

SBI relocates financial inclusion, micro market division to Delhi for better synergy with govt

Finance
New Delhi: In a bid to promote financial inclusion and better coordination with the government, State Bank of India (SBI) on Friday relocated the financial inclusion and micro market (FI&MM) division from its Mumbai corporate office to the national capital. The FI&MM division takes care of 8,000 rural and semi-urban branches catering to bottom of the pyramid segment and 64,000 customer service points (CSPs) managed by business correspondents and 58,000 ATMs. Besides, the division is responsible for running all the government-sponsored schemes, including direct benefits trasfer like PM-KISAN, in coordination with various departments and ministries. According to SBI Chairman Rajnish Kumar, the focus of the Delhi-based division will be community service, financial inclusion and runn...
Protests decry Polish gov’t plan to leave anti-violence deal

Protests decry Polish gov’t plan to leave anti-violence deal

World
Thousands of people in Warsaw and other cities in Poland have protested plans by the conservative government to withdraw from Europe's Istanbul Convention against domestic violence and violence against women and childrenByThe Associated PressJuly 24, 2020, 9:17 PM2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleWARSAW, Poland -- Thousands of people in Warsaw and some other cities in Poland protested Friday against plans by the conservative government to withdraw from Europe’s Istanbul Convention against domestic violence and violence against women and children. Carrying signs of the “Women’s Strike” rights movement, they chanted “Fight against the virus not against women” as they marched through downtown Warsaw. They rallied in front of the offices of a Roman Catholic organiz
Details of NHS deals with tech giants released by govt after legal threat

Details of NHS deals with tech giants released by govt after legal threat

Technology
The government has released the details of deals struck with big tech firms to handle NHS data, after a legal challenge from campaigners.The documents show the data-sharing arrangements made between the NHS and Microsoft, Google, Faculty and controversial Silicon Valley firm Palantir. They were released to news website openDemocracy and tech campaign group Foxglove after the two organisations sent a legal letter demanding disclosure of the contracts under the Freedom of Information Act.Over 13,000 people had signed a petition calling for publication of the documents.A lawsuit against the government was set to be issued on Friday. ...

Libya gov’t warns of escalation after attacks near embassies

World
The head of Libya’s U.N.-supported government is warning of an escalation in the battle for Tripoli after rockets struck near foreign embassies in the capital, drawing sharp condemnation from the European Union and United NationsByThe Associated PressMay 8, 2020, 9:21 PM3 min read3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleCAIRO -- The head of Libya’s U.N.-supported government on Friday warned of an escalation in the battle for Tripoli after rockets struck near foreign embassies in the capital, drawing sharp condemnation from the European Union and United Nations. The Tripoli-based health ministry said an attack late Thursday killed at least three civilians and wounded four others when rockets struck near the perimeter of the Italian ambassador’s residence in the crowded