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EU lawmakers miffed over new Facebook snub

EU lawmakers miffed over new Facebook snub

Technology
European Union lawmakers are unhappy that Facebook is refusing to comply with their request to send two senior officials to testify at a hearing into the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. The EU parliament's Civil Liberties Committee wants to question Facebook's chief privacy officer and the vice presidents for advertisements and global public policy. The committee said Friday that global public policy vice president Joel Kaplan will attend Monday's hearing, but he will only be accompanied two members of Facebook's public policy team. Committee Chairman Claude Moraes said "we had expected to hear from other speakers." Moraes said "it will be up to members to see if Facebook's answers will be sufficient, convincing and trustworthy." Initially, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg declined to appe...
Russia on brink of last 16 with win over Egypt – highlights & report

Russia on brink of last 16 with win over Egypt – highlights & report

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Russia moved to the brink of qualifying for the last 16 of the World Cup after the host nation beat Mohamed Salah's Egypt in St Petersburg.Russia, who beat Saudi Arabia 5-0 in their opening game, took the lead thanks to a bizarre 47th-minute own goal from Ahmed Fathi, who diverted Roman Zobnin's shot into his own net.Denis Cheryshev doubled Russia's advantage after he finished from Mario Fernandes' pull-back, before Artem Dzyuba sealed the victory with a fine individual goal. Liverpool forward Salah, playing for the first ...
World Cup: Kane's brace gives England World Cup win over Tunisia

World Cup: Kane's brace gives England World Cup win over Tunisia

Sports
June 18 (UPI) -- England defeated Tunisia 2-1 in a Group G match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Monday in Russia's southern city of Volgograd. The scoring was opened by England's forward Harry Kane in the 11th minute. Tunisia's midfielder Ferjani Sassi equalized from the spot in the 35th minute. However Kane's header in the 91st minute sealed three points for England. Another Group G match was played earlier on Monday in Sochi, between Belgium and Panama. Belgium hammered Panama 3-0 to lead the group with three points. England is second after them, also with three points. Panama and Tunisia have failed to win any points so far. England will play their next match, vs Panama, in Nizhny Novgorod on June 24. Tunisia are to face Belgium on June 23 at Moscow's Spartak Stadium. Let's block ads! (Wh...
Audi boss arrested over 'dieselgate' scandal

Audi boss arrested over 'dieselgate' scandal

Business
The chief executive of Audi has been detained by German authorities investigating the "dieselgate" scandal at parent firm Volkswagen. Prosecutors in Munich said Rupert Stadler - the most senior group official to be held since the emissions saga began almost three years ago - was arrested at home in the early hours following a search of the property last week.They said his detention was linked to fears he might obstruct their continuing investigation, adding that he had been remanded in custody by a judge.Audi responded by insisting there was a presumption of innocence in the case involving Mr Stadler, who has led the Audi division since 2007. Image: Mr Stadler is a German national who has held senior positions within VW since 199...
General Electric faces fines over French jobs pledge

General Electric faces fines over French jobs pledge

Business
France is threatening to take the unusual step of fining General Electric if it fails to create a set number of jobs in the country.It is claimed the US industrial giant will renege on a pledge to produce 1,000 new jobs by the end of the year.The Labour minister Muriel Penicaud said GE would face a €50,000 penalty for every job not created.The move could be a test of President Emmanuel Macron's bid to push through more business-friendly policies.GE had committed to create a net 1,000 new jobs by the end of this year when it bought the energy business of France's Alstom in 2014. The US company was in competition for Alstom with Siemens of Germany.But GE had created only 323 jobs by the end of April, the finance ministry said last week.GE chief executi...