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Hundreds evacuated from homes as wildfires spread in France | Environment News

Hundreds evacuated from homes as wildfires spread in France |  Environment News

The fires have already burned 7,300 hectares (about 18,000 acres) in southwestern France. Hundreds more people were evacuated from their homes as wildfires continued to rage out of control in southwestern France, authorities said on Friday. More than 1,000 firefighters, supported by nine water-bomber aircraft, have been battling since Tuesday to master two blazes fanned …

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European Parliament adopts landmark laws for internet platforms | Technology News

European Parliament adopts landmark laws for internet platforms |  Technology News

The new rules will improve internet consumer protection and supervision of online platforms. The European Parliament has adopted landmark laws that will improve internet consumer protection and supervision of online platforms. The Digital Services Act (DSA) passed with 539 votes in favour, 54 votes against and 30 abstentions on Tuesday. The Digital Markets Act (DMA) …

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Siemens and Nvidia collaborate to expand digital services

Siemens and Nvidia collaborate to expand digital services

ZURICH, June 29 (Reuters) – Siemens (SIEGn.DE) has signed a partnership agreement with chip designer Nvidia Corp (NVDA.O) to create an industrial metaverse – an enhanced virtual reality for companies to reduce the costs of running their factories, buildings and speed up new product design. The deal is a cornerstone of Siemens Xcelerator, a new …

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Asian shares suffer painful quarter, dollar in rude health

Morning Bid: Why the calm in markets won't last

Men wearing protective masks amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, use mobile phones in front of an electronic board displaying Japan’s Nikkei index outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan June 16, 2022. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Asian stock markets: Nikkei skids 1.5%, Wall St futures down 0.4% Japan …

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Morning Bid: Why the calm in markets won’t last

Morning Bid: Why the calm in markets won't last

A look at the day ahead in markets from Dhara Ranasinghe. Last week’s market turmoil that sparked the biggest weekly drop in world stocks since March 2020, has given way to a degree of calm. But don’t bet on it lasting. In short, until there are clear signs that inflation in major economies is coming …

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US joins 55 nations to set new global rules for the internet

US joins 55 nations to set new global rules for the internet

WASHINGTON, April 28 (Reuters) – The United States and 55 other nations on Thursday signed a political commitment to push rules for the internet that are underpinned by democratic values, at a time when the US has accused Russia of wielding internet disruptions as apart of its escalating attacks on Ukraine. The commitment, called the …

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