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FILE - In this Friday, March 27, 2020 file photo, Pope Francis delivers the Urbi and Orbi prayer (To the City and To the World) in an empty St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican. The pontiff likened the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic to a storm laying bare illusions that people can be self-sufficient and instead finds "all of us fragile and disoriented" and needing each other's help and comfort. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
May 16, 2020 - 12:17 pm
On a rainy evening in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis delivered a special blessing, asking God for help against the coronavirus. The square in Vatican City would normally be packed with onlookers, but no one was standing on the glistening cobblestones in March as he implored God to "not leave us...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2019, file photo, A logo of Huawei retail shop is seen through a handrail inside a commercial office building in Beijing. The U.S. government is imposing new restrictions on Chinese tech giant Huawei by limiting its ability to use American technology to build its semiconductors. The Commerce Department said Friday, May 15, 2020 the move aims to cut off Huawei’s undermining of existing U.S. sanctions. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
May 16, 2020 - 2:38 am
BOSTON (AP) — The U.S. government has imposed new restrictions on Chinese tech giant Huawei's ability to use American technology, stepping up a conflict with Beijing over industry development and security. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Friday that Washington wants to prevent Huawei from...
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FILE - This Tuesday, July 19, 2016, file photo shows the Google logo at the company's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Federal and state regulators in the U.S. are preparing to file antitrust lawsuits alleging Google has abused its dominance of online search and advertising to stifle competition and and boost its profits, according to a report published Friday, May 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
May 15, 2020 - 8:26 pm
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Federal and state regulators in the U.S. are preparing to file antitrust lawsuits alleging Google has abused its dominance of online search and advertising to stifle competition and and boost its profits, according to a report published Friday. The Wall Street Journal...
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May 15, 2020 - 12:46 pm
Facebook has bought Giphy, a popular tool for creating the animated images known as GIFs that pepper conversations around the internet. The companies did not disclose financial terms. Citing unnamed people familiar with the matter, Axios said the deal is valued around $400 million. Facebook said in...
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Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) walks to the Chancellery on foot, accompanied by her bodyguards, after the government questioning in the Bundestag in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, May 13, 2020. In the 159th session of the German Bundestag, besides the government questioning, discussions about foreign missions of the Bundeswehr are on the agenda. (Michael Kappeler/dpa via AP)
May 13, 2020 - 11:42 am
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday there is “hard evidence” of Russian involvement in a cyberattack on the German parliament in 2015 that reportedly also involved the theft of documents from her own parliamentary office. German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported last week...
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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2011, file photo, Director of research Judy Mikovits talks to a graduate student and research associate in the lab, at the Whittemore Peterson Institute for Neuro-Immune Disease, in Reno, Nev. Tech companies scrambled to take down a 26-minute documentary-style video called “Plandemic” of Mikovits promoting a string of questionable, false and potentially dangerous coronavirus theories. (David Calvert for AP Images, File)
May 12, 2020 - 7:56 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — One by one, tech companies across Silicon Valley scrambled to take down a slickly produced video of a discredited researcher peddling a variety of conspiracy theories about the coronavirus. It was all too late. The 26-minute documentary-style video dubbed “Plandemic,” in which anti-...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2019, file photo, a restaurant advertises Uber Eats in the Coconut Grove neighborhood in Miami. The Wall Street Journal reports that Uber is considering acquiring Grubhub in a deal that would give the companies control over a majority of the U.S. food delivery business. Citing anonymous sources, the newspaper says Uber approached Grubhub earlier this year with an all-stock takeover offer. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
May 12, 2020 - 7:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Uber is considering acquiring Grubhub in a deal that would give the companies control over a majority of the U.S. food delivery business, according to published reports. Ride-sharing and food delivery giant Uber Technologies Inc. approached Grubhub Inc. earlier this year with an all...
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May 12, 2020 - 6:34 pm
Facebook has agreed to pay $52 million to its content moderators whose job has them viewing graphic and disturbing posts and videos on its platforms. In a 2018 lawsuit, third-party contractors for the company said that Facebook failed to properly protect them against severe psychological and other...
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In this photo taken on Thursday, May 9, 2020, Vicky Economopoulou, left, and Eva Kexagia, who run a vegan bistro, checks their laptop in Athens. Greece plans to rapidly expand government digital services in 2020 to try and slim down its notoriously slow-moving bureaucracy and help the country exit its pandemic recession more quickly. More than 500 services are available through a new online portal, gov.gr, launched on March 21 during lockdown measures.(AP Photo/Derek Gatopoulos)
May 12, 2020 - 4:15 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece plans to rapidly expand government digital services in 2020 to try and slim down its notoriously slow-moving bureaucracy and help the country exit its pandemic recession more quickly. More than 500 services are available through a new online portal, gov.gr, launched on...
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A waiter carries beers for customers sitting on a terrace bar in Tarragona, Spain, Monday, May 11, 2020. Roughly half of 47 million Spaniards are stepping into a softer version of the country's coronavirus strict confinement and are beginning to socialize, shop in small establishments and enjoy a meal or a coffee in restaurants and bars with outdoor seating. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
May 11, 2020 - 8:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A top world health official Monday warned that countries are essentially driving blind in reopening their economies without setting up strong contact tracing to beat back flare-ups of the coronavirus. The warning came as France and Belgium emerged from lockdowns, the Netherlands...
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