Tuesday, February 20

International

Ambassador Japan Wants More Cooperation from Lebanon in the Ghosn Case
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Ambassador Japan Wants More Cooperation from Lebanon in the Ghosn Case

The Japanese ambassador to Lebanon demands more cooperation from the Lebanese authorities regarding the possible extradition of Carlos Ghosn.   Takeshi Okubo informed Lebanese President Michel Aoun in a meeting. Okubo would have threatened to take measures that could damage relations between countries, although he stated in a statement that he was making great efforts to ensure that the ties were not affected by the matter. Former Renault and Nissan Ghosn CEO are on trial in Japan for fraud at Nissan. The fallen car magnate suddenly appeared in Beirut at the end of last year after he had fled from Japan. Lebanon says it will take "the necessary steps" now that it has received an arrest warrant from the international police Interpol. The public prosecutor of the country made that...
Samoa and Kiribati are the First New Year
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Samoa and Kiribati are the First New Year

Samoa and Kiribati are the First New Year. The new year has already begun for the islanders of Samoa and Kiribati.   On the islands in the Pacific Ocean, not only the residents but also many tourists came together to be the first in the world to usher in 2020. The new year arrived for Samoa, and Kiribati at 10 am GMT. Those who cannot get enough of the festivities can travel on to American Samoa, just east of the city.   The new year only starts about 24 hours later. The islands are located northeast of New Zealand in the Pacific Ocean. Once they were located just east of the so-called dateline so that the residents always celebrated New Year's Eve. But they pushed that limit in 2011.
Two Cruise Ships Collide Near the Mexican Harbour
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Two Cruise Ships Collide Near the Mexican Harbour

Two Cruise Ships Collide Near the Mexican Harbour. Two huge Carnival Cruise ships sailed against each other near the port of the Mexican island of Cozumel.   Witnesses watched in horror as the cruise ships crashed and filmed the havoc. "I was shocked by the loud explosion," said a witness who filmed the collision.   According to local media, a few halls on the ships were evacuated. The damage to the ships is still being measured, but they would always be seaworthy.
Saudi Women and Men can Now Go through the Same Door
International, Middle East, News

Saudi Women and Men can Now Go through the Same Door

In Saudi Arabia, men and women can now enter the restaurant through the same entrance. The government will lift the obligation for the hotel and catering industry to implement a two-door policy, the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs reports on Twitter.   Saudi Arabia has many conservative restrictions that are primarily imposed on women, but they are now being dealt with more flexibly. This is also the case with the rule that will soon be abolished that families and men who are alone must go through a separate entrance to a restaurant. Since Mohammed bin Salman was crowned crown prince in 2017, the government has been trying to modernise the country and make it more open to tourists to become less dependent on oil sales. The state wants to attract 100 million tourists a yea...
Prince Harry About Baby Archie
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Prince Harry About Baby Archie

Prince Harry about Baby Archie: "He is Growing Fast." During a visit to the Lealands High School in Luton last week, Prince Harry announced that his 4-month-old son Archie is doing well.   The royal said this following a question asked to him by one of the students. "Yes, he is doing very well and is growing fast," said the prince, whose son was born on May 6. On September 23, little Archie travels for the first time with his parents to Cape Town in South Africa,  where Harry and Meghan visit a township during their visit to the country. A nanny travels with him for the brand new royal to look after him when his parents have planned official visits.
“Amazon Wants Customers To Pay With A Hand Scan”
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“Amazon Wants Customers To Pay With A Hand Scan”

"Amazon wants customers to pay with a hand scan." Web store giant Amazon would test a new payment system for its supermarkets, where customers have to scan their hands.   The new payment system must work at lightning speed, according to sources. A regular payment with a bank card would take three to four seconds,  while a hand scan should take less than 300 milliseconds. The payment system is currently being tested by Amazon employees at the New York office,  where they deal with it at the candy and drink vending machines. An Amazon spokesperson refused to confirm the news because the company never responded to rumours. With a payment, the customer does not have to put his or her hand on a device. Instead, the hand is scanned remotely to see if the unique shape equals registe...
Instagram Comes With Measures To Get A Hacked Account Back
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Instagram Comes With Measures To Get A Hacked Account Back

Instagram Comes with Measures to get a Hacked account Back. Instagram tests a way to make it easier for people to return accounts if they have been hacked.   Also, it must become more difficult to take over accounts. The process to get a hacked account back is simplified. According to the report, this is apparent from a test among a group of users. With the current way to get a hacked account back, users must contact the Instagram service. For this, they have to wait for an e-mail, or they have to fill in a form online. The new way is via the Instagram app. A hacked user enters the e-mail address or telephone number and is then sent a six-digit number. It enables the user to go back in his or her account, even if a malicious person has in the meantime modified account informa...
‘Facebook Wants To Introduce Cryptocurrency In Multiple Countries’
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‘Facebook Wants To Introduce Cryptocurrency In Multiple Countries’

'Facebook Wants to introduce Cryptocurrency in multiple Countries in 2020.' Facebook is planning to introduce its, internally referred to as GlobalCoin, in multiple countries in the first quarter of 2020, reports on Friday.   The cryptocurrency should serve as the underlying technology for Facebook's payment system with which users could transfer money. The system gives Facebook presumably valuable insights into how users spend their money. In recent months, several rumours have been circulating that Facebook is planning to release its crypto coin. Users could exchange their money for the currency and then make transactions. Also, reported that Facebook is likely to link its currency to fiat money (fiduciary money),  such as the euro, dollar or yen, to prevent a fluctuating exc...
Microsoft Releases A Trial Version Of Internet Browser
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Microsoft Releases A Trial Version Of Internet Browser

Microsoft Releases a trial version of Internet browser Edge for Mac. Microsoft has officially released the first test version of its internet browser Edge on Monday for macOS, the operating system of Apple computers.   With the step, Microsoft makes the internet browser available for the biggest competitor of its operating system, Windows. The Edge design has been modified to find more connection to macOS, the company said. Also, the browser is equipped with some functions for Mac users,  such as support for the touch-sensitive bar in the MacBook Pro. The company is calling on Edge users to share their feedback. It is not clear when the final version of Edge will be available on macOS.
ASML Is Proved Right By The American Judge
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ASML Is Proved Right By The American Judge

ASML is Proved right by the American Judge in corporate Espionage Case. Dutch chip maker ASML announced on Saturday that it had won the lawsuit against American software developer XTAL for the theft of intellectual property.   The court in Santa Clara County ruled that ASML should obtain an amount of 845 million dollars from XTAL. However, the American company is bankrupt and cannot pay the millions. The Eindhoven company, therefore, agreed with the software company. As a result, ASML becomes the owner of a substantial part of the remaining intellectual property of the San José company. The decision is the same as the verdict of the jury at the end of November. The espionage came to light for the first time in 2014. Two former employees from China tried to compete with their f...