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China’s Crackdown on Didi Is a Reminder That Beijing Is in Charge

In less than a week, China’s leading ride-hailing platform, Didi, has gone from investor darling with a megabucks Wall Street debut to the biggest new target in Beijing’s fast-moving efforts to tame the country’s internet industry. The latest front in the regulatory blitz is privacy and cybersecurity. Chinese consumers have grown increasingly privacy conscious in […]

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14 Dead In Gun Violence Over Fourth Of July Weekend In Chicago

Last year 87 people were shot in Chicago over a four-day stretch that included July 4. (Representational) Chicago: The United States celebrated Independence Day with parades, barbecues and fireworks, but in violence-plagued Chicago, 88 people were shot, 14 of them fatally. The holiday weekend violence comes after increased media and police attention to the problem […]


Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts doesn’t expect Trevor Bauer back after leave ends on Friday

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer isn’t expected to immediately return to the team when his seven-day paid administrative leave ends on Friday, manager Dave Roberts said. “I don’t see it happening,” Roberts said Monday, ahead of a four-game series on the road against the Miami Marlins. Bauer is facing allegations of sexual assault, and […]

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Germany relaxes restrictions for travelers from UK, India and other countries

BERLIN: Germany’s public health institute said on Monday the United Kingdom, India, Portugal and Russia were no longer “areas of variant concern”, reducing travel restrictions for people arriving in Germany from those countries. All four countries had been downgraded to “high incidence areas”, the Robert Koch Institute said, meaning their citizens can now travel to […]