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Uber rented out fire-prone cars to Singapore drivers

Company admits we could have done more after one of its cars burst into flames when it knew that Honda had issued a recall for electrical fault Uber said it had taken action to repair faulty cars in Singapore after it was reported the ride-hailing company rented them out to drivers despite being

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Alexis Tsipras: ‘The worst is clearly behind us’

The longest-serving Greek prime minister since the economic crisis began says he is leading the country out of crisis Alexis Tsipras, the Greek prime minister, has promised to defy his critics by taking the country out of its longest-running crisis in modern times. The worst is clearly behind

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Facebook was where Pakistan could debate religion. Now it’s a tool to punish ‘blasphemers’

Laws that criminalize insulting Islam have led to a death sentence for posts, as activists worry Facebooks commitment to Pakistanis voice is mostly lip service Taimoor Raza, a 30-year-old Shia Muslim from a poor but literate family, was blasphemy criticized by both pressure on Facebook and

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China blocks WhatsApp services as censors tighten grip on internet

Photo, video and voice messages have all been censored although text messages using the Facebook-owned app are getting through China has partially blocked the popular messaging service WhatsApp, as authorities tighten their grip on the internet ahead of a major leadership reshuffle in Beijing.

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Romania hits Canadian firm with $9m ‘retaliatory’ tax bill over gold mine

Move comes after Gabriel Resources sues government for $4.4bn over failed bid to establish goldmine in Apuseni mountains Romania has served a Canadian mining company with a $8.6m back taxes bill days after the company filed a $4.4bn compensation claim over a stalled project in the country.

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Creditors agree terms to disburse Greece’s 8.5bn bailout funds

EU and IMF thrash out deal following months of disagreements, with funds to be released in July once European parliaments ratify the deal For the best part of a decade, Greece has wanted to become a normal country, and late on Thursday it appeared to begin that process, after creditors agreed to

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