UN symposium to combat Terrorism Kick off

UN symposium to combat Terrorism Kick off NAIROBI: NEWS Line: African counter-terrorism must be holistic, well-funded, underpinned by respect for human rights, and most importantly backed by strong political will to defeat terrorism, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday. Guterres addressed the official opening of the African Regional High-Level Conference on Counter-Terrorism and the Prevention of Violent Extremism Conducive to Terrorism currently underway in the Kenyan capital Nairobi. Guterres said that the threat of terrorism in Africa is spreading and destabilizing entire regions, noting that the situation in the Sahel and the…

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France’s intended Technology Giants Tax: US Launched Probe

France’s intended Technology Giants Tax: US Launched Probe WASHINGTON: NEWS Line: France and some other countries have decided to implement the tax on a national level after the European Commission scraped a digital tax plan for the bloc in March to elaborate a common stance on the issue at a global level. US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced that he launches investigation into France’s intended tech giants tax, adding that Washington is very concerned that the tax would “unfairly target American companies”. “The President has directed that we investigate the effects of…

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