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Facebook, PayPal back Gojek’s Asia digital payments push

SAN FRANCISCO • Facebook Inc and PayPal Holdings Inc are investing in Gojek, a big boost for the Indonesian start-up’s digital payments business that ...

Philippines’ Diokno is happy with current key rate

MANILA • Philippine central bank governor Benjamin Diokno said the monetary easing implemented against coronavirus was appropriate, and that further action ...

US protests defy curfews as Trump faces backlash for violent crackdown

By AFP
Protesters defied curfews across the United States Tuesday as leaders scrambled to stem anger over police racism while President Donald Trump ...

UK’s Johnson offers visas for millions in Hong Kong

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Tuesday he would offer millions of Hong Kongers visas and a possible route to UK citizenship if China ...

Clashes at Paris protest against racism and deadly police violence

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Clashes broke out between police and protesters in Paris on Tuesday after around 20,000 people defied a ban to rally over the 2016 death of a ...

Brazil toll tops 30,000 as Italy reopens borders

By AFP
Brazil surpassed 30,000 deaths from the coronavirus outbreak as the disease continued to rip through Latin America, while Italy — at one point ...

Zoom earnings soar as video meets become pandemic norm

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Zoom on Tuesday reported that its earnings soared as its video-meeting service became a popular way to work or socialize while hunkered down due ...

Grindr to remove ethnicity filter from gay dating app

By AFP

Grindr plans to remove an ethnicity filter from the next version of its gay dating app in a show of solidarity with the Black Lives ...

UK talks to ‘Five Eyes’ allies about potential Hong Kong exodus

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Britain’s foreign minister said he has spoken to “Five Eyes” allies about potentially opening their doors to Hong Kongers if ...

S. Korea’s self-driving upstarts take on tech giants

By AFP

In a workshop that blends a corporate office with a tool-packed garage, around 20 South Koreans are looking to take on the ...

COVID-19: Singapore reports 569 new cases, tally breaches 36,000-mark

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SINGAPORE has preliminarily confirmed an additional 569 cases of COVID-19 infection, bringing the tally to 36,405. The ...

Singapore lockdown tests leaders facing election

Hundreds of businesses and residents are going against continued restrictions that forbid dining-in or social gatherings for at least another 3 weeks
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