Meta says it removes China-based propaganda operation targeting U.S. midterms

Meta says it removes China-based propaganda operation targeting U.S. midterms

Sept 27 (Reuters) – Meta Platforms (META.O) said on Tuesday it disrupted the first known China-based influence operation focused on targeting users in the United States with political content ahead of the midterm elections in November. The network maintained fake accounts across Meta’s social media platforms Facebook and Instagram, as well as competitor service Twitter … Read more

France sets minimum delivery fee for online book orders

France sets minimum delivery fee for online book orders

Books are displayed on a table at “La Librairie du Canal” bookstore in Paris as French lawmakers voted a draft bill aiming at stopping Amazon from offering free delivery for books and at protecting traditional bookshops from competition, France, October 21, 2021. REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PARIS, Sept … Read more

YouTube in challenge to TikTok to give Shorts creators 45% of ad sales

YouTube in challenge to TikTok to give Shorts creators 45% of ad sales

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LOS ANGELES, Sept 20 (Reuters) – YouTube unveiled a new way for creators to make money on short-form video, as it faces intensifying competition from TikTok. The Google-owned (GOOGL.O) streaming service announced Tuesday that it would introduce advertising on its video feature Shorts and give video … Read more

Apple to raise App Store prices in some countries in Europe, Asia

Apple to raise App Store prices in some countries in Europe, Asia

A man walks next to an advertisement for Apple’s new iPhone 11 Pro at the Apple Store in IFC, Central district, Hong Kong, China October 10, 2019, after Apple Inc on Wednesday removed an app that protestors in Hong Kong have used to track police movements from its app store. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha/File Photo Register now … Read more

Poet Amanda Gorman, K-pop’s Blackpink push global goals at U.N.

Poet Amanda Gorman, K-pop’s Blackpink push global goals at U.N.

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UNITED NATIONS, Sept 19 (Reuters) – South Korean pop band Blackpink and American poet Amanda Gorman took to the United Nations stage on Monday to urge action on climate change and other global goals that include achieving gender equality and ending hunger and poverty. Gorman read … Read more

Queen Elizabeth’s coffin starts journey to final resting place

Queen Elizabeth’s coffin starts journey to final resting place

Monarchs and leaders gather in London for queen’s funeral Thousands line streets for display of pomp and pageantry Queen Elizabeth was widely revered in Britain and beyond Her death comes as Britain faces risk of economic crisis LONDON, Sept 19 (Reuters) – King Charles, his sons William and Harry and other senior royals joined a … Read more

Crowds fill London to ‘be a part of history’ at queen’s funeral

Crowds fill London to ‘be a part of history’ at queen’s funeral

LONDON, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of people, many of whom had camped out overnight, lined the route of Queen Elizabeth’s funeral procession on Monday and gathered in London’s parks to bid farewell to the only British monarch most have ever known. Complete silence fell over Hyde Park as people who had been … Read more

Frugal is the new cool for young Chinese as economy falters

Frugal is the new cool for young Chinese as economy falters

BEIJING, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Before the pandemic, Doris Fu imagined a different future for herself and her family: new car, bigger apartment, fine dining on weekends and holidays on tropical islands. Instead, the 39-year old Shanghai marketing consultant is one of many Chinese in their 20s and 30s cutting spending and saving cash where … Read more

Fury grows in Iran over woman who died after hijab arrest

Fury grows in Iran over woman who died after hijab arrest

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Young woman died in custody of morality police Iran sees street protests and social media anger Government denies Mahsa Amini was beaten DUBAI, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Protests persisted on Sunday and #MahsaAmini became one of the top hashtags ever on Persian-language Twitter as Iranians fumed … Read more

Biden to pay tribute to Elizabeth lying in state

Biden to pay tribute to Elizabeth lying in state

Biden in London ahead of Monday’s funeral World leaders have paid respects at queen’s coffin Decision due on when to close queue for lying-in-state LONDON, Sept 18 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden is expected to pay tribute at the coffin of Queen Elizabeth in London on Sunday, joining hundreds of thousands of people who … Read more