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World 26 Nov 2020 | 3:09 AM

France preparing to levy "GAFA tax" for 2020

PARIS, Nov. 25 (Xinhua) -- French Ministry for the Economy and Finance confirmed on Wednesday that tax notices have been sent to digital giants in the country asking them to pay the three-percent tax for its 2020 turnover, a move exposing Paris to Washington's punitive tariffs, French daily Les Echos reported.

World 26 Nov 2020 | 2:17 AM

Feature: Chinese restaurateur in Rome struggles to survive pandemic

ROME, Nov. 25 (Xinhua) -- A memory that still resonates in Shu Jianguo's mind is that of a dinner at his restaurant called Dao, which brought together dozens of Rome-based chefs in a massive gesture of solidarity during this pandemic.

World 26 Nov 2020 | 12:42 AM

Kenya's budget deficit to rise to 8.5 pct of GDP amid COVID-19

NAIROBI, Nov. 25 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's budget deficit is projected to rise to 8.5 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) in the current financial year that ends in June 2021 compared to 8 percent recorded in the prior year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a senior government official said on Wednesday.

World 26 Nov 2020 | 12:02 AM

Chinese firms in UK play important role in post-COVID recovery: City of London mayor

LONDON, Nov. 25 (Xinhua) -- International cooperation will be key to a global economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, and the City of London remain committed to supporting the Chinese business community in the world's leading financial center, William Russell, lord mayor of the City of London, said Wednesday.

Nation 26 Nov 2020 | 7:00 AM

CM: RM190mil infectious diseases centre to be set up in Sarawak

KOTA SAMARAHAN: A centre for infectious diseases will be set up in Sarawak under the 12th Malaysia Plan to conduct research and development, says Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.

Nation 26 Nov 2020 | 7:00 AM

Melaka gets ready for spike in waterborne diseases

MELAKA: The state government is taking precautionary measures against the spread of water and vector-borne diseases after torrential rains caused massive floods in the state.

Nation 26 Nov 2020 | 7:00 AM

US congratulates Malaysia on hosting Apec Summit

KUALA LUMPUR: The US government has congratulated Malaysia for its success in hosting the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) Summit, which saw the adoption of Putrajaya Vision 2040 and the Kuala Lumpur Declaration, says the Prime Minister.