Free Press Journal
  • Data Leaks: Google, Facebook face over $9 bn in fines under GDPR

    San Francisco: Withing hours of the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) taking effect on Friday, technology giants Google and Facebook have been hit with privacy complaints that could carry fines of up to $9.3 billion in total, a media report said.

  • Maduro wins Venezuela polls challengers call ‘illegitimate’   

    Caracas : Embattled socialist incumbent Nicolas Maduro won Venezuela’s presidential election by a landslide in a disputed vote marred by irregularities and mass absenteeism that led his main rivals to call for a re-run to prevent a national social crisis from exploding.

  • Big B honoured for being ‘bridge builder’ between India and Europe

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has been honoured by European Union for strengthening Europe-India cultural ties. The 75-year-old actor took to Twitter to share the pictures from the award ceremony and thanked EU Ambassador Tomasz Kozlowski for bestowing him with the honour. “Thanks to  #EU Ambassador Kozlowski @EU_Amb_India  #EUIndiaEkSaath,  for bestowing a prestigious award on me from the EU for being a bridge builder between India and Europe,” Bachchan tweeted.

  • With deadline looming, UN climate talks fall short

    Bonn : UN talks ending on Thursday failed to hammer out a draft of the “operating manual” that would bring the landmark Paris climate treaty to life, forcing governments to add an emergency negotiating session ahead of a December climate summit.

  • US curbs unlikely to hurt India’s oil import from Iran

    New Delhi : The US decision to reinstate financial sanctions on Iran will not impact India’s oil imports from Tehran as long as European countries don’t follow suit, officials said on Wednesday.

  • Basque separatists ETA announce full dissolution of group

     San Sebastian (Spain) : Basque separatist group ETA announced it was fully disbanding, the final step to the definitive end of its deadly decades-long independence campaign, in a letter published on Tuesday.

  • To get UK passport, Meghan needs time, money, a good memory

    London : How tall is the London Eye? Who opened Britain’s first Indian restaurant? Who was the fifth wife of Henry VIII? If Meghan Markle doesn’t already know the answers, she needs to start studying.

  • India probes dumping of chemical by 5 countries

    New Delhi: India has started investigations into alleged dumping of a chemical, used mainly in the paint industry, from China, European Union, Korea, Taiwan and Thailand following a complaint from a domestic industry.

  • Prince Charles and Narendra Modi visit the Science Museum, see pics

    London: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Prince Charles at an exhibition on Indian science and innovation here on Wednesday. Modi welcomed Prince Charles at “Illuminating India: 5,000 Years of Science and Innovation” at the Science Museum here, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.

  • Digital

    Russia is sponsoring cyber attacks: US, UK

    ”The FBI has high confidence that Russian state-sponsored cyber actors are using compromised routers to conduct man-in-the-middle attacks to support espionage, extract intellectual property and maintain persistent access to victim networks,” says website of US Dept of Homeland Security

  • Breaking up Google into smaller companies should be kept open

    London: The European Union (EU) has “grave suspicions” about Google’s abuse of the monopoly it enjoys over Internet search in Europe and is open to breaking the tech giant into smaller companies, the bloc’s competition commissioner has warned. According to ‘The Daily Telegraph’, Margrethe Vestager has said that the threat to split the Internet giant up into smaller companies must be kept open.

  • EU now in critical phase, says Merkel

    Berlin : German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said the European Union (EU) is now in a critical phase and Germany wanted to address major European issues quickly together with France.

  • Europe’s populist tide sweeps Italy

    One of the reasons for decimation of centre-left and centre-right parties  is the resentment against the EU rule from Brussels, which makes it difficult for traditional parties to secure domestic support for policies that are generated within the context of the  EU and the euro single currency.

  • UK to double health surcharge for foreign visitors and students

    London : The UK government on Monday announced plans to double a so-called “health surcharge” paid by long- term visitors and students from countries outside the European Union (EU), including India to 400 pounds per year.