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Irish body fines WhatsApp $267M for failure to disclose how it collects data

An Irish watchdog on Thursday said it has levied a record fine against WhatsApp - close to $270 million - for failing to disclose...

Japanese govt proposes $50-billion defense budget for 2022

The Japanese government on Tuesday proposed a record level of defense spending for next year - almost $50 billion - to counter rising influence...

Taliban celebrate total withdrawal of US forces

A new era in Afghanistan began on Tuesday with the Taliban celebrating the dawn of their second reign over the war-torn nation and the completion...

PH working with ASEAN to promote region as ‘single destination’

The Philippines is closely working with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in promoting the region as a "single destination" once the situation...

Microsoft puts in place improved cybersecurity measures

Microsoft says it has fixed a flaw in its cloud computing platform that cybersecurity researchers warned could have enabled hackers to take over a...

US trade body files new anti-monopoly case vs Facebook

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed an amended its anti-monopoly complaint against Facebook on Thursday, accusing it of a "buy-or-bury" scheme against competitors to...

DFA working hard to bring home more Filipino from Afghanistan

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is exploring all possible ways to ensure the safe repatriation of the remaining Filipinos in Afghanistan as security...

PH starts evacuation of Filipinos from war-torn Afghanistan

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has started the evacuation of Filipinos from embattled Afghanistan as most of that country has fallen into the...

Taliban takes almost full control of Afghanistan as Kabul falls

Taliban militants took control of Afghanistan’s capital Kabul on Sunday, including the presidential palace after President Ashraf Ghani left the country. The United States sent 6,000...

Taliban says war is over in Afghanistan

After just a week of fighting against newly equipped and highly trained Afghan government forces, the Taliban eventually regained the seat of power shortly...
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