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    Meta shouldn't force users to pay for data protection: EU watchdog

    Facebook owner Meta and other online platforms must not force users to pay for the right to data protection enshrined in EU law when offering ad-free subscriptions, the European data regulator said Wednesday. - Meta 'out of options' - When Meta announced its ad-free subscription model, it insisted it was in line with what regulators and EU courts wanted.

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    Hamas chief Haniyeh to visit Turkey this weekend: Erdogan

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday he would host a leader of Palestinian militant group Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh, in Turkey this weekend."Even if only I, Tayyip Erdogan, remain, I will continue as long as God gives me my life, to defend the Palestinian struggle and to be the voice of the oppressed Palestinian people," the president said, calling Hamas a "resistance group".

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  • PoliticsAFP News

    House Republicans finally announce vote for $61 bn in Ukraine aid

    The Republican leader in the House of Representatives announced Wednesday a vote on a massive new military aid package that includes some $61 billion in long-delayed support for Ukraine, as well as billions for Israel and Taiwan.Johnson had refused to allow a vote on that $95 billion package in the House.

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    Biden denies China trade war on trip to US steel heartland

    US President Joe Biden denied there was a trade war with China Wednesday, despite calling for a hike in steel tariffs as he courted blue-collar voters in the battleground state of Pennsylvania.- 'Undercut' - At stake are the crucial ballots of the blue-collar voters who helped propel Trump and his nationalist agenda to power in 2016, and whom Biden wrested back four years ago. 

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    Senate Begins Impeachment Trial For Alejandro Mayorkas ― Which Probably Won't Last Long

    Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer called the effort to oust Mayorkas "the least legitimate, least substantive and most politicized impeachment trial" ever.

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    Court orders Pakistan to restore social media site X: lawyer

    A Pakistan High Court ordered the government on Wednesday to restore access to social media platform X within a week, a lawyer said, after more than two months of disruptions."The Sindh High Court has given the government one week to withdraw the letter, failing which, on the next date, they will pass appropriate orders," Moiz Jaaferi, a lawyer challenging the ban, told AFP. The court's decision is expected to be published in the coming hours.

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  • BusinessReuters

    Amazon to push cashierless shopping tech into more third-party stores, while backing off itself

    Amazon.com said on Wednesday it plans to push its cashierless shopping technology into more third-party stores this year, even as it reduces its reliance on the technology in its own. Amazon will more than double that number this year. The company refuted a report by tech site The Information this month that the technology relies on human reviewers in India to watch customers as they shop.

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