Monthly Archives: November 2015

Dutch government to appeal Starbucks tax ruling


BBC News : The Dutch finance ministry says it will fight a ruling ordering it to recover as much as €30m (£21.2m) in tax from Starbucks. European competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager ordered the country to recover €20m-€30m in back taxes from the coffee chain, accusing it of benefiting from an illegal tax deal. Starbucks has already said it would appeal ...

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COP21: Paris climate deal ‘more likely’ after terror attacks

Delegates feel the recent Paris attacks will enhance chances of an agreement

By Matt McGrath Environment correspondent, BBC News, Paris Nearly 150 global leaders are gathering in Paris on Sunday for a critical UN climate meeting, amid tight security. The conference, known as COP21, will attempt to craft a long-term deal to limit carbon emissions. Observers say that the recent terror attacks on the French capital will increase the chances of a new ...

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Li-fi 100 times faster than wi-fi

Light bulbs could offer a new way of delivering data

BBC News : A new method of delivering data, which uses the visible spectrum rather than radio waves, has been tested in a working office. Li-fi can deliver internet access 100 times faster than traditional wi-fi, offering speeds of up to 1Gbps (gigabit per second). It requires a light source, such as a standard LED bulb, an internet connection and ...

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Zardari weighs option to take charge of PPP-P

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ISLAMABAD ( PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zar­dari may take charge of the office of president of the PPP-Parliamentarians, sources told Dawn. The office has fallen vacant after the death of Makhdoom Amin Fahim. According to sources in the party, the option of Mr Zardari assuming the office of president of the PPP-P, the party’s version which is registered with the ...

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