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Canada's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland.

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Will Trudeau’s digital services tax lead to trade dispute?

The Liberals announced plans this week to introduce a 3% digital services tax on big tech companies, setting Ottawa up for a likely showdown with Washington.
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Alsu Kurmasheva, an editor with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's (RFE/RL) Tatar-Bashkir Service, poses in this undated handout photo.

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Hard Numbers: Russia arrests another American journalist, Turkish company cuts Guinea Bissau’s power, Amazon drought is getting desperate, sex workers fight to preserve Amsterdam's red light district

5: Russia has arrested another US journalist, Alsu Kurmasheva of the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in Prague for failing to register as a foreign agent. Kurmasheva, who has dual US-Russian citizenship, faces up to five years in jail and joins Evan Gershkovich of the Wall Street Journal as the second US journalist arrested in Russia this year.

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The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics center in Lauwin-Planque, northern France, November 15, 2022.

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The FTC takes on Amazon, Canadian investigation ongoing

The Federal Trade Commission, joined by 17 states, has launched a lawsuit against Amazon, alleging it is a “monopolist” that engages in anticompetitive behavior.
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Former U.S. President and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump attends a 2024 presidential election campaign event at Sportsman Boats in Summerville, South Carolina, U.S. September 25, 2023.

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Hard Numbers: Trump liable for fraud, Kenya signs a big defense pact, Thailand jails king’s critic, Mexican exports get stranded, Nigeria rescues students

2.2 billion: Donald Trump was found liable for fraud Tuesday by a New York judge for lying about his wealth on financial statements to banks and insurers, inflating his net worth by approximately $2.2 billion dollars. Justice Arthur Engoron stripped the former president of control over some of his properties and sanctioned his lawyers for their behavior. Despite extensive legal troubles, Trump remains the frontrunner – and by a wide margin – for the GOP 2024 presidential nomination.

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What is a technopolar world?
Technopolar world | GZERO Media

What is a technopolar world?

Who runs the world? In a series of videos about artificial intelligence, Ian Bremmer, founder and president of GZERO Media and Eurasia Group introduces the concept of a technopolar world––one where technology companies wield unprecedented influence on the global stage, where sovereignty and influence is determined not by physical territory or military might, but control over data, servers, and, crucially, algorithms.

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Prime ways to evade sanctions
Prime ways to evade sanctions | PUPPET REGIME | GZERO Media

Prime ways to evade sanctions

Iran's Supreme Leader has figured out a great way to get around sanctions, until he realizes someone has been stealing his packages...

Watch more of GZERO's award-winning comedy series PUPPET REGIME!

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Gabriella Turrisi

Hard Numbers: Global chips glut, DRC border jam, Amazon deforestation

35: Remember last year's big semiconductor shortage? It's over. High inflation, China's zero-COVID policy, and Russia's war in Ukraine have slashed global demand for chips, with the benchmark Philadelphia Semiconductor Index dropping 35% in 2022.

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A demonstrator holds a banner reading "Where are Dom and Bruno" during a protest.

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Hard Numbers: Amazon arrests, UK and EU tussle (again), Russian spy found at ICC, COVID vaccines … for babies

2: Two brothers have been arrested in connection with the murder of British journalist Dom Phillips and Brazilian indigenous expert Bruno Pereira in the Amazon rainforest. Authorities believe one of the suspects ambushed the victims prior to the attack. Phillips and Pereira worked to expose and prevent illegal fishing and mining in the rainforest.

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