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Business · Washington

Twitter to pay $150M penalty over privacy of users' data

43% Center coverage: 63 sources
Twitter Inc. has agreed to pay $150 million in civil penalties to resolve allegations. The social media giant failed to protect users' data privacy in line with a 2011 agreement with the FTC. The settlement will resolve allegations that Twitter violated the FTC Act and an administrative order issued by the FTC in 2011.See the Story
Imran Khan · Islamabad

Pakistan capital blockaded ahead of opposition protest

45% Center coverage: 31 sources
Pakistani authorities blocked off all major roads into the capital Islamabad on Wednesday. A defiant former Prime Minister Imran Khan said he would march with demonstrators to the city center for a rally he hopes will bring down the government and force early elections. The march has raised fears of violent clashes between supporters of Khan and the country's top opposition leader.See the Story
Asia · Colombo

Sri Lanka PM Ranil Wickremesinghe appointed Finance Minister by President Gotabaya

50% Left coverage: 20 sources
Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will hold dual charge as finance minister. He will lead talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a bailout for the crisis-hit nation. Sri Lanka has been hit by its worst economic crisis since independence in 1948.See the Story

No-confidence motion against Balochistan CM Bizenjo fails after trio of lawmakers' no-show

100% Left coverage: 1 sources
As many as 13 votes were required for making the motion successful. Only 11 members voted in favour of the moton. During the session, PPP leader Yar Muhammad Rind and Balochistan National Party (BNP) leader Asad Baloch fought with each other.See the Story
IMF

Govt announces increase in petrol price by Rs30 in bid to resume IMF programme

100% Right coverage: 1 sources
Finance Minister Miftah Ismail announces massive hike in the price of petroleum productsSee the Story
Israel · Israel

Modest Warming in U.S. Views on Israel and Palestinians

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Pew Research Center: Americans continue to express more positive feelings toward the Israeli people than toward the Palestinian people. But these gaps are much larger among older Americans than among younger ones. Older Americans are more inclined than younger ones to say that a two-state solution would be the best possible outcome of the conflict.See the Story

SBP's reserves fall another $75mn, now stand at $10.09bn

Pakistan desperately seeking revival of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme. Total liquid foreign reserves held by the country stood at $16.15 billion as of May 20. The IMF mission concluded its talks with Pakistan authorities without a word on reviving the stalled Extended Fund Facility (EFF)See the Story
IMF · Sri Lanka

IMF says Sri Lanka aid contingent on debt sustainability

Sri Lanka is facing its worst financial crisis since the 1980s. The country's debt crisis is expected to continue for at least another year. The IMF has appointed a team of experts to work on a plan to end the crisis. The team will work with the government to find a solution to the debt crisis.See the Story

Dubai designated as best coastal city break destination

Dubai has been named the world's best coastal city break in a study by Compare the Market. The Emirati city was top-ranked for its average annual temperatures of 27 degrees. The city offers more than 3,315 activities along with over 12,000 restaurants, according to reports.See the Story

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