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U.S. women lend support to female business start-ups in equality push

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) Members of the U.S. women’s national soccer side are using their experience as female entrepreneurs to lend their support to businesses selling everything from coffee to lingerie, as part of the team’s mission to try to level the playing field for women. A project called Stacy’s Rise will

Spain to plough 15 billion euros into digital transformation

MADRID, (AFP/TheJakartaPost) Spain is to plough 15 billion euros of the funds it will receive from the historic European coronavirus rescue plan passed this week to drive through the country's digital transformation. "This plan will be carried out in full alignment with the objectives of the European Union," said Prime Minister

EU leaders back together but divided over revival plan

BRUSSELS (AFP)  The leaders of the European Union hold their first face-to-face summit in five months on Friday, but the reunion seems unlikely to bridge their divide over a post-virus economic rescue plan. Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel turns 66 on the day that she and her 26 colleagues return to Brussels,

Samsung resumes 24/7 Call Center Service

In the wake of coronavirus outbreak, considering the health and safety of its employees, Samsung Bangladesh had altered its call center timing from 24/7 to 15 hours from March 26, 2020, to June 30, 2020. However, now the Samsung service team is ready again to serve the customers 24/7 by maintaining

Challenging Trump on economy, Biden unveils $700 bn recovery plan

DUNMORE, United States, (BSS/AFP)  Joe Biden unveiled a $700 billion plan Thursday to create jobs and invest in new technologies in an aggressive challenge to President Donald Trump on economic policy, as the warring sides clashed in.3 key election battleground Pennsylvania. The Democratic challenger presented his sweeping “Build Back Better” proposal,

Vietnam PM warns of economic calamity at Asean summit

AFP, Hanoi  Vietnam on Friday warned the virus pandemic had swept away years of economic gains as Southeast Asian leaders met online for a summit that will also be dominated by anxiety over Beijing's moves in the flashpoint South China Sea. The current chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations