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WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum to Leave

TBILISI(BPI)- Jan Koum, the co-founder of WhatApp, the Facebook-owned messaging app is leaving over privacy conflict and encryption. The Washington Post earlier reported about Facbook’s attempt to use WhatsApp personal data and weaken its encryption. According to the Washington Post, Jan Koum will quit his job at Facebook Board of Directors as well. “It’s been a decade since Brian and ...

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Giorgi Kvirikashvili believes Georgian Dream will say its loud word in presidential elections

TBILISI(BPI) – I am convinced that Georgian Dream will say its loud word in the next presidential election, – Giorgi Kvirikashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia and chairman of the Georgian Dream party, states. As InterPressNews was informed at the party’s press office, Kvirikashvili talked about the country’s future at the meeting with population in Mtskheta. We have a significant presidential ...

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China hits the United States with $3 billion in tariffs

TBILISI(BPI)- China is showing the United States that it will make good on its trade threats. The Chinese government said that tariffs on about $3 billion worth of US imports are going into effect Monday, hitting 128 products ranging from pork to steel pipes. It’s the latest move in escalating tensions between the world’s two largest economies, which some experts ...

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China to overtake U.S. as largest air travel market

TBILISI(BPI)-China is going to surpass the U.S. as the world’s largest air travel market in the next five years — sooner than expected. In its annual forecast, the International Air Transport Association shifted its expectations about the center of gravity of world air travel eastward, away from the U.S. and Europe. The global airline industry group anticipates that 7.8 billion ...

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Miami’s main airport doesn’t know yet when it will reopen after Irma

TBILISI(BPI)- Florida’s largest airport is picking up the pieces after taking a hit from Hurricane Irma — and it’s unclear when it’ll be up and running again. Miami International Airport will be closed Monday after sustaining significant water damage throughout, according to CEO Emilio Gonzalez. The airport tweeted late Sunday that it needs to assess the damage before deciding whether passenger flights ...

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H&M follow-up Justin Bieber collection to hit stores this week

TBILISI(BPI)- Justin Bieber fans will be glad to know that even more items will be available in the H&M Purpose collection following his cancelled dates in July this year. The collection was launched in H&M stores and online last year… and now the pop star has released even more items to the already popular line. After cancelling the remainder of his last tour ...

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The Financial:Retailers expect strong Christmas sales

TBILISI(BPI)- The Barclays Christmas Survey 2016 has revealed that retailers are optimistic that they will achieve a positive result in their biggest sales period, with most anticipating increased revenues on Black Friday and across the wider Christmas season. A majority of retailers are more confident about Christmas trading compared with 2015 (60%), with just over half expecting an increase in ...

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New York Audience fascinated by “Ali and Nino” Movie

TBILISI(BPI) -Premiere of the feature film “Ali and Nino” based on the namesake world bestseller “Ali and Nino” novel by Gurban Said was held in New York. The premiere of the film, the project manager and executive producer of which is Leyla Aliyeva, vice-president of Heydar Aliyev Foundation, took place at the famous “Sunshine” cinema of New York. Addressing the ...

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Reporters Banned to Attend FCTC Event in Delhi

TBILISI(BPI)-Reporters were banned to attend the event that proceeds in Delhi as part of  Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), the CBW journalist reports from Delhi. According to CBW reporter, Thailand representatives proposed to close all sessions for media and all delegations backed this initiative. Reporters are protesting against this decision. According to the current information, all sessions will remain ...

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European markets are crashing as Trump takes the presidency

TBILISI(BPI)- Stocks across Europe are crashing on Wednesday after it was confirmed that Donald Trump is the next president of the United States. All of Europe’s biggest bourses are significantly down soon after the European open, crashing lower thanks to the uncertainty that a Trump presidency brings to the markets. Trump and his economic positions are seen as far less ...

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