Patients die as Manila traffic jams block ambulances

Patients die as Manila traffic jams block ambulances

Gridlock in Manila is costing lives as ambulances stuck in traffic face severe delays in the race against the clock to reach the city’s hospitals, medics warn. Special lanes for emergency vehicles are not enforced, the infrastructure is outdated, and local...
Google agrees 945-mn-euro tax settlement with France

Google agrees 945-mn-euro tax settlement with France

US internet giant Google has agreed a settlement totalling 945 million euros ($1.0 billion) to end a tax dispute in France under an agreement announced in court on Thursday. The company will pay a 500-million-euro fine for tax evasion, as well as a further 465...
Fires in Brazilian wetlands quadruple in 2019: report

Fires in Brazilian wetlands quadruple in 2019: report

Fires recorded in the Brazilian Pantanal, a biodiversity sanctuary in the southern Amazon rainforest, have quadrupled in 2019 compared to the same period last year, the country’s space research agency said Thursday. The number of fires recorded by satellite...