The UK government finally pins down Mark Zuckerberg

engadget | February 21, 2019

The UK government has been trying for the best part of a year to get Mark Zuckerberg in front of it. Now, after being repeatedly given the run-around by the Facebook CEO, it looks like it might finally have its man. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has confirmed that UK culture secretary Jeremy Wright will meet with Zuckerberg at Facebook's Californian headquarters on Thursday.

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US President Donald Trump's increased tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports took effect on Friday, escalating tensions with Beijing. The Trump administration raised import taxes on a range of goods from 10 percent to 25 percent. China has threatened to retaliate.

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US President Donald Trump's increased tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports took effect on Friday, escalating tensions with Beijing. The Trump administration raised import taxes on a range of goods from 10 percent to 25 percent. China has threatened to retaliate.

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IGEN Networks Corporation secures GSA Multiple Award Schedule Contract with State and Federal Governments

IGEN Networks Corporation | December 03, 2021

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