News Headlines - 07 June 2019

G20 to seek stricter taxation rules for digital giants at Fukuoka meeting, draft statement shows | The Japan Times

The Group of 20 major economies will pledge to accelerate their efforts to more effectively collect taxes from multinational digital companies like Google and Facebook, according to a draft of a joint statement by their finance chiefs... The meeting, which precedes the G20 summit on June 28 and 29 in Osaka, will take place amid claims that digital giants, also including Apple and Amazon, are not paying their fair share of taxes.

Toyota speeds up electric vehicle schedule as demand heats up - Reuters

Toyota Motor Corp aims to get half of its global sales from electrified vehicles by 2025, five years ahead of schedule, and will tap Chinese battery makers to meet the accelerated global shift to electricity-powered cars.

Suzuki Motor gets warning on improper inspections | NHK WORLD

Japan's transport minister has told Suzuki Motor to take thorough steps to prevent improper vehicle inspections after long-running misconduct in the company came to light... The transport ministry will keep Suzuki under close scrutiny for the time being. It also asked a local district court to impose an administrative fine on the automaker.

Mount Everest: Four dead bodies found in mass rubbish clean-up

Four dead bodies have been discovered among 11,000 kilograms of food wrappers, plastic bottles and empty oxygen tanks on Mount Everest during a mass cleaning of the world’s tallest mountain.
Nepalese government workers made the grisly discoveries during the month-long operation after melting snow exposed the corpses, which had been buried underneath.

Ronaldo's Las Vegas Rape Accuser Drops One Case, Files Another - Bloomberg

A rape lawsuit against Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo in Nevada state court that made headlines last year has been quietly dropped, but his accuser is now pursuing her claims in federal court.
A notice of voluntary dismissal was filed last month in state court in Las Vegas. The filing didn’t say why the case was dropped. The woman accusing of the Portuguese soccer player of sexual assault, Kathryn Mayorga, filed a separate lawsuit in federal court in January making the same allegations.







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