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Emma Thomasson

Germany insists self-regulation not enough for Facebook

08 Jul 2020

BERLIN Germany is determined to expand its attempts to regulate online hate speech even as Facebook promises to do more to clean up its site after a global advertiser boycott, with politicians saying the issue is too important to leave to self-regulation.

Make a vaccine? I'm trying to teach my kids the alphabet

06 Jul 2020

LONDON/BERLIN/MILAN It's tough to do any useful work when you're stuck at home, struggling to home-school bickering kids, let alone when you're trying to produce a COVID-19 vaccine.

Discount grocers look to jump on home delivery bandwagon

19 Jun 2020

BERLIN/LONDON Discount supermarket chains Aldi and Lidl look poised to accelerate their push into home delivery to satisfy burgeoning demand for online grocery shopping in a shift expected to endure beyond the coronavirus crisis. | Video

Online fashion stocks in vogue as coronavirus speeds ecommerce

18 Jun 2020

BERLIN Shares in online fashion retailers Zalando and ASOS jumped on Thursday after the German company said it expects a big increase in second-quarter sales and operating profit as coronavirus lockdowns accelerate a shift to ecommerce.

Cornflakes for lunch! German parents say open school before mum goes nuts

09 Jun 2020

BERLIN Manage a global team of 3,500 people? No problem, says Katrin Lehmann, head of customer innovation and maintenance at German business software company SAP.

Cornflakes for lunch! German parents say open school before mum goes nuts

09 Jun 2020

BERLIN, June 9 Manage a global team of 3,500 people? No problem, says Katrin Lehmann, head of customer innovation and maintenance at German business software company SAP.

Lufthansa closes in on $10 billion state rescue deal

21 May 2020

BERLIN Lufthansa is in advanced talks over a 9 billion euros ($9.9 billion) state bailout that would see Germany take a 20% stake in its flagship airline, as countries battle to save an aviation industry hammered by the coronavirus pandemic. | Video

KKR snaps up Coty's Wella as pandemic dulls beauty sales

11 May 2020

Coty Inc is selling a majority stake in its hair and nail care business to U.S. buyout firm KKR & Co Inc for $3 billion in cash, well below what it was valued before the coronavirus pandemic ravaged the beauty business.

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