Google fined $1.three million for deceptive resort rankings

Paris: Sundar Pichai-led Google has agreed to pay a fine of 1.1 million euros ($1.3 million) after French authorities concluded the search engine displayed “misleading” rankings for French hotels. Previously, Google used the official source Atout France as well as input from other hotel-industry websites in its algorithm to rank hotels from 1 to 5 stars. Agencies

China couples rush to file for divorce as new law kicks in

Beijing: China’s new divorce law, which makes it harder for couples to split, has sent husbands and wives rushing to file applications to dissolve their marriages. People say the law complicates the process.Under the new law, implemented last month, couples who mutually agree to dissolve their marriage must complete a month-long “cooling-off” period to reconsider their positions. PTI

Russia launches cargo ship for int’l space station

Moscow: An unmanned Russian cargo ship was launched successfully on Monday with a load of supplies for the International Space Station. The Progress MS-16 cargo ship blasted off as scheduled at 9:45 am from the Russia-leased Baikonur launch facility in Kazakhstan and reached a designated orbit en route to the station. Reuters

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