Al Bawaba - Editor's Choice https://www.albawaba.com/rss/all/robots.txt en EU Fines Google $5 Billion for Antitrust Abuse, Hardly Dents Its $102.9 billion Fortune https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/eu-fines-google-5-billion-antitrust-abuse-hardly-dents-its-1029-billion-fortune-1161242 <p><strong>The European Union slapped Google on Wednesday with a record 4.34 billion euros ($5 billion) antitrust fine for abusing the dominance of its Android operating system.</strong>The fine represents just over two weeks of revenue for Google parent Alphabet Inc. and would scarcely dent its cash reserves of $102.9 billion.EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said the US tech giant illegally used Android's near-monopoly to boost usage of its own search engine and browser.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/editorchoice/eu-fines-google-5-billion-antitrust-abuse-hardly-dents-its-1029-billion-fortune-1161242" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="https://albawabacdn-albawabamiddleea.netdna-ssl.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/USA_2017/shutterstock_552493561.jpg" alt="European Union slapped Google with a record 4.34 billion euros fine. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)" title="European Union slapped Google with a record 4.34 billion euros fine. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://aawsat.com/english" title="Asharq Alawsat - English" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/425.png" title="Asharq Alawsat - English" border="0" /></a> Copyright © Saudi Research and Publishing Co. All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/eu-fines-google-5-billion-antitrust-abuse-hardly-dents-its-1029-billion-fortune-1161242" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 18 Jul 2018 17:55:31 +0000 1161242 at https://www.albawaba.com Man Arrested, Fined for Wearing Abaya, Niqab to Spy on Wife in Dubai https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/man-arrested-fined-wearing-abaya-niqab-spy-wife-dubai-1161252 <p><strong>He was arrested before he could enter the metro station.</strong></p> <p>A man who was caught wearing a woman's abaya, niqab and gloves at a Dubai Metro station has been fined Dh2,000 ($544).</p> <p>According to the investigation, the man was unable to enter the Metro station because he was caught by the police.</p> <p>The Asian sales manager admitted to wearing the women's clothing because he was following his wife, as per a 24 report.</p> <p>He had overheard her saying that morning that she would be meeting her lover at the Al Fahidi Metro station in Dubai.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/editorchoice/man-arrested-fined-wearing-abaya-niqab-spy-wife-dubai-1161252" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="https://albawabacdn-albawabamiddleea.netdna-ssl.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/USA_2017/shutterstock_396069850.jpg" alt="(Shutterstock/ File Photo)" title="(Shutterstock/ File Photo)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.khaleejtimes.com" title="Khaleej Times" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/44.png" title="Khaleej Times" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2018 Khaleej Times. All Rights Reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/man-arrested-fined-wearing-abaya-niqab-spy-wife-dubai-1161252" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 18 Jul 2018 17:50:01 +0000 1161252 at https://www.albawaba.com Jordan Couples Under 18 and Wanting to Marry Must Now Undergo Training https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/jordan-couples-under-18-and-wanting-marry-must-now-undergo-training-1161228 <p class="p2"><strong>The Chief Islamic Justice Department has announced that engaged couples under 18 will have to undergo a mandatory training programme at the end of which they will be given a “marriage licence” indicating their readiness to get married, an official said on Tuesday.</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/editorchoice/jordan-couples-under-18-and-wanting-marry-must-now-undergo-training-1161228" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="https://albawabacdn-albawabamiddleea.netdna-ssl.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Jordan_2017/shutterstock_589431530.jpg" alt="(Shutterstock/ File Photo)" title="(Shutterstock/ File Photo)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.jordantimes.com" title="The Jordan Times" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/62.png" title="The Jordan Times" border="0" /></a> © Copyright The Jordan Times. All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/jordan-couples-under-18-and-wanting-marry-must-now-undergo-training-1161228" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 18 Jul 2018 17:44:00 +0000 1161228 at https://www.albawaba.com Amman Opens 1st Fresh Fish Market in Early 2019 https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/amman-opens-1st-fresh-fish-market-early-2019-1161224 <p class="p1"><strong>A plan is under way to establish Amman’s first fresh fish market by the beginning of next year, according to a senior government official, who said that the project seeks to diversify Jordanians’ diet at affordable prices.</strong></p> <p class="p4">The Ministry of Agriculture will enable farmers to stock fish at hundreds of farm ponds spreading across the Kingdom to supply the planned fish market with different kinds of fresh fish, Minister of Agriculture Khaled Hneifat said on Tuesday.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/editorchoice/amman-opens-1st-fresh-fish-market-early-2019-1161224" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="https://albawabacdn-albawabamiddleea.netdna-ssl.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Jordan_2017/shutterstock_69502336.jpg" alt="(Shutterstock/ File Photo)" title="(Shutterstock/ File Photo)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.jordantimes.com" title="The Jordan Times" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/62.png" title="The Jordan Times" border="0" /></a> © Copyright The Jordan Times. All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/amman-opens-1st-fresh-fish-market-early-2019-1161224" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 18 Jul 2018 17:39:30 +0000 1161224 at https://www.albawaba.com British Man Buys Last Minute Lottery Ticket, Wins $1.3 Million https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/british-man-buys-last-minute-lottery-ticket-wins-13-million-1161202 <p>A British man who won a $1.3 million lottery jackpot said he was able to buy his ticket at the last minute when another shopper let him cut in line.</p> <p>Arron Walshaw, 32, of Ossett, West Yorkshire, England, said he&nbsp;nearly missed the deadline&nbsp;for Wednesday's Lotto Raffle drawing, but he was able to buy a ticket at the last minute and won $1.3 million.</p> <p>"We had a free lucky dip ticket from the previous draw to use and I knew it was only minutes until the draw closed," Walshaw said.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/editorchoice/british-man-buys-last-minute-lottery-ticket-wins-13-million-1161202" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="https://albawabacdn-albawabamiddleea.netdna-ssl.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/USA_2017/shutterstock_602479304.jpg" alt="(Shutterstock/ File Photo)" title="(Shutterstock/ File Photo)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://www.upi.com/" title="UPI " target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/358.png" title="UPI " border="0" /></a> Copyright © UPI, 2018. All Rights Reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/british-man-buys-last-minute-lottery-ticket-wins-13-million-1161202" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 18 Jul 2018 17:36:26 +0000 1161202 at https://www.albawaba.com Raccoon Closes Walmart Store in Tennessee https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/raccoon-closes-walmart-store-tennessee-1161174 <p><strong>A Walmart store in Tennessee was closed for about six hours when a raccoon wandered into the store and evaded capture.</strong></p> <p>Customers&nbsp;lined up outside&nbsp;the locked store Monday morning in Covington said they were told by employees that the store would remain closed until the raccoon was ejected.</p> <p>Walmart officials said a wildlife removal service was summoned to the store and spent hours searching for the wild trash panda.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/editorchoice/raccoon-closes-walmart-store-tennessee-1161174" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="https://albawabacdn-albawabamiddleea.netdna-ssl.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/USA_2017/shutterstock_186861932.jpg" alt="(Shutterstock/ File Photo)" title="(Shutterstock/ File Photo)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://www.upi.com/" title="UPI " target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/358.png" title="UPI " border="0" /></a> Copyright © UPI, 2018. All Rights Reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/raccoon-closes-walmart-store-tennessee-1161174" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 18 Jul 2018 17:32:46 +0000 1161174 at https://www.albawaba.com Ghana Pastor Claims Killing of 600 Kids Handed to Him by Devil-worshipping Medical Profession https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/ghana-pastor-claims-killing-600-kids-handed-him-devil-worshipping-medical-profession-11 <p class="mol-para-with-font"><strong>A pastor has claimed to have carried out the ritual murders of more than 600 children handed to him as sacrifices by devil-worshipping doctors and nurses in Ghana.</strong></p> <p class="mol-para-with-font">The unnamed man wore a mask to disguise his identity as he made the shocking claims in a bizarre video, telling a television interviewer he had spent 17 years living with Satan.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/editorchoice/ghana-pastor-claims-killing-600-kids-handed-him-devil-worshipping-medical-profession-11" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="https://albawabacdn-albawabamiddleea.netdna-ssl.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/UK_2017/shutterstock_1071353876.jpg" alt="(Shutterstock/ File Photo)" title="(Shutterstock/ File Photo)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk" title="Daily Mail " target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/1742.png" title="Daily Mail " border="0" /></a> © Associated Newspapers Ltd. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/ghana-pastor-claims-killing-600-kids-handed-him-devil-worshipping-medical-profession-11" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 18 Jul 2018 17:00:00 +0000 1161050 at https://www.albawaba.com Lack of Political Will in Lebanon Means Govt Losing Millions Over Online Gambling https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/lack-political-will-lebanon-means-govt-losing-millions-over-online-gambling-1161030 <p><strong>While politicians spar over who should have jurisdiction over online gambling, illegal gambling operations remain rampant across the country and the state is believed to be losing millions of dollars as a direct result. A draft decree has been on lawmakers’ shelves since 2012 that would give the Lebanese government control over online gambling, but it has not been considered due to a lack of political will and bickering among politicians.</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/editorchoice/lack-political-will-lebanon-means-govt-losing-millions-over-online-gambling-1161030" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="https://albawabacdn-albawabamiddleea.netdna-ssl.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Lebanon_2017/shutterstock_605058941.jpg" alt="(Shutterstock/ File Photo)" title="(Shutterstock/ File Photo)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.dailystar.com.lb/" title="The Daily Star" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/23.png" title="The Daily Star" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2018, The Daily Star. All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/lack-political-will-lebanon-means-govt-losing-millions-over-online-gambling-1161030" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 18 Jul 2018 10:01:03 +0000 1161030 at https://www.albawaba.com Beautician Hangs Herself After 'Who-is-Going-Out" Tiff With Boyfriend https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/beautician-hangs-herself-after-who-going-out-tiff-boyfriend-1161006 <p class="mol-para-with-font"><strong>A 23-year-old beautician was found hanged next to her crying toddler after she had a row with her boyfriend about him going on a boys' night out.</strong></p> <p class="mol-para-with-font">Agnieszka Giza had wanted to attend a concert with businessman Marek Goralczyk but he left her at her Runcorn home in Cheshire with their three-year-old daughter when he discovered girlfriends were not invited to the gig.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/editorchoice/beautician-hangs-herself-after-who-going-out-tiff-boyfriend-1161006" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="https://albawabacdn-albawabamiddleea.netdna-ssl.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/UK_2017/shutterstock_463144511.jpg" alt="(Shutterstock/ File Photo)" title="(Shutterstock/ File Photo)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk" title="Daily Mail " target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/1742.png" title="Daily Mail " border="0" /></a> © Associated Newspapers Ltd. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/beautician-hangs-herself-after-who-going-out-tiff-boyfriend-1161006" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 18 Jul 2018 09:39:33 +0000 1161006 at https://www.albawaba.com British Man's iPhone Works After in Seabed for 2 Days https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/british-mans-iphone-works-after-seabed-2-days-1160998 <p><strong>The device had more than 80% charge despite being under water for two days.</strong></p> <p>A man dropped his iPhone 40 feet underwater while kayaking close to West Bay in Dorset, England, and assumed he lost the handset forever. But fortunately, the iPhone was found lying on the sea bed two days later by a scuba diver when it lit up after receiving a text message.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/editorchoice/british-mans-iphone-works-after-seabed-2-days-1160998" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="https://albawabacdn-albawabamiddleea.netdna-ssl.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/UK_2017/shutterstock_326255468.jpg" alt="(Shutterstock/ File Photo)" title="(Shutterstock/ File Photo)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.khaleejtimes.com" title="Khaleej Times" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/44.png" title="Khaleej Times" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2018 Khaleej Times. All Rights Reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/british-mans-iphone-works-after-seabed-2-days-1160998" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 18 Jul 2018 09:18:18 +0000 1160998 at https://www.albawaba.com