News highlights – July 4 2017

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News highlights for July 4 2017

Policemen take up position after a resident was killed during a violent clash during an operation against drug dealers in Pavao Pavaozinho slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 28, 2017.
REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Brazil apps track gunfire as Rio de Janeiro violence spikes

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Gun violence is on the rise in Rio de Janeiro, with the sound of firefights echoing daily across Brazil’s seaside city as drug gangs battle each other and police officers patrolling slums. Read more…

U.S. government seeks to intervene in Apple’s EU tax appeal: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government has sought to intervene in Apple’s appeal against an EU order to pay back up to 13 billion euros ($14.8 billion) in Irish taxes, a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Read more…

New EU court blow to Uber over French taxi case

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Uber suffered a new setback in Europe on Tuesday when a European Union court adviser said France was entitled to charge local managers of the U.S. ride-hailing app firm with running an illegal taxi service. Read more…

Pressure piles on China’s LeEco as some assets frozen after bank complaint

TAIPEI/BEIJING (Reuters) – Struggling Chinese tech group LeEco is under growing pressure from its creditors and business partners, with a court in Shanghai ordering a freeze on some of its assets over late payments to a bank. Read more…

Lunar robots put to the test on Sicily’s Mount Etna

MOUNT ETNA, Italy (Reuters) – A robot wheels across a rocky, windswept landscape that looks like the surface of some distant planet from a science fiction film. But it is not in outer space, it’s on the slopes of Europe’s most active volcano. Read more…

China communist party mouthpiece slams Tencent game; shares slide

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Chinese communist party mouthpiece People’s Daily stepped up its criticism of a mobile game developed by Tencent Holdings, a day after the country’s top gaming and social media firm said it is limiting play time for users of the “Honour of Kings” game. Read more…

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