5. Facebook has removed hundreds of social media accounts and banned an Israeli firm, due to "co-ordinated inauthentic behaviour" mainly targeting Africa.
The fake accounts often posted on political news, including on elections in various countries, the firm said.
4. Pret a Manger is reportedly planning to buy rival Eat and turn the chain's 94 stores into vegetarian outlets.
3. Microsoft and Sony have formed a partnership on video games streaming, despite being fierce competitors.
It is expected Sony will use Microsoft’s Azure cloud service to host its upcoming PlayStation streaming service.
2. According to Sky News, Amazon is in talks to invest hundreds of millions of pounds in UK food delivery app Deliveroo as part of a $575 million (£449.29 million) fundraising round.
1. China signaled a lack of interest in resuming trade talks with the U.S. under the current threat to escalate tariffs, while the government said stimulus will be stepped up to buttress the domestic economy.
The state run news agency says U.S. has been been playing “little tricks to disrupt the atmosphere”, citing Trumps steps this week to curb Chinese telecom giant Huawei by banning its equipment from America.
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