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U.S., Germany to boost cooperation on shift to clean energy
International: The deal will see U.S. and Germany work together to develop and deploy technologies that will speed up that clean energy transition, particularly in the area of offshore wind power, zero-emissions vehicles and hydrogen.
Mastercard focusses on Southeast Asia, Latin America after India’s ban, Russia exit
International: India's Central bank banned Mastercard after declaring it "non-compliant" with the country's 2018 rules that required foreign card networks to store Indian payments data locally for "unfettered supervisory access."
U.S. bill would bar Google, Apple from hosting apps that accept China’s digital yuan
Technology: The bill, unveiled Thursday, states that companies that own or control app stores “shall not carry or support any app in app store(s) within the United States that supports or enables transactions in e-CNY.”
Pakistan’s National Assembly approves bill to bar overseas citizens’ from voting, stop use of EVMs
International: Parliamentary Affairs Minister Murtaza Javed Abbasi presented the bill that was passed with a majority vote, with only members of the Grand Democratic Alliance opposing it