A Chinese subsidiary of US tech giant Apple failed to pay 452 million yuan in taxes (now $71 million) due at the end of 2013, Beijing's finance ministry said.
France opposes exclusive talks between Orange and Hong Kong's PCCW group for a 49 percent stake in Dailymotion, preferring a European partner for the French video-sharing platform, the finance ministry indicated Wednesday.
Apple's devices have never appeared on a Chinese list of products eligible to be bought with public money, state media quoted an official as saying, denying reports the US tech giant had been excluded from the latest line-up.
France's finance ministry is probing sale conditions set on iPhone distributors by Apple, a source close to the case said Wednesday.
An international cyber attack campaign against Israeli government websites on Sunday failed to cause serious disruptions despite dire threats from the Anonymous hacker collective, Israeli officials said Sunday.
Thailand's cabinet on Tuesday approved a plan to spend $68 billion on a high-speed railway and other transportation mega projects to drive the nation's economic development.
A probe by Italian tax authorities into US Internet giant Google's Italian arm has found it failed to declare income of 240 million euros ($310 million) and pay value added tax of 96 million euros.
Thailand's finance ministry on Friday called for a corruption investigation into the country's auction of third-generation (3G) mobile telephone operating licences because of fears of collusion.
Google has threatened to exclude French media sites from its search results if France implements a proposed law forcing search engines to pay for content, according to a letter obtained by AFP.
Controversial laws punishing Internet users who download pirated files with fines or jail terms came into force in Japan on Monday.