Queen lobbied for UK law change, McKinsey in France, Modi, Google's deal with publishers

Queen lobbied for change in law to hide her private wealth

The Guardian citing documents unearthed at the National Archives.

"The arrangement, which was concocted in the 1970s, was used in effect to create a state-backed shell corporation which is understood to have placed a veil of secrecy over the Queen’s private shareholdings and investments."

How consultants like McKinsey took over France

Politico citing emails and recordings of online seminars.

"There is a logic of investing, and investing in particular in people who are senior public servants today, who are influential people in the public sector, who will be influential in the private sector tomorrow,” said a BCG partner during a recent seminar.

They were accused of plotting to overthrow the Modi government. The evidence was planted, a new report says.

The Washington Post citing a report by a digital forensics firm.

The most explosive allegation came from a letter that police said Wilson had written to a Maoist militant in which Wilson discussed the need for guns and ammunition and urged the banned group to assassinate Modi. Arsenal Consulting found that the letter had been planted.

Google's $76 million deal with French publishers leaves many outlets infuriated

Reuters citing documents outlining the deals between Google and publishers.

The French documents seen by Reuters include a framework agreement in which Google will pay $22 million annually for three years to a group of 121 national and local French news publications after signing individual licensing agreements with each.

The second document is a settlement agreement under which Google agrees to pay $10 million to the same group in exchange for the publishers’ commitment not to sue over copyright claims for three years.


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