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Italian chef’s new restaurant chain: free food made from scraps

MILAN: Italian Michelin-starred chef Massimo Bottura plans to open two new restaurants in Paris and Naples next year, but wealthy diners are not welcome. The food will be free, made from supermarket scraps and served only to the poor. Bottura’s prestigious restaurant in Modena, northern Italy, charges around 250 euros a head. But in Milan, his Refettorio Ambrosiano feeds the poor, many of them homeless - and now he plans to expand the charitable experiment further. Housed in an old theater on the outskirts of the…

Fall of the roaming empire: EU scraps mobile travel fees

BRUSSELS: The EU rang in the end of roaming charges for Europeans using mobile phones within the 28-nation bloc on Thursday in what under-pressure Brussels hailed as one of its greatest successes. A decade in the making, the move comes in time for the summer holidays when millions of Europeans will be on the move, and is a public relations coup at a time when the bloc is under fire over Brexit and other problems. It means Europeans calling, texting or using the internet when travelling in other EU nations will be…

Samsung scraps Galaxy Note 7 over fire concerns

SEOUL: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd scrapped its flagship Galaxy Note 7 smartphone on Tuesday less than two months after its launch, dealing a huge blow to its reputation and outlook after failing to resolve safety concerns. Samsung announced the recall of 2.5 million Note 7s in early September following numerous reports of the phones catching fire and on Tuesday it finally pulled the plug on the $882 device in what could be one of the costliest product safety failures in tech history. The decision to scrap the Note 7 came…