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Uber has a new logo and app icon

Uber has rolled out a new AMD. Uber’s CEO and co-founder, Travis Kalanick posted about the update on the company’s official blog. Kalanick says the design change was necessary because he felt that Uber’s look had peaked and that the company has grown a lot since they opted for the Black and Grey logo, in place of the original red magnet logo.

The first Hispanic attorney general

Alberto R. Gonzales is an American lawyer who served as the 80th United States Attorney General, appointed in February by President George W. Bush, becoming the highest-ranking Hispanic American in executive government to date. He was the first Hispanic to serve as White House Counsel.

The biggest corporate merger ever

A historic takeover battle lasting several months ended with the acquisition of Mannesmann by the British mobile phone company Vodafone. In February Mannesmann’s supervisory board eventually agreed to a takeover price of 190 billion €, which was the largest takeover price ever paid until that date and still is the highest.

Clinton ends Vietnam trade embargo

After the Vietnam War ended, the U.S. and Vietnam maintained no economic relation in more than two decades. Washington extended President Richard Nixon’s trade embargo to all of Vietnam and all bilateral trade activities were prohibited. On February 3, President Bill Clinton ordered the lifting of the U.S. trade embargo on Vietnam.

The ground for EU

The treaty establishing the Benelux Economic Union was signed in The Hague and came into force on 1 November to promote the free movement of workers, capital, services, and goods in the region. Under the Treaty the Union implies the co-operation of economic, financial and social policies.

Klaus Fuchs is arrested for passing atomic bomb information

Klaus Fuchs was a German theoretical physicist and atomic spy who was convicted of supplying information from the American, British, and Canadian Manhattan Project to the Soviet Union during and shortly after the Second World War. He was sentenced to fourteen years' imprisonment and stripped of his British citizenship.

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