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Apple says $14 billion EU tax order ‘defies reality and common sense’

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LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) – The European Union’s order to Apple (AAPL.O) to pay 13 billion euros ($14 billion) in back taxes “defies reality and common sense”, the U.S. firm said as the two sides sparred in a case key to the EU’s crackdown on sweetheart deals to multinationals. The iPhone maker is appealing to Europe’s second Read More

Apple says $14 billion EU tax order ‘defies reality and common sense’

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LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) – The European Union’s order to Apple (AAPL.O) to pay 13 billion euros ($14 billion) in back taxes “defies reality and common sense”, the U.S. firm said as the two sides sparred in a case key to the EU’s crackdown on sweetheart deals to multinationals. The iPhone maker is appealing to Europe’s second Read More

US biodiesel (gasoil) producers press Trump to expand 2020-21 biofuel mandate

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Highlights National Biodiesel (gasoil) Board says waivers are compounding policy headwinds Oil refiners argue waivers have not hurt biofuel demand Ethanol RINs recover most of price drop since last waivers Washington — US biodiesel (gasoil) producers are urging the Trump administration to increase blending volumes in the 2020-21 biofuel mandate to make up for lost Read More

Huawei drops lawsuit against U.S. over seized equipment: court filing

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FILE PHOTO: The Huawei logo is pictured at the IFA consumer tech fair in Berlin, Germany, September 5, 2019. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke (Reuters) – China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has dropped a lawsuit against the U.S. government after Washington released telecommunications equipment it had seized on suspicion of violations of export controls, according to a court Read More

YouTube to cough up $170mn in fines over charge of grabbing kids’ data

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Google’s video platform YouTube has been fined $170 million, settling allegations that it gathered children’s data online without the consent of their parents, in violation of federal law. The fines include $136 million for the most recent charges, while the company will pay another $34 million to settle similar claims brought previously by New York Read More

UN calls out US, UK & France for complicity in Yemen war crimes (GRAPHIC)

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The UN Human Rights Council slammed the US, UK and France for their complicity in alleged war crimes in Yemen by the Saudi-led coalition, warning that abetting such crimes by selling arms or other aid is also illegal. “States that knowingly aid or assist parties to the conflict in Yemen in the commission of violations Read More

API blasts ‘arbitrary’ changes to US biofuel mandate considered by White House

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Washington — Oil group urges White House to ‘walk back from the brink’ Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now Trump promises ‘giant package’ benefiting ethanol makers Ethanol RINs recover half of price drop since EPA waivers The American Petroleum Institute said Tuesday it is “deeply concerned” by Read More

Google finds ‘indiscriminate iPhone attack lasting years’

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Security researchers at Google have found evidence of a “sustained effort” to hack iPhones over a period of at least two years. The attack was said to be carried out using websites which would discreetly implant malicious software to gather contacts, images and other data. Google’s analysis suggested the booby-trapped websites were said to have Read More

100 days of Zelensky: Ukraine president more a scurrying Macron than a thundering Trump so far

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The comedian-elected-president has been a safer pair of hands than critics warned, but hasn’t yet drained Ukraine’s swamp, as supporters hoped. And for Volodymyr Zelensky, it will only get harder from now on. Honeymoon polls Headline figures show that the 41-year-old political novice, who promised to cut across existing political fault lines and unify the Read More

Trump administration considers boost to biofuel mandates to ease farmer anger: sources

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NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration is considering ramping up biofuel blending quotas in the coming years to assuage anger in the Farm Belt over its recent broad use of waivers for small refineries, but is not planning to rescind any of the exemptions it has granted so far, four sources familiar with the Read More