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Exclusive: Mexico blamed Walmart’s size, access to rivals’ data in blocking app deal

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican officials blocked Walmart Inc’s deal to buy delivery app Cornershop because Walmart could not guarantee a level playing field for rival retailers, whose customers use the app to order groceries and other goods, according to an official document and an interview with the top competition regulator this week. FILE PHOTO: Read More

Exclusive: Mexico blamed Walmart’s size, access to rivals’ data in blocking app deal

4 days ago DieselGasoil Comments Off on Exclusive: Mexico blamed Walmart’s size, access to rivals’ data in blocking app deal
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican officials blocked Walmart Inc’s deal to buy delivery app Cornershop because Walmart could not guarantee a level playing field for rival retailers, whose customers use the app to order groceries and other goods, according to an official document and an interview with the top competition regulator this week. FILE PHOTO: Read More

Hong Kong leader warns more protests will ‘make things worse’

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By Siobhan Robbins, SE Asia correspondent There is no peace in Hong Kong where the youth, angry and afraid, have mobilised. In the city’s streets thousands of people, including some with umbrellas and bottles, clashed with police who had shields and batons. Through clouds of tear gas, they pushed forward. Police clash with protesters in Read More

Hong Kong police fire rubber bullets as extradition bill protests turn to chaos

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HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at demonstrators who threw plastic bottles on Wednesday as protests against an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial descended into violent chaos. Tens of thousands of protesters had gathered peacefully outside the Chinese-ruled city’s Read More

Burning trash and factories belching smoke choke Iraqis

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BAGHDAD (Reuters) – As if life was not bad enough for Adnan Kadhim – he lives in a slum where municipal authorities dump Baghdad’s rubbish – now someone is setting the waste on fire, making his children sick. A municipal worker extinguishes a fire inside the garbage at a rubbish dump in Baghdad, Iraq May Read More

Blood on the walls and torn-up pews – inside bombed church

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By Tom Cheshire, Asia correspondent, in Colombo You have to pick your way through when you go inside St Anthony’s Shrine – around broken stained glass, the coins blown out of the donation box, and the pools of water coloured with blood. The church is mere wreckage. Inside it is dark and silent. The human Read More