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Hit the road Jaсques! Yellow Vests blamed for millions in damage to French highways

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French road operator VINCI Autoroutes says it has become the latest victim of the nationwide Yellow Vest protests. It claims weeks of rallies and attacks on highways and facilities resulted in tens of millions of euros in damages. The company reported on Sunday that the wave of demonstrations had affected some 250 of its sites Read More

Burnout, stress lead more companies to try a four-day work week

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BERLIN (Reuters) – Work four days a week, but get paid for five? FILE PHOTO: Office workers take their lunch at a food court in Sydney, Australia, May 4, 2018. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File Photo It sounds too good to be true, but companies around the world that have cut their work week have found that it Read More

Indonesia, EFTA sign long delayed free trade deal

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JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia on Sunday signed an economic agreement with the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) aimed at increasing trade and investment, concluding almost eight years of negotiations. Under the deal, tariffs and non-tariff barriers would be eliminated for thousands of products traded between Indonesia and the EFTA countries – Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Read More

Round five: Yellow Vests prepare for massive ‘Macron resign’ protest on Saturday

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Paris is bracing for yet another round of Yellow Vest protests, with demonstrators planning to take to the streets on Saturday. More than 10,000 people have already RSVP’d on Facebook to the ‘Acte 5: Macron Démission’ march. The demonstration is scheduled to take place in the French capital at Champs-Élysées.  The organizers, consisting of some Read More

Coming changes in marine fuel sulfur limits will affect global oil markets

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December 14, 2018 For the next two weeks (December 17–December 31), Today in Energy will feature a selection of our favorite articles from 2018. New articles will resume on January 2, 2019. International regulations limiting sulfur in fuels for ocean-going vessels, set to take effect in January 2020, have implications for vessel operators, refiners, and Read More

Giant blaze rips through Google’s office in ‘China’s Silicon Valley’

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A roaring fire burst through the roof and caused mass evacuations at Google’s office in Beijing’s Zhongguancun tech district – known as China’s Silicon Valley. The fire, which broke out at 11am local time, burned through the roof of Google’s glass-fronted office building, sending a plume of thick, black smoke into the air. Huge fire Read More

PG&E says cause of Camp Fire not yet determined despite probe

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) released a new report on Tuesday into a massive California wildfire that ignited near one of its damaged towers, offering new details of the incident but stopping short of accepting blame. FILE PGOTO: PG&E works on power lines to repair damage caused by the Read More

‘Nothing is being done’ about rising anti-Semitism in Europe, survey finds

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Seven decades since the end of World War II, a new survey has found that anti-Semitism is once again on the rise in Europe. The anti-Jewish sentiment is pervasive on social media and increased with Muslim migration to Europe. The survey, conducted by the EU’s Agency for Fundamental Rights, found that 89 percent of Europe’s Read More

11 injured as chaos in German refugee center sparks large-scale police op

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German police had to call in reinforcement, deploying scores of officers to quell mayhem in a reception center in country’s south, where a group of migrants faced off with security personnel. A row between migrants in one of the reception centers escalated into open violence early Tuesday as people living in the shelter attacked local Read More

Indonesia unveils more detailed land map in bid to resolve development planning disputes

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JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia’s government on Tuesday launched a more detailed map of land use aimed at resolving overlapping claims in the vast archipelago, including in forest areas, three years later than was initially planned. A tourist boat travels along a river in Tanjung Puting National Park in Central Kalimantan province, Indonesia June 14, 2015. Read More