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‘Never forget what they did here’: Snowden vents dismay at EU copyright reform

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NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has decried the EU’s decision to pass highly controversial copyright reform in a move that critics argue clamps down on free speech. Shortly after the European Parliament voted to adopt Article 13 on Tuesday, Snowden, who currently resides in Russia, tweeted his disgust at the decision to pass a directive that Read More

Germany wants Europe to join China's new Silk Road after criticizing Italy for doing the same

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The Chinese “Belt and Road” initiative is an important project, which European states would be glad to join, according to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who stressed that cooperation should be based on reciprocity from Beijing. “We, as Europeans, want to play an active part and that must lead to certain reciprocity and we are still Read More

'Dark day for internet freedom': EU lawmakers approve controversial copyright reform

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The European Parliament has voted to adopt the highly controversial Article 13 provision which would govern the production and distribution of content online under the auspices of increasing copyright protections. Tuesday’s move will update the EU’s 20-year-old copyright rules and will govern audiovisual content, much to the dismay of many social media users who have Read More

Uber buys rival Careem in $3.1 billion deal to dominate ride-hailing in Middle East

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Global ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies Inc will spend $3.1 billion to acquire Middle East rival Careem, buying dominance in a competitive region ahead of a hotly anticipated initial public offering. The Uber Hub is seen in Redondo Beach, California, U.S., March 25, 2019. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson     Uber said late Monday night Read More

Clear Blue Technologies Closes $2.67 Million Equity Capital Raise

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TORONTO, March 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, Clear Blue Technologies International Inc. (“Clear Blue” or the “Company”) (TSXV:CBLU) announced that it has completed the final tranche of a non-brokered private placement of units (each, a “Unit”) at a price of $0.25 per Unit, for gross proceeds of $1,661,875 (all amounts are in Canadian dollars). Read More

Stalled US talks ‘not linked’ to Kim’s planned Russian trip – but finding way around sanctions is

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un won’t use his expected Russian visit as leverage in nuclear talks with the US. Boosting economic ties with Moscow while circumventing sanctions is equally important for Pyongyang, analysts told RT. Kim may arrive in Russia “in spring or summer of this year,” Russian Senator Aleksandr Bashkin said Monday, adding that Read More

Nike pays £10.7m penalty over football merchandise sales

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Nike has been fined €12.5m (£10.7m) after falling foul of EU rules regarding cross-border online sales. The European Commission found that between 2004 and 2017 the US sportswear firm blocked choice and raised prices for consumers by stopping licencees from selling merchandise for many top clubs outside of their direct territory. It said that Nike Read More

Just Energy Group Inc. Announces Repurchase of US$21,800,000 of its 2019 Convertible Bonds

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TORONTO, March 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Just Energy Group Inc. (TSX:JE; NYSE:JE) (“Just Energy” or the “Company”), a leading consumer company focused on essential needs including electricity and natural gas commodities, Health and well-being products, and utility conservation, announced today that it has repurchased US$21,800,000 in aggregate principal amount of its 6.50 percent convertible Read More

Nike fines $14 million for blocking cross-border sales of soccer merchandise

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The Nike swoosh logo is seen outside the store on 5th Ave in New York, New York, U.S., March 19, 2019. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU antitrust regulators fined U.S. sportswear maker Nike 12.5 million euros ($14.14 million) on Monday for restricting cross-border sales of merchandising products of five European football clubs and the Read More