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Four Republican lawmakers ask Trump to move forward with $10 billion Pentagon cloud contract

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Four Republican members of U.S. Congress, including House Armed Services Committee ranking member Mac Thornberry, sent a letter to President Donald Trump on Thursday urging him to move forward with a $10 billion cloud contract with the Defense Department. FILE PHOTO: House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-CA) chairs a committee Read More

Scrabble or anti-Semitism? Norwegian ‘Jewish pig’ cartoon courts controversy

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A satirical cartoon on Norwegian public television has drawn complaints about anti-Semitism, after it showed a man contemplating a derogatory term in a word puzzle game Scrabble, while playing against a Jew. Part of the NKR Humor series, the cartoon depicts an overweight man dressed as a Haredi Jew, playing Scrabble with a younger man Read More

Brazil deforestation soars in July, threatening EU trade deal

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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest accelerated in the first half of July, outstripping the full month last year and raising red flags for a regional trade deal with the European Union. FILE PHOTO: An aerial view of a section of deforested Amazon rainforest turned into farmland near the city of Alta Floresta, Read More

Transgender women attack two men with sticks & chairs in India

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A group of apparently transgender women were filmed beating a man with sticks and throwing a chair at another man in a car during an argument in India. Police have launched a probe into the conflict. According to police, the incident took place in the city of Karnal in India’s northwestern Haryana state on July Read More

Amazon under EU antitrust fire over use of merchant data

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Amazon became the target of an antitrust investigation by the European Union on Wednesday over its use of merchants’ data, underlining regulators’ increasing focus on how tech companies exploit customer information. U.S. tech giants Amazon, Google and Facebook have been in the regulatory spotlight as antitrust enforcers examine how they use data Read More

Air France should face trial for manslaughter & negligence over Rio de Janeiro crash – prosecutors

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Air France could face trial for manslaughter and negligence over the 2009 crash which killed 228 people on a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, if new advice from French prosecutors is followed. Prosecutors have recommended that Air France face trial, concluding that the company was aware of technical problems with a speed-measuring instrument Read More

Shamborghinis & Fauxrarris: Brazilian police shut down fake luxury car factory

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A father and son duo of Ferrari fraudsters have been busted for selling fake sports cars, for between $45,000 to $60,000 each, from their workshop in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina. The cops seized eight partially finished fakes as part of the raid on Monday, though officials didn’t specify what kind of parts Read More

Amazon in EU antitrust spotlight over use of merchant data

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Amazon on Wednesday became the target of an antitrust investigation by the European Union over its use of merchants’ data, underlining the increasing regulatory scrutiny over how tech companies exploit customers’ information. FILE PHOTO: The company’s logo outside an Amazon pop-up store in Berlin, Germany, November 22, 2018. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch/File Photo Amazon, Read More

Indonesian president tells cities to build waste-to-energy plants

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JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesian President Joko Widodo has urged cities across the country to set up waste-to-energy plants this year to tackle the country’s growing mountain of trash, according to a statement published on the cabinet secretary’s website on Tuesday. Indonesia’s incumbent president Joko Widodo, who was re-elected on April’s election gestures as he delivers Read More

Protesters clash with riot police in Hong Kong shopping centre

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Protesters demanding the resignation of Hong Kong’s chief executive have clashed with riot police in a mainland shopping centre in Sha Tin. Footage shows officers appearing to strike demonstrators with batons after more than 10,000 people marched for greater democracy in the territory. Protesters also called for an investigation into complaints of police violence. The Read More