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UBS loses role in bond deal for Chinese firm on outcry over pig comment

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HONG KONG (Reuters) – UBS has lost a lead role on a U.S. dollar bond deal for state-backed China Railway Construction Corp, just days after a Chinese outcry over a senior UBS economist’s use of “pig” in connection with Chinese food price inflation. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Swiss bank UBS is seen in Zurich, Read More

Amazon embraces U.S. government business, despite occasional controversy

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Andy Jassy, CEO Amazon Web Services, speaks at the WSJD Live conference in Laguna Beach, California, U.S., October 25, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake SCOTTSDALE, Ariz (Reuters) – The head of Amazon.com Inc’s cloud computing division on Monday said the company would work with any government agency that followed the law, in contrast with rival Microsoft Corp, Read More

‘Complete blow to peace process’: US envoy to Israel castigated for West Bank annexation comments

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Palestinians and left-wing Israelis have slammed the US ambassador to Israel for saying Israel “has the right” to annex parts of the West Bank, labeling him “spokesman of the settlers.” David Friedman told the NYT that “under certain circumstances,” Israel “has the right to retain some, but unlikely all, of the West Bank,” prompting a Read More

‘Settler spokesman’: US envoy to Israel castigated for West Bank annexation comments

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Palestinians and left-wing Israelis have slammed the US ambassador to Israel for saying Israel “has the right” to annex parts of the West Bank, labeling him “spokesman of the settlers.” David Friedman told the NYT that “under certain circumstances,” Israel “has the right to retain some, but unlikely all, of the West Bank,” prompting a Read More

Brazil will not change Amazon fund without asking donors: development bank BNDES

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FILE PHOTO – A policeman observes the Amazon rainforest during an operation conducted by agents of the Brazilian Institute for the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources, or Ibama, near Novo Progresso, southeast of Para state, Brazil, November 5, 2018. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil will make no changes to the governance of the billion-dollar Read More

‘Stop with this equality!’: French philosopher hounded for not watching women’s football

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Controversial French philosopher and intellectual Alain Finkielkraut has been slated by feminists and commenters for the crime of not liking women’s football. He told a journalist he “doesn’t want to see women like that.” During a Wednesday night appearance on France’s CNews channel, a reporter asked Finkielkraut if he plans on watching France’s upcoming Women’s Read More

‘Action should be taken’: Indian MP lashes out at praying Muslim groups blocking roads

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Muslim worshipers in India should pray in mosques while those who block public streets while offering Namaz should be dealt with, an Indian lawmaker has said, as the country’s Islamic community celebrates Eid-al-Fitr. Some religious practices of local Muslims cause inconveniences to residents of Indian cities, Bhola Singh, who was recently re-elected to the Indian Read More

To wear or not to wear? Jews divided after Germans asked to don kippah in show of solidarity

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A call for all Germans to wear kippahs as a statement against anti-Semitism has split the country’s Jewish community, with some dismissing it as a stunt without substance. RT spoke with Jewish leaders about the controversy. Germany’s anti-Semitism commissioner, Felix Klein, urged citizens across Germany to wear the Jewish skullcap if there are attacks targeting Read More

A year after Qatar boss’ gaffe, airlines still pay ‘lip service’ to diversity: executives

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SEOUL (Reuters) – A year after Qatar Airways boss’ remark that a woman could not do his job drew scathing criticism, airline executives called out the industry for paying only “lip service” to diversity and not pushing to get more women out of cabins and into boardrooms. FILE PHOTO: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) Read More

French bloggers feel like in Orwellian novel as Brussels teaches them to promote ‘EU angles’

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French news and political bloggers were left unimpressed after the EU officials condemned “Russian disinformation” and encouraged online influencers to stick to a pro-EU narrative during a promo trip to the European Commission. About a dozen popular French YouTube and Instagram bloggers set off for a journey to the Brussels office of the European Commission Read More