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Chinese 'Ivory Queen' smuggler sentenced to 15 years jail in Tanzania

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DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) – A prominent Chinese businesswoman dubbed the “Ivory Queen” was sentenced to 15 years in prison by a Tanzanian court on Tuesday for smuggling the tusks of more than 350 elephants, weighing nearly 2 tonnes, to Asia. Chinese businesswoman Yang Feng Glan, dubbed the “Ivory Queen”, sits inside the Kisutu Resident Read More

Aviva, NatWest to join 'Brexodus' of business to EU

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LONDON (Reuters) – England’s High Court on Tuesday gave Aviva, Britain’s second largest insurer, approval to transfer around 9 billion pounds ($11.69 billion) in assets to a new Irish company just before the starting gun is fired on Brexit. FILE PHOTO: A man walks past an AVIVA logo outside the company’s head office in the Read More

U.S. top court takes case that could limit water pollution law

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to consider limiting the scope of a landmark law aimed at curbing water pollution in a dispute pitting environmentalists against local authorities in Hawaii over a wastewater treatment plant. FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Supreme Court is seen in Washington, U.S., June 11, 2018. REUTERS/Erin Schaff/File Read More

U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear Hawaii water pollution dispute

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to consider limiting the scope of a landmark law aimed at curbing water pollution in a dispute pitting an environmental group against local authorities in Hawaii over a wastewater treatment plant. The justices agreed to hear an appeal by Maui County of a lower court Read More

Tanzanian court sentences Chinese 'Ivory Queen' to 15 years for smuggling

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FILE PHOTO: Chinese businesswoman Yang Feng Glan, dubbed the “Ivory Queen”, is escorted by a prison warden at the Kisutu Resident Magistrate Court in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania September 25, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) – A Tanzanian court sentenced a prominent Chinese businesswoman dubbed the “Ivory Queen” to 15 years in prison on Read More

Volkswagen customer plans to take diesel (gasoil) case to Germany's highest court

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BERLIN (Reuters) – A German court on Tuesday ruled in favor of Volkswagen in a case brought by a customer seeking compensation for having bought a diesel (gasoil) car affected by emissions cheating, but the plaintiff’s lawyer plans to appeal. FILE PHOTO: Volkswagen logos are pictured during the media day of the Salao do Automovel Read More

Volkswagen wins appeal against diesel (gasoil) car owner: German court

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FILE PHOTO: Volkswagen logos are pictured during the media day of the Salao do Automovel International Auto Show in Sao Paulo, Brazil November 6, 2018. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker/File Photo BERLIN (Reuters) – A German court on Tuesday ruled in favor of Germany’s biggest carmaker Volkswagen in a case brought by a customer seeking compensation for having Read More

Egyptian YouTuber ignites internet firestorm after leaving Islam, denouncing ‘racism’ in it

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Social media fallout has followed Shady Srour’s Facebook post where the Egyptian YouTube star announced he was leaving Islam, citing how the “racism and cruelty” of its adherents had almost led him to suicide. “I left Islam because of racism and cruelty in the hearts of people who are supposed to believe in God but Read More

Quadriga: The cryptocurrency exchange that lost $135m

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When the 30-year-old founder of a Canadian cryptocurrency exchange died suddenly, he took the whereabouts of some C$180m ($135m; £105m) in cryptocurrency to his grave. Now, tens of thousands of Quadriga CX users are wondering if they will ever see their funds again. In 2014, one of the world’s biggest online cryptocurrency exchanges – MtGox Read More

Uber agrees to pay VAT in Egypt: tax chief

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CAIRO (Reuters) – Uber has agreed to pay value-added tax on its services in Egypt, Egyptian officials said on Monday, a move that may help resolve a long-simmering feud with traditional taxi drivers. A man walks near a banner of ride-sharing app Uber during a news conference in Cairo, Egypt, December 4, 2018. REUTERS/Lena Masri Read More