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U.S. judge slashes Roundup jury award to $25.3 million; Bayer still plans to appeal

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(Reuters) – A federal judge on Monday slashed a damages award Bayer AG owed a California man who blamed Roundup weed killer for his cancer, to $25.27 million from $80.27 million, while rejecting the company’s bid for a new trial. FILE PHOTO: A logo of Bayer AG is pictured at the so called ‘Chempark’, the Read More

Chinese diplomat points to DC racial segregation, gets slammed as ‘racist disgrace’ by Obama adviser

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Responding to US accusations of racism amid an ongoing Twitter war over China’s policies toward religious minorities, a Chinese diplomat took aim at racial segregation in America’s capital. Lijian Zhao, deputy chief of mission at the Chinese Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan kicked off the war of words over the weekend, with a string of tweets Read More

Huawei to move 1,000 jobs from US to Italy, plus a $3 billion investment to boot

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Chinese telecom giant Huawei has called on Rome to ensure the “transparent, efficient and fair” use of its ‘golden power’ when it comes to developing Italy’s 5G network. The CEO of Huawei’s Italian unit, Thomas Miao, said on Monday the company will invest $3.1 billion in the country over the next three years. Speaking at Read More

Exclusive: U.S. firms may get nod to restart Huawei sales in two-four weeks – official

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. may approve licenses for companies to re-start new sales to Huawei in as little as two weeks, according to a senior U.S. official, in a sign President Donald Trump’s recent effort to ease restrictions on the Chinese company could move forward quickly. A woman walks in front of the Huawei Read More

Exclusive: U.S. firms may get nod to restart Huawei sales in 2-4 weeks – official

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. may approve licenses for companies to re-start new sales to Huawei in as little as two weeks, according to a senior U.S. official, in a sign President Donald Trump’s recent effort to ease restrictions on the Chinese company could move forward quickly. A woman walks in front of the Huawei Read More

UK to facilitate release of Iran’s oil tanker if its destination is not Syria – Hunt

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London will “facilitate” the release of the Iranian oil tanker captured in Gibraltar if Tehran guarantees its destination is not Syria, UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said after speaking to Iran’s Mohammad Javad Zarif. UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said that London would agree to set free the Iranian tanker the British marines seized in Read More

‘Destroy caves & shelters’: Turkey launches 2nd wave of military op against Kurdish PKK in Iraq

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Ankara has launched military operation ‘Claw-2’, seeking to destroy PKK hideouts in northern Iraq. The move is part of Turkey’s bigger fight against Kurdish militants, which has taken a toll on its relations with Baghdad. The Turkish army began moving into northern Iraq at 10pm local time on Friday, after conducting airstrikes and shelling the Read More

‘Overestimated herself’: German Social Democrats reject von der Leyen for EU Commission head

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The Social Democratic Party, a member of Germany’s governing coalition, has issued a blistering letter arguing European Commission presidential candidate Ursula von der Leyen is unfit to lead. Ahead of next Tuesday’s vote in the European Parliament to replace the commission’s executive, the Social Democrats said that von der Leyen, who is also the German Read More