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Indian court clears way for reopening Vedanta copper smelter, state government to appeal

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CHENNAI (Reuters) – An Indian environment court set aside on Saturday the Tamil Nadu state government’s order to close Vedanta’s copper smelter plant permanently, taking the company closer to reopening its facility in southern India. FILE PHOTO: Police stand guard outside a copper smelter controlled by London-listed Vedanta Resources in Thoothukudi in the southern state Read More

Indian court sets aside state government order to shut down Vedanta copper smelter

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FILE PHOTO: Police stand guard outside a copper smelter controlled by London-listed Vedanta Resources in Thoothukudi in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, India, May 28, 2018. REUTERS/Sudarshan Varadhan/File Photo CHENNAI (Reuters) – An Indian environment court set aside on Saturday the Tamil Nadu state government’s order to close Vedanta’s copper smelter plant permanently, taking Read More

‘Time to learn from the French!’ Yellow Vest protests spread to Israel, 10 arrested (VIDEOS)

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Outraged by the rising cost of living and price hikes on basic services, Israeli citizens who were inspired by the French Yellow Vest movement took to the streets of Tel Aviv demanding concessions from the government. Wearing bright fluorescent yellow vests, symbolic of the French grassroots movement, some 600 Israeli activists blocked the Azrieli intersection Read More

Global growth worries, J&J's tumble drag Wall St. lower

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(Reuters) – U.S. stocks slumped on Friday as weak data from China and Europe stoked fears of a global economic slowdown, while Johnson & Johnson slid after Reuters reported the company knew for decades that asbestos lurked in its Baby Powder. Investors worried about global growth after China reported weak monthly retail sales growth and Read More

Indians ‘infinitely superior’ to blacks: Gandhi statue removed for racist remarks against Africans

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A statue of world-famous Indian independence activist and pacifist Mahatma Gandhi has been removed from the University of Ghana campus after protests from students and faculty over racist remarks he made against Africans. The Gandhi statue was unveiled in Accra two years ago but was removed in the middle of the night Tuesday by order Read More

Rising global growth fears pull down Wall Street

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(Reuters) – U.S. stocks fell 0.8 percent on Friday, as weak economic data from China and Europe exacerbated global growth fears and added to nerves about the U.S.-China trade talks. Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., December 11, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Weak monthly retail sales Read More

Futures drop about 1 percent on global growth risks

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(Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures dropped about 0.8 percent on Friday, after weak economic data from China and Europe exacerbated global growth fears and added to unease over the ongoing trade dispute between the United States and China. Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., Read More

Weak economic data send world stocks tumbling

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LONDON (Reuters) – Stocks worldwide tumbled on Friday after weak economic data from China and Europe fanned concerns of a global economic slowdown and left investors fretting over the wider impact of a still-unresolved Sino-U.S. trade dispute. FILE PHOTO: Men look at stock quotation boards outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, December 5, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Read More

Pentagon corrects $331mn ‘accounting error,’ bills Saudis & UAE for refueling jets bombing Yemen

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The Pentagon is clawing back hundreds of millions of taxpayer-subsidized dollars it gifted to Saudi Arabia and the UAE over a three-year period, when it ‘accidentally’ refueled their aircraft for free during their war on Yemen. US Central Command is “in the process of seeking reimbursement from” the two countries for $331 million in fuel Read More

Tormented into a guilty plea? Experts denounce US ‘miscarriage of justice’ in Butina case

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Maria Butina’s only crime is that she is Russian, legal analysts told RT, attacking the US justice system for keeping her in solitary confinement until she admitted guilt to at least one of the many charges brought against her. “This is an utter and total miscarriage of justice,” retired CIA agent and whistleblower John Kiriakou Read More