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UN human rights chief decries US choking of Venezuela as Trump mulls imposing ‘toughest’ sanctions

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US economic pressure only contributes to Venezuela’s woes and will likely further affect the people’s “basic rights,” the UN human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet, has warned, as the US threatens even tougher sanctions. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has stepped up her criticism of the US policies against crisis-ridden Venezuela, saying that Washington’s Read More

U.S. fund Elliott battles the odds in latest showdown with Hyundai

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SEOUL (Reuters) – The showdown between U.S. activist hedge fund Elliott Management and Hyundai Motor Group is set to come to a head on Friday when shareholders gather to vote on the fund’s demands for a hefty special dividend and a board shake-up. FILE PHOTO: Paul Singer, founder and president of Elliott Management Corporation, speaks Read More

As U.S. oil supply grows, so does its influence on global prices

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By Alex Longley and Sheela Tobben on 3/20/2019 LONDON and NEW YORK (Bloomberg) — For a glimpse into what the global oil price might look like one day, a good place to look is the Dutch port of Rotterdam. There, at a key hub for Europe’s oil trading and Refining, crude imported from the U.S. Read More

Sick of human politicians? 25% of Europeans would prefer AI government

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More than a quarter of Europeans would rather have their countries’ important political decisions made by artificial intelligence than their elected and unelected human officials, according to a surprising new survey. Fully one in four Europeans said they were “somewhat or totally in favor of letting an artificial intelligence make important decisions about the running Read More

Lyft's IPO oversubscribed on road show's second day: sources

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Lyft Inc’s initial public offering (IPO) is oversubscribed based on commitments made so far by investors, making it more likely that the ride-hailing startup will fetch or even exceed the $23 billion valuation it is seeking, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: A car with a Lyft Read More

Lavrov’s deputy to war-hawk Abrams: Venezuela ‘aid’ op unacceptable, Russia to protect its interests

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Russia is opposed to any efforts by the US to use ‘humanitarian aid’ as a pretext to intervene in Venezuela, Deputy FM Sergey Ryabkov told US special envoy Elliott Abrams, adding that Moscow will protect its interests there. The diplomats met in Rome on Tuesday to discuss the increasing tensions between Washington and Moscow over Read More

Kazakhstan to remain Russia’s key ally after Nazarbayev resigns as president, but stays in govt

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The resignation of long-time Kazakh president Nursultan Nazarbayev on Tuesday was abrupt and unexpected for some. However, analysts say he’s been preparing for this for years and have weighed in on the consequences for the region. Nazarbayev, 78, has resigned after three decades in power. Before announcing it officially, he called Russian president Vladimir Putin, Read More

Kaspersky Lab hits Apple with antitrust complaint, accuses tech giant of muscling out competition

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Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab has filed an antitrust complaint against Apple, alleging that the tech giant removed Kaspersky’s ‘safe kids’ app from the Apple Store to make way for its own rival product. The Russian firm claims in its suit that Apple removed its ‘Safe Kids’ app from the online marketplace, ostensibly for a configuration Read More

Israel’s right-wing justice minister samples ‘fascism’ perfume in bizarre campaign ad

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It’s an ad we’ve all seen a million times. A saucy seductress sprays herself gently with an overpriced perfume. Except now the femme fatale is Israel’s justice minister, and the perfume is called “fascism.” Is this real life? Accused by political opponents of embracing right-wing extremism, Ayelet Shaked was clearly going for satire when she Read More

Standard Life Aberdeen wins 100 billion pounds mandate dispute against Lloyds

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FILE PHOTO: The offices of Standard Life Aberdeen in Saint Andrew Square Edinburgh, Scotland, Britain February 15, 2019.REUTERS/Russell Cheyne/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Standard Life Aberdeen said on Tuesday that a tribunal has ruled in its favor regarding a dispute over an investment contract it had with Lloyds Banking Group The tribunal ruled that the Read More