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U.S. District Court Confirms Arbitration Award in favor of Vantage Drilling and Denies Petrobras’s motion to Vacate the Award

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HOUSTON, May 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Vantage Drilling International (“Vantage” or the “Company”) announced today that U.S. District Court Judge Alfred H. Bennett of the Southern District of Texas granted Vantage Deepwater Company’s and Vantage Deepwater Drilling, Inc.’s petition to confirm its international arbitration award against Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (“Petrobras”) and its subsidiaries Petrobras Read More

U.S., China bicker over ‘extravagant expectations’ on trade deal

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BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – China accused the United States on Monday of harboring “extravagant expectations” for a trade deal, underlining the gulf between the two sides as U.S. action against China’s technology giant Huawei began hitting the global tech sector. A surveillance camera is seen next to containers at a logistics center near Tianjin Port, in Read More

Trump says tariffs making companies leave China, a deal can’t be ’50-50′

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said his tariffs on Chinese goods are causing companies to move production out of China to Vietnam and other countries in Asia, and added that any agreement with China cannot be a “50-50” deal. FILE PHOTO: Containers are seen at a port in Huaian, Jiangsu province, China May Read More

Russian vodka, chocolate & wine in demand … in Argentina?

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Products made in Russia, such as wine, vodka and chocolate, could be in high demand on the shelves of Argentinean shops, said a member of the Chamber of Deputies of the National Congress of Argentina, Carlos Gaston Roma. “Russian wine has a different flavor … If you go to a wine boutique in Argentina, you Read More

Leaked OPCW memo casts doubt on watchdog’s Douma ‘chemical attack’ conclusions

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A leaked report by OPCW engineers contradicts the chemical watchdog’s official report on the April 2018 incident in Syria, and raises questions about political pressure by US, UK and France on the UN body. In April 2018, as Syrian government forces recaptured the city of Douma from Islamist militants, the “White Helmets” claimed a chemical Read More

Bayer bets on ‘silver bullet’ defense in Monsanto Roundup cancer litigation

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German Pharmaceutical firm Bayer plans to argue that a $2 billion jury award and thousands of US lawsuits claiming its glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup causes cancer should be dropped. The company points to a US regulatory agency’s provision that the herbicide is not a public Health risk. On Wednesday, Bayer said it will argue that Read More

Palladium boom gives South African miners only temporary reprieve

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LONDON (Reuters) – A surge in palladium prices has thrown struggling South African mining companies a lifeline. But it may not be enough. FILE PHOTO: Ingots of 99.97 percent pure palladium are stored at a plant owned by Krastsvetmet, one of the world’s biggest manufacturers of non-ferrous metals, in Krasnoyarsk, Russia April 9, 2019. REUTERS/Ilya Read More

Macron takes aim at U.S. in push for fairer tech industry

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French President Emmanuel Macron gestures as he delivers a speech at the VivaTech startups and innovation fair, in Paris, France May 16, 2019. Michel Euler/Pool via REUTERS PARIS (Reuters) – President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday took a swipe at the freewheeling U.S. business model, saying the private sector had too much influence on U.S. policy Read More