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Israel to withhold $138mn from Palestinian taxes it collects, citing support of prisoners

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Tel Aviv has decided to deduct some $138 million from the amount of taxes it collected on behalf of Palestine. It comes in retaliation to stipends the Palestinian Authority pays to families jailed over violent anti-Israeli crimes. The move was announced by the Security Cabinet of Israel on Sunday, as it decided to put into Read More

Russia's Gazprombank freezes accounts of Venezuela's PDVSA: source

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FILE PHOTO: Cutouts depicting images of oil operations are seen outside a building of Venezuela’s state oil company PDVSA in Caracas, Venezuela January 28, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/File Photo MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian lender Gazprombank has decided to freeze the accounts of Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA and halted transactions with the firm to reduce Read More

When Siberia shivers, it's time to fix ships in the ice

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YAKUTSK, Russia (Reuters) – When the Siberian winter bites and the mighty Lena River freezes, workers at the Yakutsk shipyard brace for a backbreaking but vital task – ‘vymorozka’. As Siberia’s summer is so short, freighters must be kept moving while the river, whose 4,400 km (2,735 miles) carry the region’s economic lifeblood, is navigable. Read More

U.S. solar jobs down for second year as Trump tariffs weigh

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The number of jobs in the U.S. solar industry dropped by 3.2 percent in 2018, a second year of losses, as the Trump administration’s tariffs on foreign panels and state-level policy changes hit demand for installations, according to an industry report released on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Production operator John White checks Read More

Tainted alcohol kills more than 100 in India – including 36 at a funeral

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At least 3,000 suspected bootleggers have been arrested after a batch of illegal alcohol killed more than 100 people in India. According to NDTV, the alcohol was first drunk at a funeral in the city of Haridwar, where 36 people have been confirmed dead and a further 18 remain in hospital. It is believed the Read More

People in hospital after 'boiling water challenge' goes wrong

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Americans have been warned to stop trying the “boiling water challenge” after several cases of people being burned. With large parts of the US hit by a deep freeze last week, some took up the challenge to throw water in the air and watch it instantly turn into frozen vapour. The stunt, during the so-called Read More

Fiat Chrysler paid $77 million in U.S. fuel economy penalties in 2018

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV told Reuters on Thursday it paid $77 million in U.S. civil penalties late last year for failing to meet 2016 model year fuel economy requirements, the first significant sign the industry is facing hurdles meeting rising emissions rules. FILE PHOTO: A Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) sign is seen Read More

Fiat Chrysler paid U.S. $77 million in fuel economy penalties in 2018

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FILE PHOTO: A Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) sign is seen at the U.S. headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan, U.S. May 25, 2018. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV told Reuters on Thursday it paid $77 million in U.S. civil penalties late last year for failing to meet 2016 model year fuel Read More

China pollution crackdown, sliding inventories hit lead market

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LONDON (Reuters) – Lead prices may get a boost as environmental crackdowns on smelters in China curb output in the world’s biggest market for the battery metal as inventories tumble. A record-breaking cold blast in United States could deepen potential shortages, creating a spike in demand as drivers scramble to replace batteries damaged by the Read More

Exclusive: Facing crackdown in Canada, drugmakers offered billions in price cuts

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TORONTO (Reuters) – Canadian Pharmaceutical industry lobby groups, in an effort to head off a planned crackdown on prescription drug prices, offered to give up C$8.6 billion ($6.6 billion) in revenue over 10 years, freeze prices or reduce the cost of treating rare diseases, according to interviews and documents seen by Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A Read More