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BP rig zigzags North Sea in chase with Greenpeace ship

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LONDON (Reuters) – A BP drilling rig heading to an oilfield in the British North Sea has been forced to turn away twice over the past two days as a Greenpeace vessel protesting climate change tries to hamper its progress. FILE PHOTO: The logo of BP is seen at a petrol station in Kloten, Switzerland Read More

US sends destroyer to Gulf of Oman tanker incident site as Pentagon says ‘no interest’ in new war

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The US has dispatched another warship to the Gulf of Oman, but says it has “no interest” in engaging in a new Middle East conflict. The State Department accused Iran of attacking two tankers there, which Tehran denies. Guided missile destroyer USS Mason will join the destroyer USS Bainbridge on station near the Kokuka Courageous, Read More

Canada rejects idea of halting extradition of top Huawei executive to United States

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FILE PHOTO: Canada’s Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks during a news conference at the Canadian Embassy in Washington D.C., U.S., June 13, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Barria OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland on Thursday dismissed a suggestion that Ottawa block the extradition of a top executive from China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd to the Read More

Alberta’s Kenney offers Canadian industry optimism

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By Kurt Abraham, Editor-in-Chief on 6/13/2019 CALGARY — Speaking to the 51st annual Global Petroleum Show in Calgary on Tuesday, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney tried to paint a picture of a brighter future for a Canadian E&P industry weary after several years of depressed activity. By outlining his strategy to strengthen the province’s oil and Read More

France’s Le Maire to meet Renault chairman, says Nissan alliance priority

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France’s Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire answers a question during a news conference of the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Fukuoka, Japan June 9, 2019. Toshifumi Kitamura/Pool via REUTERS PARIS (Reuters) – French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Thursday a Fiat Chrysler-Renault merger remained an “interesting opportunity” but added Read More

Exclusive: Renault chairman weakened as Macron snubs meeting – sources

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PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron has turned down a request to meet Renault chairman Jean-Dominique Senard, who is furious over the government’s interference at the carmaker, sources told Reuters, raising questions over Senard’s future. Jean-Dominique Senard, Chairman of Renault speaks during French carmaker Renault’s shareholders meeting in Paris, France in this still image Read More

Renault’s priority is to strengthen Nissan alliance: chairman

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FILE PHOTO: Renault Chairman Jean-Dominique Senard attends a Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi chiefs’ joint news conference in Yokohama, Japan, March 12, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo PARIS (Reuters) – Renault sees the strengthening of its Nissan alliance as a priority after a project to merge with Fiat Chrysler failed last week, the French car maker’s chairman Read More

Exclusive: Renault chairman weakened as Macron snubs meeting

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PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron has turned down a request to meet Renault chairman Jean-Dominique Senard, who is furious over the government’s interference at the carmaker, sources told Reuters, raising questions over Senard’s future. FILE PHOTO: Renault Chairman Jean-Dominique Senard attends a joint news conference in Yokohama, Japan, March 12, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Read More

Hong Kong police fire rubber bullets as extradition bill protests turn to chaos

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HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at demonstrators who threw plastic bottles on Wednesday as protests against an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial descended into violent chaos. Tens of thousands of protesters had gathered peacefully outside the Chinese-ruled city’s Read More

‘They will pay a price’: Bolton says US has expanded ‘offensive cyber operations’ against Russia

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The United States is ramping up cyber operations targeting Russia and other so-called adversaries, in what US National Security Advisor John Bolton says is a response to election meddling. Speaking at the Wall Street Journal’s CFO Network conference on Tuesday, Bolton said Washington had taken steps to create “structures of deterrence” in cyberspace in order Read More