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Jewish group sues Brazilian cartoonist over Netanyahu & Bolsonaro ‘Nazi hug’ drawing

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A Jewish community group in Brazil is suing an iconic political cartoonist for anti-Semitism, over a drawing depicting Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a “swastika embrace.” The Jewish Federation of Rio de Janeiro filed the suit against the cartoonist Aroeira on January 15. The offending image shows both leaders Read More

PermianChain Technologies has launched blockchain-based OandG trading, investment platform prototype

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1/21/2019 VAUGHAN, Ontario — PermianChain Technologies has launched the prototype of its platform for trading potential oil and gas reserves that have yet to be developed. PermianChain’s blockchain-based approach will make it easier to put a value on reserves before they have been produced, enhancing efficiency and improving understanding of a project’s viability. PermianChain has Read More

‘I’m not doing it for fun’: German MP returns to parliament as a transgender woman

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Markus Ganserer was re-elected to the Bavarian state parliament in October, but he won’t be taking his seat in the chamber. Instead, Tessa Ganserer, Germany’s first transgender lawmaker, will sit where Markus once did. Representing the Green Party, Tessa Ganserer is Germany’s first openly transgender politician. Ganserer represented Nuremberg North as Markus since 2013, and Read More

Interview with gay man lands Egyptian TV presenter in jail despite anti-LGBT views

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An Egyptian TV host known for expressing views against LGBT issues in the past has instead been jailed for promoting the gay lifestyle. The sentence stems from a 2018 on-air interview with a gay man about his life. Mohamed Al-Gheiti was sentenced to one year in prison and fined 3,000 Egyptian pounds ($176) by the Read More

Germany has no legal grounds to meddle in Russian gas pipeline project to Europe – Berlin official

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The German government has no legal basis to interfere in the Nord Stream 2 pipeline construction, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Peter Altmaier said as he hit back at critics of the Russian-led gas project. In an interview published Sunday, Altmaier stressed that Nord Stream 2 meets all legal criteria, including permissions to Read More

Austrian data privacy activist files complaint against Apple, Amazon, others

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VIENNA (Reuters) – Apple (AAPL.O) and Amazon (AMZN.O) are among eight tech firms named in a complaint filed in Austria by non-profit organization noyb, which cited their failure to comply with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). FILE PHOTO: Austrian lawyer and privacy activist Max Schrems checks his mobile phone in his office Read More

Germany has no legal grounds to meddle in Nord Stream 2 project – Berlin official

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The German government has no legal basis to interfere in the Nord Stream 2 pipeline construction, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Peter Altmaier said as he hit back at critics of the Russian-led gas project. In an interview published Sunday, Altmaier stressed that Nord Stream 2 meets all legal criteria, including permissions to Read More

Shawcor to Acquire ZCL Composites

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Purchase price of $10.00 per share, representing an aggregate equity value of $308 million Low double-digit adjusted EPS1 accretion to Shawcor in the first year post closing Financed with cash and new credit facility Expected closing early in the second quarter of 2019 TORONTO, Jan. 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Shawcor Ltd. (“Shawcor” or the Read More

IOC knew Russian athletes were clean, but concealed evidence of their innocence – lawyer

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Russian athletes, falsely accused of a doping scheme at Sochi 2014, could’ve avoided career-ruining bans if the International Olympic Committee (IOC) didn’t conceal facts of their innocence, an athlete’s lawyer told RT. Russian sport has won a crucial legal battle on Saturday. Swiss Supreme Court has turned down the IOC’s appeal against the Court of Read More