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Moscow knows top Baring Vostok businessman as major investor in Russia, alarmed by his arrest

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Moscow is “closely following” the news about US businessman Michael Calvey’s arrest, the Kremlin said, adding that the case is not political and has nothing to do with Moscow’s strained relations with Washington. The Russian authorities know Calvey as a “major investor…who always championed an idea of a high investment potential of the Russian market,” Read More

JPMorgan Chase to create digital coins using blockchain for payments

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(Reuters) – JPMorgan Chase & Co said on Thursday it plans to launch its own digital coins, called “JPM Coin”, that customers will be able to use for instant transfer of payments over a blockchain network. FILE PHOTO: A view of the exterior of the JP Morgan Chase & Co. corporate headquarters in New York Read More

Mixed messages? US drops record number of bombs on Afghanistan amid peace efforts with Taliban

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The US military dropped an eye-popping 7,362 bombs on Afghanistan last year, Pentagon data shows, making 2018 the most airstrike-abundant year for the country in at least a decade – even as the US seeks peace with the Taliban. Manned and unmanned US military aircraft pounded Afghanistan with a combined payload of 7,362 “weapons” in Read More

BlackRock hires former Fed official Fischer as an adviser: memo

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer addresses The Economic Club of New York in New York, U.S. on March 23, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo (Reuters) – BlackRock Inc is hiring former U.S. Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer as a senior adviser, the world’s largest fund manager said in a memo on Read More

Few tears shed by French workers after Macron's Alstom dream is blocked

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BELFORT, France (Reuters) – After four decades on the production line at French trainmaker Alstom, Claude Gemino had little sympathy for Emmanuel Macron when Brussels scotched the French president’s hopes of creating a European rail champion. The logo of Alstom is seen on the high-speed train TGV factory of the company in Belfort, France, February Read More

StormGeo, DNV GL merge to create fleet performance management solution

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2/10/2019 Photo: Trond Hodne, senior V.P., DNV GL – Maritime and Per-Olof Schroeder, CEO, StormGeo. OSLO — StormGeo and DNV GL have announced that they have signed an agreement to consolidate their fleet performance solutions under one banner. The agreement will combine DNV GL’s ECO Insight and Navigator Insight solutions with StormGeo’s FleetDSS and ship Read More

Nord Stream 2 is in 'our interest', says German minister amid US pressure on project with Russia

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As the US tries to impede Berlin from a joint energy project with Russia – Nord Stream 2 – the German economy minister says that his country will stick to the enterprise, backing Moscow as a reliable partner. Speaking to the Welt am Sonntag newspaper, Peter Altmaier was quizzed about Donald Trump’s 2018 comments that Read More

To be continued? ‘3rd suspect’ in Skripal poisoning saga may have stayed in UK, report claims

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A third Russian suspect the UK says was implicated in targeting the Skripals may have remained in the country, a Telegraph report has said, adding fresh intrigue to the never-ending poisoning controversy. The suspect, identified as Sergey Fedotov, had allegedly traveled to the UK on the same day Sergey Skripal and his daughter Yulia were Read More

Disability-themed emojis approved for use

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The introduction of dozens of new accessibility-themed emojis has been welcomed by disability rights campaigners. The new characters include hearing aids, wheelchairs, prosthetic limbs, white “probing” canes and guide dogs. They follow a complaint by Apple that few existing emojis spoke to the experiences of those with disabilities. Their inclusion in 2019’s official list means Read More