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Pompeo tells Trudeau U.S. focused on release of two Canadians in China

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OTTAWA (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday assured Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that American officials were working to free two Canadian men who have been held by China since late last year. The pair, now facing espionage charges, were detained after Canadian police picked up Huawei Technologies Co Chief Financial Read More

Brazil and France clash over raging wildfires in Amazon rainforest

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Brazil’s president has accused other countries of interfering as they express fears for the burning Amazon rainforest. The number of forest fires in Brazil – more than 74,000 – has increased by 83% compared with the same period last year, with smoke that is visible from 400 miles up in space. World leaders are increasingly Read More

Exclusive: Daimler to make Mercedes Benz-branded heavy trucks in China – sources

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – German auto maker Daimler AG (DAIGn.DE) plans to build Mercedes Benz-branded heavy trucks in China by revamping truck plants owned by its local joint venture, according to a document seen by Reuters and two sources familiar with the matter. FILE PHOTO: Visitors surround an Actros truck of German truck maker Mercedes-Benz at Read More

Trump attacks Ford Motor for not backing fuel economy rollback

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump stepped up a series of attacks on automakers on Wednesday for not backing his administration’s plan to roll back Obama-era fuel efficiency rules, singling out Ford Motor Co (F.N) in particular for backing a deal with California for stricter fuel economy standards. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump Read More

Is Europe coming around to Putin’s Munich warning, or is this yet another false dawn?

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Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to France is being hailed as a revolutionary turn in the European Union’s policy toward Moscow. While that would be a step in the right direction, rumors of it might be greatly exaggerated. Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron certainly seemed all smiles at their meeting in Bregancon on Monday, Read More

Bakken Subsidiary Nationwide Property Partners Lands Network Deal For its Reality Show “Just Renting”

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LAS VEGAS, Aug. 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bakken Water Transfer Services, Inc. (OTC Pink: BWTX) subsidiary Nationwide Property Partners Inc., through its joint venture with Gebrael Management, has landed its first network deal. ‘Just Renting’, the reality show, through its occasional documentary and satirical style, follows a group of investors from Las Vegas (Nationwide Read More

Amazon burning: Forest fires on the rise at record rate

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By Lucia Binding, news reporter Wildfires in the Amazon rainforest have hit a record number this year, with 72,843 fires detected so far by Brazil’s space research centre INPE. The surge marks an 83% increase over the same period of 2018 and is the highest since records began in 2013, raising concerns over right-wing President Read More

US praises sanctions for killing Iran’s economy, then blames Tehran for people’s suffering

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The US State Department can’t seem to make up its mind about the cause of Iran’s economic woes, claiming Tehran’s “Marxist economy” is to blame even as it celebrates the devastation US sanctions have wrought on the country. Speaking to reporters in New York on Tuesday, US special envoy for Iran Brian Hook assailed the Read More

Amazon burning: Brazil reports record forest fires

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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Wildfires raging in the Amazon rainforest have hit a record number this year, with 72,843 fires detected so far by Brazil’s space research center INPE, as concerns grow over right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro’s environmental policy. Smoke from fires in Porto Velho, Rondonia, a northern Brazilian state on the border with the Amazonian Read More

Huawei blasts US move to expand blacklist of its affiliates as ‘politically motivated’

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Chinese telecom giant Huawei has said the US decision to blacklist another 46 of the firm’s affiliates is ‘unjust.’ The list now includes more than 100 entries. The US Department of Commerce (DoC) initially blacklisted Huawei itself in May, forbidding US firms from selling technology or equipment to the Chinese tech giant, while also banning Read More