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German arms manufacturer to sue govt over weapons deliveries’ halt to Saudi Arabia – report

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Berlin might face a lawsuit from one of Germany’s largest defense contractors, Rheinmetall, over its decision to halt all arms deals with Riyadh in the wake of the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Der Spiegel reports. Rheinmetall AG might file a claim for compensation against the federal government worth millions of euro, the company Read More

EU must approve Siemens/Alstom deal, says French finance minister

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FILE PHOTO: French High Speed Train (TGV) made by French train maker Alstom stops next to a German High Speed Train (ICE) made by Siemens at Munich’s railway station June 16, 2014. REUTERS/Lukas Barth/File Photo PARIS (Reuters) – The European Union must approve the tie-up between Germany’s Siemens (SIEGn.DE) and French group Alstom (ALSO.PA), said Read More

Funeral held for Polish mayor after fatal on-stage stabbing

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Thousands have attended the funeral of Polish mayor Pawel Adamowicz after he was stabbed to death on stage at a charity event. The 53-year-old mayor of Gdansk died on Monday after being attacked the night before during a fundraiser to help provide money for hospital equipment. He underwent five hours of surgery for wounds to Read More

Qatar emir to attend Beirut's Arab economic summit

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BEIRUT (Reuters) – Qatar’s emir will visit Beirut on Sunday for an Arab economic summit which has been marred by regional rifts and internal Lebanese disputes even before it began. FILE PHOTO: Amir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani speaks during Doha Forum in Doha, Qatar, December 15, 2018. Qatar News Agency/Handout Read More

Canada dismisses China's warning of repercussions over Huawei ban

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SHERBROOKE, Quebec (Reuters) – Canada’s government on Friday dismissed China’s warning of repercussions if Ottawa banned Huawei Technologies Co Ltd from supplying equipment to 5G networks, saying it would not compromise on security. FILE PHOTO: Canada’s Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale answers questions from media on the second day of Foreign ministers meetings Read More

U.S. regulators discuss fining Facebook for privacy violations: report

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of Facebook is pictured during the Viva Tech start-up and technology summit in Paris, France, May 25, 2018. REUTERS/Charles Platiau (Reuters) – U.S. regulators have met to discuss imposing a fine against Facebook Inc (FB.O) for violating a legally binding agreement with the government to protect the privacy of personal data, Read More

Russia warns US against arms race on Earth & space after missile defense plans revealed

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US rejection of any limitations on missile defense programs and readiness to weaponize space has drawn a blunt reaction from Moscow, with the Russian Foreign Ministry warning Washington not to restart the Cold War-era arms race. Describing the US Missile Defense Review (MDR) published Thursday as “openly confrontational,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said the document Read More

Anti-vax movement among TOP THREATS to global health, with HIV & Ebola, WHO says

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The anti-vaccination trend has landed next to HIV and Ebola as a key global threat, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Experts say “vaccine hesitancy” risks reversing progress in fighting preventable diseases. Although various diseases that can be prevented by vaccines, such as diphtheria and meningitis, were on WHO’s Health threat lists before, in Read More

Buckeye Partners, L.P. Announces Closing of Sale of Its Equity Interest In VTTI B.V.

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HOUSTON, Jan. 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Buckeye Partners, L.P. (“Buckeye”) (NYSE: BPL) announced today that it completed the sale of its equity interest in VTTI B.V. (“VTTI”) to Vitol Investment Partnership II Ltd and IFM Investors for cash proceeds of $975 million.  The proceeds from the sale will be used to pay down debt. Read More

Climate plans could make Germany's 'no limits' Autobahns history

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FILE PHOTO: Cars pass a 120 km/h (75 mph) speed limit sign on the A27 Autobahn near the northern German city of Bremen April 10, 2008. REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen BERLIN (Reuters) – The days of unlimited speeding on Germany’s famously fast Autobahns could be over if the government adopts a series of draft proposals on Read More