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Exclusive: A delicate balance – Toyota took care to make offering to U.S. before China deals

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BEIJING (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp last month announced two deals in China that were small in size but large in strategic planning. FILE PHOTO: President of Toyota Motor Corporation Akio Toyoda speaks during the unveiling of the 2020 Toyota Supra during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., January 14, 2019. Read More

‘No proof of crime’: Austrian prosecutor won’t launch probe over leaked video scandal

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Austrian prosecutors have examined the scandalous videotape which cost vice-chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache his job and said they couldn’t find any grounds to launch an investigation over its content. “There’s no specific proof of a crime being committed coming from this ,” Oesterreich 1 radio revealed, citing the statement from the prosecutors. The Justice Ministry’s Read More

Schwarzenegger shares another VIDEO of vicious kick attack on him, says he barely noticed it

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The iconic Hollywood action star and former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger has confirmed that he is fine after the attack in South Africa – and actually hardly noticed it. The incident occurred earlier on Saturday, as he appeared at the Arnold Classic Africa Festival in Sandton, Johannesburg. Schwarzenegger was attacked from behind by a Read More

Questerre updates shareholder rights plan

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THIS NEWS RELEASE IS NOT FOR DISSEMINATION OR DISTRIBUTION IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICATO UNITED STATES NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR UNITED STATES PERSONS CALGARY, Alberta, May 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questerre Energy Corporation (“Questerre” or the “Corporation”) (TSX,OSE:QEC) announced today that its Board of Directors (the “Board”) has amended its shareholder rights plan (the Read More

‘Islamic beer mats’: German town takes heat after controversial ‘integration initiative’

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Local authorities in a small town in the German state of Hesse have found themselves in hot water after they sought to promote integration using questions about Islam in a local dialect … written on drink coasters. Early this year, the community of Maintal joined an integration initiative aimed at starting a discussion about Islam Read More

Ford revs up to sell hybrids with appeal of speed and power

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DETROIT (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co is turning to the automotive marketer’s time-tested themes, speed and power, to sell a new generation of gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles to mass market customers. FILE PHOTO: A 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid is hooked up to a boat trailer to demonstrate towing power in Dearborn, Michigan, U.S., May 15, 2019. Read More

Colorado Petroleum Council names Lynn Granger executive director

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5/16/2019 DENVER — API President and CEO Mike Sommers has named Lynn Granger executive director of the Colorado Petroleum Council. Granger joins the Colorado Petroleum Council from Colorado Concern, a leading business advocacy association in the Mountain West, where she served as COO. “Colorado is a cornerstone of America’s energy revolution, and Lynn possesses every Read More

Retail chiefs dismiss AI job threat, promise more training

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AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Executives from major global retailers played down the threat to employment in stores from artificial intelligence and automation on Thursday and pledged more training to help staff adopt more high-value tasks as machines take over their work. FILE PHOTO: Self checkout machines are seen at a supermarket of Swiss retail group Coop Read More

Aiming to re-energize staff, new head of Britain’s BT hands out shares

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LONDON (Reuters) – The new boss of Britain’s BT Group will give each employee 500 pounds ($641) worth of shares, at a total cost of 50 million pounds, in one of his first moves to drive better performance at the telecoms giant. FILE PHOTO: A BT company logo is pictured on the side of a Read More

No kissing gays or conservative hunters: Overcautious Facebook blocks political ads in Sweden

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Two political parties in Sweden have been told by Facebook that they cannot promote their campaign videos on the platform. One featured a gay couple kissing while another showed a candidate carrying a hunting shotgun. Just like other EU members, Sweden is preparing to elect its representatives to the European Parliament, so various parties are Read More