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Yellow vest protests: Armed soldiers to be deployed across France

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Soldiers are to be deployed across France to help maintain security during this weekend’s yellow vest protests. President Emmanuel Macron said the military will secure government buildings and other sites. This will allow police forces to focus on maintaining public order, according to government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux. About 7,000 soldiers, most armed with automatic weapons, Read More

EU lawmakers to vote on copyright overhaul next Tuesday

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU lawmakers will vote next Tuesday on whether to endorse an overhaul of the bloc’s two-decade old copyright rules as Google and internet activists stepped up their criticism of a requirement to install copyright filters. FILE PHOTO: Google Senior Vice President and General Counsel Kent Walker appears before the House Intelligence Committee Read More

OEA Comments on Ontario Government’s Energy Sector Reforms

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TORONTO, March 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The OEA wishes to congratulate the government for moving ahead with reforming the governance structure and accountability framework of the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) as recommended by the OEB Modernization Review Panel. The OEA looks forward to working with the provincial government in implementing its vision for the Read More

Volkswagen CEO Diess’ future in doubt over Nazi-era blunder

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Independent investors have been raising questions about the future of Volkswagen’s (VW) chief executive Herbert Diess after he evoked a Nazi phrase in a management meeting last week. The CEO reportedly told the company’s managers that the high margins of VW Group’s Porsche brand gave it more freedom than its other marques, such as Audi. Read More

World shares face end to winning streak as Fed looms

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LONDON (Reuters) – World shares faced an end to their longest winning streak of the year as investors took profits on Wednesday before the U.S. Federal Reserve’s policy decision, seen as offering clues to interest rate prospects over the coming year. FILE PHOTO: The London Stock Exchange Group offices are seen in the City of Read More

Former UAW vice president charged in U.S. corruption probe

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors in Detroit on Monday charged a former high-ranking United Auto Workers official in charge of the labor union’s relations with Fiat Chrysler (FCA) of misusing funds for lavish purchases for himself and other union officials. FILE PHOTO: UAW Vice President Norwood Jewell addresses their Special Bargaining Convention held at COBO Read More

France to ban Yellow Vest protests in ‘worst hit’ areas if radicals spotted – French PM

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French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said Paris could soon ban protests in “worst hit” neighborhoods, after radical protesters turned a Yellow Vests’ demonstration on Champs-Elysees into smashing, looting, and burning mayhem. “From next Saturday, we will ban ‘yellow vest’ protests in neighbourhoods that have been the worst hit as soon as we see sign of Read More

France to ban Yellow Vest protests in ‘heavily targeted’ areas if radicals identified – French PM

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French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said Paris could ban protests in “worst hit” neighborhoods, after radical protesters turned a Yellow Vests’ demonstration on Champs-Elysees into smashing, looting, and burning mayhem. “From next Saturday, we will ban ‘yellow vest’ protests in neighbourhoods that have been the worst hit as soon as we see sign of the Read More

‘We are unified’: NZ agrees on gun reform laws after deadly Christchurch shooting

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New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern announced on Monday that her cabinet had agreed “in principle” on gun reform laws, claiming they will make the country “a safer place” after Friday’s mass shooting at two Christchurch mosques. Speaking to media following the cabinet meeting, Ardern said that her coalition was “unified” in bringing about gun law Read More