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Huawei founder says growth ‘may slow, but only slightly’ after U.S. restrictions

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(Reuters) – Huawei Technologies’ founder and chief executive Ren Zhengfei said on Saturday the growth of the Chinese tech giant “may slow, but only slightly” due to recent U.S. restrictions. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Huawei is seen at the high profile startups and high tech leaders gathering, Viva Tech,in Paris, France May 16, 2019. Read More

Spain’s Globalia to launch new air carrier in Brazil: cabinet minister

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FILE PHOTO: Brazil’s Infrastructure Minister Tarcisio Gomes de Freitas attends an interview with Reuters in Brasilia, Brazil January 22, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Spanish tourism and transportation company Grupo Globalia will launch a new air carrier in Brazil, Brazilian Infrastructure Minister Tarcísio Gomes de Freitas said in a message posted on Twitter Read More

Revealed: US pressure on Ireland over Israeli settlements bill

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US politicians and lobbyists applied pressure on the Irish government before it passed a bill banning goods from illegal Israel settlements, including threatening the immigration status of Irish people in the US. Documents obtained from a Freedom of Information Act request by the TheJournal.ie reveal lobby groups and US politicians sought to influence the Irish Read More

Exclusive: U.S. may scale back Huawei trade restrictions to help existing customers

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(Reuters) – The U.S. Commerce Department said on Friday it may soon scale back restrictions on Huawei Technologies after this week’s blacklisting would have made it nearly impossible for the Chinese company to service its existing customers. FILE PHOTO: A woman looks at her phone as she walks past a Huawei shop in Beijing, China Read More

Exclusive: U.S. says it may scale back some Huawei trade restrictions

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A Huawei logo is seen at an exhibition during the World Intelligence Congress in Tianjin, China May 16, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee (Reuters) – The U.S. Commerce Department may soon scale back restrictions on Huawei Technologies after this week’s blacklisting made it nearly impossible for the Chinese company to purchase goods made in the United States, Read More

Anti-coup activists charged with ‘interfering’ in US raid on Venezuelan embassy

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Four protesters arrested inside the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, DC have been released pending hearing – but could face up to a year in jail for trying to prevent a takeover of the building by the US-backed opposition. Members of the Embassy Protection Collective have been released on various conditions after their arrest Thursday afternoon Read More

CBS made informal offer to buy Starz: The Information

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FILE PHOTO: The CBS “eye” and logo are seen outside the CBS Broadcast Center on West 57th St. in Manhattan, New York, U.S., April 29, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo (Reuters) – CBS Corp has expressed interest in acquiring cable channel Starz from Lions Gate Entertainment, the Information reported on Friday, citing four people familiar with Read More

Canadian Senate committee passes amendments to controversial energy bill

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CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) – A Canadian Senate committee has passed 187 amendments to a controversial energy bill proposed by the Liberal government that would change how the environmental impact of major projects like oil export pipelines is assessed. FILE PHOTO: Jason Kenney, leader of the United Conservative Party (UCP), meets as Alberta premier-designate with the Read More

Absence is coming: Game of Thrones finale could kill workplace productivity on Monday

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The final Game of Thrones episode premiering on May 19 is likely to cause major workplace conflicts, a new survey from the Workforce Institute at Kronos, conducted by the Harris Poll, has found. According to the study, the “Absence is Coming” episode could be as disastrous to America’s workplaces on Monday morning as it will Read More