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Refinery news roundup: Africa launches come into focus

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London — News has emerged about new launches in Africa. Separately, Engen’s refinery in Durban is facing “some challenges” in production and hence will not be able offer bunker fuel in the spot market until the end of September, sources said. The refinery was “highly unlikely” to resume offering until the end of September, which Read More

UK introduces first training standards for industrial drone operators

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8/14/2019 ABERDEEN – The UK’s first training course for industrial drone operators was launched in Aberdeen by the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB). The ECITB-approved Industrial Drone Operations Training Course was developed to ensure that the next generation of drone operators attain and develop the skills and knowledge they need to operate safely in Read More

‘Can’t imagine why’: Trump has no idea why anyone would relate Hong Kong protests to US meddling

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For the life of him, US President Donald Trump can’t explain why critics would associate Washington with Hong Kong’s unrest, expressing bewilderment in a tweet just before sounding the alarm about a Chinese invasion of the city. In a tweet on Tuesday afternoon, the president observed: “Many are blaming me, and the United States, for Read More

Google, Facebook, Amazon to testify in U.S. against French digital tax

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google unit, Facebook Inc and Amazon.com Inc are among the companies that will testify Monday at a U.S. government hearing on the French government’s digital services tax. FILE PHOTO: The logos of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google are seen in a combination photo from Reuters files. REUTERS/File Photo In July, Read More

Exclusive: Exxon eyes UK North Sea exit after 50-year presence – sources

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LONDON (Reuters) – Exxon Mobil (XOM.N) is considering an exit from the British North Sea after more than 50 years in the oil and gas basin as it focuses on U.S. shale production and new projects. FILE PHOTO: Logos of ExxonMobil are seen in its booth at Gastech, the world’s biggest expo for the gas Read More

Exclusive: Google’s jobs search draws antitrust complaints from rivals

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BRUSSELS/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Google’s fast-growing tool for searching job listings has been a boon for employers and job boards starving for candidates, but several rival job-finding services contend anti-competitive behavior has fueled its rise and cost them users and profits. FILE PHOTO: Small toy figures are seen in front of Google logo in this Read More

S. Korea to drop Japan from ‘white list’ of trusted trading partners in tit-for-tat move

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Seoul is to downgrade Japan’s trading status amid an escalating trade war between the Asian nations. Tokyo earlier announced that it was dropping South Korea from its trade ‘white list’ and curbing the export of certain materials. The Korean government will create a new category of trade partners with ‘worse than best but better than Read More

Fed remains a target as economy falls short of Trump’s ambitious goals

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – It has become a jarring and frequent contradiction. President Donald Trump blames the Federal Reserve for putting the U.S. economy at risk while data shows an economy in “reasonably good” shape, as the head of the central bank recently said. FILE PHOTO: The Federal Reserve Board building on Constitution Avenue is pictured Read More

Circumstances around Jeffrey Epstein’s death are almost beyond belief

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By Greg Milam, US correspondent For one of the most high-profile inmates in America to find a way to kill himself in his jail cell is shocking enough. When that inmate had apparently just been removed from “suicide watch” after attempting to take his own life weeks before, it is almost beyond belief. The US Read More