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Ramadan police: Malaysian officials disguise as waiters to catch Muslims who skip fasting

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If you are a non-fasting Muslim in Malaysia – be warned, a local official in disguise might serve your next meal having already snapped a photo of you and sent it to the local religious affairs department. Thirty two enforcement officers in the Malaysian district of Segamat are dressing up as cooks and waiters to Read More

Ikea plans to open first Mexico store in 2020

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – IKEA, the world’s largest furniture seller, will open its first store in Mexico next year and plans to launch other stores around the country, the company said on Wednesday, as it expands in Latin America to counter growing competition in its core U.S. and European markets. Malcolm Pruys, Country Retail Manager Read More

OECD members, including U.S., back guiding principles to make AI safer

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PARIS (Reuters) – The evolution of artificial intelligence is driving advances in technology but raising questions over ethics, the head of the OECD said on Wednesday, as more than 40 nations backed a set of principles meant to improve transparency around AI. FILE PHOTO: A robotic arm collects a pre-packaged dish from cold storage, done Read More

McDonald’s faces 25 new sexual harassment lawsuits, charges from workers groups

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of a McDonald’s Corp restaurant is seen in Los Angeles, California, U.S. October 24, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo (Reuters) – McDonald’s Corp has been accused in 25 new legal actions of condoning sexual harassment in the workplace and retaliating against employees who speak up. The new charges and lawsuits against one Read More

Amazon squares up to Uber with backing for UK food app Deliveroo

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LONDON (Reuters) – Amazon has led a funding round in British online food delivery company Deliveroo, pitting itself against Uber Eats and other smaller providers in an escalating battle to deliver takeaway meals. A Deliveroo scooter driver takes a break between deliveries in London, Britain June 8, 2018. REUTERS/Simon Dawson The news that the world’s Read More

Australia’s drought wilts support for government in rural heartlands

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MILDURA, Australia (Reuters) – A conservative stronghold for a century, Australia’s hinterland is now cracking like the drought-parched earth, voters say, with once-safe districts in jeopardy ahead of Saturday’s election. The drought-affected Darling River sits well below its banks at Pooncarie, a town in outback western New South Wales, Australia April 25, 2019. Picture taken Read More

Beyond Meat surges after coffee chain Tim Hortons adds vegan sausages to menu

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(Reuters) – Shares of Beyond Meat rose as much as 16% on Wednesday after Canada’s Restaurant Brands International Inc’s coffee chain Tim Hortons said it will introduce three new sandwiches using the vegan burger marker’s plant-based sausages A giant digital display shows Beyond Meat (BYND) listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange during the company’s IPO Read More

Fries with that? In most American move ever, US outsources Austria consular service to… McDonald’s

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Distressed American tourists who are not lovin’ their time in Austria will soon be able to seek urgent assistance at the nearest McDonalds, thanks to the US Embassy in Vienna signing a deal with the iconic fast food joint. Yes, you read that right. The US embassy in Austria recently announced via its Facebook page Read More

CEO of Buffett’s Dairy Queen tries to find new tastes, keep franchisees happy

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OMAHA, Neb. (Reuters) – The chief executive of International Dairy Queen Inc is counting on the 79-year-old brand, owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc, to adapt to changing consumer tastes rather than latch onto the latest fad, while ensuring that rising labor and food costs don’t squelch its franchisees. FILE PHOTO: Berkshire Hathaway chairman Read More

Jeff Bezos has date night with Lauren Sanchez: report

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Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend Lauren Sanchez were spotted for the first time publicly since reports broke earlier this year of their romance. People magazine reported that the two were seen leaving a New York City restaurant and the two ate burgers and pizza. Bezos and his wife finalized their divorce last month. He Read More