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Pompeo confirms $8.1bn arms sales to Arab nations without Congress approval to ‘deter Iran’

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has confirmed that the administration has invoked a rarely-used statute of the arms control law to “immediately” clear $8.1 billion in arms sales to its Arab allies to “deter Iranian aggression.” In a statement on Friday, Pompeo said that the transfer of weapons Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Read More

West-backed think tanks threaten new Ukrainian president with disturbing list of ‘RED LINES’

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When President Volodymyr Zelensky won a landslide victory in the free and undisputed April elections, most accepted that he was given a fairly strong mandate to lead Ukraine. But it seems not everyone is so democratically-minded. Particularly unmoved by the democratic process are a collection of Ukrainian ‘civil society’ groups, who have just issued a Read More

Nestle still committed to global confectionery: CEO

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Mark Schneider, CEO of Nestle gestures during an interview at the Swiss Economic Forum (SEF) conference in Interlaken, Switzerland May 24, 2019. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann INTERLAKEN, Switzerland (Reuters) – Nestle remains committed to confectionery despite unloading its U.S. chocolate operations during a review of the food giant’s operations, Chief Executive Mark Schneider told an event in Read More

U.S. regulator sees approval of Boeing 737 MAX to fly as soon as late June: sources

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MONTREAL/FORT WORTH, Texas (Reuters) – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) expects to approve Boeing Co’s 737 MAX jet to return to service as soon as late June, representatives of the U.S. air regulator informed members of the United Nations’ aviation agency in a private briefing on Thursday, sources told Reuters. FILE PHOTO: An aerial photo Read More

Apollo Safety announces ManDown/Lone Worker safety device launch

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5/23/2019 Photo: Remote and lone workers are more vulnerable should an incident occur. Apollo Safety, Inc. now offers Man Down/Lone Worker detection devices from Industrial Scientific. BOSTON and FALL RIVER, Mass. and DANBURY, Conn. — Apollo Safety, Inc., providers of gas detection products and services for hospitals, universities, government operations, public utilities, manufacturing, Biotech and Read More

Italian political faction seeks to end ban on offshore exploration

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By John Follain and Chiara Albanese on 5/23/2019 ROME (Bloomberg) — Matteo Salvini’s League is seeking to overturn a temporary ban on oil and gas exploration off sections of Italy’s coast, opening a new front in the rightist party’s ongoing skirmish with its populist coalition partner. The League’s Laura Cavandoli, secretary of the lower house Read More

Nestle and Fonterra mull sale of dairy joint venture in Brazil

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FILE PHOTO: A logo is pictured during the 152nd Annual General Meeting of Nestle in Lausanne, Switzerland April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo ZURICH (Reuters) – Swiss food group Nestle SA and New Zealand’s dairy producer Fonterra Co-operative Group said they would review strategic options for their Dairy Partners Americas (DPA) joint venture in Brazil, Read More

U.S. lawmaker wants EPA’s use of biofuel waivers investigated

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FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sign is seen on the podium at EPA headquarters in Washington, U.S., July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Ting Shen (Reuters) – Democratic Senator Tammy Duckworth on Wednesday asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Inspector General to investigate why the agency vastly expanded its use of waivers to Read More

Trump administration readies draft plan to speed environmental permitting

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks prior to presenting the Public Safety Medals of Valor to officers in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., May 22, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (Reuters) – The Trump administration will complete a draft proposal to streamline environmental permitting for big infrastructure projects by next month, Read More