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GM stops paying for health insurance for striking union workers; talks continue

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (Reuters) – General Motors Co shifted health insurance costs for its striking workers to the United Auto Workers union as its members walked the picket line for the second day on Tuesday. The UAW on Monday launched the first company-wide strike at GM in 12 years, saying negotiations toward a new national Read More

Trump to bar California from setting vehicle emission rules: sources

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration will announce as early as Wednesday it is revoking California’s authority to set its own greenhouse gas and vehicle fuel efficiency standards and barring all states from setting such rules, two auto industry officials said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Reacquired Volkswagen and Audi diesel (gasoil) cars sit in a Read More

Apple says $14 billion EU tax order ‘defies reality and common sense’

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LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) – The European Union’s order to Apple (AAPL.O) to pay 13 billion euros ($14 billion) in back taxes “defies reality and common sense”, the U.S. firm said as the two sides sparred in a case key to the EU’s crackdown on sweetheart deals to multinationals. The iPhone maker is appealing to Europe’s second Read More

France’s Canal+ pairs up with Netflix in pay-TV shift

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PARIS (Reuters) – Vivendi’s Canal+ has agreed a deal to add Netflix shows to its TV bundles in France and elsewhere, the French broadcaster said on Monday, in the latest such alliance to counter pressure from streaming giants. FILE PHOTO: The Netflix logo is seen on their office in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S. July Read More

Instagram fact-check: Can a new flagging tool stop fake news?

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Facebook has launched a new feature allowing Instagram users to flag posts they think contain fake news to its fact-checking partners for verification. But questions remain as to whether it goes far enough to counter the amount of disinformation on the image-sharing platform. The move is part of a wider raft of measures the social Read More

‘German money kills Jews’: Far-right activist defaces EU office in Israel

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Anti-migrant activists have defaced office of the EU’s delegation in Israel, dousing its lobby in red paint and scribbling offensive remarks. The incident drew ire of European officials, as well as domestic condemnation. The attack on the EU’s mission occurred late on Sunday, when a group of activists vandalized its entrance. They’ve spray painted “EU Read More

How to wear blackface & get away with it: For starters, be a Belgian minister

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Wearing blackface regardless of time and context is definitely one of the deadly sins in cancel culture scripture. So should this politician slated for the EU Commission brace himself for a mob with virtual torches and pitchforks? Didier Reynders was recently nominated EU Commissioner for Justice after a long and storied career in Belgium. Currently Read More

Drone attacks trigger huge fires at Saudi Aramco oil facilities, Houthis claim responsibility

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Houthi rebels in Yemen say they deployed 10 armed drones which hit two large Saudi Aramco oil facilities on Saturday morning, causing massive fires and huge clouds of smoke on the sites. The attack was carried out by the Houthi Air Force, the spokesperson for the Yemeni rebel group, Brigadier Yahya Serai, said on Al Read More

The hobbyists competing to make AI human

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This weekend Steve Worswick will be pushing the boundaries of what it is to be human, attempting to fool a panel of judges into thinking they are chatting to another person while really they will be talking to a chatbot. But Steve isn’t an engineer at Apple or Amazon, he is a designer from Leeds Read More