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EU keeps piling on fines on Google, slapping tech giant $1.7bn for blocking rivals' ads

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Google has been hit with a €1.5 billion ($1.7 billion) fine by the European Union. The sanction marks the third antitrust penalty against the Big Tech firm in less than three years. The European Commission (EC) accused the California-based company of abusing its dominant position by banning third-party rivals from displaying search ads and favoring Read More

Bayer stock sinks after court rules weed killer it bought from Monsanto caused cancer

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Bayer shares plunged more than 12 percent after a second US jury ruled that glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer causes cancer. It was a huge blow to the German Pharmaceutical giant which bought US agrochemical firm Monsanto. The stock drop during Wednesday morning trading on the Frankfurt exchange wiped out almost $8 billion from Bayer’s market Read More

Standard Lithium Engages WorleyParsons’ Advisian for Preliminary Economic Assessment of Its Southern Arkansas Project

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Standard Lithium Ltd. (“Standard Lithium” or the “Company”) (TSXV: SLL) (OTCQX: STLHF) (FRA: S5L), is pleased to announce that it has engaged Advisian, the consulting arm of WorleyParsons Canada Services Ltd (WorleyParsons) to complete a Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) of its flagship 150,000 acre project in Read More

Australia's AMP scraps short-term bonuses to avert possible board spill

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s AMP Ltd (AMP.AX) on Wednesday said it will not pay short-term bonuses to most executives, a move that could help it avoid possible board removal should investors vote against its remuneration practices for the second consecutive year. FILE PHOTO: The logo of AMP adorns the head office of Australia’s biggest retail Read More

China court plans to set up national environmental fund: media

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s supreme court is planning to set up a national fund this year to help pay for environmental restoration, the official China Daily reported on Wednesday, citing a senior judge. The Supreme People’s Court has made it a priority to establish a fund using money collected in fines from polluting firms, the Read More

Pope refuses to accept resignation of French cardinal convicted of sex abuse cover-up

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Despite promises to end sex scandals plaguing the church for decades, Pope Francis has declined to accept the resignation of French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, who was convicted of concealing abuses by a priest in his diocese. Cardinal Barbarin offered to step down in a private meeting with the Pope on Monday, less than two weeks Read More

Lavrov’s deputy to war-hawk Abrams: Venezuela ‘aid’ op unacceptable, Russia to protect its interests

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Russia is opposed to any efforts by the US to use ‘humanitarian aid’ as a pretext to intervene in Venezuela, Deputy FM Sergey Ryabkov told US special envoy Elliott Abrams, adding that Moscow will protect its interests there. The diplomats met in Rome on Tuesday to discuss the increasing tensions between Washington and Moscow over Read More

Kaspersky Lab hits Apple with antitrust complaint, accuses tech giant of muscling out competition

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Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab has filed an antitrust complaint against Apple, alleging that the tech giant removed Kaspersky’s ‘safe kids’ app from the Apple Store to make way for its own rival product. The Russian firm claims in its suit that Apple removed its ‘Safe Kids’ app from the online marketplace, ostensibly for a configuration Read More