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New EPA ruling expands sale of 15% ethanol blended motor gasoline

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July 16, 2019 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on data from Growth Energy On May 31, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule allowing the year-round sale of motor gasoline blends containing up to 15% fuel ethanol, or E15. The ruling increases the availability of E15 blends in the United Read More

US judge slashes Monsanto cancer victim’s payout by $55 million

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A US federal judge has reduced the $80 million punitive damages award a jury ordered Monsanto to pay to California cancer victim to $25 million. Judge Vince Chhabria said he was required to diminish the punitive damages because it went beyond constitutional limits set by the US Supreme Court. According to him, the higher award Read More

China says Trump ‘misleading’ people linking trade deal, slowing economy

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BEIJING (Reuters) – China on Tuesday rebuffed a suggestion from U.S. President Donald Trump that Beijing needs a trade deal with the United States because its economy was slowing, saying this was “totally misleading” and that both countries wanted an agreement. FILE PHOTO: Flags of U.S. and China are displayed at American International Chamber of Read More

Uncertainty over Russia-Ukraine prisoner swap after Kiev court postpones journalist’s release

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A Kiev court has postponed the hearing that was expected to release a Russian journalist, who was accused of treason in Ukraine, casting doubt on the much anticipated prisoner swap between the neighboring states. The issue of prisoner exchange topped the agenda during the first telephone call between Vladimir Putin and Ukraine’s new President Volodymyr Read More

U.S. judge slashes Roundup jury award to $25.3 million from $80.3 million

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FILE PHOTO: A logo of Bayer AG is pictured at the so called ‘Chempark’, the main plant and headquarters of German pharmaceutical and chemical maker Bayer AG in Leverkusen, Germany, July 3, 2019. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen (Reuters) – A federal judge on Monday slashed a damages award that Bayer AG (BAYGn.DE) owed a California man who Read More

Parks in Israeli city open up to Arabs as court rules against ban on ‘non-residents’

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A city in northern Israel was ordered to keep its public parks open to anyone, including those who do not reside there, effectively removing a “racist” practice local rights groups said was used mainly against Arabs. Israeli Arabs claimed a small legal victory over the city of Afula, which closed its parks to ‘non-residents’. Lifting Read More

Dutch millionaire & Jewish community leader ‘stabbed & waterboarded’ by robbers

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A Jewish community leader has been tortured by four assailants who attacked the millionaire businessman at his home in Maastricht, Netherlands. Police have not ruled out anti-Semitic motive behind the brutal robbery. Benoit Wesly, 73, had a nightmare experience last weekend when he suddenly woke up to four masked men standing over his bed. Seconds Read More

EU legal advice favors Vivendi in feud with Mediaset

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MILAN (Reuters) – An Italian law that forced French media group Vivendi (VIV.PA) to forfeit most of its voting rights in Italian broadcaster Mediaset (MS.MI) may not comply with European rules, according to European Commission legal advice seen by Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The Mediaset tower is seen in Cologno Monzese neighbourhood Milan, Italy, April 7, Read More

Exclusive: India aims to raise $47 billion from stake sales in state firms over 5 years – sources

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The Indian government has plans to raise as much as 3.25 trillion rupees ($47.4 billion) in the next five years by reducing its stakes in some large state-owned firms to 40%, two senior government officials told Reuters, in the nation’s biggest privatization push in more than two decades. FILE PHOTO – Read More