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Facebook forms Swiss fintech firm with payments focus

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FILE PHOTO: Stickers bearing the Facebook logo are pictured at Facebook Inc’s F8 developers conference in San Jose, California, U.S., April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Stephen Lam/File Photo ZURICH (Reuters) – Facebook has set up a new financial technology company in Switzerland focusing on blockchain and payments as well as data analytics and investing, Geneva’s commercial register Read More

China’s tough rhetoric leaves trade talks with U.S. in limbo

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WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – China struck a more aggressive tone in its trade war with the United States on Friday, suggesting a resumption of talks between the world’s two largest economies would be meaningless unless Washington changed course. The tough talk capped a week that saw Beijing unveil fresh retaliatory tariffs, U.S. officials accuse China of Read More

Corporations, events face boycott threats over U.S. abortion laws

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(Reuters) – Companies operating in Alabama and Georgia, ranging from Toyota to Netflix, as well as an Alabama music festival faced boycott threats on Friday after the states passed near-total bans on abortion. FILE PHOTO – Pro-choice supporters protest in front of the Alabama State House as Alabama state Senate votes on the strictest anti-abortion bill Read More

China’s tough trade rhetoric leaves talks with U.S. in limbo

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WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – China struck a more aggressive tone in its trade war with the United States on Friday, suggesting a resumption of talks between the world’s two largest economies would be meaningless unless Washington changed course. The tough talk capped a week that saw Beijing unveil fresh retaliatory tariffs, U.S. officials accuse China of Read More

Canadian Senate committee passes 187 amendments to energy project bill

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CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) – A Canadian Senate committee has passed 187 amendments to an energy bill proposed by the Liberal government that would change how major projects like oil export pipelines are assessed. FILE PHOTO: Jason Kenney, leader of the United Conservative Party (UCP), meets as Alberta premier-designate with the media in front of the Read More

Canadian Senate committee passes amendments to controversial energy bill

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CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) – A Canadian Senate committee has passed 187 amendments to a controversial energy bill proposed by the Liberal government that would change how the environmental impact of major projects like oil export pipelines is assessed. FILE PHOTO: Jason Kenney, leader of the United Conservative Party (UCP), meets as Alberta premier-designate with the Read More

Imperiled Dutch PM’s party: Vote us, or our Kremlin-loving rivals will give country to Putin

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When you get crushed at the ballot box and want to undercut the guys who beat you, the best strategy is to say they are in love with the Kremlin and want to sell the country to Putin, the ruling Dutch party apparently believes. People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD), the party of Dutch Read More

China warns U.S. move against Huawei could hurt trade talks

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WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – The Trump administration’s decision to sanction and potentially cripple Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd garnered a sharp rebuke on Thursday from Beijing, which warned that the move could damage trade talks. A Huawei logo is seen at an exhibition during the World Intelligence Congress in Tianjin, China May 16, 2019. Read More