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Apple, allies seek billions in U.S. trial testing Qualcomm’s business model

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(Reuters) – Apple Inc and its allies on Monday will kick off a jury trial against chip supplier Qualcomm Inc in San Diego, alleging that Qualcomm engaged in illegal patent licensing practices and seeking up to $27 billion in damages. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Apple is seen at a store in Zurich, Switzerland January Read More

Sweet seats and candy canes: Inside Fiat Chrysler’s Toledo turnaround

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TOLEDO, Ohio (Reuters) – Lots of workplaces have a hot seat. At the Jeep assembly plant in Toledo, Ohio, there is a “sweet seat.” FILE PHOTO: 2019 Jeep Wranglers move to the Final 1 assembly line at the Chrysler Jeep Assembly plant in Toledo, Ohio, U.S., November 16, 2018. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook/File Photo In the production Read More

Belize more than doubles protected marine area

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Belize has approved a plan to set aside nearly 12 percent of its territorial waters as a protected area, more than doubling the size of existing reserves in the world’s second largest barrier reef. FILE PHOTO: People gather on a touristic boardwalk in Belize City, Belize June 22, 2016. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas Read More

US nuclear strikes ‘most reasonable’ response if Russia invades, Polish ex-army chief says

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War and soldiering were never far from the retired Polish army commander’s mind as he talked US nuclear strikes in response to Russia’s imaginary invasion and complained that NATO’s eastern European buildup was not enough. Waldemar Skrzypczak, who led Poland’s Land Forces until 2009, seems to have joined the chorus of the West’s most belligerent Read More

Great Wall, Ford hitch up to burgeoning Chinese demand for pickup trucks

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BEIJING (Reuters) – Grey Liu bought his third vehicle four months ago – a Foton pickup truck, lured by its $7,000 price tag and its ability to transport his sports motorcycle to the grasslands of northern China where he likes to ride. A worker closes the back of a Toyota Tundra pickup truck at Pickup Read More

‘Now to change Europe’: Italy’s Salvini sets sights on EU elections after regional win over the left

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Italy’s government coalition partners have started separate fights for May’s EU elections, after recent regional elections saw a resounding victory for Matteo Salvini’s right-wing coalition at the expense of the left. The deputy prime minister’s coalition scored 42 percent of the ballot in the southern region of Basilicata in local elections on Sunday, with 18.8 Read More

U.S. natural gas plant liquid production continues to hit record highs

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March 22, 2019 Since 2012, when horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing techniques became more common, U.S. production of natural gas plant liquids (NGPL) has significantly increased, averaging 4.3 million barrels per day (b/d) in 2018, up from 2.5 million b/d in 2012. Nearly three-quarters of U.S. NGPL production is concentrated within six producing regions. The Read More

Prized pigeon: Someone just paid €1.25 million for a bird

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A Belgian pigeon-race champion has become the most expensive bird of its kind ever sold after the feathered racer almost tripled the previous highest price to €1.25 million ($1.4 million). An online auction for the star bird named Armando finished on Sunday after nearly two weeks of bids, according to the pigeon sport website Pigeon Read More

Global recycling crisis shows West can’t use poorer countries as dumping grounds

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India has followed China’s lead and banned imports of solid plastic waste from in an effort to tackle its own environmental crisis — but the move has added to an ever-growing global recycling and plastics crisis. One year ago, the Chinese government implemented its ‘National Sword’ policy, which put a stop to the massive flow Read More