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‘Enemies of freedom’? Germany launches anti-rightwing crusade amid Austrian govt crisis

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German politicians, including Chancellor Angela Merkel, have rushed to take advantage of the government crisis in the neighboring Austria for their own political goals, uniting in a crusade against the right-wing populists. As Austria is reeling from a scandal involving Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache, which put the Alpine nation on a brink of snap elections, Read More

US, Canada to lift tariffs on steel, aluminum & more, stop litigation in WTO – joint statement

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Washington and Ottawa have agreed to remove steel and aluminum tariffs as part of an agreement regulating the metal trade between the two neighbors, according to a joint statement. The US will lift the 25 percent tariff on steel imports and 10 percent tariff on aluminum President Donald Trump imposed against Canada back in late Read More

US, Canada to lift tariffs on steel, aluminum and more, stop litigation in WTO – joint statement

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Washington and Ottawa have agreed to remove steel and aluminum tariffs as part of an agreement regulating the metal trade between the two neighbors, according to a joint statement. The US will lift its 25-percent tariff on steel imports and 10-percent tariff on aluminum President Donald Trump imposed against Canada back in late May 2018 Read More

Taiwan: Same-sex marriage legalised in first for Asian country

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Taiwan has become the first country in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage. The landmark bill was passed by 66 votes to 27 following a heated debate over marriage equality that has divided the self-ruled island. Thousands of supporters of same-sex marriage gathered outside parliament in the capital Taipei. Ahead of the vote, president Tsai Ing-wen Read More

Australian rugby star sacked over anti-gay social media post

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By Sunita Patel-Carstairs, news reporter Rugby Australia has sacked one of its biggest stars for a social media post which was critical of gay people. Israel Folau’s contract with the Wallabies and his club side Waratahs was terminated this morning after he was found guilty earlier this month of a “high-level breach of the professional Read More

Starbucks’ China challenger Luckin raises $561 million in U.S. IPO

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NEW YORK/HONG KONG (Reuters) – Luckin Coffee Inc, the Chinese challenger to Starbucks Corp, on Thursday priced its U.S. initial public offering at the top end of its targeted range and sold more shares than planned in the biggest U.S. float by a Chinese firm this year. The Beijing-based coffee chain raised $561 million by Read More

GasLog Ltd. Announces the Closing of its Public Offering of 8.875% Senior Notes Due 2022 At a Price of 102.5% of Par

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Monaco, May 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — GasLog Ltd. (“GasLog” or the “Company”) (NYSE:GLOG), an international owner, operator and manager of liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) carriers, announced today the closing of its public offering of an additional $75.0 million aggregate principal amount of its 8.875% Senior Notes due 2022 (the “Notes”). The Notes were an Read More

No kissing gays or conservative hunters: Overcautious Facebook blocks political ads in Sweden

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Two political parties in Sweden have been told by Facebook that they cannot promote their campaign videos on the platform. One featured a gay couple kissing while another showed a candidate carrying a hunting shotgun. Just like other EU members, Sweden is preparing to elect its representatives to the European Parliament, so various parties are Read More

FRO – First Quarter 2019 Results

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Frontline Ltd. (the “Company” or “Frontline”), today reported unaudited results for the three months ended March 31, 2019: Highlights Net income attributable to the Company was $40.0 million, or $0.24 per share, for the first quarter of 2019. Net income attributable to the Company was $45.5 million, or $0.27 per share adjusted for certain non-cash items Read More

French not amused by US pressure to withdraw Cannes award from ‘racist, misogynist’ Alain Delon

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US social justice activists incensed at the Cannes Festival’s intent to honor Alain Delon have started a petition to stop it, citing the legendary actor’s “close-minded” views. The festival, and the French public, were not amused. Cannes organizers have held firm in their intent to honor the actor, now 83, with a Palme d’Or for Read More