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Trump administration opens up Minnesota wilderness area to copper mining

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Interior Department on Wednesday renewed two mineral leases near the Boundary Waters Wilderness area in Minnesota, opening the popular wilderness and recreation area up to copper mining despite heavy opposition from local and national conservation groups. The department’s Bureau of Land Management granted the hardrock mineral leases inside the Superior Read More

‘Russia is not a firefighting team, cannot save everything alone’ – Putin on Iranian nuclear deal

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Moscow cannot save the Iranian nuclear deal from falling apart all by itself, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said, adding that the destruction of the agreement was triggered by the US, while Europe has failed to react. While Moscow believes the deal – officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) – should Read More

NATO ally Spain pulls warship from US strike group ‘to avoid being dragged into conflict with Iran’

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Spain has withdrawn a frigate which was part of a US combat group traveling to the Persian Gulf to ‘send a message’ to Iran. Madrid has signaled that the operation falls outside of its military commitments as a NATO member. Acting Defense Minister Margarita Robles ordered the Spanish warship Mendez Nunez to break off from Read More

US sanctions could force Pakistan to ditch ‘Peace pipeline’ project with Iran

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Pakistan has notified Iran that mounting US economic pressure makes it “impossible” to proceed with the massive Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline (IP) project, also known as the ‘Peace pipeline’. “We cannot risk US sanctions by going ahead with the project as America has clearly said that anybody who will work with Iran will also be Read More

PepsiCo ends lawsuits against Indian potato farmers

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PepsiCo has withdrawn its lawsuits against Indian potato farmers who were accused of infringing the company’s intellectual property. The firm had sued the nine farmers over their cultivation of a particular variety of potato, which PepsiCo uses exclusively for its Lay’s potato chips, but last week agreed to stop pursuing the suits. “It’s a victory Read More

PepsiCo withdraws lawsuits against Indian potato farmers

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FILE PHOTO: A customer picks packets of Lay’s potato chips at a shop in Ahmedabad, India, April 26, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave AHMEDABAD, India, NEW DELHI (Reuters) – PepsiCo Inc has formally withdrawn lawsuits against Indian farmers that the snack food and drinks maker had accused of infringing its patent by cultivating a potato variety, the Read More

Hackers steal $41 million worth of bitcoin from Binance cryptocurrency exchange

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of Binance is seen on their exhibition stand at the Delta Summit, Malta’s official Blockchain and Digital Innovation event promoting cryptocurrency, in St Julian’s, Malta October 4, 2018. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hackers stole bitcoin worth $41 million from Binance, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, the Read More

US state bans abortion at around six weeks of pregnancy

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A controversial bill making abortion illegal at as little as six weeks into a pregnancy has become law in the US state of Georgia. The so-called “heartbeat law” bans termination as soon as a foetal heartbeat can be detected, which can be as early as six weeks, before some women even know they are pregnant. Read More