Monsanto ordered to pay $2 billion in weed killer cancer case

Glyphosate developer Monsanto was convicted in the United States in 2018 and 2019 of not taking necessary steps to warn of the potential risks of Roundup -- their weedkiller containing the chemical, which two California jurie

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Snap CEO Evan Spiegel alleges EU regulators helping Google, Facebook

Spiegel said the mobile phone app is regularly used by 75 per cent of all 13- to 34-year-olds in the United States.

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Urgent warning issued for WhatsApp users: Update your app right away

Its best-known product is Pegasus, a highly invasive tool that can reportedly switch on a target's phone camera and microphone, and access data on it. The firm said Tuesday that it only licenses its software to governments fo

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Mercedes aims to discontinue petrol/diesel engines by 2039

Scheduled to take on the role as Chairman of Daimler AG from next week, Ola Kallenius aims to have a carbon-neutral new passenger car fleet within the next two decades.

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‘Step-change’ in energy investment needed to meet climate goals, says IEA

Money going into new upstream oil and gas projects -- exploration, drilling and infrastructure -- rose four per cent in 2018, while investment in new coal sources went up by two per cent, the first increase in that sector sin

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NASA dubs 2024 Moon mission ‘Artemis,’ asks for USD 1.6 billion

Many experts and lawmakers are concerned that NASA cannot meet the accelerated deadline, especially given the major delays in the development of the SLS, which is being built by aerospace giant Boeing.

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Uber shares slide at open following last week’s rocky debut

Shares in Uber were off six percent at $38.95 after 15 minutes after slipping as much as 10 percent in the second day of trade on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Turkey starts naval exercise amid Cyprus gas dispute

The European Union has said that will encroach on Cyprus's exclusive economic zone, while the United States described the move as "highly provocative".

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Earthquake in Panama leaves five injured, minor damage

President Juan Carlos Varela said on Twitter earlier that just one person was hurt, in Puerto Armuelles

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Mike Pompeo to visit Brussels Monday to discuss Iran: official

An EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting is scheduled in Brussels on Monday, but the State Department did not offer specific details of Pompeo's revised agenda.

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United Nations kicks off major climate change effort

The stepped-up diplomacy will culminate with a climate action summit at the UN in September, an event billed as a last chance to prevent irreversible climate change, three years after the Paris agreement went into force.

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Make products at home, Donald Trump tells US companies amid trade tensions with China

Amid rising fears over US-Chinese trade tensions and mounting tariffs, President Donald Trump said Saturday that firms could easily avoid additional costs by producing goods in the United States.

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70 countries urge North Korea to scrap nuclear, ballistic weapons

According to a diplomatic source, about 15 countries asked to sign on to the request for North Korean disarmament after the new missile firings.

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China says to hold more trade talks with US in Beijing

"Both sides agree they will meet again in Beijing in the future and keep pushing forward the negotiations," he said without giving a date. Although Liu deemed the two days of talks in the US "productive" he said differences c

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Bosch aims to go carbon-neutral from 2020

Bosch said it will be able to halve the cost of the measures by saving almost one billion euros over the coming decade thanks to more efficient energy use. The firm aims to reduce CO2 output from the steady levels seen in rec

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Amazon joins space race, Jeff Bezos unveils lunar lander project ‘Blue Moon’

"It's an incredible vehicle, and it will go to the Moon," the Amazon founder declared.

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US-China trade tensions ‘threat to the global economy’: IMF

Trade tensions and the exchange of tariffs between the United States and China pose a "threat to the global economy", the International Monetary Fund warned on Thursday.

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North Korea fires missiles as US envoy visits Seoul

With Thursday's launch, said Hong Min, a senior researcher at the state-run Korea Institute for National Unification, "North Korea is sending a clear message that it will not be satisfied with humanitarian aid" being consider

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North Korea appears to have fired two missiles: South’s military

The North "fired what appeared to be two short-range missiles" from North Pyongan province, Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement, adding they flew 270 and 420 kilometres (170 and 260 miles) and the South Korean a

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Russian President Vladimir Putin hails military might on World War II Victory Day

State television broadcast marches from around the former USSR, including from the unrecognised republic of Lugansk -- a Ukrainian breakaway region run by Russia-backed separatists.

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Tech fund drives SoftBank Group profit up 36 per cent

The company hailed gains of 1.26 trillion yen from its investment funds, led by SoftBank Vision Fund, estimated to have firepower of around $100 billion with heavy Saudi Arabian backing.

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Boeing struggling with Mt. Everest PR challenge

The plane has been grounded worldwide since the March 10 crash of an Ethiopian Airlines flight plunged the company into crisis mode.

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Global stocks try battling back after Trump-inflicted meltdown

Donald Trump's threat to hike tariffs on USD 200 billion of Chinese imports at the end of the week wiped more than USD 1 trillion off stock market valuations on Monday and Tuesday.

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Iran suspends nuclear deal curbs in push for relief from US sanctions

Iran said Wednesday it had stopped respecting limits on its nuclear activities agreed under a 2015 deal with major powers until they find a way to bypass renewed US sanctions.

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More than 150,000 displaced in northwest Syria in one week: UN

The civil war in Syria has killed more than 370,000 people and displaced millions since it began.

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Sri Lanka’s bombed church St. Anthony’s partially opens for prayers

The St. Anthony's is venerated not only by Catholics, but also by followers of other religions in this majority Buddhist nation.

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