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Source: NY Times
PARIS — France’s government pushed through Parliament a controversial overhaul of the country’s labor law on Wednesday, the last step of a lengthy legislative process that has split President François Hollande’s Socialist Party...
Canadian pipeline operator Enbridge Inc (ENB.TO) has agreed to pay $177 million in penalties and improved safety measures in a settlement with the U.S. government tied to one of the largest inland oil spills in U.S. history.
Source: The Guardian
The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, has backed Theresa May’s decision to wait until next year before starting the formal process of leaving the EU, despite pressure from others in Europe for a speedier exit.
July 21, 2016 HSBC Currency Traders Got Greedy on ChristmasSource: Bloomberg
Federal agents surprised an HSBC Holdings Plc executive as he prepared to fly out of New York’s Kennedy airport around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, arresting him for an alleged front-running scheme involving a $3.5 billion currency...
July 21, 2016 In Arab World, Water Scarcity Crisis Looms Too QuietlySource: NonProfit Quarterly
The Arab world comprises the 22 countries and territories of the Arab League. It possesses some of the world’s greatest oil reserves, but it’s running out of water. This crisis might lead to more political convulsions and war, or...
July 20, 2016 Water Crisis: Conflict ... or Resolution?Source: UNLV
The Colorado River resource, how to use it, share it, and protect it, Sternlight and Mulroy agree, is a critically important environmental and natural resource issue for the West, the United States, Mexico, and, by extension, a...
July 20, 2016 GMO Labels: Win, Lose or Draw?Source: Food Safety Magazine
A large number of Americans claim to want genetically modified organism (GMO) labeling on the food they buy. In the face of Congress’ years-long inability to put together any type of GMO legislation, states began taking matters...
Germany, Europe’s champion for renewable energy, seems to be having second thoughts about its ambitious push to ramp up its use of renewable fuels for power generation.
U.S. federal prosecutors plan to seek permission as early as Wednesday to seize more than $1 billion in assets purchased with money allegedly misappropriated from a Malaysian state investment company, the New York Times reported.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is under investigation by U.S. authorities over how it reports sales, the company said.
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