McDonald's French HQ searched in tax probe: sources

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PARIS – French investigators searched McDonald’s French headquarters on May 18, targetting the U.S. fast food chain in a tax probe, sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Thursday. One of the sources said a preliminary inquiry had been opened… Powered by WPeMatico

U.S. Virgin Islands sues Takata, Honda over airbags

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The U.S. Virgin Islands sued Takata Corp and Honda Motor Co late on Wednesday over the sale of millions of recalled airbags linked to deadly ruptures. The U.S. territory joins Hawaii, which earlier this month sued Takata and Honda, the largest user of… Powered by WPeMatico

U.S. jobless claims fall more than expected last week

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WASHINGTON – The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, moving back to near cycle lows as the labor markets remain healthy and the economy regains momentum after stumbling in the first quarter. Initial claims… Powered by WPeMatico

Zimbabwe's Mugabe empties food-starved female prisons under amnesty – TODAYonline

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TODAYonline Zimbabwe’s Mugabe empties food-starved female prisons under amnestyTODAYonlinePresident Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace greet supporters of his ZANU (PF) party during the “One Million Man March”, a show of support of Mugabe’s rule in Harare. Photo: Reuters. mail · print. View all 0 comments …Female prisoners in Zimbabwe released under amnestyDaily MailFemale Inmates Bar […]

Cartel or talking shop? OPEC awaits Saudi ruling

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DUBAI/LONDON – For those seeking guidance on Saudi Arabia’s thinking regarding the future of OPEC, the last few weeks’ agenda of the new Saudi energy minister, Khalid al-Falih, might offer a few clues. Since his appointment on May 7 as head of a new… Powered by WPeMatico

Wall Street lower as oil prices slip

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U.S. stocks were trading slightly lower on Thursday, after a strong two-day run, as oil prices slipped below the psychologically important $50 a barrel. Oil has rallied in recent weeks as wildfires in Canada and unrest in Nigeria and Libya knocked out nearly… Powered by WPeMatico

Obama denounces Trump's 'ignorance of world affairs' – Channel News Asia

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Channel News Asia Obama denounces Trump’s ‘ignorance of world affairs’Channel News AsiaTrump has dominated headlines since launching his presidential campaign last year with a mix of incendiary comments and policy stances seen as insulting Mexicans, Muslims and women, among others. Posted 26 May 2016 19:06; Updated 26 May 2016 …World leaders rattled by Donald Trump, says […]

4-metre long python bites Thai man's genitals in toilet – AsiaOne

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AsiaOne 4-metre long python bites Thai man’s genitals in toiletAsiaOneA Thai man was just going about his morning business when a python, nearly four-metres long, bit his penis. According to Khaosod English, the reptile slithered out of Atthaporn Boonmakchuay’s squat toilet and attacked him while he was using it …Thai man attacked by python found […]

More debris found with possible MH370 link: Australia – AsiaOne

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Sin Chew Jit Poh More debris found with possible MH370 link: AustraliaAsiaOnePart of the aircraft engine cowling from missing Malaysia Airline flight MH370, stencilled with the Rolls-Royce logo and which was found at Mossel Bay, South Africa. Photo: AFP. AFP Thursday, May 26, 2016. Sydney – Three new pieces of debris have been …MH370 search: New […]

Singapore sets up first overseas IP office in China

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Located in the Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City in Guangdong, China, the new representative office will give Singapore’s intellectual property service providers access to a “wealth of opportunities” in China, said the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore.  Powered by WPeMatico