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Exclusive: EU nears compromise deal to defuse standoff with Russia over Kaliningrad

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Kaliningrad depends on rail and road through Lithuania Clampdown on sanctioned freight angers Moscow EU seeks compromise with Lithuania to resume normal trade VILNIUS/BRUSSELS, June 29 (Reuters) – Trade through Lithuania to the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad could return to normal within days, two sources familiar with the matter said,......

Exclusive: Japan emphasised hybrids in policy document after lawmaker cited lobbying from Toyota head

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TOKYO, June 24 (Reuters) – Japan changed a key policy document to show its support for hybrids was on par with battery-electric vehicles after a lawmaker cited the head of Toyota saying automakers couldn’t back a government that rejected the technology popularised by the Prius, according to notes from a......

EXCLUSIVE Boris Johnson signals UK’s willingness to demine, help export grain from Ukraine

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KIGALI, June 23 (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday Britain was willing to assist with demining operations off Ukraine’s southern coast and was considering offering insurance to ships to move millions of tonnes of grain stuck in the country. Russia’s Feb. 24 invasion of Ukraine and blockade......

EXCLUSIVE Nike to make full exit from Russia

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People walk past a closed store of the sporting goods retailer Nike at a shopping mall in Saint Petersburg, Russia May 25, 2022. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PARIS/COPENHAGEN/LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) – Nike (NKE.N) is making a full exit from Russia three months......

EXCLUSIVE Harris meets Democratic attorneys general as White House gears up for abortion ruling

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WASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris will meet a group of seven Democratic attorneys general on Thursday, a White House official said, to discuss the defense to a major ruling that could dramatically curtail abortion rights in the country. The conservative-majority U.S. Supreme Court is expected......

EXCLUSIVE Bidders weigh offers valuing Toshiba at up to $22 bln-sources

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TOKYO/HONG KONG, June 23 (Reuters) – Bidders for Toshiba Corp (6502.T) are considering offering up to 7,000 yen ($51.41) per share to take the troubled Japanese conglomerate private, three people familiar with the situation told Reuters, valuing the deal at about $22 billion. Toshiba, which is exploring strategic options, said......

EXCLUSIVE G7 likely to discuss Russian turbine, but may not find solution -Canada minister

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Canada’s Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Jonathan Wilkinson takes part in a news conference at the Ornamental Gardens in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada November 19, 2020. REUTERS/Blair Gable/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register OTTAWA, June 22 (Reuters) – The G7 is likely to discuss......

Exclusive: Inside Space Force boot camp with recruits to US military’s newest branch

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here As dawn breaks on Day 38 of basic training at Joint Base San Antonio, a bugle playing reveille blasts over the loudspeakers as a sergeant can be heard screaming, “Are you prepared to join the world’s greatest space force?......

Exclusive: Pioneering Russian journalist sells Nobel Peace medal for Ukraine

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Veteran journalist laments Russia’s loss of independent media Muratov says he wanted to give up something valuable for Ukraine Editor says public support for military campaign is dwindling But Putin “will remain for as long as he sees fit” June 17 (Reuters) – Russian journalist and Nobel Peace laureate Dmitry......

Anheuser-Busch Won’t Renew Exclusive Deal for Super Bowl Ads, per Report

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTkwMjQ3Nzc2NzQxNzYyMjAx/budweiser.jpg Nick Selbe Since 1989, the only alcohol commercials viewers have seen during the Super Bowl have come from the beer industry titan Anheuser-Busch. Now, that’s about to change. The company behind Budweiser, Bud Light and Michelob Ultra will not renew its exclusivity deal for Super Bowl LVII, according to Adweek, opening......

Exclusive: Read Judge Luttig’s statement to January 6 committee

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here (CNN)CNN has obtained a statement from retired federal judge J. Michael Luttig, a Republican who is testifying at Thursday’s January 6 committee hearing. Luttig will provide a sharp condemnation of former President Donald Trump’s attempts to overturn the 2020......

Exclusive: Google, Facebook, Twitter to tackle deepfakes or risk EU fines – document

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BRUSSELS, June 13 (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc unit Google (GOOGL.O), Facebook Inc, Twitter Inc(TWTR.N) and other tech companies will have to take measures to counter deepfakes and fake accounts on their platforms or risk hefty fines under an updated European Union code of practice, according to an EU document seen......

EXCLUSIVE CVC explores $2 billion sale of software firm VelocityEHS -sources

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June 10 (Reuters) – Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners is exploring a sale of VelocityEHS for as much as $2 billion, seeking to capitalize on a boom in demand for compliance software in the corporate world, three people familiar with the matter said. CVC is working with U.S. investment......

EXCLUSIVE Spain’s Repsol in talks to sell 25% of oil and gas unit to EIG, sources say

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A Repsol logo at a petrol station in Bormujos near the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain March 3, 2016. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, June 7 (Reuters) – EIG is in early discussions with Repsol (REP.MC) to buy a slice of......

Franchise Group enters exclusive talks over Kohl’s sale

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The Kohl’s label is seen on a shopping basket in a Kohl’s department store in the Brooklyn borough of New York, U.S., January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 6 (Reuters) – Kohl’s Corp (KSS.N) has entered exclusive negotiations with retail store......

Kohl’s enters exclusive sale talks with Franchise Group

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The Kohl’s logo is displayed on the exterior of a Kohl’s store on January 24, 2022 in San Rafael, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images Kohl’s said Monday that it has entered into exclusive negotiations with retail holding company Franchise......

Exclusive: U.S. will allow two companies to ship Venezuelan oil to Europe

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HOUSTON/WASHINGTON, June 5 (Reuters) – Italian oil company Eni SpA and Spain’s Repsol SA could begin shipping Venezuelan oil to Europe as soon as next month to make up for Russian crude, five people familiar with the matter said, resuming oil-for-debt swaps halted two years ago when Washington stepped up......

Exclusive: Feeling ‘super bad’ about economy, Musk wants to cut 10% of Tesla jobs

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SAN FRANCISCO, June 2 (Reuters) – Tesla (TSLA.O) CEO Elon Musk has a “super bad feeling” about the economy and wants to cut about 10% of jobs at the electric carmaker, he said in an email to executives on Thursday seen by Reuters. The message came two days after the......

CNN Exclusive: Republicans who texted Meadows with urgent pleas on January 6 say Trump could have stopped the violence | CNN Politics

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Washington CNN  —  Within minutes of the US Capitol breach on January 6, 2021, messages began pouring into the cell phone of White House chief of staff Mark Meadows. Among those texting were Republican members of Congress, former members......

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