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Hondurans vote for president as leftist contender vies to end conservative rule

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TEGUCIGALPA, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Hondurans headed to the polls on Sunday to pick a new president, with leftist candidate Xiomara Castro hoping to oust the right-wing National Party, whose 12-year rule has been beset by graft scandals, chronic unemployment and waves of fleeing migrants. If she wins, Castro would......

India’s law enforcement agency summons Amazon, Future Group officials over 2019 deal

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NEW DELHI, Nov 28 (Reuters) – India’s economic crime-fighting agency summoned officials of Amazon.com Inc and its warring partner Future Group in a case related to alleged violation of foreign investment rules, according to sources with direct knowledge of the matter. Amazon received a summons issued by India’s Enforcement Directorate......

In Honduras, parties flag fears of fraud ahead of pivotal vote

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TEGUCIGALPA, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Warnings of potential foul play are flying from all sides ahead of Sunday’s presidential election in Honduras, raising fears of possible disputes and unrest if leading challenger Xiomara Castro does not win by a clear margin. The charged political atmosphere reflects memories of the disputed......

Telecom Italia loses CEO in boardroom clash after KKR offer

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The Tim logo is seen at its headquarters in Rome, Italy November 22, 2021. REUTERS/Yara Nardi/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register TIM Brazil head Labriola named director general KKR has tabled $12 billion proposal to take TIM private Under fire from top investor, CEO offers......

Amazon seeks to pause antitrust review of 2019 deal with India’s Future, documents show

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NEW DELHI, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) has asked India’s Supreme Court to pause an expedited review of allegations that the U.S. firm concealed information while seeking antitrust clearance for a 2019 deal with India’s Future Group, legal papers seen by Reuters showed. The Competition Commission of India......

EU’s Vestager cheers as lawmakers vote for tougher tech laws

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EU Commission Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager holds a news conference on European Commission’s competition policy, in Brussels, Belgium November 18, 2021, REUTERS/Yves Herman Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register STRASBOURG, Nov 23 (Reuters) – A key committee of EU lawmakers on Tuesday agreed to tougher laws targeting......

Apple files lawsuit against NSO Group, saying U.S. citizens were targets

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Nov 23 (Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O) said on Tuesday it has filed a lawsuit against Israeli cyber firm NSO Group and its parent company OSY Technologies for alleged surveillance and targeting of U.S. Apple users with its Pegasus spyware. The iPhone maker said it is also seeking to ban......

Amazon and Apple handed $225 million in Italian antitrust fines

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MILAN, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Italy’s antitrust authority has fined U.S. tech giants Amazon.com (AMZN.O) and Apple Inc (AAPL.O) a total of more than 200 million euros ($225 million) for alleged anti-competitive cooperation in the sale of Apple and Beats products. Contractual provisions of a 2018 agreement between the companies......

Iran’s Mahan Air says its has foiled a cyber attack – TV

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An Airbus A340-600 airplane of Mahan Air is seen at Simon Bolivar International Airport outside Caracas, Venezuela April 8, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register DUBAI, Nov 21 (Reuters) – A cyber attack against Iranian private airline Mahan Air has been foiled, Iranian......

Congo president demands audit of mining registry to fight fraud

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KINSHASA, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Democratic Republic of Congo President Felix Tshisekedi has demanded a ban on issuing and trading mining permits until the country’s mining registry has been audited, a measure aimed at combating fraud within the sector. Tshisekedi told ministers he wanted to end the squandering of mining......

China fines tech giants for failing to report 43 old deals

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BEIJING, Nov 20 (Reuters) – China’s market regulator on Saturday said it was fining companies including Alibaba, Baidu and JD.com for failing to declare 43 deals that date as far back as 2012 to authorities, saying that they violated anti-monopoly legislation. Enterprises involved in the cases would be fined 500,000......

EXCLUSIVE U.S. asks Japan, China, others to consider tapping oil reserves -sources

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An oil storage tank and crude oil pipeline equipment is seen during a tour by the Department of Energy at the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in Freeport, Texas, U.S. June 9, 2016. REUTERS/Richard Carson WASHINGTON, Nov 17 (Reuters) – The Biden administration has asked some of the world’s largest oil consuming......

Citing high gas prices, Biden asks FTC to redouble probe of possible ‘illegal conduct’

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WASHINGTON, Nov 17 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday said there was mounting evidence of anti-consumer behavior by oil and gas companies that is keeping fuel prices elevated, asking the Federal Trade Commission to dig deeper into possible “illegal conduct” in the market. The White House is pressing......

Facebook says hackers in Pakistan targeted Afghan users amid government collapse

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Nov 16 (Reuters) – Hackers from Pakistan used Facebook to target people in Afghanistan with connections to the previous government during the Taliban’s takeover of the country, the company’s threat investigators said in an interview with Reuters. Facebook (FB.O) said the group, known in the security industry as SideCopy, shared......

U.S. to partner with Israel to combat ransomware attacks

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Signage is seen at the United States Department of the Treasury headquarters in Washington, D.C., U.S., August 29, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo Nov 14 (Reuters) – The U.S. Treasury Department said on Sunday it will partner with Israel to combat ransomware, with the two countries launching a joint task force......

Bulgarians vote in third election this year in bid to break deadlock

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A man pastes election posters in Haskovo, Bulgaria, November 8, 2021. Picture taken November 8, 2021. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov Fractured parliament, tough coalition talks expected GERB party seen winning most votes, but lacks allies New centrist party and Socialists next in opinion polls SOFIA, Nov 14 (Reuters) – Bulgarians vote on......

Hackers compromise FBI email system, send thousands of messages

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A sign of the Federal Bureau of Investigation is seen outside of the J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building in Washington, U.S., March 12, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis Nov 13 (Reuters) – Hackers compromised a Federal Bureau of Investigation email system on Saturday and sent tens of thousands of messages warning of......

S&P Global, IHS win U.S. antitrust approval for $44 billion deal with conditions

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WASHINGTON, Nov 12 (Reuters) – Business information provider S&P Global Inc (SPGI.N) and IHS Markit Ltd (INFO.N) have won U.S. antitrust approval for their planned merger, on condition it sell some businesses and scrap a non-compete agreement with GasBuddy, the Justice Department said in a statement. The $44 billion deal......

Explainer: Five legal questions raised by Elon Musk’s unorthodox share sales

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WASHINGTON, Nov 11 (Reuters) – It’s been another wild ride for Tesla (TSLA.O) investors after billionaire chief executive Elon Musk pledged via Twitter to sell 10% of his shares in the company. While the unorthodox way he went about it has raised eyebrows, it’s unclear if he or Tesla have......

U.S. securities regulator halts Wyoming crypto firm’s tokens

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The seal of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is seen at their headquarters in Washington, D.C., U.S., May 12, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo WASHINGTON, Nov 10 (Reuters) – The U.S. securities regulator on Wednesday halted registration for two digital tokens offered by Wyoming-based American Cryptofed DAO LLC, accusing......

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