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Exxon looks to buy stake in ONGC’s Indian deep sea fields

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The logo of Exxon Mobil Corporation is shown on a monitor above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York, December 30, 2015. . REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo NEW DELHI, Oct 22 (Reuters) – Global oil major ExxonMobil Corp (XOM.N) is looking at buying a stake in some......

Labour union urges European authorities to widen Amazon antitrust probe after Reuters story

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The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics centre in Boves, France, October 6, 2021 REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol NEW DELHI, Oct 22 (Reuters) – A global trade union for the services sector on Friday urged European authorities to widen their antitrust investigation of Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) to assess if......

Big nations must stretch further to limit climate change – U.S. envoy Kerry

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MILAN, Oct 2 (Reuters) – The world’s major economies must “stretch to do more” at next month’s U.N. climate talks to show they are serious about wanting to tackle global warming, U.S. Climate Envoy John Kerry said on Saturday. The COP26 conference in Glasgow aims to secure more ambitious climate......

Global COVID-19 deaths hit 5 million as Delta variant sweeps the world

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Oct 1 (Reuters) – Worldwide deaths related to COVID-19 surpassed 5 million on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, with unvaccinated people particularly exposed to the virulent Delta strain. The variant has exposed the wide disparities in vaccination rates between rich and poor nations, and the upshot of vaccine hesitancy......

China power crunch slams factories as coal lobby warns woes could stay until winter

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SHENYANG, China, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Small firms caught in China’s prolonged energy crunch are turning to diesel generators, or simply shutting shop, as coal industry officials voiced fears about stockpiles ahead of winter and manufacturing shrank in the world’s no. 2 economy. Beijing is scrambling to deliver more coal......

China energy crunch triggers shutdowns, pleas for more coal

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Governor of Jilin province urges more coal imports Environmental checks, surging prices sap electricity generation Fears as power cuts hit traffic lights, 3G networks, factories State Grid Corp seeks to reassure residents on winter heating SHANGHAI, Sept 28 (Reuters) – China faces mounting pressure to ramp up coal imports and......

APPEC Colombia’s Ecopetrol sees crude export share to Asia rising -CEO

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The entrance of Ecopetrol’s Castilla oil rig platform is seen in Castilla La Nueva, Colombia June 26, 2018. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez/File Photo SINGAPORE, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Asia will increasingly be a strategic market for Colombia’s majority state-owned energy company Ecopetrol (ECO.CN), its president and chief executive officer Felipe Bayón said......

‘Quad’ leaders meet at White House as China looks warily on

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WASHINGTON, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Leaders of the United States, Japan, India and Australia presented a united front on Friday at their first summit and stressed the need for a free and open Indo-Pacific region amid shared concerns about China. The two-hour meeting at the White House of the Quad,......

Amazon launches service aggregating video streaming apps in India

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The logo of streaming service Amazon Prime Video is seen in this illustration picture taken March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/File Photo NEW DELHI, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) launched in India on Friday eight global and local streaming services on its video platform, in a move aimed at......

New WHO air-quality guidelines aim to cut deaths linked to fossil fuels

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WHO issues first air quality guidelines since 2005 Slashes recommended limits for emissions linked to fossil fuels Says air pollution threat to health alongside climate change Blames exposure to air pollution for 7 million deaths a year GENEVA, Sept 22 (Reuters) – The World Health Organisation (WHO) tightened its air......

Sony Group unit to buy India’s Zee Entertainment

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BENGALURU, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Sony Group Corp’s (6758.T) Indian unit will buy media giant Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEEL) (ZEE.NS), days after Zee’s shareholders asked for a management reshuffle, including the exit of Chief Executive Punit Goenka from the board. Zee, which has a presence in television broadcasting and......

German auto giants place their bets on hydrogen cars

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BMW iX5 Hydrogen is seen during Munich Auto Show, IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich, Germany, September 8, 2021. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay MUNICH, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Battery power may be the frontrunner to become the car technology of the future, but don’t rule out the underdog hydrogen. That’s the view of......

U.S. to relax travel restrictions for vaccinated foreign air travelers in November

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WASHINGTON, Sept 20 (Reuters) – The United States will reopen in November to air travelers from 33 countries including China, India, Brazil and most of Europe who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the White House said on Monday, easing tough pandemic-related restrictions that started early last year. The decision, announced......

Amazon investigating kickback allegation at India unit – source

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Smartphone with Amazon logo is seen in front of displayed Indian flag in this illustration taken, July 30, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo NEW DELHI, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) has launched an internal investigation in India after a whistleblower alleged an employee had taken kickbacks, a source with......

Exclusive: U.S. opens probe into 30 million vehicles over air bag inflators

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Heavy vehicular traffic is seen in the Ocean Beach neighbourhood of San Diego, California, U.S., ahead of the Fourth of July holiday July 3, 2020. REUTERS/Bing Guan WASHINGTON, Sept 19 (Reuters) – U.S. auto safety investigators have opened a new probe into 30 million vehicles built by nearly two dozen......

‘Quad’ countries to agree on secure microchip supply chains-media

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U.S. President Joe Biden delivers holds a semiconductor chip as he speaks prior to signing an executive order, aimed at addressing a global semiconductor chip shortage, in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 24, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo/File Photo TOKYO, Sept 18 (Reuters) –......

India antitrust probe finds Google abused Android dominance, report shows

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Antitrust findings latest setback for Google in India Google also leveraged Play Store’s dominance – report Google under antitrust investigation since 2019 NEW DELHI, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Google abused the dominant position of its Android operating system in India, using its “huge financial muscle” to illegally hurt competitors, the......

New Zealand abandon Pakistan tour after security alert

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New Zealand Black Caps cricket team practices in Pakistan in this undated handout image taken from video. New Zealand Cricket Handout via Reuters NZ Prime Minister says team could have been attacked PCB says no security threat exists for NZ team Pakistan Cricket Board to approach ICC ISLAMABAD, Sept 17......

Ford wakes up badly burnt from its India dream

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NEW DELHI, Sept 17 (Reuters) – When Ford Motor Co (F.N) built its first factory in India in the mid-1990s, U.S. carmakers believed they were buying into a boom – the next China. The economy had been liberalised in 1991, the government was welcoming investors, and the middle class was......

Australia to get U.S. nuclear submarine technology as China looms large

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WASHINGTON, Sept 15 (Reuters) – The United States, Britain and Australia said on Wednesday they would establish a security partnership for the Indo-Pacific that will involve helping Australia acquire nuclear-powered submarines, as Chinese influence over the region grows. Under the partnership, announced by President Joe Biden, British Prime Minster Boris......

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