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Scientists make way for gene-edited tomatoes as vegan source of vitamin D

Scientists make way for gene-edited tomatoes as vegan source of vitamin D Tomatoes are seen at Hengda greenhouse in Shanghai, China May 25, 2021. Picture taken May 25, 2021. REUTERS/Aly Song Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register LONDON, May 23 (Reuters) – If British scientists have their way, two medium-sized tomatoes a …

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Storms kill at least 8 in Canada, leave half a million without power

TORONTO, May 22 (Reuters) – The death toll from powerful thunderstorms in Canada’s two most populous provinces this weekend rose to at least eight, authorities said on Sunday, as emergency crews continued a massive clean-up to restore power to half a million people . The storms, which lasted more than two hours Saturday afternoon and …

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US Southern Baptists release scathing report on sexual abuse

ATLANTA, May 22 (Reuters) – For decades, complaints of sex abuse by pastors and staff in the largest US Protestant denomination, the Southern Baptist Convention, were either ignored or covered up by top clergy, according to an internal report released on Sunday. The nearly 300-page report details how complaints were kept as “closely guarded secrets” …

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Microsoft seeks to dodge EU cloud computing probe with changes

BRUSSELS, May 18 (Reuters) – Microsoft (MSFT.O) will revise its licensing deals and make it easier for cloud service providers to compete, its president Brad Smith said on Wednesday, as the US software giant sought to dodge a lengthy EU antitrust probe into its cloud computing business. Microsoft was found 1.6 billion euros ($1.7 billion) …

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Hyundai Motor Group to invest more than $10 billion in US up to 2025

SEOUL, May 22 (Reuters) – Hyundai Motor Group said on Sunday it would invest an additional $5 billion in the United States by 2025 to strengthen collaboration with US firms in advanced technology. The investments, announced during a visit to Seoul by President Joe Biden, are for robotics, urban air mobility, autonomous driving and artificial …

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Ukrainian negotiator rules out ceasefire or concessions to Russia

Ukraine-Russia negotiations have stalled Ukrainian negotiator rules out territorial concessions He says Russia would hit back harder after any ceasefire KYIV, May 21 (Reuters) – Ukraine on Saturday ruled out agreeing to a ceasefire with Russia and said Kyiv would not accept any deal with Moscow that involved ceding territory. Acknowledging that Kyiv’s stance on …

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Court puts sales ban on Ford’s internet-linked cars in Germany in patent dispute

BERLIN, May 20 (Reuters) – A German court has put a nation-wide sales and production ban on Ford (FN) cars able to establish internet connection, it said, as part of a lawsuit over the violation of wireless technology patents. The verdict by the Munich regional court is not legally binding and can be appealed, it …

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EXCLUSIVE TikTok plans big push into gaming, conducting tests in Vietnam -sources

TikTok app is seen on a smartphone in this illustration taken, July 13, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register HONG KONG/HANOI, May 19 (Reuters) – TikTok has been conducting tests so users can play games on its video-sharing app in Vietnam, part of plans for a major push …

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Google ‘private browsing’ mode not really private, Texas argument says

WASHINGTON, May 19 (Reuters) – The Google search engine collects data on users who think they can be anonymous if they use a “private browsing” mode, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton claimed on Thursday, filing an amended privacy lawsuit against the Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL.O) unit. Texas, Indiana, Washington State and the District of Columbia filed …

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