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Brazil’s Bolsonaro hikes environmental fines to protect Amazon rainforest

SAO PAULO, May 24 (Reuters) – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro signed a decree on Tuesday to step up fines for environmental crimes, according to the official government gazette, in a move to allow more aggressive protection of the Amazon rainforest. Reuters exclusively reported earlier in the day that Bolsonaro was expected to sign the executive …

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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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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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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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Samsung leader Lee excused from trial hearing as Biden to tour S.Korea chip plant

Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman, Jay Y. Lee, leaves the Seoul high court in Seoul, South Korea, October 25, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register SEOUL, May 20 (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee has been excused from attending an accounting trial hearing on Friday, a court …

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