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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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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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Canada to ban Huawei/ZTE 5G equipment, joining Five Eyes allies

OTTAWA, May 19 (Reuters) – Canada on Thursday said it plans to ban the use of China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd (HWT.UL) and ZTE Corp (000063.SZ) 5G gear to protect national security, joining the rest of the so -called Five Eyes intelligence-sharing network. “We intend to exclude Huawei and ZTE from our 5G networks,” Industry …

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Biden administration authorizes $100 million more in Ukraine military aid

US President Joe Biden looks on after delivering remarks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, US, May 19, 2022. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register WASHINGTON, May 19 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden’s administration authorized $100 million of additional military aid to Ukraine on Thursday, the …

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‘I mean Ukraine’: Former US president George Bush calls Iraq invasion ‘unjustified’

WASHINGTON, May 19 (Reuters) – Former US President George W. Bush mistakenly described the invasion of Iraq as “brutal” and “unjustified” before correcting himself to say he meant to refer to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Bush made the comments in a speech during an event in Dallas on Wednesday, while he was criticizing Russia’s political …

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