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France's Total has officially left Iran: oil minister

French energy giant Total has officially quit its multi-billion-dollar gas project in Iran, Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said on Monday, following the reimposition of US sanctions.

PepsiCo to buy SodaStream for $3.2 bn

PepsiCo said Monday it plans to buy SodaStream, an Israeli maker of carbonation products, for $3.2 billion as the beverage and snacks giant makes further inroads with in-home goods.

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South Korean swaps bitcoins for 2 mln euros in fake notes

The deal sounded murky from the start: in exchange for bitcoin worth two million euros ($2.3 million), the wealthy buyer would hand over the equivalent sum in cash in a luxury hotel on the French riviera.

Superdry founder joins push for 2nd Brexit vote

The co-founder of British clothing brand Superdry announced Sunday he is financially backing a push for a second referendum on Brexit, claiming it is not too late to avert "disaster".

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Autostrade per l'Italia Chief Executive Giovanni Castellucci says that his company will make available half a billion euros to help Genoa, and they will be able to build a new steel bridge in "eight months"

Autostrade boss says 500 mn euros available to help Genoa

The head of the Italian infrastructure giant under fire over the deadly bridge collapse in Genoa said Saturday that 500 million euros will be made be available to help the city and to rebuild the viaduct.

Venezuela on edge as Maduro unveils raft of economic reforms

Uncertainty reigned in Venezuela on Saturday after President Nicolas Maduro unveiled a major economic reform plan aimed at halting the spiraling hyperinflation that has thrown the oil-rich, cash-poor South American country into chaos.

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The entrance to Chile's Escondida mine, which produces five percent of the world's copper, pictured in 2017

Strike off as Chile workers sign deal at world's biggest copper mine

Chilean miners at the world's biggest copper mine, Escondida, signed an agreement on Friday with Anglo-Australian owners BHP to avoid a strike announced two weeks ago when unions rejected as insufficient a proposed salary hike.

Prince's 1995-2010 albums made available for streaming

The estate of prolific late pop icon Prince made more than 300 songs from his later career available on digital download and streaming services for the first time on Friday.

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At a cabinet meeting, US President Donald Trump said, "If you can't make the right deal, don't make it" in regards to the trade pact with Mexico and Canada

Trump says in 'no rush' to get NAFTA deal

President Donald Trump said Thursday he was in "no rush" to complete a deal to rewrite the trade pact with Mexico and Canada.

US approves first generic competitor to Mylan's EpiPen

US regulators Thursday approved the first generic alternative for the EpiPen, a life-saving emergency allergy medicine, two years after soaring prices for the original version owned by Mylan stoked controversy.

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New York dealt a blow to Uber and other car-for-hire companies, becoming the first major US city to limit the number of app-based rides and to impose minimum pay rules, with authorities under pressure to act over pollution and worsening congestion

Uber quarterly loss jumps as it invests in 'big bets'

Uber on Wednesday disclosed that its quarterly loss jumped despite taking in more money, as it invested in scooters and other "big bets."

Tesla shares fall on reports of SEC subpoena

Shares of Tesla tumbled Wednesday following reports US securities regulators have subpoenaed the electric car maker's Chief Executive Elon Musk over his statements about taking the company private.

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US finalizes $4.9 bn fine on RBS for financial crisis conduct

Britain's Royal Bank of Scotland will pay $4.9 billion to settle charges it misled investors on mortgage-backed securities ahead of the financial crisis, the US Justice Department announced Tuesday.

Tinder founders sue parent alleging cheating on stock options

Tinder founders and early employees filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing parent firm InterActiveCorp of cheating them out of billions of dollars by manipulating the value of stock options for the popular dating app.

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Netflix CFO leaving TV streaming titan

Netflix chief financial officer David Wells on Monday announced plans to hand his job off to a successor and then focus on philanthropy.

Turkey lira crisis highlights emerging currencies plight

Much of the Turkish lira's plight may be homegrown, but it shares some key vulnerabilities with other emerging countries whose currencies are now also plunging as fear of contagion spreads, analysts say.

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Trump endorses call for Harley-Davidson boycott

US President Donald Trump endorsed calls Sunday for a boycott of tariff-hit Harley-Davidson over its plans to move production of its iconic American motorcycles out of the country.

Erdogan says crash of lira 'political plot' against Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday slammed the crash of the lira amid a widening spat with the United States as a "political plot" and said his country would instead seek new markets and new allies.

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Investors sue Tesla's Musk over go-private tweets

Two investors filed suit against Tesla CEO Elon Musk and the electric car company after he tweeted he wanted to take the firm private, causing the share price to inflate and short-selling investors to lose millions.

Glyphosate under fire from San Francisco to Sri Lanka

Glyphosate, the world's most widely used herbicide and the active ingredient in Monsanto's weedkiller Roundup, is the subject of fierce controversy all across the globe and is classified by the World Health Organization as "probably" being carcinogenic.

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US jury finds Monsanto guilty in Roundup trial

A California jury on Friday ordered chemical giant Monsanto to pay nearly $290 million for failing to warn a dying groundskeeper that its weed killer Roundup might cause cancer.

US judge rejects German drug maker's effort to halt execution

A US judge on Friday denied German drug maker Fresenius Kabi's motion to stop a planned lethal injection execution in Nebraska, claiming the state illegally obtained the company's drugs.

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French court orders Twitter to change smallprint after privacy case

A Paris court on Thursday ordered Twitter to change its smallprint, according to a consumer group which accused the tech giant of having "abusive" clauses in its terms and conditions.

Facebook moves to stop sharing of 3D gun blueprints

Facebook on Thursday said it was moving to prevent the sharing of blueprints for 3D-printed guns on the social network, which violates its rules on regulated goods.

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Russian lawmakers say  registration of US media groups is retaliation for a similar demand by Washington for the state-controlled Russia Today television

Russia to make US media register as «foreign agents»

Russian lawmakers raced Friday to draft measures requiring US media outlets to register as foreign agents, saying they could be adopted as early as next week.

Senator John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, immediately declared the allegations 'disqualifying' for Moore

Republicans run from Senate hopeful accused of sexual contact with minor

Several Republicans on Thursday urged their party's candidate for a vacant US Senate seat to quit the race if an explosive report that he had a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl is true.

Pandas have a notoriously low reproductive rate and are under pressure from factors such as habitat loss

Melania Trump meets China's furry diplomats: pandas

US First Lady Melania Trump spent some time with a couple of China's most prominent diplomats on her last day in Beijing on Friday: the pandas Meng'er and Gu Gu.