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6 05, 2021

EU Top Court Upholds Partial Ban on Bayer Pesticides

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BRUSSELS – The European Union’s top court on Thursday upheld the EU’s partial ban on three insecticides linked to harming bees, preventing their use on certain crops. The European Court of Justice dismissed an appeal by Bayer to overturn a …

7 05, 2021

London Court Will Reconsider $6.9B Suit Against BHP Over 2015 Brazil Dam Collapse

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LONDON – London’s Court of Appeal will hear a request to revive a 5 billion pound ($6.95 billion) lawsuit against Anglo-Australian mining group BHP over a 2015 dam failure in Brazil, a court order showed. Judge Nicholas Underhill has agreed …

6 05, 2021

WHO Says China’s Vaccine Prevents COVID But Questions Data on Side Effects: Reuters

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WHO experts have voiced “very low confidence” in data provided by Chinese state-owned drugmaker Sinopharm on its COVID-19 vaccine regarding the risk of serious side-effects in some patients, but overall confidence in its ability to prevent the disease, a document …

6 05, 2021

Insurer Disappointed After Egyptian Court Upholds Detention of Tanker Ever Given

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CAIRO – An Egyptian court on Tuesday ruled that the container ship which blocked the Suez Canal in March could continue to be held in the waterway, rejecting an appeal by its Japanese owner against its detention, a judicial source …

7 05, 2021

CDC Issues Guidelines for Trial Cruises With Volunteer Passengers

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Cruise lines can soon begin trial voyages in U.S. waters with volunteer passengers helping test whether the ships can sail safely during a pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave ship operators final technical guidelines Wednesday for the …

6 05, 2021

Peloton Apologizes, Reverses Course, Will Recall Treadmills

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Peloton announced a recall of its treadmills on Wednesday, reversing course just weeks after saying there was “no reason” to stop using the exercise machines despite reports of multiple injuries and the death of a child in an accident. Chief …

6 05, 2021

Employers Advised to Prepare for Pandemic’s Mental Health Fallout as Employees Return

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From casual Fridays to after-work drinks, those weekly rituals once taken for granted are returning as Americans head back to the office. And while masks, plexiglass and empty conference rooms will alter the cubescape, employers are nevertheless invested in getting …

6 05, 2021

Insurers Warn Canada’s Moving Too Slowly on Flood Mapping

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OTTAWA – Canada plans to focus its next budget on tackling climate change and its effects but the insurance industry, amid skyrocketing costs, is concerned the government will move too slowly on the key first step of mapping flood risks. …

6 05, 2021

Biden Backs Patent Waiver for Covid-19 Vaccines

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President Joe Biden on Wednesday threw his support behind waiving intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines, bowing to mounting pressure from Democratic lawmakers and more than 100 other countries, but angering pharmaceutical companies. Biden voiced his support for a temporary …

5 05, 2021

Crews Complete Transfer of Cargo on Tanker Off China Coast

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Cargo onboard a tanker that leaked oil off China has been removed and preparations are underway so the vessel can sail to a Chinese repair yard, the ship’s manager said on Wednesday. The A Symphony was anchored roughly 40 nautical …