Global automakers hail more ships as trade battles heat up

DETROIT/LONDON/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Automakers are scrambling to ship vehicles to the United States to pre-empt possible higher tariffs, according to port data, port officials and logistics companies. FILE PHOTO: Shipping containers being loaded onto Xin Da Yang Zhou ship from Shanghai, China at Pier J at the Port of Long Beach in Long Beach, California, U.S., April 4, 2018. REUTERS/Bob ...

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Trump will focus on Russia’s ‘malign’ activity at summits: U.S. officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will discuss Russia’s “malign activity” during a summit with NATO leaders and follow up in a meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin to determine whether Moscow wants to reduce tensions, U.S. official said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Russia’s President Vladimir Putin talks to U.S. President Donald Trump during their bilateral meeting at the G20 ...

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EU’s controversial copyright law rejected by parliament

Image caption David Guetta was among the artists who supported the proposed rules A controversial overhaul of the EU’s copyright law that sparked a fierce debate between internet giants and content creators has been rejected. The proposed rules would have put more responsibility on websites to check for copyright infringements, and forced platforms to pay for linking to news. A ...

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Wall Street inches higher as trade fears ebb

(Reuters) – U.S. stocks inched higher on Thursday with investors mulling Washington’s stance on trade as it looked to dial back tariff threats on European cars while moving to impose duties on Chinese goods worth $34 billion. FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., June 28, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid ...

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Yad Vashem center criticizes Israeli-Polish statement on Holocaust law

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s main Holocaust memorial criticized as historically inaccurate on Thursday a joint statement by the Israeli and Polish prime ministers aimed at ending a dispute over Holocaust legislation in Poland. The Jerusalem-based center, Yad Vashem, challenged in particular the validity of the leaders’ assertion that the Polish underground and government-in-exile in World War Two came to the ...

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Must defeat those who looted country, says Imran in Charsadda | Pakistan

CHARSADDA: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairperson Imran Khan remarked on Thursday that those who looted the country must be defeated in the upcoming General Election 2018.  Lashing out at his political rivals Asif Ali Zardari and Nawaz Sharif, the cricketer-turned-politician alleged that the two leaders looted the country’s money and transferred it to their foreign bank accounts.  “After coming to power, we ...

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Boeing to take over Embraer unit, taking on Airbus-Bombardier

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Boeing Co (BA.N) will buy a controlling stake in the commercial aircraft arm of Brazilian planemaker Embraer SA (EMBR3.SA) under a new $4.75-billion joint venture, the companies said on Thursday, cementing a global passenger jet duopoly. FILE PHOTO: A Boeing logo is pictured during the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) at Geneva Airport, Switzerland ...

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