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Noble Group’s $3.5 billion restructuring at risk as authorities block new listing

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Noble Group’s (NOBG.SI) $3.5 billion debt rescue plan was thrown into doubt on Thursday when Singapore authorities said they would block the re-listing of shares in what was once Asia’s top commodity trader. FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: Photo of Noble Group logo at investor event from August 2015/File Photo/File Photo Singapore regulators took the decision after reviewing ...

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Christian Groups Fight Back Against Austin, Texas City Code That Could Force Churches to Hire LGBTQ Employees

Churches in Austin, Texas may soon be forced to hire homosexual and transgender employees, including pastors, if a city ordinance is implemented.  The city says it guarantees “the opportunity for each person to obtain employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.”  The Houston-based US Pastor Council and the Texas Values ...

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Venezuelan court frees men jailed for video mocking Maduro: groups

CARACAS (Reuters) – Two Venezuelan firefighters who were jailed last month after mocking unpopular President Nicolas Maduro in a viral video portraying him as a donkey were freed on Wednesday, two human rights groups said. Ricardo Prieto, 41, and Carlos Varon, 45, walked out of a court hearing with a local judge in the western state of Merida, according to ...

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‘Risking Women’s Lives to Make a Political Point’: Pro-Life Groups Blast US Mail Abortions

A European organization known as Aid Access has now opened up another front in the abortion battle in the US. The company now offers American women doctor-prescribed abortion pills to induce abortion at home. CNN reports the organization uses online consultations to determine if women seeking their services are healthy and who are less than nine weeks pregnant. A woman must ...

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Internet provider groups sue Vermont over net neutrality law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Four industry groups representing major internet providers and cable companies filed suit on Thursday seeking to block Vermont’s law barring companies that do not abide by net neutrality rules from receiving state contracts. An AT&T logo is pictured in Pasadena, California, U.S., January 24, 2018. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Vermont ...

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Indonesia raids home of Lippo Group’s deputy chairman in bribery probe

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia’s anti-graft agency said on Thursday it had raided 10 locations, including the home of the deputy chairman of the Lippo Group (0226.HK), as part of a bribery investigation linked to the conglomerate’s $21 billion Meikarta real estate project. A worker speaks on a phone in the Meikarta real estate development in Cikarang, Bekasi, east of Jakarta, ...

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Car groups condemn grant cuts for electric and hybrid vehicles

Image copyright Getty Images Motoring groups have condemned the government’s decision to cut subsidies for buying greener cars. From 12 November, grants for new plug-in hybrids will be scrapped, while discounts on all-electric cars will be cut from £4,500 to £3,500. Cash incentives have been offered since 2011 to help promote cleaner cars and meet emissions targets. The RAC and ...

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South Africa: The groups playing on the fears of a ‘white genocide’

Image copyright AFP Image caption White South Africans have held protests at home and abroad Taking a swipe at UK Prime Minister Theresa May as she struggled to dance with schoolchildren during her visit to South Africa this week, controversial British columnist Katie Hopkins tweeted: “Whites are being slaughtered in South Africa & inexplicably Appeaser May chooses to crucify herself”. ...

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