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‘Wrong & politically absurd’: German business lobby blasts US over Russian pipeline sanctions threat

US threats to impose sanctions against European companies involved in construction of a gas pipeline link between Russia and Germany have enraged a large German business group. “Threats of US sanctions against European companies invested in Nord Stream 2 encroach on European energy policy,” Wolfgang Buechele, chairman of the German Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations (Ostausschuss), told Reuters. He ...

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Russia-Germany business ties remain solid despite sanctions – German trade lobby

German firms continue investing in the Russian economy despite facing barriers from economic sanctions against Russia, the head of the German business lobby told RT at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF). “The foundations of German and Russian economic relations are solid even in the time of sanctions and low oil and gas prices. Last year, we saw high ...

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Congressmen call for ‘foreign agent’ tag for Al Jazeera as it ‘digs into pro-Israel lobby’

A group of congressmen has called for Al Jazeera to be designated a “foreign agent” for its “anti-American and anti-Semitic broadcasts.” This coincided with reports the TV network was releasing a film on the US pro-Israel lobby. A bipartisan group of US lawmakers have sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, urging him to scrutinize Al Jazeera for what ...

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Business lobby CBI smells profit as robotic revolution threatens millions of jobs

Published time: 20 Oct, 2017 10:20 The robot revolution is coming, and Britain’s business lobby smells opportunity. With one in five UK jobs threatened by automation, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has urged Theresa May to launch a commission to examine the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on productivity. The captains of industry want the commission to start as ...

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NYC agency to probe Nazi symbols in Queens lobby

The city Human Rights Commission is launching an investigation into a Queens condo building that decked out its lobby with a bizarre display featuring Nazi and Confederate symbols. Investigators will probe whether there’s illegal harassment going on at the Sunnyside building run by manager Neal Milano, according to the commission and Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Queens). “There are people in ...

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Airbnb fights back against lobby groups, demands funding info

ALBANY — The battle between Airbnb and its critics continues to escalate. The online home-sharing site on Monday will file a formal complaint with a state ethics panel charging that a coalition of unions, lawmakers and other Airbnb opponents has engaged in illegal and unreported lobbying. The ShareBetter coalition, which is largely funded by the city hotel industry and its ...

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Airbnb fights back against lobby groups, demands funding info

ALBANY — The battle between Airbnb and its critics continues to escalate. The online home-sharing site on Monday will file a formal complaint with a state ethics panel charging that a coalition of unions, lawmakers and other Airbnb opponents has engaged in illegal and unreported lobbying. The ShareBetter coalition, which is largely funded by the city hotel industry and its ...

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Animal welfare groups to lobby for bill to nix N.Y. cat declawing

Animal welfare organizations and a group of veterinarians will descend on Albany Monday to lobby for a bill that would prohibit the declawing of cats. The bill didn’t go anywhere last year, but supporters say they’re gaining momentum. They say the procedure is unnecessary and harmful to the animal, since it involves the removal of actual bone. The state’s leading ...

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Deontay Wilder Squares Off with Contender in Hotel Lobby Scrap (VIDEO)

2/26/2017 4:08 PM PST Exclusive Video Deontay Wilder was still ready to swing hours after defending his belt — getting in the middle of a hotel brawl involving heavyweight contender Dominic Breazeale … and TMZ Sports got video of the melee. The chaos erupted in the lobby of the Westin in Birmingham, Alabama … just across the street from the ...

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