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Brussels slaps six Russian companies with Crimea-related sanctions

The European Union has extended sanctions against six Russian companies in connection with their work in Crimea and the construction of a bridge to the peninsula. According to the Official Journal of the EU, the sanctions will target construction engineering company Institute Giprostroymost, Russia’s largest heavy-construction company Mostotrest, engineering and construction corporation VAD ZAO, infrastructure construction firm S.G.M. Group, and ...

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EU slaps Google with record $5 billion fine for antitrust violations

European regulators have hit Google with a €4.3 billion ($ 5 billion) antitrust fine for abusing the dominance of its Android mobile operating system. Read more Google was hit with the fine on Wednesday after the EU found the US company guilty of using its Android mobile operating system to block rivals. Google’s Android operating system is the world’s most ...

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Russia slaps retaliatory duties on US imports

Published time: 6 Jul, 2018 12:58 Edited time: 6 Jul, 2018 12:59 Moscow has raised tariffs from 25 to 40 percent on some US imports in response to Washington’s move to impose tariffs on Russian steel and aluminum. DETAILS TO FOLLOW Let’s block ads! (Why?) RT Business News

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Priest loses temper & slaps toddler during baptism (VIDEO)

A video has emerged online which shows a French-speaking priest slapping a crying toddler during a baptism. A shocked father grabs the child out of the clergyman’s arms. The incident took place inside a church during a baptism ceremony, as seen in footage that emerged on Wednesday. Visibly scared, the toddler is crying, which apparently annoys the clergyman. After he ...

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Trump slaps China with $50 billion in trade tariffs on imports

The White House has announced a 25-percent tariff on $ 50 billion worth of Chinese goods in what it calls a clampdown on unfair trade practices by Beijing. The US trade representative’s office said it issued a revised China tariff list covering 1,102 separate product categories. The first package of revised tariffs will apply to $ 34 billion of Chinese imports, ...

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Germany slaps Volkswagen with $1.8bn fine in emissions cheating scandal

Germany has fined Volkswagen €1 billion over the auto maker’s diesel emissions cheating scandal, public prosecutors have announced. The company said it won’t be appealing the fine, one of the highest ever imposed by Berlin. The €1 billion (US$ 1.8 billion) fine was ordered by the prosecutor’s office in the German city of Braunschweig. It’s the latest move against the ...

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Mexico slaps levies on US pork in response to Trump's steel & aluminum tariffs

US pork will be levied with a 20 percent tariff by Mexico in retaliation to US trade barriers on steel and aluminum, Reuters reports quoting two industry officials. Mexico has warned the US about upcoming tariffs on pork chops. The country buys more than $ 1 billion worth of pork legs and shoulders, and 90 percent of them come from ...

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US slaps Europe, Canada & Mexico with steel, aluminum tariffs

Unable to win concessions from from its trading partners ahead of the Friday deadline, the US has introduced tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, Mexico and the European Union. The new 25 percent tariff on steel imports and 10 percent tariff on aluminum imports from the EU, Canada and Mexico come into force at midnight (04:00 GMT, Friday), ...

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Trump administration slaps new sanctions on Venezuela after ‘sham’ election

The Trump administration has stepped up economic pressure on Venezuela, announcing new financial sanctions which prohibit US citizens from purchasing any Venezuelan debt. The move comes in response to the reelection of President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday, which official Washington has dismissed as a “sham” and refused to recognize. “We call for the Maduro regime to restore democracy, hold free ...

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‘Big Brother’ house guest Paul Abrahamian slaps pal in the face

“Big Brother” has no shortage of drama — but don’t cry about it if your a house guest and Paul Abrahamian is around. Abrahamian, 24, slapped fellow cast member Josh Martinez, 23, in the face this week after he became so emotional he was brought to tears after one of his pals was evicted from the house on Thursday night. ...

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