Tuesday, 4 August 2020

Reuters

GSK brings back bonuses for some sales reps

LONDON: British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline said it will reintroduce incentive payments for sales representatives in some countries to retain talent after stopping them for years in the wake of scandals over illegal sales practices. Loosening the reins on bonuses will “uphold our ethical and values-led approach to (healthcare professional) engagement, in ...

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India’s PM Modi wins historic general election victory

NEW DELHI/KOLKATA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu-nationalist party scored a historic victory in India’s general election, his foreign minister said on Thursday, as officials counted hundreds of millions of votes after the massive, multi-stage poll. Official data from India’s Election Commission showed Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead in 292 ...

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US lawmakers introduce bill to help US companies remove Huawei equipment

WASHINGTON: According to the new bill, the US Administration will help poorer US companies rid themselves of Chinese equipment which allegedly poses a threat to US national security. A bipartisan group of US lawmakers introduced legislation which aims to help US companies replace Chinese telecom equipment if such equipment is deemed a ...

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McDonald’s faces 25 new sexual harassment complaints

NEW YORK: McDonald’s Corp was accused in 25 new lawsuits and regulatory charges of condoning sexual harassment in the workplace and retaliating against employees who speak up. The cases announced by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the labor group Fight for $15, and the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund ...

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Japan’s Trade Surplus Falls Sharply As Exports Drop

TOKYO: Japan’s trade surplus dropped by around 90 percent in April, official data showed Wednesday, with exports affected by a slowdown in China’s economy as it wages a trade war with Washington. Meanwhile, Japan’s politically sensitive trade surplus with the United States grew 17.7 percent in April from a year ...

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New Zealand police charge mosque attacker with terrorism

CHRISTCHURCH: The man accused of killing 51 people in the Christchurch mosques attack has been charged with terrorism, New Zealand police have said. Brenton Tarrant was charged with “engaging in a terrorist act”, police said in a statement on Tuesday. He is already facing charges of murder and 40 of ...

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Ryanair posts weakest annual profits in four years

DUBLIN: Ryanair posted its weakest annual profit in four years on Monday and said earnings could fall further next year as Europe’s largest low-cost carrier grapples with overcapacity, Brexit and delays in delivery of the Boeing 737 Max. The airline posted a profit after tax for its financial year to ...

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Sweden requests detention order against Julian Assange

LONDON: Swedish authorities on Monday issued a request for a detention order against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is now jailed in Britain, a Swedish prosecutor said. Prosecutor Eva-Marie Persson says if the Swedish court decided to detain Assange “on probable cause suspected for rape … I will issue a ...

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Rivals wary of India’s all-surface attack, says Kumar

NEW DELHI: Batting has traditionally been India’s strength but their World Cup rivals will also be wary of their all-surface pace attack, swing bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar has said. The 29-year-old is a key member of the twice world champions’ three-pronged pace attack, which also includes Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah. ...

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China formally arrests two Canadians on state secrets charges

BEIJING: Chinese authorities have formally arrested on state secrets charges two Canadians detained last year, the government said, drawing condemnation from Canada in a case that is likely to further increase tension between Ottawa and Beijing. Businessman Michael Spavor, who worked with North Korea, and former diplomat Michael Kovrig were ...

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