Wednesday, 15 July 2020

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Samsung in hot water over splashy smartphone ads

Australia’s consumer watchdog has sued Samsung Electronics Co Ltd’s Australian unit for allegedly misleading consumers by promoting water-resistant Galaxy smartphones as suitable to use in swimming pools and the surf. The world’s largest smartphone maker did not know or sufficiently test the effects of pool or saltwater exposure on its ...

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Eni must improve safety at Arctic oilfield, Norway watchdog

OSLO: Italian oil company Eni must do more to improve safety at its Arctic Goliat oilfield, which produces up to 100,000 barrels of crude per day, Norway’s oil safety watchdog said. The world’s northernmost oilfield has suffered a number of incidents since it started production in March 2016. While previous ...

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India environmental watchdog fines Delhi over toxic smog

NEW DELHI: India’s environmental watchdog has slapped New Delhi’s government with a $3.5 million fine for failing to enforce rules to reduce smog in the world’s most polluted major city, officials said. The National Green Tribunal penalized the capital administration for its lack of oversight after it emerged some polluting ...

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Grab, Uber fined $13m for violating competition laws

SINGAPORE: The merger between ride-hailing firms Grab and Uber will not be unwound but they were fined a combined $13 million yesterday by Singapore’s competition watchdog, which said their union earlier this year had violated competition laws. Grab was fined about $6.4 million while Uber was fined about $6.58 million ...

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Watchdog confirms UK findings in Russian ex-spy case

LONDON: The international chemical weapons watchdog today confirmed the UK’s findings that the source of the military-grade nerve agent used to target the former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the English city of Salisbury originally came from Russia. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons ...

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US Regulators hit Rio with £28m fine and fraud charge

LONDON: US regulators have charged Rio Tinto and two of the mining giant’s former executives with fraud, alleging they tried to cover up a failed investment in Mozambique six years ago. The company vigorously denies the allegations by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) against itself and its former chief ...

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Donald Trump lashes out over ‘phony’ Russia dossier claims

NEW YORK: Donald Trump attacked US intelligence agencies and the media as he denied explosive allegations about his ties to Russia, despite admitting for the first time that Moscow had likely meddled in the US election. Just over a week before he takes office, Trump said he had ceded “complete” ...

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MP asks spending watchdog to investigate Nissan Brexit deal

Whitehall’s spending watchdog could investigate the deal to keep Nissan making cars in north-east England, following a demand from the chair of an influential parliamentary committee. Andrew Tyrie, chair of the Treasury select committee, has written to the National Audit Office (NAO) asking for an inquiry into any assurances offered ...

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