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EU bans 20 Brazilian meat plants, hits 35 percent of exports

“We need to start talks to reestablish these plants as soon as possible,” told the brazilian minister Blairo Maggi to the reporters in Paraná after the measure was unveiled.

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UK House of Lords vote sets roadblock for Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May´s governing conservative party is outnumbered in the House of Lords, and the amendments were defeated by votes of 345-225 and 314-217.

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New York governor gives paroled felons right to vote by executive order

The governor clarified that a conditional pardon under this order does not restore rights regarding firearm possession, ability to run for public office, relieve any financial duties relating to a conviction, or seal the record of the conviction.

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Pennsylvania House approves bill banning abortions for Down syndrome

The Pennsylvania bill now makes it way to the Senate.

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After Blocking Telegram, Russian Regulator Sets Its Sights on Facebook

A day after Roskomnadzor began blocking the popular Telegram messaging service, the regulator’s head Alexander Zharov told the pro-Kremlin Izvestia daily that Facebook could be next.

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Austria to seize refugees´ mobile phones and demand cash

The money will be put towards the costs of their applications, while the authorities will examine whether geo-location data from refugees´ phones match their accounts of how they arrived in the country.

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Turkey´s President Erdogan announces early elections

The polls will be the first since a referendum last year that transformed Turkey´s parliamentary democracy into a powerful executive presidency and handed Erdogan sweeping new powers.

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Microsoft, Facebook and 32 other tech firms join CyberSecurity Tech Accord

In addition to stymieing governmental cyberattacks, the companies also agreed to collaborate on stronger defense systems and protect against tampering of their products.

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Cambodia considers new law targeting ´fake news´

The proposal has stoked fears of censorship in Cambodia, where curbs to press freedom have increased in recent years. Many believe the new law could target those critical of the government.

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Facebook to face class action lawsuit over facial recognition

Federal judge rules class action is the most efficient way to resolve dispute over the creation and storing of "face templates" in uploaded photos.

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U.S. bans sales to major Chinese telco equipment vendor ZTE

ZTE, China’s second-largest telecom equipment maker, is publicly traded but its largest shareholder is a Chinese state-backed enterprise.

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The Hague bans cannabis smoking in city centre in Dutch first

Flyers are to be distributed at cannabis-selling coffee shops and homeless shelters to warn of fines for those caught breaching the ban.

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South Dakota e-commerce sale tax fight reaches U.S. Supreme Court

South Dakota is asking the nine justices to overturn a 1992 Supreme Court precedent that states cannot require retailers to collect state sales taxes on purchases unless the businesses have a “physical presence” in the state.

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Pakistan Supreme Court bans Nawaz Sharif from politics for life

This was a unanimous decision made by the court, which decided that people who were untrustworthy or dishonest should not have the ability to hold a political office.

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Russia starts blocking Telegram Messenger

The service, set up by a Russian entrepreneur, has more than 200 million global users and is ranked as the world’s ninth most popular mobile messaging app.

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Google loses landmark ´right to be forgotten´ case

The ruling was made by Mr Justice Warby in London on Friday. The judge rejected a similar claim brought by a second businessman who was jailed for a more serious offence.

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Yahoo Japan to buy minority stake in cryptocurrency exchange

Yahoo Japan, which is also the country´s biggest online auction site, said in a statement it would buy through a subsidiary a 40 percent stake in BitARG Exchange Tokyo, with services planned for launch in the autumn.

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Federal court holds that Uber drivers are independent contractors

The plaintiffs in the matter were three drivers for UberBLACK, the company´s limousine service, who brought claims for violations of the minimum wage and overtime requirements.

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U.S. eyes import quotas in Brazil steel tariff talks

The quotas would be calculated based on the current amount of steel exports to the United States, the sources said, asking for anonymity because the matter is not yet public.

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South Africa ex-President Jacob Zuma charged with corruption

Jacob Zuma faces 16 charges, including fraud and money laundering, linked to a decades-old arms deal.

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