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Project Veritas Founder James O’Keefe Sues Twitter for Defamation After Permanent Ban

Project Veritas Founder James O’Keefe filed a lawsuit on April 19 alleging that Twitter had defamed him by claiming that he operated fake accounts on the platform. The lawsuit, filed in the Supreme Court of New York in Westchester County, claims that Twitter knowingly defamed O’Keefe in a statement the company issued explaining his permanent […]

Ex-U.N. chief Ban urges Guterres to engage directly with Myanmar army

FILE PHOTO: Head of the International Olympic Committee’s ethics commission, former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon meets Chinese President Xi Jinping (not pictured) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, May 15, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/Pool April 19, 2021 By Michelle Nichols NEW YORK (Reuters) -Former U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon urged his successor on […]

U.S. debt collectors must tell delinquent renters about eviction protections

FILE PHOTO: Signage is seen at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) headquarters in Washington, D.C., U.S., August 29, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly//File Photo April 19, 2021 By Katanga Johnson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Debt collectors pursuing Americans for overdue rent must tell them in writing about their rights under a nationwide eviction ban, the U.S. Consumer […]

U.S. banks deploy AI to monitor customers, workers amid tech backlash

FILE PHOTO: Cameras are seen on the exterior of a Chase Bank branch in New York City U.S., April 7, 2021. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo April 19, 2021 By Paresh Dave and Jeffrey Dastin (Reuters) – Several U.S. banks have started deploying camera software that can analyze customer preferences, monitor workers and spot people sleeping near […]

Arizona mining fight pits economy, EVs against conservation, culture

Darrin and Paula Lewis of Superior Lumber & Hardware are seen outside the store in Superior, Arizona, U.S., March 30, 2021. “I sunk everything I have into this place,” Darrin Lewis said. Picture taken March 30, 2021. REUTERS/Caitlin O’Hara April 19, 2021 By Ernest Scheyder SUPERIOR, Ariz. (Reuters) – Early last year, Darrin Lewis paid […]

Pelosi Says Waters Shouldn’t Apologize for Comments on George Floyd Trial

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said on Monday that Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) doesn’t have to apologize for comments calling on protesters to “get more confrontational” over the weekend and sought to defend her colleague. “No, she doesn’t,” Pelosi said in response to a reporter’s question on whether Waters should apologize for making the remarks. “Maxine talked […]

Rwanda says France bears responsibility for enabling 1994 genocide

FILE PHOTO: President Paul Kagame and first lady Jeanette Kagame light the Rwandan genocide flame of hope, known as the “Kwibuka” (Remembering), to commemorate the 1994 Genocide, at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Center in Kigali, Rwanda April 7, 2021. REUTERS/Jean Bizimana/File Photo April 19, 2021 By Clement Uwiringiyimana KIGALI (Reuters) – France was aware that […]

Junk, emerging-market firms eager to borrow as further rates rise in sight

FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., March 19, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson April 19, 2021 By Yoruk Bahceli and Tom Arnold (Reuters) – Junk-rated and emerging-market companies look set to raise record amounts of debt in coming months, urged on by bankers who advise […]

Toyota says it will introduce 15 BEVs, expand electric lineup by 2025

Visitors check a Toyota C-HR electric vehicle (EV) during a media day for the Auto Shanghai show in Shanghai, China April 19, 2021. REUTERS/Aly Song April 19, 2021 TOKYO (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp said on Monday it will introduce 15 battery electric vehicle (BEV) models globally by 2025, expanding the automaker’s electric vehicle lineup […]

Chinese demand, higher prices boost BMW’s first-quarter earnings

FILE PHOTO: A BMW hybrid car stands near Rotterdam’s Erasmus bridge. REUTERS/Eva Plevier April 19, 2021 FRANKFURT (Reuters) – BMW’s first-quarter earnings bounced back more strongly than expected from a pandemic-ravaged first three months of last year, the German carmaker said on Monday, helped by higher prices and strong Chinese demand. In an unscheduled release, […]