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Monsanto still clashing with Brazilian soy exporters over royalties
Brazilian soy exporters are still resisting Monsanto’s push for them to collect royalties from farmers reusing the biotech giant’s patented seeds, some saying such a liability – even for a fee – may not be worth possible “embarrassment” to the industry.

23.10.2014 23:41

Boeing back to business in Iran, first time since 1979
In a sign of warming relations with Tehran, American aerospace company Boeing announced it sold products to Iran Air in the third quarter, ending a 35-year freeze that began with the 1979 US hostage crisis.

23.10.2014 07:38

Canada threatens duties on dozens of iconic US products
Canada says it may impose import duties on US-produced goods ranging from California wine to ketchup after a WTO ruling that US labeling did not meet international standards.

22.10.2014 14:10

‘EU retaliatory migration sanctions will hurt Brits living abroad’
UK will hurt its citizens if it imposes migration restrictions on EU nationals because it will be followed by retaliatory sanctions from the EU, Petros Fassoulas, Chairman of European Movement UK, told RT.

22.10.2014 06:57

​‘Bee killer’ pesticide provides little benefit to farmers - EPA
The Environmental Protection Agency has confirmed that a popular class of insecticide used to treat soybean seeds provides little or no benefit to the farmers – the pesticide, however, is the prime suspect for the deaths of 30 million honeybees.

20.10.2014 23:36

MasterCard, Zwipe team up for world’s first contactless credit card
Remembering a PIN code may become a thing of the past for credit card holders. MasterCard along with biometrics company Zwipe say that in 2015 they will offer the world’s first credit card which uses fingerprints to confirm payment.

20.10.2014 12:08

Moscow: an innovators paradise
As never before, Russia embodies opportunity, driven by an empowered, upbeat, workforce. Warning: this may run entirely contrary to reports seen elsewhere...

20.10.2014 11:24

CNN tweets pic mocking Ebola panic, sparks backlash
A Twitter firestorm erupted after CNN tweeted a photo mocking the fear of Ebola while a congressional hearing took place on the crisis. It comes as 1,000 people are being monitored for symptoms in the US.

17.10.2014 23:47

‘Oversupply and weakening demand growth behind oil price fall’
The reason for the decline in oil prices is a combination of oversupply on the market and the weakening demand growth, Stuart Elliott, Editor, Europe & Africa Oil News at PLATTS, told RT.

17.10.2014 14:30

Iceland court orders Vodafone to block Pirate Bay
Iceland has ordered two of its major internet providers, including Vodafone, to block access to the Pirate Bay torrent website. This is the first copyright-related ban in the country known for its strong opposition to censorship.

17.10.2014 03:09

​The Saudi oil war against Russia, Iran and the US
Saudi Arabia has unleashed an economic war against selected oil producers. The strategy masks the House of Saud’s real agenda. But will it work?

15.10.2014 10:34

Global oil glut sends prices plunging to 4-year low
Oil prices have hit a 5-yr low after the International Energy Agency (IEA) predicted a sharp drop in global oil consumption, cutting its forecast for global demand growth by about 22 percent.

15.10.2014 07:49

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