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Under pressure, Western tech firms bow to Russian demands to share cyber secrets

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WASHINGTON/MOSCOW Western technology companies, including Cisco , IBM and SAP , are acceding to demands by Moscow for access to closely guarded product security secrets, at a time when Russia has been accused of a growing number of cyber attacks on the West, a Reuters investigation has found. | Video

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Syrians fear new Raqqa turmoil once Islamic State is defeated 21 Jun 2017

RAQQA, Syria U.S.-backed forces are closing in on Islamic State in Raqqa, but local Syrians who have escaped the battlefield are worried about what comes after the fight.

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Drugmaker Mylan gets boost from unlikely source - coal 21 Jun 2017

NEW YORK Mylan N.V. is best known for producing EpiPen emergency allergy treatments and generic drugs.

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Special report - Where jobs are plentiful, Trump supporters want better 20 Jun 2017

ELKHART, Indiana While many politicians, including President Donald Trump, say the United States desperately needs more manufacturing jobs, this small industrial city has more than enough.

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China's pork demand hits a peak, shocking producers, as diets get healthier 21 Jun 2017

BEIJING China's frozen dumpling makers are finding there's a quick route to winning new sales - increase the vegetable content, and cut down on the meat. | Video

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South African supermarket giants in fine food fight 19 Jun 2017

JOHANNESBURG As South Africa slides into recession, and households have less and less to spend, the number one supermarket group Shoprite is adopting an unlikely strategy: it's pushing upmarket.

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Innovators toil to revive Canada oil sands as majors exit 19 Jun 2017

CALGARY, Alberta/HOUSTON In the boreal forests and on the remote prairies of Alberta, a handful of firms are running pilot projects they hope will end a two-decade drought in innovation and stem the exodus of top global energy firms from Canada's oil sands.

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Special Report - Cancer agency left in the dark over glyphosate evidence 14 Jun 2017

LONDON When Aaron Blair sat down to chair a week-long meeting of 17 specialists at the International Agency for Research on Cancer in France in March 2015, there was something he wasn't telling them.

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Cattle slaughter crackdown ripples through India's leather industry 15 Jun 2017

AGRA, India In the backstreets of Agra's Muslim quarter, where shoes have been made for centuries, small-scale manufacturers are firing workers and families cutting back on spending as a government crackdown on cattle slaughter ripples through the community. | Video

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Secret rebates send European plastics benchmark above true cost 14 Jun 2017

LONDON An unregulated benchmark used to set the price of plastics in Europe has veered above the true cost in recent years, because of secret rebates chemical companies give each other that disguise the price of the main precursor, four sources familiar with the industry say.

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London tower blocks evacuated as 34 buildings fail fire tests

LONDON Britain said 34 high-rise apartment blocks had failed fire safety checks carried out after the deadly Grenfell Tower blaze, including several in north London where residents were forced to evacuate amid chaotic scenes.