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FILE PHOTO: A Huawei company logo is pictured at the Shenzhen International Airport in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China July 22, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo

Huawei’s third-quarter revenue rises 24.4%: Global Times

October 16 (Reuters) - Third-quarter revenue for Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the Chinese technology giant blacklisted by the U.S. government, grew 24.4% from the same period a year earlier, according to the Global Times. The state-backed newspaper also said Huawei shipped more than 185 million smartphones in the first three quarters of 2019, up 26% year-on-year. The company said in August...

Singapore will force drink companies to put labels on their products ranking their sugar content, and the worst offenders will be banned from advertising. Pic - Shutterstock / Vintage Tone

Singapore to become first country to ban ads for sugary drinks

October 13 (AFP) - Singapore will become the first country in the world to ban ads for the most unhealthy sugary drinks in its latest move to combat rising diabetes rates, the health ministry said on Thursday. Products deemed "less healthy" must now display labels grading their nutritional and sugar content, with those considered to be most unhealthy banned from...

Extinction Rebellion protesters demonstrate at Trafalgar Square in London, Britain October 7, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

‘Sorry, this is an emergency’: Climate protesters block streets around the world

October 8 (Reuters) - Thousands of climate-change protesters took to the streets in cities around the world on Monday, launching two weeks of peaceful civil disobedience to demand immediate action to cut carbon emissions and avert an ecological disaster. In London, police arrested 276 activists from the Extinction Rebellion group as they blocked bridges and roads in the city center,...

Portuguese Prime Minister and Socialist Party leader Antonio Costa (R) and Lisbon Socialist Mayor Fernando Medina (L) wave to supporters during an election campaign action in downtown Lisbon. | Photo Credit: AP

Portugal’s Socialists win national elections, set to rule for four more years

October 7 (AP) - The center-left Socialist Party got the most votes in Portugal’s general election Sunday, leaving it poised to continue leading the government for another four years. With 226 seats in the 230-seat parliament awarded in the official count, the Socialists reached 106 seats, compared with 77 for the second-place Social Democratic Party. The parliament chooses a government,...

Shoppers browse through clothing at a Forever 21 fashion retail store at the King of Prussia mall in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, U.S. September 30, 2019.

Forever 21 closing stores in bankruptcy filing shows limits to fast fashion

October 1 (Reuters) - Fast-fashion retailer Forever 21 filed for bankruptcy late on Sunday, joining a growing list of brick-and-mortar companies that have seen sales hit by the rise of competition from online sellers like Amazon.com Inc and the changing fashion trends dictated by millennial shoppers. Forever 21 Inc, the privately held company that helped popularize trendy and cheap clothing,...

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