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US imposes new sanctions against 2 Chinese shipping companies that allegedly helped North Korea

  • WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States imposed sanctions on Thursday on two Chinese shipping companies it says helped North Korea evade US and international sanctions over its nuclear weapons program, the first such steps since US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's summit collapsed last month.
  • The Treasury statement said Dalian Haibo was targeted for dealings with Paeksol Trading Corp, a company previously designated by US sanctions on North Korea.
  • The Treasury statement said evasion tactics employed by North Korea included disabling or manipulating automated identification systems, physically altering vessels, transferring cargoes between ships and falsifying cargo documentation.
  • The Treasury Department said that in 2018, North Korean ports received at least 263 tanker deliveries of refined petroleum via UN-prohibited ship-to-ship transfers.

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I lived in Japan for 20 years and saw business there change in 7 big ways that we'd be remiss to ignore

  • Here are seven ways business in Japan has changed over the past 25 years.
  • One of the biggest changes in recent years has been the surge in tourism.
  • The numbers say it all; in 2017, Japan welcomed 28.7 million tourists — up from 10.4 million just three years earlier, blasting through the government's target of achieving 20 million foreign visitors by 2020.
  • It's clearer than ever that Japanese companies are making a push to be more international.
  • Besides a few holdovers from the old days, today more and more Japanese people are putting their family first and it's something companies are still struggling to adapt to.
  • It was quite controversial when it started as companies in Japan had been all about suits.
  • Recently, Japan passed a law stating that companies would be limited to 100 hours overtime a month.

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Venezuelan intelligence agents raid homes of Juan Guaido's top aides, opposition says

  • Guaido is engaged in a power struggle with embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, who is facing international pressure to step down amid a mounting humanitarian crisis.
  • Most Western countries and regional neighbors, including the United States, have recognized Guaido as Venezuela's leader.
  • Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted the United States' condemnation of the raids.

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Most Wasabi Is Fake [video]

  • Have you ever eaten wasabi?
  • If you answered “yes” to that question, you are likely mistaken.
  • Worldwide, experts believe that this imposter combination masquerades as wasabi about 99 percent of the time.
  • Authentic wasabi, known as Wasabia japonica, is the most expensive crop in the world to grow.
  • The temperamental semiaquatic herb, native to the mountain streams of central Japan, is notoriously difficult to cultivate.
  • Once planted, it takes several years to harvest; even then, it doesn’t germinate unless conditions are perfect.
  • Grated wasabi root loses its flavor within 15 minutes.
  • The film details Iida’s method of sustainable farming, known in Japan as tatamiishi.
  • “It’s one of the most intricate organic farming systems,” Lee told me.
  • Tatamiishi farms like Iida’s are built on sloped hillsides near rivers, harnessing the power of nature.
  • Despite the plant’s finicky nature, Iida doesn’t use chemicals or fertilizers.

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The European centre-right suspends Viktor Orbán’s Fidesz

  • Yet an investigation is what the European People’s Party (EPP), the grouping of centre-right political parties in the EU that includes Fidesz, today agreed to commission.
  • Manfred Weber, the CSU MEP selected in the autumn as the EPP’s “Spitzenkandidat” or lead candidate for the European Commission presidency in May’s elections to the European Parliament, has long hugged Mr Orban close.
  • Fidesz MEPs may continue to sit with the EPP in the European Parliament.
  • The investigation, which will be led by Herman Van Rompuy, a former European Council president, seems unlikely to reveal details contradicting the conclusions of the myriad other international investigations of the Orbán government—conclusions that overwhelmingly show Fidesz to have routinely contravened the EPP’s supposed commitment to liberal democracy, pluralism and the rule of law.

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Thousands of Cyclone Idai survivors cling to rooftops, aid agency says, as death toll rises

  • Rescue efforts, which have been hampered by debris, heavy rains and destroyed infrastructure, have fanned out in central Mozambique in a bid to save people clinging to trees and rooftops amid an inland sea of floodwater, news agency AFP reports.
  • The charity Save the Children warned on Tuesday that aid workers are racing against time to save thousands of children trapped in Buzi, a district in the country's central Sofala province, which could become submerged.
  • Idai triggered floods in Zimbabwe that swept away hundreds of homes in the eastern and western parts of the country, authorities there said.
  • The European Union has said it will send $3.97 million in emergency aid to Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe.
  • The United Arab Emirates has said it will send nearly $5 million in aid to assist 600,000 people across the three countries.

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FedEx just warned the whole globe is slowing

  • The multinational package delivery service reported declining international revenue as a result of unfavorable exchange rates and the negative effects of trade battles.
  • FedEx reported weaker-than-expected third-quarter earnings and revenue after the closing bell on Tuesday, and cut its full-year guidance.
  • Despite a strong U.S. economy, FedEx said its international business weakened during the second quarter, especially in Europe.
  • FedEx Express international was down due primarily to higher growth in lower-yielding services and lower weights per shipment, Graf said.
  • To compensate for lower revenue, Graf said FedEx began a voluntary employee buyout program and constrained hiring.
  • FedEx shares have dropped roughly 27 percent in the past year, lagging the XLI industrial ETF's 1 percent decline.
  • The U.S. and China remain locked in an ongoing stalemate on trade tariffs.
  • On Tuesday, there were multiple reports about progress on negotiations between the world's two largest economies.

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The cannabis producer Tilray is deploying a 'risky strategy' to expand globally

  • Tilray's strategy to focus on international expansion while dismissing Canada is very risky, Jefferies says.
  • The Canadian cannabis producer on Monday reported better-than-expected sales, but missed on the bottom line due to a lack of supply in Canada and high international expansion costs.
  • Tilray debuted for trading on the Nasdaq in July, becoming the first cannabis company to have an initial public offering in the US.
  • In February, Tilray acquired Manitoba Harvest, the world's largest hemp food company.
  • Under the Manitoba Harvest brand, Tilray is selling hemp foods over 16,000 stores across the US and Canada.
  • But Bennett says the company is overconfident about global markets.
  • Bennett has an underperform rating and $61 price target —16% below where shares settled on Monday.
  • Tilray shares were little changed this year through Monday.

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The cannabis producer Tilray is deploying a 'risky strategy' to expand globally

  • Tilray's strategy to focus on international expansion while dismissing Canada is very risky, Jefferies says.
  • The Canadian cannabis producer on Monday reported better-than-expected sales, but missed on the bottom line due to a lack of supply in Canada and high international expansion costs.
  • Tilray debuted for trading on the Nasdaq in July, becoming the first cannabis company to have an initial public offering in the US.
  • In February, Tilray acquired Manitoba Harvest, the world's largest hemp food company.
  • Under the Manitoba Harvest brand, Tilray is selling hemp foods over 16,000 stores across the US and Canada.
  • But Bennett says the company is overconfident about global markets.
  • Bennett has an underperform rating and $61 price target —16% below where shares settled on Monday.
  • Tilray shares were little changed this year through Monday.

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The Fertility Doctor’s Secret

  • They said that decades ago, without ever telling his patients, Cline had used his own sperm to impregnate women who came to him for artificial insemination.
  • The children Cline fathered with his patients now number at least 50, confirmed by DNA tests from 23andMe or Ancestry.com.* (Several have a twin or other siblings who likely share the same biological father but haven’t been tested.) They keep in touch through a Facebook group.
  • Like Woock, many of her new siblings learned that they were donor-conceived from a DNA test.
  • (Woock’s parents eventually told her they’d gone to Cline for donor insemination, but they’d had no idea he was the donor.) And in their shock, many also thought the initial messages explaining the situation were part of a scam.
  • Finally, a woman who shared some of their DNA told them she had a cousin named Donald Cline who was a doctor in Indianapolis.

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