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DR Congo miners upset at US 'conflict mineral' rules

In the lush hills of eastern DRC, miners complain that recent US rules against "conflict minerals" have bitten into their meagre income...

5 May 2017

Young legal eagles dig deep to build mining platform

African law students are changing the way we access data by leading efforts to disseminate Africa's mining legal frameworks through the AMLA project...

23 Jun 2016

Coca-Cola can't trademark new bottle, EU court rules

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: An EU court on Wednesday threw out an attempt by US drinks giant Coca-Cola to get trade mark status for a new design of its iconic fluted bottle throughout the 28-nation bloc...

25 Feb 2016

International

Ex-Barclays CEO appears in court over fraud charges

LONDON, UK: Former Barclays chief executive John Varley appeared in a London court on Monday, 3 July 2017, over fraud accusations, the first time a boss of a global bank has faced charges arising from the 2008 financial crisis.

5 Jul 2017

EU states have right to ban Uber: top lawyer

LUXEMBOURG CITY, Luxembourg: EU member states can ban ride-hailing pioneer Uber without informing the European Commission because at heart it is an ordinary transport company under their jurisdiction, a top EU lawyer said Tuesday, 4 July 2017.

4 Jul 2017

China, Hong Kong top hubs for fake goods: Europol

China and Hong Kong are overwhelmingly the largest shipment centres for fake goods sold around the world, in a growing, complex battle against sophisticated counterfeiters, Europe's police agency said Thursday.

23 Jun 2017

Google faces record EU anti-trust fine: sources

BRUSSELS, Belgium: The EU's powerful anti-trust regulator will decide a historic case against Google in the coming weeks that could see the internet giant hit with a record fine, sources said on Friday, 16 June 2017.

19 Jun 2017

Ridiculed Trump tweet prompts new legislation

WASHINGTON, USA: A much-lampooned - and now-deleted - tweet by President Donald Trump has spurred a serious legislative effort aimed at stopping him from erasing his many misspelled missives and other online messages.

13 Jun 2017

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