U.S. Agriculture Praises Senate Letter Urging Administration to Make Greater Strides to Protect Common Food and Wine Terms

ARLINGTON, Va., July 31, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A diverse range of farm and agricultural industries is praising a bipartisan Senate letter sent today to U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue urging stronger international safeguards to protect U.S. exporters using common food and wine terms. Sens. John Thune (R-SD), […]

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European Commission clears Alstom’s acquisition of Bombardier Transportation

MONTRÉAL, July 31, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bombardier (TSX: BBD.B) and Alstom welcome the European Commission’s decision for conditional clearance of the proposed acquisition of Bombardier Transportation by Alstom. The Commission’s approval for the transaction is conditional on certain proposed engagements that consist of: A transfer of Bombardier Transportation’s contribution to the V300 ZEFIRO very […]

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Philips responds to Congressional report

July 31, 2020 Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced that it has received the report from the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy and is providing an initial response. In April, 2020, Philips received a letter from the subcommittee, […]

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Jokowi performs Idul Adha prayer at Bogor Presidential Palace complex

  Jakarta (ANTARA) – President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and his family performed the Idul Adha 1441 Hijriah prayer in the front yard of Wisma Bayurini at the Bogor Presidential Palace complex in Bogor, West Java, on Friday. Jokowi wore a long-sleeved white shirt, brown sarong, and black cap; while First Lady Iriana wore a beige veil; and their youngest son Kaesang Pangarep was dressed in a white thobe and black cap. All of them wore masks. The Idul Adha prayer and the following sermon was led by Muhammadun, head of…

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Police ensure objective, transparent probe in Djoko Tjandra’s case

  Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Indonesian Police’s Criminal Investigation Unit (Bareskrim) Head Comm. Gen. Listyo Sigit Prabowo ensured that the legal process against graft fugitive Djoko Tjandra will be held in an objective and transparent manner. “We will be transparent and objective in handling the case,” Prabowo stated at the Halim Perdanakusuma Airport in Jakarta on late Thursday. The police will notify the public on the progress achieved in the investigation process, he noted. Prabowo drew attention to the fact that Tjandra’s arrest demonstrated the police’s seriousness in settling the…

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Muslims should pray for Indonesia’s success against COVID-19: Khateeb

  Jayapura, Papua (ANTARA) – The khateeb of Al Mujtahidin Mosque in the Abepura neighborhood of Jayapura City, Papua Province, urged his Idul Adha mass prayer worshippers to pray for the Indonesian government’s success in fighting the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “The Idul Adha festivity is expected to offer a momentum to drive our government’s spirit to fight the novel coronavirus disease,” according to Abdul Azis, a Muslim preacher, who became the khateeb of the Idul Adha mass prayer at the mosque on Friday. Addressing some 400 Muslims partaking in the…

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