• A French museum was forced to postpone its exhibition about the Mongolian warlord Genghis Khan after Chinese authorities demanded control over many elements, multiple reports say.
  • The Chinese Bureau of Cultural Heritage asked the museum to remove the words “Genghis Khan,” “empire” and “Mongol” from the show, the museum’s director said in a statement seen by the Associated Press.
  • The bureau had asked the museum make the changes “in favor a new national narrative,” the director said, according to the AP.
  • The museum connected the censorship attempt to China’s recent crackdown on Mongolian culture.
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Chinese authorities have demanded a French exhibition remove the words “Genghis Khan” from its exhibition on the Mongolian warlord, the museum director said in a statement seen by the Associated Press.

The exhibition at the Château des ducs de Bretagne museum in Nantes, western France, devised in partnership with

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The logo of Chevron is seen at the company’s office in Caracas, Venezuela April 25, 2018. REUTERS/Marco Bello/Files

HOUSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Chevron Corp employees worldwide are being asked to reapply for positions as part of a cost-cutting program expected to eliminate up to 15% of its workforce, people familiar with the matter said.

The No. 2 U.S. oil producer has begun taking steps to streamline its organization this year to reduce costs and revive declining profits. Oil companies have posted huge losses on asset writedowns and slashed spending as economic downturns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic undercut fuel demand.

Employees who are not chosen for jobs should know within weeks, Chief Executive Michael Wirth said in an interview on Monday. He did not discuss how cuts would be decided nor how many employees were asked to reapply for positions.

The company took a

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Gurmeet Singh Kular and Manjinder Singh Sachdeva, president and senior vice-president of the Federation of Industrial and Commercial Organisation (FICO), have demanded extension of date for submission of business plan, construction and commencement of business from Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh.

FICO office-bearers said the Covid-19 crisis and the subsequent lockdowns had made it difficult for all their units to keep sustainable and most of the production was hit during these months.

They said, “The industry is not in a position to do any construction or expansion because businesses are badly hit. Also, the industry will need time to get back to normal and reassess the business strategy. The industry has been struggling for the past couple of years due to slump in the market and economic recession. Even factory owners are infected with Covid-19, they are not going to factories and many

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The world’s nations must do all they can to understand the origins of Covid-19, Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Saturday, comments that could worsen tensions with China.

Addressing the United Nations General Assembly, Morrison said an inquiry into the roots of the virus would minimise the threat of another global pandemic.

“This virus has inflicted a calamity on our world and its peoples. We must do all we can to understand what happened for no other purpose than to prevent it from happening again,” Morrison said via a teleconference video link. “There is a clear mandate to identify the zoonotic source of the Covid-19 virus and how it was transmitted to humans.”

Morrison’s comments came after similar comments by the prime minister earlier in the year soured ties between Australia and China.

Australia-China trade war

At that time, he led global demands for an inquiry into the origins

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Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila said the outbreak of Covid-19 has come as an opportunity for businesses in the country to come up with new ideas.

The PM said this is despite the negative impact the pandemic had on the domestic, regional and global economies.

Kuugongelwa-Amadhila said in efforts to revive the economy, part of the government response package aims to encourage the private sector to come on board and support the recovery process.

She stated that Namibia experienced a drastic shortage of some important basic products during the state of emergency – either due to restrictions of movement in countries where some of these goods are sourced or because of a shortage of supply in those countries.

She noted this effect exposed the vulnerability of the domestic economy to imports and said she hopes this has highlighted the areas where opportunities exist for Namibian businesses to invest in the local

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For months, President Trump and his allies laid out quite clear provisions for what they said was needed to be in any Tiktok deal.

“We want no security problems with China, it’s got to be an American company,” Trump said on Aug. 3, adding that “it’s got to be owned here.”

Over the weekend, Trump announced he had approved the deal and claimed that the new company “will have nothing to do with China.”

But as more details emerge, that just doesn’t appear to be the case.

“TikTok will run on the Oracle Cloud and Oracle will become a minority investor in TikTok Global,” is how Oracle (ORCL) CEO Safra Catz described her company’s role in a statement.

Oracle will take a 12.5% stake in the new company, TikTok Global, and Walmart (WMT) is taking another 7.5%, for a combined 20% stake. 

That leaves 80% – for now – in

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The USPS memo, unreleased until this week, reflects the political bind facing the agency this spring as it sought to balance Trump’s political broadsides with its own urgent need to shore up its balance sheet. The Postal Service has had to borrow from the federal government to sustain operations in the face of a $160.9 billion debt, opening the door for the Trump administration to try to demand specific structural changes under its new postmaster general, Louis DeJoy.

Trump at times has even called the USPS a “joke,” and in April suggested it raise the price of a package by “approximately four times.” He has repeatedly claimed that the service is in debt because it delivers so many parcels on behalf of Amazon — an e-commerce titan that by far is the Postal Service’s largest corporate client, the newly obtained documents show.

(Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos owns The Washington

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FILE PHOTO: The company logo for AT&T is displayed on a screen on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., September 18, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

(Reuters) – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal on Friday called on AT&T Inc T.N to stop pursuing plans to offer cellphone plans partially subsidized by advertising that he said would undermine consumer privacy.

“Consumers expect that their phone and broadband providers are not spying on their phone calls and web browsing or using their private data for commercial gain,” Blumenthal, a Democrat, wrote in a letter to AT&T Chief Executive John Stankey.

The request follows a Reuters interview with Stankey this week in which he discussed a plan to discount cellphone bills as early as a year from now.

“I believe there’s a segment of our customer base where given a choice, they would take some load of advertising for

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  • Climate Action 100+ has demanded the world’s largest greenhouse-gas emitters to execute “net-zero” strategies by 2050 or earlier.
  • The group formally urged 161 companies including Anglo-Australian miners BHP and Rio Tinto, as well as oil producers Chevron, BP, Total and Shell to cut emissions by 45% relative to 2010 levels by 2030.
  • These “focus companies” will be evaluated against targets in a benchmark report to be released early next year.
  • Asset managers are becoming increasingly concerned over climate change affecting financial investments. 
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A group representing investors that manage assets worth more than $47 trillion has demanded the world’s largest polluters to execute carbon-neutral business strategies earlier than or by 2050. 

In a letter to 161 large carbon emitters, Climate Action 100+ set out targets against which each company will be scrutinized in a benchmark report expected to be published by early

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With all the chaos that small businesses have experienced of late, many find themselves having to adapt rapidly to changing business conditions.

And even as Australia emerges from lockdown, those changes show no sign of rolling back to the old ‘normal’. Social distancing will be a key requirement for the foreseeable future, along with heightened vigilance in maintaining hygienic environments. There is also the ongoing uncertainty regarding the economy and of the lasting impact of heightened stress and anxiety on society at large.

Thankfully, there is much that a business can do to strengthen its operations. And the key for many might be in getting closer to their customers than they have ever been before.


Firstly, it’s important that business owners think carefully about their communications strategies. Staying in touch with customers is vital, but a balance must be struck however between not letting customers forget they exist, and not

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