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Monsanto challenges top Indian court’s decision that undermines its GMO cotton monopoly

Agro-biotechnology giant Monsanto has appealed Delhi High Court’s ruling which, based on national laws, prevents the world’s largest GMO seed producer from claiming patents on its genetically modified cotton varieties in India. Looking to break down Monsanto’s monopoly on the Indian market, in April the Delhi High Court banned the St. Louis-based company from enforcing its […]

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IOC to appeal CAS decision on cleared Russian athletes

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced it will appeal the verdict of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to clear dozens of Russian athletes of doping charges. The decision was made on Thursday during the IOC Executive Board meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland, where IOC members agreed to file the appeal with the Swiss […]

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British foreign secretary: Likely ‘Putin's decision’ to order use of nerve agent in UK

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said it is overwhelmingly likely it was Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to direct the nerve agent attack against Sergei Skripal and his daughter. During a museum visit in west London alongside his Polish counterpart Jacek Czaputowicz, Johnson said: “We have nothing against the Russians themselves. There is to be […]

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White House backs UK decision to expel Russian diplomats over Skripal saga

The White House has approved of the UK government’s decision to expel 23 Russian diplomats from the UK after blaming Moscow for the poisoning of a former double agent and his daughter in Salisbury. “The United States shares the United Kingdom’s assessment that Russia is responsible for the reckless nerve agent attack on the British […]

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Ukraine begins seizure of Russian energy giant Gazprom's assets, citing Stockholm court decision

The Ukrainian authorities have started the seizure of assets belonging to the Russian gas giant Gazprom, citing its alleged non-compliance with the decision of the Stockholm arbitration court. “Under the current circumstances, the Ukrainian cabinet initiates action aimed at recovering [a] penalty from… Gazprom,” the Ukrainian government’s press service said in a statement published on […]

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‘Hopes dies last’ – Alexander Legkov on CAS decision over Olympic ban

Russian skier Alexander Legkov, banned from competing in the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, has said he will wait for the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) verdict before deciding his next steps. Last week, 28 Russian athletes, including Legkov and fellow Russian skier Nikita Kryukov had their life bans rescinded by CAS due to “insufficient” […]

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CAS to announce decision on Russian Olympic appeal hours before opening ceremony

The Ad Hoc Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will announce its decision on the appeal of 47 Russian team members and their invitation to PyeongChang 2018 just nine hours before the opening ceremony. “The CAS Secretary General, Matthieu Reeb, will announce the decisions taken by the CAS Panel in the following […]

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