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Reckitt Benckiser sells food business to McCormick

The US owner of Schwartz herbs and spices has won the battle to acquire Reckitt Benckiser’s food business in a deal worth $4.2bn (£3.2bn).McCormick & Co saw off competition from consumer giant Unilever and Hormel Foods, the US owner of Spam, to buy the division.It includes French’s mustard as …

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Trump and Putin had another, undisclosed conversation at G20

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, had another, previously undisclosed conversation at this month’s G20, the White House has confirmed.They spoke towards the end of a formal dinner but the White House has not revealed what was discussed.President …

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Audi advert criticised in China for being sexist

Audi has been criticised for an advert in China, which thousands of internet users have branded sexist.The ad compares buying a car to finding a wife, saying “an important decision must be made carefully”.It shows a woman having her nose, ears and teeth inspected by her mother-in-law on her …

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Is WhatsApp being censored in China?

Users of the encrypted messaging service WhatsApp have reported disruptions in China, prompting censorship claims.Many reported that voice messaging and pictures wouldn’t send without a virtual private network (VPN) to circumvent China’s censorship filters.The seemed to be working normally on Wednesday morning, but there have been more interruptions since …

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North Sea cod can be eaten with 'clear conscience'

North Sea cod is now sustainable and can be eaten with a “clear conscience”, a fisheries body has said.The fish has been considered under threat for more than a decade after stocks fell to 36,000 tonnes in 2006.But the industry has agreed measures to help regenerate the population, including …

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Gran designs

In Zimbabwe, thousands of depression sufferers are being helped by a network of grandmothers trained in talking therapies, who meet their patients on “Friendship Benches” outside health clinics.In poorly-resourced hospitals in East Africa and India, hundreds of fracture patients are receiving safe, effective bone surgery using ingeniously adapted DIY …

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Where's hot?

For some of us, holidays are becoming more than just a chance to relax in the sun but the chance to experience something different – and this growth in out-of-the-way travel is playing a vital role in many countries’ economic development. “I like to to try and tick off …

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Credit and debit card surcharges to be banned

Consumers are no longer to be charged extra for paying by debit or credit card, the government has said.From January next year, businesses will not be allowed to add any surcharges for card payments.The worst offenders currently are airlines and food delivery apps, and small businesses which typically add …

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