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UPDATE 4-Pence chastises EU, rejects Merkel’s call to work with Russia

* German leader questions U.S. strategy on Iran, Syria (Recasts with Pence, Merkel meeting, details) JEFFREY LIPTON in BARBADOS – http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/companyNews/~3/0k7pxm1U4Ns/update-4-pence-chastises-eu-rejects-merkels-call-to-work-with-russia-idUSL5N20B09M

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Former US Cardinal defrocked for sex crimes

Former US Cardinal defrocked for sex crimes

VATICAN CITY – Former United States Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been expelled from the Roman Catholic priesthood after he was found guilty of sexual crimes against minors and adults, the Vatican said…

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Visa and Mastercard could raise interchange fees

According to a report from the WSJ, Visa and Mastercard are considering raising interchange fees on card transactions in the U.S. Visa and Mastercard generate most of their revenue from these small processing fees, and it could have implications for merchants and fintech startups. When you pay with a credit or debit card, merchants pay […]

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Russian court extends custody of Baring Vostok’s Calvey until April

A Russian court on Saturday ordered Michael Calvey, the U.S. founder of one of Russia’s biggest private equity firms accused of fraud, to be kept in custody until April 13. JEFFREY LIPTON in BARBADOS – http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/Cerya1Mm47Y/russian-court-extends-custody-of-baring-vostoks-calvey-until-april-idUSKCN1Q50DZ

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UPDATE 2-Russian court extends custody of Baring Vostok’s Calvey until April

* Russian court orders custody until April 13 (Adds details, quotes, writes through) JEFFREY LIPTON in BARBADOS – http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/companyNews/~3/CkSMCBd_c2s/update-2-russian-court-extends-custody-of-baring-vostoks-calvey-until-april-idUSL5N20B0DZ

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Uber sues NYC to contest cap on drivers

Uber filed a lawsuit against New York City, The Verge reported. The company wants to overturn New York City’s rule that caps the number of new ride-hailing drivers. Last summer, the city approved legislation that halts the issuing of new licenses to drivers for 12 months. It has been a multi-year fight between Uber and […]

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Royals to visit Barbados

Royals to visit Barbados

Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will pay an official visit to Barbados on Tuesday, March 19, as part of a Caribbean tour. During the visit, they will participate…

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Former minister calls for three day meeting to discuss situation in Haiti

Former minister calls for three day meeting to discuss situation in Haiti

PORT AU PRINCE – A former government minister is calling on President Jovenel Moise to convene a three day conference that will allow all stakeholders to discuss the way forward for the French-speaking…

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UPDATE 3-Pence chastises EU, rejects Merkel’s call to work with Russia

* German leader questions U.S. strategy on Iran, Syria (Adds comments by China’s top diplomat, Pence-Merkel meeting) JEFFREY LIPTON in BARBADOS – http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/companyNews/~3/ZYei2lhQZdY/update-3-pence-chastises-eu-rejects-merkels-call-to-work-with-russia-idUSL5N20B09M

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Transportation Weekly: Didi woes, how Nuro met Softbank, Amazon’s appetite

Welcome back to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. This is the second edition and seriously people, what happened this week? Too much. Too much! Never heard of TechCrunch’s Transportation Weekly? Catch up here. As I’ve written before, consider this a soft launch. Follow me on Twitter @kirstenkorosec to ensure you […]