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France opposes foreign takeover offer for supermarket chain

PARIS (AP) — France's government says it opposes the proposed 16.2 billion-euro ($19.6 billion) takeover of French supermarket chain Carrefour by Canadian convenience store group Couche-Tard. ...

Taiwan gives conditional approval to Carrefour’s takeover of Wellcome

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — French supermarket giant Carrefour received conditional approval Wednesday (Dec. 9) from the government’s Fair Trade Commission (FTC) to take control of the Wellcome...

80 Taiwanese pork importers vow to reject products containing ractopamine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over 80 pork importers in Taiwan on Thursday (Dec. 3) vowed they will not order ractopamine-laden products in a move to address public fears about the feed additive. Re...

Carrefour Taiwan rebuts DPP politician’s claim about ractopamine-laden beef

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Carrefour Taiwan on Monday (Nov. 30) refuted a politician's claim that one of its beef products contains ractopamine, a feed additive that has become a bone of content...

Steak out: China's coronavirus testing chokes beef trade

BEIJING (Reuters) - In a supermarket in downtown Beijing, refrigerator shelves normally filled with steak from around the world sit empty as tougher testing for the novel coronavirus creates supply bo...

Black man killed by security guards is buried in Brazil

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — A Black man who died while being beaten by supermarket security guards was buried on Saturday following protests that echoed those of the racial justice movement in the United ...

Death on eve of Brazil's Black Consciousness Day sparks fury

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Black man died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre on the eve of Friday's Black Consciousness Day observations, spa...

Books? Hairdressers? Europeans split on lockdown essentials

HALLE, Belgium (AP) — In times when a pandemic unleashes death and poverty, the concept of what is essential to keep society functioning in a lockdown is gripping Europe. Beyond the...

Iran summons French diplomat over Macron’s remarks

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran summoned a French diplomat in protest at what it says is France's support for the publication of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad, state media reported on Tuesday, in the l...

France Muhammad cartoon row: What you need to know

French President Emmanuel Macron has invoked the ire of Muslims worldwide after he pledged to fight "Islamist separatism" and defended the right to publish religious caricatures. The row ha...

Muslims call for French goods boycott to protest caricatures

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Muslims in the Middle East and beyond on Monday broadened their calls for boycotts of French products and protests, as a clash over depictions of the Prophet Muhamma...

Greenpeace says little progress in addressing Taiwan plastic crisis

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Greenpeace Taiwan released its latest evaluation on retailers and convenience store chains in Taiwan concerning their efforts to reduce single-use plastic waste, stating t...

Taiwan's mock meat market expands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Coffee and convenience store chains are looking to tap into Taiwan’s faux meat market, which they believe has tremendous potential in a country with a NT$60 billion ...

Achiko AG: Achiko Extends Covid-19 Ecosystem Platform in Pekanbaru and Integrates Testing as a Foundation to Accelerate Return to Normal

Deployment of Teman Sehat ("Health Buddy") in hotels, recreational parks and markets in Pekanbaru, Indonesia Extended Teman Sehat to include integration with Covid-19 testing and provide testing passp...

Taipei City Government official suspected of taking bribes found dead

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taipei City Government official being investigated for allegedly taking bribes from stores in exchange for favorable inspection reports of their facilities was found dea...