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UPDATE 1-With Versailles business summit, Macron seeks to bank on global appeal
PARIS, Jan 22 (Reuters) - President Emmanuel Macron sought on Monday to show that his activity on the world stage and his pro-business reforms were bearing fruit with a highly-publicized summit of global CEOs in Versailles and a flurry of investments worth about $3 billion.
Rogers ends Canadian joint venture with Vice Media
(Reuters) - Canada's Rogers Communications Inc
said on Monday it agreed to end a joint venture in Vice Studio Canada and Viceland just three years after announcing it.
UPDATE 1-Turkey detains 24 over social media comments on Syria, capital bans protests
ISTANBUL, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Turkish police have detained 24 people for "spreading terrorist propaganda" on social media related to Ankara's military operation against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, and the capital city's governor has banned all protests.
Judge rejects Uber $3 mln settlement with New York drivers
Jan 22 (Reuters) - A federal judge refused to grant preliminary approval for Uber Technologies Inc's proposed $3 million class-action settlement with 2,421 New York drivers who accused the ride-sharing company of retaining excessive fees from their fares.
Top Swiss cryptocurrency lawyer questions 'stupid' ICO structure
ZURICH (Reuters) - One of the top lawyers in the booming cryptocurrency industry says the legal structure he helped set up to raise funds for new virtual currencies is "old, inflexible and stupid" and may no longer be fit for purpose.
Uber CEO focused on 'responsible growth', seeks fresh start in Germany
MUNICH (Reuters) - Uber's chief executive said on Monday that he was focused on "responsible growth" as he seeks to put an end to the take-no-prisoners culture he inherited on joining the pioneer of ride-hailing services last year.
UPDATE 2-Uber CEO focused on "responsible growth," seeks fresh start in Germany
MUNICH, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Uber's chief executive said on Monday that he was focused on "responsible growth" as he seeks to put an end to the take-no-prisoners culture he inherited on joining the pioneer of ride-hailing services last year.
Alstom to test automated freight train in the Netherlands
(Reuters) - A train will travel for about 100 kilometers (62 miles) without driver intervention as part of the first test of an automated train for overground freight by Alstom, the French train-maker said on Monday.
RPT-Business booms for privacy experts as landmark data law looms
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Business is booming for software and privacy experts as companies across the globe spend millions of dollars to comply with a landmark European data protection law, even as many uncertainties remain about how the rules will be enforced.
Tiberius to jump into cryptocurrencies with metals-backed digital coin
LONDON (Reuters) - Swiss-based commodities fund Tiberius Group plans to make a foray into cryptocurrencies with the launch of what may be the first digital money underpinned by physically deliverable metals including industrials such as aluminum and copper.
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