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Government & Economy

[BERLIN] A sweeping free trade deal being negotiated between the European Union and the United States would lower food safety and environmental standards, Greenpeace said on Monday, citing confidential documents from the talks.

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TO carry out inspections for cracks in the cranes at the port, teams of three use platforms to access critical areas. When these areas are out of reach, the inspectors use cameras with zoom lenses to get a better look, although clear images may not always be possible. To overcome this problem, PSA is developing an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) equipped with a high resolution camera that can get closer to hard-to-reach areas of quay cranes without putting the inspectors at risk from working at height.

1Malaysia Development Berhad’s (1MDB) spat with Abu Dhabi’s International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) led to some risky, tit-for-tat hardball tactics by the troubled firm, culminating in the most dreaded outcome on Tuesday – a default on a US$1.75 billion bond interest payment, triggering cross defaults on billions of dollars of debt.