BRIEF-U.S. court fines UPS $247 mln over illegal cigarette shipments
* U.S. Judge orders UPS to pay nearly $247 million in damages in New York lawsuit over illegal shipments of cigarettes – Court ruling
TOKYO, Dec 3 Japan's top refiner, JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corp, is set to skip planned maintenance shutdown on its naphtha cracker at its Kawasaki plant near Tokyo in 2013, an industry source familiar with the matter said. The company, which last conducted a turnaround at the unit, with capacity to make 443,000 tonnes per year of ethylene, in August to October this year, is likely to conduct the next maintenance shutdown in 2016, the source said.
LONDON, May 26 British emergency services are prepared for possible attacks on public events over an upcoming holiday weekend but have no information on specific threats after Monday's bomb attack in Manchester which killed 22, a government minister said.
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