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OMV buys stake in electric car charging company Smatrics

Austrian energy and petrol station group OMV is to buy a 40-percent stake in Smatrics, a company that provides charging points for electric cars, owned by hydropower firm Verbund and Germany's Siemens , the Austrian companies said on Thursday.

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U.S. House may vote within days on tighter North Korea sanctions

WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives could vote as soon as next week on legislation to toughen sanctions on North Korea by targeting its shipping industry and companies that do business with the reclusive state, congressional aides said on Thursday.