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Our number of the week is a big one: 2 billion. That is for the $2 billion in damages

en dommages et intérêts

Our number of the week is a big one: 2 billion. That is for the $2 billion [en dommages et intérêts]

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awarded to a California couple who say they got cancer from using Roundup.

accordés à

[accordés à] a California couple who say they got cancer from using Roundup.

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That popular weed killer is made by Monsanto,

désherbant

That popular [désherbant] is made by Monsanto,

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a company that now belongs to agrochemical giant Bayer.

appartient à

a company that now [appartient à] agrochemical giant Bayer.

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It was the third successive loss by Bayer

défaite

It was the third successive [défaite] by Bayer

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in US courts,

tribunaux

in US [tribunaux],

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it's also the highest award to date by a jury

indémnité

it's also the highest [indémnité] to date by a jury

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after the key element in Roundup, glyphosate, was linked to cancer.

a été lié au

after the key element in Roundup, glyphosate, [a été lié au] cancer.

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they blame a Monsanto glyphosate-based weed killer.

tiennent responsable

they [tiennent responsable] a Monsanto glyphosate-based weed killer.

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"We wish that Monsanto had warned us,

nous ait prévenus

"We wish that Monsanto[nous ait prévenus],

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"We wish that Monsanto had warned us, ahead of time,

au préalable

"We wish that Monsanto had warned us, [au préalable],

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on the front of their label that said: "danger, may cause cancer".

étiquette

on the front of their [étiquette] that said: "danger, may cause cancer".

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Bayer, the company that owns Monsanto

est propriétaire de

Bayer, the company that [est propriétaire de] Monsanto

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Monsanto will appeal the verdict.

fera appel du

Monsanto [fera appel du] the verdict.

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It says the Monsanto weed killer Roundup is considered safe by the US Environmental Protection Agency.

sans danger

It says the Monsanto weed killer Roundup is considered [sans danger] by the US Environmental Protection Agency.

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this retired Californian was awarded $80 million in March,

à la retraite

this [à la retraite] Californian was awarded $80 million in March,

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last August a former gardener

ancien

last August a [ancien] gardener

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a former gardener was awarded $289 million.

jardinier

a former [jardinier] was awarded $289 million.

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Bayer currently faces lawsuits from more than 13,000

procès

Bayer currently faces [procès] from more than 13,000

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Bayer currently faces lawsuits from more than 13,000 plaintiffs in the United States.

plaignants

Bayer currently faces lawsuits from more than 13,000 [plaignants] in the United States.

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Its share prices tumbled since it bought Monsanto last year,

action

Its [action] tumbled since it bought Monsanto last year,

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Its share prices tumbled since it bought Monsanto last year,

ont plongés

Its share prices [ont plongés] since it bought Monsanto last year,

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Shareholders have seen €85 billion

actionnaires

[actionnaires] have seen €85 billion

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Shareholders have seen €85 billion wiped off

effacés

Shareholders have seen €85 billion [effacés]

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Shareholders have seen €85 billion wiped off stock value.

valeur boursière

Shareholders have seen €85 billion wiped off [valeur boursière]

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Trouble is also brewing in Europe against the

se prépare

Trouble is also [se prépare] in Europe against the

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makers of the world's most used weed killer,

fabricants

[fabricants] of the world's most used weed killer,

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The pressure is increasing with some boycotting underway against Bayer and Monsanto products,

en cours

The pressure is increasing with some boycotting [en cours] against Bayer and Monsanto products,

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so, can the German group take the hit ?

encaisser le coup

so, can the German group [encaisser le coup] ?

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The company will have to tackle shareholder

gérer

The company will have to [gérer] shareholder

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The company will have to tackle shareholder discontent,

mécontentement

The company will have to [mécontentement] shareholder

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as it also braces itself for a huge and long legal battle

se prépare

as it also [se prépare] for a huge and long legal battle

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as to just whether Roundup is causing cancer.

si

as to just [si] Roundup is causing cancer.