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Austria finds bird flu on small chicken farm as virus spreads

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Free-range chickens are seen in a field outside Munich, southern Germany, August 8, 2017. REUTERS/Michael Dalder/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register VIENNA, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Austria has found a case of bird flu on a small chicken farm near Vienna airport and is ordering......

Oil giant Shell strikes deal to buy power from ‘world’s largest offshore wind farm’

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here mcKensa | iStock | Getty Images Shell said Wednesday it had signed a deal to purchase power from a development dubbed “the world’s largest offshore wind farm.” The 15-year power purchase agreement relates to 240 megawatts from Dogger Bank C,......

European Parliament gives green light to huge farm subsidies deal

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STRASBOURG, France, Nov 23 (Reuters) – The European Parliament approved the biggest reform of farm subsidies in decades on Tuesday, in a vote that switches cash to smaller farms and rewards sustainable farming methods. The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has long been criticised for handing the bulk of the subsidies......

European Parliament gives green light to huge farm subsidies deal

Reuters
STRASBOURG, France, Nov 23 (Reuters) – The European Parliament approved the biggest reform of farm subsidies in decades on Tuesday, in a vote that switches cash to smaller farms and rewards sustainable farming methods. The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has long been criticised for handing the bulk of the subsidies......

European Parliament gives green light to huge farm subsidies deal

Reuters
STRASBOURG, France, Nov 23 (Reuters) – The European Parliament approved the biggest reform of farm subsidies in decades on Tuesday, in a vote that switches cash to smaller farms and rewards sustainable farming methods. The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has long been criticised for handing the bulk of the subsidies......

India’s Modi backs down on farm reforms in surprise victory for protesters

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Government concedes to farmers ahead of key state elections Modi says failed to win the argument with small farmers Laws to be repealed in upcoming parliament session Farmers to continue protest in Delhi until laws repealed GHAZIABAD, India, Nov 19 (Reuters) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday......

Telenor and CP Group discuss $7.5 bln Thailand telecom merger

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OSLO, Nov 19 (Reuters) – Norway’s Telenor (TEL.OL) and Thailand’s Charoen Pokphand Group (CP Group) are exploring a merger of their telecom units in Thailand, which could become the Norwegian firm’s second multi-billion dollar tie-up in Southeast Asia this year. A deal, if completed, would merge the telecom operations of......

India PM Narendra Modi repeals controversial farm laws

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-59342627?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA Mr Modi said the new farm laws were meant to strengthen the small farmers. “But despite several attempts to explain the benefits to the farmers, we have failed. On the occasion of Guru Purab, the government has decided to repeal the three farm laws,” he added. BBC – For......

Modi Relents to Protests as India Moves to Repeal Farm Laws

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here NEW DELHI — Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India announced that his government would repeal contentious farm laws aimed at overhauling the country’s struggling agriculture sector, in a surprise concession to yearlong protests by angry farmers. “We have......

UPDATE In Ivory Coast, a battle to save cocoa-ravaged forests

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DJIGBADJI, Ivory Coast, Nov 17 (Reuters) – This cocoa-growing settlement was all but destroyed last year by Ivorian forest agents, leaving farmers to rake through their beans amid broken concrete and other remnants. “They set the whole village on fire,” said Alexis Kouassi Akpoue, describing the day in January 2020......

China and India will need to explain coal move, Sharma says

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A general view of the Xilutian coal mine in Fushun, Liaoning province, China June 26, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer LONDON, Nov 14 (Reuters) – China and India will need to explain to developing nations why they pushed to water down language on efforts to phase out coal at the COP26 conference, the......

UK’s Johnson says climate deal is a big step forward

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LONDON, Nov 13 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Saturday the climate deal struck at the COP26 conference in Glasgow was a big step forward and he hoped it would mark the beginning of the end of end of climate change. “There is still a huge amount......

Lawsuit over Subway tuna now says chicken, pork, cattle DNA were detected

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Nov 11 (Reuters) – A new version of a lawsuit accusing Subway of deceiving the public about its tuna products said lab testing shows they contain animal proteins such as chicken, pork and cattle, and not the advertised “100% tuna.” Karen Dhanowa and Nilima Amin filed a third version of......

Analysis: U.S. oil refiners bet the farm Biden will back them on biofuels

Reuters
Choices at the gas pump including ethanol or no ethanol gas are seen in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S., January 29, 2020. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Photo/File Photo Nov 11 (Reuters) – U.S. merchant oil refiners like Monroe Energy and PBF Energy Inc (PBF.N) are playing chicken with the White House, taking moves......

China urges families to keep stores of daily necessities ahead of winter

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A staff member arranges cartons of milk on refrigerator shelves at a supermarket in Beijing, China, May 21, 2021. Picture taken May 21, 2021. REUTERS/Thomas Peter SHANGHAI, Nov 2 (Reuters) – The Chinese government has told families to keep stores of daily necessities in case there is a sudden increase......

France postpones fishing row sanctions on Britain

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France says to discuss new proposals with British Britain welcomes the decision Macron: We’ll take stock at end of Tuesday Fishing row could spiral into wider trade dispute LONDON/GLASGOW, Nov 1 (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday he was postponing planned trade sanctions on Britain so that......

Facebook says it removed troll farm run by Nicaraguan government

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Woman holds smartphone with Facebook logo in front of a displayed Facebook’s new rebrand logo Meta in this illustration picture taken October 28, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Nov 1 (Reuters) – Facebook (FB.O) said on Monday that last month it removed a troll farm with more than 1,000 Facebook and......

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