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New Zealand says it will cut greenhouse emissions by 50% by 2030 as COP26 starts

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FILE PHOTO: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern participates in a televised debate with National leader Judith Collins at TVNZ in Auckland, New Zealand, September 22, 2020. Fiona Goodall/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo (Reuters) – New Zealand pledged on Sunday to reduce its net greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030,......

Nobel Peace Prize: Is this Greta Thunberg’s year?

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By Nora Buli, Gwladys Fouche OSLO (Reuters) – The Nobel Peace Prize will be announced just three weeks before world leaders gather for a climate summit that scientists say could determine the future of the planet, one reason why prize watchers say this could be the year of Greta Thunberg.......

Myanmar shadow government unveils new strategy to oppose military rule

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FILE PHOTO: Soldiers stand next to military vehicles as people gather to protest against the military coup, in Yangon, Myanmar, February 15, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo (Reuters) – Myanmar’s National Unity Government, formed by opponents of military rule, unveiled a new strategy on Tuesday aimed at pressuring the junta, including through......

China steps up tech scrutiny with rules over unfair competition, critical data

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) -China moved on Tuesday to tighten control of its technology sector, publishing detailed rules aimed at tackling unfair competition and companies’ handling of critical data. Beijing has been firming its grip on internet platforms in recent months, citing the risk of abusing market power to stifle competition, misuse......

Anti-military protests in Myanmar on anniversary of 1988 uprising

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(Reuters) – Protests against Myanmar’s military government broke out across the nation on Sunday, the anniversary of the bloody suppression of a 1988 uprising against a previous army junta. FILE PHOTO: Myanmar’s junta chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, who ousted the elected government in a coup on February 1,......

The race to save African-American cemeteries from being ‘erased’

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WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Frank Washington was making preparations to bury his aunt in a small family cemetery in the historic Virginia community of Thoroughfare when he found a gate barring access to the graveyard. The town, an hour west of Washington, D.C., dates back to the 1800s, when......

REFILE-Foxconn founder asks Taiwan to allow vaccine talks with Chinese firm

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(Corrects to delete extraneous word ‘agency’ in paragraph 6) TAIPEI, June 18 (Reuters) – Terry Gou, the billionaire founder of Taiwan’s Foxconn, asked for government permission on Friday to negotiate with a Chinese company for the purchase of BioNTech SE COVID-19 vaccines to help address the island’s shortage of shots.......

Sterling takes British reopening delay in its stride

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* Graphic: World FX rates in 2020 tmsnrt.rs/2egbfVh * Graphic: Trade-weighted sterling since Brexit vote tmsnrt.rs/2hwV9Hv LONDON, June 14 (Reuters) – Sterling was largely unmoved on Monday by news Britain was set to delay the end of social distancing measures, as the government tries to slow a rapid rise in......

EXCLUSIVE-Biden’s electric vehicle plan includes battery recycling push

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By Trevor Hunnicutt, Ernest Scheyder June 4 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden’s strategy to make the United States a powerhouse in electric vehicles will include boosting domestic recycling of batteries to reuse lithium and other metals, according to government officials. As Biden makes fighting climate change and competing with China......

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