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After 40 years of extinction, rhinos return to Mozambique

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JOHANNESBURG, July 4 (Reuters) – Over four decades after they became extinct locally, rhinos are roaming again the wilds of Mozambique, which is bringing the endangered species from South Africa in efforts to breathe new life into its parks and boost local tourism. A group of rangers captured, sedated and......

EU lending arm aims to raise 100 bln euros to help rebuild Ukraine

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Seeds are seen in a grain silo destroyed after it was shelled repeatedly, amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in Donetsk region, Ukraine May 31, 2022. REUTERS/Serhii Nuzhnenko/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS, July 4 (Reuters) – The European Investment Bank, the lending arm of......

Norway strike could cut gas output by 13% next week, oil lobby says

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OSLO, July 3 (Reuters) – A planned strike next week by Norwegian petroleum workers could cut the country’s gas output by 292,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day, corresponding to 13% of output, employers’ group Norwegian Oil and Gas Association (NOG) said on Sunday. Oil output could be cut by......

Texas, Ohio top courts allow abortion bans to take effect

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July 1 (Reuters) – The top courts in Texas and Ohio on Friday allowed the Republican-led states to enforce restrictions and bans on abortions after the U.S. Supreme Court last week overturned the nationwide constitutional right to abortion. The Texas Supreme Court late on Friday allowed a nearly century-old abortion......

Biden predicts states will try to arrest women who travel for abortions

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WASHINGTON, July 1 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden predicted on Friday that some U.S. states will try to arrest women for crossing state lines to get abortions after the Supreme Court overturned the constitutional right to the procedures nationwide. Thirteen Republican-led states banned or severely restricted the procedure under so-called......

Indigenous leader who opposed illegal mining killed in Venezuela -NGO

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PUERTO ORDAZ, Venezuela, July 1 (Reuters) – A Venezuelan indigenous leader who was an opponent of armed groups and illegal mining was shot dead on Thursday in the Amazonas state capital, a non-governmental organization and three people with knowledge of the case said. Virgilio Trujillo Arana, a 38-year-old indigenous Uwottuja......

Florida, Kentucky judges block states from enforcing abortion bans

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June 30 (Reuters) – Judges in Florida and Kentucky on Thursday moved to block those states from enforcing bans or restrictions on abortion after the U.S. Supreme Court last week overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that had established a nationwide right to it. In Tallahassee, Florida, Circuit Court......

Watford cancel Qatar friendly after fans voice concerns over human rights

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June 27 (Reuters) – Watford have cancelled a friendly match against the Qatar national team, the English club said on Monday after two supporters’ groups voiced concerns about the country’s human rights record. The two groups — Women of Watford (WOW) and Proud Hornets — had urged the club to......

Young activists dismiss ‘vague’ G7 climate pledges at summit

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A general view of G7 leaders meeting with outreach guests for the working session of the G7 leaders’ summit at the Bavarian resort of Schloss Elmau, near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, June 27, 2022. REUTERS/Lukas Barth/Pool Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany, June 27 (Reuters) – Climate......

At least 26 killed in attack in South-West Cameroon – medical officer

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YAOUNDE, June 27 (Reuters) – At least 26 villagers were killed in an attack on Saturday in the Akwaya district of Cameroon’s South-West region, where separatist insurgencies have added fuel to long-running inter-ethnic conflicts over land, local sources said on Monday. Anglophone insurgents began fighting the Cameroonian military in the......

On and off screen, Aquaman’s Jason Momoa fights for world’s oceans

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CARCAVELOS, Portugal, June 26 (Reuters) – In superhero blockbuster Aquaman, popular Hollywood actor Jason Momoa plays the role of protector of the deep, but with the world’s oceans under threat in real life, he is also taking the fight off-screen. “Without a healthy ocean life, our planet as we know......

Hundreds protest for climate justice as G7 leaders meet in Bavaria

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GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany, June 26 (Reuters) – Hundreds of protesters marched in the southern German town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen on Sunday, near where leaders of the Group of Seven countries are meeting, demanding action on climate change. Leaders of the G7 – the United States, Germany, France, Britain, Italy, Canada and Japan......

In post-Roe U.S., abortion providers seek licenses across state lines

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June 25 (Reuters) – Jennifer Kerns, a California physician, will soon also practice 1,800 miles away at an abortion clinic in Kansas, where women from nearby states in the Midwest with bans on the procedure are expected to seek care. Abortion clinics and providers say Kerns is among dozens of......

Taliban appeal for more aid after deadly Afghanistan earthquake

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KABUL, June 25 (Reuters) – Vital medical supplies reached hospitals on Saturday in the remote area of Afghanistan hit by an earthquake that killed more than 1,000 people this week, as the country’s Taliban government appealed for more international aid. Authorities have called off the search for survivors in the......

Polish, Ukrainian LGBT+ parades unite in Warsaw

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WARSAW, June 25 (Reuters) – Poles and Ukrainians will walk for peace and demand an end to discrimination against the LGBT+ community on Saturday, in a joint Pride march in Warsaw that organisers say aims to defend freedom and equality as war casts a shadow over eastern Europe. The annual......

Trump allies sought pardons after supporting his attempts to overturn election

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WASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) – At least five congressional Republican allies of Donald Trump sought White House pardons after supporting his attempts to overturn his 2020 election defeat, witnesses told the U.S. House probe into the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the Capitol. Their names emerged at the end of......

Biden administration leans on Tesla for guidance in renewable fuel policy reform

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June 23 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden rarely mentions electric car maker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) in public. But privately his administration has leaned on the company to help craft a new policy to allow electric vehicles (EVs) to benefit from the nation’s lucrative renewable fuel subsidies, according to emails......

EXCLUSIVE Harris meets Democratic attorneys general as White House gears up for abortion ruling

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WASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris will meet a group of seven Democratic attorneys general on Thursday, a White House official said, to discuss the defense to a major ruling that could dramatically curtail abortion rights in the country. The conservative-majority U.S. Supreme Court is expected......

Trump fundraiser Barrack loses bid to dismiss UAE lobbying charges

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NEW YORK, June 22 (Reuters) – A billionaire fundraiser for former U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday lost a bid to dismiss criminal charges he lobbied the U.S. government on behalf of the United Arab Emirates without disclosing his affiliation. Thomas Barrack, the former head of investment management firm Colony......

Rights groups call on Biden to negotiate for Griner’s release

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Brittney Griner of the United States congratulates a team mate during their Women’s Basketball Gold Medal game against Japan at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, August 8, 2021. Picture taken August 8, 2021. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access......

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