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Boeing jets emissions data highlights industry’s green challenge

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A Boeing 777X airplane takes off during its first test flight from the company’s plant in Everett, Washington, U.S. January 25, 2020. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester/File Photo July 27 (Reuters) – Commercial jets delivered by Boeing Co (BA.N) last year will account on average for emissions equivalent to 1 million tonnes of......

Trump ally Barrack pleads not guilty in UAE lobbying case

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NEW YORK, July 26 (Reuters) – Former U.S. President Donald Trump’s billionaire ally Thomas Barrack pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges of illegal lobbying for the United Arab Emirates, putting the case on course for a possible trial. Barrack entered his plea to seven criminal counts before U.S. Magistrate......

UK to launch daily COVID tests in food sector to tackle ‘pingdemic’

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A man stands next to shelves empty of fresh meat in a supermarket, as the number of worldwide coronavirus cases continues to grow, in London, Britain, March 15, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls Daily tests to replace self-isolation for ‘pinged’ workers Testing sites to be set up at distribution centres this week......

Trump ally Barrack arrested on foreign lobbying charges -U.S. Justice Department

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WASHINGTON, July 20 (Reuters) – Thomas Barrack, a billionaire friend of Donald Trump who chaired the former president’s inaugural fund, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with illegally lobbying the Trump administration on behalf of the United Arab Emirates. A seven-count indictment filed by federal prosecutors in Brooklyn, New York,......

Pandemic disruptions push millions of Nigerians into hunger

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LAGOS/LONDON, July 15 (Reuters) – Shehu Ismaila Gbadebo has worked as a barber for two decades. The money he made at his rented stall in a bustling suburb of Nigeria’s megacity, Lagos, used to be plenty for him to pay bills and set aside some savings. Now, he relies on......

Harris tells Texas Democrats they are like suffragettes, civil rights leaders

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U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris speaks before her departure at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport in Romulus, Michigan, U.S., after attending a vaccine mobilization event, July 12, 2021. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook/File Photo WASHINGTON, July 13 (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris met on Tuesday with Democratic Texas lawmakers who left......

Faced with rare protests, Cuba curbs social media access, watchdog says

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Access to Facebook, WhatsApp, others is restricted -NetBlocks Sunday protests have largely died down Dozens still detained – rights group HAVANA, July 13 (Reuters) – Cuba has restricted access to social media and messaging platforms including Facebook and WhatsApp, global internet monitoring firm NetBlocks said on Tuesday, amid widespread anti-government......

World hunger, malnutrition soared last year mostly due to COVID-19 – U.N. agencies

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Food boxes are packed at the nonprofit New Life Centers’ food pantry in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. March 16, 2021. REUTERS/Daniel Acker/File Photo LONDON, July 12 (Reuters) – World hunger and malnutrition levels worsened dramatically last year, with most of the increase likely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a......

U.S. civil rights leaders vow to keep fighting for voting rights

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WASHINGTON, July 8 (Reuters) – U.S. civil rights leaders emerged from a White House meeting with President Joe Biden on Thursday vowing a “summer of activism” to battle new voting restrictions enacted in Republican-led states in recent months. Vice President Kamala Harris said the Democratic Party would invest $25 million......

Hungary’s clash with EU over LGBT rights deepens

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BUDAPEST/BRUSSELS, July 8 (Reuters) – Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban vowed on Thursday he would not give in to EU pressure to repeal a new law banning schools from using materials seen as promoting homosexuality, as the bloc’s lawmakers called for penalties over the legislation. The law, which came into......

Blinken calls for indefinite ceasefire in call with Ethiopia’s Abiy

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WASHINGTON, July 6 (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken called Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Tuesday, stressing the need for all parties to commit to an immediate and indefinite ceasefire in the northern Tigray region, the State Department said. The conflict in Tigray has killed thousands of......

LGBT+ campaigners in Georgia call off pride march after office attack

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MOSCOW, July 5 (Reuters) – LGBT+ campaigners in Georgia called off a pride march on Monday after violent groups opposed to the event stormed and ransacked their office in the capital Tbilisi and targeted activists and journalists. Activists launched five days of LGBT+ Pride celebrations last Thursday and had planned......

Boy Scouts reach $850 million settlement with sex abuse victims

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July 1 (Reuters) – The Boy Scouts of America has reached an $850 million settlement with groups representing tens of thousands of men with sexual abuse claims, a major step toward addressing a deluge of accusations that sent the organization into bankruptcy. In a filing on Thursday with the U.S.......

U.S. Supreme Court invalidates California charity donor disclosure

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Free speech and association rights violated, court says Conservatives in majority, liberals dissent in 6-3 ruling WASHINGTON, July 1 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday backed two conservative nonprofit groups that challenged California’s requirement that tax-exempt charities provide the state the identities of top financial donors – a......

Hong Kong security law ‘a human rights emergency’ – Amnesty

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HONG KONG, June 30 (Reuters) – Amnesty International said on Wednesday that Hong Kong authorities have used a new national security law to target dissent and justify “censorship, harassment, arrests and prosecutions that violate human rights” in the year since it was implemented. Beijing imposed a sweeping national security law......

U.S. Supreme Court maintains CDC’s pandemic-related residential eviction ban

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Protesters surround the LA Superior Court to prevent an upcoming wave of evictions and call on Governor Gavin Newsom to pass an eviction moratorium, amid the global outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Los Angeles, California, U.S., August 21, 2020. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson WASHINGTON, June 29 – The U.S. Supreme Court......

Therapy dogs comfort families of the missing in Miami building collapse

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Family members of those reported missing embrace each other at the entrance of a hotel after visiting the site of a partially collapsed residential building in Surfside, near Miami Beach, Florida, U.S. June 27, 2021. REUTERS/Marco Bello SURFSIDE, Fla., June 27 (Reuters) – Some families of the missing at the......

Israeli, Mexican rescuers bring distinct experience to Miami building collapse

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June 27 (Reuters) – The Israelis come trained by war. The Mexicans, by natural disaster. Search-and-rescue teams from Mexico and Israel have joined the phalanx of local firefighters and other specially trained experts combing the rubble for survivors where a residential high-rise collapsed near Miami on Thursday, killing at least......

U.N. says 230,000 displaced by Myanmar fighting

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Woman displaced by fighting in eastern Myanmar feeds a baby at a forest camp in Kayah State, May 26, 2021. Picture taken May 26, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo June 24 (Reuters) – An estimated 230,000 people have been displaced by fighting in Myanmar and need assistance, the United Nations said on......

Warren Buffett leaves Gates Foundation, has donated half his wealth

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Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc, pauses while playing bridge as part of the company annual meeting weekend in Omaha, Nebraska U.S. May 6, 2018. REUTERS/Rick Wilking June 23 (Reuters) – Warren Buffett said he is stepping down as a trustee from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and......

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