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On decisions of the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders of AB Amber Grid

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The Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders of AB Amber Grid (hereinafter – the Company) held on 23 July 2019 adopted the following resolutions: Election of the Audit Company and determining the terms of compensation for audit services for the year 2019. Decision taken: “To elect UAB Deloitte Lietuva, code 111525235, address Vilnius, Jogailos str. 4, Read More

Reform of Japan’s ‘pacifist’ constitution clause at stake as super-majority slips from PM Abe

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The ruling coalition led by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is poised for a solid win in the upper house of parliament. Still, early projections show it won’t secure the super-majority needed to change the constitution. Japan held elections for the upper house of its parliament, the Diet, on Sunday. After initial evaluations signaled that Read More

Funds managing $2 trillion urge cement makers to act on climate impact

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LONDON (Reuters) – European funds managing $2 trillion in assets called on cement companies to slash their greenhouse gas emissions on Monday, warning that a failure to do so could put their business models at risk. With the extreme weather and natural disasters associated with climate change intensifying around the world, some asset managers are Read More

Duterte snubs UN human rights panel, says he’ll ‘only face a trial in a Philippine court’

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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has defiantly refused to cooperate with a UN human rights tribunal, saying that if he is ever to be put on trial over his ‘War on Drugs’, it would have to be in the Philippines. The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution last Thursday to investigate alleged human Read More

Fast and lean: How North Sea oil is learning from American shale

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By Eddie Spence on 7/17/2019 LONDON (Bloomberg) –The U.S. oil boom changed the petroleum industry forever. Now its philosophy is being adopted by conventional producers in the North Sea. Motivated by lower crude prices and higher volatility, many companies are favoring smaller and nimbler investments known as “short-cycle projects.” That term — first coined in Read More

Draft NATO-affiliated report reveals number & location of US nukes in Europe

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A published – and later amended – draft report, prepared by a member of a NATO-affiliated body, went into a bit of extra detail about NATO’s nuclear deterrent, revealing the locations and number of US nukes in Europe. While the data has been a de facto open secret, it has never been laid bare in Read More

EU to cut flow of funds to Turkey as drilling spat heats up

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By Nikos Chrysoloras on 7/14/2019 BRUSSELS (Bloomberg) — The European Union is poised to freeze most high-level contacts with Turkey and cut the flow of funds to the country, while holding back for now on sanctions that could target Turkish companies involved in offshore drilling in the eastern Mediterranean. EU diplomats have agreed on the Read More

Parks in Israeli city open up to Arabs as court rules against ban on ‘non-residents’

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A city in northern Israel was ordered to keep its public parks open to anyone, including those who do not reside there, effectively removing a “racist” practice local rights groups said was used mainly against Arabs. Israeli Arabs claimed a small legal victory over the city of Afula, which closed its parks to ‘non-residents’. Lifting Read More

US threatens France over proposed ‘unfair’ tax on Silicon Valley tech giants

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The US has launched a probe that may see France slapped with sanctions for its attempt to hike taxes on tech firms, which Washington claims will ‘unfairly’ target Silicon Valley giants known for their tax ‘optimization’ practices. The US, which has been widely criticized on the world stage for promoting protectionist trade practices and unilateral Read More

‘RIP Rip Torn’: Dodgeball and Men In Black star dies

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Rip Torn, who starred in the likes of Dodgeball and Men In Black, has died aged 88. The award-winning television, film and theatre actor died at his home on Tuesday afternoon, with his wife and two daughters by his side. He played Chief Zed, the head of the Men In Black, in the sci-fi film Read More