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Dutch government appeals order to speed up climate change battle

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FILE PHOTO: Birds fly past a windmill in Kinderdijk, Netherlands March 15, 2017. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez/File Photo AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The Dutch government on Friday said it would ask the country’s highest court to overturn a ruling ordering it to speed up reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. Last month, an appeals court upheld a 2015 ruling Read More

US-funded NGO that sank $4.1mn into Nicaragua protests says it's 'misleading' to report about it

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Just months after boasting about ‘laying the groundwork for insurrection’ in Nicaragua, a US government-funded think tank has branded as ‘misleading’ a Redfish documentary that reports exactly that. Global Americans, a think tank subsidiary of the US government-funded soft power organization National Endowment for Democracy (NED), has published an article accusing Berlin-based Redfish media (styled Read More

Third Point gains ISS, Glass Lewis support in Campbell proxy fight

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Shareholder advisory firms Institutional Shareholder Services and Glass Lewis backed a push by Daniel Loeb’s hedge fund to make changes at Campbell Soup Co (CPB.N), including replacing some board members. FILE PHOTO: Cans of Campbell’s Soup are displayed in a supermarket in New York City, U.S. February 15, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Read More

UK signals plan to leave EU emissions trading scheme after Brexit

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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is likely to leave the European Union’s Emissions Trading System (ETS) after Brexit and set up its own equivalent system, UK government documents published late Wednesday show. FILE PHOTO: An environmental activist pushes a giant ball with the words, “Toxic tonnes” during a protest outside the European Parliament in Brussels February Read More

Call of Duty 'swatting' death prankster pleads guilty

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A California-based gamer faces up to 20 years in jail after admitting crimes including making a hoax call to US police that resulted in them shooting an innocent man dead. Tyler Barriss made the call after becoming involved in a dispute with other video gamers engaged in an online Call of Duty match. The 25-year-old Read More

Uber loses $1bn in three months as growth slows

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Uber has reported a quarterly loss of $1.07bn (£820m) as it pumped money into bikes, scooters and food deliveries. July to September’s losses were $177m (£136m) higher than the quarter from April to June – and come as the ride-hailing giant prepares for a keenly anticipated flotation next year. Revenue rose 5.4% over the third Read More

Proxy advisory firm ISS favors vote for Third Point nominees at Campbell

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Shareholder advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services on Wednesday recommended that Campbell Soup Co investors elect all five of Third Point hedge fund’s board nominees, giving a boost to the activist firm, which is fighting a high profile proxy battle with the company. FILE PHOTO: The logo and ticker for Campbell Soup Read More

'Progress is being made' against California's deadliest wildfire

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PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) – Fire crews in northern California seized on improved weather conditions on Wednesday in their six-day-old battle to suppress the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in state history as National Guard troops were called in to help search for victims. Cal Fire firefighters comb through a house destroyed by the Camp Fire Read More

Pfizer loses drug patent fight in UK top court, may face claims

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LONDON (Reuters) – Pfizer lost the final round in a lengthy patent battle in Britain on Wednesday after the country’s highest court ruled against it in a case involving its $5 billion-a-year pain drug Lyrica, exposing the company to possible financial claims. FILE PHOTO: A logo of American Pharmaceutical corporation Pfizer Inc., is pictured in Read More

Battle for Yemen's Hodeida: Why the Saudi-led 'Golden Victory' operation is taking so long

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Saudi ground forces are too weak to stand up to the Houthis in Yemen, and their allies and proxies all have their own goals in mind – making the capture of the key port of Hodeida a strategic snarl, experts say. The coalition offensive on Hodeida – a key port and a lifeline for Houthis Read More