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Sweaty and proud: Why Europe doesn’t cool itself off with air conditioning

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Northern Europeans have traditionally looked down on their American cousins for relying on home air conditioning. However, with temperatures rising they’re starting to feel the heat, and beginning to embrace the American way. From the muggy swamp of Washington DC to the arid heat of Texas, America is the land of air conditioning. AC units Read More

UK sees IEA emergency stock levels post-Brexit as ‘more than sufficient’

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London — Emergency oil stocks that the UK is obliged to maintain as a member of the International Energy Agency are “more than sufficient” to ensure security of supply after Brexit, when the country will no longer be obliged to hold the extra stocks required of European Union members, the government has told S&P Global Read More

Tesla scouting sites for possible factory in Germany’s NRW: Rheinische Post

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FILE PHOTO: A Tesla car is seen in Santa Monica, California, United States, October 23, 2018. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Electric carmaker Tesla (TSLA.O) is scouting out locations for a possible factory in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), Germany’s most populous state, daily Rheinische Post reported on Sunday, citing people familiar Read More

Ireland could try to block Mercosur trade deal on Amazon concerns: Varadkar

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FILE PHOTO: Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar arrives for a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium, July 2, 2019. Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo DUBLIN (Reuters) – As wildfires rage through the Brazilian Amazon, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has said Dublin will vote against a trade deal between the European Union Read More

Ritual animal slaughter ban unites Muslims & Jews against European ‘ecofascism’ – Zizek

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Belgium’s creeping ban on kosher and halal slaughter reeks of “right-wing ecology,” not animal rights, Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek tells RT, noting that secular slaughterhouses are far greater hotbeds of animal cruelty. “If you’re just somebody concerned with suffering of animals, wouldn’t it be more logical to begin with what happens on a daily basis Read More

Shell offers to buy Australian power retailer ERM for $417.2 mil

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Highlights Set low-emission vehicle targets for public sector Push oil alternatives like hydrogen, LNG, power Governments must apply rules by August 2, 2021 Singapore — Shell Energy Australia, a subsidiary of oil major Royal Dutch Shell, Thursday said it made an offer to purchase all the shares of Australian electricity retailer ERM Power for A$617 Read More

Ryanair fails to stop UK pilots’ strike but wins case in Ireland

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LISBON (Reuters) – An Irish court granted an injunction on Wednesday to prevent Ryanair’s RY.I Dublin-based pilots from going on strike, but the airline suffered a setback when a London court just hours later rejected a similar application for its British pilots. FILE PHOTO: Passengers board a Ryanair flight at the airport in Gdansk, Poland, Read More

Good things come in threes! Tapir gives birth to third baby at Belgian zoo

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A newborn tapir is seen next to its mother in an enclosure at Antwerp’s Zoo, Belgium, August 20, 2019. Jens Schuurman/ZOO Antwerpen/Handout via REUTERS BRUSSELS (Reuters) – A Malayan tapir gave birth to its third baby at Antwerp Zoo in the north of Belgium last week, marking another success for the zoo which has been Read More

Court grants Ryanair injunction to stop Irish pilot strike

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FILE PHOTO: Ryanair logo is pictured on the the jacket of a cabin crew member ahead of a news conference by Ryanair union representatives in Brussels, Belgium September 13, 2018. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir DUBLIN (Reuters) – The Irish High Court on Wednesday granted Ryanair (RYA.I) an injunction to prevent its Dublin-based pilots from going on strike Read More

Philippines checks for African swine fever as pig deaths rise

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MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines has set up a crisis management team to determine if the deadly African swine fever virus has reached the country after officials detected a rise in pig deaths in some areas. The Bureau of Animal Industry had reported an increased mortality of pigs “raised by farmers in their backyards”, but Read More