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Germany extends Saudi Arabia arms export embargo passed after Khashoggi murder

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The German government will extend a ban on weapon sales to Saudi Arabia by another six months, initially implemented following the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi last October. After German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday that she would like to keep the moratorium in place, the following day a government spokesperson announced the extension Read More

German carbon pricing plan may cost DAX companies billions: report

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Germany’s blue-chip companies could face billions of euros in costs to cut carbon emissions under a climate protection plan due to be unveiled by the government on Friday, according to a study by asset manager Union Investment. Power-generating windmill turbines are pictured at the ‘Amrumbank West’ offshore windpark in the northern sea Read More

German carbon pricing plan may cost DAX companies billions – report

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Germany’s blue-chip companies could face billions of euros in costs to cut carbon emissions under a climate protection plan due to be unveiled by the government on Friday, according to a study by asset manager Union Investment. Power-generating windmill turbines are pictured at the ‘Amrumbank West’ offshore windpark in the northern sea Read More

Germany gambles on green with carbon cap plan

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BERLIN (Reuters) – The German government is set to present a new climate-change policy on Friday that will likely include a carbon-pricing initiative to cap the use of fossil fuels in Europe’s largest economy, where the Greens party is enjoying a surge in support.   The plan – the world’s largest experiment so far in Read More

Make smartphones last longer to cut emissions in EU: activists’ report

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Extending the lifespan of smartphones by just one year would significantly reduce carbon emissions in the European Union, a report from environmental groups said on Wednesday, urging new EU rules to make electronics last longer. FILE PHOTO: Smartphones are pictured at the IFA consumer tech fair in Berlin, Germany, September 6, 2019. Read More

Saudi oil attacks came from southwest Iran, U.S. official says, raising tensions

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WASHINGTON/DUBAI (Reuters) – The United States believes the attacks that crippled Saudi Arabian oil facilities last weekend originated in southwestern Iran, a U.S. official told Reuters on Tuesday, an assessment that further increases tension in the Middle East. Three officials, speaking to Reuters on condition of anonymity, said the attacks involved both cruise missiles and Read More

‘Crazy’ for Polish PM to suggest Nord Stream 2 pipeline is a ‘threat’ to European energy security

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It is “rubbish” for Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki to claim that the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which will deliver a supply of cheap gas from Russia to the EU, is a “threat” to European energy security, analyst John Laughland told RT. Morawiecki said at a press conference on Tuesday that the pipeline, currently under construction, Read More

Official says U.S. believes Saudi attacks came from southwest Iran

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WASHINGTON/DUBAI (Reuters) – The United States believes the attacks that crippled Saudi Arabian oil facilities last weekend originated in southwestern Iran, a U.S. official told Reuters on Tuesday, giving an assessment that further increases tension in the Middle East. Three officials, speaking to Reuters on condition of anonymity, said the attacks involved both cruise missiles Read More

‘Tremendous concern’: Jordan’s King Abdullah says Israel annexing settlements would be ‘disaster’

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The King of Jordan has come out harshly against any Israeli plans to annex new territory in the West Bank, predicting a “disaster” for what remains of the peace process with the Palestinians, and for a two-state solution. Speaking at a press conference in Berlin on Tuesday following a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Read More

U.S. official says Washington believes Saudi attacks came from southwest Iran

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WASHINGTON/DUBAI (Reuters) – The United States believes the attacks that crippled Saudi Arabian oil facilities last weekend originated in southwestern Iran, a U.S. official told Reuters on Tuesday. Three officials, speaking to Reuters on condition of anonymity, said the attacks involved both cruise missiles and drones, indicating that it involved a higher degree of complexity Read More