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Too little, too late? Merkel comes to Chemnitz to ease ethnic tensions, but faces mass protest

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel finally visited the eastern German city of Chemnitz, more than two months after massive right-wing protests there. However, twenty times as many people came to protest against her than to see her. In late August, the city of Chemnitz witnessed a surge of anti-immigrant sentiment after the fatal stabbing of a Read More

Weight of change: Kilogram shakeup confuses netizens

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A vote by scientists to redefine the kilogram in terms of universal natural constants has brought about confusion online, as people joked about metric system measurements that few seemed to fully understand. For over 130 years, the kilogram was physically represented by one very special lump of platinum. On Friday, the General Conference on Weights Read More

Regulator 'stunned and terrified' after causing PG&E stock surge

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(Reuters) – The chief of California’s top utilities regulator said on Friday he was shocked to learn that reassurances he made to investors about PG&E (PCG.N) caused the embattled power utility’s stock to surge over 40 percent in a matter of minutes. Employees of Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) work in the aftermath of the Read More

PG&E shares, debt rebound as regulator soothes bankruptcy fear

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(Reuters) – Shares of embattled utility PG&E Corp (PCG.N) surged 37 percent on Friday as fears it could be bankrupted by potential liability from California’s deadliest-ever wildfire were assuaged by signs of support from a regulator. Employees of Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) work in the aftermath of the Camp Fire in Paradise, California, U.S., Read More

#Romanovs100 wins silver at Clio Entertainment in LA

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RT’s historical project dedicated to Russia’s last reigning family – the Romanovs, took silver in LA at the prestigious Clio Entertainment Awards. #Romanovs100 won silver in the Television/Streaming: Original Content category – a second award for the project following a gold in News/Media/Publishing Content Marketing Strategy/Campaign at the Drum Content Awards in London. The project Read More

PG&E shares, debt recover as regulator eases bankruptcy fears

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(Reuters) – Shares of embattled utility PG&E Corp (PCG.N) jumped 40 percent on Friday as fears it could be bankrupted by the fallout of California’s deadly wildfires were eased by signs of support for the company from one regulator. Employees of Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) work in the aftermath of the Camp Fire in Read More

Crude futures: Scotiabank sees hopes of OPEC supply cut hold up oil complex

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New York — The oil complex was firmly in positive territory during Friday morning trading, led by ICE January Brent, which was up $1.34 at $67.96/b. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now 1540 GMT: Prompt NYMEX December WTI was up $1.27 at $57.73/b. Product futures were stronger Read More

Story that raised $400k for homeless man 'was a lie'

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It was a feel-good tale that swept the world. A homeless man used his last $20 (£15.60) to help a woman who ran out of petrol – with the public then raising $400,000 (£312,400) to help the good Samaritan turn his life around. But prosecutors have claimed the whole story was a complete lie: she Read More

Tally of missing in California's deadliest blaze surpasses 600

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PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) – A search for victims of a catastrophic blaze that reduced a northern California town to ashes intensified on Thursday, as authorities expanded to 630 the number of those reported missing in the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in state history. At least 63 people have been confirmed dead in the Camp Read More

Crews search for California fire victims as list of missing grows

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PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) – The search for victims of a catastrophic blaze that reduced a northern California town to ashes intensified on Thursday as authorities posted an expanded list of nearly 300 people reported missing in the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history. At least 56 people have been confirmed dead so far Read More