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Amazon vows to be carbon neutral by 2040, buying 100,000 electric vans

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos on Thursday committed the company to being carbon neutral by 2040 and said part of that pledge is an order for 100,000 electric delivery vans from a start-up the online retailer has invested in. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen at the company Read More

Huawei hails own apps in Mate 30 challenge to iPhone 11

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MUNICH (Reuters) – Huawei directly challenged Apple’s (AAPL.O) new iPhone 11 with its new Mate 30 smartphone range on Thursday, highlighting its own apps brand while sidestepping the critical issue of access to Google (GOOGL.O) services. At a glitzy launch in the German city of Munich, the Chinese firm said its new Mate 30 Pro Read More

Give or take allies: US pulls $160mn pledged to Afghanistan, citing widespread corruption

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The US will withhold a total of $160 million destined for projects and initiatives in Afghanistan. Washington says the move and timing is totally due to them finding out the cash will be squandered by Kabul. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Thursday that $100 million earmarked for an energy project would be Read More

Suicide attack on Afghan hospital kills at least 20

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By Emily Mee, news reporter At least 20 people have been killed and more than 90 wounded in a suicide bombing on a hospital in southern Afghanistan. Hospital visitors used shawls and blankets to carry casualties inside the heavily-bombed building, while the worst of the wounded were rushed to hospitals in nearby Kandahar. The explosion Read More

Bibi’s out? Gantz refuses to meet with Netanyahu, says he will form unity govt without embattled PM

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Benny Gantz, whose centrist bloc narrowly defeated Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party in a snap election, says he is forming a government that will exclude the current prime minister – signaling the end of Bibi’s era may be near. The ex-IDF chief said on Thursday that he would not accept Netanyahu’s offer to discuss a unity Read More

Huawei takes on Apple’s new iPhone 11 with Mate 30 range

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MUNICH (Reuters) – Huawei launched its Mate 30 smartphone range on Thursday in a challenge to Apple’s (AAPL.O) new iPhone 11, saying the Chinese firm’s new devices were more compact, their cameras superior and wraparound screens brighter. Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s consumer business group, launches the Mate 30 smartphone range at the Convention Read More

‘It was dumb’: Trudeau apologises for brown-face photo

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Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has apologised after a photo of him in brown-face make-up at a costume party in 2001 emerged. The picture was taken while he was a teacher at the West Point Grey Academy at an Arabian Nights themed gathering and appeared in the private school’s yearbook. The photo obtained by Time Read More

U.S. travel industry urges Washington to reauthorize tourism body Brand USA

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People visit the Liberty State Island as Lower Manhattan is seen at the background in New York, U.S., August 17, 2017. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz (Reuters) – Some 15 executives from companies associated with the tourism industry, such as American Express (AXP.N) and Marriott (MAR.O), have urged the U.S. government to renew federal funding of Brand USA, Read More

Trudeau on brown-face photo: ‘It was a dumb thing to do’

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The Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has apologised after a photo of him in brown-face make-up at a costume party in 2001 emerged. The picture was taken while he was a teacher at the West Point Grey Academy at an Arabian Nights themed gathering and appeared in the private school’s yearbook. The photo obtained by Read More

Airbnb says second-quarter revenue topped $1 billion

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FILE PHOTO: A woman talks on the phone at the Airbnb office headquarters in the SOMA district of San Francisco, California, U.S., August 2, 2016. REUTERS/Gabrielle Lurie SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Airbnb Inc took in more than $1 billion in revenue for the second quarter of 2019, the second time it exceeded that level in Read More