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Ukrainian Orthodox hierarchs refuse to take part in Poroshenko’s ‘unification council’

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Hierarchs of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church have refused en masse to take part in the so-called ‘unification council’ championed by the country’s president, sending “invitations” to the event back without reply. The unification council kicks off on Saturday in Kiev. The event, announced by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko himself in early December, is supposed Read More

California regulator opens case against PG&E for falsifying pipeline safety records

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PG&E works on power lines to repair damage caused by the Camp Fire in Paradise, California, U.S. November 21, 2018. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage (Reuters) – The California Public Utilities Commission has opened a proceeding to consider penalties against Pacific Gas and Electric Company, ordering immediate action against the utility for falsifying safety documents for natural gas Read More

U.N. climate talks go into overtime as negotiators grapple with text

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KATOWICE, Poland (Reuters) – The United Nations’ climate talks went into overtime early Saturday morning as negotiators from nearly 200 nations grappled with disagreements over parts of a package of rules to implement a landmark agreement to combat global warming. U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres, executive secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change Read More

Small-cap S&P 600 index confirms bear market

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – As U.S. stocks have been rocked by trade tensions and monetary policy worries, shares of small-cap companies, by one measure, have now confirmed that they are in their first bear market in three years. Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., December Read More

PG&E seeks 6.4 percent rate hike in 2020

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PG&E works on power lines to repair damage caused by the Camp Fire in Paradise, California, U.S. November 21, 2018. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage (This Dec. 13 story corrects the rate-hike percentage to 6.4 from 12 in the headline and the first paragraph) (Reuters) – PG&E Corp (PCG.N) said on Thursday it had requested California’s top utilities Read More

Ministers in final push to produce global climate deal rules

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KATOWICE, Poland (Reuters) – Ministers and negotiators from nearly 200 nations were making a final effort on Friday evening to find consensus on the language and sticking points of a package to implement a landmark agreement to combat climate change. U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres and executive secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Read More

‘We’re sorry this happened’: Bug causes leak of 7 million Facebook users’ photos

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The relentless stream of controversy at Facebook continues unabated as the social media giant has revealed that a bug in its software gave third party apps access to photos belonging to nearly seven million users. The bug gave the external operators far greater access to Facebook users’ images than the tech firm normally allows. Permission Read More

Ministers work around the clock to strengthen global climate deal

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KATOWICE, Poland (Reuters) – Ministers are working around the clock to complete and strengthen the rules for making a landmark agreement to combat climate change operational, with one day of talks remaining. Participants take part in plenary session during COP24 UN Climate Change Conference 2018 in Katowice, Poland December 13, 2018. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel Delegates from Read More

Barclays promotes 85 in investment bank to managing director

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FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the trading floor of Barclays Bank at Canary Wharf in London, Britain December 7, 2018. REUTERS/Simon Dawson LONDON (Reuters) – Barclays has promoted 85 executives in the international division that houses its investment bank to the rank of managing director, the British lender said on Friday. The promotions represent an Read More

PG&E seeks 12 percent rate hike in 2020

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PG&E works on power lines to repair damage caused by the Camp Fire in Paradise, California, U.S. November 21, 2018. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage (Reuters) – PG&E Corp (PCG.N) said on Thursday it had requested California’s top utilities regulator for a 12 percent rate hike in 2020 to fund its community wildfire safety program, insurance liabilities, and Read More