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British Treasury targeted by climate-change activists

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A protester is taken away by police as demonstrators block traffic outside The Bank of England during the Extinction Rebellion protest in London, Britain April 25, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson LONDON (Reuters) – Protesters from the environmental group Extinction Rebellion glued themselves to the British Treasury on Thursday on the final day of protests that have Read More

Cyclone Kenneth batters Comoros and heads to Mozambique

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MORONI (Reuters) – Violent winds of up to 140 kph (87 mph) lashed the East African island nation of Comoros overnight, killing three people, authorities said on Thursday, as Cyclone Kenneth swept toward flood-battered Mozambique. Tropical Cyclone Kenneth approaches the coast of Mozambique in this April 25, 2019 handout satellite image. NASA/Handout via REUTERS In Read More

Death toll in South Africa rains approaching 70, official says

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DURBAN/JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Almost 70 people have been killed in South Africa after torrential rains along the eastern coast, an official said on Thursday, and rescuers are still recovering bodies. A wreckage of a vehicle remains after a body was recovered from under the mud after heavy rains caused by flooding in Marianhill near Durban, Read More

Goldman, Bank of England and stock exchange targeted by climate activists in London

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LONDON (Reuters) – Environmental activists glued themselves to the London Stock Exchange, blocked roads near the Bank of England and protested outside banks such as Goldman Sachs on Thursday to try to force Britain to help avert what they cast as a climate cataclysm. The Extinction Rebellion group has caused mass disruption across London, blocking Read More

Bayer’s profit gets boost from Monsanto but legal burden mounts

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FILE PHOTO: Logo of Bayer AG is pictured at the annual results news conference of the German drugmaker in Leverkusen, Germany February 27, 2019. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German drug and farming supplies company Bayer posted a 45 percent gain in quarterly core earnings thanks to the acquisition of seed maker Monsanto, while the Read More

Kiev is fuming over Russia’s move on passports for residents of Ukraine’s rebel regions

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Russia’s decision to facilitate getting Russian passports for residents of Ukraine’s breakaway regions has caused an angry reaction in Kiev, which condemned the “aggression” and even filed a complaint with the UN Security Council. The decree, implementing a simplified three-month period to get Russian citizenship for residents of the rebel-controlled areas of the Lugansk and Read More

More than 60 dead in South Africa after heavy rains

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DURBAN (Reuters) – At least 60 people have been killed and more than 1,000 have fled their homes after heavy rains caused flooding and mudslides along South Africa’s eastern coast, authorities said on Wednesday. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa lays a wreath at a debris of a house destroyed after massive flooding in Chatsworth near Read More

Boeing abandons financial outlook, sees $1 billion in extra cost on 737 MAX

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(Reuters) – Boeing Co on Wednesday abandoned its 2019 financial outlook, halted share buybacks and said lowered production due to the grounding of its fastest-selling 737 MAX jet after two fatal plane crashes in five months had cost it at least $1 billion so far. FILE PHOTO: An aerial photo shows Boeing 737 MAX airplanes Read More

‘Water is life’: unexpected rainfall revives Iraq’s historic marshlands

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CHIBAYISH MARSHES, Iraq (Reuters) – This time last year, most of Iraq’s historic marshlands were dry, desiccated by upstream damming and a chronic lack of rainfall. A flock of buffaloes is seen during the sunset at the Chebayesh marsh in Dhi Qar province, Iraq April 13, 2019. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani Now, local farmers are counting their Read More

Boeing abandons financial outlook, stops buybacks after 737 MAX groundings

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(Reuters) – Boeing Co on Wednesday abandoned its 2019 financial outlook, halted share buybacks and announced $1 billion in increased costs due to the grounding of its fastest-selling 737 MAX jet after two fatal plane crashes in five months. FILE PHOTO: An aerial photo shows Boeing 737 MAX airplanes parked on the tarmac at the Read More