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RBS begins global hunt for CEO to replace McEwan

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LONDON/EDINBURGH (Reuters) – Royal Bank of Scotland is searching for a new chief executive after Ross McEwan resigned, signaling a fresh start as it heads for full private ownership after a state bailout. FILE PHOTO: Royal Bank of Scotland chief executive Ross McEwan is seen outside Downing Street in London, Britain March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah Read More

‘Plogging’ craze goes global as fitness fanatics take out the trash

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STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – The Swedish phenomenon of “plogging”, where joggers combine their run with picking up the trash they find in nature, is going global as both environment and fitness fanatics benefit from the new trend. Started in 2016 by Swede Erik Ahlstrom in the town of Are, which hosted the recent Alpine skiing world Read More

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

Goldman Sachs, Bank of England and Treasury targeted by climate activists in London

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LONDON (Reuters) – More than 300 environmental activists sowed chaos through London’s financial district on Thursday, gluing themselves to the stock exchange and blocking roads outside the Bank of England and major banks such as Goldman Sachs. The Extinction Rebellion group has spent 11 days disrupting London in a bid to force Britain to act 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

Climate-change protesters block road near Bank of England

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Protesters block traffic at Bank Junction during the Extinction Rebellion protest London, Britain April 25, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson LONDON (Reuters) – Climate-change activists blocked a road near the Bank of England as part of the 11th day of direct action aimed at pushing politicians to take more radical measures to protect the environment. The protesters 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

Flooding and mudslides kill at least 60 in South Africa

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Flooding and mudslides have killed at least 60 people on South Africa’s eastern coast, officials have said. Most of the deaths were in KwaZulu-Natal province, where many homes collapsed, and at least three people died in neighbouring Eastern Cape. Rescuers were digging through the collapsed buildings on Wednesday after days of heavy rain hit areas Read More

Britain must commit to carbon capture to meet climate goals: lawmakers

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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain must commit to projects to capture, store and use carbon dioxide emissions to meet its climate targets, a report from a cross-party group of lawmakers said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO – A man walks through Greenwich Park as a haze of pollution sits over the London skyline April 3, 2014. REUTERS/Luke 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