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Swedish student leader wins EU pledge to spend billions on climate

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union should spend hundreds of billions of euros combating climate change during the next decade, its chief executive said on Thursday, responding to a Swedish teen who has inspired a global movement of children against global warming. In a speech alongside 16-year-old Greta Thunberg in Brussels, European Commission President Jean-Claude Read More

U.S. judge dismisses boys' lawsuit against Trump climate rollbacks

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(Reuters) – A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by two Pennsylvania boys and an environmental group seeking to stop U.S. President Donald Trump from rolling back regulations addressing climate change, saying the court does not have power to tell the White House what to do. Disagreeing with a judge overseeing a similar case in Read More

Spain proposes $53 billion public investment in climate change plan

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MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s Socialist government announced a 47 billion euro ($53 billion) public investment plan on Wednesday to tackle climate change over 10 years, which would be partly financed by issuing green bonds. FILE PHOTO: Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez reacts during a session at Parliament in Madrid, Spain, February 13, 2019. REUTERS/Sergio Perez/File Read More

Navy makes next 2 Ford-class aircraft carriers 'more lethal'

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The Navy is making lethality enhancing “modifications” to its next several new Ford-class aircraft carriers, to include integrated “digital shipbuilding” and weapons-oriented adjustments intended to further increase overall aircraft carrier combat effectiveness. The initiatives, according to Navy statements, involve specific aircraft carrier modifications intended to, among other things, improve the maritime warfighting potential of the Read More

‘Facebook is a private company!’ shout people in favor of censoring political content

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Once upon a time, Facebook espoused idealistic notions of making the world a more open and connected place. But when it comes to views the US establishment doesn’t like, the “private company” argument magically pops up. So when Facebook abruptly suspended pages belonging to Maffick Media — a company which is 51 percent owned by RT’s Read More

Why UK report on ‘digital gangster’ Facebook is a thinly veiled call for censorship

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A new UK 108-page report on “disinformation and fake news” online strongly reprimands Facebook for its ongoing misuse of personal data — but also casually promotes unprecedented levels of political censorship on social media. The report, which is the culmination of an 18-month investigation by a UK parliamentary committee, lambastes Facebook over its failure to Read More

Navy to 'live fire' missiles from its USS Zumwalt stealth destroyer

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File photo – Oct. 15, 2016: The USS Zumwalt before its commissioning.(U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class George M. Bell/Released) The Navy’s stealthy USS Zumwalt destroy is preparing to fire its first missile as part of an effort to prepare the ships radar, weapons and tracking system as the service the new, high-tech Read More

Poo patrol: China demands Mt Everest tourists carry ALL of their waste & shuts it down for cleanup

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Authorities have been telling Mt Everest climbers to clean up after themselves for some time now, but the rules have just taken a drastic new turn as China demanded adventurers to take their bodily waste, too. Everest porters have been struggling to carry the 28,000 pounds of human waste – the equivalent to two fully-grown Read More

Vogue Brazil director quits after she’s accused of channeling colonial stereotypes at birthday bash

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Vogue Brazil Style Director Donata Meirelles is the latest victim of racism-fueled scandals that have been battering fashion industry, after a photo of her on a ‘throne’ encircled by black women sparked outcry. The images taken at her lavish birthday celebration on February 8 caused widespread outrage among Brazil’s black community and ultimately cost Meirelles Read More

India vows 'crushing response' to Kashmir bombing

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India’s prime minister has warned Pakistan of a “crushing response” to a suicide bombing that left at least 41 soldiers dead in Kashmir. Narendra Modi blamed its neighbour for the attack on a paramilitary convoy in an India-controlled part of the region on Thursday, with his finance minister adding that he will try to ensure Read More