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Erdogan suffers blow as ruling party defeated in mayoral vote

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By Emily Mee, news reporter Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has suffered a major blow after his candidate for Istanbul mayor was defeated in a repeat election. Mr Erdogan tweeted to congratulate opposition candidate Ekrem Imamoglu, who lead with 54% in early results compared to 45% for the Turkish president’s chosen candidate, Binali Yildirim. The Read More

Explainer: What’s behind Japan’s support of whaling?

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan has for decades been steadfastly defiant about hunting whales despite widespread anger, including from key allies like the United States. FILE PHOTO : Captured short-finned pilot whales are seen on the deck of a whaling ship at Taiji Port in Japan’s oldest whaling village of Taiji, 420 km (260 miles) southwest Read More

Outlook uncertain for Japan’s whaling industry despite commercial restart

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MINAMIBOSO, Japan (Reuters) – When Yachiyo Ichihara was a child in Wada, one of Japan’s oldest whaling villages, she’d go down to the harbor with a bucket and carry it home full of freshly butchered whale meat. Canned whale meat is displayed at a roadside store named WA-O! in Minamiboso, east of Tokyo, Japan June Read More

Sunworks to Construct 751 kW Solar Project for Plumas Mutual Water District

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ROSEVILLE, Calif., June 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sunworks, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW), a provider of solar power solutions for agriculture, commercial and industrial (ACI), public works and residential markets, today announced a new 751 kW solar power construction project for Plumas Mutual Water District, a water company located in Yuba City, California that distributes water Read More

‘Brain fever’ kills 150 children in India as more cases emerge

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Over 150 children have now died of Encephalitis in Bihar, India and over 400 have been hospitalized in an outbreak linked to a toxic substance in lychee fruit that can affect under-nourished children. Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES), known as ‘Chamki Bukhar’ in India, is a brain inflammation disease. Symptoms include fever, vomiting, and unconsciousness. Union Read More

PG&E settles California fire claims with local governments for $1 billion

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – PG&E Corp will pay $1 billion as part of its bankruptcy reorganization to more than a dozen local governments in California struck by wildfires in recent years, the company and lawyers for the governments said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: PG&E crew work on power lines to repair damage caused by the Read More

PG&E settles California fire claims with local governments for $1 bln

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – PG&E Corp will pay $1 billion as part of its bankruptcy reorganization to more than a dozen local governments in California struck by wildfires in recent years, the company and lawyers for the governments said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: PG&E crew work on power lines to repair damage caused by the Read More

Cyclone highlights the vulnerability of operations in Mozambique

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By Borges Nhamire and Brian K. Sullivan on 6/13/2019 MAPUTO and BOSTON (Bloomberg) — Tropical Cyclone Kenneth dumped heavy rains on Mozambique, a day after becoming the second storm to hit the nation in two months. The Category 4 hurricane made landfall between 4 and 5 p.m. local time on Thursday, when the eye passed Read More

China, Hong Kong homebuyers play cross-border musical chairs in Bay Area

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HONG KONG (Reuters) – An ambitious plan to transform the industrial towns of China’s Pearl River Delta into a modern economic zone powered by new technology ventures has triggered a rush of cross-border property investments between Hong Kong and the mainland. FILE PHOTO: Private residential blocks are seen behind a cemetery at Tseung Kwan O Read More