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Uber awaits renewal decision on vital London license, just five days before expiry

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LONDON (Reuters) – Uber (UBER.N) is still waiting to see whether its license in London, which expires on Wednesday, will be renewed as the regulator, which previously stripped the taxi app of its right to operate in the city, remains tight-lipped about the decision. FILE PHOTO: A screen displays the company logo for Uber Technologies Read More

Special Report: The three young women racing to defuse a climate-change bomb

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OVER THE NORWEGIAN SEA, Norway(Reuters) – Banking hard over the whitecaps off the west coast of Norway, the jetliner flying Dominika Pasternak and her fellow scientists descends so sharply that it seems for a moment as if the crew is about to ditch them all in the drink. FILE PHOTO: Kathryn Bennett, a postgraduate student Read More

Torrential Imelda rains kill 2, flood homes, snarl travel around Houston

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HOUSTON (Reuters) – Tropical Storm Imelda dumped torrential rains over the Houston-area, killing at least two people, while rescuers in boats pulled hundreds from flooded cars, the airport temporarily halted flights and tens of thousands of people lost power. Heavy rains had abated by Thursday evening, although flash flood watches remained in effect through Friday Read More

Bird numbers plunge in U.S. and Canada with people to blame

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – From grasslands to seashores to forests and backyards, birds are disappearing at an alarming rate in the United States and Canada, with a 29% population drop since 1970 and a net loss of about 2.9 billion birds, scientists said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: A Red-bellied Woodpecker perches on a suet feeder during Read More

Factbox: Attacks on Saudi oil units affecting major Asian crude buyers differently

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Singapore — The attacks on Saudi Aramco’s oil facilities have exposed Asia’s vulnerabilities in absorbing supply disruptions with purpose-built emergency stocks, which either don’t exist or fall short of global standards. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now While organizations like the International Energy Agency have coordinated strategic Read More

Analysis: Saudi disruptions expose Asia’s deficient emergency oil reserves

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Singapore — The attacks on Saudi Aramco’s oil facilities have exposed Asia’s vulnerabilities in absorbing supply disruptions with purpose-built emergency stocks, which either don’t exist or fall short of global standards. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now While organizations like the International Energy Agency have coordinated strategic Read More

Fire and hail push insurers to rethink climate change risks

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LONDON (Reuters) – By the time David Kaisel got back from selling his flour at a farmers’ market, a wildfire in California’s Capay Valley had burned both his tractor and the shipping container where he kept some tools. His insurer is set to pay out a sixth of his losses. A fireman puts out flames Read More

Tesla’s Model 3 earns insurance industry’s top safety rating

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A 2018 Tesla Model 3 electric vehicle is shown in this photo illustration taken in Cardiff, California, U.S., June 1, 2018. Picture taken June 1, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake (Reuters) – Tesla Inc’s (TSLA.O) Model 3 electric sedan has earned the top safety rating from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS), becoming the first Tesla Read More

French-owned STAR group commits to maize audit in Madagascar

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ANTANANARIVO (Reuters) – French-owned beverage company STAR said on Tuesday it has requested an independent audit of its supply chain in Madagascar following media reports linking maize production to deforestation in the west of the country. Slash and burn agriculture was the biggest driver of tree loss in Madagascar last year, causing the world’s fourth Read More