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Brutal crackdown has not crushed dream of democracy in Sudan

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By John Sparks, Africa correspondent The symbol of resistance in Khartoum is delivered by hand. On countless occasions during our visit, I have seen people look each in the eye and offer their “V for victory” sign. Image: One person displays the ‘V for victory’ sign It is usually done quickly and accompanied with a 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

US envoy in Ukraine projects blame on Europe to cover up backing Poroshenko – analyst

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US special envoy for Ukraine Kurt Volker is throwing European allies under the bus to cover up his support for the losing candidate in the recent election and gain influence with the new president, a political analyst tells RT. At a recent meeting of the Carnegie Foundation in Washington, DC, Volker said that President Volodymyr Read More

While rains swamp U.S. Midwest, parched soils hamper Canadian crops

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WINNIPEG, Manitoba/CHICAGO (Reuters) – Unrelenting rains in the U.S. Midwest have stymied planting of corn and soybeans, while just slightly northwest on the Canadian Prairies, dry weather is stunting canola and wheat crops. While contrasting adverse weather on both sides of the border has given prices a badly needed boost, the prospect of smaller harvests Read More

‘Baaaaaaaaa bye & good riddance’: Philippines sends thousands of tons of trash back to Canada

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The Philippines started returning dozens of shipping containers full of garbage to Canada on Friday. The move could possibly end a six-year dispute between the two countries. Sixty-nine containers holding some 2,500 tons of household waste (including plastic bottles, bags, newspapers and diapers) were loaded overnight onto a vessel at the port of Subic, northwest Read More

Burning tires: the murky oil business polluting parts of Asia

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PASIR GUDANG, Malaysia/JOKHABAD, India (Reuters) – When local investigators scoured a riverbed in southern Malaysia for clues in a chemical dumping case that hospitalized over one thousand people earlier this year, they found a cocktail of toxins, including a colorless liquid commonly secreted when tires are recycled. Steel wire recovered after the pyrolysis process of Read More

Bond bulls boosted as trade tensions send recession signals

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LONDON (Reuters) – With no sign Sino-U.S. trade tensions will let up and fears of an Italy-European Union confrontation growing again, the global bond rally accelerated on Wednesday, as investors dumped shares and scurried for the safety of German and U.S. government debt. The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock Read More

Malaysia to send 3,000 tonnes of plastic waste back to countries of origin

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KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia will send as much as 3,000 tonnes of plastic waste back to the countries it came from, the environment minister said on Tuesday, the latest Asian country to reject rich countries’ rubbish. FILE PHOTO: Plastic waste is piled outside an illegal recycling factory in Jenjarom, Kuala Langat, Malaysia October 14, Read More

Buried in waste? Developed nations live in shadow of looming garbage crisis

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An ongoing spat between developing and developed nations over garbage imports has drawn attention to an issue that ‘advanced’ countries seemed to have put on the back burner – waste management. A bitter feud between the Philippines and Canada over a shipment of garbage made world headlines when President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to dump the Read More

Asia stocks flat as trade worries linger, Europe to open higher

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TOKYO/HONG KONG (Reuters) – Asian stock markets were mixed on Friday, with sentiment torn between investors worried that the U.S.-China trade war was becoming more protracted, and others hopeful that the world’s two largest economies would reach a settlement soon. FILE PHOTO: A man is reflected in an electronic board showing the graph of the Read More