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World should cut ties with Israel to deter its new settlements – UN human rights rapporteur

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Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) has long been dismissed by the US and Israel as a fringe “hate movement,” but now, a similar set of tactics has been endorsed by a United Nations’ (UN) expert on human rights. Al Jazeera reported on Thursday that Michael Lynk, who serves as the UN’s special rapporteur on human Read More

Coal union invites Democratic 2020 hopefuls, at least half say ‘Yes’

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of the main U.S. mine workers’ union has invited all of the Democratic presidential candidates to visit its “turf” to demonstrate that the party still represents the working class. FILE PHOTO: Coal mining boots are shown above miners’ lockers before the start of an afternoon shift at a coal mine Read More

U.S. Democratic lawmakers declare climate emergency

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic lawmakers, including six presidential candidates, on Tuesday unveiled a Congressional resolution declaring a climate change emergency to spur “sweeping reforms” to stem a dangerous rise in global temperatures. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks during House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on contempt votes on whether to find Attorney General William Barr Read More

‘One boss – US dollar’? China & India put future of Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency into question

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India and China have expressed skepticism over Libra’s prospects, as both seek to limit the cryptocurrency trade. Beijing, in particular, is worried that US-controlled digital currency might undermine its financial sovereignty. Over 300 million Facebook users and over 400 million WhatsApp users in India will not be able to use Facebook’s Libra coin when the Read More

EU opens road to 5G connected cars in boost to BMW, Qualcomm

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union states opened the way to competing technologies for internet connected cars on Thursday, rejecting a European Commission push for a wifi-based standard backed by Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE). FILE PHOTO: Signs of Qualcomm and 5G are pictured at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Shanghai, China June 28, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo The Read More

EU leaders agree on France’s Lagarde to lead ECB

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders agreed on Tuesday to name Frenchwoman Christine Lagarde as the new head of the European Central Bank and sealed a deal on filling the other four top jobs in the bloc after tortuous marathon talks exposed their deepening divisions. “The European Council has agreed on the future leadership of Read More

Crude oil futures slip amid profit taking; focus shifts to demand

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Singapore — Crude oil futures were marginally lower during mid-morning trade in Asia Tuesday amid mild profit-taking post Monday’s surge in crude prices following OPEC’s decision to extend their supply agreement. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now Ongoing global demand and growth related concerns had also come Read More

OPEC reaches compromise on charter to formalize non-OPEC alliance: delegates

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Vienna — After more than five hours of talks, OPEC reached a compromise Monday on a charter that would formalize the producer group’s market management alliance with Russia and nine other non-OPEC partners, delegates said. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now Details of the charter were not Read More

OPEC agrees to nine-month rollover of oil production cuts: sources

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Highlights Charter to formalize non-OPEC alliance set aside for now Secretary General Mohammed Barkindo reappointed to three-year term OPEC meets with non-OPEC partners on Tuesday Vienna — OPEC on Monday approved in principle a nine-month rollover of its output cut agreement at the same levels, two sources told S&P Global Platts, as the producer group Read More

OPEC+ monitoring committee recommends 9-month oil cut extension: ministers

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Vienna — OPEC and its allies moved closer to approving a nine-month extension of their 1.2 million b/d supply cut accord at the same levels, after a key nine-country monitoring committee on Monday endorsed the plan backed by Saudi Arabia and Russia, its co-chairs, according to ministers who attended the committee meeting. Not registered? Receive Read More