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Drone no-fly zone to be widened after Gatwick chaos

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The no-fly zone for drones around airports is to be extended following the disruption at Gatwick in December, the government says. From 13 March it will be illegal to fly a drone within three miles of an airport, rather than the current 0.6-mile (1km) exclusion zone. The government also said it wants police to have Read More

Large wildfire engulfs forest in Chernobyl’s EXCLUSION ZONE

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A major blaze has broken out in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone – the site of the worst nuclear disaster in human history. The fire hit a forest some 20 kilometers away from the ill-famed nuclear power station. The blaze inside Chernobyl’s ‘dead zone’ in northern Ukraine started on Sunday when dry grass caught fire, the Read More

‘A weapon to protect US dollar power’: Russia sanctions bill likely to pass, analysts say

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A fresh bill in the US Congress seeks to impose the “harshest-ever” sanctions against Russia over a number of alleged misdeeds – which fits well with America’s strategy of protecting the dollar-based global financial system. The bill introduced by Senators Lindsey Graham and Bob Menendez is the second attempt to push through the sanctions they Read More

Can 'Big Brother' technology clean up palm oil's image?

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LONDON (Reuters) – Some of the world’s major palm oil users, including Nestle, Unilever, and Mondelez, are trying out new satellite technology to track deforestation, as pressure grows on them to source the ingredient responsibly. They say the monitoring systems allow them to target people felling trees in producing countries like Malaysia and Indonesia, where Read More

German ministers meet as U.S. urges Huawei exclusion: sources

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BERLIN (Reuters) – German ministers discussed on Wednesday how to safeguard security in future 5G mobile networks, government sources said, amid intense debate over whether to shut China’s Huawei Technologies out of the market. FILE PHOTO: A man walks by a Huawei logo at a shopping mall in Shanghai, China, Dec. 6, 2018. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Read More

Helmerich & Payne, Inc. Announces First Quarter Fiscal 2019 Results

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Quarterly U.S. Land revenue days (activity) increased approximately 4% Quarterly U.S. Land adjusted average rig revenue increased by more than $800(1) per day, up approximately 3% sequentially H&P upgraded/converted 14 FlexRigs® to super-spec(2) capacity during the first fiscal quarter of 2019 H&P’s U.S. Land contracted rig count increased by 12 rigs to 244 rigs from Read More

USTR promises exclusion process for higher tariffs if China talks fail

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has assured lawmakers that companies will be able to request exclusions on tariffs on $200 billion worth of goods under discussion with Beijing if talks do not yield a deal by the March 2 deadline. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer gestures as he testifies before Read More

South Africa created 100 ‘blacks only’ doctor positions… but failed to fill them

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A South African province attempted to create 100 new positions in a doctor training program that would be reserved for black candidates only. The quota, which was not met due to recruiting problems, has been criticized as racist. The KwaZulu-Natal Health department decided that it would expand its doctor training program in 2019, from 314 Read More