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France prepares to swelter in record high June temperatures

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PARIS (Reuters) – Authorities in Paris are setting up “cool rooms” in municipal buildings, opening pools for late-night swimming and installing extra drinking fountains as France braces for a “potentially dangerous” heatwave that could see record temperatures for June. FILE PHOTO: A tourist cools down in the fountains of the Trocadero near the Eiffel tower, Read More

French carbon emissions fell 4.2% year-on-year in 2018

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PARIS (Reuters) – Carbon dioxide emissions in France fell by 4.2% in 2018 compared with the previous year due to a drop in emissions from the transport sector, a mild winter, and abundant supply of French nuclear energy which curbed the use of thermal power. Emissions were estimated at 445 million tonnes of CO2, the Read More

Petrobrás makes biggest gas discovery in the Sergipe basin since 2006

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6/17/2019 RIO DE JANEIRO — Petrobras has made its biggest discovery in the Sergipe since the pre-salt in 2006. Of six fields, it expects to extract 20 MMcmd of natural gas, equivalent to a third of the total Brazilian production. Reported last month, the finding is expected to generate $ 7 billion in annual revenue Read More

Airbus signs amended A400M deal with buyer countries

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FILE PHOTO: An Airbus A400M aircraft flies during a display on the first day of the 52nd Paris Air Show at Le Bourget airport near Paris, France, June 19, 2017. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol PARIS (Reuters) – Airbus said on Friday it had signed an agreement with European buyer countries for a revised contract for its delayed Read More

Hong Kong police fire rubber bullets as extradition bill protests turn to chaos

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HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at demonstrators who threw plastic bottles on Wednesday as protests against an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial descended into violent chaos. Tens of thousands of protesters had gathered peacefully outside the Chinese-ruled city’s Read More

To wear or not to wear? Jews divided after Germans asked to don kippah in show of solidarity

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A call for all Germans to wear kippahs as a statement against anti-Semitism has split the country’s Jewish community, with some dismissing it as a stunt without substance. RT spoke with Jewish leaders about the controversy. Germany’s anti-Semitism commissioner, Felix Klein, urged citizens across Germany to wear the Jewish skullcap if there are attacks targeting Read More

Italy says it won’t seek fight with EU, amid talk of government crisis

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ROME (Reuters) – The Italian government is confident it can reach a compromise with Brussels and avoid sanctions over its deteriorating public finances, the economy minister said as talk of a looming government crisis grew. FILE PHOTO: Italy’s Economy Minister Giovanni Tria attends a eurozone finance ministers meeting in Brussels, Belgium May 16, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Read More

Pro-Palestinian or anti-Semitic? Rival rallies face off in Berlin on Quds Day (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

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The annual Quds Day march held in the German capital in support of Palestine has been slammed as anti-Semitic by officials and hundreds of counter-protesters who staged a pro-Israeli rally right across the street. Usually held on the last day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, the annual Quds Day (the Arabic name for Read More

Total expects Papua New Guinea to honour LNG deal

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PARIS (Reuters) – French energy company Total said on Friday that it expected Papua New Guinea’s incoming government to honour a contract signed by the previous administration for a liquefied natural gas project in the South Pacific archipelago. “We note that the new prime minister has indicated that he will honour the contracts that were Read More

Total takes on Toshiba’s U.S. LNG business after Chinese buyer pulls out

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PARIS/TOKYO (Reuters) – Total will take over Toshiba’s U.S. liquefied natural gas business and get $800 million cash from the Japanese group as part of the deal, the companies said on Saturday, weeks after attempts to sell it to a Chinese buyer fell through. FILE PHOTO: The logo of French oil giant Total is seen Read More