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Chinese 'Ivory Queen' smuggler sentenced to 15 years jail in Tanzania

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DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) – A prominent Chinese businesswoman dubbed the “Ivory Queen” was sentenced to 15 years in prison by a Tanzanian court on Tuesday for smuggling the tusks of more than 350 elephants, weighing nearly 2 tonnes, to Asia. Chinese businesswoman Yang Feng Glan, dubbed the “Ivory Queen”, sits inside the Kisutu Resident Read More

Honda to close British car plant as Brexit looms

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LONDON/TOKYO (Reuters) – Honda will close its only British car plant in 2021 with the loss of up to 3,500 jobs, a major departure of Japanese investment announced just over a month before the United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union. The automaker, which builds more than a tenth of the 1.5 million Read More

Slovenia set to abandon Mura river hydropower plans

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LJUBLJANA (Reuters) – Slovenia is likely to abandon plans to build up to eight hydropower plants on the river Mura, according to an Environment Ministry proposal. Plans to build hydropower plants on the Mura, in the east of the country, were first put forward in 2005 but none have been built so far. Local residents Read More

Honda to close UK car plant as Brexit looms

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LONDON/TOKYO (Reuters) – Honda will close its only British car plant in 2021 with the loss of up to 3,500 jobs, a major departure of Japanese investment announced just over a month before the United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union. The Japanese firm, which builds a tenth of Britain’s 1.5 million cars Read More

Great white sharks could help cure cancer in humans

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Great white sharks could help scientists to discover a cure for cancer in humans thanks to their huge and extraordinary genome. The first “map” of the animal’s DNA has uncovered a range of mutations that protect against the disease and other aged-related conditions, as well as enhanced wound-healing. Great white sharks, which measure up to Read More

Gas guru who corrected CIA says U.S., Russia pick wrong fight

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By Jonathan Tirone on 2/18/2019 Nebojsa Nakicenovic. Photo: IIAC. VIENNA (Bloomberg) — The scientist who built the most prominent Cold War energy advisory said the U.S. and Russia should set aside their fight over natural gas markets and focus on slashing fossil fuel pollution more quickly. Nebojsa Nakicenovic helped set the stage for the global gas Read More

Internet ‘part of western establishment now’: London ex-mayor on Facebook blocking RT-linked pages

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Amid a new media Cold War, the US and its allies are increasingly treating the internet as a tool to suppress any dissenting voices, former mayor of London Ken Livingstone said after Facebook blocked several RT-linked pages. The world has been plunged in another Cold War, one increasingly waged in the media field with the Read More

Facebook blocks pages with TENS OF MILLIONS of views after CNN reports their ties to RT

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Facebook has suspended several accounts operated by Maffick Media without prior warning, right after CNN ran a report about the company’s perceived ties to the Kremlin. In what seems to be a new step in the social media giant’s fight against perceived ‘Russian propaganda’, Facebook took down, without prior notice, several pages offering video content. Read More

Trump tells Europe to 'take back' 800 ISIS fighters or US 'will be forced to release them'

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US President Donald Trump has urged European nations to prosecute foreign jihadists captured in Syria on their soil. Otherwise, he warned, the US could release the terrorists to “permeate Europe.” “The Caliphate is ready to fall,” Trump tweeted. “The alternative is not a good one in that we will be forced to release them…” The Read More