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Japan may offer its Fukushima robots to US for denuclearization of North Korea – report

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Japan has offered the US its best nuclear-cleanup robots – designed for Fukushima – for use in dismantling North Korea’s nuclear facilities, hoping to remain in the loop as Washington and Pyongyang talk denuclearization. The remote-controlled robots are being developed to remove melted fuel debris from the reactors in Fukushima, and must be able to Read More

Court leaves PG&E with sole right to submit bankruptcy plan

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FILE PHOTO: A PG&E truck carrying an American Flag drives past PG&E repair trucks in Paradise, California, U.S. November 21, 2018. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage (Reuters) – A federal judge on Friday allowed PG&E Corp to retain the sole rights to propose a plan to exit bankruptcy, as he rejected efforts by investors to put forward competing Read More

‘We’re not for sale’: Greenland’s FM fires back at reports Trump toyed with idea of buying Greenland

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Greenland’s foreign minister has responded to reports that US President Donald Trump discussed purchasing the autonomous Danish territory, remarking that the island wasn’t for sale, Reuters reports. “We are open for business but we’re not for sale,” Ane Lone Bagger told the news outlet. Trump half-jokingly suggested to his advisers that the United States consider Read More

N. Korea rejects further peace talks with Seoul in protest over joint war drills with US

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Pyongyang has signaled its unwillingness to continue negotiations with its southern neighbor, blaming the diplomatic deadlock on South Korea’s decision to participate in joint military exercises with the United States. In a statement, North Korea said Seoul’s military posturing made dialogue impossible. “Even at this moment, South Korea continues its joint military exercise and to Read More

Pyongyang fires 2 missiles towards Sea of Japan, Seoul says

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Published time: 15 Aug, 2019 23:42 Edited time: 15 Aug, 2019 23:59 Follow RT on North Korea has reportedly launched two projectiles into sea off its eastern cost, Yonhap reported, citing South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff. This follows a series of short-range missiles tests by Pyongyang in recent weeks. The missiles were reportedly fired Read More

Indonesia seals palm, timber concessions amid forest fires: ministry

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JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia has sealed parts of palm oil and timber concessions owned by 10 companies on Borneo island after a spate of forest fires, authorities said on Thursday, warning those involved in forest burning would be severely punished. Indonesia is under pressure to end slash-and-burn clearance of land, often on plant palm and Read More

Lost forests: Russia considers banning lumber exports to China over concerns about illegal logging

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Moscow may impose a full embargo on lumber exports to its largest trade partner, China, if Beijing fails to deal with illegal logging, Russia’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has warned. “China should have a clear understanding that if it fails to engage in solving this problem, we will have no other choice but Read More

Fire resurges on Greece’s Evia, challenges firefighters

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ATHENS (Reuters) – Aircraft and firefighters on the ground fought a blaze that burned large tracts of pristine pine forest on the Greek island of Evia on Wednesday as the wildfire flared up again at different spots. A firefighting helicopter makes a water drop as a wildfire burns in the village of Makrimalli on the Read More

Wildfire rages on Greek island of Evia, smoke reaches Athens

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ATHENS (Reuters) – A wildfire fanned by strong winds razed tracts of pine forest on the Greek island of Evia on Tuesday, leading to villages being evacuated and to an appeal from the authorities for assistance from its European partners. Flames rise next to a house as a wildfire burns at the village of Kontodespoti, Read More

Wildfire rages on Greek island Evia, smoke reaches Athens

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The Acropolis hill with the Parthenon temple is covered with smoke from a wildfire burning the Island of Evia, in Athens, Greece August 13, 2019.REUTERS/Costas Baltas ATHENS (Reuters) – A large wildfire fanned by strong winds burned tracts of pine forest on the Greek island of Evia, firefighters said on Tuesday, with evacuation ordered of Read More