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House Democrats unveil more ‘realistic’ climate change plan

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A group of U.S. House Democrats on Tuesday unveiled a climate change plan they said featured a “more realistic” goal to cut carbon emissions to net zero by 2050 rather than by 2030 as envisioned under the Green New Deal introduced early this year. FILE PHOTO: An iceberg floats in Andvord Bay, Read More

Your Money: Families need to brush up on student loan literacy

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – For Americans worried about the escalating price of a college education, here’s good news: Tuition for the typical family barely budged in the past year, following years of out-of-control U.S. tuition inflation. FILE PHOTO: A graduating student waits to cross the street before Commencement Exercises at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Read More

UK parliamentary committee questions StanChart’s remuneration policy

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FILE PHOTO: A logo of Standard Chartered is displayed at the financial Central district in Hong Kong, China November 23, 2017. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (Reuters) – The head of the British parliament’s Work and Pensions Committee has written to the chair of Standard Chartered Plc’s (STAN.L) remuneration committee questioning the bank’s executive pension pay levels after more Read More

Sanchez Energy Enters Interest Payment Grace Period to Continue Discussions with Stakeholders

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HOUSTON, July 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sanchez Energy Corporation (“Sanchez Energy” or the “Company”) (OTC Pink: SNEC) today announced that the Company has elected to defer making an interest payment on its 6.125% Senior Notes due 2023 (the “6.125% Notes”) while it continues ongoing constructive discussions with its bondholders and other stakeholders on a Read More

‘The Green Goblin!’: Onlookers delighted as armed flyboard rider soars over Paris

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A French inventor has demonstrated his flyboard for President Emmanuel Macron and EU leaders, by whizzing above the Champs-Elysees in Paris –armed with a rifle– as part of the Bastille Day celebrations. Frank Zapata flew his turbine engine-powered hoverboard above a group of dignitaries and military personnel gathered to celebrate the national holiday on Sunday. Read More

Merkel insists she is ‘fine’ after third shaking bout in a month

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been seen shaking in public for the third time in less than a month. Mrs Merkel’s body shook as she stood with Finnish PM Antti Rinne while watching military honours in Berlin to mark his arrival. In a news conference after the incident, the German chancellor insisted she was “fine”. Read More

Merkel suffers third shaking bout in less than a month

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been seen shaking in public for the third time in less than a month. Mrs Merkel’s body shook as she stood outside with Finnish PM Antti Rinne while watching military honours in Berlin to mark his arrival. She was first seen shaking uncontrollably during her reception of Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Read More

Aggressive U.S. energy policy tests ties with European allies

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WASHINGTON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – For the administration of President Donald Trump, a policy of “energy dominance” means reducing dependence on imported oil and promoting exports to boost the national economy and Washington’s political influence overseas. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump talks with Energy Secretary Rick Perry after delivering remarks during an “Unleashing American Energy” event Read More

Merkel seen visibly shaking AGAIN, this time as she welcomes Finnish PM

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel was seen visibly shaking during another high-profile diplomatic meeting, this time as she welcomed Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne as the countries’ anthems played. Merkel has repeatedly played down concerns over her health in recent weeks following high-profile episodes of shaking in public during meetings with other world leaders. The German Read More

Rule of law gone amok? French court awards €500 compensation to Paris terrorist

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The morality of the French judicial system has come under fire after a court ordered the state to pay €500 to the sole surviving perpetrator of the 2015 terrorist attacks over the violation of his privacy and detention conditions. Placing Salah Abdeslam under constant surveillance before the adoption of the law which legalized such practice Read More