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‘Hundreds of millions of dollars’ needed to stave off Ebola outbreak in Congo, UN aid chief warns

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Containing the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo will require hundreds of millions of dollars, the UN’s aid chief has warned, stating that many lives are at risk if proper action is not taken. Speaking at a meeting in Geneva, Mark Lowcock, who heads the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Read More

Arctic wildfires in June equivalent to Sweden’s annual emissions – U.N.

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GENEVA (Reuters) – Arctic wildfires, some the size of 100,000 soccer pitches, emitted as much carbon dioxide (CO2) last month as the country of Sweden does in a whole year, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Friday. “Since the start of June we’ve seen unprecedented wildfires in the Arctic region,” WMO spokeswoman Clare Nullis Read More

China considers limited support for petrol-electric hybrids in boon for Toyota, Honda

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BEIJING (Reuters) – China is considering re-classifying petrol-electric hybrid vehicles so they get more favorable treatment than all-petrol or diesel (gasoil) counterparts under clean car rules, making it easier for automakers to meet environment quotas and offer more choice. FILE PHOTO: A Toyota logo is displayed at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Read More

Ford, Volkswagen promise details on electric, autonomous vehicle alliance

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(Reuters) – Ford Motor Co and Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) said on Thursday they are expanding their global alliance announced in January with deals that are expected to involve collaboration on electric and autonomous vehicles. FILE PHOTO – The Ford logo is pictured on the company’s stand during the 88th Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Read More

Vitol faces possible $6 million fine for U.S. power market manipulation

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FILE PHOTO – A sign is pictured in front of the Vitol Group trading commodities building in Geneva October 4, 2011. Picture taken October 4, 2011. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse LONDON (Reuters) – Global energy trader Vitol faces a possible fine of $6 million from a U.S. energy regulator for alleged manipulation in California’s power market, an Read More

Toyota to build new SUV, rather than car at Alabama plant

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FILE PHOTO: A Toyota logo is displayed at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland March 5, 2019. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) said Wednesday it will build a new sport utility vehicle at a $1.6 billion joint venture assembly plant in Alabama rather than produce Corolla cars. Read More

Japan, South Korea raise stakes in dispute over forced labor

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TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) – Japan and South Korea raised the stakes on Tuesday in a dispute that threatens to disrupt global supplies of smartphones and chips, with South Korea denouncing Japanese reports it had transferred a sensitive chemical to North Korea. FILE PHOTO: A truck drives between shipping containers at a container terminal at Incheon port Read More

Japan denies imposing South Korean trade embargo at WTO

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GENEVA (Reuters) – Japan denied imposing a trade embargo on South Korea on Tuesday, after a complicated diplomatic dispute that could disrupt global supplies of chips and smartphones erupted over forced labor in World War Two and banned trade with North Korea. FILE PHOTO: A logo is pictured outside the World Trade Organization (WTO) headquarters Read More

South Korea, Japan spar at WTO over trade row

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GENEVA (Reuters) – A diplomatic row between Japan and South Korea spilled over into a World Trade Organization meeting on Tuesday, where Seoul’s ambassador accused Japan of imposing illegal export controls due to a “damage of trust”, threatening to disrupt the global supply chain of electronic goods, a trade official said. Japan’s ambassador said it Read More

Countries failing on climate face ‘Green political muscle’: OECD

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GENEVA (Reuters) – Politicians who fail to act on climate change will pay the price electorally, the head of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said in a climate speech on Wednesday, criticizing some governments for going the wrong way. FILE PHOTO – Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Secretary-General Angel Gurria Read More