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Environmentalists seek tougher EU curbs on Balkan coal power plants

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SARAJEVO (Reuters) – Environmentalists urged EU policy makers on Tuesday to take a tougher stance on air pollution from coal power plants in the Western Balkans, blaming the fumes for 3,900 deaths across Europe each year. FILE PHOTO: Smoke rises from coal-fired power plant in Obilic near Pristina, Kosovo November 1, 2018. REUTERS/Hazir Reka/File Photo 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

Amazon's New York project foundered on labor organizing, opposition to subsidies

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Jeff Bezos and other top Amazon executives gathered in Seattle on Wednesday to decide whether to go ahead with its planned headquarters in New York City. Brian Huseman, vice president for public policy, was on the phone, and the news was not good. He had met with Andrea Stewart-Cousins, the majority leader in the restive Read More

New Zealand will conduct own assessment of Huawei equipment risk: PM

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WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand will independently assess the risk of using China’s Huawei Technologies in 5G networks, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday after a report suggested that British precautions could be used by other nations. FILE PHOTO : A woman sits next to a salesperson at a Huawei shop in Bangkok, Thailand, Read More

The OPEC+ oil deal is standing on one wobbly leg

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By Julian Lee on 2/17/2019 NEW YORK (Bloomberg Opinion) — I know a little bit about standing on one leg; my daughter has encouraged me to learn to water ski. It’s not easy at my age, in England, in winter. OK, I’m actually on two legs, but they are on one ski. I tend to Read More

‘I do not recognize my country’: Yellow Vests who have lost eyes, limbs demand justice from Macron

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French protesters have gathered for the 15th week of Gilets Jaunes rallies, with the injury toll from the civil unrest resembling that of a small war. Despite pleas from victims, however, Emmanuel Macron is tightening the screws. “This is not normal. We are in France, one of the oldest and best democracies in the world,” Read More

Talks on Patriot missiles get rocky, no step back from deal with Russia – Erdogan

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Talks on buying US-made Patriot missile systems aren’t going smoothly, as Americans are giving the cold shoulder to Turkish requests, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said after his trip to Russia. US officials “can’t say anything about the issues of joint production and loans” which, along with early delivery, Turkey considers “important” conditions for the Read More

Poland rejects EU army, wants US & NATO help instead

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Poland’s Foreign Minister has dismissed the idea of creating an EU army independent of NATO at the Munich Security Conference. Poland, he said, needs “an American presence” to compete with Russia. Combining the military forces of the EU’s 28 member states has long been a dream of some EU leaders. French President Emmanuel Macron talked Read More