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British parliament to hold Citizens’ Assembly on climate crisis

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LONDON (Reuters) – British lawmakers will hold a Citizens’ Assembly to gather views on how to meet its newly-strengthened emissions targets, parliament announced on Thursday, in response to growing public unease over the climate crisis. Although the assembly, to be held over several weekends this autumn, would have no independent powers, legislators said its deliberations Read More

UAW opposes Trump plan to freeze fuel rules at 2020 levels: testimony

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United Auto Workers (UAW) will tell Congress on Thursday the union opposes the Trump administration’s proposal to freeze fuel efficiency requirements at 2020 levels through 2026, according to written testimony. UAW Legislative Director Josh Nassar will tell two subcommittees of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee that the union shares Read More

New York nears passage of aggressive law to fight climate change

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York state lawmakers could pass as early as Wednesday one of the nation’s most ambitious plans to slow climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050. FILE PHOTO: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks before signing the Red Flag bill, also known as the Extreme Risk Protection Read More

UAW opposes Trump proposal to freeze fuel rules at 2020 levels: testimony

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United Auto Workers (UAW) will tell Congress on Thursday the union opposes the Trump administration’s proposal to freeze fuel efficiency requirements at 2020 levels through 2026, according to written testimony. The UAW’s legislative director, Josh Nassar, will tell two subcommittees of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee that the union, Read More

UAW says opposes Trump proposal to freeze fuel rules at 2020 levels: testimony

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United Auto Workers (UAW) will tell Congress on Thursday the union opposes the Trump administration’s proposal to freeze fuel efficiency requirements at 2020 levels through 2026, according to written testimony. The UAW’s legislative director, Josh Nassar, will tell two subcommittees of the Energy and Commerce Committee that the union, which represents Read More

Hong Kong leader ‘sorry’ but does not abandon extradition bill amid fury

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Hong Kong’s leader has appeared in public to offer her “sincere apology” following mass protests against a proposed extradition law, but has not said she will abandon the bill. Chief executive Carrie Lam had been facing demonstrators’ calls to formally abandon the controversial plans and to resign but failed to do either in a news Read More

Appeasement in Hong Kong fails as divisions deepen

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By Siobhan Robbins, Bangkok correspondent On a bridge by Hong Kong’s government headquarters, messages to the authorities plaster the walls. “Stop shooting our children” and “HK isn’t China yet!” they read. Fear, anger and mistrust sparked by a controversial extradition bill have spread through this city. But Hong Kong’s people have spoken, and the proposed Read More

Why proposed changes to Hong Kong’s extradition law fueled protests

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HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has delayed indefinitely a proposed law that would allow extraditions to mainland China, in a dramatic retreat after widespread anger over the bill sparked the biggest street protests in three decades. Protesters hold signs following a day of violence over a proposed extradition bill, outside the Read More

Hong Kong suspends extradition law after protests

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Hong Kong’s government has suspended a proposed law that would allow people to be extradited to mainland China for trial after mass protests. The controversial measure has been shelved indefinitely by the embattled territory’s chief executive Carrie Lam in response to an angry public backlash. Image: The climbdown by chief executive Carrie Lam came in Read More

Explainer: Why proposed changes to Hong Kong’s extradition law are fueling protests

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HONG KONG (Reuters) – Cracks have appeared in the support base for a proposed Hong Kong law to allow extraditions to China, with local media reporting the city’s government will suspend the bill after widespread anger and violent protests. Protesters hold signs following a day of violence over a proposed extradition bill, outside the Legislative Read More