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West-backed think tanks threaten new Ukrainian president with disturbing list of ‘RED LINES’

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When President Volodymyr Zelensky won a landslide victory in the free and undisputed April elections, most accepted that he was given a fairly strong mandate to lead Ukraine. But it seems not everyone is so democratically-minded. Particularly unmoved by the democratic process are a collection of Ukrainian ‘civil society’ groups, who have just issued a Read More

Children step up global calls to fight climate change

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MELBOURNE/WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Thousands of young activists in Australia and New Zealand launched a global protest on Friday demanding that politicians and business leaders move swiftly to curb greenhouse gas emissions to fight climate change. Protesters take part in a “Climate Rally”, in solidarity with the Global Climate Strike, in Melbourne, Australia, May 24, 2019. Read More

Teenage activists demand climate action on eve of global school strike

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LONDON (Reuters) – Children, some as young as eight, will walk out of class in cities around the world on Friday in a fresh wave of strikes called by young people who fear adults are sleepwalking toward a collapse in the global climate system. FILE PHOTO: Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg joins Italian students to Read More

Japan’s Cosmo Oil to halt supply of 1.0% sulfur A-fuel oil as early as Sep

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Tokyo — Japan’s third largest refiner Cosmo Oil will halt the supply of 1.0% sulfur A-fuel oil in the domestic rack and waterborne markets from as early as September, when it starts to supply bunker fuels that comply with the International Maritime Organization’s sulfur limit rule, a company official told S&P Global Platts Thursday. Not Read More

In Fed policy review, labor may finally win out over inflation

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MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) – At 2.3 percent, Minneapolis’ jobless rate seems impossibly low, even with national unemployment at a 50-year trough. FILE PHOTO: The Federal Reserve building is pictured in Washington, DC, U.S., August 22, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie/File Photo But that doesn’t mean full employment in North Minneapolis, where job advocate Tony Tolliver said half of Read More

‘Slaves in our own nation’: South Africa’s ANC urges economic freedom against white monopoly capital

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The struggle for economic emancipation of South Africa’s black population should be unstoppable, according to the ANC (African National Congress) secretary-general Ace Magashule. Speaking at a memorial lecture in honor of South African activist Walter Sisulu, he said that “dark forces” in the ruling party are hellbent on distracting from the struggle for economic freedom Read More

In coal we trust: Australian voters back PM Morrison’s faith in fossil fuel

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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia’s re-elected Prime Minister Scott Morrison once brandished a lump of coal in parliament, crying, “This is coal – don’t be afraid!” His surprise win in what some dubbed the ‘climate election’ may have stunned the country, but voters should know what comes next in energy policy – big coal. FILE PHOTO: Read More

In coal we trust: Australia’s voters back PM Morrison’s faith in fossil fuel

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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia’s re-elected Prime Minister Scott Morrison once brandished a lump of coal in parliament, crying, “This is coal – don’t be afraid!” His surprise win in what some dubbed the ‘climate election’ may have stunned the country, but voters should know what comes next in energy policy – big coal. FILE PHOTO: Read More

Opting out: Some of China’s ‘996’ tech tribe quit, seek less stress

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – For over six years Qi Yaqian was a proud member of China’s so-called 996 tech tribe, working nights and weekends at Nuomi, a group deals website. FILE PHOTO: An IT employee takes off shoes as he prepares to sleep in a capsule bed unit at Xiangshui Space during lunch break in Beijing’s Read More

FCC to take ‘fresh look’ at opening key 5.9 GHz spectrum band

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Communications Commission plans to vote in June on launching a new review of a key band of spectrum that has been reserved for automakers that could boost Wi-Fi use, a person briefed on the matter said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Chairman Ajit Pai speaks ahead of the vote on Read More