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Rwanda’s rhino population grows, tourists expected to increase

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KIGALI (Reuters) – Rhino keepers who successfully delivered five endangered black rhinos to Rwanda spent months hugging and coddling them inside their transport boxes to prepare them for the journey, a rhino handler told Reuters as the animals were freed on Monday. A black rhinoceros, that was shipped to Rwanda from Zoo Safari Park Dvur Read More

Climate change is taking its toll on Greek monuments, say scientists

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ATHENS (Reuters) – Climate change is threatening ancient Greek monuments, among them the Acropolis, one of the most-visited archaeological sites in the world, scientists said. People make their way at the Propylea as they visit the archaeological site of the Acropolis hill in Athens, Greece, June 24, 2019. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis Air pollution and acid rain Read More

Central bankers weigh up Facebook’s Libra plan

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ZUG, Switzerland (Reuters) – A senior member of the Swiss National Bank said he was open-minded about Facebook’s cryptocurrency project, while an Italian official looked for more information as central bankers try to get to grips with the initiative. FILE PHOTO: Small toy figures are seen on representations of virtual currency in front of the Read More

US shale an ‘unmitigated disaster’ with industry hundreds of billions in debt – shale pioneer

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Fracking has been an “unmitigated disaster” for shale companies themselves, according to a prominent former shale executive. “The shale gas revolution has frankly been an unmitigated disaster for any buy-and-hold investor in the shale gas industry with very few limited exceptions,” Steve Schlotterbeck, former chief executive of EQT, a shale gas giant, said at a petrochemicals conference Read More

US shale an “unmitigated disaster” with industry hundreds of billions in debt – shale pioneer

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Fracking has been an “unmitigated disaster” for shale companies themselves, according to a prominent former shale executive. “The shale gas revolution has frankly been an unmitigated disaster for any buy-and-hold investor in the shale gas industry with very few limited exceptions,” Steve Schlotterbeck, former chief executive of EQT, a shale gas giant, said at a petrochemicals conference Read More

Sacked rugby star’s new fundraiser earning $1,000 a minute

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Israel Folau has found another way to raise funds for his legal battle against Rugby Australia after his GoFundMe page was shut down. The sacked Australian rugby star had his $5m (£2.7m) contract with the Wallabies and his club side the Sydney-based New South Wales Waratahs terminated in May over a social media post which Read More

Politicians need to move fast as Facebook & Co move into finance: BIS

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LONDON (Reuters) – Politicians need to quickly coordinate regulatory responses to new risks from technology companies like Facebook moving into finance, though banks won’t be squeezed out anytime soon, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) said on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: Small toy figures stand on representations of virtual currency in front of the Facebook logo Read More

Exclusive: Huawei’s U.S. research arm builds separate identity

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(Reuters) – The U.S.-based research arm of China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd – Futurewei Technologies Inc – has moved to separate its operations from its corporate parent since the U.S government in May put Huawei on a trade blacklist, according to two people familiar with the matter. FILE PHOTO: A Huawei company logo at the Read More

Seaweed washing up on Mexico’s top beaches a ‘minor’ problem – president

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – An infestation of seaweed along large stretches of Mexico’s Caribbean coast, home to many of the country’s top beach destinations, is not a major problem, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday. Attributed to climate change by many researchers, growing volumes of the brown seaweed have blanketed many beaches in Read More