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Emissions need to be halved to avoid 3C warming: scientists

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LONDON (Reuters) – Emissions need to be halved by 2030 to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius but temperatures are on track to reach double that by the end of the century even if countries’ current plans are fully implemented, research by scientists shows. FILE PHOTO: Smoke billows from a chimney at a combined-cycle gas Read More

Sotheby’s snapped up by French tycoon Drahi for $3.7 billion

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PARIS/BOSTON (Reuters) – Franco-Israeli cable magnate Patrick Drahi made a surprise move into the art world by snapping up Sotheby’s in a deal worth $3.7 billion, marking the art auction house’s return to private ownership after 31 years. The acquisition allows Drahi to join French billionaire Francois Pinault – who owns Sotheby’s main rival Christie’s Read More

Hey big spender – how luxury brands are raising the stakes on Instagram

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PARIS (Reuters) – Big-spending luxury brands like Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior are splashing out on everything from dance-fuelled fashion shows to teams of advisers as they target social media platforms in the hunt for young shoppers. FILE PHOTO: Models present creations by French designer Nicolas Ghesquiere as part of his Fall/Winter 2019-2020 women’s Read More

IS supporter admits beheading Scandinavian backpacker

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An Islamic State supporter has admitted beheading one of two Scandinavian backpackers found murdered in their tent in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains. One of the men involved also admitted recording a video of the killing, which was shared online with other sympathisers of the terror group. The bodies of Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, from Denmark, and Read More

Spain proposes EU carbon tax on energy imports

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MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s acting government has called on the European Union to assess a potential carbon tax on power imports to protect the bloc’s interests and help it to pursue its environmental targets amid growing public concern over climate change. FILE PHOTO: Spain’s Treasury Minister Maria Jesus Montero attends a session at Parliament in Read More

Hundreds of migrants saved after boats get into trouble in Med

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Almost 300 migrants have been rescued from the Mediterranean after trying to reach Europe from Libya. The migrants – mostly from Arab and African countries – were saved as rescue charities warned of the increasing danger and instability of Libya. The International Organisation for Migration in Libya described conditions in the north African country as Read More

Senegal imports turbines for West Africa’s first big wind farm project

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DAKAR (Reuters) – Senegal started importing turbines for its first large-scale wind farm on Thursday, the biggest such project in West Africa that will supply nearly a sixth of the country’s power. Privately-owned British renewable power company Lekela expects the wind farm, located in Taiba Ndiaye, about 100 km from the capital Dakar, to reach Read More

OTC: Canadian officials tout massive potential

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By Kurt Abraham, Editor-in-Chief, World Oil on 5/7/2019 HOUSTON — Don’t forget that Canada is a major source of oil and gas, and an extremely reliable place to do business was the message put forth at OTC on Monday by officials from several jurisdictions in the country. As noted by Douglas George, Acting Consul General Read More

Bombardier to shed Belfast in revamp, shares slide on forecast fears

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MONTREAL/BELFAST (Reuters) – Bombardier put its Belfast wing-making factory on the block as part of a wider shake-up, while the plane and train maker’s failure to commit to meeting its 2020 goals sent shares lower. FILE PHOTO: Logo of Bombardier is seen at an office building in Zurich, Switzerland February 28, 2019. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann The Read More

World’s largest falcon hospital cares for Emirati heritage

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ABU DHABI (Reuters) – When a falcon in the Gulf Arab countries falls sick, the owners of these much-loved and expensive hunting birds know where to take them: The world’s largest falcon hospital, in Abu Dhabi. A falcon is seen after a surgery in the operating room at the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital in Abu Read More