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UK carbon emissions target ‘doing more harm than good’ – Thunberg

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By Hannah Thomas-Peter, climate change correspondent, and David Mercer, news reporter Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg has told Sky News that the UK’s pledge to produce net zero carbon emissions by 2050 is “actually doing more harm than good”. The 16-year-old Nobel Peace Prize nominee – who has inspired an international movement to fight climate Read More

‘F**k you Greta’ bumper stickers appear on German roads, taking aim at youth climate activist

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Motorists in Germany, the automotive heart of Europe, are not taking kindly to Swedish youth climate activist Greta Thunberg. Some drivers are sporting bumper stickers telling the girl, in so many words, to take a hike. At the age of 15, Thunberg captivated a large segment of the media in Europe and the US with Read More

‘You don’t have AIDS’: RT documentary takes on Russia’s top HIV denialist

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The spread of HIV/AIDS in Russia is often called an epidemic, but the fight against the disease has a peculiar enemy: denialists who say it’s all a hoax. They aren’t just bloggers and celebrities, but influential medics too. The human immunodeficiency virus was first discovered in 1983 in the US and France. As newspaper headlines announced Read More

Factbox: Activist investor Elliott’s top European holdings

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – U.S. activist hedge fund Elliott Management announced on Thursday it had taken a 2.1% stake in German agrichemicals and pharma company Bayer (BAYGn.DE) Here are some of New York-headquartered Elliott’s top holdings in Europe (in alphabetical order): AC Milan: – Lent 300 million euros ($341 million) to China’s Li Yonghong in March Read More

Pakistani PM’s aide lampooned after mixing up photo of former Indian cricket star with Imran Khan

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An aide to Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has been mercilessly trolled on Twitter after mistaking a photo of a famous cricket star for an old snapshot of his boss, who also was a cricket player before entering politics. Naeem ul Haque, a special assistant to Khan, posted a black-and-white photograph of legendary Indian batsman Read More

In Greta Thunberg’s footsteps: the climate kids fighting for their future

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NEW YORK/SHENYANG, China (Reuters) – A keen reader of graphic novels, nine-year-old Zayne Cowie has a bookshelf laden with tales of the struggles of imaginary superheroes. Now, a real-life role model has inspired him to join a battle for his own planet’s future. Kept awake some nights by fears that rising seas will devastate his Read More

Beware! Two ‘black swans’ may come out of nowhere & kill stocks this summer, experts warn

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The aftermath of the spiraling US-China trade war tariffs could be a “clear and present danger” to the markets, according to Barry Knapp, managing partner of Ironsides Macroeconomics. He told Yahoo Finance: “If tariffs go up to 25 percent and there is an adjustment in the and it moves much more Read More

Spirited debate in India over govt call for new Sanskrit-ONLY villages

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The Indian government has floated the idea of establishing two new villages inhabited exclusively by Sanskrit speakers. The push to promote the ancient sacred language – spoken by some 25,000 – has ignited a national debate. India’s minister for Human Resource Development, Ramesh Pokhriyal, proposed the idea this week, saying that the new villages should Read More

‘It’s not the light at the end of the tunnel yet’: Gorbachev talks to media from hospital

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The last Soviet president, Mikhail Gorbachev, has spoken to Russian media from the hospital, saying he was feeling “quite rough,” but isn’t planning on saying his last goodbyes just yet. The veteran politician, who turned 88 in March, told RIA Novosti on the phone on Thursday that he has been in the hospital in Moscow Read More

Shell pledges to reveal the taxes it pays in every country

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AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Oil and gas giant Royal Dutch Shell PLC will disclose how much tax it pays in every country in which it operates, an executive told a Dutch parliamentary panel on Wednesday, in a report to be published later this year. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Royal Dutch Shell is seen at a Read More