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Europeans and Egypt send air support as Israel battles wildfires

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Four European countries and Egypt sent aircraft to help Israel battle wildfires that have forced the evacuation of some small towns, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Friday, as a record heatwave looked set to worsen conditions. Firefighting planes were coming in from Cyprus, Greece, Italy and Croatia, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said. Read More

Global stocks climb on muted trade hopes, sterling yo-yos as PM May quits

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LONDON (Reuters) – World stocks edged higher on Friday and oil prices bounced after comments by President Donald Trump encouraged hopes of progress in U.S.-China trade talks while British Prime Minister Theresa May’s resignation briefly sent sterling fluctuating wildly. FILE PHOTO: The London Stock Exchange Group offices are seen in the City of London, Britain, Read More

Mississippi River closed at St. Louis due to flooding: U.S. Coast Guard

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CHICAGO (Reuters) – The U.S. Coast Guard said it has closed the Mississippi River near St. Louis to boat and barge traffic on Thursday for the second time this month due to high water and strong currents on the major shipping waterway. The river – a key transportation artery for shipments of grain, agricultural chemicals, Read More

Too slow: Philippines rejects Canada plan to return garbage after dump threat, wants it over NOW

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The Philippines rejected Canada’s offer to take back its shipment of garbage by the end of June, ramming the message home that the waste should be returned as soon as possible. Manila had threatened to dump it all at the shore. Ottawa agreed to take back its garbage of discord on Wednesday, promising to pay Read More

Oil plummets, on track for biggest weekly drop in 2019

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Oil prices plunged on Thursday, losing about 5% as trade tensions dampened the demand outlook, putting the crude benchmarks on course for their biggest daily and weekly falls in six months. FILE PHOTO: A maze of crude oil pipes and valves is pictured during a tour by the Department of Energy Read More

Global growth worries slam Wall St. as trade tensions persist

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks slumped on Thursday as investors dumped shares of technology companies as well as businesses in cyclical sectors on fears that the escalating trade war between United States and China would stymie global economic growth. Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, Read More

Texas RRC commissioners asses an additional $300,000+ in penalties during May 2019

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5/23/2019 Photo: U.S. pumpjack. AUSTIN – The Railroad Commission of Texas assessed $301,069 in fines involving 163 enforcement dockets against operators and businesses at the commissioners’ conference this week. The commission has primary oversight and enforcement of the state’s oil and gas industry and intrastate pipeline safety.  Four operators were assessed $61,331 after failing to Read More

Musk’s leaked email shows Tesla to make record deliveries in second quarter

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(Reuters) – Tesla Inc is on course to deliver a record number of cars in the second quarter, beating the 90,700 it sent to customers in the final quarter of last year, according to an internal email from Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk to staff. A Tesla Model 3 sedan, its first car aimed at Read More

Ramadan police: Malaysian officials disguise as waiters to catch Muslims who skip fasting

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If you are a non-fasting Muslim in Malaysia – be warned, a local official in disguise might serve your next meal having already snapped a photo of you and sent it to the local religious affairs department. Thirty two enforcement officers in the Malaysian district of Segamat are dressing up as cooks and waiters to Read More