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UK parliamentary committee questions StanChart’s remuneration policy

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FILE PHOTO: A logo of Standard Chartered is displayed at the financial Central district in Hong Kong, China November 23, 2017. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (Reuters) – The head of the British parliament’s Work and Pensions Committee has written to the chair of Standard Chartered Plc’s (STAN.L) remuneration committee questioning the bank’s executive pension pay levels after more Read More

‘Stronger than ever’: India set to launch rescheduled Moon mission

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India will attempt to send its spacecraft to the Moon on Monday after it was forced to cancel last week’s scheduled launch at the last minute. The Chandrayaan 2 is now due to launch at 2:43pm local time (9:13am GMT) on Monday. The first scheduled launch was due to take off on July 15 but Read More

Ukraine’s Zelensky gains parliamentary faction in snap election

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The party of Volodymyr Zelensky entered Ukraine’s parliament on the back of his popularity, giving the president a much-needed faction in the legislature. Now he needs to walk the walk and deliver on his campaign promises. Zelensky is a professional comedian who entered politics last year to successfully defeat his predecessor, Petro Poroshenko, in April Read More

Iran’s actions are an ‘illegal interference’ – UK tells UN

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By Emily Mee, news reporter Iran’s seizure of a British-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz “constitutes illegal interference”, the UK has said in a letter to the United Nations Security Council. The ship was in Omani territorial waters and was “exercising the lawful right of transit passage in an international strait”, Britain’s UN mission Read More

Peru evacuates hundreds in south after volcano rumbles

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A man points at a cloud of ash from the Ubinas volcano, in Santiago de Machaca, Bolivia, along the border with Peru, July 20, 2019. REUTERS/David Mercado LIMA (Reuters) – Peruvian authorities evacuated hundreds of people living near a volcano in the country’s south, after explosions and ash emissions on Friday. The National Institute of Read More

Iran’s actions are an ‘illegal interference’, UK officials say

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By Emily Mee, news reporter UK officials say Iran’s seizure of a British-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz “constitutes illegal interference”. The ship was in Omani territorial waters and was “exercising the lawful right of transit passage in an international strait”, Britain’s UN mission wrote in a letter to the United Nations Security Council. Read More

Ryanair Irish pilot union to decide on strike ballot next week

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FILE PHOTO: Passengers disembark a Ryanair flight at Dublin International Airport in Dublin, Ireland. Aug 23, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay DUBLIN (Reuters) – Members of Ryanair’s Irish pilot union are to decide next week whether to join British colleagues in holding a ballot on strike action, according to a memo distributed to members. Ryanair pilots in Read More

Who ‘owns’ the Moon 50 years after mankind’s 1st ‘giant leap’

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Humans first set foot on the Moon half a century ago, but it remains largely unexplored and uncolonized to this day, and humankind cannot agree on how to do business there. After all, who “owns” the Moon? Fifty years after Neil Armstrong made “one small step” on the surface of the Moon on July 20, Read More

Australian territory gives major status to solar plan by Singapore’s Sun Cable

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s Northern Territory has given major project status to an ambitious plan to transmit 3 gigawatts (GW) of solar power to Singapore by subsea cable, its chief minister said on Saturday. Michael Gunner said Singaporean firm Sun Cable’s proposed A$20 billion ($14 billion) solar farm near Tennant Creek would be the world’s Read More

U.S. has ‘bigger problems’ than plastic straws – Trump

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump takes a drink of water as he speaks about his recent trip to Asia in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., November 15, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts WASHINGTON (Reuters) – With plastic straw bans gaining popularity to protect the environment, President Donald Trump on Friday posed Read More