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Explainer: Betting on the past? Europe decides on connected car standards

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – The European Commission’s push to implement a Wi-Fi standard for connected cars has won the support of lawmakers in a victory for Germany’s Volkswagen, although competitor BMW and other backers of a rival technology still hope to overturn the decision. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Volkswagen in Berlin, Germany February 27, 2019. Read More

Inspire’s ‘Climate Awareness Report’ Finds Consumers Think Green But Act Dirty Due to Lack of Energy Choice

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78% of U.S. population feels actively stressed by potential consequences of climate change Inspire Commits to Change The Climate and Avoid 1 Billion Metric Tons of Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2030 SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Inspire, a clean energy tech company that provides the first smart thermostat powered by clean Read More

Rick Perry plans his exit as Trump’s Energy Secretary

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By Jennifer Jacobs, Jennifer A. Dlouhy and Ari Natter on 4/18/2019 WASHINGTON D.C. (Bloomberg) — Energy Secretary Rick Perry is planning to leave the Trump administration and is finalizing the terms and timing of his departure, according to two people familiar with his plans. While Perry’s exit isn’t imminent and one person familiar with the Read More

‘Don’t ever vote for white person’: South African ANC leader’s race-based call discussed on RT

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A leading member of South Africa’s ruling party has stirred controversy as he called on the country’s black population not to vote for white candidates. RT has asked a local politician and activist to weigh in. With even members of his own party condemning the decision to “campaign along race lines,” the pressure is mounting Read More

Endangered New Zealand Kakapo population boosted by record number of chicks

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WELLINGTON (Reuters) – A record number of endangered flightless Kakapo birds have hatched during New Zealand’s unusually long 2019 breeding season, dramatically boosting the numbers of the rare native parrot. Kakapo parrot chicks are seen in this undated social media photo obtained April 18, 2019, in an undisclosed location in New Zealand. DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION Read More

U.S. trade deficit hits eight-month low on weak Chinese imports

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. trade deficit fell to an eight-month low in February as imports from China plunged, temporarily providing a boost to President Donald Trump’s “America First” agenda and economic growth in the first quarter. FILE PHOTO: A container ship is shown at port in Long Beach, California, U.S. July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Read More

Uganda may offer ousted Sudan leader refuge despite ICC warrant

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By Philip Whiteside, international news reporter Uganda will consider an offer of asylum for ousted Sudan leader Omar al Bashir despite an indictment for his arrest by the International Criminal Court. Bashir is wanted by the court in The Hague for crimes against humanity, murder, extermination, torture and rape, among other crimes, in the Darfur Read More

Venezuela accepts first batch of aid from Red Cross

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By Emily Mee, news reporter Venezuela has accepted its first shipment of humanitarian aid from the Red Cross, after the government spent months refusing to allow it into the country.  Volunteers in blue vests lowered boxes of aid from a plane in the capital of Caracas, beginning an operation to deliver medicine and supplies to Read More

Notre-Dame altar cross a symbol of hope after ‘terrible’ blaze

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By Aubrey Allegretti, news reporter Notre-Dame has been saved from total destruction after a blaze ripped through the cathedral, French fire services have said. Flames broke out at the 12th century historic building on Monday evening, quickly devastating the spire and roof and sending plumes of black smoke into the sky. One firefighter has been Read More