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U.S. ‘falling behind’ in global race to develop electric vehicle supply chain

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is losing the race to extract and refine minerals used to make electric vehicles and should do more to spur domestic production, a bipartisan group of senators said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) speaks with reporters off the Senate floor in Washington, U.S., May 23, Read More

The only candidate wins! EU lawmakers pick Christine Lagarde to head European Central Bank

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Former IMF chief Christine Lagarde is set to become the first female president of the European Central Bank. The European Parliament chose her with no other contender for the job. Lagarde won a comfortable majority of 394 votes, while 206 European legislators voted against her and 49 abstained during the parliament’s plenary meeting in Strasbourg Read More

Dozens killed after explosion hits president’s re-election rally in north Afghanistan

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At least 24 people have been killed and dozens more were wounded after an IED attached to a security vehicle exploded near a campaign rally attended by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, potentially signaling an attempt on his life. The bombing occurred on Tuesday afternoon in Afghanistan’s northern city of Charikar as President Ghani began addressing Read More

Blast near US Embassy in Kabul after attack on President Ghani campaign rally

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Shortly after President Ashraf Ghani’s election rally was targeted in a bomb attack that killed at least 24, another blast rocked the heavily-guarded center of Kabul, where the US Embassy and government buildings are located. The attack hit near the Massoud Square in Kabul, close to the US Embassy premises, TOLO reported uploading footage that Read More

Passengers fight strong winds to escape airliner full of smoke after emergency landing (VIDEOS)

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A Spanish airliner that filled up with smoke was forced to make a hasty landing in Barcelona, but the evacuation was hampered by powerful winds that blew the plane’s inflatable slides up into the air. Vueling flight VY2118 was traveling from Malaga to Barcelona when things went awry. Passengers told media that the cabin started Read More

Russia’s newest passenger jet makes first international flight

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The latest Russian airliner, the Irkut MC-21-300, has made its first international flight to Turkey, the jet’s producer has announced. The aircraft took off from Zhukovsky International Airport near Moscow on Monday and flew 2,400 km to Istanbul Ataturk Airport in about three and a half hours. “The flight was normal. The aircraft and its Read More

Tropical cyclone bears down on Bahamas, U.N. pledges aid

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NASSAU (Reuters) – A tropical cyclone carrying heavy rain and strong winds neared the already devastated Bahamas on Friday, threatening to complicate Hurricane Dorian recovery efforts as the U.N. secretary-general arrived in the islands in a show of support. FILE PHOTO: A volunteer of the NGO World Central Kitchen gestures as a helicopter leaves after Read More

Dorian forces Bahamas to find new schools for 10,000 displaced students

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NASSAU (Reuters) – Bahamian education officials are scrambling to find classroom space for up to 10,000 students displaced by Hurricane Dorian after the Category 5 storm ravaged two of the archipelago’s northern islands, destroying many school buildings. A girl pets her dog after Hurricane Dorian hit the Abaco Islands in Spring City, Bahamas, September 11, Read More

Bahamas relief operation frustrated by approach of new storm

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NASSAU (Reuters) – A storm system threatening the Bahamas with more heavy downpours and strong winds on Friday hampered the search for 1,300 people missing in the wake of the worst hurricane in the nation’s history and a massive humanitarian operation to help survivors. FILE PHOTO: A volunteer of the NGO World Central Kitchen gestures Read More

Exclusive: WeWork considers dramatic valuation cut in IPO

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(Reuters) – WeWork owner The We Company may seek a valuation in its upcoming initial public offering of between $10 billion and $12 billion, a dramatic discount to the $47 billion valuation it achieved in January, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. Were the We Company to press on with the IPO at Read More