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Interview: Corpus Christi aims to rival Houston with 4 million b/d crude export capacity

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Highlights Port CEO wants Corpus to be ‘Cushing of the coast’ Export market crowded with deepwater, onshore proposals Corpus Christi studies 75-foot-deep shipping channel Washington — The Port of Corpus Christi aims to become the “Cushing of the coast” by drawing more and more North American crude oil barrels with 4 million b/d of export Read More

Tanzania says elephant, rhino populations rebounding after anti-poaching crackdown

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FILE PHOTO: A herd of elephants is seen in the Singita Grumeti Game Reserve, Tanzania, October 7, 2018. REUTERS/Baz Ratner DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) – Elephant and rhino populations in Tanzania have begun to rebound after a government crackdown dismantled organised criminal networks involved in industrial-scale poaching, the country’s presidency said. A prominent Chinese businesswoman Read More

Massive shark fin haul into Hong Kong dodges global shipping bans

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HONG KONG (Reuters) – Two global shipping firms that have vowed not to transport shark fin products inadvertently moved a 40-foot container of the controversial delicacy from Nicaragua to Hong Kong this year, both companies told Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Shark fins, which cost between HK$2,880 ($369) and HK$3,580 ($459) per Chinese catty (1 pound), are Read More

After brutal spring floods, U.S. farmers face big losses

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DARKE COUNTY, Ohio (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The planting season ended more than a month ago, but much of 39-year-old Greg McGlinch’s 450-acre farm in Darke County, Ohio, is either under water or still saturated from record spring rains. Together with his father, McGlinch, a fifth-generation crop farmer, planted 120 acres of corn this year Read More

India’s PM calls for water conservation push as drought hits crops

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday pushed for greater grassroots water conservation efforts amid concerns weak monsoon rains would push millions of drought-hit people to the edge and hammer agricultural production in Asia’s third-biggest economy. FILE PHOTO: Women fetch water from an opening made by residents at a dried-up lake Read More

‘Iran would sign no-war pact with Iraq if not for US’ destabilizing role’ – Top security official

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Iran considers security in the Gulf as vital and does not intend to attack anybody, Secretary of the country’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani told RT, accusing the US of sowing discord in the region. Shamkhani told RT’s Salam Musafir on a visit to Moscow that his country aims to ease tensions with all Read More

Jordan Peterson’s radical ‘anti-censorship’ platform promises free speech – but can it deliver?

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Controversial psychologist and author Jordan Peterson has launched a new “anti-censorship” social media platform that promises to be an alternative to Facebook and Twitter, but what exactly is it – and could it really work? Thinkspot, a subscription-based service, is meant to be a radical alternative to the major social media platforms and, Peterson told Read More

Canada guilty of decades-long ‘race-based genocide’ against indigenous people – inquiry

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A damning report has accused the Canadian government of perpetuating genocide by inaction against indigenous women and girls. Indigenous rights activists say they’ve been witnessing their own grim version of #MeToo for years now. The report is the result of an extensive inquiry commissioned by the Canadian government itself in 2016. With over 1,200 pages, Read More

Reeling from tariff threat, Mexico begins immigration talks in Washington

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Fighting to stave off punitive tariffs announced by U.S. President Donald Trump, a senior Mexican delegation was set to begin high level talks on Monday in Washington, where it will be pushed to do more to hold back Central American migrants. Border gates are seen at the World Trade Bridge border Read More

Indonesia nabs Russian trying to smuggle baby otters, scorpions

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DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) – Indonesian authorities have arrested a Russian on the holiday island of Bali after he was found trying to smuggle baby otters and scorpions out of the country. The unidentified Russian was found carrying four critically endangered Eurasian otters and 10 scorpions in a box stocked with food and milk on Thursday, Read More