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Hong Kong: More protesters take to the streets to defy Beijing

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Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in Hong Kong calling for democratic reforms. A protest march by teachers is currently under way. It will be followed by another anti-government march in Hung Hom at 3.30pm and a pro-government rally at 5pm at Tamar Park in Admiralty. The latest protests come days after Hong Read More

Failed state made in the USA: Ex-president of Honduras and coup victim Zelaya tells all

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President Jose Manuel Zelaya of Honduras was deposed from power in a military coup after joining a progressive alliance of Latin American leaders and he has “absolutely no doubts” the US was behind his ouster, he tells RT America. “The US warned me: if you sign the Bolivarian Alternative to the Americas (ALBA) you’re going Read More

Energy interests applaud changes to endangered species protections

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Highlights Expected to speed decision-making on infrastructure Federal agencies have had trouble tracking ESA requirements California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, as well as some environmental groups, have vowed to challenge the Trump administration’s sweeping changes to Endangered Species Act protections. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & Read More

Aramco remains world’s most profitable company even as oil falls

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By Matthew Martin on 8/13/2019 DUBAI (Bloomberg) – Saudi Aramco showed Monday it’s still the world’s most profitable company — and paid out almost all its net income in dividends — despite the dwindling price of oil. Profit slid 12% to $46.9 billion in the first six months of 2019, the state-owned energy giant said Read More

Argentina’s populist opposition primary win may put energy investment on hold

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Buenos Aires — Argentina’s leading opposition coalition, a left-wing populist alliance that ruled the country from 2003-15, swept the national primaries Sunday, putting it in the running to win the October 27 general election and damp investment in the oil and natural gas sector. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your Read More

‘World is watching’: US reaction points to Hong Kong as a ‘color revolution’

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If the iconography and tone of Hong Kong protests and the support from US diplomats weren’t enough, Washington’s words of concern sure seem to suggest that the months-long demonstrations amount to a ‘color revolution.’ On Monday, the Trump administration urged “all sides to refrain from violence.” While carefully paying lip service to Hong Kong being Read More

U.S. transportation chief asks new FAA head to review agency in wake of 737 MAX crashes

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FILE PHOTO: Elaine Chao, U.S. Secretary of Transportation speaks at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2019 (GES 2019) in The Hague, Netherlands June 4, 2019. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said on Monday she has asked the new head of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to assess the agency’s Read More

Argentina’s populist opposition win may put energy investment on hold

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Highlights Vote a ‘profound rejection of Macri’ Oil production grew under Macri, but not economy Oil investors likely to wait for more details Buenos Aires — Argentina’s leading opposition coalition, a left-wing populist alliance that ruled the country from 2003-15, swept the national primaries on Sunday, putting it in the running to win the October Read More

Petrol bombs, bricks and tear gas: After 10 weeks, Hong Kong protests show no sign of abating

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Some 10 weeks after protests first began over a since-suspended extradition bill, Hong Kong continues to be a city in turmoil. Running battles between police and protesters are again dominating the news. In the latest installment, thousands of protesters have clashed with police at various points in the center of the city. The situation escalated Read More

Pope caps reform of Vatican bank with new statutes

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VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis has approved new statutes for the Vatican Bank, making an external audit obligatory and introducing other changes to bolster reforms that have turned around the once scandal-ridden institution. FILE PHOTO: New recruits of the Vatican’s elite Swiss Guard march in front of the tower of the Institute for Works Read More