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Google forbids political discussion on its internal employee forums

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Google has issued new community rules barring employees from political discussions on internal message boards, and seeking to curb leaks that could “undermine trust” in the tech titan, amid swirling accusations of endemic bias. The company released its updated guidelines on Friday, which remind employees to “be responsible,”“helpful” and “thoughtful” in all internal communications, but Read More

Safety fears as Russia launches floating nuclear plant in Arctic

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Campaigners have raised concerns after Russia’s first floating nuclear power plant sailed to its destination in the country’s northeast region. The Akademik Lomonosov is a 140m-long (459ft) towed platform that carries two 35 megawatt nuclear reactors. It set out from the Arctic port of Murmansk on the Kola peninsula on Friday on a three-week journey Read More

‘My life is s**t’: EasyJet pilot suspended after telling friends he felt suicidal, reports say

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UK airline EasyJet has suspended a pilot after he discussed taking his own life in an online chat, local media reported. The news revives memories of a German pilot who crashed his A320 into the Alps, killing all on board. The grounding came after EasyJet learned that the pilot, whose name is being withheld, said Read More

The United States tends to produce lighter crude oil and import heavier crude oil

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August 23, 2019 In 2018, total U.S. crude oil production grew by 17%, led by increased production of relatively light, less dense crude oil. The increase in light crude oil production is largely the result of the growth in crude oil production from shale and tight rock formations, which are now more accessible because of Read More

Permian Basin prices up in recent weeks as the Gulf Coast Express Pipeline nears completion

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By U.S. Energy Information Administration on 8/23/2019 WASHINGTON, DC – Natural gas spot prices at the Waha hub in western Texas, located near Permian basin production activities, closed at $1.55/MMBtu on August 15, the highest price since March 2019. This price increase coincides with the 2 Bcfd Gulf Coast Express Pipeline (GCX) preparing to enter Read More

Direct link? Rocks discovered on asteroid closely resemble those found on Earth

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Boulders discovered on the surface of a recently-explored asteroid share similarities to rocks from meteorites that crashed into Earth, according to a new study, providing insight into the origins of our planet’s geology. Images taken on the surface of Ryugu show dust-free rocks that wouldn’t look out of place on Earth, a group of European Read More

Israel preparing to bomb Houthis in Yemen to warn them away from Iran – reports

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Israel is planning to bomb Houthi and Hezbollah targets in Yemen to keep them from receiving weapons from Iran following several Israeli attacks on Iraqi targets, Kuwaiti media has reported. Israeli forces are preparing to target resistance forces in southwestern Yemen, near the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait, according to Kuwaiti paper al-Jaridah, PressTV reported on Friday. Mossad Read More

Once more with feeling? US holds ‘secret’ talks with Venezuela officials

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Faced with eight months of failed regime-change efforts, the US is trying to achieve its goals in Venezuela by holding secret talks with members of the government in Caracas, to the dismay of hawks and US-backed opposition. Following news reports about the secret negotiations, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and US President Donald Trump have both Read More

With wildfires raging, Bolivia seeks help from Supertanker plane

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A view shows the burned forest in Taperas, an area where wildfires have destroyed hectares of forest near Robore, Bolivia, August 22, 2019. REUTERS/David Mercado SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Wildfires raging in eastern Bolivia have burned more than 450,000 hectares (1.1 million acres), or roughly an area the size of the U.S. state of Delaware, officials Read More

Indonesia tells some Jakarta supermarkets to remove ‘palm oil-free’ products

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JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia, the world’s top palm oil producer, has told some retailers in Jakarta to remove food products with “palm oil-free” labels from their shops, a government official said, as it seeks to protect its key export. FILE PHOTO: An aerial photo of a palm oil plantation in Batanghari, Jambi province, Sumatra island, Read More