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Japan may offer its Fukushima robots to US for denuclearization of North Korea – report

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Japan has offered the US its best nuclear-cleanup robots – designed for Fukushima – for use in dismantling North Korea’s nuclear facilities, hoping to remain in the loop as Washington and Pyongyang talk denuclearization. The remote-controlled robots are being developed to remove melted fuel debris from the reactors in Fukushima, and must be able to Read More

Deforestation in Brazil, vote in Argentina endanger EU-Mercosur pact

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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s backsliding on Amazon conservation under right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro and a likely Peronist return to power in Argentina could delay or even derail ratification of an EU-Mercosur trade agreement that took two decades to negotiate. FILE PHOTO: An aerial view of a tract of Amazon jungle recently cleared by loggers and 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

Boycott Chan? Jackie angers woke fans over Hong Kong comments supporting ‘peace’ & ‘patriotism’

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Kung fu film star Jackie Chan has joined Mulan actress Liu Yifei in stoking outrage over pro-Beijing comments amid heated protests in Hong Kong, his birthplace, and calling for peace. The torches and pitchforks came out online. After a video appeared online earlier this month showing protesters defacing the Chinese flag, a number of Chinese Read More

Rental firm walks away from Tesla order after quality dispute

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Car rental company Nextmove has walked away from a 5 million euros ($5.55 million) order for 85 Tesla (TSLA.O) Model 3 electric vehicles following a dispute over how to fix quality issues, the German company said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Philip Floyd, senior engineering technician for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Read More

Germany’s Nextmove cancels Tesla order, citing quality issues

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FILE PHOTO: Philip Floyd, senior engineering technician for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, demonstrates a front crash prevention test on a 2018 Tesla Model 3 in Ruckersville, Virginia, U.S., July 22, 2019. REUTERS/Amanda Voisard/File Photo FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German car rental firm Nextmove has canceled the bulk of a 100-vehicle order from Tesla worth Read More

Benzene market tightens on naphtha supply buildup

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Highlights Naphtha-benzene spread hits two-year high Naphtha oversupply pressuring pricing London — The spread between benzene and naphtha hit a two-year high this week at $385/mt Wednesday — the widest point since December 2017. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now The spread was last seen at $353/mt Read More

Refinery news roundup: Minor works at Russian refineries, Antipinsky back

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London — Only minor works were heard at Russian refineries before the start of the autumn refinery turnaround season in October. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now Meanwhile, the Antipinsky refinery resumed operations on July 18, Sberbank said in a statement. Socar Energoresurs, a joint venture between Read More

Refinery news roundup: Africa launches come into focus

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London — News has emerged about new launches in Africa. Separately, Engen’s refinery in Durban is facing “some challenges” in production and hence will not be able offer bunker fuel in the spot market until the end of September, sources said. The refinery was “highly unlikely” to resume offering until the end of September, which Read More

Canadian petroleum agency approves Hibernia platform restart following spill

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8/16/2019 ST. JOHN’S, NEWFOUNDLAND – The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) issued approval to Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd. (HMDC) to resume production operations at the Hibernia platform. Hibernia platform Since the spill occurred in mid-July, C-NLOPB staff have had extensive engagement with HMDC to discuss the cause of the spill, along Read More