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Putin and Kim give each other same gift… a sword (PHOTO, VIDEO)

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Kim Jong-un spoke about his country’s “strength” as he exchanged weapons as presents with Vladimir Putin during their first-ever meeting in Vladivostok on Thursday. The Russian president led his North Korean counterpart through the traditional gift-giving ceremony that accompanies landmark international summits, first offering him a set of handmade gilded glasses. But the highlight was Read More

Sodas, waters drive Coca-Cola sales beat

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(Reuters) – Coca-Cola Co’s quarterly sales and profit beat Wall Street estimates on Tuesday, as it sold more of its water and soft drinks including its signature soda and Coke Zero, sending its shares up about 4 percent before the bell. FILE PHOTO: Cans of Coca-Cola are pictured in the refrigerator during an event in Read More

China urges local governments to shell out resources to treat soil pollution

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China has urged local authorities to invest more to clean up contaminated agricultural land, with some regions still failing to take responsibility for dangerous levels of soil pollution, the country’s agriculture ministry said on Monday. Soil pollution has emerged as one of China’s biggest environmental challenges, with nearly a fifth of the Read More

U.S. prepares end to Iran sanctions waivers, triggering oil price spike

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WASHINGTON/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The United States is expected to announce on Monday that all buyers of Iranian oil will have to end their imports shortly or face sanctions, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters, triggering a 3 percent rise in crude prices. FILE PHOTO: Gas flares from an oil production platform at the Read More

France points way for UK shake up of audit market

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LONDON (Reuters) – Taking on the Big Four accounting firms will remain a lengthy and costly challenge for smaller rivals in Britain despite the regulatory leg-up unveiled on Thursday, but France has shown it can be done over a decade. FILE PHOTO: Offices of Deloitte are seen in London, Britain, September 25, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Read More

Inspire’s ‘Climate Awareness Report’ Finds Consumers Think Green But Act Dirty Due to Lack of Energy Choice

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78% of U.S. population feels actively stressed by potential consequences of climate change Inspire Commits to Change The Climate and Avoid 1 Billion Metric Tons of Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2030 SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Inspire, a clean energy tech company that provides the first smart thermostat powered by clean Read More

TED 2019: The online campaign that ended a beard ban

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Three years ago workers at US grocery chain Publix began an online campaign to reverse a ban on facial hair. Seventeen-year-old Brandon Wesley started his Let Us Have Beards campaign on coworker.org, a platform aimed at giving workers who might not be in a union a way to express grievances. Some 12,000 fellow employees, about Read More

US cracking down on tourism, remittances and banking in Cuba sanctions push – Bolton

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The US is targeting Cuba with additional sanctions, including restricting travel to the island nation, limiting remittances, and sanctioning additional entities, White House national security adviser John Bolton said. US citizens sending remittances to Cuba will be limited t $1,000 per person per quarter, Bolton said on Wednesday. Non-family travel will be restricted to reduce Read More

U.S. trade deficit hits eight-month low on weak Chinese imports

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. trade deficit fell to an eight-month low in February as imports from China plunged, temporarily providing a boost to President Donald Trump’s “America First” agenda and economic growth in the first quarter. FILE PHOTO: A container ship is shown at port in Long Beach, California, U.S. July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Read More