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Instagram fact-check: Can a new flagging tool stop fake news?

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Facebook has launched a new feature allowing Instagram users to flag posts they think contain fake news to its fact-checking partners for verification. But questions remain as to whether it goes far enough to counter the amount of disinformation on the image-sharing platform. The move is part of a wider raft of measures the social Read More

U.S. takes major step toward oil drilling in Alaska wildlife refuge

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WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The Trump administration on Thursday took a major step toward opening Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling, drawing criticism from environmentalists and an effort by Democratic lawmakers to put the pristine wilderness area off limits to development. FILE PHOTO: A polar bear keeps close to her young along the Read More

U.S. House passes bill to repeal drilling in Alaska refuge

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FILE PHOTO: A polar bear keeps close to her young along the Beaufort Sea coast in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska in a March 6, 2007 handout photo. Susanne Miller/US Fish and Wildlife Service/Handout via REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill to reverse a 2017 law that allowed Read More

House passes two bills to ban new offshore drilling

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(This September 11 story corrects name to Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, not Reserve in first paragraph) FILE PHOTO: Unused oil rigs sit in the Gulf of Mexico near Port Fourchon, Louisiana August 11, 2010. REUTERS/Lee Celano/File Photo By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed two bills banning new Read More

German regulator backs push to cut red tape for wind power constructions

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MUNICH (Reuters) – Germany’s energy regulator supports an overhaul of legal procedures and red tape by the economy ministry to reverse a sharp fall in wind turbine constructions that threatens to throw the country’s energy transformation off course. FILE PHOTO: Power-generating windmill turbines are pictured during sunset from the Drachenberg hill in Berlin, Germany, August Read More

U.S. House passes two bills to ban new offshore drilling

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed two bills banning new offshore oil and gas drilling off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts and Florida and was set to vote on a third banning drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Reserve. FILE PHOTO: Unused oil rigs sit in the Gulf of Mexico Read More

Three bills in U.S. House would ban offshore, Arctic drilling

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill to ban offshore oil and gas drilling off Florida, the first of three measures it is considering, which would also ban drilling off the Pacific coast and in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Reserve. FILE PHOTO: Unused oil rigs sit in the Gulf Read More

Iran urges US to abandon ‘warmongering’ policy as arch-hawk Bolton leaves White House

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Washington should give up its policy of aggression toward Tehran, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said. His remarks come hours after outspoken regime-change connoisseur John Bolton stepped down as national security adviser. During a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Rouhani pressed the US to “abandon warmongering and its maximum pressure policy” on Iran, and warned that Read More

SeaBird Exploration: 2D survey in Australasia region

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11 September 2019, Limassol, Cyprus SeaBird Exploration is pleased to announce that the company has received notification of an award to acquire 2D seismic data in the Australasia region. The survey is due to commence during Q4 2019 and is estimated to run for approximately three to four months plus mobilization. The company will be Read More

In a fracturing world, central banks still stuck together

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WASHINGTON/TOKYO/FRANKFURT (Reuters) – The last time major central banks shifted gears together, it was a cooperative move to keep the financial crisis of a decade ago from becoming a full-bore, worldwide depression. FILE PHOTO: The Federal Reserve building is pictured in Washington, DC, U.S., August 22, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie/File Photo Now, a new round of Read More