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Sharks, elephants and precious wood in balance at wildlife talks

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GENEVA (Reuters) – The fate of mako sharks, African elephants and their ivory, and precious wood used to make musical instruments are on the agenda of member states attending negotiations of the U.N. wildlife watchdog opening on Saturday, officials said. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) regulates the buying and selling of Read More

Invesco thrives in China as former executive Ross leads Trump’s trade war

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BOSTON (Reuters) – The former investment company of U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has been flourishing in China, even as he marshals billions of dollars’ worth of punishing tariffs in America’s deepening trade war. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross speaks during a 17th Latin American Leadership Forum in Brasilia, Brazil August 1, 2019. Read More

Mob mentality on show as rabid protesters target suspicious men

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By Stuart Ramsay, chief correspondent As soon as the police arrived, everything changed. Tensions at Hong Kong international airport had been high all day. The protesters had clearly chosen it under the impression that police would hold back (at least from firing tear and pepper gas) if the protesters were in close contact with civilians Read More

Oil rises as US scales back tariffs, lifting demand outlooks

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New York — Oil futures settled higher Tuesday as the market re-evaluated demand outlooks amid signs of a thaw in US-China trade tensions. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now NYMEX September WTI settled up $2.17 at $57.10/b, and ICE October Brent was $2.73 higher at $61.30/b at Read More

Vietnam seizes 125 kg of rhino horns, seven tiger carcasses

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HANOI (Reuters) – Vietnam said it has seized more than 125 kg (275 lb) of rhino horns hidden in plaster blocks and shipped from United Arab Emirates, the latest large-scale wildlife trafficking case in Southeast Asia. The rhino horns were discovered earlier this week at Hanoi’s Noi Bai Airport in cargo that arrived on an Read More

Special Report: A Cloudspotters’ Guide to Climate Change

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LUNDY ISLAND, England (Reuters) – A path of trampled grass leads up the hill to St. Helen’s, the only church on Lundy Island. Near its doors, a stray lamb nibbles on tufts of tall weeds. From a Gothic tower topped with the English flag, the coastline of Devon is faintly visible to the east, while Read More

Singapore records its largest ever haul of smuggled ivory

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By David Chipakupaku, news reporter Elephant ivory weighing 8.8 tonnes has been seized in Singapore, with authorities saying the haul is the biggest ever in the city-state’s history. The elephant tusks were discovered in a Vietnam-bound container from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Also in the illegal cargo were scales from the giant pangolin. This Read More

Singapore seizes ivory from nearly 300 elephants in record haul

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore said on Tuesday it had seized 8.8 tonnes of elephant ivory, a record haul by authorities in the city-state, which conservation groups say is a transit point for the illegal wildlife trade. Pangolin scales and elephant ivory that were seized by Singapore’s National Parks Board, Customs and Immigration and Checkpoints Authority Read More

On the menu soon: lab-grown steak for eco-conscious diners

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REHOVOT, Israel (Reuters) – Diners in some upmarket restaurants will soon be able to tuck into laboratory-grown steak, thanks to an Israeli startup that seeks to tap into consumer concerns about health, the environment and animal welfare. Employees work in a laboratory at Aleph Farms, an Israeli company producing lab-grown steak from cow cells, in Read More

US-Iran tensions raise threat of an even graver conflict

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By Deborah Haynes, foreign affairs editor President Donald Trump calls it his policy of “maximum pressure” on Iran. He believes a mixture of increasingly tough sanctions coupled with diplomatic isolation will force the Islamic Republic back to the negotiating table. But we have been here before. Tehran has already been subjected to intense international sanctions Read More