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Spain approves 774 million euro help package after floods, wildfires

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MADRID (Reuters) – The Spanish government on Friday approved a set of measures valued at 774 million euros ($850 million) to help the municipalities affected by deadly floods earlier in September, as well as by wildfires in the past few months. Seven peopled died in record-breaking torrential rains and flooding on Sept. 12-13 that prompted Read More

Jakarta to host green-friendly Formula E race next year

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FILE PHOTO: A girl looks on the National Monument as smog covers the capital city of Jakarta, Indonesia, July 4, 2019. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan LONDON (Reuters) – Indonesia will host a Formula E round for the first time next June with drivers racing in central Jakarta, the all-electric racing series announced on Friday. The race, whose Read More

Beyond Meat names former Tesla executive as COO

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FILE PHOTO: A giant digital display shows Beyond Meat (BYND) listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange during the company’s IPO at the NASDAQ Market Site in Times Square in New York City, New York, U.S., May 2, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Segar (Reuters) – Beyond Meat Inc (BYND.O) said on Thursday it has named former Tesla Inc Read More

As Amazon burns, 230 big investors call on firms to protect world’s rainforests

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RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – With widespread fires wreaking havoc on the Amazon, over 200 investors representing some $16.2 trillion under management on Wednesday called on companies to do their part in halting the destruction of the world’s largest tropical rainforest. FILE PHOTO: A burning tree is seen during a fire in an area of Read More

Garments for lease: ‘rental’ apparel brings new wrinkles for retail stores

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MADRID/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Lisa Batitto, 54, says she has virtually stopped buying clothes ever since she started renting them. FILE PHOTO: Lisa Batitto, demonstrates how she browses a clothing rental site at her home in Montclair, New Jersey, U.S., August 30, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton The New Jersey-based museum publicist spends $277 a month on Read More

Niger’s oil export hopes advance as Benin pipeline works start

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London — Niger’s president this week launched construction work on a new oil pipeline running from the landlocked country into neighboring Benin, which is set to help Niger achieve its ambitions of becoming a crude exporter. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now President Mahamadou Issoufou lay the Read More

Blast near US Embassy in Kabul after attack on President Ghani campaign rally

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Shortly after President Ashraf Ghani’s election rally was targeted in a bomb attack that killed at least 24, another blast rocked the heavily-guarded center of Kabul, where the US Embassy and government buildings are located. The attack hit near the Massoud Square in Kabul, close to the US Embassy premises, TOLO reported uploading footage that Read More

Toyota using Tesla-style Panasonic batteries for China hybrids: sources

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp has started using the same type of battery that Panasonic Corp designed for Tesla Inc in some of its plug-in hybrids sold in China, sources familiar with the matter said. FILE PHOTO – A Toyota logo is displayed at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland March Read More

Plucky taxi driver escapes disaster as sinkhole swallows car in China (PHOTO, VIDEO)

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A taxi driver was forced to flee a huge 60-square-meter sinkhole after it devoured his vehicle in the middle of a busy street in Guyuan city, northwestern China. Footage filmed by bystanders show the aftermath of the gaping crater on Monday. The driver of the taxi, named only as Guo, can be seen making a Read More

Purgatory in paradise: Bahamas tent cities to house Dorian survivors

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NASSAU, Bahamas (Reuters) – For some Bahamians who escaped death but lost their homes in Hurricane Dorian’s hellish rampage over the islands of Freeport and Great Abaco, life in the tent shelters erected this week seems like purgatory. FILE PHOTO: Police officers search for the dead in the destroyed Mudd neighborhood after Hurricane Dorian hit Read More