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Pope refuses to accept resignation of French cardinal convicted of sex abuse cover-up

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Despite promises to end sex scandals plaguing the church for decades, Pope Francis has declined to accept the resignation of French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, who was convicted of concealing abuses by a priest in his diocese. Cardinal Barbarin offered to step down in a private meeting with the Pope on Monday, less than two weeks Read More

BP explores buying solar energy to power operations in U.S.

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By Brian Eckhouse and Kelly Gilblom on 3/19/2019 SAN DIEGO and LONDON (Bloomberg) — BP Plc may become the next oil giant to power operations with clean energy. The London-based company is in talks with a solar developer it partially owns, Lightsource BP, to buy power in the U.S., according to executives at the renewable Read More

Sunrun Illustrates Potential for Home Solar and Batteries as Wildfire Mitigation Solution

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SAN FRANCISCO, March 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ahead of this week’s Wildfire Technology Innovation Summit in Sacramento, Sunrun Inc. (Nasdaq: RUN), the nation’s leading home solar, battery and energy services company, today issued a new technical analysis describing the role that distributed energy resources, such as home solar and batteries, can play in providing Read More

No Brexit extension without a good reason, says EU

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By Greg Heffer and Aubrey Allegrtetti, political reporters Brussels has warned a Brexit delay is far from certain as it called for people to “finalise all preparations” for a no-deal divorce. The EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier turned up the heat with just ten days to go until the UK is due to leave the Read More

'You need a sense of humour': EU left 'exhausted' by Brexit

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By Greg Heffer, political reporter Other European Union countries are becoming “really exhausted” by Brexit as the UK’s divorce from the bloc gets “more foggy”. Politicians across the continent have expressed their exasperation following the latest turbulence at Westminster, where Prime Minister Theresa May has been blocked from holding a third vote on her Brexit Read More

Merkel ‘not aware of 17th century rules’ stopping new Brexit vote as Germany begs ‘please, deliver’

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is having a hard time keeping up with news on Brexit, joking that the process is hard to follow, especially if you’re not clued in on British parliamentary procedure rules “from the 17th century.” Merkel was referring to House of Commons Speaker John Bercow’s citation of the Erskine May Parliamentary Practice Read More

Merkel on Huawei: Germany won’t exclude 5G providers just because they come from China

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Angela Merkel has said that her government will not exclude Huawei or any other company from helping to develop 5G in Germany simply because they come from China, in a clear rebuke of Washington’s stance on the issue. “The government has said our approach is not to simply exclude one company or one actor, but Read More

Global shares gain as Fed looms, pound rides new Brexit twists

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LONDON (Reuters) – World shares inched toward their longest winning streak of the year on Tuesday ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting, while the pound kept calm after another dramatic twist in the Brexit plot bolstered bets on a lengthy delay to the process. FILE PHOTO: Traders work at Frankfurt’s stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany Read More

Asian shares steady as Fed looms, May's Brexit deal in chaos

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares held to tight ranges on Tuesday ahead of a Federal Reserve policy meeting, but were broadly supported near 6-1/2-month highs on expectations the U.S. central bank might strike a dovish tone, while fresh Brexit worries weighed on the pound. FILE PHOTO: Men look at stock quotation boards outside a brokerage Read More

Asian shares flat as Fed looms, May's Brexit deal in chaos

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TOKYO – Asian shares held tight ranges on Tuesday ahead of the a Federal Reserve policy meeting, but were broadly supported near six-month highs on expectations the central bank might strike a dovish tone, while fresh Brexit worries dogged the pound. FILE PHOTO: Men look at stock quotation boards outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, Read More