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Great Barrier Reef rodent becomes 1st official ‘climate change extinction’

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Australia’s government has declared the Bramble Cay melomys extinct, making it what is believed to be the first mammalian casualty directly attributed to man-made climate change. The official declaration on Tuesday by Australia’s Environment Ministry was long-expected, as a wide-ranging survey of the critter’s habitat in 2014 found no traces of the species. The rat Read More

US sanctions help India become No.1 buyer of Venezuelan crude

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Imports of Venezuela’s oil by India surged 66 percent in the first half of February to 620,000 barrels a day. The country boosted its purchases from the Latin American nation after US stopped shipments from Caracas. Indian refiners Reliance Industries and Nayara Energy were driving the import boost. Venezuela has sent its oil minister, Manuel Read More

Global shares slip from four-month high, Swedish crown slumps

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LONDON (Reuters) – European and Asian shares hovered near four-month highs on Tuesday as investors took heart from some progress in Sino-U.S. trade talks, while the yen dribbled lower as Japan’s central bank said it could ease policy again. The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, Read More

Germany sees 'most difficult part' in EU-U.S. trade talks ahead

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BERLIN (Reuters) – The most difficult part in trade negotiations between Europe and the United States is starting now and talks should focus on reducing tariffs on industrial goods to increase the chances of a deal, German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said on Tuesday. German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier presents the national industry strategy for Read More

China-US trade spat may leave American kids without toys

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The growing uncertainty over trade between Beijing and Washington could affect the entire toy industry, boosting prices for American consumers and leaving Chinese producers out of the US market. Chinese manufacturers make up nearly 85 percent of games and toys sold in the US, while China has a booming consumer market that is set to Read More

New round of U.S.-China trade talks to begin in Washington on Tuesday

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A new round of talks between the United States and China to resolve their trade war will take place in Washington on Tuesday, with follow-up sessions at a higher level later in the week, the White House said on Monday. The talks follow a round of negotiations that ended in Beijing last Read More

Asian shares near four-month high, buoyed by trade optimism

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TOKYO/SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares hovered near four-month highs on Tuesday, supported by hopes that Sino-U.S. trade talks were making progress and expectations of policy stimulus from central banks. FILE PHOTO: Pedestrians are reflected on an electronic board showing stock prices outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan December 27, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Investor confidence was Read More

Mercenary team? 5 US citizens among heavily armed group arrested amid Haiti protests (PHOTOS)

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A group of seven foreigners and one local were apprehended by Haitian authorities amid violent unrest in the nation. The suspects, who allegedly have military backgrounds, were equipped with an arsenal of guns and even drones. The group was apprehended on Sunday in the Haitian capital city of Port-au-Prince, shortly after leaving the Bank of Read More

‘They want to enslave us!’ Maduro slams Trump’s ultimatum & ‘Nazi-style’ attack on socialism

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Nicolas Maduro has slammed Donald Trump’s belligerent rhetoric and his crusade against socialism after US president effectively ordered Venezuelan military to support opposition leader Juan Guaido, if they care about their future. “Who is the commander of the armed forces, Donald Trump from Miami?” president Maduro wondered aloud after the US leader virtually issued an Read More