Tag Archives: China

Asia shares fall on China caution, yuan jumpy ahead of IMF decision

By Hideyuki Sano TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares fell on Monday as Chinese stocks extended last week's sharp losses, while the yuan bounced in volatile trade hours ahead of an…

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Obama: US leadership helping global fight on climate change

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Sunday that American leadership was helping make gains in the global fight against climate alter as he tried to reassure world leaders assembling…

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Attenborough Wants Road Map For Climate Action

Scientists should be challenged to make affordable energy from renewable sources within 10 years, Sir David Attenborough has told Sky News. In an exclusive interview with Sky's presenter Dermot Murnaghan ahead…

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Hamstrung by Congress, Obama tries to clinch climate pact

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is trying to negotiate a legacy-making climate alter pact this coming week in Paris with one hand tied behind his back. Congress can't even…

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The many health impacts of climate change

Medical experts say climate alter affects human health in direct ways, by the spread of water- & mosquito-borne diseases for example, & indirectly, such as through hunger. Here is a…

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Sweden suspends flights to northern Iraq over security concerns

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Sweden has suspended all flights to northern Iraq because of concerns approximately increased military activity in the area, the country's transport agency said on Friday. Iraq closed…

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Outspoken Miss World Canada denied entry to China

HONG KONG (AP) — Canada's outspoken Miss World contestant said she was barred Thursday from entering China to take part in this year's pageant & accused Beijing of overreach in…

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Former FIFA chief hospitalized in Rio

Former FIFA president Joao Havelange, a controversial figure who spent more than two decades in charge of world football, is being treated in a Rio hospital with respiratory problems. A…

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Soprano Hannigan shatters classical music's glass ceiling

With looks often described as straight out of a Bond film, Barbara Hannigan strides on to lead the orchestra dressed in vampy black leather, bondage boots & a wig. The…

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Hollande, Putin agree to work more closely to combat Islamic State in Syria

By Elizabeth Pineau & Denis Pinchuk MOSCOW (Reuters) – France & Russia will exchange intelligence on Islamic State & other rebel groups to improve the effectiveness of their aerial bombing…