Tag Archives: Security Council

Before Paris climate deal, a landgrab on the web

PARIS (Reuters) – Months before the world's nations began forging a climate accord in Paris, a California environmentalist named John Niles was digging into his pockets to buy a slew…

British school in Budapest evacuated, no explosives found

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – The British International School in Budapest evacuated all staff & pupils safely after receiving a bomb threat from an unidentified caller on Wednesday, a school statement said….

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Permafrost: hiding a climate time bomb?

On the front line of climate alter in the Canadian Arctic, scientists hunt for clues to a potentially catastrophic global warming trend: melting permafrost. On the rolling landscape of shrubs…

'Star Wars' Costume Exhibit Reveals Creativity Behind Force Fashion

A new museum exhibit opening this weekend in New York City features dozens of real costumes from the seven "Star Wars" movies, & serves as an illustration of how the…

EPA chief: Agency did not shirk responsibility in mine spill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency dismissed complaints Wednesday by Republican lawmakers that her agency downplayed the seriousness of a toxic mine spill that fouled rivers…

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Oil rises more than 2 percent ahead of Fed decision

By Lisa Barrington LONDON (Reuters) – Oil rose more than 2 percent on Wednesday after a drawdown in U.S. stockpiles, an increase in U.S. gasoline prices, & lower-than-expected U.S. inflation…

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China investigates top work safety regulator after Tianjin blasts

By Megha Rajagopalan TIANJIN, China (Reuters) – Authorities are investigating the head of China's work safety regulator, the Communist Party's anti-graft watchdog said on Tuesday, a week after huge blasts…

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Palestinian hunger-striker regains consciousness, vows to continue fast – lawyer

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A Palestinian on a hunger strike against his detention without trial was brought out of sedation in an Israeli hospital on Tuesday & vowed…