Benin votes for president after week of violent protests

10/10 © Reuters. Britain’s Prince Philip and Prince Charles listen to speeches before the unveiling of a statue of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother in Poundbury 2/10 By Allegresse Sasse COTONOU (Reuters) – Benin votes on Sunday in a presidential election following a week of deadly protests against the incumbent Patrice Talon, who is heavily […]

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French lawmakers approve a ban on short domestic flights

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: An Air France airplane lands at the Charles-de-Gaulle airport in Roissy PARIS (Reuters) – French lawmakers voted late on Saturday to abolish domestic flights on routes than can be covered by train in under two-and-a-half hours, as the government seeks to lower carbon emissions even as the air travel industry reels […]

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U.S. Army Corps to lay out plans for Dakota Access pipeline review at hearing

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Law enforcement officers advance into the main opposition camp against the Dakota Access oil pipeline near Cannon Ball By Laila Kearney and Devika Krishna Kumar NEW YORK (Reuters) -The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is expected to lay out its recommendations on the Dakota Access oil pipeline at a federal court […]

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Gold up 1% on Week after Fencing With U.S. Yields, Dollar

By Barani Krishnan Investing.com – Gold prices slid on Friday but still ended the week up 1% as the yellow metal emerged partially victorious from its fencing duels with U.S. bond yields and the dollar, which were sluggish most of the week from mixed readings on inflation. on New York’s Comex settled down $ 13.60, […]

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Oil Down 3.5% on Week; Demand Concerns Offset Euro Vaccine Progress

© Reuters. By Barani Krishnan Investing.com – Oil prices fell as much as 3.5% on the week as concerns over summer fuel demand offset news that Europe appeared to be finally turning the corner on its Covid-19 vaccine crisis. Germany doubled the number of daily Covid-19 vaccinations, France hit a key immunization milestone a week […]

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Oil prices hold steady as investors weigh rising supplies, demand outlook

© Reuters. Views of Total Grandpuits oil refinery By Florence Tan SINGAPORE (Reuters) -Oil prices were little changed on Friday as investors weighed rising supplies from major producers and the impact on fuel demand from the COVID-19 pandemic. futures for June edged down 2 cents to $ 63.18 a barrel by 0450 GMT, while U.S. […]

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U.S. House bill seeks $8 billion for abandoned oil and gas well cleanup

© Reuters. Abandoned oil well in Olean, New York By Nichola Groom (Reuters) – A U.S House of Representatives Democrat introduced a bill on Thursday authorizing $ 8 billion to plug and clean up abandoned oil wells nationwide, a measure aimed at creating jobs for oil and gas workers and reducing climate-warming emissions. More than […]

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China EV battery maker Octillion looks to cash in on carbon neutral drive

© Reuters. Employees work on the production line of electric vehicle (EV) battery manufacturer Octillion in Hefei HEFEI, China (Reuters) – China’s push towards carbon neutrality as well as its growing manufacturing might will allow electric vehicles (EV) to compete equally with standard cars by 2030 and drive the sector to new heights, the head […]

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Climate-risk disclosure requirements will spark huge investments: U.S. official

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A participant stands near a logo of IMF at the International Monetary Fund – World Bank Annual Meeting 2018 in Nusa Dua 2/2 By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Requiring financial institutions and companies to disclose climate change risks will trigger huge shifts in capital investments around the world, U.S. […]

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