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Davos financiers pump $1.4tn into fossil fuels: Greenpeace Monday, January 20th, 2020

PARIS, (AFP): Some of the world's biggest banks, insurers and pension funds have collectively invested $1.4 trillion in fossil fuel companies since the Paris climate deal, Greenpeace said Tuesday at the start of the World Economic Forum in Davos. With the climate emergency expected to be front and..

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Huawei exec’s extradition hearing begins in Canada

By JIM MORRIS and ROB GILLIES, VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP): The first stage of an extradition hearing for a senior executive of Chinese telecom giant Huawei begins Monday in a Vancouver courtroom, a case that has infuriated Beijing, caused a diplomatic uproar and added to tensions between..

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Threatened species hit hard by Australia’s bushfires Sunday, January 19th, 2020

SYDNEY, (AFP): Australia's bushfires have burned more than half the known habitat of 100 threatened plants and animals, including 32 critically endangered species, the government said Monday. Wildlife experts worry that more than a billion animals have perished in the unprecedented wave of..

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Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan to give up royal titles Saturday, January 18th, 2020

LONDON, (AFP): Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will give up their royal titles and public funding as part of a settlement with the Queen to start a new life away from the British monarchy. The historic announcement from Buckingham Palace on Saturday follows more than a week of intense..

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US to screen airline passengers from China for new illness Friday, January 17th, 2020

By MIKE STOBBE, NEW YORK (AP): Three U.S. airports will screen passengers arriving from central China for a new virus that has sickened dozens, killed two and prompted worries about an international outbreak, health officials said Friday. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials say..

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China’s 2019 economic growth weakens to 6.1% amid trade war Thursday, January 16th, 2020

By JOE McDONALD, BEIJING (AP): China’s economic growth sank to a new multi-decade low in 2019 as Beijing fought a trade war with Washington and domestic consumer spending weakened, adding to headaches for the ruling Communist Party. The world’s second-largest economy grew by 6.1%, down from..

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Putin fast-tracks effort to extend his rule in Russia

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, MOSCOW (AP): President Vladimir Putin on Thursday fast-tracked work on constitutional changes that could keep him in power well past the end of his term in 2024 while lawmakers quickly sealed his choice for new prime minister. Speaking to a working group created to draft..

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House leaders march Trump impeachment articles to the Senate Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

By LISA MASCARO, WASHINGTON (AP): In a dramatic procession across the U.S. Capitol, House Democrats carried the formal articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate late Wednesday, setting the stage for only the third trial to remove a president in American history. Trump..

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EU rebukes Iran over nuclear violations, sanctions possible Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

By LORNE COOK and DAVID RISING, BRUSSELS (AP): Britain, France and Germany ratcheted up pressure on Iran Tuesday to cease its violations of a landmark nuclear deal, stressing that they want to resolve differences through talks while starting the clock on a process that could result in a so-called..

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Video: Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown Monday, January 13th, 2020

By JON GAMBRELL, DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP): Online videos appeared to show Iranian security forces firing live ammunition and tear gas to disperse protests as popular anger swelled Monday over the accidental shootdown of a Ukrainian jetliner and Iran’s failed attempt to conceal its role in..

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Analysis: Taiwan vote signals growing divide with China Saturday, January 11th, 2020

By KEN MORITSUGU, TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP): The landslide reelection of Taiwan’s leader underscores the population’s embrace of an identity distinct from China — a shift that the communist leaders of China refuse to accept. It’s a contradiction that will keep the island of 23 million people at..

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Heatwave, strong winds fan Australia bushfire threat Thursday, January 9th, 2020

Sydney (AFP): High temperatures and strong winds were expected to fan massive bushfires blazing across southeastern Australia on Friday, as authorities issued new emergency warnings after several days of cooler conditions brought some reprieve to affected communities. Thousands of firefighters..

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Who Pays for the Green Deal? Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

Under President Ursula von der Leyen, the new European Commission has big plans to address climate change. With a €1 trillion ($1.1 trillion) investment package, it..

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