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In tech 'awakening,' U.S. workers at Google, Amazon join climate protests

Fri, 2019-09-20 19:32
Hundreds of workers from Google, Amazon and other technology companies on Friday joined climate-change marches in San Francisco and Seattle, saying their employers had been too slow to tackle global warming and needed to take more drastic action.
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Area 51 raid morphs into pre-dawn celebration outside secretive U.S. base

Fri, 2019-09-20 19:15
A call to "storm" the secretive U.S. military base in the Nevada desert known as Area 51 attracted several dozen revelers to a heavily guarded entrance early Friday, but most did not attempt to enter the site, long rumored to house secrets about extraterrestrial life.
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UK Labour Party officials attempt to oust deputy leader over Brexit

Fri, 2019-09-20 18:58
Britain's opposition Labour Party was plunged into fresh turmoil over Brexit on Friday as a key ally of leader Jeremy Corbyn attempted to have his deputy leader sacked on the eve of the party's annual conference.
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UK's Sajid Javid plans October giveaway Budget: FT

Fri, 2019-09-20 18:58
British Finance Minister Sajid Javid is planning a pre-election giveaway budget in the week of October 21 if the UK strikes a Brexit deal with the European Union and parliament votes for the accord, the Financial Times reported on Friday.
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Britain and EU spar over Brexit as clock ticks down

Fri, 2019-09-20 18:58
Britain said on Friday a Brexit deal with the European Union could be reached at a summit next month, but EU member Ireland said the sides were far from agreement and London had not yet made serious proposals.
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At U.N., Trump to tout leadership as U.S. seeks to tackle Iran and China

Fri, 2019-09-20 18:43
U.S. President Donald Trump will tout U.S. leadership and a collective approach to challenges while at the United Nations next week, said a senior administration official on Friday, as Washington seeks to use the gathering of world leaders to build support to take on Iran and call out China over rights abuses.
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U.S. scientists join effort to solve mysterious vaping-related illnesses

Fri, 2019-09-20 18:38
The U.S. investigation into hundreds of cases of life-threatening lung illnesses related to vaping has turned up a curious abnormality: Many of the victims had pockets of oil clogging up cells responsible for removing impurities in the lungs.
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FDA proposes rule over record-keeping for vape makers

Fri, 2019-09-20 18:38
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday issued a proposed rule for e-cigarette makers, requiring them to maintain records related to the legal marketing status of their products.
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U.S. senators urge FDA to remove pod, cartridge-based e-cigarettes from market

Fri, 2019-09-20 18:38
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Friday urged federal regulators to immediately remove all pod and cartridge-based e-cigarettes from the market until it can be proven the products are safe.
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'Save our planet!': Young activists lead global protests over climate change

Fri, 2019-09-20 16:26
By Gabriella Borter, Fabrizio Bensch and Patpicha Tanakasempipat
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Young climate strikers 'drop dead' at Thai environment ministry

Fri, 2019-09-20 16:26
More than 200 young people in Thailand stormed into the environment ministry on Friday and dropped to the ground feigning death as they demanded government action on climate change along with thousands of strikers around the world.
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Aramco reps describe missiles and fires as facilities were attacked

Fri, 2019-09-20 16:22
When 18 drones slammed into the world's biggest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia last Saturday, the roughly hundred workers on weekend night shift leapt into action to confront the blazes that had erupted.
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A historic first? Israel's Arabs could lead parliamentary opposition

Fri, 2019-09-20 16:04
Israel's Arab parties are set to be the largest non-ruling bloc in parliament - and could even lead the opposition - if a national unity government emerges from Tuesday's election.
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Israel's Netanyahu clings to power as coalition talks loom

Fri, 2019-09-20 16:04
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced Israeli media headlines on Friday suggesting power is slipping from his grasp after an election in which he trails his main rival with nearly all votes counted.
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Walmart to stop sales of e-cigarettes in U.S. stores: company memo

Fri, 2019-09-20 15:53
Walmart Inc told staff on Friday it will stop selling e-cigarettes and electronic nicotine delivery products at its U.S. stores, amid a growing crackdown on surging teenage use of such products, reports of vaping-related lung disease and some deaths.
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Fighting climate change, one quip at a time

Fri, 2019-09-20 15:42
For thousands of student protesters around the world, the fate of the planet is a serious business, but some couldn't resist a bit of fun to press home the point to judge from their placards.
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Germany agrees 'art of the possible' climate action plan without blowing budget

Fri, 2019-09-20 15:39
Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition agreed a package of budget-neutral measures on Friday to protect the climate and restore its green credentials, but drew criticism from environmental groups which had hoped it would go further.
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U.N. urged by own staff to look at its climate footprint

Fri, 2019-09-20 15:37
Close to 2,000 United Nations employees have called for the global body to reduce its carbon footprint, including through curbs on their own diplomatic perks like business-class flights and travel handouts, a letter obtained by Reuters showed.
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Iran central bank head says new sanctions show U.S. failure

Fri, 2019-09-20 15:25
Iran's Central Bank governor said on Friday a U.S. move to sanction the bank for a second time on new grounds showed Washington had failed to find new ways to pressure Tehran, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported.
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New York Mayor de Blasio ends presidential bid, draws Trump's sarcasm

Fri, 2019-09-20 15:18
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday ended his 2020 presidential campaign that was overshadowed by better-known liberal Democrats, and drew a sarcastic farewell from a fellow New Yorker, President Donald Trump.
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