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India – the world’s third-biggest emitter of greenhouse gases – will put 67 coal mines up for auction at once, despite ambitious climate goals.India has set in motion the biggest ever auction of coal mines in the country despite the fossil fuel’s key role in contributing to global warming. The country will put 67 mines…
US President Joe Biden holds the first formal news conference of his presidency at the White House. Biden faced criticism for not holding a news conference during the first 50 days of his term, though he has spoken to reporters multiple times since he took office on January 20. Reporters raised questions about pressing issues…
‘I’m so excited about people’s response to new technologies like robotics,’ Sophia told Reuters news agency.A digital artwork by humanoid robot Sophia was sold at auction on Thursday for $688,888 in the form of a non-fungible token (NFT), the latest sign of a frenzy in the NFT art world. NFTs, digital signatures saved on blockchain…
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply last week to 684,00 from 781,000 the week before.The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply last week to 684,000, the fewest since the coronavirus pandemic erupted a year ago and a sign that the economy is improving. Thursday’s report from the US Department of…
When the social worker called to tell Javier Irure that he was being evicted, the 65-year-old Spaniard could not fathom that he could end up homeless after five decades of manual labour. “I grabbed some clothes, a few books and other things, wrapped them up in a bedsheet and told myself, ‘I have one more…
Portugal must ‘tackle racist biases against people of African descent’, Europe’s top rights group says.Europe’s top human rights group said on Wednesday that Portugal must do more to confront its colonial past and role in the transatlantic slave trade in order to help fight racism and discrimination in the country today. The comments by the…
San Francisco, California, United States – It’s 8:45am and Sakhone Lasaphangthong is walking through Oakland’s Chinatown district, waving hello to business owners opening up shop and greeting locals on their way to work. Five days a week, Sakhone drives more than 80 miles (128km) from his Sacramento home for a 6-9am shift as a community…
Here is a look back at stages in the enlargement of the key waterway for international maritime trade.Egypt’s Suez Canal, where frantic efforts were being made on Wednesday to free a giant container ship, opened 150 years ago. Since then, it has been regularly expanded and modernised and today is capable of accommodating some of…
So far, most world governments have managed to weather the storm of COVID-19. Countless administrations that have been unable or unwilling to implement the necessary measures to protect their citizens from the deadly virus are still in office over a year into the pandemic. This, however, could soon change as countries have now entered a…
Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he was “shocked” and “disgusted” by leaked videos of male government staff performing lewd acts in Parliament, including one of a man masturbating on the desk of a female legislator. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Morrison – who is already under pressure for his handling of sexual assault allegations…