Norway to spend $13 million to upgrade 'doomsday' Arctic seed vault

Norway to spend $13 million to upgrade ‘doomsday’ Arctic seed vault

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway plans to spend 100 million Norwegian crowns ($13 million) to upgrade a doomsday seed vault on an Arctic island...
Rare snow storm disrupts flights, shuts schools in Rome

Rare snow storm disrupts flights, shuts schools in Rome

ROME (Reuters) - A rare snow storm in Rome on Monday disrupted transport, shut down schools and prompted Italian authorities to call in...
Rare snow storm disrupts flights, shuts down schools in Rome

Rare snow storm disrupts flights, shuts down schools in Rome

ROME (Reuters) - A rare snow storm in Rome on Monday disrupted transport, shut down schools and prompted the authorities to call in...
In shift, Germany now eyes limited bans on diesel cars: report

Germany could impose limited diesel car bans in strategy shift

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany’s government, which has steadfastly opposed barring heavily-polluting diesel cars from cities, is working on changes to allow driving bans...
Radical change urged over 20 years to attain climate goals: institute

Radical change urged over 20 years to attain climate goals: institute

OSLO (Reuters) - The world will need sweeping changes over the next 20 years ranging from energy use to food production to achieve...
Major quake cuts communications, halts oil and gas operations in Papua New Guinea

Major quake cuts communications, halts oil and gas operations in Papua New Guinea

WELLINGTON/MELBOURNE (Reuters) - At least one company began evacuating non-essential personnel after a powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit Papua New Guinea’s energy-rich interior...
Who sucks? EU mocks Gove 'green Brexit' talk on plastic straws

Who sucks? EU mocks Gove ‘green Brexit’ talk on plastic straws

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A top European Union official scoffed at Britain’s environment minister, the Brexit campaigner Michael Gove, for suggesting leaving the EU...
China's top steelmaking city plans to extend output curbs to mid-November

China’s top steelmaking city plans to extend output curbs to mid-November

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China’s top steelmaking city of Tangshan has proposed new restrictions on production once the current curbs expire in March in...
Qatar's Masraf Al Rayan, Amwal to list ETFs this quarter -sources

Brazil to decide in first half on Total’s Amazon river basin drilling

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil environmental agency Ibama will decide on French oil firm Total’s application to drill in the environmentally sensitive Amazon river...
Indonesia president says toxic river should be clean enough to drink

Indonesia president says toxic river should be clean enough to drink within seven years

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia’s president on Thursday said water from the Citarum River should be made drinkable within seven years under a new...

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Baghdad gun shops thrive after Iraqi rethink on arms control

Baghdad gun shops thrive after Iraqi rethink on arms control

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - In the middle of Baghdad’s busy commercial neighborhood of Karrada, where most retail outlets sell home appliances, shoppers can now also...
Iran says it is seeking solution to sell oil and transfer revenues: IRNA

Iran says it is seeking solution to sell oil and transfer revenues: IRNA

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran’s vice president said on Sunday the government was seeking solutions to sell oil and transfer its revenues after the United...
Iraqi parliament approves budget, Kurdish lawmakers boycott vote

Italy to launch infrastructure plan in September – official

The government will launch a plan aimed at making Italy's infrastructure safe, a government official said in a newspaper interview on Sunday, after the collapse of...