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EU strikes compromise to set new climate target

Oct 24, 2014

EU strikes compromise to set new climate target

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders struck a deal on a new target to cut carbon emissions out to 2030, calling it a new global standard but leaving critics warning that compromises had undermined the fight against climate change. Talks in Brussels stretched into the small hours of Friday as Poland battled to spare its coal industry and other states tweaked the guideline text on global warming to protect varied economic interests, from nuclear plants and cross-border power lines to farmers whose livestock belch out polluting methane. In the end, an overall target was agreed for the 28-nation bloc to cut its emissions of carbon in 2030 by at least 40 percent from levels in the benchmark year of 1990 #Business #facebook #United States #Japan #France #Arabic #markets #Latin America #Mexico #european
Canada Parliament gunman had planned to travel to Syria - police

Oct 24, 2014

Canada Parliament gunman had planned to travel to Syria - police

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The gunman in Wednesday's attack on Canada's capital had a criminal record and recently applied for a passport, planning to travel to Syria after undergoing a "radicalization process," police said on Thursday. #facebook #India #Japan #Syria #Technology #France #Russia #markets #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico #opinion
EU names coordinator to step up response to Ebola

Oct 24, 2014

EU names coordinator to step up response to Ebola

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union appointed a coordinator on Thursday to lead its drive to fight Ebola in West Africa following criticism that European efforts so far to contain the world's worst recorded outbreak of the disease have been inadequate. Christos Stylianides, who takes over on Nov. 1 as the EU's commissioner for humanitarian affairs and crisis management, will also be the 28-nation bloc's point man on Ebola. #India #Brazil #Arabic #Russia #markets #Africa #United Kingdom #Latin America
Microsoft co-founder Allen commits $100 million to Ebola fight

Oct 24, 2014

Microsoft co-founder Allen commits $100 million to Ebola fight

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen said on Thursday he would increase his total donations to organizations tackling Ebola to more than $100 million, making him one of the biggest personal donors in the fight against the virus. The Seattle man, who co-founded what became the world's biggest software company with Bill Gates in 1975, had already donated $9 million to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to fight Ebola in September. #Business #United States #China #Japan #Brazil #France #Russia #Africa #Argentina #Latin America #Mexico #opinion
Factbox Travel bans issued in reaction to Ebola

Oct 24, 2014

Factbox Travel bans issued in reaction to Ebola

REUTERS - The deadliest outbreak on record of the Ebola virus has prompted some countries to respond with travel bans, in an attempt to curb the spread of the deadly virus. The World Health Organization has recommended against any general ban on travel or trade with the West African countries that have been affected by the epidemic #facebook #United States #India #China #Japan #Arabic #markets #Nigeria #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico