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PARIS (Reuters) – More than 18 months after global regulators adopted emissions rules for commercial aircraft, the European Union is embroiled in an internal debate over how they should be applied in a row that could have consequences for current Airbus models. FILE PHOTO: A pedestrian walks past the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) headquarters
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DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) – Indonesia raised its alert level for Bali’s Mount Agung volcano to the highest stage four on Monday and told residents to immediately evacuate areas near the summit, warning of the “imminent” risk of a larger eruption. A Balinese man sits as Mount Agung volcano erupts at Lempuyang Temple in Karangasem, Bali,
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DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) – Indonesian and regional authorities heightened flight warnings around Bali’s Mount Agung on Sunday as the volcano’s eruptions sent a plume of volcanic ash and steam more than 6,000 meters into the skies above the popular holiday island. Foreign tourists take pictures as Mount Agung erupts at Besakih Temple in Karangasem, Bali,
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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s government has created a marine park the size of Illinois in the Pacific, the largest ocean reserve in North America for the conservation of giant rays, whales and turtles, including dozens of species endemic to the area. Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto designated on Friday the Revillagigedo Archipelago, located some
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will increase the tax paid by those driving new diesel cars that do not meet the latest emissions standards from next year, in the latest blow to the hard-pressed sector. Sales of diesel cars have fallen 15 percent so far this year in Europe’s second-biggest autos market, whilst demand for petrol
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will increase the tax paid by those driving new diesel cars that do not meet the latest emissions standards from next year, in the latest blow to the hard-pressed sector. Britain’s Finance Secretary Philip Hammond leaves Downing Street on his way to deliver his budget statement to parliament, London, Britain, November
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(Reuters) – Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology has issued an alert for a La Nina weather event starting next month, saying the chance it would take place was triple the normal likelihood. The weather occurrence La Nina is triggered when sea surface temperatures in the central Pacific Ocean drop to lower-than-normal levels. It generally implies stormier
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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s meteorological service said on Tuesday it had measured pollution of a radioactive isotope at nearly 1,000 times normal levels in the Ural mountains, the first official Russian data supporting reports that a nuclear incident had taken place. The data appears to back up a report by the French nuclear safety institute
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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s meteorological service said on Tuesday it had measured pollution of a radioactive isotope at nearly 1,000 times normal levels in the Ural mountains, the first official Russian data supporting reports that an accident had taken place. The data appears to support a report by the French nuclear safety institute IRSN, which
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LINCOLN, Neb./CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) – Nebraska regulators approved a route for TransCanada Corp’s (TRP.TO) Keystone XL pipeline through the state on Monday, removing a big regulatory obstacle for the long-delayed project backed by President Donald Trump, but leaving its future shrouded in legal and market uncertainty. The 3-2 vote by the Nebraska Public Service Commission
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SYDNEY (Reuters) – A powerful magnitude 7 undersea earthquake struck east of New Caledonia’s Loyalty Islands in the South Pacific on Monday, sending small tsunamis towards New Caledonia and neighboring Vanuatu, where authorities ordered evacuations. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) in Hawaii issued a tsunami warning for coastlines within 300 kms (186 mile) of
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