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A jury found Chauvin, 45, guilty on April 20 of unintentional second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter. read moreProsecutors have asked for a 30-year prison sentence, double the upper limit indicated in sentencing guidelines for a first-time offender. read more Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill ruled earlier this month that prosecutors have established grounds for giving Chauvin a harsher sentence. Chauvin, who chose not to testify at his trial, has a right to address the judge before he is sentenced. The three are due to face trial next year on charges of aiding and abetting Floyd's murder.
Persons: Derek Chauvin, George Floyd, Chauvin, Peter Cahill, Floyd, general's, Cahill, Eric Nelson, Mary Moriarty, Hennepin, Mohamed Noor, Justine Damond, Floyd's, Jonathan Allen, Donna Bryson, Grant McCool Organizations: Prosecutors, Thomson Locations: Minneapolis, Hennepin County, United States, Minnesota, Chauvin, Oak Park, Australian American
Bender wrote Trump aide Stephen Miller and Gen. Mark Milley clashed as protests raged across the US. Milley told Miller to "shut the f--- up" after Miller said US cities were like war zones, the book said. Milley took issue with Miller's comments, Bender wrote, adding that Milley turned around in his seat, pointed his finger directly at Miller, and said: "Shut the f--- up, Stephen." Trump told his subordinates that he wanted to see law enforcement "getting physical" with protesters, Bender wrote, according to CNN. "That's how you're supposed to handle these people," Trump told top officials, according to Bender.
Persons: Michael Bender's, Bender, Trump, Stephen Miller, Mark Milley, Milley, Miller, Michael Bender, Donald Trump, Bill Barr, Stephen, Barr Organizations: CNN, Service, Trump, Street, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Department of Defense, Joint Chiefs, Staff Locations: Seattle, Portland, Trump
One city 'ready to explode' as US murder rates surge in pandemic
  + stars: | 2021-06-25 | by ( Nathan Layne | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +9 min
"It makes no sense," said Ross, 34, adding that no witnesses have stepped forward in the “broad daylight” murder. Such tributes have become a common sight in the poorer neighborhoods of Rochester, a city of 206,000 people in the northwestern part of the state. The per-capita murder rate climbed 30 percent in 2020 among 34 major cities surveyed by Richard Rosenfeld, a criminologist at the University of Missouri in St. Louis. Evans said the murder surge reflects rising problems with drug trafficking, criminal gangs and illegal firearms during the pandemic. The city’s police union, the Rochester Police Locust Club, said the department has only 12 investigators to pursue murder cases.
Persons: Malik Evans, Christopher Wood, Lindsay DeDario, Elijah Ross, Eric Ruise, Ruise, Ross, Jumyria's, Patrick Sharkey, George Floyd, Richard Rosenfeld, St . Louis, Rosenfeld, Joe Biden, Floyd, Lovely Warren, Evans, general’s, " Evans, Wood, Shamarla Grice, ” Demond Meeks, Meeks, Wanda Ridgeway, I'm, John Rouse, Daniel Prude, Prude, Rochester’s, COVID, Clay Harris isn’t, , , Harris, Retha Rogers, Rogers, Michael Washington , Jr, Brandon McClary, Nathan Layne, Hussein Waaile, Brian Thevenot Organizations: REUTERS, Princeton University, Oakland, Minneapolis Police, University of Missouri, Democratic, Reuters, Genesee, Rochester Police Department, Rochester Police Locust, Police, Rochester Police, Rochester, Thomson Locations: Rochester, NY, Rochester , New York, U.S, Lindsay DeDario ROCHESTER, N.Y, Chicago, Orleans, St ., New York, Los Angeles, COVID, Monroe County,
Over the years, critics have called out Tesla for the misleading and potentially dangerous way it brands its driver-assistance features, Autopilot and Full-Self-Driving Capability, neither of which make Teslas autonomous. The messy transition to automated driving is upon us, and the entire auto industry has work to do to make roads safer. General Motors and Ford market their systems as "hands-free driving" on approved stretches of highway. A larger problem is that drivers don't fully understand what their cars can and can't do — regardless of their features. 2021 Cadillac Escalade SUV with General Motors' Super Cruise hands-free driving assistance.
Persons: Tesla, — Elon Musk's carmaker, Missy Cummings, Cummings, Ford, It's, Tracy Pearl, Pearl, Bryant Walker Smith, Beck Diefenbach, Smith Organizations: Tech, Service, General Motors, Ford, Duke University, GM, Hyundai ProPilot, Volvo, BMW, University of Oklahoma, University of South, Reuters Locations: AAA, University of South Carolina
David Haber is joining Andreessen Horowitz as general partner on its fintech investing team. Andreessen Horowitz is on a hiring spree, and David Haber is its latest get, joining as a general partner investing in fintech. Before Bond Street, Haber was an associate at Spark Capital, where he worked on investments in players like Plaid, Twitter, and Warby Parker. a16z is bullish on New York fintechHaber will stay in New York, making him the first general partner to join a16z without relocating to San Francisco. Haber will lead the firm's bullish take on the New York fintech scene.
Persons: David Haber, Andreessen Horowitz, Haber, Goldman Sachs, Anish Acharya, Alex Rampell, Angela Strange, Alexander Klabin, Rampell, Rampell didn't, a16z's, Goldman, Warby Parker, a16z, fintech Haber, Morgan Stanley's, It'll, Chris Dixon, Katie Haun, Tomicah Tillemann, Rachael Horwitz Organizations: fintech, a16z, Bond, Carta, Spark, Plaid, Twitter Locations: New York, Silicon, America, New, San Francisco, York, East
(Reuters) - Government incentives could help make new energy-transition technologies like carbon capture and green hydrogen more commercially viable, financial industry executives said on Thursday. REUTERS/Aaron SheldrickAllan Baker, global head of power for Societe Generale, cited how the wind and solar power industries first took off with the help of public policies, speaking on a panel at the Reuters Events: Global Energy Transition conference. Such partnerships could also foster the development of expensive green hydrogen projects, she said. “The economics around green hydrogen might not be competitive right now. For more on the Reuters Events: Global Energy Transition conference please click here here
Persons: Aaron Sheldrick Allan Baker, Baker, Pooja Goyal, ” Goyal, , Scott Greer, Spalding, Mark Florian, Mark Lacey, , ” Lacey Organizations: Reuters, REUTERS, Societe Generale, Energy, Carlyle International Energy Partners, King, BlackRock Inc Locations: Tomakomai, Hokkaido prefecture, Japan
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Aide Questioned in Sexual Harassment Investigation
  + stars: | 2021-06-24 | by ( Jimmy Vielkind | ) www.wsj.com sentiment -0.96   time to read: +1 min
ALBANY, N.Y.—Investigators with the New York State attorney general’s office have interviewed a senior adviser to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and are examining the environment in the governor’s office going back more than a decade, according to people familiar with the matter. Investigators spoke recently with Rich Azzopardi, a senior adviser who is one of the governor’s principal spokespeople, the people said. Ms. James’s investigators were initially charged with reviewing complaints from multiple women who said Mr. Cuomo sexually harassed or behaved inappropriately toward them. Mr. Cuomo has said he did nothing wrong and never touched anybody inappropriately.
Persons: general’s, Andrew Cuomo, Rich Azzopardi, Cuomo, Letitia James, Azzopardi, James Organizations: , New York, Gov Locations: ALBANY, N.Y, New York State
WASHINGTON—House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) said she will establish a select committee to investigate Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol, after Senate Republicans blocked an earlier effort to establish a bipartisan independent commission. The committee will investigate and report on the facts and the causes of the attack by supporters of former President Donald Trump, and will make recommendations for the prevention of any future attacks, Mrs. Pelosi said. The speaker had signaled her intention to form a select committee earlier this week during a meeting with the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, according to people familiar with the matter. But the formal announcement didn’t come until Thursday morning. 6 was one of the darkest days in our nation’s history,” Mrs. Pelosi said at a press conference Thursday, calling the violent attack a “gleeful desecration of the Capitol.” She said it is “imperative that we establish the truth of that day, and ensure that the attack of that kind cannot happen, and that we root out the causes of it all.”Attorney General Merrick Garland said Thursday that the Justice Department has arrested more than 500 people in connection with the Capitol riot, including at least 100 people on charges of assault of a police officer.
Persons: Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Pelosi, didn’t, “ Jan, Mrs, General Merrick Garland Organizations: WASHINGTON, U.S . Capitol, Republicans, House Democratic, Capitol, , Justice Department Locations: Calif
Lim, founder of oil trading group Hin Leong, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Singapore June 5, 2013. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File PhotoSINGAPORE, June 24 (Reuters) - Singapore's public prosecutor on Thursday filed an additional 105 charges against Lim Oon Kuin, the founder of collapsed oil trading firm Hin Leong Trading Pte Ltd, relating to $2.23 billion in fraudulent disbursements. The new charges followed 25 forgery-related charges filed against Lim last year and in April this year. The oil trading firm, set up in 1973, is owned by Lim and his children Evan Lim and Lim Huey Ching. read more($1 = 1.3457 Singapore dollars)Reporting by Chen Lin in Singapore; Editing by Jacqueline WongOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Lim, Hin Leong, Edgar Su, Lim Oon Kuin, Hin, Evan Lim, Lim Huey Ching, Chen Lin, Jacqueline Wong Organizations: Reuters, REUTERS, Hin Leong Trading, Ltd, State Court, ANZ, DBS, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp, Societe Generale, BP Singapore, BP, Amspec Testing, Thomson Locations: Singapore, SINGAPORE
Taiwan says discussing COVID-19 vaccine passports
  + stars: | 2021-06-24 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
A medical worker conducts a rapid test for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on a Taiwanese resident following an increasing number of locally transmitted cases at Songshan Airport in Taipei, Taiwan, June 2, 2021. REUTERS/Ann WangTAIPEI, June 24 (Reuters) - Taiwan is in talks with international bodies about COVID-19 vaccine passports, the head of its Centres for Disease Control said on Thursday, which could help ease long-standing travel restrictions. Taiwan Centres for Disease Control Director-General Chou Jih-haw told reporters they have already begun talks with other governments and international organisations about vaccine passports. Cabinet spokesman Lo Ping-cheng told the same news conference there was an "opportunity" for this plan to succeed. Taiwan is dealing with a cluster of domestic infections, almost all the previously globally dominant Alpha variant, though numbers are stabilising and the outbreak has been comparatively small.
Persons: Ann Wang, General Chou Jih, haw, Chou, Taiwan's, Terry Gou, Lo Ping, cheng, Ben Blanchard, Yimou Lee, Michael Perry Organizations: Songshan Airport, REUTERS, Disease Control, Disease, Apple Inc, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, Alpha, Thomson Locations: Taipei, Taiwan, Ann Wang TAIPEI
Singapore files 105 new charges against founder of oil trader Hin Leong
  + stars: | 2021-06-24 | by ( ) www.cnbc.com sentiment -0.87   time to read: +2 min
An external view shows the Singapore State Court building in Singapore on March 5, 2015. Singapore's public prosecutor on Thursday filed an additional 105 charges against Lim Oon Kuin, the founder of collapsed oil trading firm Hin Leong Trading, relating to $2.23 billion in fraudulent disbursements. The new charges followed 25 forgery-related charges filed against Lim last year and in April this year. Lim was also accused of abetting and conspiring with another Hin Leong employee to forge a bill of lading document as a valuable security in March 2020. The oil trading firm, set up in 1973, is owned by Lim and his children Evan Lim and Lim Huey Ching.
Persons: Lim Oon Kuin, Hin Leong, Lim, Hin, Evan Lim, Lim Huey Ching Organizations: Court, Hin Leong, State Court, ANZ, DBS, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp, Societe Generale, BP Singapore, BP, Amspec Testing, Reuters Locations: Singapore
WASHINGTON, June 24 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday will vote on whether to advance the nomination of gun control advocate David Chipman, President Joe Biden's choice to lead the Justice Department's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The ATF will play a vital role in Biden's pledge to crack down on a tide of rising violent crime and shootings. A tie will require Senate Democrats to jump through some procedural hurdles to advance his nomination, but is not an insurmountable roadblock. The job is so politically fraught that the Senate has only confirmed one ATF director nominee in the last 15 years. The administration is looking to regulate self-assembled "ghost guns" and stabilizing braces that can be attached to pistols.
Persons: David Chipman, Joe Biden's, Chipman, Vanita Gupta, Civil Rights Kristen Clarke, General Merrick Garland Organizations: U.S, Senate, Justice Department's, Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, Explosives, ATF, Republicans, Civil Rights, Democrats
UK to ban daytime junk food adverts on TV and online
  + stars: | 2021-06-24 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
REUTERS/Eddie KeoghLONDON, June 24 (Reuters) - Britain will ban adverts promoting unhealthy food from appearing on television during the day and on the internet as part of its drive to tackle obesity and encourage healthy eating. Under the plan, adverts for foods that are high in fat, salt and sugar will be banned from appearing on television or UK on-demand programming before 2100 hours. They will also be banned from paid-for slots online, allowing them to still appear on their producer's website and social media pages. "With children spending more time online it is vital we act to protect them from unhealthy advertising." Analysis cited by the government showed that almost half of all TV food adverts shown in a month in 2019 were for unhealthy food.
Persons: Michael Upton, Eddie Keogh, Jo Churchill, Tekin, Kate Holton, Paul Sandle Organizations: Mr Fish, REUTERS, Eddie Keogh LONDON, Public, Media Association, ITV, Daily Mail, General Trust, Thomson Locations: London, Britain
Live Live Updates: Senators to Brief Biden on Infrastructure ‘Breakthrough’ A bipartisan group of senators and White House negotiators have agreed on a framework for an infrastructure agreement. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Democrat of New Hampshire, and other senators met with White House officials on Tuesday to discuss infrastructure proposals. Allegations of forced labor in the solar panel supply chain have created a dilemma for President Biden and his aides. The Biden administration had faced pressure to take action regarding products containing polysilicon produced in the region. Rodney S. Scott, the chief of the United States Border Patrol, near a border wall construction site outside McAllen, Texas, in October.
Persons: Biden’s, Biden, Jeanne Shaheen, Erin Schaff, Donald J, Trump, Kamala Harris, , Susan Collins, “ There’s, , we’ve, Jen Psaki, Emily Cochrane, Polat, Zhao Lijian, Zhao, ” Thomas Kaplan, David Guttenfelder, Ashraf Ghani, Helene Cooper, Eric Adams, James Estrin, Harris, Southern Border Jen Psaki, Kamala Harris’s, She’ll, Alejandro Mayorkas, I’ve, Mayorkas, Carlos Barria, Harris’s, Lester Holt, ” Jen Psaki, Greg Abbott of Texas, Zolan Kanno, Ramon Espinosa, exhorting, Biden administration’s “, Fidel Castro, Obama, , Rodney S, Scott, Sergio Flores, ” Mr Organizations: Biden, Infrastructure, White House, Democrat, White, The New York Times White House, Mr, Internal Revenue Service, Republican, Workers, Associated Press, . Customs, Protection, Hoshine Silicon Industry Company, Commerce Department, Industry, New Energy Company, Xinjiang East Hope Nonferrous Metals Company, Xinjiang GCL, Energy Material Technology Company, Construction Corps, Labor Department, Customs, House Democrats, China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Politico, Associated, American, Officials, U.S ., Democratic, ., New York Times, Brooklyn Borough Hall, Senior Democrats, Plan, Southern Border, Wednesday, Department of Homeland, Border Patrol, , Credit, Reuters, NBC, House Republicans, Gov, United Nations General Assembly, United Nations, United, Congress, United States Border, The New York Times, Department of Homeland Security, Central America, Republicans, Patrol, Homeland Security Locations: New Hampshire, Maine, U.S, Hami, China's Xinjiang, China, Xinjiang, United States, Xinjiang East Hope, Beijing, Washington, Kunar Province, Afghanistan, New York City, Brooklyn, Southern, El Paso , Texas, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Border, H.H.S, Mexico City, Europe, Central America, Cuba, Havana, Florida, McAllen , Texas, Central, Canada, Portland
Fox News host Laura Ingraham lashed out at top US Gen. Mark Milley over his viral testimony. Milley defended the military against critiques that it has gone "woke" with diversity training. Ingraham took umbrage at Milley's testimony. Ingraham accused Milley of being "a total partisan," and misleadingly described Pentagon efforts to weed out white supremacists and other extremists. "Why is Congress not saying we're not going to give you a penny until all of this is eradicated from the military budget," Ingraham said.
Persons: Laura Ingraham, Mark Milley, Milley, Ingraham, Mark Milley's, Tucker Carlson, Matt Gaetz, Read, we're, I've, Mao Zedong, Karl Marx, Lenin Organizations: Fox, Fox News, Green Berets, Joint Chiefs, Staff, Trump Locations: West, United States
Saudi's April oil exports more than double yr/yr to $13.8 billion
  + stars: | 2021-06-24 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
General view of Saudi Aramco's Ras Tanura oil refinery and oil terminal in Saudi Arabia May 21, 2018. Oil exports made up 72.5% of total exports, up from 64.8% in April 2020 and 70% in March. Non-oil exports rose to 19.6 billion riyals from 13.4 billion but slipped from 22.5 billion riyals in March, the data from the General Authority for Statistics showed. China remained Saudi Arabia's main trading partner in April, with Saudi exports rising to 12.9 billion riyals from 7 billion a year earlier. The kingdom's total export value in April rose to 71.3 billion riyals from 38.1 billion but were down from 74.8 billion in March.
Persons: Ahmed Jadallah, Yousef Saba, Jason Neely Organizations: REUTERS, General Authority, Statistics, Saudi, Imports, Thomson Locations: Saudi, Saudi Arabia, DUBAI, China, Turkey
EXCLUSIVE: George Galloway's promise to donate unused campaign funds to good causes is under scrutiny. Galloway said he would give excess funds raised in his 2019 UK general election campaign to "local food banks". However, West Bromwich food bank says they received nothing from Galloway. Galloway told potential supporters of the crowdfunding campaign that "all unspent monies [from the crowdfund] will be distributed to local food banks." Galloway did not respond to any further questions about his promise to donate any surplus funds to local food banks prior to publication.
Persons: George Galloway's, Galloway, week's, West Bromwich East . Galloway, Keith Turner, Mr Galloway, George Galloway, Anneliese Dodds Organizations: week's Batley, West Bromwich Food Bank, Labour, Labour Party, Conservative Locations: West Bromwich, Galloway, Spen, West Bromwich East ., West Brom
The Postal Service's 10-year plan could slow mail delivery times by as much as two extra days. The new policies would heavily impact delivery times along the West Coast, as well as parts of Florida and Texas. The service cuts could make it even harder for USPS to compete with delivery services like Amazon Prime. A new US Postal Service plan could tack on as much as two extra days to mail delivery times for some Americans, according to a recent analysis from The Washington Post. Currently, the standard delivery time for USPS packages is about 2-3 days, but the publication reported the new plan would create average delivery times between 2-5 days.
Persons: General Louis DeJoy, Read, Louis DeJoy, DeJoy Organizations: USPS, Amazon, US Postal Service, Washington Post, Postal Regulatory Commission, Las, Postal Service, FedEx, United Parcel Service, Read The Washington Posts Locations: West Coast, Florida, Texas, Seattle , Portland, Washington , Oregon , Montana , Idaho , Wyoming , California , Nevada , Utah , Colorado , Arizona, New Mexico , Texas, North Dakota, Florida , New York , Minnesota , Missouri , Mississippi , Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Virginia , Kentucky , Indiana, Vermount , New Hampshire , Maryland
U.S. infrastructure deal would fund electric buses, charging stations
  + stars: | 2021-06-24 | by ( David Shepardson | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
An electric vehicle (EV) fast charging station is seen in the parking lot of a Whole Foods Market in Austin, Texas, U.S., December 14, 2016. REUTERS/Mohammad Khursheed/File Photo/File PhotoWASHINGTON, June 24 (Reuters) - A bipartisan $1.2 trillion infrastructure framework does not contain new money for electric vehicle rebates but would spend $15 billion to boost EV charging stations and buy electric school and transit buses, the White House said in a fact sheet. President Joe Biden proposed $174 billion on electric vehicles, including $100 billion on electric vehicle consumer rebates. Both General Motors Co (GM.N) and Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) have hit the manufacturer cap and no longer qualify for consumer $7,500 EV tax credits. Previously, Biden had sought $15 billion for EV charging stations, The plan also calls for $20 billion for electric school buses and $25 billion for EV transit vehicles.
Persons: Mohammad Khursheed, Joe Biden, Biden, David Shepardson Organizations: REUTERS, WASHINGTON, EV, White, General Motors Co, Tesla Inc, U.S . Strategic Petroleum Reserve, Thomson Locations: Austin , Texas, U.S, Congress
Serious differences persist in Iran nuclear talks - U.S. official
  + stars: | 2021-06-24 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
European External Action Service (EEAS) Deputy Secretary General Enrique Mora and Iranian Deputy at Ministry of Foreign Affairs Abbas Araghchi wait for the start of talks on reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal in Vienna, Austria June 20, 2021. EU Delegation in Vienna/Handout via REUTERSWASHINGTON, June 24 (Reuters) - There are serious differences in talks on resuming compliance with the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and if they cannot be bridged in the foreseeable future, Washington will need to rethink its approach, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday. "This process is not going to be open forever," the senior U.S. official told reporters. Iran struck a deal with major powers in 2015 to curb its uranium enrichment program, a possible pathway to nuclear arms, in return for the lifting of U.S., European Union and U.N. sanctions. Reporting By Arshad Mohammed, Daphne Psaledakis and Doyinsola Oladipo Editing by Chris ReeseOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: General Enrique Mora, Abbas Araghchi, Ebrahim Raisi, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Arshad Mohammed, Daphne Psaledakis, Chris Reese Organizations: Ministry of Foreign, EU, REUTERS, U.S, U.S ., Union, Thomson Locations: Iranian, Iran, Vienna, Austria, Handout, REUTERS WASHINGTON, Washington, U.S, Islamic Republic, Raisi, Tehran
Protesters supporting U.S. President Donald Trump break into the U.S. Capitol on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. The number of arrests of people in connection with the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol by supporters of then-President Donald Trump has reached 500, Attorney General Merrick Garland said Thursday. Garland said the tally of arrests now includes 100 people who have been charged with assaulting a federal law enforcement officer. "Our efforts to bring criminal charges are not possible without the continued assistance of the American public," Garland said in a statement. "To date, we have received their more than 200,000 digital tips."
Persons: Donald Trump, General Merrick Garland, Garland Organizations: U.S, Capitol Locations: Washington ,
REUTERS/Shannon StapletonWASHINGTON, June 24 (Reuters) - An Illinois man on Thursday became the first person charged for attacking journalists during the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of then-President Donald Trump. Attorney General Merrick Garland touted the arrest in a statement on Thursday, noting that the department has now arrested 500 people who took part in the violence, including 100 who are facing charges for attacking police, he noted. The violence left five dead, including a Capitol Police officer. "The manner of attack on the cameraman was very similar to the attack" on the U.S. Capitol Police officer, the complaint said. Reporting by Sarah N. Lynch and Mark Hosenball; Editing by Scott Malone and Bill BerkrotOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Shannon Stapleton WASHINGTON, Donald Trump, Shane Jason Woods, Shane Castleman, General Merrick Garland, Woods, Sarah N, Lynch, Mark Hosenball, Scott Malone, Bill Berkrot Organizations: Trump, U.S, Capitol, U.S . Congress, REUTERS, Justice Department, Capitol Police, Department, Justice, U.S . Capitol Police, FBI, Thomson Locations: Washington , U.S, An Illinois, Auburn
Kansai Electric shareholders vote down proposal to exit coal
  + stars: | 2021-06-24 | by ( Aaron Sheldrick | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
REUTERS/Shannon StapletonTOKYO, June 24 (Reuters) - Kansai Electric Power (9503.T) shareholders on Friday rejected a proposal requiring the company to stop using coal and decarbonise its business in a victory for the board over activist demands for climate action. read moreShareholders voted against the proposal during the company's annual general meeting in Osaka in western Japan, a spokesperson said. The proposal would have required Kansai Electric to stop building new coal plants and to use carbon capture and storage for its existing coal stations, a city official told Reuters earlier. "Electric utility companies in Japan, such as Kansai Electric Power, play a pivotal role in driving the country’s energy transition towards a net zero society," said Aina Fukuda, Japan ESG Manager at Legal & General Investment Management, which supported the proposal on decarbonisation. Kansai Electric, which serves Osaka and its industrial environs - an area with roughly the same economic output as Mexico - this week restarted an old reactor that had to get special approval to remain in operation.
Persons: Shannon Stapleton TOKYO, Aina Fukuda, Kiran Aziz, Aaron Sheldrick, Yuka Obayashi, Elaine Hardcastle Organizations: REUTERS, Kansai Electric Power, City, Reuters, Legal, General Investment Management, Electric, Thomson Locations: Youngstown , Ohio, U.S, Europe, United States, Japan, Osaka, Kyoto, Kansai, Paris, Mexico, KLP
WASHINGTON — The U.S. and its allies on Wednesday ramped up the pressure on Russia to allow the continued operation of a critical humanitarian aid route into Syria weeks ahead of a critical deadline. One possibility is that Russia would insist on lifting sanctions on Syria as the price for continuing to permit U.N. aid deliveries. She said that without the humanitarian aid, thousands of children will be denied food, and others will die because health facilities will no longer have supplies. She noted that there used to be four crossings for humanitarian aid into Syria, not just one. "The situation in Syria is the consequence of actions that have been taken by the Assad regime," she said.
Persons: WASHINGTON, Bab, General Antonio Guterres, Ramesh Rajasingham, Joe Biden, Vladimir Putin, Bashar al, Assad, Putin, Jake Sullivan, Nicolas de Riviere, Linda Thomas, Greenfield, Vasily Nebenzya, Thomas Organizations: Wednesday, Security, teleconference, NBC News, U.S, France's Locations: The U.S, Russia, Syria, Turkey, U.N, Brussels, Geneva, Russian, Damascus, Great Britain, France, Bab, North West Syria, Moscow
A "strawberry" moon is rising. Though it's known as the strawberry moon, the full moon won't actually appear red or pink. Since June's full moon is farther from Earth than the previous three supermoons, it is considered only a "marginal" supermoon, according to NASA. In addition to being dubbed the strawberry moon, this week's lunar event has a number of different nicknames. Elsewhere in Europe, this month's full moon is known as the rose moon, because it coincides with when roses are in bloom.
Organizations: NASA, The Farmers Locations: Algonquin, United States, Europe
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