‘Game of Thrones’ seeks record in final Emmys battle

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“Game of Thrones” will seek to make Emmy history one final time Sunday when television’s best and brightest gather at a glamorous ceremony in Los Angeles to bid farewell to a number of long-running hit shows. Despite its misfiring finale which divided fans, the fantasy epic about feuding families and […]

Google green energy buys boost ‘carbon-free’ portfolio

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Google on Thursday announced a record-high boost to its green electricity purchases, saying the deals will spur construction of millions of solar panels and hundreds of wind turbines. The US-based internet giant increased its wind and solar energy portfolio by more than 40 percent with deals for 1,600 megawatts of […]

Climate change takes toll on oceans, ice: UN report

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Humanity should brace for blowback from oceans and frozen zones increasingly addled by climate change, a major UN report will warn. Loading the atmosphere with CO2 and greenhouse gases has spawned a host of consequences, starting with irreversible sea-level rise, according to a draft Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) […]

Tokyo stocks open higher helped by cheap yen

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Tokyo stocks opened higher on Friday as investors took heart from a relatively cheaper yen, with relief prevailing after key central bank meetings ended without causing major marketdisruptions. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index was up 0.27 percent or 59.84 points at 22,104.29 in early trade, while the broader Topix index […]

Moscow court places high-ranking Culture Ministry official Mosolov charged with major fraud into custody until Nov 12 (Part 2)

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Moscow’s Basmanny Court on Thursday sanctioned the incarceration of Pavel Mosolov, the deputy director of the Russian Culture Ministry’s department for state protection of cultural heritage, placing him into custody for two months, an Interfax correspondent reported from courtroom on Thursday. “[The court has ruled] to accommodate the investigation’s request […]