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Denmark seeks to change law on pipelines amid Nord Stream 2 divisions

COPENHAGEN: Denmark’s government is proposing amending legislation to allow it to ban pipeline projects on the grounds of foreign and security policy due to concerns raised by Russian efforts to build a disputed gas pipeline through Danish waters. The small Nordic country has been caught in a geopolitical conflict as Russian state gas exporter Gazprom… Read More »

Motor racing – Ricciardo handed grid penalty for gearbox change

MELBOURNE: Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo will start the Australian Grand Prix (0500 GMT) from 15th on the grid on Sunday after being given a five-place penalty for a gearbox change. The Australian crashed during qualifying and the resulting damage had forced the repair, the team said. Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton will start the race on pole,… Read More »

Trump backers' disparate hopes coalesce around promise of change

WASHINGTON: The pomp and circumstance were like any big Washington celebration: a regal backdrop, the patriotic music, the military precision of the ceremony. But the throngs who attended Friday’s inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump came for change. Dramatic change. Some came to hear about changes in America’s world view or a desire for stronger… Read More »

Leadership change looms for armed group key to Myanmar's peace process

YANGON: Myanmar’s strongest ethnic armed group is set for its biggest leadership shake-up in a quarter century, senior sources told Reuters, raising the prospect of a period of instability in a group that is key to Aung San Suu Kyi’s signature peace process. The United Wa State Army (UWSA) boasts some 30,000 soldiers who control… Read More »

Deepening commercial ties with US won't change under Trump presidency – China

BEIJING: China’s commerce ministry said on Friday that deepening commercial cooperation with the United States will not change when U.S. President-elect Donald Trump takes office in January, but warned against moves that could hurt bilateral trade ties. Trump made trade a centrepiece of his presidential campaign and railed against what he said were bad deals… Read More »

Sydney, Vancouver mayors vow to fight climate change despite Trump

MEXICO CITY: Cities around the world can combat climate change without national government support, the mayors of Sydney and Vancouver said on Wednesday, amid fears that a Donald Trump U.S. presidency could undermine efforts to limit global warming. The two were in Mexico City for the C40 Mayors’ Summit, where nearly 50 mayors and deputies… Read More »

North American leaders strike climate change deal

OTTAWA: Canada, the United States and Mexico announced a new clean energy and climate deal on Wednesday (Jun 29) that pledges to produce 50 per cent of their nations’ electricity from clean energy sources by 2025.  Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, US President Barack Obama and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto spoke at a joint… Read More »