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Business Sep 26, 2019

Japan pledges ¥1 trillion to spur LNG demand and growth

by Osamu Tsukimori

The government has pledged an additional $10 billion (¥1.1 trillion) in public and private financing to liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects worldwide, in order to help spur demand for the cleaner fossil fuel, trade minister Isshu Sugawara said on Thursday. The investments will be dedicated ...

More than 2 million animals perish in Bolivia wildfires

World / Science & Health Sep 26, 2019

More than 2 million animals perish in Bolivia wildfires

More than 2 million wild animals, including jaguars, pumas and llamas, have perished in weeks of wildfires that devastated huge swaths of Bolivian forest and grassland, environmental experts said Wednesday. The fires devastated the Chiquitania tropical savanna in the east of the country. "We have consulted ...

Weakened Netanyahu tapped by Israel's president to form new government

World / Politics Sep 26, 2019

Weakened Netanyahu tapped by Israel's president to form new government

Israel's president tasked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday with assembling a new government after power-sharing talks with his strongest rival, Benny Gantz, failed following an inconclusive election. But right-wing Likud party chief Netanyahu, facing a looming indictment on corruption allegations he denies, still has ...

Kiwis bristle as <I>haka</I> draws flak

Rugby Sep 26, 2019

Kiwis bristle as haka draws flak

One of rugby's perennial controversies has reared its head at this year's World Cup in Japan — does performing the haka give the All Blacks an unfair advantage over their opponents? The question crops up at most tournaments and — along with other recurring talking ...