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News Continues here: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2016/11/07/the-ongoing-saga-75-news-updates-tidbits-trivia/ Most recent updates are on top, after image-intro commentary, i.e. order inversed. This is a continuation of: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2016/08/13/the-ongoing-saga-73-news-updates-tidbits-trivia/
Nuclear Power Nuclear War Everyday JFK quote
Just As Above Ground Nuclear Testing was Stopped, So Too Must Leaking of Radionuclides from the Nuclear Fuel Chain Be Stopped. Even from a statistical point of view they keep discovering that nuclear is more deadly than initially thought. Based on a recent government funded study of nuclear workers, risk is around 15 times worse than even BEIR VII thought, maybe even higher: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/12/19/another-look-at-the-recent-low-dose-radiation-exposure-study-inworks/

Clustered DNA damage, which is impossible, or almost impossible, to properly repair, is considered a signature of ionizing radiation: “clustered DNA damage sites, which may be considered as a signature of ionising radiation, underlie the deleterious biological consequences of ionising radiation…ionising radiation creates significant levels of clustered DNA damage, including complex double-strand breaks (DSB)” See: “Biological Consequences of Radiation-induced DNA Damage: Relevance to Radiotherapy“, by M.E. Lomax et. al. Clinical Oncology 25 (2013) 578-585
The formation of clustered damage distinguishes ionising radiation-induced damage from normal endogenous damage“. https://cordis.europa.eu/pub/fp5-euratom/docs/non_dsb_lesions_projrep_en.pdf

Sunday, 30 October 2016

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission thinks it has nothing to do but have a party with dancers, all while refusing to reply to why the Watts Bar Nuclear Reactor 2 is not operating.
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Leak at nuclear reactor in Norway is contained: operator
Posted:Tue, 25 Oct 2016 12:39:54 -0400
OSLO (Reuters) – A leak at a small nuclear reactor in Norway has been contained, with no injuries sustained and no expected environmental damage outside the facility, the reactor’s operator and the country’s Radiation Protection Authority (NRPA) said on Tuesday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/CRTkVir1w7c/us-norway-accident-nuclear-idUSKCN12P13Y

Fukushima nuclear clean-up may rise to several billion dollars a year: government
Posted:Tue, 25 Oct 2016 08:02:01 -0400
TOKYO (Reuters) – The cost of cleaning up Tokyo Electric Power’s wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant may rise to several billion dollars a year, the Japanese government said on Tuesday, adding that it would look into a possible separation of the nuclear business from the utility.

EU confirms to lift cap on Gazprom’s use of Russia’s Nord Stream pipeline link Posted:Fri, 28 Oct 2016 12:00:02 -0400
BRUSSELS, Oct 28 (Reuters) – The European Commission confirmed on Friday it had lifted limits on Gazprom’s use of a key link from its offshore Nord Stream pipeline to Germany, allowing Russia to pump more gas supplies to Europe bypassing traditional routes via Ukraine. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/aYJ4AmV9J_Q/eu-gazprom-opal-decision-idUSL8N1CY397

Tajikistan starts building world’s tallest dam for hydro plant
Posted:Sat, 29 Oct 2016 14:13:58 -0400
DUSHANBE, Oct 29 (Reuters) – Tajikistan on Saturday diverted the flow of a major river to start building the world’s tallest dam and the main element of the Rogun hydroelectric power plant, a $3.9 billion project which Dushanbe hopes will secure its energy independence http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/OS0VjbvW5jA/tajikistan-powerstation-idUSL8N1CZ0HF

Third firefighter dies after BASF chemical blast

Posted:Sat, 29 Oct 2016 08:43:49 -0400
FRANKFURT, Oct 29 (Reuters) – A third firefighter has died of his injuries following last week’s explosion at the headquarters of German chemicals group BASF, the company said on Saturday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/5RY__-Ytv-s/basf-blast-idUSL8N1CZ0A7

Tribe vows to fight North Dakota pipeline through winter
Posted:Sat, 29 Oct 2016 15:16:37 -0400
Oct 29 (Reuters) – Native American leaders vowed on Saturday to protest through the winter against a North Dakota oil pipeline they say threatens water resources and sacred lands and are weighing lawsuits over police treatment of arrested protesters. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/sXVmPGOZGmE/usa-pipeline-idUSL1N1CZ0CT

Tribe vows to continue N. Dakota pipeline fight despite arrests
Posted:Fri, 28 Oct 2016 17:39:14 -0400
(Reuters) – A Native American tribe and other activists opposed to a multibillion-dollar oil pipeline project in North Dakota vowed on Friday to continue their fight through direct action, legal challenges and growing celebrity support, a day after police arrested 141 of their members. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~3/3IjkfjSGIgg/us-usa-pipeline-idUSKCN12S2JI

U.S. prosecutors regroup for second trial in Oregon occupation

Posted:Fri, 28 Oct 2016 17:51:44 -0400
PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors on Friday regrouped to strategize for their next trial of armed militants who occupied a wildlife center in Oregon the day after seven others at a related trial were surprisingly acquitted of all charges. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~3/Q73fHzZCtvE/us-oregon-militia-idUSKCN12S2PC

American Airlines jet catches fire on takeoff at Chicago airport

Posted:Fri, 28 Oct 2016 23:56:47 -0400
CHICAGO (Reuters) – The engine of an American Airlines Group Inc jet caught fire seconds from takeoff at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport on Friday, prompting the crew to abort its departure and evacuate passengers via emergency chutes, authorities said. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~3/Uhhfl9NOHBs/us-chicago-airplane-idUSKCN12S2LR

Clinton email problem resurfaces as FBI announces review

Posted:Fri, 28 Oct 2016 21:04:19 -0400
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – The FBI is investigating more emails as part of a probe into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email system, it said on Friday, in a new twist that could damage the Democratic candidate in the 2016 presidential race. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~3/PWZ2fLeanaQ/us-usa-election-clinton-idUSKCN12S299

Clinton leads Trump 42 to 36 percent as he loses women’s support: poll

Posted:Fri, 28 Oct 2016 23:56:16 -0400
 NEW YORK (Reuters) – Democrat Hillary Clinton’s lead over Republican rival Donald Trump widened to 6 percentage points in the latest Reuters/Ipsos U.S. presidential tracking poll, released on Friday, showing Trump losing support among women. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~3/sRpvK4YNbUw/us-usa-election-poll-idUSKCN12S2M5

France avoids nuclear plant closure decision as election looms
Posted:Fri, 28 Oct 2016 14:49:13 -0400
PARIS (Reuters) – France has delayed a decision on promised nuclear reactor decommissioning, effectively putting on hold a process that could ultimately be overturned with a change of government next year. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/8KkycwMQs6Y/us-france-energy-nuclearpower-idUSKCN12S2DG

Tesla’s Musk adds solar roofs to his clean energy vision
Posted:Fri, 28 Oct 2016 23:01:11 -0400
(Reuters) – Tesla Motors Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk on Friday unveiled new energy products aimed at illustrating the benefits of combining his electric car and battery maker with solar installer SolarCity Corp http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/kfyfaOpmJYw/us-tesla-solarcity-idUSKCN12T01T

Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions
Posted:Fri, 28 Oct 2016 16:07:26 -0400
Oct 28 (Reuters) – The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Friday: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/mergersNews/~3/6Wy_KBL1LGE/deals-day-idUSL4N1CY4NW

UPDATE 2-EU lifts cap on Gazprom’s use of Nord Stream pipeline link
Posted:Fri, 28 Oct 2016 14:33:45 -0400
BRUSSELS, Oct 28 (Reuters) – The European Union has lifted a cap on Gazprom’s use of the Opal pipeline in Germany which takes gas from its Nord Stream Baltic Sea pipeline to end-users in Germany and the Czech Republic, opening the way for Russia to expand Nord Stream’s capacity and bypass Ukraine as a gas transit route. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/aU_S3TtPP50/eu-gazprom-decision-idUSL8N1CY687

UPDATE 1-Power outage plunges most of Tajikistan into darkness
Posted:Fri, 28 Oct 2016 14:15:46 -0400
DUSHANBE, Oct 28 (Reuters) – A malfunction at Tajikistan’s biggest power plant left most of the country in complete darkness for several hours late on Friday, the Central Asian nation’s state energy company said. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/izl9MWoCQvc/tajikistan-powerstation-idUSL8N1CY77N

RPT-Phillips 66 says construction continues on Dakota Access Pipeline

Posted:Fri, 28 Oct 2016 13:00:50 -0400
 HOUSTON, Oct 28 (Reuters) – Construction is continuing on the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) even as a dispute with Native Americans has blocked work on a section of the project, the chief executive of Phillips 66, which owns 25 percent of the project, said on Friday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/ngVPNiq7kFc/usa-pipeline-phillips-idUSL1N1CY1BQ

Barrick says it’s open to offers for core mines, including Veladero
Posted:Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:44:13 -0400
TORONTO, Oct 27 (Reuters) – Barrick Gold Corp will consider offers to buy all or some of its five major mines, including Veladero in Argentina, a top executive said on Thursday, after Reuters reported the company held talks with Chinese miners. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/5dM0RCqyaAc/barrick-gold-ma-idUSL1N1CX149

UPDATE 3-Police arrest 16 in crackdown on North Dakota pipeline protesters
Posted:Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:59:38 -0400
Oct 27 (Reuters) – Sixteen Native Americans and other protesters were arrested in North Dakota on Thursday in the latest clash between police and demonstrators seeking to halt construction of a disputed oil pipeline. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/KFGi61mg7vs/usa-pipeline-regulations-idUSL1N1CX1OI

Sanchez may partner with Blackstone to buy Anadarko assets – WSJ

Posted:Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:46:46 -0400
Oct 27 (Reuters) – Sanchez Energy Corp is in talks to partner with Blackstone Group LP on a deal to buy Anadarko Petroleum Corp’s assets in South Texas, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Russia’s Rosneft cancels Lukoil’s oil purchase deal with Bashneft

Posted:Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:30:39 -0400
MOSCOW, Oct 27 (Reuters) – Russia’s largest oil producer Rosneft said on Thursday it had asked peer Lukoil to cancel a crude oil purchasing contract with Bashneft, which RBC daily put at 400 billion roubles ($6.4 billion). http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/juju15BoKdc/russia-rosneft-lukoil-idUSL8N1CX9NM

EU to rule on Gazprom pipeline link to Germany by Oct. 31 – sources
Posted:Tue, 25 Oct 2016 18:33:55 -0400
BRUSSELS, Oct 25 (Reuters) – The European Union will decide by Monday whether to ease restrictions on Russia’s access to a gas pipeline link to Germany, two people close to the issue said on Tuesday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/Uv9L72Iqhfo/eu-gazprom-opal-idUSL8N1CV7XA

Sunday, 23 October 2016

International Cooperation To Save Orphaned Snow Leopard Cub, Aug. 8, 2006, US Dept of State
International Cooperation To Save Orphaned Snow Leopard Cub, Aug. 8, 2006, US Dept of State

New Snow Leopard report: http://static1.1.sqspcdn.com/static/f/157301/27298294/1476983224237/Snow-Leopard-Report.pdf?token=izcktZIkLs%2B1ayZyn7%2BoSWufgPQ%3D

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UPDATE 3-Burning sulphur near Mosul sends hundreds to hospital, U.S. troops don masks
Posted:Sat, 22 Oct 2016 12:31:12 -0400
QAYYARA, Iraq, Oct 22 (Reuters) – Up to 1,000 people have been treated for breathing problems linked to fumes from a sulphur plant set ablaze during fighting with Islamic State in northern Iraq and U.S. officials say U.S. forces at a nearby airfield are wearing protective masks. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/XOcs5jinxuQ/mideast-crisis-iraq-chemicals-idUSL8N1CS06Y

US troops at Iraq base use protective masks over burning sulfur
Posted:Sat, 22 Oct 2016 05:15:02 -0400
BAGHDAD, Oct 22 (Reuters) – U.S. forces at Iraq’s Qayyarah West airfield near Mosul are wearing protective masks after winds brought fumes from a nearby burning sulfur plant set ablaze by Islamic State, U.S. military officials said on Saturday.

UPDATE 1-EDF seeks suspension of regulated price mechanism over speculation fears
Posted:Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:05:45 -0400
* EDF wants to suspend mechanism for power sales to competitors

French reactor outages drive Europe’s power complex
Posted:Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:14:32 -0400
MILAN/LONDON, Oct 21 (Reuters) – France’s stricken nuclear power sector has become a key driver of European power prices, fuelling gains across markets and pushing coal back into the limelight as winter nears.

Magnitude 6.6 quake jolts western Japan, no tsunami warning or major damage Posted:Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:19:23 -0400
TOKYO (Reuters) – An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 shook western Japan on Friday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, adding that a tsunami warning was not issued.

Anti-pipeline protestor tosses pumpkin seeds at Canada’s Trudeau
Posted:Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:15:35 -0400
OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is usually greeted by cheering crowds when he goes out in public but received a less pleasant welcome in Hamilton on Friday – a handful of pumpkin seeds thrown by a green activist.

NHC says 40 percent chance of cyclone for low south of North Carolina
Posted:Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:50:42 -0400
(Reuters) – An area of low pressure about 450 miles south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina has a 40 percent chance of strengthening into a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Friday.

Sunoco Logistics pipeline spills gasoline in Pennsylvania: media
Posted:Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:21:22 -0400
(Reuters) – A Sunoco Logistics Partners LP pipeline spilled about 1,300 barrels of gasoline into the Susquehanna River in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, on Friday, according to local media.

U.S. hopeful it can win Russia’s agreement on Antarctic Ocean deal
Posted:Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:36:44 -0400
PALO ALTO, Calif. (Reuters) – After repeated failed attempts to establish an Antarctic Ocean sanctuary, the United States is hopeful it can sway Russia to agree to a plan that would protect a vast swath of what marine scientists call the most pristine body of water left on Earth. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/Td7tIxUIJYE/us-environment-antarctic-park-idUSKCN12L2KD

Typhoon kills 12, destroys rice fields in Philippines, takes aim at Hong Kong Posted:Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:28:04 -0400 BENGUET, Philippines/HONG KONG (Reuters) – Typhoon Haima, the strongest storm to hit the Philippines in three years, killed at least 12 people and inundated vast tracts of rice and corn fields, officials in Manila said on Friday, before it took aim at Hong Kong. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/a5g-PcChEQo/us-asia-storm-hongkong-idUSKCN12L02F

Hundreds of rare snow leopards illegally killed every year: study
Posted:Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:26:48 -0400
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Hundreds of snow leopards are killed illegally every year in remote mountains from China to Tajikistan, further endangering the big cats that number only a few thousand in the wild, a report said on Friday.

Roe-deer hunting on horseback with hounds booming in France
Posted:Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:16:02 -0400
PARIS (Reuters) – Banned in much of Europe, roe-deer hunting on horseback with hounds is enjoying such renewed interest in France that some companies are marketing one-off outings to non-specialists, some riding in carriages.

China to encourage banks to help fund rural pollution fight: official
Posted:Fri, 21 Oct 2016 03:10:46 -0400
SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China will encourage banks to play a bigger role in providing the financing required to tackle mounting environmental problems in rural regions, a government official said on Friday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/XKpVN27defQ/us-china-environment-farming-idUSKCN12L0O3

UPDATE 2-South Africa’s AMCU union reaches tentative wage deals with platinum trio
Posted:Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:02:30 -0400
* AMCU lead 5-month platinum strike in 2014 (Recasts with AMCU president comments) http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/5ztmxAvd4mQ/safrica-strikes-platinum-idUSL8N1CR2X6

Peru protests risk halting one of world’s biggest copper mines -MMG
Posted:Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:24:47 -0400
LIMA, Oct 21 (Reuters) – Supplies needed to keep operating one of the world’s biggest copper mines, Las Bambas, are running out as access roads remain blocked by protesters in Peru, Chinese-owned miner MMG Ltd said on Friday.

Difficult partner search jeopardises Areva state rescue
Posted:Wed, 19 Oct 2016 13:08:35 -0400
* Areva quality issues could also lead to EDF takeover pullout

EDF reactor closures are reason not to phase out nuclear-French opposition
Posted:Wed, 19 Oct 2016 08:41:30 -0400
* French opposition energy specialist supports nuclear option http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/kf535pHsLVU/france-nuclearpower-opposition-idUSL8N1CP3JV

UPDATE 1-BASF to gradually resume chemical production after accident
Posted:Wed, 19 Oct 2016 14:46:03 -0400
* BASF circumvents disaster area to supply sites with feedstock (Adds background on blast, force majeure declaration)

UPDATE 1-Lima in stalemate with towns blocking road to copper mine
Posted:Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:36:47 -0400
* Police crackdown on protesters last week was not authorized (New throughout, adds comments from prime minister and company, context)

UPDATE 3-Ex-leader of Brazil’s lower house arrested on graft charges
Posted:Wed, 19 Oct 2016 18:30:17 -0400
BRASILIA, Oct 19 (Reuters) – Eduardo Cunha, the former head of Brazil’s lower house of Congress who led the impeachment drive against former President Dilma Rousseff, was arrested on Wednesday on corruption charges.

UPDATE 2-Enbridge cuts 5 percent of work force in Canada, U.S.
Posted:Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:02:57 -0400
CALGARY, Alberta, Oct 19 (Reuters) – Enbridge Inc, Canada’s largest pipeline company, is laying off 5 percent of its work force after an organizational review, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/3OmqCFEXF_c/enbridge-inc-redundancies-idUSL1N1CP1PM

UPDATE 1-Energy industry coalition sues NY PSC over nuclear subsidies
Posted:Wed, 19 Oct 2016 18:04:13 -0400
Oct 19 (Reuters) – An energy industry coalition including competitive non-nuclear electricity producers sued on Wednesday to oppose a plan to subsidize nuclear power plants in New York State. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/SebyQ2-4fd8/new-york-nuclear-idUSL1N1CP2EP

Scientists find 500 U.S. seabed vents of powerful greenhouse gas
Posted:Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:00:01 -0400
COPENHAGEN, Oct 19 (Reuters) – Scientists have found 500 seabed vents bubbling methane into the Pacific Ocean off the United States, roughly doubling the number of known U.S. seeps of the powerful greenhouse gas, a study showed on Wednesday

Canada energy regulator could be curbed after pipeline fiasco
Posted:Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:39:23 -0400
OTTAWA/CALGARY, Oct 19 (Reuters) – Canada’s government may curb the national energy regulator’s power, including stripping it of sole oversight for new projects, as part of reforms to a body under pressure over a botched pipeline hearing, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

REFILE-EDF postpones restart of Gravelines 2 nuclear reactor to Nov. 15
Posted:Thu, 20 Oct 2016 04:49:42 -0400
PARIS, Oct 20 (Reuters) – French utility EDF has postponed the restart of its 900 MW Gravelines 2 reactor from Oct. 27 to Nov. 15, an update on grid operator RTE’s website showed on Thursday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/-hoCkfA2gN4/france-power-nuclear-idUSL8N1CQ2D6

Germany approves landmark nuclear waste deal with utilities: source
Posted:Wed, 19 Oct 2016 04:27:31 -0400
BERLIN (Reuters) – The German cabinet approved a deal on Wednesday for its top utilities to start paying into a 23.6-billion-euro ($25.9 billion) fund next year in return for shifting liability for nuclear waste storage to the government, a source said.

U.S. task force issues recommendations to cut natgas facility leak risks
Posted:Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:32:36 -0400
(Reuters) – A U.S. interagency task force on Tuesday issued recommendations aimed at reducing the risk of incidents involving natural gas facilities in the wake of a major leak from the Aliso Canyon storage facility in California last year.

Protesters brace for riot police at new airport site in western France
Posted:Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:51:28 -0400
NOTRE-DAME-DES-LANDES, France (Reuters) – Environmental activists living in cabins and tree houses on the site of a proposed new airport outside Nantes in Western France braced on Wednesday for a looming showdown with security forces after the prime minister said clearing the zone was a priority.

Anti-nuclear novice wins Japan election, blow to nuclear restarts
Posted:Sun, 16 Oct 2016 12:01:45 -0400
NIIGATA, Japan (Reuters) – An anti-nuclear candidate won an upset victory in a Japanese regional election on Sunday, a blow to Tokyo Electric Power’s attempts to restart the world’s biggest atomic power station and a challenge to the government’s energy policy

Japan PM Abe sends ritual offering to Yasukuni shrine for war dead: media
Posted:Sun, 16 Oct 2016 19:21:34 -0400
TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to Yasukuni Shrine for war dead on Monday to mark the annual autumn festival of the shrine, Kyodo News said. The shrine is seen in China and the two Koreas as a symbol of Japan’s past militarism.

European powers seek EU condemnation of Russia over Syria
Posted:Sun, 16 Oct 2016 19:10:31 -0400
LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) – Britain, France and Germany aim to persuade the European Union on Monday to condemn Russia’s devastating air campaign in Syria and pave the way for imposing more sanctions on the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

Japan mulls joint administration of disputed Russian-held isles: Nikkei
Posted:Sun, 16 Oct 2016 17:05:32 -0400
TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan is considering proposing joint administration of disputed islands held by Russia in the hope of unblocking an issue that has bedevilled their relations for 70 years, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Monday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/VEg3fUdFF_o/us-japan-russia-disputed-islands-idUSKBN12G0X1

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IAEA chief: Nuclear power plant was disrupted by cyber attack
BERLIN, Oct 10 (Reuters) – A nuclear power plant became the target of a disruptive cyber attack two to three years ago, and there is a serious threat of militant attacks on such plants, the head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog said on Monday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/rhyWl37wQNA/nuclear-cyber-idUSL1N1CG0MX

Erdogan says TurkStream, nuclear power deals with Russia to be expedited Posted:Mon, 10 Oct 2016 13:40:06 -0400 ISTANBUL, Oct 10 (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday the TurkStream natural gas pipeline project with Russia and plans for a Russian-built nuclear power plant in Turkey would be accelerated as ties between the two countries are normalised. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/PQKjxEkcgM0/energy-summit-turkey-russia-idUSI7N1AQ02H

China says willing to discuss “possibilities” with India on nuclear group
Posted:Mon, 10 Oct 2016 08:50:17 +0530
BEIJING (Reuters) – China is willing to discuss “possibilities” with India on its bid to become a fully fledged member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), a senior Chinese diplomat said on Monday, holding out an olive branch ahead of a summit in India. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/QFOtCCqeFWs/china-india-nuclearsuppliersgroup-idINKCN12A077

One killed in Peru protests against Las Bambas copper mine
Posted:Fri, 14 Oct 2016 23:29:01 -0400
LIMA, Oct 14 (Reuters) – A farmer in Peru was killed on Friday during rallies in a remote Andean town against MMG Ltd’s $10-billion Las Bambas copper mine, the first protester to die in clashes over mining in President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s new government. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/MhXLa51nIBA/peru-mining-clash-idUSL1N1CL029

Documentary filmmaker charged with conspiracy in pipeline protests
Posted:Thu, 13 Oct 2016 14:38:06 -0400
Oct 13 (Reuters) – A documentary filmmaker who was arrested while filming as protesters attempted to shut down the flow of oil through pipelines carrying crude from Canada to the United States was charged on Thursday with felony conspiracy.

WRAPUP-India and Russia sign energy, defence deals worth billions
Posted:Sat, 15 Oct 2016 07:17:41 -0400
GOA, India, Oct 15 (Reuters) – India and Russia signed billions of dollars of defence and energy deals on Saturday at a summit that sought to inject new life into a relationship that has been tested by shifting global alliances and conflict in the Middle East. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/companyNews/~3/vHggvF02lLw/india-russia-idUSL1N1CL04Y

UPDATE 2-India’s Essar agrees to sell oil arm to Rosneft-led group
Posted:Sat, 15 Oct 2016 11:43:40 -0400
GOA, India, Oct 15 (Reuters) – India’s debt-laden Essar Group confirmed on Saturday that it has agreed to sell a 98 percent interest in its Essar Oil unit to a consortium led by Russia’s Rosneft, giving the energy giant a gateway into the world’s fastest growing fuel market.

UPDATE 1-Canada-U.S. oil pipelines resume operations after activists halt flow Posted:Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:38:06 -0400
NEW YORK, Oct 12 (Reuters) – Five oil pipelines disrupted by environmental protesters were back up and running on Wednesday, although at least one of the lines that carry millions of barrels of crude from Canada to the United States was operating at reduced rates. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/TEI-tErPqxU/usa-canada-pipelines-idUSL1N1CI17Z

Canada energy companies, police scramble to protect pipelines
Posted:Fri, 14 Oct 2016 16:23:09 -0400
OTTAWA/CALGARY, Oct 14 (Reuters) – Canadian energy companies and officials share intelligence, scour social media and send up surveillance drones but even so they say preventing a disruption to the country’s vast pipeline network is near impossible and each side wants the other to do more.

UPDATE 3-E.ON says power grids will remain part of its strategy
Posted:Thu, 13 Oct 2016 09:01:17 -0400
* E.ON shares down 0.4 percent (Adds sell-side analysts, context on writedowns)

OceanaGold loses compensation claim against El Salvador

Posted:Fri, 14 Oct 2016 14:47:19 -0400
TORONTO/MELBOURNE, Oct 14 (Reuters) – OceanaGold Corp has lost a claim seeking some $284 million in compensation from El Salvador for failing to issue permits allowing it to dig a gold mine in the Central American country, according to an arbitration decision announced on Friday.

EDF targets top spot in connected homes market with new subsidiary

Posted:Thu, 13 Oct 2016 10:48:11 -0400
PARIS, Oct 13 (Reuters) – France’s state-controlled utility EDF launched a new subsidiary on Thursday to grow its share in the gas market and take the top spot in the French sector for connected home objects.

Argentina demands UK halts military exercise in disputed Falklands
Posted:Fri, 14 Oct 2016 15:32:58 -0400
BUENOS AIRES, Oct 14 (Reuters) – Argentina complained on Friday about military exercises that Britain is planning this month in the disputed Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/ViRLbfq4uBk/argentina-falklands-idUSL1N1CK1FC

Germany to spend 1.5 bln euros for more navy ships – navy

Posted:Fri, 14 Oct 2016 13:44:15 -0400
BERLIN, Oct 14 (Reuters) – Germany has agreed to spend 1.5 billion euros to buy five more corvettes for the navy, the navy said on Friday, and Die Welt newspaper quoted lawmakers as citing the need for greater security in the Baltic Sea and the Mediterranean. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/zM_YOj-xetA/german-navy-idUSL8N1CK4QI

Russian state fund to co-invest $1 bln in India

Posted:Fri, 14 Oct 2016 12:58:44 -0400
GOA, India, Oct 14 (Reuters) – The state-backed Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) will work with an Indian fund to invest $1 billion in Asia’s third-largest economy, the head of the fund said before a bilateral summit expected to yield several big business deals. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/GC__VZYXIuI/india-russia-rdif-idUSL4N1CK4AJ

UPDATE 3-Freeport to sell California energy assets for up to $742 mln

Posted:Fri, 14 Oct 2016 12:25:41 -0400
TORONTO, Oct 14 (Reuters) – Freeport-McMoRan said on Friday it will sell onshore California oil and gas assets to Sentinel Peak Resources California for up to $742 million, part of a push by the world’s biggest listed copper miner to reduce its multi-billion dollar debt. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/o72x4PhD_EE/freeport-mcmoran-divestiture-idUSL4N1CK3T4

Britain’s FTSE ends losing streak; Man Group jumps 14 pct

Posted:Fri, 14 Oct 2016 12:09:52 -0400
* Man Group surges after strong update (Adds detail, updates prices at close) http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/HaQuZRMUseg/britain-stocks-idUSL8N1CK46L

Illegal miners in Ghana ignore deadline to quit AngloGold mine
 Posted:Fri, 14 Oct 2016 10:16:59 -0400
ACCRA, Oct 14 (Reuters) – Illegal miners operating at AngloGold Ashanti’s Obuasi mine in Ghana have ignored a government deadline to leave, delaying company plans to restart production. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/lKWIzkJRh-o/ghana-anglogold-idUSL8N1CK3EM

Nissan CEO says confident UK will remain competitive after meeting PM
 Posted:Fri, 14 Oct 2016 08:55:35 -0400
LONDON, Oct 14 (Reuters) – Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said on Friday he was confident Britain would remain a competitive place to do business, after meeting Prime Minister Theresa May in the wake of his warning that Nissan could halt investment in its car plant after Brexit.

Death toll from Hurricane Matthew climbs to 26 in North Carolina
 Posted:Sat, 15 Oct 2016 16:07:26 -0400
(Reuters) – The death toll from Hurricane Matthew has risen to 26 in North Carolina, with two more bodies recovered as some flood waters recede, Governor Pat McCrory said on Saturday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/uJ8YVXyPWIU/us-storm-matthew-idUSKBN12F0RW

Historic town swamped, 22 dead in North Carolina flooding
Posted:Thu, 13 Oct 2016 18:49:30 -0400
TARBORO, N.C. (Reuters) – Floodwaters inundated the historic black town of Princeville, North Carolina, on Thursday, leaving homes submerged to their roof lines as the state’s death toll in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew climbed to 22.

Northwest braces for high winds after rare Oregon twisters 
Posted:Sat, 15 Oct 2016 12:42:59 -0400
(Reuters) – The U.S. Northwest was bracing for hurricane-force winds and heavy rain as the remnants of a typhoon move onshore on Saturday, a day after rare tornadoes clobbered the Oregon coast. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/NF4YD9xvgjQ/us-storm-northwest-idUSKBN12F0N3

U.N.’s Ban Ki-moon arrives in Haiti after looting near U.N. base
 Posted:Sat, 15 Oct 2016 17:41:58 -0400
LES CAYES (Reuters) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Les Cayes, Haiti, on Saturday after U.N. trucks were looted near the area where his plane touched down, as tempers flared among families desperate for aid after Hurricane Matthew. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/Es_wqyMpyeY/us-storm-matthew-haiti-un-idUSKBN12F0S7

Wildfire burns 22 homes in Nevada 
Posted:Sat, 15 Oct 2016 01:57:37 -0400
(Reuters) – A wildfire fanned by high winds destroyed 22 homes in a wooded area of northern Nevada on Friday, among them a mountain property belonging to the owner of a famous brothel in the state.

Kerry: nations may agree different deadlines to cut HFC greenhouse gases
Posted:Fri, 14 Oct 2016 15:46:23 -0400
KIGALI (Reuters) – Nations working to reduce greenhouse gases used in refrigerators and air conditioners may agree to set different deadlines, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday, raising hopes for a breakthrough against climate change.

Famine fears rise after hurricane wrecks Haiti’s bread-basket
Posted:Fri, 14 Oct 2016 14:44:06 -0400
LES CAYES (Reuters) – Hurricane Matthew tore up large tracts of food crops as well as mature coffee and cocoa plantations when it ravaged Haiti’s fertile south last week, with a U.N. official expressing concern about possible famine in the poorest nation in the Americas. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/RHcKALq2B-Q/us-storm-matthew-haiti-idUSKBN12E274

Volkswagen to pay $175 million to U.S. lawyers suing over emissions
Posted:Fri, 14 Oct 2016 19:51:03 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Volkswagen AG , in another step to move past its costly diesel emissions cheating scandal, has agreed to pay $175 million to U.S. lawyers suing the German automaker on behalf of the owners of 475,000 polluting vehicles, two people briefed on the agreement said on Friday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/5d0rYz1HJ7w/us-volkswagen-emissions-idUSKBN12E2AH

Haiti to hold presidential vote in November, after hurricane delay
Posted:Fri, 14 Oct 2016 15:47:18 -0400
PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – Haiti will hold the first round of its serially delayed presidential election on Nov. 20 to give time for people in areas of the country affected by Hurricane Matthew to recover enough to vote, the electoral council said on Friday http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/U-CGBOyJj1s/us-haiti-election-idUSKBN12E24W

Obama declares major disaster in North Carolina from Hurricane Matthew
Posted:Mon, 10 Oct 2016 18:19:04 -0400
WASHINGTON, Oct 10 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama declared a state of emergency in North Carolina on Monday after Hurricane Matthew roared through the state over the weekend, the White House said.

German spy chief says Syrian suspect targeted Berlin airports
Posted:Mon, 10 Oct 2016 22:11:22 -0400
BERLIN (Reuters) – The head of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency (BfV) said a Syrian suspect arrested on Monday was building a bomb and probably planned to attack one of the airports in Berlin.

Samsung scraps Galaxy Note 7 over fire concerns
Posted:Tue, 11 Oct 2016 09:22:33 +0530
SEOUL (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Co Ltd halted sales of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on Tuesday and told owners to stop using them while it investigates reports of fires, fuelling expectations the tech giant will scrap the flagship device.

Australia’s weather bureau sees increased cyclone risk
Posted:Mon, 10 Oct 2016 02:37:09 -0400
SYDNEY (Reuters) – An above-average number of cyclones is likely for Australia’s tropical north in coming months, the country’s weather bureau said on Monday, potentially hitting exports.

China says 173 steel firms violate environmental rules
Posted:Mon, 10 Oct 2016 05:02:02 -0400
SHANGHAI (Reuters) – As many as 173 Chinese steel enterprises were found to have violated the country’s environmental rules during recent nationwide investigations into the industry, the environment ministry said on Monday.

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While Gallup found that Americans oppose nuclear energy this year, a 2009 poll already found that 90% of Americans favored solar and wind and only 40% favored nuclear. http://www.gallup.com/poll/190064/first-time-majority-oppose-nuclear-energy.aspx http://www.futurity.org/taking-americas-energy-temperature/

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UPDATE 2-Hurricane Matthew stalls planes, plants, ports and trains
Posted:Fri, 07 Oct 2016 16:17:56 -0400
CHICAGO, Oct 7 (Reuters) – Disruptions to air travel, manufacturing, supply chains and retail stores spread on Friday as Hurricane Matthew worked its way up Florida’s Atlantic coast, leaving people and goods stranded and plants idled.

Desperate uranium miners switch to survival mode despite nuclear rebound Posted:Mon, 03 Oct 2016 02:00:01 -0400
LONDON, Oct 3 (Reuters) – The nuclear industry is gradually recovering from its post-Fukushima slump, but excess capacity keeps uranium prices at record lows, forcing mining companies to mothball mines, slice costs and cut debt as they struggle to survive. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/IVILc1I9kEU/uranium-nuclearpower-idUSL8N1BZ4MW

Japan’s Mount Aso volcano erupts, no injuries reported
Posted:Sat, 08 Oct 2016 07:41:33 -0400
TOKYO (Reuters) – Mount Aso, a volcano on Japan’s main southern island of Kyushu, erupted early on Saturday, Japan’s Meteorological Agency said, spewing volcanic ash 11,000 meters (7 miles) into the sky.

Odebrecht patriarch leads Brazil plea deal talks, Estado says
Posted:Sat, 08 Oct 2016 09:23:37 -0400
SAO PAULO, Oct 8 (Reuters) – The eldest member of Brazil’s Odebrecht family is personally spearheading negotiations between executives of his namesake engineering conglomerate and federal prosecutors for a potential plea deal in Brazil’s biggest-ever corruption probe, O Estado de S. Paulo newspaper said on Saturday.

Crude realities for Bakken oil as Shell ditches W. Coast rail plan
Posted:Sat, 08 Oct 2016 08:00:01 -0400
HOUSTON, Oct 8 (Reuters) – North Dakota oil producers were dealt another blow this week when Royal Dutch Shell said it would scrap plans to build an oil train terminal in Washington state that would have taken over 400,000 barrels per week of Bakken and other inland crudes.

Germany’s Schaeuble says too much talk on Deutsche Bank
Posted:Sat, 08 Oct 2016 14:25:42 -0400
WASHINGTON, Oct 8 (Reuters) – German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Saturday that there has been too much talk about the fortunes of Deutsche Bank after the U.S. government said it would levy a $14 billion fine on the bank.

German town in lockdown over suspected bomb attack plan
Posted:Sat, 08 Oct 2016 07:29:44 -0400
BERLIN (Reuters) – German police said they were evacuating a building in the eastern city of Chemnitz on Saturday on suspicion that a bomb attack was being planned, and told residents in the affected district to stay at home.

Hurricane Matthew kills almost 900 in Haiti before striking U.S.
Posted:Sat, 08 Oct 2016 07:44:37 -0400
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti/DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) – Hurricane Matthew killed almost 900 people and displaced tens of thousands in Haiti before plowing northward on Saturday just off the southeast U.S. coast, where it caused major flooding and widespread power outages http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/UNFXQsc0vwU/us-usa-matthew-idUSKCN12807E

U.S. hurricane center says Nicole weakening
Posted:Sat, 08 Oct 2016 04:55:28 -0400
(Reuters) – Tropical Storm Nicole weakened early on Saturday as it moved southward, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said

Argentina expects $1.8 billion investment from renewable energy auction
Posted:Fri, 07 Oct 2016 19:18:51 -0400
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentina expects investment of $1.8 billion from 17 renewable energy projects awarded in an auction to generate 1,109 megawatts of power, the government said on Friday, as it tries to lessen dependence on imported power. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/m7Q6JfYcLHw/us-argentina-energy-idUSKCN1272C4

Peru says deforestation slowing as it beefs up laws, sanctions
Posted:Fri, 07 Oct 2016 18:22:03 -0400
LIMA (Reuters) – Deforestation in Peru has slowed since peaking at nearly 180,000 hectares (700 square miles) in 2014 when swaths of the Amazon were illegally cleared for oil palm plantations, the head of the country’s forest service said on Friday.

Hurricane Matthew tests U.S. response lessons from Katrina
Posted:Fri, 07 Oct 2016 19:02:40 -0400
TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) – Acting on lessons learned from the botched response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, government authorities this week rushed to get aid to states in Hurricane Matthew’s path, from drinking water and generators to helicopters and emergency planning experts. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/o6af5HsKnV8/us-storm-matthew-response-idUSKCN1272GI

Cuban town avoided Hurricane Matthew’s deadly fury with preparation
Posted:Sat, 08 Oct 2016 13:58:20 -0400
BARACOA, Cuba (Reuters) – Hurricane Matthew reduced much of the Cuban town of Baracoa to rubble, whipping up giant waves that demolished cement buildings and winds that tore off roofs, but there’s one thing it didn’t do: take lives.

Weakened Hurricane Matthew kills at least nine as it buffets U.S. Southeast
Posted:Sat, 08 Oct 2016 16:23:02 -0400
CHARLESTON, S.C./SAVANNAH, Ga. (Reuters) – Hurricane Matthew slammed into South Carolina on Saturday, packing a diminished yet still powerful punch after killing almost 900 people in Haiti and causing major flooding and widespread power outages as it skirted Florida and Georgia.

Trump vows to stay in race after calls for him to quit over lewd remarks
Posted:Sat, 08 Oct 2016 16:40:14 -0400
(Editors Note: Attention language that may be offensive to some readers in paragraphs 19 and 21)

U.S. securities fraud case dismissed against Texas Attorney General
Posted:Fri, 07 Oct 2016 21:34:28 -0400
Oct 7 (Reuters) – A federal judge on Friday dismissed a civil securities fraud case against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, court documents showed.

UK finance minister names HSBC economist as senior advisor
Posted:Sat, 08 Oct 2016 13:59:03 -0400
LONDON, Oct 8 (Reuters) – British finance minister Philip Hammond has appointed HSBC’s chief European economist, Karen Ward, to advise him as the country prepares to leave the European Union, the…

Court finds Canada is best jurisdiction for Eritreans’ lawsuit against Nevsun
Posted:Thu, 06 Oct 2016 16:22:19 -0400
Oct 6 (Reuters) – A Canadian court ruled on Thursday that a lawsuit filed against Nevsun Resources Ltd by Eritreans who say they were forced to work at the company’s Bisha mine can proceed in British Columbia, but not as a single case, according to a copy of the judgment seen by Reuters

In South Africa’s deep mines, drones may soon go where humans should not

Posted:Thu, 06 Oct 2016 10:32:39 -0400
JOHANNESBURG, Oct 6 (Reuters) – South Africa is developing drones for the mining industry for inspections in potentially unsafe areas underground, removing the need to put humans in harm’s way, an industry conference heard on Thursday.

UPDATE 12-Deadly Hurricane Matthew closes in on Florida
Posted:Thu, 06 Oct 2016 20:25:07 -0400
* Storm could hit Florida directly or brush coast (Adds new death toll and NHC advisory on storm’s location, Obama on Twitter)

Hurricane Matthew killed at least 261 people in Haiti, officials say

Posted:Thu, 06 Oct 2016 19:25:15 -0400
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Oct 6 (Reuters) – Hurricane Matthew has killed at least 261 people in Haiti, local officials said, including “several dozen” in one coastal town on a part of the southwestern peninsula that authorities and rescue workers were only beginning to reach days after the storm.

UPDATE 2-Honeywell lowers upper end of 2016 profit forecast

Posted:Thu, 06 Oct 2016 18:45:44 -0400
Oct 6 (Reuters) – Aero parts supplier Honeywell International Inc lowered the upper end of its 2016 sales and profit forecast range, partly due to fewer business jet and general aviation shipments in its aerospace division.

UPDATE 1-Fuel crunch looms, terminals in path as Hurricane Matthew nears U.S.

Posted:Thu, 06 Oct 2016 17:49:52 -0400
NEW YORK, Oct 6 (Reuters) – The Southeast United States is expected to be hit with fuel shortages in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, as the storm barrels toward one of the largest energy-consuming regions in the country.

UPDATE 1-Gunvor raises $500 mln for new U.S. trading business
Posted:Mon, 03 Oct 2016 12:16:15 -0400
LONDON, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Swiss-based commodities trader Gunvor Group said on Monday it had secured $500 million for a new U.S. trading operation and said it is still on the lookout for more buying opportunities.

UPDATE 3-Menacing Hurricane Matthew intensifies close to vulnerable Haiti
Posted:Mon, 03 Oct 2016 12:24:16 -0400
LES CAYES/PORT-AU-PRINCE, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Hurricane Matthew intensified en route to Haiti on Monday, bringing 140-mile-per-hour (220 kph) winds and torrential rain that could wreak havoc in Caribbean nations that had yet to evacuate residents of risky coastal homes.

UPDATE 1-France offers Alstom plant lifeline with high-speed train order- sources
Posted:Mon, 03 Oct 2016 12:31:49 -0400
PARIS, Oct 3 (Reuters) – The French government will order high-speed trains from Alstom as part of a plan to plug a hole in the trainmaker’s order books and keep production going at its historic Belfort plant, two sources close to the matter said on Monday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/RMbRNkagLUM/france-alstom-idUSL5N1C94EC

UPDATE 1-Norway oil and gas workers may strike, threatening UK gas supply
Posted:Mon, 03 Oct 2016 06:21:28 -0400
OSLO, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Workers at three onshore plants serving Norway’s oil and gas industry will strike from Oct. 7 unless they get a new wage deal, the SAFE labour union said on Monday, potentially threatening Britain’s natural gas supplies. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/LqyKFqzqsws/norway-gas-strike-idUSL5N1C91SA

More than 800 killed by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, storm lashes Florida
Posted:Fri, 07 Oct 2016 16:35:49 -0400
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti/DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) – Hurricane Matthew killed more than 800 people and left tens of thousands homeless in its rampage through Haiti earlier this week before it lashed Florida on Friday with howling winds and rolled northward up the U.S. Atlantic coast. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/domesticNews/~3/jNG3fj6S-3c/us-storm-matthew-idUSKCN1250G2

Some 600,000 Florida homes without power due to hurricane: governor

Posted:Fri, 07 Oct 2016 10:11:44 -0400
(Reuters) – About 600,000 Florida homes were without power on Friday due to Hurricane Matthew and more outages were likely, Governor Rick Scott told a news conference, as the storm moved near the state’s Atlantic coast on a northward track after killing hundreds of people in Haiti.

New Jersey Transit Hoboken station to reopen Monday after deadly crash

Posted:Fri, 07 Oct 2016 14:44:34 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A New Jersey train station closed since a commuter train crashed killing one person and injuring more than 100 will reopen Monday and resume some service, a transit agency said Friday.

VW recalls 281,500 Volkswagen, Audi vehicles in U.S. due to fuel leaks

Posted:Fri, 07 Oct 2016 11:22:58 -0400
DETROIT (Reuters) – Volkswagen AG  is recalling about 281,500 Volkswagen and Audi brand vehicles in the United States in three separate recalls, each due to fuel leaks but with different causes, according to a regulatory filing on Friday.

Pennsylvania adopts new fracking regulations

Posted:Fri, 07 Oct 2016 16:13:13 -0400
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) – New regulations governing the extraction of natural gas through fracking will go into effect on Saturday in Pennsylvania, the first overhaul since the industry took off in the state more than 10 years ago.

Vietnamese rally outside Taiwanese steel plant that spread toxic waste
Posted:Sun, 02 Oct 2016 05:47:57 -0400
HANOI, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Thousands of Vietnamese protested on Sunday at a steel plant run by a unit of Taiwan’s Formosa Plastics to demand the unit leave the country and compensate more people after one of the country’s biggest environmental disasters, witnesses said. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/ggtCScOHrpQ/formosa-vietnam-protest-idUSL3N1C805L

Deutsche Bank races against time to reach U.S. settlement

Posted:Sun, 02 Oct 2016 11:49:13 -0400

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U.S. adds first bees to endangered species list
Posted:Sat, 01 Oct 2016 05:57:04 -0400
(Reuters) – Seven types of bees once found in abundance in Hawaii but now facing extinction on Friday became the first bees to be added to the federal list of endangered and threatened species, according to U.S. wildlife managers. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/17rEF3owOSU/us-usa-bees-idUSKCN1212SP

Powerful Hurricane Matthew swirls toward Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba
Posted:Sat, 01 Oct 2016 17:38:24 -0400
KINGSTON, Jamaica (Reuters) – Hurricane Matthew, the most powerful cyclone to form over the Atlantic since Hurricane Felix in 2007, churned across the Caribbean on Saturday on a path expected to put it over Jamaica and Haiti on Monday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/IhowTqMn3OQ/us-storm-matthew-hurricane-idUSKCN12020O

UPDATE 6-Hurricane Matthew meanders towards Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba Posted:Sat, 01 Oct 2016 14:41:43 -0400 KINGSTON, Jamaica, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Jamaicans were bracing on Saturday for the arrival of Hurricane Matthew, as it approached that island as well as Haiti and Cuba, bringing winds reaching 140 miles per hour (220 kph), powerful enough to wreck homes. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/companyNews/~3/DAg_HAX-U6k/storm-matthew-category-idUSL2N1C708Y

Deutsche Bank executives heading to U.S. in coming days -FAZ
Posted:Sat, 01 Oct 2016 15:50:42 -0400
FRANKFURT, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Deutsche Bank executives are heading to the United States in the coming days to negotiate a settlement over a fine of up to $14 billion for misselling mortgage-backed securities, the Frankfurter Allegemeine Zeitung reported http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/companyNews/~3/EvpM82ABZkw/germany-deutsche-bank-settlement-idUSL8N1C70MD

Ireland’s EirGrid says power link with Britain off until February
Posted:Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:56:18 -0400
Sept 30 (Reuters) – Ireland’s EirGrid said on Friday that the 500-megawatt power interconnector with Britain will return to service by the end of February next year after a converter station was damaged during routine maintenance earlier this month.

UPDATE 1-Slovenia to shut down nuclear power plant Krsko for maintenance Posted:Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:59:38 -0400 LJUBLJANA, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Slovenia will shut down its sole nuclear power plant Krsko (NEK) from overnight on Friday for regular maintenance that takes place every 18 months, NEK’s spokeswoman Ida Novak Jerele told Reuters. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/4bL_lUIOdlw/slovenia-nuclear-idUSL8N1C63B8

MEDIA LINK-Diamondback Energy near $2.5 bln deal for Silver Hill Energy Posted:Sat, 01 Oct 2016 11:48:30 -0400 Oct 1 – Source link – http://www.wsj.com/articles/diamondback-energy-nears-deal-to-buy-silver-hill-energy-partners-1475272986 http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/companyNews/~3/5kmKpFi86Ew/diamondback-silver-hill-idUSL2N1C70CZ

BAE Systems to begin building new British nuclear submarines
Posted:Sat, 01 Oct 2016 08:08:31 -0400
LONDON, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Britain’s ministry of defence said on Saturday that construction work will begin on the country’s new nuclear submarines, announcing nearly 1.3 billion pounds ($1.7 billion) of new investment with defence firm BAE Systems . http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/companyNews/~3/J9UiEtrzzA8/britain-defence-idUSL8N1C709W

Protesters blockading Goldcorp’s Mexico mine say plan to stay
Posted:Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:13:31 -0400
MEXICO CITY/TORONTO (Reuters) – Protesters blocking access to Goldcorp Inc’s Penasquito gold mine in northern Mexico said on Friday they will not leave until there is an agreement with the company on its demands for jobs and compensation for water use and environmental damage. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/2x4xoDwBS84/us-mexico-goldcorp-protests-idUSKCN1202HK

UPDATE 2-Argentina judge rules Barrick mine to remain suspended
Posted:Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:59:24 -0400
BUENOS AIRES/TORONTO, Sept 30 (Reuters) – A judge in Argentina ruled that Barrick Gold Corp’s operations at its Veladero mine would remain suspended, saying repairs were insufficient to reopen it after a leak of processing solution containing cyanide earlier this month. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/aHJhL8tp-KQ/mining-gold-barrick-gold-idUSL2N1C60L5

Hurricane Center says Matthew weakens slightly to Category 4
Posted:Sat, 01 Oct 2016 05:29:33 -0400
Oct 1 (Reuters) – Hurricane Matthew weakened slightly early on Saturday as it moved towards Jamaica and Cuba with winds of up to 155 miles per hour (250 kph) powerful enough to wreck houses, forecasters said.

UPDATE 6-Matthew strengthens to Category 5 storm headed for Jamaica, Cuba
Posted:Sat, 01 Oct 2016 02:34:06 -0400
KINGSTON, Jamaica, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Hurricane Matthew surged in power on Friday to become the Caribbean’s strongest storm in nine years as it moved towards Jamaica and Cuba with winds of up to 160 miles per hour (260 kph) powerful enough to wreck houses, forecasters said. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/KSKkBavMnF8/storm-matthew-hurricane-idUSL2N1C614X

Investigators interview engineer of crashed New Jersey train
Posted:Sat, 01 Oct 2016 17:59:38 -0400
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Investigators on Saturday interviewed the engineer of a New Jersey commuter train that smashed into a Hoboken station this week, killing one person and injuring 108, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a statement. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/domesticNews/~3/fQ9XbjLzbkE/us-new-jersey-traincrash-idUSKCN1213IS

Texas businessman Wyly strikes $198 million deal with SEC
Posted:Sat, 01 Oct 2016 08:30:09 -0400
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Texas businessman Sam Wyly has agreed to pay $198.1 million to resolve claims by U.S. securities regulators that he engaged in a long-running securities fraud to hide trades in companies he controlled using offshore trusts, according to a court filing. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/domesticNews/~3/WUn_W9FETHU/us-sec-wyly-idUSKCN12139N

Matthew strengthens into Category 4 hurricane – NHC

Posted:Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:08:20 -0400
Sept 30 (Reuters) – Hurricane Matthew has strengthened into a Category 4, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Friday adding that a Hurricane Watch has been issued for Jamaica. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/R6Ekzo4Cfdw/storm-matthew-hurricane-idUSEMN4ZW3OS

Senate approves funding bill to avert government shutdown
Posted:Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:31:53 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate approved a stop-gap funding bill to avert a looming federal government shutdown on Wednesday, after Republicans and Democrats agreed to help Flint, Michigan, resolve its drinking water crisis.

Obama power plant rules face key test in court
Posted:Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:00:59 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s climate change strategy faced a key test on Tuesday as conservative appeals court judges questioned whether his administration overstepped its legal authority under an air pollution law to make sweeping changes to the U.S. electric sector.

NY blast kills highest ranking firefighter since Sept. 11 attacks
Posted:Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:42:12 -0400
NEW YORK (Reuters) – An explosion at a home in the New York City borough of the Bronx on Tuesday killed a battalion chief, the city’s highest ranking fire official to die in the line of duty since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, officials said.

Charlotte shooting victim’s wife said he threatened family: court papers
Posted:Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:21:47 -0400
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) – Less than a year before Keith Scott was shot and killed by a police officer in Charlotte, North Carolina, his wife said in court papers that he had called himself a “killer” and threatened to kill his family with his gun.

Houston police identify shooting suspect who wounded nine

Posted:Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:11:01 -0400
(Reuters) – A Houston lawyer suspected of wounding nine people in a shooting spree on Monday has been formally identified by the medical examiner as 46-year-old Nathan DeSai, police said. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/domesticNews/~3/4FNsz7hSI8s/us-texas-shooting-idUSKCN11X27P

UPDATE 2-Fire breaks out on Pemex tanker in Gulf of Mexico, crew safe
Posted:Sat, 24 Sep 2016 19:54:29 -0400
MEXICO CITY, Sept 24 (Reuters) – A fire broke out on an oil tanker of Mexican state oil company Pemex in the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, forcing all the crew to be evacuated in the latest accident to plague the struggling firm.