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Finance France to 'ban all petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040'
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At a news conference unveiling a five-year plan to encourage clean energy and fulfill the country's commitments under the Paris climate accord, Hulot said France's vehicle manufacturers have projects that "can fulfill that promise". Mr Hulot also told reporters France would stop using coal to produce electricity by 2022. Hulot said the country will ban the polluting vehicles then, but does have a few plans to make the transition a little easier.

Finance United Forces Asian Toddler Out of Paid Seat Because Flight was Overbooked
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Shirley told Hawaii News Now that she explained to a flight attendant that she'd paid for that seat. "I was confused. I told him, I bought both of these seats". "Two weeks ago, we failed to meet that standard and we profoundly apologize". " He and I, we had both our tickets scanned, we both went on board no problem ", Yamauchi said.

Finance Qatar Airways says flights now exempt from USA laptop ban
Author: 0 Qatar Airways says flights now exempt from USA laptop ban

In a statement, Qatar Airways said it and the airport had both complied with new security requirements laid down earlier this year by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The airlines and their respective hub airports have worked with U.S. authorities to increase their security checks. After three-and-a-half months of restricting the devices on Middle East flights to the USA, the United Arab Emirates announced that the ban had been lifted on Etihad Airways on Sunday.

Finance Gujarat's AK Jyoti takes charge as Chief Election Commissioner
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Mr Joti will succeed Nasim Zaidi who demits office tomorrow.He will take over as the head of the Election Commission on Thursday. He was appointed on Monday as the CEC. SC said that there was no law to govern the appointments to EC. The bench expressed unhappiness over the fact that an officer of the rank of Deputy Secretary has filed the response on behalf of the Centre in such an important issue.

Finance Odisha set to host Asian Athletics Championships
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India is fielding a strong 95-member team at the upcoming edition with four Indian athletes - long jumpers Siddharth Mohan Naik and Nayana James, and triple jumpers Karthik Unnikrishnan and Joyline M Lobo - passing fitness tests on Saturday and receiving clearance to take part in championships.

Finance DOJ sues Hobby Lobby for secretly importing thousands of Iraqi artifacts
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The first one had a shipping label that described the contents as "hand made [sic] clay tiles (sample)" that had been manufactured in Turkey and totaling only $250 in value. The craft store chain imported the items into the USA after deciding in 2009 to start collecting "a variety of historical Bibles and other artifacts".

Finance Google Pixel 2 XL concept shows front-facing speakers and minimal display
Author: 0 Google Pixel 2 XL concept shows front-facing speakers and minimal display

The Google Pixel 2 XL , on the other hand, will have a much bigger 5.99-inch OLED display provided by LG with 1,440 pixel resolution. These can be used to reload the stock OS and install the latest security patch . Check out the full video clip below, which is hopefully good enough to tide you over until this fall when the real Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are unveiled.

Finance RBI Places Order For Printing Rs 200 Notes
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It has been reported that the RBI may not allow ATMs to dispense new Rs 200 note once they are in circulation. The Modi government had on November 8, 2016, announced that there would no longer be legal tender for Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 denomination notes from November 9.

Finance Moody's Downgrade Qatar's Rating Outlook To Negative
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Some of the rhetoric by the four ministers, however, was clearly belligerent. President Donald Trump has spoken with his Egyptian counterpart about the ongoing dispute between Qatar and four Arab countries. That would boost the country's exports of liquified natural gas by 30%. LNG, as well as exports of condensate, a super-light form of crude oil that's a byproduct of gas extraction, have made Qatar rich despite a 70 percent fall in LNG prices and a more than 50 percent drop in oil ...

Finance Fed minutes: 'Several' see balance-sheet reduction starting in a 'couple of months'
Author: 0 Fed minutes: 'Several' see balance-sheet reduction starting in a 'couple of months'

A lot of attention will be paid to how officials lined up over the debate on recent weak readings on inflation, which has dropped farther below the Fed's 2% goal. In her June press conference statement, Yellen noted that inflation had been driven lower by "one-off reductions" including declines in wireless telephone bills and prescription drug costs.

Finance Dinosaur extinction paved way for swift rise of frogs
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They examined variations in 95 genes to analyze how different frog species relate to each another. The famous asteroid impact is best known for wiping out the dinosaurs , but the event was much more than that with almost three-quarters of all life on Earth wiped out in a single blow.

Finance GST Bill Not the Original One, Will Impact Inflation: Chidambaram
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Also, present in the central hall were representatives from the Mayawati's Bahujan Samajwadi Party and Akhilesh Yadav's Samajwadi Party. Even within the party, several leaders feel that its "sudden" opposition to the tax regime, despite taking part in the GST Council meetings, could put it in a spot.

Finance Ninth ASEAN ministerial summit held in New Delhi
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In terms of politics-security, ASEAN supports India to play a bigger role as a leading power in the Asia-Pacific and beyond, and hopes to enhance coordination with the country to effectively deal with emerging challenges, and to build a rule-based regional architecture.

Finance India's June Services Activity Hits Eight-month High On Solid New Orders
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China's official nonmanufacturing PMI, which includes the construction sector, rose to 54.9 in June from 54.5 in May, the National Bureau of Statistics said. In Japan, Nikkei services PMI recorded a rise to 53.30 in June, compared to a level of 53.00 in May. June data suggested only a marginal increase in output charges set by Chinese service providers.

Finance Backed Syrian Rebels Break Through Daesh's Defenses in Raqqa Old City
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That being said, the SDF is not the only group in the area. As the Iraqi Army begins to finish up the bloody battle of Mosul , another US -backed force is making gains against ISIS in its capital of Raqqa in northern Syria. "We may be counting casualties by the hundreds", he told AFP. This plan originates in Raqqa not being a Kurdish city, and the USA believing that fighters who "reflect the ethnic makeup of the city" would be more convenient rulers.

Finance To Cut A Long Story Short… Tony Hadley quits Spandau Ballet
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Tony Hadley has announced that he is no longer a member of Spandau Ballet, having performed with the reunited group since 2009. Spandau Ballet in the 80s. "Oh Tony! We've all loved you as the voice of Spandau & on your own & tho we're heartbroken, we will respect whatever you do xx", another added. Hadley appeared on ITV reality TV show I'm A Celebrity...

Finance Governor has threatened, insulted me: Mamata Banerjee
Author: 0 Governor has threatened, insulted me: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh, however, said that there was no reason for the chief minister to feel insulted if the governor thought it prudent to ask about the deteriorating law and order situation. However, the Raj Bhavan in a statement rubbished Banerjee's allegations. "The Governor told me many things today". "The talks between the CM and Governor were confidential in nature and none is expected to disclose it".

Finance Half of US Citizens Trust CNN More Than Trump
Author: 0 Half of US Citizens Trust CNN More Than Trump

In a survey, seven in 10 Americans believe the political tone has become less civil since Trump became president. Over 80 percent of Democrats say civility has gotten worse since the Republican billionaire was elected, and 70 percent of Independents are of the same opinion.

Finance Obama Slams Trump During Speech In Indonesia
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Mr. Trump announced last month that he would pull the United States out of the 2015 Paris accord , in which almost 200 nations pledged to curb greenhouse gas emissions. His mother later divorced and Obama moved back to Hawaii at the age of 10 to live with his grandparents. "My time here made me cherish respect for people's differences", he said.