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European Union proposes ban on plastic straws, cutlery

European Union proposes ban on plastic straws, cutlery

Incentives will be given to producers to encourage them to make disposable plastic products out of sustainable materials instead. Items considered for the ban included cutlery, straws, cotton buds, plates, some coffee cups, and stirrers.


Malaysia to axe HSR

Malaysia to axe HSR

But then again, if the HSR project was to be dropped, it would incur significant costs - and Tun Dr. Mahathir has stated that his government is looking into ways to reduce the amount of money it has to pay Singapore. The 92-year-old veteran politician said: "We need to do away with some of the unnecessary projects, for example the high-speed rail, which is going to cost us RM110 billion (US$28 billion) and will not earn us a single cent".


Rubio says he sees 'no evidence' the Federal Bureau of Investigation spied on Trump's campaign

Rubio says he sees 'no evidence' the Federal Bureau of Investigation spied on Trump's campaign

The second concurred with the assessment by the FBI , CIA and National Security Agency that Russian Federation tried to assist Trump and damage Clinton, the committee said in a press release. What becomes increasingly worrisome is Republicans' collective willingness not to call out Trump, no matter how egregious his behavior. Anyone who objectively has been following what the Trump administration has been up to since they took office should be able to identify multiple examples of all ...


New Zealand to kill 150000 cows to end bacterial disease

New Zealand to kill 150000 cows to end bacterial disease

About 126,000 cows are expected to be culled, mainly over the next two years, as government and industry work to depopulate all infected farms, the government said in a statement. "This is a tough time, and the pain and anguish they're going to go through is really ugly", she said of the affected farmers. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said she believes it's still possible to eradicate Mycoplasma bovis .


India to ignore United States sanctions on Iran, Venezuela, says FM

India to ignore United States sanctions on Iran, Venezuela, says FM

The re-imposition of USA sanctions on Iran following Trump's withdrawal from the nuclear deal has cast a shadow on the long-standing political and economic ties between India and Iran. "We don't make our foreign policy under pressure from other countries", she said, adding that New Delhi only honors sanctions imposed collectively by members of the United Nations.


Flash Floods Strike Ellicott City, Md

Flash Floods Strike Ellicott City, Md

Baltimore Gas & Electric said it will need to survey the damage to its infrastructure before providing a timeline for restoring service. Ellicott City, Maryland , was hit with a devastating flash flood on Sunday. Mike Muccilli, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sterling, Virginia, said Sunday it was too early to make comparisons between the two floods.