The EU moves to reduce palm oil use. Malaysia hits back at 'politics of protectionism'

The EU moves to reduce palm oil use. Malaysia hits back at 'politics of protectionism'

The European Commission on Wednesday concluded that palm oil should be phased out from transport fuel due to environmental concerns, sparking backlash from Malaysia, a top producer of the versatile commodity. Source link
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South Africa’s sugar tax is pitting job losses against national health

South Africa’s sugar tax is pitting job losses against national health

Short-term losses for long-term gains are often a hard sell, especially in times of crisis. South Africa’s unemployment rate remains stubbornly high, and now the countries rates of diseases like diabetes are also rising. The two rates are now pitted...
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Chinese premier: Our economy faces 'new, downward pressure'

Chinese premier: Our economy faces 'new, downward pressure'

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Friday that the government will remain supportive of the economy in the face of new pressures on growth. Source link
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Tesla launches the Model Y

Tesla launches the Model Y

Elon Musk strode on stage in Los Angeles this evening (March 14) to introduce the final addition to Tesla’s “sexy” lineup: the Model Y. It is Tesla’s first compact SUV (and the electric carmaker’s fifth model). The SUV Tesla rolle...
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Tesla just unveiled the Model Y, its new crossover SUV, starting at $39,000

Tesla just unveiled the Model Y, its new crossover SUV, starting at $39,000

The Model Y could help Tesla tap into the growing crossover market. Source link
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An American “Journey to the West”: What Chinese audiences think of when they see Hollywood films

An American “Journey to the West”: What Chinese audiences think of when they see Hollywood films

References are standard fare in film criticism. Action films can be described as “Tarantino-esque,” while rom-coms might have a “Nora Ephron vibe.” Yet the equation subtly shifts when it comes to American discussions of Chinese film: a ...
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Shooter opens fire at a New Zealand mosque, reportedly killing several

Shooter opens fire at a New Zealand mosque, reportedly killing several

A shooter opened fire at a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday, killing several, according to media reports. Source link
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Tesla’s Model Y will launch the next phase of electrification: SUVs

Tesla’s Model Y will launch the next phase of electrification: SUVs

If there’s any doubt remaining whether the future of transportation is electric, the Model Y should dispel it. Until now, Tesla and other automakers have offered high-priced luxury vehicles, or economy-sized sedans and hatchbacks. With the release today (Mar...
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Connecticut’s Democratic lawmakers push to legalize adult-use marijuana

Connecticut’s Democratic lawmakers push to legalize adult-use marijuana

Several House Democrats in Connecticut on Thursday unveiled draft legislation to legalize adult-use marijuana under a tightly-controlled framework, becoming the latest Eastern state to push for recreational legalization. Businesses wouldn’t be able to get li...
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'Great shame for humanity': US considers measures against human rights violators in China's Xinjiang

'Great shame for humanity': US considers measures against human rights violators in China's Xinjiang

The United States is considering measures against those responsible for human rights violations against Muslims in China's Xinjiang region, a U.S. State Department spokesman said on Thursday, calling it a "great shame for humanity." Source link
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