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Monday, July 27, 2015
A massive mountainside carving outside of Atlanta is once again stirring controversy, as Georgia officials try to decide what, if anything, to do about the sculpture that memorializes three of the South's Civil War heroes but causes offense to blacks and others.
US Democratic Party frets over 'sharing economy' Republicans seek edge
The debate over ride-hailing firm Uber is laying bare divides in the United States' ruling Democratic Party and on the left about how to handle the new "sharing" economy. Opposition Republicans are hungry to exploit that ambivalence and make inroads into a wealthy sector of the tech industry.
Damaged Shell icebreaker, set for Arctic, to get repairs: officials
Authorities say an icebreaker that Royal Dutch Shell PLC plans to use in its Arctic offshore drilling project has arrived in Oregon for repairs. Portland Police officials said the ship arrived early Saturday. The icebreaker is a key part of Shell's exploration and spill response plan off Alaska's northwest coast.
Even before the bulldozers arrived life was tough for John Muyiisa, scratching a living from a rented farm on Lake Victoria's Kalangala island.
Mafia, multinationals milk Italy's green energy boom
Thousands of solar panels glint in the sun, but the prized farmland beneath lies barren. While the Italian island of Sardinia revels in a renewable energy boom, the long arm of organized crime risks sullying its clean power ambitions.
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Obama to close historic Kenya visit with national address
President Barack Obama is closing an historic visit to the land that considers him a local son with an address to the people of Kenya.
Representatives from Greece's international creditors are expected to arrive in Athens by Sunday night to start talks on a huge new international bailout for the crisis-hit country, a Greek government source said Saturday.
'Africa on the move,' says Obama in Kenya visit
U.S. President Barack Obama declared Saturday that "Africa is on the move," praising the spirit of entrepreneurship at a business summit in Kenya as he kicked off a landmark visit.
Turkey strikes Islamic State in Syria, Iraq Kurdish militants
Turkey's military Saturday carried out a new wave of air and artillery strikes against Islamic State (IS) jihadists in Syria and Kurdish militants in northern Iraq, in an escalating campaign Ankara says is aimed at rooting out terror.
Egypt begins its first trial run of the 'new Suez canal'
Egypt began Saturday the first trial run of its "new Suez canal," officials and state media said, ahead of the formal inauguration of the new shipping route next month.
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