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Peace talks on Ukraine end without agreement

Peace talks on Ukraine end without agreement

Published 05/12/2016

Germany's Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier (L) greets Ukraine's Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin as their Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov stands nearby during talks on the crisis in eastern Ukraine in Minsk, Belarus, November 29, 2016. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Four-way talks on ending a separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine finished without a breakthrough on Tuesday, with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier declaring that "lip service" statements were not enough to achieve lasting peace.

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Oil prices fall over doubts of planned crude output cut

Oil prices fall over doubts of planned crude output cut

Published 28/11/2016

An employee holds a gas pump at a petrol station in Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 8, 2016. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker/File Photo

Oil prices fell on Monday, adding to Friday's steep losses as doubts re-emerged over the ability of major producers to agree output cuts at a planned meeting on Wednesday aimed at reining in global oversupply.

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More company climate votes ahead, as Trump may loosen energy rules

More company climate votes ahead, as Trump may loosen energy rules

Published 28/11/2016

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is shown at his election night rally in Manhattan, New York, U.S., November 9, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Activist shareholders plan a record number of resolutions focused on climate change at U.S. company annual meetings in 2017, even as President-elect Donald Trump looks set to loosen environmental regulations.

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Trump faces dilemma as U.S. oil reels from record biofuels targets

Trump faces dilemma as U.S. oil reels from record biofuels targets

Published 28/11/2016

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump gestures from the front door at the main clubhouse at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, U.S., November 20, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

The Obama administration signed its final plan for renewable fuel use in the United States last week, leaving an oil industry reeling from the most aggressive biofuel targets yet as President-elect Donald Trump takes over.

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Oil prices climb on expectation of OPEC-led production cut

Oil prices climb on expectation of OPEC-led production cut

Published 21/11/2016

The OPEC flag and the OPEC logo are seen before a news conference in Vienna, Austria, October 24, 2016. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Oil prices rose around 1 percent on Monday as OPEC moved closer to an output cut to rein in oversupply that has pressured prices for over two years.

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Oil pinned near three-month lows as gloom grows over OPEC

Oil pinned near three-month lows as gloom grows over OPEC

Published 15/11/2016

A pump jack stands idle in Dewitt County, Texas January 13, 2016. REUTERS/Anna Driver

Oil fell to its lowest in three months on Monday, as the prospect of another year of oversupply and weak prices overshadowed chances that OPEC will reach a deal to cut output.

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Audi software can distort emissions in tests, VW says

Audi software can distort emissions in tests, VW says

Published 15/11/2016

An Audi logo is seen at the Mondial de l'Automobile, Paris auto show, during media day in Paris, France, September 30, 2016. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen

Audi cars with automatic transmissions have technology capable of distorting emissions when they are tested, Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) said, as its luxury flagship is battling allegations over a reported discovery of a new cheat software device.

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BMW eyes 100,000 electric car sales in 2017: Sueddeutsche

BMW eyes 100,000 electric car sales in 2017: Sueddeutsche

Published 15/11/2016

A vintage wheelcap of a BMW is picturesd before a news conference marking the company's 100th birthday festivities in Munich, southern Germany March 7, 2016. REUTERS/Michael Dalder/File Photo

BMW wants to boost sales of electric cars by two-thirds next year to 100,000 vehicles as the luxury automaker is offering more battery-powered models, Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported, citing Chief Executive Officer Harald Krueger.

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China to burn, not bury, as it tackles trash challenge

China to burn, not bury, as it tackles trash challenge

Published 15/11/2016

A newly launched waste-to-energy plant by Suzhou Wujiang Everbright Environmental Energy Ltd is seen in Wujiang of Suzhou, Jiangsu province, China, November 8, 2016. REUTERS/Aly Song

Thousands of tonnes of urban waste are hidden behind scrubbed white walls at a new power plant on the outskirts of the Chinese city of Wujiang, with even its chimney disguised as a clock tower.

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German prosecutors confirm probe targeting VW`s chairman

German prosecutors confirm probe targeting VW`s chairman

Published 08/11/2016

Hans Dieter Poetsch, chairman of the Volkswagen AG supervisory board, addresses a news conference at the headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany, April 22, 2016. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

German prosecutors confirmed on Monday they are investigating Volkswagen AG's (VOWG_p.DE) supervisory board chairman over suspected market manipulation, in another blow to efforts to contain fallout from the automaker's diesel emissions scandal.

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