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China-backed hydro dam threatens world’s rarest orangutan

The Tapanuli orangutan is a newly discovered species that numbers just 800 individuals.

A billion-dollar hydroelectric dam development in Indonesia has sparked fresh concerns about the impact of China’s globe-spanning infrastructure drive. The site of the dam in the Batang Toru rainforest on Sumatra island is the only known habitat of the Tapanuli orangutan, a newly discovered species that numbers about 800 individuals …

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Brexit talks stall before midweek EU summit

The stubborn problem of Britain’s land border with Ireland thwarted a drive to clinch a Brexit deal before a European Union summit this week, as negotiators admitted defeat after marathon talks and pressed pause for the coming days. EU negotiator Michel Barnier said after meeting British Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab …

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US sets new trade talks with EU, Japan, Britain

US Trade Rep. Robert Lighthizer seen with US President Donald Trump, said trade talks will seek to end imbalances with the EU and Japan.

U.S. officials announced Tuesday negotiations for separate trade agreements with Britain, the European Union and Japan. This is a part of efforts by President Donald Trump’s administration to rebalance global commerce. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said the administration notified Congress of its intent to negotiate the three separate trade …

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Canada legalizes marijuana for recreational use

Canada became the first major Western nation to legalize and regulate sale and recreational use of marijuana on Wednesday.

The country became the first major Western nation to legalize and regulate sale and recreational use of marijuana on Wednesday. The change was praised by pot enthusiasts and investors in a budding industry that has seen pot stocks soar on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges, but sharply questioned …

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Momenta, China’s first autonomous driving unicorn company

Momenta receives $1 billion investment.

Momenta, a China-based autonomous driving company, announced Thursday that it has secured a new round of funding at a valuation north of $1 billion. Existing investor NIO Capital and Pagoda Investment increased their investments. Strategic investors, including Tencent, government funds from Shanghai and Suzhou, China Merchants Group, and CCB International …

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