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Morocco's Giant Solar Plant to Bring Energy to 1 Million People

Morocco's enormous concentrated solar power plant—which will be the world’s largest once fully built—will complete phase one next month and bring …

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Vancouver-based Hinterland Design assembles a small team of craftsmen to build and finish this modern Valdes Island hideaway in...<p>The Whitney Museum's new home in the Meatpacking district serves up a compelling dialogue between city and culture.<p>An unorthodox design is a comfortable escape from city …

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U.S. House will fight Obama's immigration action: Boehner | Reuters

(Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said on Friday that President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration has sabotaged chances for bipartisan legislation.<p>Boehner said House Republicans intend to fight the president’s action, which was announced on Thursday, but did not detail a …

Tanzanian lawmakers to debate on energy graft despite objections | Reuters

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzania’s parliament will hold a debate this week on allegations of corruption in the energy sector, the speaker said on Monday, despite efforts by the prime minister to block the session.<p>Mizengo Pinda, Prime Minister of the United Republic of Tanzania, speaks during the …

Companies Work To Create Solar Community In Africa

Charity Spirit Aid and British installer Renewable Resources are seeking to light up the lives of schoolchildren in Malawi. They are working to …

Solar set to beat nuclear on headline strike price by 2018 never mind 2023

Just two weeks ago, energy minster Greg Barker laid down a crystal clear challenge to the solar PV sector. The only way to maximise solar’s …

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

Julian Assange, founder of the website WikiLeaks, has been a key figure in major leaks of classified government documents, cables and videos.

Julian Assange Says He Will Leave Ecuadorian Embassy 'Soon' After Reports Of Ill-Health

Julian Assange has said he will leave the Ecuadorian Embassy "soon", after reportedly falling ill in his two years hiding there to avoid arrest and …

Tattoo patch can generate power from sweat | DW | 15.08.2014

Imagine you are jogging along and at the same time producing the power you need for your mp3 player - simply by sweating. This is what researchers at …

EU to help farmers hit by Russian import ban | DW | 18.08.2014

The European Union would pay fruit and vegetable farmers 125 million euros ($167.3 milllion) to help soften the impact of Russia's embargo on most …

Price of oil drops despite global turmoil | DW | 18.08.2014

The price per barrel (159 liters) of European Brent crude oil sank to its lowest level in a year on Monday to just $101.37 (75.89 euros).<p>US crude is …

US air strikes aid Kurdish push on Mosul dam

Kurdish forces aided by an expanded US air campaign have advanced to within kilometres of Iraq's largest dam, less than two weeks after it was captured by the Islamic State group.<p>On Sunday, the Kurdish military forces, known as Peshmerga, took control of Tel Skuf, about 15km east of the dam, as …

South Korea launches military drill with US

South Korea and the United States have launched an annual military drill despite condemnation by North Korea, according to Seoul's defence ministry.<p>The beginning of the "Ulchi Freedom Guardian" exercise, which will last until August 29, came as Pope Francis led a mass for inter-reconciliation in …

National Guard deployed to Ferguson protests

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has ordered the National Guard to help restore peace to the St Louis suburb of Ferguson, hours after police fired tear gas to disperse people protesting against the police shooting shooting of black teenager Michael Brown.<p>Barely hours before a second night of curfew that …

Iran rocked by 6.3 magnitude earthquake

A 6.3 magnitude earthquake has struck a remote area in western Iran, leaving dozens injured and causing considerable damage.<p>The US Geological Survey said the quake hit 36km southeast of the western city of Abdanan, in Ilam province, close the border with Iraq.<p>USGS said the quake struck at 02:32 GMT …

Julian Assange 'to leave' Ecuador embassy

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has said he plans to leave Ecuador's embassy in London "soon", having spent the last two years avoiding extradition to Sweden over allegations of sexual assault.<p>Assange told reporters during a news conference on Monday that he would be "leaving the embassy soon" but …

Battle rages for control of Mosul dam

Fierce fighting is raging around the Mosul dam, Iraq's largest, as Kurdish Peshmerga troops and Iraqi forces try to recapture it from Islamic State fighters who seized it just over a week ago.<p>The advance of the government troops on Monday has been helped by US military airstrikes which hit at least …

Imran Khan's party quits Pakistan parliament

The party of Pakistan's opposition leader Imran Khan has quit the national assembly and vowed to intensity anti-government protests, a day after he called for a campaign of civil disobedience in protest at the government of Nawaz Sharif.<p>"We are resigning from the National assembly, Punjab assembly, …

Yemen capital hit by anti-government rallies

<b>Sanaa, Yemen -</b> Thousands of supporters of Yemen’s Houthi movement have flooded Sanaa in a public display of strength the day after their leader publicly called for the government to be dissolved.<p>The group’s decision to protest in the capital on Monday has raised concerns of a potential outbreak of …

Solomons town first in Pacific to relocate due to climate change | Reuters

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Under threat from rising sea levels and tsunamis, the authorities of a provincial capital in the Solomon Islands have decided to relocate from a small island in the first such case in the Pacific islands.<p>Choiseul, a township of around 1,000 people on Taro …

China tells citizens to bike, walk, and snitch in the “united struggle” to breathe easier

To fight its stubborn pollution problem, China is asking its citizens to walk or bike instead of driving, and to use less air conditioning and limit the use of outdoor barbecues—and to turn in neighbors who waste electricity or pollute the environment.<p>According to China’s environmental protection …

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Anyone who's ever had their power go out or seen their cellular service disappear at a sporting event knows how convenient it can be to have a backup …

50 Places to Visit in All 50 States

America is truly beautiful, from California to New York, from the redwood forests to the Gulf Stream waters — and don’t forget the amber waves of grain and purple mountain majesties. To celebrate this amazing country that’s brimming with beauty and diversity, we wanted to capture one “must-see” …

Opposition slams minister's Snowden comments | DW | 29.07.2014

In an interview with the dpa news agency, German Justice Minister Heiko Maas said that Edward Snowden's best bet at life after the National Security …

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U.S. Finds No Direct Link to Russia in Downing of MH17

The United States has found no direct link between the Russian government and the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 last week, three senior intelligence officials said Tuesday.<p>The officials repeated their belief that pro-Russian separatists fired the missile that took out the jetliner over …

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US secretary of state offers $47 million in humanitarian aid for Gazans | DW | 22.07.2014

After arriving in Cairo late Monday to hold crisis talks on the Gaza conflict, Secretary Kerry called Israel's military offensive "appropriate and …

How to Eat Like a Local While Traveling... With a Baby

<i>Nostepinne / Flickr</i><p>Let's say you love to travel. You live for the thrill of stepping into unknown territory, meeting people from all walks of life, finding adventure around every corner and eating food you've never encountered before. Let's say you also have a baby -- a curious, demanding little …

Militants in Lebanon seek to emulate Islamic State | Reuters

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The success of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has emboldened like-minded militants in Lebanon who believe they can emulate it, the interior minister said, confirming the militant Sunni group had now appeared in Beirut for the first time.<p>In an interview with Reuters, Nohad …