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Aujourd’hui — 20 septembre 2019Presse - Agences

Germany agrees 'art of the possible' climate action plan without blowing budget

Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition agreed a package of budget-neutral measures on Friday to protect the climate and restore its green credentials, but drew criticism from environmental groups which had hoped it would go further.

Walmart to stop sales of e-cigarettes in U.S. stores: company memo

Walmart Inc told staff on Friday it will stop selling e-cigarettes and electronic nicotine delivery products at its U.S. stores, amid a growing crackdown on surging teenage use of such products, reports of vaping-related lung disease and some deaths.

U.S. sanctions Iran's central bank, fund after Saudi oil attack

The United States on Friday imposed another round of sanctions on Tehran, including on Iran's central bank and a development fund, following last week's attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia that Riyadh and U.S. officials have blamed on Iran.

Media visit Saudi oil plant damaged in strike blamed on Iran

Saudi Arabia on Friday took media on a tour of oil facilities damaged by attacks that Washington and Riyadh blame on Iran, showing melted pipes and burnt equipment, as Tehran vowed wide retaliation if heightened tensions boil over into hostilities.

Iran central bank head says new sanctions show U.S. failure

Iran's Central Bank governor said on Friday a U.S. move to sanction the bank for a second time on new grounds showed Washington had failed to find new ways to pressure Tehran, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported.

New York Mayor de Blasio ends presidential bid, draws Trump's sarcasm

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday ended his 2020 presidential campaign that was overshadowed by better-known liberal Democrats, and drew a sarcastic farewell from a fellow New Yorker, President Donald Trump.

Canada's Trudeau pledges assault rifle ban, pivots campaign amid blackface scandal

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, embroiled in a blackface picture scandal, on Friday pledged to ban military-style assault rifles in the country's most ethnically diverse city in a bid to get his campaign back on issue.

China agriculture delegation scraps U.S. farm visit to Montana

Chinese agriculture officials who were due to visit U.S. farm states next week have canceled their trip to Montana as the officials will return to China sooner than originally scheduled, the Montana Farm Bureau told Reuters on Friday.

Hopes for trade breakthrough fade as China cancels U.S. farm visits

A U.S.-China trade deal appeared elusive on Friday after Chinese officials unexpectedly canceled a visit to farms in Montana and Nebraska amid two days of ongoing talks in Washington.

Wall Street drops after China cancels visit to Montana farmland

Wall Street dropped on Friday after a Chinese agriculture delegation canceled a planned visit to Montana next week, dampening optimism about U.S.-China trade talks.

California, other states take Trump to court over auto emissions rules

A group of 23 states on Friday sued to block the Trump administration from undoing California's authority to set strict car pollution rules, one of the biggest U.S. battles over climate change.

U.S. repo rate falls after Fed repo operation

The interest rate on U.S. overnight repurchase agreements slipped on Friday after an operation conducted by the New York Federal Reserve that parked $75 billion in temporary cash in the U.S. banking system.

Fedspeak in three voices, from recession to bubbles to 'in a good place'

After delivering a split-decision rate cut earlier this week, U.S. Federal Reserve officials put their divisions over the state of the economy and what should be done about it on full display Friday with warnings of a slowdown and financial risks bookending talk of how well things are going.

Stocks hit as China cancels U.S. farm visits, yields slip

An index of global stock markets gave up early gains after Chinese agriculture officials who were to visit U.S. farm states next week canceled their trip, dampening optimism on U.S.-China trade talks.

US Treasury imposes sanctions on Iran’s National Bank, National Development Fund

Earlier on Friday, US President Donald Trump said that Washington is imposing new sanctions against Iran, which are "highest sanctions ever imposed on a country"

Amazon vows to be carbon neutral by 2040, buying 100,000 electric vans Inc Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos on Thursday pledged to make the largest U.S. e-commerce company net carbon neutral by 2040 and to buy 100,000 electric delivery vans from a start-up, as employees and consumers around the world plan protests to address climate change.

Court arrests police officer shooting at his fellows at Moscow metro station

On Sept 18, security police officers were on an operation to detain a metro police officer suspected of getting a bribe - he opened fire from the service gun when the officers tried to detain him

Russian Football Union denies Zenit FC the right to register forward Kokorin

The RFU stated that the footballer might be registered in line with all required procedures in the next transfer window, which is scheduled to open on January 22, 2020

Moldovan president says reset in relations with Russia will help boost cooperation

In particular, Moldovagaz and Gazprom have reached a preliminary agreement to extend the current gas supplies contract for several years, Dodon said

Washington’s actions undermine viability of New START, Moscow says

The problem of Washington’s unilateral and illegitimate decision to make hundreds of strategic offensive weapons unaccountable under the New START treaty remains unsettled, the Foreign Ministry said

Agreements with Germany form 25% of Moscow State University’s int'l cooperation

The university’s rector Viktor Sadovnichy recalled that every year, over 400 people from each side participate in mutual academic exchange programs

Medvedev bashes US general’s idiotic remarks about Kaliningrad’s air defenses

The Russian PM commented on media reports citing the commander of the US Air Forces in Europe on Pentagon's plans to ‘crack’ the air defenses in the Kaliningrad Region in case of Russia's aggression

‘Passing the torch of an amazing project': Prokhorov on selling the Brooklyn Nets to Tsai

Russian magnate Mikhail Prokhorov added that he would continue rooting for the club and will be attending the games hoping that the Brooklyn Nets would eventually win the NBA Championship

A historic first? Israel's Arabs could lead parliamentary opposition

Israel's Arab parties are set to be the largest non-ruling bloc in parliament - and could even lead the opposition - if a national unity government emerges from Tuesday's election.

Israel's Netanyahu clings to power as coalition talks loom

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced Israeli media headlines on Friday suggesting power is slipping from his grasp after an election in which he trails his main rival with nearly all votes counted.

Media visits wrecked Saudi oil plant, Iran vows to strike back if attacked

Saudi Arabia on Friday took media to inspect oil facilities hit by attacks that Washington and Riyadh blame on Iran, showing melted pipes and burned equipment, as Tehran vowed wide retaliation if heightened tensions boil over into hostilities.

Trump says U.S. has sanctioned Iran's central bank

The United States has imposed sanctions on Iran's central bank, U.S. President Donald Trump told reporters at the White House on Friday, nearly a week after attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia that some U.S. officials have pinned on Tehran.

Hezbollah says Iran would destroy Saudi Arabia in any war

Lebanon's Hezbollah warned Saudi Arabia on Friday against betting on a war against Iran because it would destroy the country and urged Riyadh and the United Arab Emirates to halt the war in Yemen instead of buying more air defences.

'Save our future': Students hit streets to demand global climate action

By Hans Lee, Philip Blenkinsop, Fabrizio Bensch and Ilze Filks

Millions of young people, led by Sweden's Thunberg, to strike for climate action

With world leaders about to gather in New York for a UN Climate Action Summit next week, millions of young people from Australia to Iceland will take off from school or work on Friday to demand urgent measures to stop environmental catastrophe.

German coalition reaches deal on new climate package: source

Germany's governing parties on Friday agreed a new climate protection package, including a domestic carbon price and the possibility of more stringent measures in future, a source close to the talks said.

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Stimulus supports stocks, oil heads higher

An index of global stock markets edged higher on Friday as stimulus measures by major central banks eased worries about growth, especially in Asian markets, while oil headed for its best week since January.

Special Report: The three young women racing to defuse a climate-change bomb

Banking hard over the whitecaps off the west coast of Norway, the jetliner flying Dominika Pasternak and her fellow scientists descends so sharply that it seems for a moment as if the crew is about to ditch them all in the drink.

Fed's Bullard, explaining dissent, says U.S. manufacturing appears 'in recession'

After delivering a split-decision rate cut earlier this week, U.S. Federal Reserve officials on Friday squared off over where the economy stands and what should be done about it.

Fed's Clarida hails strong U.S. consumer but says risks remain

The U.S. consumer sector is in excellent shape but risks to the economic outlook mean that the Federal Reserve will decide the course of interest rates from one meeting to the next, Fed Vice Chair Richard Clarida said on Friday.

Commerzbank aims to cut jobs, branches after Deutsche merger fails

Commerzbank said on Friday it wanted to shed thousands of staff and close a fifth of its branches in a strategy overhaul, after the German lender's attempt to merge with Deutsche Bank failed.

U.S. scientists join effort to solve mysterious vaping-related illnesses

The U.S. investigation into hundreds of cases of life-threatening lung illnesses related to vaping has turned up a curious abnormality: Many of the victims had pockets of oil clogging up cells responsible for removing impurities in the lungs.

IS fighters hid among Afghan pine nut harvesters during U.S. drone strike: U.S. official

A senior U.S. defense official in Afghanistan's capital city Kabul on Friday said Islamic State fighters were hiding among pine nut harvesters when a U.S. drone strike in eastern Afghanistan killed at least 32 people.

Putin notes dynamic development of relations between Russia and South Ossetia

On September 20, South Ossetia is celebrating a national holiday - the 29th anniversary of the declaration of a republic

Russian parliament to investigate meddling in domestic affairs on September 27

The Commission on the Investigation of Foreign Interference in Russia's Internal Affairs was formed due to actions by some foreign diplomats,media during the unauthorized protests in Moscow

Bulgarian PM confirms intention to develop relations with Russia

Speaking about the possible lifting of sanctions against Russia, the government head reported that this issue is too difficult for Bulgaria

Common historical memory unites Belarussians, Russians, says culture minister

Belarussian Minister Yuri Bondar recalled that this year the two states mark two historical dates:the 75h anniversary of the end of the siege of Leningrad and the liberation of Belarus from the Nazis

Man with Soviet passport spent about 30 years in labor slavery in Kazakhstan

After his citizenship is identified, the man will either return to Russia or will receive Kazakhstan’s passport

Yerevan court leaves former Armenian president Kocharyan under arrest

On September 4, Armenia’s Constitutional Court declared the 35th section of the Criminal Code under which Robert Kocharyan was arrested to be unconstitutional