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Thousands Lose Power As Rain Batters Britain →  November 22, 2012

Thousands of people have been left without power and scores evacuated from their homes after heavy rain battered Britain for a second day. Up to 60mm (5ins) of rain fell in some areas as winds gusted up to 70mph, leaving vast swathes of the country under water. People trying to escape the rising waters were […]

Thousands Lose Power As Rain Batters Britain →  November 22, 2012

Thousands of people have been left without power and scores evacuated from their homes after heavy rain battered Britain for a second day. Up to 60mm (5ins) of rain fell in some areas as winds gusted up to 70mph, leaving vast swathes of the country under water. People trying to escape the rising waters were […]

Tottenham Hotspur Fans Attacked In Rome →  November 22, 2012

Lazio have denied their fans were responsible for a bar brawl that left one Tottenham Hotspur fan with serious injuries and at least six others needing medical treatment. Spurs fans are returning home after a clash involving fellow supporters in Rome in the early hours of Thursday. It happened ahead of Spurs’ Europa League match […]

S&P 500 gains for fourth session on light volume →  November 21, 2012

By Angela Moon NEW YORK | Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:26pm EST NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks finished modestly higher on Wednesday, with the SP 500 up for a fourth session, although volume was one of the year’s lowest on the day ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. Investors welcomed news that a ceasefire was declared […]

Basic Nations Seek to Limit UN Carbon Offset Use for Non-Members →  November 21, 2012

Developed countries that don’t join a second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol shouldn’t be allowed to use United Nation carbon offsets to help cut their greenhouse-gas emissions, the Basic group of nations said. Developed countries that don’t take on binding targets for a second period starting in 2013 shouldn’t be eligible to use Certified […]

EEX to Start Spot United Nations Carbon Offset Trading on Dec. 5 →  November 21, 2012

European Energy Exchange AG will start trading in spot contracts for United Nations carbon offsets on Dec. 5. The Leipzig, Germany-based bourse will offer contracts for UN offsets eligible in the European Union’s carbon market through April, as well as UN credits that are eligible in the third phase of the bloc’s carbon market, which […]

House Fire: Murder Probe Into Family Deaths →  November 21, 2012

A house fire that killed a mother and her five children in Essex last month is now being treated as a murder investigation. Sabah Usmani, a 44-year-old doctor, and the children died after a fire at their home in Barn Mead, Harlow, in the early hours of October 15. Detective Superintendent of Essex police, Rob […]

Gaza: Israel And Hamas Ceasefire Under Way →  November 21, 2012

A ceasefire between Hamas and Israel has come into effect after eight days of violence that has left more than 140 Palestinians and five Israelis dead. Egyptian foreign minister Mohamed Kamel Amr announced the breakthrough at a news conference in Cairo. The truce began at 7pm (UK time). There was a last spasm of Palestinian […]

Bernanke’s "cliff" comments break two-day rally →  November 20, 2012

By Angela Moon NEW YORK | Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:38pm EST NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street halted its two-day rally on Tuesday, after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank lacks tools to cushion the economy from the impact of the “fiscal cliff.” The day’s biggest disappointment was Hewlett-Packard Co shares […]

Bernanke’s "cliff" comments break two-day rally →  November 20, 2012

By Angela Moon NEW YORK | Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:38pm EST NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street halted its two-day rally on Tuesday, after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank lacks tools to cushion the economy from the impact of the “fiscal cliff.” The day’s biggest disappointment was Hewlett-Packard Co shares […]

Lafarge named in top 10 list of companies surrendering offsets into EU … →  November 20, 2012

UK: French multinational cement producer Lafarge has been named in a list of top ten companies surrendering offsets into the European Union’s (EU) emissions trading scheme (ETS) by environmental campaign group Sandbag. According to Sandbag’s report ‘Help or Hindrance? Offsetting in the EU ETS,’ Lafarge purchased 181,425 certified emissions reduction (CERs) credits in 2011. Carbon […]