Ireland says halving greenhouse gases will cost 125 billion euros

FILE PHOTO: Ireland’s Prime Minister (Taoiseach) Micheal Martin speaks during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, Britain, November 2, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/PoolDUBLIN (Reuters) – The Irish government has estimated that 125 billion euros ($144 billion) of investment will be required to hit its target of cutting greenhouse

Leaders at global climate talks pledge to cut methane and save forests

GLASGOW (Reuters) -Leaders at the COP26 global climate conference in Glasgow have pledged to stop deforestation by the end of the decade and slash emissions of the potent greenhouse gas methane to help slow climate change.A person walks past a sign during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in

Japan PM's nuclear push faces resistance ahead of election

KASHIWAZAKI, Japan (Reuters) – Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s push to restart Japanese nuclear power plants idled after the Fukushima disaster faces stiff opposition ahead of a general election on Sunday, where his future as leader hangs in the balance if the vote is tight.FILE PHOTO: An anti-nuclear activist demonstrates in

Your Friday Briefing

Good morning. We’re covering a big test for President Biden’s agenda, the E.U.’s newest pandemic challenge and Lithuania’s spitting contest with China. Biden’s agenda on the line President Biden signed a short-term spending bill to fund the U.S. government until early December and avoid an imminent shutdown. The extension gave

Wall St near even, dragged by Nike 6% drop after warning

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Dow and S&P 500 were little changed in Friday afternoon trading following a two-day rally, with a downbeat sales forecast from Nike offsetting gains in financial and energy shares.FILE PHOTO: The front facade of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is seen in New York,

Firefighters retreat as La Palma volcanic explosions intensify

LA PALMA (Reuters) -Intensifying volcanic explosions on the Spanish island of La Palma forced firefighters to retreat and authorities to evacuate three more towns on Friday, while airlines cancelled flights due to a cloud of gas and ash, the biggest since the volcano erupted.Slideshow ( 5 images )Firefighters pulled out

Ferries in Alaska. Rail in Oregon. States Dream Big on Infrastructure Funds.

The infrastructure bill could reshape priorities across the country, jump-starting critical projects that stalled over funding. These are some of the possibilities. By Zach Montague and Emily Cochrane WASHINGTON — In the Pacific Northwest, the aging Interstate 5 bridge, a main artery between Oregon and Washington, is at risk of

Japan's stock market emerges as clear winner of Suga's abrupt resignation

TOKYO/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – While the race for ruling party leader remains wide open, the Japanese stock market has emerged as a clear winner of Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s abrupt departure, with the broad Topix index soaring to 31-year highs.FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga attends a news

China's economy under pressure as factory activity slows in Aug, services contract

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s businesses and the broader economy came under increasing pressure in August as factory activity expanded at a slower pace while the services sector slumped into contraction, raising the likelihood of more near-term policy support to boost growth.FILE PHOTO: A worker wearing a face mask works on

Asian shares rise on dovish Fed prospects but China caps gains

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Asian shares perked up and the dollar fell to two-week lows on Monday after U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell struck a dovish tone at the central bank’s long-awaited symposium, although investors remained cautious about prospects in China.FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a protective face mask,