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London's 'Square Mile" to go 100 percent green in October

London - The City of London Corporation has announced its intention to power the UK capital's financial district – which is home to the Stock Exchange and the Bank of England – using electricity sourced from renewables starting in October 2018.

Thousands protest in Romania, saying corruption fight hampered

Bucharest - Thousands of Romanians took to the streets Wednesday to protest against a relaxation of criminal legislation they believe will hamper the fight against corruption.

Brazil maintains key interest rate at 6.5%

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's central bank maintained its key interest rate at 6.5 percent Wednesday, as expected, with inflation considered to be under control despite strong depreciation of the real and a costly truckers' strike.

Teen queen will 'Own The Night' at Radio Disney Music Awards Special

Radio Disney teen queen Samantha LaPorta chatted with Digital Journal about her new single "Own The Night," which she will perform at the Radio Disney Music Awards.

LA's Latino community terrorized by family separations

Los Angeles - From housekeepers and construction workers to waiters and activists, members of LA's huge Latino immigrant community say they are horrified by the zero tolerance policy that has led to children being separated from their parents at the US border.

China's answer to trade war - Farmers told to plant soybeans

U.S. President Donald Trump may have bitten off more than he can chew - especially if he thinks the U.S. can beat China in a tit-for-tat trade war. Beijing has previous trade war experience and a lot of tactics at its disposal.

Review: Band donates proceeds of 'Zombie' to Dolores O'Riordan's children Special

New York - Heavy metal band Bad Wolves presented a check for $250,000 to the children of the late Dolores O'Riordan for their version of The Cranberries classic "Zombie."

Trump ends family separations: key points

Washington - President Donald Trump reversed his stance Wednesday and ordered an end to the practice of separating migrant children from their families at the border, a widely-scorned feature of his "zero tolerance" policy.

'Strong' case for further rate hikes: Fed's Powell

Washington - Historically low unemployment and signs of rising inflation mean there is a "strong" case for continued, steady interest rate hikes, US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Wednesday.

Driving from Netherlands to Australia in an electric car

To drive from Netherlands to Australia by car is challenging enough; to do so in an electric car is something remarkable. This is what Wiebe Wakker has just achieved, in 827 days.

Q&A: Data science and biotech team up for success Special

Few companies these days are aiming to reduce costs of pharmaceuticals. To meet this ambitious goal, biotechnology company Biogen teamed up with data scientists OSIsoft, in relation to an Alzheimer’s drug.

Slovak president calls on govt to address protesting farmer demands

Bratislava - Slovakia's president on Wednesday called on the government to address the demands of farmers who drove their tractors into the capital to protest against irregularities in EU farm subsidy payments first made public by murdered journalist Jan Kuciak.

Which is best: Digital transformation or digital optimization?

For many companies struggling with digital transformation, it could be that digital optimization is a better strategy. This ties in with existing platforms and human experience.

EU will launch retaliatory tariffs against U.S. exports on Friday

Brussels - The European Union triggered the first phase of retaliation against the U.S. over import tariffs imposed for national-security reasons. Making good on its threat to hit the U.S. with retaliatory tariffs, the 'First Phase of Retaliation' begins on Friday.

Haley slams rights groups after US quits UN council

New York - US Ambassador Nikki Haley on Wednesday accused human rights groups of thwarting a US push for changes to the UN Human Rights Council and contributing to Washington's decision to quit the body.

Officials target 'alcohol tourism' in Mallorca poster drive

Madrid - Local authorities on Spain's holiday Island of Mallorca have put up 20 posters warning of heavy penalties for nudity, fighting and other alcohol-fuelled misbehaviour, it was announced on Wednesday.

Italy says Spain should take 'next four' migrant boats

Rome - Italy's far-right interior minister on Wednesday accused Spain of failing in its commitments to receive migrants, saying it should take "the next four" rescue boats after Madrid welcomed one rejected by Rome.

Legal marijuana is set to outsell liquor in Canada by 2020

Canada became the second country to legalize marijuana on Tuesday evening. Canada's legal marijuana market will be a $6.5 billion industry by 2020, according to a new report from CIBC, one of the country's largest banks.

Nicaraguan town defies government siege to bury dead

Masaya - Residents in the Nicaraguan opposition bastion of Masaya were on Wednesday holding off an offensive by police and pro-government paramilitaries as fresh violence flared across the Central American country.

Airlines to complain to EU over French strikes

Apo - Budget carrier Ryanair and British Airways owner IAG said Wednesday they will file a complaint to the EU over what they say is France's failure to tackle crippling strikes by air traffic controllers.
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