Waste plan floats bottle deposit scheme

Image copyright Getty Images Consumers will have to pay a returnable deposit on bottles, cans and disposable cups under a new government strategy. The strategy also compels councils to provide separate collections for food waste. Recycling will be made less confusing for households, and manufacturers will need to foot the cost of disposing of the goods they produce. The plan ...

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Asia stocks slide as global growth worries deepen

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian share markets slumped on Tuesday as heightened concerns about a slowing global economy sent Wall Street stocks skidding to their lowest levels in more than a year. FILE PHOTO: A man looks at an electronic stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, November 13, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside ...

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Maduro says Venezuela’s civil militia grows to 1.6 million members

FILE PHOTO: Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a news conference at Miraflores Palace in Caracas, Venezuela December 12, 2018. REUTERS/Marco Bello CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Monday the country’s civil militia had grown to 1.6 million members – more than tripling in size from the beginning of the year – and that its mission was ...

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Former CBS boss Leslie Moonves denied $120m exit pay

Image copyright Getty Images Leslie Moonves, the former boss of CBS, will not receive a $120m (£95m) severance package after an inquiry into alleged sexual misconduct. The US broadcaster said it had found that were grounds to fire Mr Moonves “for cause” including his “willful and material misfeasance”. Mr Moonves stepped down in September following fresh claims he had sexually ...

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U.S. oil prices drop 1 percent on oversupply fears

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – U.S. oil prices fell 1 percent on Tuesday after slipping below $50 a barrel in the previous session, with reports of a big climb in U.S. inventories and forecasts of record shale output stoking worries about oversupply. Pump jacks operate in an oil field in Midland, Texas U.S. August 22, 2018. Picture taken August 22, 2018. REUTERS/Nick ...

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U.N. Security Council considers action to back Yemen deal on Hodeidah

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The U.N. Security Council is considering a draft resolution that asks U.N. chief António Guterres to submit proposals by the end of the month on how to monitor a ceasefire agreed by Yemen’s warring parties for the key port city of Hodeidah, diplomats said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: Head of Houthi delegation Mohammed Abdul-Salam (R) and ...

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Newspaper headlines: May ‘dares Corbyn’ and retail ‘panic’

Newspaper headlines: May ‘dares Corbyn’ and retail ‘panic’ By BBC News Staff Image caption “May dares Corbyn to call vote of confidence,” says the lead headline in the Daily Telegraph. The paper says Theresa May is taking a calculated risk in refusing the Labour leader’s “symbolic” vote on her leadership and challenging the opposition to call a formal vote of ...

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World stocks slide as global growth worries deepen

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian share markets stumbled on Tuesday as heightened concerns about a slowing global economy sent Wall Street stocks skidding to their lowest levels in more than a year. FILE PHOTO: A man looks at an electronic stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, November 13, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside ...

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