Poland faces 100,000 euros a day fine if it continues logging in forest

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union’s top court said on Monday Poland would be fined 100,000 euros ($117,000) a day if it did not stop large-scale logging in the Bialowieza forest, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Russia denies nuclear accident after radioactive pollution detected

MOSCOW (REUTERS) – Russia’s meteorological service said on Tuesday (Nov 21) it had measured pollution of a radioactive isotope at nearly 1,000 times normal levels in the Ural mountains, the first official Russian data supporting reports that an accident had taken place.

NZ study first in world to find common herbicides cause antibiotic resistance

The active ingredients in a list of commonly used herbicides, including Roundup used by most New Zealand local governments for weed control, has been shown to cause antibiotic resistance, a world-first Kiwi study has found.

Exclusive – State Dept. revolt: Tillerson accused of violating U.S. law on child soldiers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of about a dozen U.S. State Department officials have taken the unusual step of formally accusing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of violating a federal law designed to stop foreign militaries from enlisting child soldiers, according to internal government documents reviewed by Reuters.

Australia backpacker exploitation ‘endemic’

One in three backpackers and a quarter of foreign students working in Australia are being paid about half the minimum wage or less, a study has said.

2.5 million Yemenis now lack access to clean water: Red Cross

GENEVA (Reuters) - The capital Sanaa and al-Bayda have joined the list of Yemen cities without clean water due to the blockade by a Saudi-led coalition which has cut off supplies of fuel for pumping, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Monday.

Trump ending temporary permits for almost 60,000 Haitians who came to U.S. after 2010...

The Trump administration said Monday it is ending a temporary residency permit program that has allowed almost 60,000 citizens from Haiti to live and work in the United States since a 2010 powerful earthquake shook the Caribbean nation.

North Korean women suffer discrimination, rape, malnutrition: U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) - North Korean women are deprived of education and job opportunities and are often subjected to violence at home and sexual assault in the workplace, a U.N. human rights panel said on Monday.

FDA Raids in Florida Suggest Trump Admin. Policy Change That Benefits Big Pharma

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) raided nine stores in Central Florida that assist customers with placing orders for low-cost prescription drugs from Canada and other countries, Kaiser Health News reported Monday, suggesting a shift away from a long-standing policy that benefited consumers but was strongly condemned by the pharmaceutical industry.

Keystone Pipeline oil spill could be worse than we thought

An oil spill in South Dakota that leaked thousands of gallons of highly polluting oil could damage the environment more than the company has let on.

After six years, we finally found the melted uranium at Fukushima

On March 11, 2011, the tsunami caused by the T?hoku earthquake prompted a nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in ?kuma, Fukushima.

An Ethereum Startup Just Vanished After People Invested $374K

A startup on the Ethereum platform vanished from the internet on Sunday after raising $374,000 USD from investors in an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) fundraiser.

Whitefish Halts Puerto Rico Work Early Over $83 Million Bill

The company that landed and then lost a $300 million, no-bid contract to rebuild Puerto Rico’s storm-ravaged grid says it’s halting its work early because the commonwealth’s utility hasn’t paid it $83 million it’s owed.

Google will ‘de-rank’ RT articles to make them harder to find – Eric Schmidt

“We are working on detecting and de-ranking those kinds of sites – it’s basically RT and Sputnik,” Schmidt said during a Q & A session at the Halifax International Security Forum in Canada on Saturday, when asked about whether Google facilitates “Russian propaganda.”

Trump campaign adviser Carter Page met with Hungarian officials in Budapest

Travels by Trump campaign adviser Carter Page to meet with senior officials in Hungary during the 2016 presidential election are being closely examined by congressional investigators, given the increasingly close ties between Hungary and Russia and the role of the country as a hub for Russian intelligence activity.

Wounded N. Korean soldier breathes spontaneously on own: officials

SEOUL, Nov. 20 (Yonhap) -- The North Korean soldier who was severely injured while defecting to the South last week started spontaneously breathing on his own, but still remains unconscious, officials said Monday.

Trump tells himself Mueller’s probe is almost done, but experts disagree

President Donald Trump is reportedly under the impression that special prosecutor Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in last year’s presidential election is almost over and that he will get off scot-free.

Pope Francis denounces climate change deniers

BONN, Germany -- Pope Francis denounced those who deny global warming and urged negotiators at climate talks in Germany to avoid falling prey to such "perverse attitudes" and instead accelerate efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions.