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Stories for June 1st 2017

  • Thursday, June 1st 2017 - 20:57 UTC

    Antarctica largest iceberg ever, ready to break off from the Larsen C ice shelf

    The crack now has just 8 miles to go before an iceberg roughly the size of the state of Delaware breaks free into the Southern Ocean.

    The long-growing crack in the Larsen C ice shelf, one of Antarctica’s largest floating platforms of ice, appears to be reaching its inevitable end. Scientists with Project MIDAS, working out of Swansea University and Aberystwyth University in Wales and studying the shelf by satellites and through other techniques, have released a new update showing that the crack grew a stunning 11 miles in the space of just one week between May 25 and May 31.

  • Thursday, June 1st 2017 - 20:42 UTC

    Exxon required to assess risks of climate change: 62% of shareholders supported the motion

    ExxonMobil is one of the last hold-outs among major oil companies on the issue of climate change. In May Occidental Petroleum shareholders passed a similar motion

    Shareholders in Exxon Mobil have backed a motion requiring the company to assess the risks from climate change. The plan, proposed by investors including the Church of England, was supported by over 62% of those eligible to vote.

  • Thursday, June 1st 2017 - 10:04 UTC

    EU and China team up to meet Paris climate change accord and warn Trump

    Juncker said the Group of Seven leaders “tried to explain in clear simple sentences to Trump” at a recent summit in Italy.

    The European Commission president has said that it was the “duty of Europe” to stand up to the US if President Donald Trump decides to pull his country out of the Paris climate change accord. Jean-Claude Juncker said that “the Americans can't just get out of the agreement,” adding that “it takes three to four years” to pull out.

  • Thursday, June 1st 2017 - 09:39 UTC

    Falklands' Darwin cemetery Red Cross team flies to the Islands on Saturday

    The ICRC delegation headed by Laurent Corbaz is making the round of contacts with Malvinas relatives and Argentine officials from different ministries

    The International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC, which will lead the task of identifying the unknown Argentine combatants buried at the Darwin cemetery in the Falkland Islands, and currently in Buenos Aires, will be arriving in the Islands next Saturday and work is expected to begin as had been anticipated on 19 June.

  • Thursday, June 1st 2017 - 07:32 UTC

    UK June 8 election opinion polls marred in controversy

    A total of eight polls carried out since the May 22 Manchester suicide attack have shown May's lead over the Labour Party narrowing

    Prime Minister Theresa May could lose control of parliament in Britain's June 8 election, according to a projection by polling company YouGov, raising the prospect of political turmoil just as formal Brexit talks begin.

  • Thursday, June 1st 2017 - 07:09 UTC

    JBS meatpackers agree to pay record fine of US$ 3.2bn for corruption practices

    The settlement follows testimony from J&F's owners Joesley and Wesley Batista that they spent 600 million Reais to bribe nearly 1,900 politicians in recent years

    J&F Investimentos, controlling shareholder of the world's largest meatpacker JBS SA,, agreed to pay a record-setting 10.3 billion real (US$3.2 billion) fine for its role in corruption scandals that threaten to topple President Michel Temer. The settlement meant Brazil's sweeping graft investigations have now led to the world's two biggest leniency fines ever levied, Brazilian prosecutors said.