Syria's War

Syria's army encircles rebels in Hama, imposing 'choking siege'

Government soldiers march deeper into last major rebel stronghold in Hama and Idlib province, state media report says.

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Sanders proposes $16.3 trillion Green New Deal to woo 2020 voters

Sanders proposes $16.3 trillion Green New Deal to woo 2020 voters

Climate plan by Democratic candidate would commit massive US economic resources to transitioning off fossil fuels.

China's coal demand to peak around 2025, global usage to follow

China's coal demand to peak around 2025, global usage to follow

A report by a state-owned think-tank says China's coal usage will drop as renewables and nuclear energy rise.

India's health ministry wants to ban electronic cigarettes

India's health ministry wants to ban electronic cigarettes

India has 106 million adult smokers, second in the world only to China, making it a lucrative market for e-cigarettes.

Malaysia's Mahathir: Linking palm oil to deforestation 'baseless'

Malaysia's Mahathir: Linking palm oil to deforestation 'baseless'

Malaysian PM says gov't working on making palm oil sustainable, more productive as accusations against industry grow.