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China's Xi says need to move to greener economic growth - state media

BEIJING, May 27 China needs to shift away from over-reliance on heavy industries, large-scale and careless expansion, and the depletion of the country's natural resources, President Xi Jinping said on Saturday, according to state media.

Industrials, Utilities, 8:46am EDT

As premier heads to Europe, China says resolute about opening its market

BEIJING, May 27 China is determined to open its market and is positive about promoting talks on a China-EU investment agreement, a senior Chinese official said on Saturday ahead of Premier Li Keqiang's visit to Brussels for a summit with the European Union.

Davos, 5:17am EDT

Crisis hit-JBS may reduce Brazil meat supplies -industry group

SAO PAULO/CUIABÁ, May 26 An unfolding corruption scandal involving meatpacker JBS SA may reduce meat supply in Brazil, potentially benefiting rivals of the world's largest beef exporter, industry group Abrafrigo said.

Construction begins on world's largest telescope in Chilean desert

ATACAMA DESERT, Chile, May 26 Construction began in Chile on Friday on the European Extremely Large Telescope, which when completed will be the world's largest optical telescope, some five times larger than the top observing instruments in use today.

May 26 2017

African Court rules Kenya violates forest people's land rights

NAIROBI, May 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Kenya has violated the forest-dwelling Ogiek people's rights to land, religion, culture, development and non-discrimination, the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights ruled on Friday, in its first decision on indigenous people's rights.

May 26 2017
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