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India asks state-run firms to clear over $1 bn, owed to green energy firms: Sources

India asks state-run firms to clear over $1 bn, owed to green energy firms: Sources

Finance
NEW DELHI: India has asked state lenders to provide over $ 1 billion to government power distribution companies to clear longstanding debts to green energy firms that could hinder further investment, three sources familiar with the plan said on Tuesday. The companies owe solar and wind power generators including Goldman Sachs-backed ReNew Power and Softbank-backed SB Energy over 97 billion rupees ($ 1.35 billion), according to the Central Electricity Authority, an arm of the federal power ministry. Adding to the problems of the power generators, a new government in Andhra Pradesh state - which owes renewable energy firms more than any other state - wants to renegotiate its contracts, saying the prices it pays are inflated. The New Delhi government has asked state lenders Power Finance Corp...
Dresden Green Vault robbery: Priceless diamonds stolen

Dresden Green Vault robbery: Priceless diamonds stolen

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device Burglars have stolen three diamond jewellery sets from one of Europe's largest treasure collections - the Dresden Green Vault in eastern Germany.The historic sets consist of 37 parts each, and there are fears the thieves may try to break them up.Officials are still trying to establish exactly how much was stolen in the break-in early on Monday.Saxony's ruler, Augustus the Strong, created the collection in 1723 in what is one of the world's oldest museums."Three out of 10 diamond sets have gone," said Marion Ackermann, head of the Dresden state museums. Jewellery thefts that shocked the world Jewels seized in armed raid on luxury Paris hotel The stolen sets from the Green Vault (Grünes Gewölbe) are r
Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams out vs. Oakland Raiders

Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams out vs. Oakland Raiders

Sports
Oct. 18 (UPI) -- The Green Bay Packers will play without star wide receiver Davante Adams once again in Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders. Adams, who has missed the Packers' last two games, was ruled out for Sunday's matchup due to a turf toe injury, according to the team's official injury report released Friday. The two-time Pro Bowl wideout sustained the injury during the team's Week 4 contest against the Philadelphia Eagles. He was hurt after making a reception in the fourth quarter and hasn't returned to the field since. In four games this season, Adams has recorded 25 catches for 378 yards. Prior to his injury, he had a career-high 180 receiving yards on 10 receptions against the Eagles. The Packers also listed fellow receivers Geronimo Allison (concussion) as doubtful and M...
‘We didn’t give Turkey the green light’ – Pompeo defends Syria withdrawal

‘We didn’t give Turkey the green light’ – Pompeo defends Syria withdrawal

World
By Alix Culbertson and Chris Robertson, news reporters US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has defended Donald Trump's withdrawal of troops in Syria, saying the president did not give Turkey the "green light" to invade the country.Speaking to PBS Newshour, Mr Pompeo said that during the phone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan "it became very clear that there were American soldiers that were going to be at risk and the President made a decision to put them in a place where they were out of harm's way. That's what we've done". He also added that he feels that Turkey has a "legitimate security concern" and waved off claims from Republican Senator Lindsay Graham that the attack could lead to a reemergence of IS. The land assau...
Pentagon identifies Green Beret killed in Afghanistan

Pentagon identifies Green Beret killed in Afghanistan

Business
Sept. 18 (UPI) -- The Pentagon identified the Green Beret killed Monday in Afghanistan as Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy W. Griffin. Griffin, 40, of Greenbrier, Tenn., was killed by small arms fire while engaged in combat operations in Wardak Province, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel, the Department of Defense said in a statement Tuesday. Griffin had been assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) in Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington. It was his fourth combat deployment, the U.S. Army Special Operations Command said in a statement. "The loss of Sgt. 1st Class Griffin is felt across the 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) Family and the entire Special Forces community," said Col. Owen G. Ray, commander of the 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne)...