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US shutdown looms as border talks stall ahead of deadline

US shutdown looms as border talks stall ahead of deadline

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device US congressional talks over a border security deal have stalled raising the chances of another government shutdown.Negotiators were hoping for a deal by Monday to give Congress time to pass legislation by Friday, when the federal funding agreement runs out.They remain divided on how many undocumented immigrants can be detained and funding for President Trump's promised border wall with Mexico.The previous shutdown, lasting 35 days, was the longest in US history. Hundreds of thousands of workers were furloughed while others in essential services, such as hospital care, air traffic control and law enforcement, worked without pay.The cost to the US economy was estimated at $ 11bn (£8.5bn).It was ...
Car dealer tactics stall electric car sales

Car dealer tactics stall electric car sales

Science
"Dismissive" car dealers are a major barrier to boosting sales of electric vehicles (EVs) according to a new study.Researchers, who posed as car shoppers in Scandinavia and Iceland found that sales personnel strongly pushed petrol and diesel powered cars. Around 77% of dealerships that sold EV brands didn't discuss their existence with the potential customers.Government signals are a key reason for these attitudes say the authors. In this study, the researchers visited 126 car dealerships across 15 cities in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland. The team also interviewed over 250 industry experts across the region. Of the 126 dealers visited, only 8.8% of the encounters that the shopper has left them preferring an EV opt...
Warner, Smith and rain stall England's push for victory

Warner, Smith and rain stall England's push for victory

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Fourth Ashes Test, Melbourne Cricket Ground (day four of five)Australia 327 (Warner 103) & 103-2England 491 (Cook 244*)Australia trail by 61 runsScorecardRain halted England's push for victory on the fourth day of the fourth Ashes Test in Melbourne.Australia were 103-2, still 61 behind, when bad weather intervened for the second and final time to wipe 43.1 overs off the day midway through the afternoon. The home side had been 65-2, before David Warner, who made an unbeaten 40, and captain Steve Smith, with 25 not out, watchfully repelled some probing England bowling. During England's time in the field, an Australian television station carried pictures that it claimed showed James Anderso...
Global carbon emissions stall for third year straight, according to new report

Global carbon emissions stall for third year straight, according to new report

Science
Oct. 20 (UPI) -- For the third year in a row, global carbon dioxide emissions have stalled, according to the latest report by the European Commission's Joint Research Center and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency.According to the latest data, the United States and Russia both decreased their CO2 emissions by 2 percent in 2016. Japan decreased carbon emissions by 1 percent. Europe and China's CO2 emissions both held steady, while India increased carbon emissions by 5 percent. Brazil also decreased CO2 emissions by 6 percent.Most developing economies across Eurasia and Southeast Asia, however, increased carbon emissions.Despite in an uptick in emissions in countries like Pakistan and the Philippines, decreases in emissions in the the largest greenhouse gas-emitting countries ens...