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Japan seeks stoppage of 100 inefficient coal plants in a decade

The Japanese government will urge the closure or suspension of about 100 low-efficiency coal-fired power plants in the country by fiscal year 2030 in the face of international pressure for a transition to greener alternatives. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry will set the policy that urges the closure …

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Abortion rights law dragged into federal government negotiations

The decriminalisation of abortion in Belgium and a relaxation of rules to voluntarily terminate a pregnancy have been sucked into the ongoing negotiations for a federal government. In a statement on Friday, the CD&V, Open Vld and MR, the three parties leading the negotiations to create a new federal government, …

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