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California Pledges 100% Clean Electricity by 2045

California Pledges 100% Clean Electricity by 2045The ambitious commitment comes as the state gears up for a sprawling climate change summit



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Alibaba's Jack Ma to step down in 2019, pledges smooth transition

Alibaba's Jack Ma to step down in 2019, pledges smooth transitionAlibaba co-founder Jack Ma announced on Monday he would step down as head of the pioneering Chinese e-commerce giant in one year, a departure already drawing comparisons to the retirement of late Apple founder Steve Jobs. Analysts said the early withdrawal of 54-year-old Ma, the charismatic face of a company that has revolutionised how and what China’s people consume, will challenge Alibaba to carry on Ma’s vision amid rising competition. “Day-to-day operations-wise Alibaba will not be affected that much.



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New Australian PM pledges 'generational change' to heal ruling party

New Australian PM pledges 'generational change' to heal ruling party(This version of Aug. 24 story corrects spelling of party member’s name to Entsch, paragraph 10) By Colin Packham CANBERRA (Reuters) – New Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison promised generational change in the warring Liberal party on Friday, seeking to end an internecine battle that has scarred the conservative government ahead of an election due by May 2019. Morrison, who was treasurer under outgoing prime minister Malcolm Turnbull, emerged the surprise winner in a three-way challenge for the leadership of the Liberal party brought on by a right-wing rival this week. Stepping up to become Australia’s sixth prime minister in less than 10 years, Morrison has inherited leadership of a coalition between the Liberal and National parties whose one-seat majority will have to be defended when a by-election is held for a safe Sydney seat that Turnbull is set to vacate.



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Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa urges unity, pledges post-election violence probe

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa urges unity, pledges post-election violence probeBy MacDonald Dzirutwe and Joe Brock HARARE (Reuters) – President Emmerson Mnangagwa called on Friday for Zimbabwe to unite behind him after he was declared winner of national elections, but the opposition leader insisted he had won and said he would use all means necessary to challenge the result. Attempting to sound a conciliatory note, Mnangagwa vowed to be president for all Zimbabweans and declared his rival Nelson Chamisa would have a vital role to play in Zimbabwe’s future. “To Nelson Chamisa, I want to say: you have a crucial role to play in Zimbabwe’s present and its unfolding future.



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Elizabeth Warren Pledges Big Money To ‘Turn Up The Heat On Gerrymandering’

Elizabeth Warren Pledges Big Money To ‘Turn Up The Heat On Gerrymandering’WASHINGTON ― Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) announced Tuesday that she would



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Macron pledges 700 million euros for new solar projects

Macron pledges 700 million euros for new solar projectsFrench President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday pledged hundreds of millions of dollars for solar projects in developing countries, as world leaders met in India to promote greater investment in renewable energy. Macron, who in December warned that the global shift to a green energy future was too slow, said France would extend an extra 700 million euros ($ 861.5 million) through loans and donations by 2022 for solar projects in emerging economies. France had already committed $ 300 million euros to the initiative when it co-founded with India a global alliance in 2015 to unlock new cash for solar projects in sunny yet poor nations.



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Investor Soros pledges new donation to pro-EU group

Investor Soros pledges new donation to pro-EU group(Reuters) – Billionaire financier George Soros will pledge an additional 100,000 pounds ($ 138,130) to Best for Britain, a campaign group seeking to keep Britain in the European Union, the group said in an email to Reuters. Soros, who donated 400,000 pounds to the campaign last week, will match any donations given to Best for Britain up to 100,000 pounds after attacks against him in the right-wing press, the group said. “I am happy to take the fight to those who have tried to use a smear campaign, not arguments, to prop up their failing case,” Soros told the Guardian, which had reported on the donation earlier on Sunday.



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Pence in Jerusalem pledges embassy move by end of 2019, faces protest

Pence in Jerusalem pledges embassy move by end of 2019, faces protestUS Vice President Mike Pence pledged to move the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem by the end of 2019 on Monday in a speech to Israel’s parliament that saw Arab lawmakers expelled after they shouted in protest. As Pence spoke, Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas arrived to meet European Union foreign ministers in Brussels, urging them to “swiftly” recognise the state of Palestine. Pence’s speech, filled with biblical references and praise of Israel, was greeted with loud applause by Israeli Jewish lawmakers, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.



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Russia pledges to help negotiate an end to Libya crisis

Russia pledges to help negotiate an end to Libya crisisRussia will “do everything necessary” to facilitate an agreement between rival camps in Libya to end the country’s political crisis, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday. “We will assist in resolving all questions in negotiations between Tripoli and Tobruk, with whom we are regularly in contact,” Lavrov said at a press conference following a meeting with his Libyan counterpart Mohamad Taha Siala in Moscow. “Russia will do everything necessary to fully normalise the situation in Libya and in regard to the international aspect of re-establishing the rights of the Libyan state,” Lavrov said.



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President Mnangagwa pledges new era in Zimbabwe

President Mnangagwa pledges new era in ZimbabweZimbabwe's new President Emmerson Mnangagwa vowed sweeping change at his swearing in on Friday, pledging to fight poverty and corruption after Robert Mugabe's shock resignation.



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