Thursday, February 2, 2017

Hungary, Russia to start gas supply talks for post-2021 period -PM Orban

BUDAPEST, Feb 2 (Reuters) - Hungary has agreed to start

negotiating with Russia on gas shipments after its supply deal

expires in 2021, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on

Thursday after meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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UPDATE 1-Poland may curb imports of low-quality coal to fight smog

WARSAW, Feb 2 (Reuters) - Poland plans to curb imports of

low-quality coal as it tries to fight heavy smog, a move that

could hit purchases from Russia.

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Brazil top court picks newest member to head corruption probes

BRASILIA, Feb 2 (Reuters) - The Supreme Court picked its

newest member on Thursday to take over the investigation of

politicians implicated in Brazil's biggest graft scandal, which

is expected to shake the country's establishment and its


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UPDATE 1-EDF to cut 6 pct of French power generation jobs by 2019

PARIS, Feb 2 (Reuters) - France's EDF plans to cut

around 6 percent of jobs at its French power generation unit

between 2017-2019, equivalent to more than 4,000 positions, as

part of a broader restructuring at the state-controlled utility,

it said on Thursday.

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CORRECTED-Allianz, Japan's MUFG invest in EDF-owned U.S. wind park

FRANKFURT, Feb 2 (Reuters) - Allianz and Japanese

bank Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) have

invested in a U.S.-based wind park owned by French utility EDF

, Allianz said, as the German insurer expands its

renewables portfolio.

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FEATURE-Faced with blackouts, Pakistan's largest public park goes solar

ISLAMABAD, Feb 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mushtaq

Khan, a 48-year-old bank manager, used to enjoy his nightly jog

in Islamabad's huge Fatima Jinnah Park - until worsening power

cuts two years ago began plunging him into darkness mid-stride,

forcing him to run in the morning instead.

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One killed in Bangladesh protest against Chinese-backed power plant

DHAKA, Feb 2 (Reuters) - A protest against a $2.4-billion

Chinese-backed power plant in Bangladesh turned violent, killing

one person and injuring about a dozen, risking delay to a

project seen as a symbol of warming ties between the two


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