KAMPALA, Uganda | Denmark, citing human rights, withholds some aid to Tanzania

KAMPALA, Uganda — Denmark is cutting about $10 million in aid to the government of Tanzania over what it called “negative developments” in human rights in the East African country. Ulla Tornaes, Denmark’s minister for development cooperation, said on Twitter she was “deeply concerned” by developments such as a Tanzanian official’s “completely unacceptable homophobic statements.” … Continue reading KAMPALA, Uganda | Denmark, citing human rights, withholds some aid to Tanzania

2018 Energy Efficiency Indicator survey: More than half of global organizations plan to increase energy efficiency spending in next 12 months

  MILWAUKEE/ Nov. 15, 2018 (STL.News) Today, Johnson Controls, a global leader in creating smart cities, unveiled the findings from its 2018 Energy Efficiency Indicator (EEI) survey, revealing that U.S. organizations are planning to increase investments in smart building measures including building controls and building systems integration at a greater rate than more traditional energy … Continue reading 2018 Energy Efficiency Indicator survey: More than half of global organizations plan to increase energy efficiency spending in next 12 months

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh | Bangladesh scraps Rohingya return, says ‘no one wants to go’

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh— The head of Bangladesh’s refugee commission said plans to start the repatriation of 700,000 Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar on Thursday were scrapped after officials were unable to find anyone who wanted to return. The refugees “are not willing to go back now,” Refugee Commissioner Abul Kalam told The Associated Press, adding that … Continue reading COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh | Bangladesh scraps Rohingya return, says ‘no one wants to go’

LONDON | The Latest: Top Brexit supporter backs no confidence in May

LONDON— The Latest on Britain’s departure from the European Union (all times local): 1:55 p.m. A leader of the pro-Brexit faction in Britain’s Conservative Party has confirmed that he’s filed a letter of no-confidence in British Prime Minister Theresa May and that he thinks former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson would be a strong candidate to … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Top Brexit supporter backs no confidence in May

New York City Rents Rise in October, Defying Typical Autumn Chill

  NEW YORK/ Nov. 15, 2018 (STL.News) The New York City rental market stayed hot in October, resisting the fall season’s typical cooldown, according to the October 2018 StreetEasy Market Reportsi. The StreetEasy Rent Indexii increased at its fastest annual pace since 2016 in Manhattan and Brooklyn — up 2.1 percent and 1.6 percent, respectively. … Continue reading New York City Rents Rise in October, Defying Typical Autumn Chill

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | The Latest: Saudi diplomat says prince not linked to murder

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates  — The Latest on developments following the Oct. 2 killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister says that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had “absolutely” nothing to do with the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi. “Absolutely, … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | The Latest: Saudi diplomat says prince not linked to murder

Padx.com Waives 100% of Its Commissions to Help Southern California Fire Victims

  LOS ANGELES/ Nov. 15, 2018 (STL.News) California-based Padx.com has announced a new offering to help support displaced victims on the devastating wildfires in Southern California. For the next three months, Padx.com is giving back 100% of the buyer’s commission to those affected by the Hill and Woolsey fires who purchase a home through Padx. … Continue reading Padx.com Waives 100% of Its Commissions to Help Southern California Fire Victims

NEWNAN, Ga. | Pancake stop snags inmate who fled jail with help from mom

NEWNAN, Ga.  — An inmate fled a Georgia jail with the help of his mom and then went out for pancakes. News outlets report 27-year-old Joshua Gullatt and 54-year-old Kathy Lynn Pence were arrested Tuesday at an IHOP restaurant where they met with his children. Gullatt had slipped out a side door of the Heard … Continue reading NEWNAN, Ga. | Pancake stop snags inmate who fled jail with help from mom