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FILE PHOTO: The Philadelphia Energy Solutions oil refinery is seen at sunset in front of the Philadelphia skyline in Pennysylvania, U.S., March 24, 2014. REUTERS/David M. Parrott/File Photo

Throughout 2016 and 2017, a rail terminal built to accept crude oil for the largest East Coast refinery often sat idle, with few trains showing up to unload.

World Newsin 10 hours

Angela Grossi sits next to a banner reading "Poor first", hanging in a gate of the portico of the Basilica of the Santi Apostoli, where she lives after being evicted from an unused building along with other families in August 2017, in Rome, Italy January 29, 2018. Picture taken January 29, 2018. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Roberto Biondi's 89-year-old mother has Alzheimer's, is housebound and no longer recognizes her son. She is also the family's main breadwinner.

Commoditiesin 6 hours

Jean-Noel Kouame, 31, sits with his family as they watch television inside their house, on the outer limits of the main city Abidjan's vast urban sprawl, Ivory Coast December 18, 2017. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon

Standing by a towering equatorial forest, Jean-Noel Kouame's new breeze-block house may be beyond the reach of Ivory Coast's power grid, but it's perfectly located for solar power entrepreneurs.

Environmentin a day

Logged trees are seen at one of the last primeval forests in Europe, Bialowieza forest, near Bialowieza village, Poland February 15, 2018. Picture taken February 15, 2018. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

When Poland sought to ease tensions with the European Union by declaring a halt to logging in the ancient Bialowieza forest, it did not announce how many trees it had already cut down.

Business Newsin a day

A pigeon flies past the logo of Punjab National Bank outside a branch of the bank in New Delhi, India February 15, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

By Krishna N. Das, Aditya Kalra, Devidutta Tripathy and Tom Lasseter

Business Newsin 4 days

FILE PHOTO: Cars made by GM Korea are seen on trucks in a yard of GM Korea's Bupyeong plant before they are transported to a port for export, in Incheon, west of Seoul August 9, 2013. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won/File Photo

Only weeks into a new job heading General Motors Co's international operations, Barry Engle flew into a frigid South Korea in January and held a series of meetings with government officials to discuss the future of GM's loss-making local unit.

Business Newsin 4 days

A worker collects cuttings from a marijuana plant at the Canopy Growth Corporation facility in Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada, January 4, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Canopy Growth Corp, one of the world's biggest medical marijuana producers, now wants to take on the world's pharmaceutical giants.

World Newsin 4 days

A view shows a church in front of the Third Vishnevskiy Central Military Clinical Hospital in Krasnogorsk, Russia February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

About 300 men working for a Kremlin-linked Russian private military firm were either killed or injured in Syria last week, according to three sources familiar with the matter.

World Newsin 8 days

The Brussels' Great Mosque is seen in Brussels, Belgium January 19, 2018. Picture taken January 19, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Saudi Arabia has agreed to give up control of Belgium's largest mosque in a sign that it is trying to shed its reputation as a global exporter of an ultra-conservative brand of Islam.

Business Newsin 8 days

FILE PHOTO: A man enters the CME Group offices in New York, United States, October 18, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

"Chocfinger" made his name and his money by taking bold bets on cocoa markets. But after nearly four decades of trading, sometimes winning, sometimes losing, Anthony Ward threw in the towel.

World Newsin 4 days

The Kremlin said on Friday it had no new information about Russian military contractors killed in Syria, after Reuters reported on that around 300 men working for a private firm were either killed or injured in Syria last week.

World Newsin 11 days

A group of Indonesian transvestites walk near a cafe in Jakarta, Indonesia, February 8, 2018. Picture taken February 8, 2018. REUTERS/Beawiharta

Zulfikar Fahd, an openly gay man, says he flew from Indonesia to Canada late last month and claimed asylum on grounds that he faced discrimination and persecution in his home country, which is poised to criminalise same-sex relations and consensual sex outside marriage. 

World Newsin 11 days

Ten Rohingya Muslim men with their hands bound kneel as members of the Myanmar security forces stand guard in Inn Din village September 2, 2017. Handout via REUTERS

The United Nations on Friday described the details of a Reuters investigation into the killing of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar as "alarming" and said it showed the need for a thorough probe into the violence in the country's Rakhine state.

Special Reportsin 11 days

Ten Rohingya Muslim men with their hands bound kneel in Inn Din village September 1, 2017. Handout via REUTERS

Bound together, the 10 Rohingya Muslim captives watched their Buddhist neighbors dig a shallow grave. Soon afterwards, on the morning of Sept. 2, all 10 lay dead. At least two were hacked to death by Buddhist villagers. The rest were shot by Myanmar troops, two of the gravediggers said.

Business Newsin 12 days

An employee fills plastic containers with water treatment chemicals at the Hungarian Dinax Water Treatment plant in Kistarcsa, Hungary, January 15, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

Plant manager Gabor Kiraly remembers the meeting a couple of years ago when he and his Austrian bosses learnt how severe the worker shortage in Hungary was about to become - it was, he said, a "shocking realization".

Health Newsin 12 days

Arthur Rathburn, convicted of defrauding customers by supplying infected body parts and transporting hazardous materials, listens to testimony at his trial in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. January 10, 2018 in this court sketch. REUTERS/Jerry Lemenu

On July 20, a Hong Kong-flagged cargo ship departed Charleston, South Carolina carrying thousands of containers. One of them held a lucrative commodity: body parts from dozens of dead Americans.

World Newsin 12 days

Wu Chung-hsin, chief executive of virtual reality company Vactor Digital, is pictured during an interview with Reuters at the Jinshan Cross Strait Youth Entrepreneurship Base in Shanghai, China January 10, 2018. Picture taken January 10, 2018. REUTERS/Aly Song

A start-up incubator on the outskirts of Shanghai is laying out sweeteners for budding entrepreneurs: Free office space, subsidized housing rent, tax breaks and in some cases, cash of up to 200,000 yuan ($31,211.47).

Special Reportsin 13 days

Taylor Wiggington sits with a photo of her father, Doug Wiggington, in the area where he was shocked by a Taser on May 12, 2017, in Greenfield, Indiana, U.S., December 21, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Carter

By Grant Smith, Jason Szep, Peter Eisler, Linda So and Lisa Girion

Business Newsin 13 days

A robot is seen assembling micro gas generators at the Hirtenberger Automotive Safety factory in Papa, Hungary, January 19, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

Companies across eastern Europe are ramping up investment in factory automation to cope with a labor shortage that started after the 2008 financial crisis and after curbs on worker flows to richer parts of the European Union were lifted in 2011.

Business Newsin 14 days

A house partially destroyed by hurricane Maria and illuminated with electricity from a generator stands in the squatter community of Villa Hugo in Canovanas, Puerto Rico, December 13, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Among the countless Puerto Rico neighborhoods battered by Hurricane Maria is one named after another storm: Villa Hugo. The illegal shantytown emerged on a public wetland after 1989’s Hurricane Hugo left thousands homeless.

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