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Pope Francis interview, Trump/North Korea, global warming, Philip Morris

Jun 21, 2018

Exclusive interview with Pope Francis

In a wide ranging exclusive interview, Pope Francis criticised the Trump administration’s policy on migrant family separation; said Europe should stop exploiting Africa and invest in ways that benefit the continent more; and appealed for greater press freedom around the world, citing the case of two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar on accusations of possessing secret documents. Francis also voiced optimism for improved ties between the Vatican and China and said that he could accept the resignations of more Chilean bishops following a sexual abuse scandal that has shattered the credibility of the Roman Catholic Church in the country.

Reuters/Ipsos poll: Half of Americans back Trump’s handling of North Korea

Reuters was first to report U.S. sentiments following the meeting of President Donald Trump with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. Just over half of all Americans say they approve of how President Trump has handled North Korea, but only a quarter think that his summit will lead to the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, the Reuters/Ipsos poll found.

Global warming set to exceed 1.5°C, slow growth

Reuters exclusively reported that global warming is on course to exceed the most stringent goal set in the Paris agreement by around 2040, threatening economic growth, according to a draft report that is the U.N.’s starkest warning yet of the risks of climate change.

Philip Morris plans to target Indian smokers with iQOS device

Reuters exclusively reported Philip Morris’ plan to launch its iQOS smoking device in India as a part of the tobacco giant’s ambition to get a foothold in a country with the world’s second-biggest smoker population.

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