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RPT-COLUMN-China's booming metal imports an echo of the last crisis: Andy Home

* China's net trade in aluminium 2009-2020: https://tmsnrt.rs/31HHAKl

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Mexico to phase out use of herbicide glyphosate

MEXICO CITY, Aug 12 Mexico will gradually phase out use of the herbicide glyphosate by the time the current administration ends in late 2024, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday, following a ministerial spat over the product.

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Peru president bans family gatherings, extends lockdowns, as coronavirus infections spike

LIMA, Aug 12 Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra on Wednesday banned family gatherings and extended lockdowns to five more regions of the country amid a fresh spike in cases of the novel coronavirus.

12 Aug 2020

Chemical signal for locust swarming identified in step toward curbing plagues

WASHINGTON, Aug 12 Scientists have identified a chemical compound released by locusts that causes them to swarm, opening the door to possible new ways to prevent these insects from devouring crops vital to human sustenance as they have for millennia.

12 Aug 2020

Huayou temporarily suspends purchases of cobalt from two Congo mines

JOHANNESBURG, Aug 12 China's Huayou Cobalt will not buy artisanal cobalt from two mines in Democratic Republic of Congo until it is sure the material they produce is free of human rights abuses according to standards to be decided by the industry.

12 Aug 2020
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