“The World Bank has publicly abandoned a controversial 500-megawatt coal-fired power plant project in Kosovo, previously the subject of an ICIJ investigation, ending the bank’s support for coal worldwide.
The bank had defended the project for years despite anger over the plant’s effects on the environment and its impact on local communities.
Announcing the turnabout, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said the ‘very firm decision’ was made because the plant would use coal rather than now cheaper renewables.” (ICIJ)
“The American-Albanian community in New York has sent a letter to all Albanian and Kosovo authorities to not allow the correction of the Kosovo borders, Top Channel reported.
The open letter says that the independence of Kosovo is a monumental achievement of the Albanian people, and they should stay loyal to the spirit and courage that turned this into reality.” (Focus News)
“Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke could replace U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley when she steps down at the end of 2018, according to a report by Fox News Wednesday.
Zinke is one of a handful of candidates whom President Donald Trump is considering for the post, said two senior Trump administration officials, according to Fox News. The interior secretary was scheduled to meet with Trump Wednesday to discuss “the U.N. role and other issues,” according to a source cited by Fox News.
A former Navy SEAL, Zinke represented Montana in the House as a Republican from 2015 to 2017 and served on the House Armed Services Committee. He has served in Iraq, Bosnia, Kosovo and South Korea during his 23-year military career.” (Daily Caller)