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Cairo Shutters Cafe Charged With Serving Satan-Worshipping Atheists

Nicknamed the "atheists' cafe," police say there was evidence of devil worship at the shop. Twitter users are now mocking Cairo authorities, asking when the war on vampires begins.

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Cairo by night
Mada Masr

CAIRO — Security forces have raided and closed what they described as an "atheists’ café" in the Abdeen neighborhood of downtown Cairo.

The café has also been described as a den for "Satan worshippers." The closure spurred a reaction on social networking sites, with the hashtag "atheistscafé" trending nationwide.

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The Bogus Concept Of "Carbon-Neutral" Oil

The Colombian president recently said that the country had exported one million barrels of carbon-neutral or offset oil. But in an unregulated carbon market, such a claim is pure greenwashing.

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María Mónica Monsalve Sánchez

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BOGOTÁ - In March this year, various national and corporate leaders met in Houston, Texas, for CERAWeek, an annual conference to discuss the world's energy challenges. Colombia's President Iván Duque took the opportunity to remind participants that his country produced just 0.6% of the world's carbon emissions even as it had raised crude production to one million barrels a day.

He said oil should not be seen as an enemy, since the fight was really against greenhouse gas emissions. He also revealed at the event that the country's national oil firm, Ecopetrol, had sold the Asian market its first million barrels of carbon-neutral or offset crude, consisting of the entire extraction, production and exportation chain.

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