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US Senior Adviser to visit India and China ahead of Paris climate talks

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Brian Deese, Senior Adviser to US President Obama. Photo: fortune.com

Washington: Brian Deese, the Senior Adviser to US President Obama, is scheduled to visit India and China to discuss about climate change ahead of the UN climate talks that is scheduled to take place between 30-Novermber and 11-December in Paris, France.

Brian Deese will be visiting India on 7-September and will hold talks with senior officials including Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar. In China, he would hold talks with the Executive Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli and other officials on 9-September and 10-September, according to an Economic Times report.

The Paris conference is very crucial as it aims to finalize the universal climate deal which would help slow down the global warming by reducing the emission of green-house gases that is generated from burning fossil fuels.

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US Offering Rewards Upto $10mn for Information on Lebanon Hezbollah Finances

The payments will be made by the State Department's Rewards for Justice program, which until now has focused on offering cash rewards for information that leads to the capture of wanted terrorists

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FILE - Hezbollah fighters parade in a southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, Nov. 12, 2010. VOA

The United States is offering a reward of up to $10 million for information that disrupts the finances of Lebanon’s Hezbollah militant organization.

The U.S. State Department announced the award Monday, saying it would be paid to those who give information about major Hezbollah donors and financiers as well as businesses that support the organization and banks that facilitate the group’s transactions.

The payments will be made by the State Department’s Rewards for Justice program, which until now has focused on offering cash rewards for information that leads to the capture of wanted terrorists.

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The United States is offering a reward of up to $10 million for information that disrupts the finances of Lebanon’s Hezbollah militant organization. Pixabay

Hezbollah was designated as a foreign terrorist organization by the State Department in 1997.

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The Shi’ite group, backed by Iran, has recently been increasing its influence on Lebanon’s government. It has also been growing its regional clout, including sending fighters to Syria to support President Bashar al-Assad.

The State Department said its Rewards for Justice program has paid more than $150 million to more than 100 people for giving information that helped brings terrorists to justice or prevented acts of terrorism. The program began in 1984. (VOA)