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EPA Chief Says He Wants Compromise With California on Car Rules

EPA Chief Says He Wants Compromise With California on Car Rules

The Trump administration wants an agreement with California on automobile efficiency regulations to avoid a messy legal battle with the state, the Environmental Protection Agency’s top official told
Canada Loosens Carbon Limit for Big Emitters Facing Competition

Canada Loosens Carbon Limit for Big Emitters Facing Competition

Large industrial companies in Canada will face an easier carbon limit when Justin Trudeau’s government starts putting a price on emissions next year.
Facebook, Twitter to Face Senate Russia Hearing in September

Facebook, Twitter to Face Senate Russia Hearing in September

Senior executives from Facebook Inc., Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Twitter Inc. will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Sept. 5 to discuss their efforts to prevent Russian meddling in
Brexit Slows European Drug Agency Work With 30% Staff Loss

Brexit Slows European Drug Agency Work With 30% Staff Loss

About a third of employees at the European Union’s drug regulator are expected to quit as it leaves Britain because of Brexit, prompting the agency to temporarily scale back operations to focus on
Trump Calls on Sessions to Stop Mueller’s Russia Probe

Trump Calls on Sessions to Stop Mueller’s Russia Probe

Donald Trump called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to halt Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election, ramping up his attacks on the probe as the
Manafort's Home Repair Contractor got $3.3 Million: Trial Update

Manafort's Home Repair Contractor got $3.3 Million: Trial Update

On the first full day of testimony in the tax- and bank-fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, jurors on Wednesday heard from eight witnesses. They included a political
Germany Toughens Stance and Blocks China Deal

Germany Toughens Stance and Blocks China Deal

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government for the first time vetoed a possible Chinese takeover of a German company, signaling a toughening stance toward investments from the country.
ANC Pushes South African Land-Seizure Plan as Election Looms

ANC Pushes South African Land-Seizure Plan as Election Looms

South Africa’s ruling party intensified a campaign to permit seizing land without compensation to address the legacy of apartheid as it seeks to maintain its majority in next year’s election.
TV Crew Killed in Africa Probed Mercenaries of `Putin's Cook'

TV Crew Killed in Africa Probed Mercenaries of `Putin's Cook'

Three Russian journalists who were murdered while on assignment in the Central African Republic were probing the activities of a mercenary group linked to an ally of President Vladimir Putin,

After a Decade in Prison, Bemba Returns to Seek Congo Presidency

Opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba returned to the Democratic Republic of Congo to prepare his latest bid for the presidency, after spending the past 10 years in prison.
Latest News on Historic Zimbabwe Election

Latest News on Historic Zimbabwe Election

Harare, Zimbabwe (AP) -- The Latest on Zimbabwe's election (all times local):
Post-Pruitt Pragmatism on Display as EPA Chief Alters Course

Post-Pruitt Pragmatism on Display as EPA Chief Alters Course

New EPA Chief Andrew Wheeler has adopted much of his predecessor Scott Pruitt’s agenda -- but not his style.

Britain Looks to Growing Asian Markets for Post-Brexit Era

Tokyo (AP) -- Britain wants to align itself more closely with Asia's growing economies as it prepares to leave the European Union, Trade Secretary Liam Fox said Wednesday.

Slain Russian Reporters Worked on Russian Mercenaries Story

Moscow (AP) -- Opposition figure Mikhail Khodorkovsky says the three Russian journalists killed in the Central African Republic had been working on an investigation into Russian mercenaries.

Danish Ban on Face-covering Garments Enters Into Force

Copenhagen, Denmark (AP) -- Supporters and opponents of a ban on garments covering the face, including Islamic veils such as the niqab or burqa, clashed verbally Wednesday as the law takes effect.

UAE Offers Amnesty for Foreign Workers Stuck in Catch-22

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The United Arab Emirates has begun a three-month visa amnesty program, hoping to resolve a Catch-22 for foreign workers who are fined daily for overstaying their

Turkish Leader Vows Death Penalty After Bomb Kills Mom, Baby

Ankara, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey could move soon to reinstate the death penalty, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday while attending the funeral of a young mother and her infant son who were
Protests Erupt in Zimbabwe After Ruling Party Wins Landslide

Protests Erupt in Zimbabwe After Ruling Party Wins Landslide

Violence erupted in Zimbabwe’s capital after the ruling party secured a landslide win in the first parliamentary election of the post-Robert Mugabe era that Western observers said was marred by

IS Fighters Surrender to Afghan Forces After Taliban Assault

Kabul, Afghanistan (AP) -- More than 150 Islamic State fighters surrendered to Afghan government forces on Wednesday in the face of an onslaught by the Taliban in the northern Jawzjan province,
Promoting Voter ID Laws, Trump Says Identification Needed to Buy Groceries

Promoting Voter ID Laws, Trump Says Identification Needed to Buy Groceries

"If you go out and you want to buy groceries, you need a picture on a card, you need ID," Trump said at the event at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa. "You go out and you want to buy anything,