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Trump administration ends California talks on auto emissions: White House

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U.S. President Donald Trump waves as Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz departs at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 20, 2019. REUTERS/Jim young WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has ended talks with California over federal plans to roll back fuel economy rules designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the White House said Read More

Exclusive: Brazil's Odebrecht to propose bondholder losses of over 70 percent – sources

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The corporate logo of the Odebrecht SA construction conglomerate is pictured at its headquarters in Sao Paulo, Brazil August 3, 2018. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker/File Photo SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian conglomerate Odebrecht SA next week will ask its bondholders to accept losses of more than 70 percent from their bonds’ face value as part of a Read More

January FOMC minutes: Little risk in pause

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(Reuters) – Federal Reserve policymakers thought pausing on U.S. interest rate hikes last month posed little risk and plenty of benefit, minutes from their Jan. 29-30 meeting showed, giving them time to assess the effects of a global slowdown and the Fed’s rate hikes to date on U.S. economic momentum. The Federal Reserve building is Read More

Putin warns of retaliation if US places missiles in Europe

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By Diana Magnay, Moscow correspondent Vladimir Putin has warned Moscow will match any US move to deploy nuclear missiles closer to Russia by placing its own missiles closer to the US or by deploying new, faster missiles. The Russian president issued a clear message to American politicians in his annual state of the nation address. “Let Read More

LGBT group drops Navratilova over 'transphobic' comments

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By Emily Mee, news reporter Tennis legend Martina Navratilova has been sacked as an ambassador for a group campaigning for LGBT sportspeople over “transphobic” comments. She wrote in The Sunday Times that it was “insane” and “cheating” for male-to-female athletes to be allowed to compete in women’s sport. “A man can decide to be female, Read More

‘Facebook is a private company!’ shout people in favor of censoring political content

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Once upon a time, Facebook espoused idealistic notions of making the world a more open and connected place. But when it comes to views the US establishment doesn’t like, the “private company” argument magically pops up. So when Facebook abruptly suspended pages belonging to Maffick Media — a company which is 51 percent owned by RT’s Read More

Volkswagen customer plans to take diesel (gasoil) case to Germany's highest court

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BERLIN (Reuters) – A German court on Tuesday ruled in favor of Volkswagen in a case brought by a customer seeking compensation for having bought a diesel (gasoil) car affected by emissions cheating, but the plaintiff’s lawyer plans to appeal. FILE PHOTO: Volkswagen logos are pictured during the media day of the Salao do Automovel Read More

Amazon's New York project foundered on labor organizing, opposition to subsidies

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Jeff Bezos and other top Amazon executives gathered in Seattle on Wednesday to decide whether to go ahead with its planned headquarters in New York City. Brian Huseman, vice president for public policy, was on the phone, and the news was not good. He had met with Andrea Stewart-Cousins, the majority leader in the restive Read More

Kosmos energy appoints new CEO

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2/18/2019 Map: Kosmos Energy. DALLAS — Kosmos Energy has announced that chief exploration officer and founding partner Brian F. Maxted has decided to retire from the company effective Feb. 15, 2019. Mr. Maxted will remain on the board of directors and continue to serve as a special adviser on matters related to exploration. Ms. Tracey Read More

EU's Juncker expects Trump to refrain from imposing higher tariffs on cars

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BERLIN (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump has promised European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker that he will not impose additional import tariffs on European cars for the time being, Juncker was quoted in a published interview as saying on Monday. FILE PHOTO: European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker attends weekly College of Commissioners meeting in Brussels, Read More