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‘Very engaged’ Trump talks biofuels policy with U.S. oil-state senators

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Thursday discussed biofuels policy with senators from U.S. oil states, including Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy, who said the president was engaged on the issue that has pitted Big Oil and Big Corn against each other. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks before presenting the Medal of Read More

Air Force four-star general: We need 225 bombers

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The Northrop Grumman B-2 Stealth Bomber comes in to land at RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire on September 11th, 2019 – Close up underneath photos of the B-2 bombers – the world’s most expensive and secretive planes – returning from a training exercise from Iceland.(SWNS) Senior Air Force leaders believe that current shortages in the U.S. bomber Read More

U.S. biofuel credits slump ahead of Trump meeting with senators: traders

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. biofuel blending credits fell sharply on Thursday ahead of a meeting between President Donald Trump and senators from oil states, who are opposed to his administration’s tentative plan to boost annual ethanol usage mandates, traders said. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks before presenting the Medal of Freedom to Read More

Iraq will not join anti-Iran maritime mission, rejects Israel’s involvement

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As Saudi Arabia and the United States build support for an international maritime security mission in the Persian Gulf, Iraq has ruled out participating. In a statement via the state-run Iraqi News Agency on Thursday, the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that Iraq will not join any force patrolling the Gulf’s waterways, particularly any Read More

Pilot caught on high-voltage power line after fighter jet crash

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By Lucia Binding, news reporter A pilot is stuck on a high-voltage electricity line in France after a Belgian fighter jet crashed. The F-16 jet crashed near Pluvigner in Brittany on Thursday, French authorities said. One pilot was safely rescued and emergency workers are extracting the other pilot from the electricity line. The immediate area Read More

‘Insurance policy for planet Earth’: Space agencies to smash spacecraft into asteroid at over 14,000 mph

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NASA and the ESA are finally set to test the Earth’s planetary defenses to see whether we can successfully defend ourselves from the apparent scourge of space rocks. But the scientists are not sure what’s going to happen. The target they have chosen is the asteroid Didymos B, roughly 160 meters in diameter, one half Read More

Large parts of Bermuda plunged into darkness as Hurricane Humberto clips island

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HAMILTON, Bermuda (Reuters) – Hurricane Humberto knocked out power lines in Bermuda on Wednesday night, plunging half of the Atlantic archipelago into darkness, as the storm whipped the British territory with powerful winds and rain. FILE PHOTO: The eye of Hurricane Humberto is seen as National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Hurricane Hunter flies across Read More

Riyadh gave NO PROOF Tehran launched oil-plant attack – but still ‘expects US to do its dirty work for them’

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Saudi Arabia wants its allies to believe Tehran launched attacks on its oil facilities, even though the one thing their evidence proves is the Iranian-made arms. Even so, Donald Trump will unlikely greenlight a war against Iran. ‘Made in Iran’ is not ‘launched by Iran’ The possibility that Iranian-made missiles were used in the attack Read More

Trump and California go to war over clean cars

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump and the state of California went to war on Wednesday over who should set the standards in the United States for vehicle emissions and electric cars, foreshadowing a legal battle over environmental policy issues that will affect the auto industry and consumers. In a morning flurry of tweets, Read More