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Indiana chamber rejects ex-EPA chief Pruitt effort to keep coal-fired plants online

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(Reuters) – The leading business lobby group in Indiana on Monday rejected a plea from former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt to back legislation that would keep aging coal-fired power plants online because it would raise electricity rates for local businesses and homeowners. FILE PHOTO: Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt Read More

No to ‘unilateral sanctions’: Turkey slams US for ending waivers on Iranian oil imports

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As Washington has renewed its push to bring Iran’s oil exports “to zero” the US decision to lift special sanctions waivers for certain Iranian oil purchasers has drawn the ire of America’s NATO ally – Ankara. Turkey – one of the purchasers of Iranian oil, which had thus far enjoyed an exemption from the US Read More

New York calls for Monsanto’s ‘toxic’ pesticides to be banned from city parks

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Two New York City council members have introduced legislation that would ban the spraying of glyphosate-based herbicides and other toxic pesticides in parks and other public spaces. The measure would prohibit the application of synthetic pesticides within 75 feet of a natural body of water. It would encourage city agencies to start using biological pesticides, Read More

Japan asks US troops to behave, not ‘cause anxiety’ after marine kills local girlfriend & self

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Japanese officials are imploring their American counterparts to control their soldiers’ behavior at the Okinawa base after a US marine reportedly murdered his Japanese girlfriend – the latest in a rash of US-on-Japanese crime. Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya intends to ask US military leaders to enforce discipline in their ranks, he told NHK news agency, Read More

Chevron says Dutch Supreme Court rejects Ecuador’s $9.5 billion claim

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FILE PHOTO: A Chevron gas station sign is seen in Del Mar, California, in this April 25, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Mike Blake (Reuters) – The Supreme Court of the Netherlands dismissed Ecuador’s attempts to annul decisions of an international arbitral tribunal that ordered Ecuador to prevent enforcement of a $9.5 billion judgment against Chevron Corp Read More

U.S. Supreme Court rejects Allergan bid to use tribe to shield drug patents

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The Allergan logo is seen in this photo illustration November 23, 2015. REUTERS/Thomas White/Illustration/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday cast aside Pharmaceutical company Allergan Plc’s unorthodox bid to shield patents from a federal administrative court’s review by transferring them to a Native American tribe. The justices left in place a Read More

US sailor involved in apparent murder-suicide in Okinawa

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A US sailor stationed in Okinawa was found dead next to a local woman after an apparent murder-suicide, Japanese officials reported. The small southern island hosts roughly half of all American troops in Japan. The US man, who was not immediately identified, was attached to III Marine Division, Stars and Stripes reported citing a military Read More

ASML says it suffered intellectual property theft, rejects ‘Chinese’ label

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AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Dutch ASML said on Thursday it had been the victim of corporate espionage in 2015 involving employees from countries including China but said it had not been the target of any “national conspiracy”. ASML Holding logo is seen at company’s headquarters in Eindhoven, Netherlands, Januari 23, 2019. REUTERS/Eva Plevier ASML said the Read More

Turkey could buy even more Russian S-400s if US doesn’t sell it air defense systems – Turkish FM

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Turkey will not bow to mounting US pressure to drop its planned purchase of Russia’s S-400, and will even buy more of them if Washington doesn’t sell its Patriot systems. Ankara will also look into alternatives for US F-35 jets. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Wednesday that if Washington refused to sell Turkey its Raytheon-made Read More

‘War hysteria’: India rejects Pakistan’s claim of an imminent attack as ‘preposterous’

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New Delhi has accused Pakistan’s foreign minister of stirring up “war hysteria” after he claimed, citing credible intelligence data, that India was drawing up plans to strike Pakistan once again sometime later this month. India is preparing to stage another attack on Pakistani soil, similar to the Balakot strike back in February, sometime between April Read More