UK government loses Brexit case, must consult Parliament
Germany, Iran, Scandinavia, Australia get foreign Oscar nods
A father-daughter comedy from Germany, a psychological thriller from Iran, a Danish film about German prisoners of war, a dark Swedish comedy about a grumpy man, and an Australian film about tribal love on a remote South Pacific island are this year's Oscar nominees for best foreign film.
Amid criticism, Comey remaining as FBI director under Trump
Trump signs order to move controversial oil pipelines forward
By Steve Holland and Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump signed orders on Tuesday smoothing the path for the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines, rolling back key Obama administration environmental actions in favor of expanding energy infrastructure. While oil producers in Canada and North Dakota are expected to benefit from a quicker route for crude oil to U.S. Gulf Coast refiners, going ahead with the projects would mark a bitter defeat for Native American tribes and climate activists, who vowed to fight the decisions through legal action. Trump campaigned on promises to increase domestic energy production and before taking office indicated he supported completion of the Dakota pipeline and reviving the C$8 billion ($6.1 billion) Keystone XL project, which was rejected in 2015 by then-President Barack Obama.
Highlights: The Trump presidency on January 24(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump met with auto executives on Tuesday and gave the energy industry a boost with action on pipelines. Highlights of the day follow: PIPELINES Trump signs executive orders to move forward with construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines, rolling back key Obama administration environmental actions in favor of expanding energy infrastructure. AUTO INDUSTRY Trump meets with the chief executives of the Big Three U.S. automakers, General Motors Co, Ford Motor Co and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, urging them to build more cars in the United States.
S&P 500, Nasdaq end at record highs; financials a boost
In Trump freeze, U.S. agencies delay rules affecting farm townsBy Chris Prentice and Tom Polansek NEW YORK/CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Environmental Protection Agency will delay implementation of the Renewable Fuels Standard and the Agriculture Department will pause rules affecting livestock as part of a freeze on regulations imposed by President Donald Trump's administration, trade groups said on Tuesday. Trump's regulatory freeze has created uncertainties in rural communities - areas which helped propel him into office. The Trump administration put a hold on new regulations immediately after he was sworn in last week, leading to the delayed implementation of 30 EPA rules that were finalized in the last weeks of Barack Obama's presidency.
Snow-covered buildings collapsing in rare US West weatherBOISE, Idaho (AP) ? For buildings in parts of the snow-covered U.S. West, it has become a winter where the weak do not survive.
Trump admin orders EPA contract freeze and media blackout
WASHINGTON (AP) ? The Trump administration has instituted what it described as a temporary media blackout at the Environmental Protection Agency and barred staff from awarding any new contracts or grants, part of a broader communications clampdown within the executive branch.
Plan to run pipeline through Pinelands gets public hearing
As jobs-versus-environment clashes go, few issues have been as hard fought and generated as much passion in New Jersey as a proposal to run a natural gas pipeline through federally protected woods atop ...