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  • President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that preserving natural places would help the world adapt to warming temperatures as he began a 10- day trip to stress the urgency of curbing climate change and attend a G20 meeting in China. "The challenges of conservation and combating climate change are connected, they're linked," Obama said during a stop in Lake Tahoe,...

  • It also includes four members who were born and raised in Puerto Rico. Biggs, who served in the administration of former Republican President George W. Bush, is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, where he focuses on retirement issues. Biggs has written extensively about Social Security and the weak state of public and private pension...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Aug 31- President Barack Obama on Wednesday appointed a seven-member board to oversee a financial restructuring for Puerto Rico, a majority Republican panel that some market analysts saw as favorable for bondholders of the U.S. territory, which has been crippled by a $70 billion debt crisis. Among the board members, who Obama appointed on...

  • Aug 31- The U.S. government on Wednesday granted eight U.S. airlines permission to begin scheduled commercial flights to Havana starting as early as this fall, with American Airlines Group Inc being awarded 35 direct flights a week. The U.S. Transportation Department granted 20 daily Havana flights now after previously assigning routes to several Cuban...

  • Aug 31- The U.S. government on Wednesday granted eight U.S. airlines permission to begin scheduled commercial flights to Havana starting as early as this fall, with American Airlines Group Inc being awarded 35 direct flights a week. The U.S. Transportation Department granted 20 daily Havana flights now after previously assigning routes to several Cuban...

  • WASHINGTON— The White House on Wednesday announced the members of a new oversight board to help manage Puerto Rico's debt-stricken economy, with President Barack Obama expressing confidence that the panel can turn around a dire financial situation. "The task ahead for Puerto Rico is not an easy one, but I am confident Puerto Rico is up to the challenge of...

  • But he said the decision may spur Congress to finally address the stalled effort to reform America's corporate tax structure. Lew said that while the Obama administration has failed in its efforts to get tax reform through Congress, he believes the unhappiness expressed by both Democrats and Republicans following Europe's announcement on Tuesday could...

  • Obama, who is racing to cement his legacy on climate change before his presidency ends on Jan. 20, will showcase both progress and looming threats in stops at Lake Tahoe, Nevada; Honolulu; and an ocean refuge in the remote Midway Atoll. At a Nevada summit on the health of Lake Tahoe, whose average surface temperature reached an all-time recorded high last year, Obama...

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  • WASHINGTON, Aug 31- President Barack Obama on Wednesday embarked on a 10- day trip during which he will stress the urgency of curbing climate change and try to achieve some final agreements on the issue with world leaders at a G20 meeting in China. Obama, who is racing to cement his legacy on climate before his presidency ends on Jan. 20, will showcase both progress on...

  • President Barack Obama will urge leaders of the world's major economies to use fiscal policy and other tools to boost growth while paying more attention to angry citizens who feel left behind, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said on Wednesday. The United States will also call for the Group of 20 leading economies to keep their steel industries from getting so big...

  • President Barack Obama will call on leaders from the Group of 20 to use fiscal policy and other tools to boost economic growth while reducing excess capacity at steel factories, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said on Wednesday. The United States will also urge the G20 group to pay more attention to angry and anxious citizens who feel left behind by the global...

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    The president will call on leaders from the Group of 20 to use fiscal policy and other tools to boost economic growth, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said.

  • President Barack Obama will call on leaders from the Group of 20 to use fiscal policy and other tools to boost economic growth while reducing excess capacity at steel factories, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said on Wednesday. The United States will also urge the G20 group to pay more attention to angry and anxious citizens who feel left behind by the global...

  • STATELINE, Nev.— The extraordinary efforts put into healing Lake Tahoe in recent decades show it's possible to preserve the country's greatest natural treasures for future generations, President Barack Obama said Wednesday. Harry Reid of Nevada launched the summit 20 years ago to draw attention to reductions in Lake Tahoe's famed clarity.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose country has grown closer to China following the imposition of Western economic sanctions, will be in attendance, along with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, French Prime Minister Francois Hollande and new British Prime Minister Theresa May. May will face questions about Britain's decision to leave the European...

  • Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte delivers an address as part of commemorations for National Heroes' Day in Manila.

    The Philippine President will be meeting Barack Obama in Laos next week on the sidelines of an East Asia summit.

  • SANTA CLARA, Cuba— The first commercial flight between the United States and Cuba in more than a half century landed in the central city of Santa Clara on Wednesday morning, re-establishing regular air service severed at the height of the Cold War. The arrival opens a new era of U.S.- Cuba travel with about 300 flights a week connecting the U.S. with an island cut off...

  • Indian Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj and US Secretary of State John Kerry speak prior to a meeting in New Delhi on August 30, 2016

    One aspect of the India-U.S. relationship remains murky as ever and it's unlikely to see much progress during this week's bilateral meeting.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 30- The successful conclusion of the Trans Pacific Partnership trade talks remains the top legislative item for the United States, a top economic adviser to President Barack Obama said on Tuesday. White House National Security Council adviser Christina Segal-Knowles told a news conference ahead of the Sept. 4-5 G20 summit in China that talks...