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Politics Barack Obama

  • *China says climate pledges under Paris Agreement unchanged. BEIJING/ OSLO, March 29- Nations led by China and the European Union rallied around a global plan to slow climate change on Wednesday after U.S. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang, whose government cooperated closely with former U.S.

  • March 28- The vote by the U.S. Congress to repeal rules that limit how internet service providers can use customer data has generated renewed interest in an old internet technology: virtual private networks, or VPNs. VPNs are often used to connect to a secure business network, or in countries such as China and Turkey to bypass government restrictions on Web...

  • BEIJING— China promised Wednesday to stick to its climate commitments after President Donald Trump eased U.S. curbs on coal and oil use, opening the way for Beijing to assert itself as a leader in environmental policy. China is the No. 1 emitter of climate-changing greenhouse gases but also the top investor in solar, wind and other renewable energy.

  • BEIJING, March 29- China is still committed to the Paris climate change accord agreed in 2015, the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday, after U.S. Trump's main target is former president Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan, which required states to slash carbon emissions from power plants- a key factor in the United States' ability to meet its commitments under the...

  • Later in the day, the White House vehemently denied a report that it had sought to hobble the testimony of a former acting attorney general before Nunes canceled the hearing where she was to speak. The Senate intelligence committee is doing its own investigation, and since late July the FBI has been conducting a counterintelligence investigation into...

  • WASHINGTON— Congress has sent President Donald Trump legislation that would kill an online privacy regulation, a move that could eventually allow internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell the browsing habits of their customers. The Federal Communications Commission rule issued in October was designed to give consumers greater control...

  • CHICAGO— Environmental groups that vowed to fight President Donald Trump's efforts to roll back his predecessor's plans to curb global warming made good on their promise Wednesday, teaming up with an American Indian tribe to ask a federal court to block an order that lifts restrictions on coal sales from federal lands. The Interior Department last year...

  • March 28- The vote by the U.S. Congress to repeal rules that limit how internet service providers can use customer data has generated renewed interest in an old internet technology: virtual private networks, or VPNs. VPNs are often used to connect to a secure business network, or in countries such as China and Turkey to bypass government restrictions on Web...

  • March 28- The decision by the U.S. Congress to repeal rules that limit how internet service providers can use customer data has generated renewed interest in an old internet technology: virtual private networks, or VPNs. VPNs are often used to connect to a secure business network, or in countries such as China and Turkey to bypass government restrictions on Web...

  • President Donald Trump said Tuesday he was ushering in "the start of a new era" in energy production by signing an executive order that seeks to block, reverse or review several of President Barack Obama's initiatives to limit climate change. A new era in U.S. energy began a decade ago, when drilling companies used new techniques to extract vast amounts of natural...

  • The White House said earlier Tuesday that President Donald Trump strongly supports the repeal of the rules approved by the Federal Communications Commission in October under then-President Barack Obama. The White House in its statement said internet providers would need to obtain affirmative "opt-in" consent from consumers to use and share certain...

  • "You know our nation can't run on pixie dust and hope, and the last eight years showed that," Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said before Trump signed the executive order on a stage at the Environmental Protection Agency lined with coal miners. "These initiatives prevent things from getting worse for coal, but they won't help much," said Charles Dayton, vice president...

  • WASHINGTON— The House voted Tuesday to block online privacy regulations issued during the final months of the Obama administration, a first step toward allowing internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell the browsing habits of their customers. The Federal Communications Commission rule was designed to give consumers greater control over...

  • NEW YORK, March 28- U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday charged an executive at a Turkish state-owned bank with participating in a multi-year scheme to violate U.S. sanctions against Iran, escalating a case that has added to tensions between the United States and Turkey. Magistrate Judge James Francis in Manhattan, a day after being arrested at John F. Kennedy...

  • NEW YORK, March 28- U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday charged an executive at a Turkish state-owned bank with participating in a multi-year scheme to violate U.S. sanctions against Iran, escalating a case that has added to tensions between the United States and Turkey. Magistrate Judge James Francis in Manhattan, a day after being arrested at John F. Kennedy...

  • "You know our nation can't run on pixie dust and hope, and the last eight years showed that," Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said before Trump signed the executive order on a stage at the Environmental Protection Agency lined with coal miners. "These initiatives prevent things from getting worse for coal, but they won't help much," said Charles Dayton, vice president...

  • The current designation process "lacks transparency and accountability, insufficiently tracks data, and does not have a consistent methodology for determinations," wrote 10 Republican senators to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, who chairs the Financial Stability Oversight Council. The council "has created substantial new regulatory costs while...

  • NEW YORK, March 28- U.S. Lou Brien, market strategist at DRW Trading in Chicago, said gains in the U.S. stock market and the strong consumer confidence data turned the corner for Treasury debt yields. "This is an impressive gain... and a notable disconnect with 10- year yields under 2.38 percent, but it surely reflects the ongoing bid for equities," said Ian Lyngen, head of...

  • NEW YORK, March 28- U.S. Lou Brien, market strategist at DRW Trading in Chicago, said gains in the U.S. stock market and the strong consumer confidence data turned the corner for Treasury debt yields. "This is an impressive gain... and a notable disconnect with 10- year yields under 2.38 percent, but it surely reflects the ongoing bid for equities," said Ian Lyngen, head of...

  • DETROIT/ WASHINGTON, March 28- Ford Motor Co on Tuesday said it would invest $1.2 billion in three Michigan facilities and create 130 jobs in projects largely in line with a previous agreement with the United Auto Workers union, hours after U.S. In January, Ford scrapped plans to build a $1.6 billion car factory in Mexico and instead added 700 jobs in Michigan...