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  • A man smokes a cigarette of marijuana in an Amsterdam cafe

    Canadians will be free to smoke and grow their own cannabis from next July under new laws which legalize the possession of marijuana.

  • LUCKNOW, India— India's most populous state is running out of meat. After the Hindu right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party came to power in Uttar Pradesh this month on the back of a resounding electoral victory and named a Hindu priest-cum-politician as the state's chief minister, the government began cracking down on illegal slaughterhouses and meat shops.

  • A photograph of a British nuclear weapons test over Christmas Island in the 1950s at the Imperial War Museum in London.

    None of the major powers were present at high-level negotiations aimed at banning nuclear weapons — a worrisome indicator for global denuclearization.

  • MADRID- Chicago Fed President Charles Evans and ECB Chief Economist Peter Praet speaks in Madrid- 1300 GMT. DALLAS, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan participates in moderated question-and-answer session before the Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations 1700 GMT. ONTARIO- Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz will attend...

  • MADRID- Chicago Fed President Charles Evans and ECB Chief Economist Peter Praet speaks in Madrid- 1300 GMT. DALLAS, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan participates in moderated question-and-answer session before the Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations 1700 GMT. ONTARIO- Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz will attend...

  • Travelers check the Delta departures board at LaGuardia Airport , August 8, 2016.

    Millions of Americans are planning their spring vacations, so an expert explains to CNBC where the best value can be found.

  • TORONTO— Canada's natural resource minister said Saturday his government is happy the Keystone XL pipeline has finally been approved by the White House, but he noted that obstacles remain and said Canada remains determined to diversify its oil exports beyond the United States. But he said there are other important projects like the recently approved...

  • FRANKFURT- Federal Board member Wuermeling gives speech at the Aefma Annual General Meeting 2330 GMT. MADRID- Chicago Fed President Charles Evans and ECB Chief Economist Peter Praet speaks in Madrid- 1300 GMT. DALLAS, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan participates in moderated question-and-answer session before the...

  • FRANKFURT- Federal Board member Wuermeling gives speech at the Aefma Annual General Meeting 2330 GMT. MADRID- Chicago Fed President Charles Evans and ECB Chief Economist Peter Praet speaks in Madrid- 1300 GMT. DALLAS, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan participates in moderated question-and-answer session before the...

  • WASHINGTON/ CALGARY, Alberta, March 24- U.S. "We've got some work to do in Nebraska to get our permits there," Girling replied. Trump announced the presidential permit for Keystone XL at the White House with Girling and Sean McGarvey, president of North America's Building Trades Unions, standing nearby.

  • LINCOLN, Neb.— President Donald Trump may have approved a federal permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, but the fight is far from over in Nebraska, the one state in its path that has yet to approve the project. Organized opposition in Nebraska has hindered pipeline developer TransCanada, but leading opponents acknowledge they'll face more of an uphill struggle...

  • As expected, the State Department reversed a decision by the Obama administration and favored energy development over environmentalists' objections to the pipeline, which will carry thick Canadian crude oil to Nebraska, where it can flow on to refineries along the Gulf Coast. The company proposing the pipeline, Calgary- based TransCanada Corp., estimates the...

  • TORONTO, March 24- Acacia Mining is losing more than $1 million in revenue each day at two mines in Tanzania because of the country's ban on exports of gold and copper concentrates, the London- listed company said on Friday. Acacia, the largest miner in Tanzania, said talks with government officials have failed to result in the ban being lifted.

  • LONDON, March 24- Copper fell on Friday, ending the week 2 percent lower after workers agreed to end a strike at the world's top copper mine in Chile. The price of copper in London dipped briefly on Thursday on news that the strike at BHP Billiton's Escondida mine had ended. "It had led to rising prices ahead of the strike and now I would expect the price to give away some...

  • WASHINGTON/ CALGARY, March 24- U.S. "We've got some work to do in Nebraska to get our permits there," Girling replied. Trump announced the presidential permit for Keystone XL at the White House with Girling and Sean McGarvey, president of North America's Building Trades Unions, standing nearby.

  • WASHINGTON, March 24- As the clock ticked on Friday toward a high-stakes vote demanded by Donald Trump to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, fellow Republicans in Congress scrambled to secure enough votes to avoid a loss that could hobble his presidency. Republicans control Congress and the White House but have deep divisions over the first major...

  • OTTAWA, March 24- The Canadian government wants to boost exports by 30 percent over the next eight years, but experts and analysts say the goal is highly ambitious given a series of major challenges facing exporters. In a budget unveiled on Wednesday, Liberal Finance Minister Bill Morneau promised investments in targeted areas such as advanced manufacturing,...

  • OTTAWA, March 24- The Canadian government wants to boost exports by 30 percent over the next eight years, but experts and analysts say the goal is highly ambitious given a series of major challenges facing exporters.rast. In a budget unveiled on Wednesday, Liberal Finance Minister Bill Morneau promised investments in targeted areas such as advanced...

  • WASHINGTON, March 24- As the clock ticked on Friday toward a high-stakes vote demanded by Donald Trump to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, fellow Republicans in Congress scrambled to secure enough votes to avoid a loss that could hobble his presidency. The dramatic showdown on the House of Representatives floor follows Trump's decision to cut off...

  • WASHINGTON/ CALGARY, March 24- U.S. The approval reverses a decision by former President Barack Obama to reject the project, but fresh obstacles loom: To get built, TransCanada will need to win financing, acquire local permits, and fend off likely legal challenges. Trump announced the presidential permit for Keystone XL at an event at the White House attended by...