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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the American Airlines Center on September 14, 2015 in Dallas, Texas.
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  • OSLO, Feb 28- The Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean became the first nation on Tuesday to ratify a 2016 accord to cut the use of powerful factory-made greenhouse gases, saying the survival of the nation was at risk from climate change. The parliament of the Marshall Islands, with a population of 53,000 vulnerable to rising sea levels caused by melting ice,...

  • TOKYO, Feb 28- Japan's Nikkei share average edged up on Tuesday after U.S. stocks rose, but gains were limited as the market awaited a speech by U.S. President Donald Trump for details of his infrastructure spending and tax plans to Congress. The Nikkei rose 0.1 percent to 19,118.99.

  • District Judge James Boasberg in Washington will consider a request by the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes to order the Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw permission for developer Energy Transfer Partners to lay pipe under Lake Oahe in North Dakota. The stretch under the Missouri River reservoir is the last piece of construction for the $3.8...

  • HONG KONG— Asian stocks were mostly higher Tuesday after another strong finish on Wall Street as investors awaited a speech by President Donald Trump to the U.S. Congress. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index added 0.6 percent to 19,214.68 and South Korea's Kospi rose 0.4 percent to 2,092.57. INVESTOR INSIGHT: "There will be a few things that the...

  • CHICAGO/ WILMINGTON, Del., Feb 28- A year ago, Peabody Energy Corp's chief executive was presiding over $2 billion of losses as the world's largest private sector coal miner spiralled into bankruptcy. The company's valuation, they contend, fails to properly reflect the impact of President Donald Trump's unexpected election victory and regulatory changes in...

  • Ham radio operators generally say they don't have a problem with pot but worry amateur growers may not be aware that cheap ballasts can have phony FCC- compliance stickers. The American Radio Relay League has filed four complaints against the FCC and said it hasn't heard back, and says complaints concerning alleged interference continue to trickle in,...

  • Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong greets guests during an official visit to the White House on August 2, 2016.

    Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong offered blunt commentary on his nation's US and China relationships in an interview with the BBC.

  • *China fund managers trim suggested equity holdings- poll. *Activity in China manufacturing sector likely grew for 7th month. SHANGHAI, Feb 28- China stocks rose slightly on Tuesday, but caution prevailed after a steady run-up in recent months pushed the main index near its late-November peak, a key technical resistance.

  • TOKYO, Feb 28- Asian shares edged up on Tuesday, on track for a winning month and bolstered by gains on Wall Street as investors awaited a speech by U.S. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.2 percent, up 3.6 percent this month nearly 10 percent for the year so far. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 index was up 0.4 percent as financial shares...

  • TOKYO, Feb 28- Japanese government bond prices edged down on Tuesday following an overnight retreat by U.S. President Donald Trump's address to Congress later in the day. Through its purchases the BOJ has significantly tightened the supply of JGBs, and Tuesday's 2.3 trillion yen two-year auction attracted firm investor demand under such conditions.

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