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  • TOKYO, April 20- The dollar caught its breath in Asian trading on Thursday, holding above lows hit earlier this week as investors anxiously awaited this weekend's first round of presidential voting in France. Millions of French voters remain undecided, making this the least predictable vote in France in decades, and raising fears of a potential surprise result...

  • Neligh, NEBRASKA, April 19- When President Donald Trump handed TransCanada Pipeline Co. a permit for its Keystone XL pipeline last month, he said the company could now build the long-delayed and divisive project "with efficiency and with speed." But Trump and the firm will have to get through Nebraska farmer Art Tanderup first, along with about 90 other landowners...

  • TOKYO, April 14- The dollar nursed losses on Friday, on track for a losing week as continuing tensions in North Korea underpinned the perceived safe-haven Japanese currency. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that North Korea is a problem that "will be taken care of," as China urged caution and speculation rose that Pyongyang might be on the verge of a sixth...

  • *Passover, Good Friday observances thin liquidity. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that North Korea is a problem that "will be taken care of," as China urged caution and speculation rose that Pyongyang might be on the verge of a sixth nuclear test. "I think that the' mother of all bombs' was intended to show the power of U.S. forces to North Korea," said Kaneo Ogino,...

  • WASHINGTON, April 4- The U.S. Senate Banking Committee voted on Tuesday to advance Jay Clayton's nomination as the next head of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to the full Senate for approval. The committee voted 15 to 8, with some Democrats, including Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren and Sherrod Brown of Ohio, voting against him.

  • The White House has invited the top Republican and Democratic members of the Senate and House of Representatives intelligence panels to review new material relevant to their investigation into Russia's alleged interference in the election, presidential spokesman Sean Spicer says. SUPREME COURT Senators Joe Manchin and Heidi Heitkamp become the first...

  • RUSSIA Russia mounted a campaign of "propaganda on steroids" seeking to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee says, listing several areas of concern about possible links to Republican Trump's campaign. The White House has invited the top Republican and Democratic members of the Senate and House...

  • The White House has invited the top Republican and Democratic members of the Senate and House of Representatives intelligence panels to review new material relevant to their investigation into Russia's alleged interference in the election, presidential spokesman Sean Spicer says. STRIKES IN SOMALIA The White House has granted the military broader...

  • In two separate filings to a federal court in Montana, environmental groups argued that the U.S. State Department, which granted the permit needed for the pipeline to cross the Canadian border, relied on an "outdated and incomplete environmental impact statement" when making its decision earlier this month. By approving the pipeline without public input and an...

  • RUSSIA Russia mounted a campaign of "propaganda on steroids" seeking to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the top Democrat on the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee says, listing several areas of concern about possible links to Republican Trump's campaign. He also says Moscow will support the U.S. president in fighting terrorism and cooperate...

  • He also says Moscow will support the U.S. president in fighting terrorism and cooperate with the Pentagon and the CIA. FAMILY PLANNING Vice President Mike Pence makes a rare journey to Capitol Hill to break a tie in a Senate vote to roll back federal funding for family planning and reproductive health. NAFTA The Trump administration is seeking mainly limited...

  • He also says Moscow will support the U.S. president in fighting terrorism and cooperate with the Pentagon and the CIA. The Trump administration is seeking mainly limited changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing an administrative draft proposal circulated in Congress by the Office of...

  • The groups told a federal court in Montana that the U.S. State Department, which granted the permit needed for the pipeline to cross the Canadian border, relied on an "outdated and incomplete environmental impact statement" when making its decision earlier this month. Russ Girling, pipeline company TransCanada Corp's chief executive officer, and Sean McGarvey,...

  • WASHINGTON, March 30- Six environmental groups filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration on Thursday to challenge its decision to approve construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. The groups told a federal court in Montana that the State Department, which granted the permit needed for the pipeline to cross the Canadian-U.S. border,...

  • The Republican chairman of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee promises a thorough investigation into any direct links between Russia and Donald Trump during his successful 2016 run for the White House. Nations led by China and the European Union rally around a global plan to slow climate change after Trump began undoing Obama-era plans for deep cuts in...

  • WASHINGTON, March 29- A Native American tribe in Montana and a coalition of conservation groups sued the Trump administration on Wednesday for lifting a moratorium on coal leases on public land without consulting tribal leaders and conducting a full environmental review. "It is alarming and unacceptable for the United States, which has a solemn obligation as...

  • The leaders of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee jointly pledge that their investigation of Russian hacking of the 2016 U.S. election campaign will be bipartisan, a sharp contrast to bitter partisan disagreement surrounding a similar probe in the House of Representatives. Nations led by China and the European Union rally around a global plan to slow...

  • WASHINGTON, March 29- The U.S. Interior Department said on Wednesday that it would form a new committee to review royalty rates collected from oil and gas drilling, coal mining and renewable energy production on federal lands to ensure taxpayers receive their full value. In January 2016, the administration of former Democratic President Barack Obama began a...

  • The leaders of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee jointly pledged that their investigation of Russian hacking of the 2016 U.S. election campaign will be bipartisan, a sharp contrast to bitter partisan disagreements surrounding a similar investigation in the House of Representatives. A Senate investigation into Russia's meddling during the U.S....

  • WASHINGTON, March 29- The U.S. Interior Department said on Wednesday that it would form a new committee to review royalty rates collected from oil and gas drilling and coal mining on federal lands to ensure taxpayers receive their full value. In January 2016, the administration of former Democratic President Barack Obama began a multiyear review of the federal...