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  • BEIRUT, Aug 20- The Iranian parliament voted on Sunday to keep the oil and foreign ministers, two of pragmatist President Hassan Rouhani's key members of cabinet, in their posts. Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh has been credited with the boost in Iran's crude output since many global sanctions were lifted last year and with a multi-billion-dollar deal with...

  • LONDON, Aug 20- Britain will not rule out the possibility that the European Union may retain oversight of customs controls at UK borders after it leaves the bloc, as the country seeks ways to keep unhindered access to EU markets following Brexit. British goods would be exported tariff-free and Britain would levy EU tariffs on goods coming into the UK for onward...

  • IRANIAN OIL MINISTER ZANGANEH, FOREIGN MINISTER ZARIF GET APPROVAL FROM PARLIAMENT TO SERVE IN PRESIDENT'S NEW CABINET.

  • The board of bankrupt Texas utility Energy Future Holdings will meet later on Sunday to decide whether to sell its crown jewel, power transmission company Oncor, to Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc or accept an opposing bid from Sempra Energy, a person familiar with the confidential deliberations said on condition of anonymity. The rival bid for Oncor was...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 19- In the opening NAFTA session of talks, the United States did not give precise details of how much it wanted to boost North American content for autos, a source directly familiar with the negotiations said on Saturday. The United States had autos and auto parts trade deficits of $74 billion with Mexico and $5.6 billion with Canada last year, both...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 19- In the opening NAFTA session of talks, the United States did not give precise details of how much it wanted to boost North American content for autos, a source directly familiar with the negotiations said on Saturday. The United States, Canada and Mexico on Wednesday opened talks in Washington to modernize the North American Free Trade...

  • LONDON, Aug 20- Britain will issue a cluster of new papers this week to outline its strategy positions in divorce talks with the European Union, ranging from regulation of goods to data protection, the UK's Brexit department said on Sunday. Last week, Britain issued proposals for a future customs agreement with the EU and a solution for Northern Ireland to avoid a...

  • LONDON, Aug 20- Britain will issue a cluster of new papers this week to outline its strategy positions in divorce talks with the European Union, ranging from regulation of goods to data protection, the UK's Brexit department said on Sunday. Last week, Britain issued proposals for a future customs agreement with the EU and a solution for Northern Ireland to avoid a...

  • LONDON, Aug 20- Britain will issue a cluster of new papers this week to outline its strategy positions in divorce talks with the European Union, ranging from regulation of goods to data protection, the UK's Brexit department said on Sunday. Last week, Britain issued proposals for a future customs agreement with the EU and a solution for Northern Ireland to avoid a...

  • LONDON, Aug 20- Britain will issue a cluster of new papers this week to outline its strategy positions in divorce talks with the European Union, ranging from regulation of goods to data protection, the UK's Brexit department said on Sunday. Last week, Britain issued proposals for a future customs agreement with the EU and a solution for Northern Ireland to avoid a...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 19- In the opening NAFTA session of talks, the United States did not give precise details of how much it wanted to boost North American content for autos, a source directly familiar with the negotiations said on Saturday.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 19- In the opening NAFTA session of talks, the United States did not raise its previously stated demands to boost North American content for autos, a source directly familiar with the negotiations said on Saturday. The United States, Canada and Mexico on Wednesday opened talks in Washington to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement,...

  • WASHINGTON/ BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Aug 19- President Donald Trump's ouster of chief strategist Steve Bannon is unlikely to mark the abandonment of the administration's "America First" agenda that has unnerved investors and trade partners and split the White House into nationalist and globalist camps. Bannon can now do more to further conservative causes because "...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 19- In the opening NAFTA session of talks, the United States did not raise its previously stated demands to boost North American content for autos, a source directly familiar with the negotiations said on Saturday.

  • CONCORD, N.H.— New Hampshire will be getting $1 million from EpiPen maker Mylan as part of a national settlement. The company this week finalized a $465 million federal agreement settling allegations it overbilled Medicaid for its emergency allergy injectors for a decade— charges brought after rival Sanofi filed a whistleblower lawsuit and tipped off the...

  • MEXICO CITY— Mexican authorities say an explosion at an illegal fuel pipeline tap has killed a person and injured five more in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz. Veracruz's Public Safety Department published photos showing a thick column of smoke rising from an agricultural field and some charred vehicles. Fuel theft is a growing form of organized crime in...

  • WASHINGTON— Billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who resigned Friday from an unpaid post as President Donald Trump's adviser on deregulation efforts, stepped down as The New Yorker was preparing to publish a lengthy article detailing Icahn's potential conflicts of interest and questioning the legality of his actions. But The New Yorker wrote that in 2012,...

  • Yet it would be hard to find men less likely to make radical changes than John Melle of the United States, Steve Verheul of Canada and Kenneth Smith of Mexico, the three nations' chief negotiators. Delegates say they expect the talks to intensify when officials reconvene in Mexico in September. One option for Mexico and Canada would be to reject some U.S. proposals,...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif.— California lawmakers return Monday from a monthlong break with a busy agenda that includes tackling the state's housing crisis and deciding whether to make California a statewide sanctuary for people living illegally in the U.S. Brown, Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon agreed to advance a package...

  • HONOLULU— American Girl has made its first Native Hawaiian doll. The doll's name is Nanea Mitchell and she goes on sale Monday. "We hope Nanea's powerful story of resilience, responsibility to others, and contributing for the common good— or kokua, as it's known in Hawaii— will resonate with girls and show them they have the power within to face the obstacles that come...