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  • *EU needs to shore up oil trade with Iran. TEHRAN, May 20- The European Union is not doing enough to preserve the benefits for Iran from the 2015 international nuclear pact following the withdrawal of the United States, Iran's foreign minister told the EU's energy chief on Sunday. Miguel Arias Canete, European Commissioner for energy and climate, said Tehran wanted...

  • LOS ANGELES, May 20- Deadpool might not consider himself a superhero, but its latest installment is off to a powerful start. The Marvel Comics film from 20th Century Fox debuted in North American with $125 million in 4,349 locations. The Ryan Reynolds-starrer bowed overseas with $176 million for a global weekend total of $301 million.

  • HELENA, Mont.— The Montana paleontologist who consulted with director Steven Spielberg on the "Jurassic Park" movies is developing a three-dimensional hologram exhibit that will showcase the latest theories on what dinosaurs looked like. Jack Horner and entertainment company Base Hologram are aiming to have multiple traveling exhibits ready to launch...

  • NEW YORK— Speaking about a peak suddenly made stocks weak. Investors got a rude awakening in April when executives at Caterpillar said the construction and mining equipment company didn't expect to top its first-quarter profit for the rest of the year. Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist for CFRA, said that based on the state of the economy and recent...

  • WASHINGTON, May 20- The U.S. trade war with China is "on hold" after the world's largest economies agreed to drop their tariff threats while they work on a wider trade agreement, U.S. On Saturday, Beijing and Washington said they would keep talking about measures under which China would import more energy and agricultural commodities from the United States to close...

  • *Iran looking for more support from Europe. PARIS, May 20- France is looking to see if the European Union could compensate European companies that might face U.S. sanctions for doing business with Iran, French finance minister Bruno Le Maire said on Sunday. European companies conducting business in Iran face U.S. sanctions after President Donald Trump withdrew...

  • WASHINGTON, May 20- The U.S. trade war with China is "on hold" after the world's largest economies agreed to drop their tariff threats while they work on a wider trade agreement, U.S. On Saturday, Beijing and Washington said they would keep talking about measures under which China would import more energy and agricultural commodities from the United States to close...

  • TEHRAN, May 20- The European Union is not doing enough to preserve the benefits for Iran from the 2015 international nuclear pact following the withdrawal of the United States, Iran's foreign minister told the EU's energy chief on Sunday. "With the withdrawal of America, public expectations from the European Union have increased in order to maintain the deal's...

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on U.S.- China trade talks:. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the United States and China are "putting the trade war on hold" after two days of talks that he says produced meaningful progress. The United States and China have agreed to take measures to "substantially reduce" America's massive trade deficit with China.

  • "The two leaders will work closely and unwaveringly for the successful hosting of the North Korea- U.S. summit set on June 12, including the upcoming South Korea-U.S. summit," the presidential official said. The White House said Trump and Moon discussed recent developments in North Korea and continued "their close coordination ahead of President Trumps June 12...

  • WASHINGTON— Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says efforts to renegotiate a trade agreement with Canada and Mexico could spill into next year. The Trump administration missed an informal deadline last Thursday that had been set by House Speaker Paul Ryan to get a revamped North American Free Trade Agreement to Congress in time for lawmakers to vote on it in a...

  • TEHRAN, May 20- The European Union is not doing enough to preserve the benefits for Iran from the 2015 international nuclear pact following the withdrawal of the United States, Iran's foreign minister told the EU's energy chief on Sunday. "With the withdrawal of America, public expectations from the European Union have increased in order to maintain the deal's...

  • ZARIF SAYS POSSIBLE WITHDRAWAL OF EUROPEAN COMPANIES FROM IRAN CONTRADICTS EUROPE'S COMMITMENT TO NUCLEAR DEAL.

  • IRANIAN FOREIGN MINISTER ZARIF TOLD VISITING EU ENERGY CHIEF EUROPE'S POLITICAL SUPPORT TO NUCLEAR DEAL NOT ENOUGH- IRNA.

  • Fishermen in Maine search for the eels, called elvers, in rivers and streams every spring so they can be sold to Asian aquaculture companies as seed stock. Fishermen have sold more than $20 million worth of the eels so far this season, according to the Maine Department of Marine Resources. "Eels are going to get caught up in this next round of tides, I think," said Darrell...

  • DUBAI, May 20- Gulf stock markets were mostly flat on Sunday amid low trading volumes and a lack of significant events. Most of the trading was concentrated on real estate developer Dar Al Arkan Real Estate Development Co., which was up 0.4 percent, and Alinma Bank, down 0.1 percent. Real estate developer Jabal Omar Development was among the best performers, up 3.9...

  • *Pope Francis announces his 5th consistory for June 29. VATICAN CITY, May 20- Pope Francis said on Sunday he would elevate 14 churchmen from five continents to the rank of cardinal, picking candidates that work with the poor or where Catholics are in a minority and putting his stamp on the group that will elect his successor. Making the surprise announcement during...

  • NEWPORT, Vt.— A remote Vermont community down on its luck had looked forward in 2012 to a downtown hotel, office and retail space and a research plant that would bring hundreds of jobs. Six years later, the small city of Newport on the Canadian border, with a population of 4,300, is left with a razed downtown block dotted with holes where building foundations once...

  • SEOUL, May 20- The chairman of LG Group, Koo Bon- moo, who helped transform South Korea's fourth-largest conglomerate into a global brand, passed away on Sunday after a battle with a brain disease. Koo, 73, had been ill for a year, LG Group said in a statement. LG Group also established a holding company in order to streamline ownership structure and to begin the process...

  • After the June ceremony, Pope Francis will have nominated 74 cardinals since being elected Pope in 2013, according to statistics on the Vatican's website. Two of those named by the Pope are Bishop Luis Ladaria Ferrer, head of the Vatican's doctrinal department, known as the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and Archbishop Angelo Becciu, deputy...