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California, 22 other states sue U.S. over Trump auto emissions rules

World News - 2 hours 14 min ago
A group of 23 states on Friday sued to undo the Trump administration's determination that federal law bars California from setting stiff tailpipe emission standards and zero emission vehicle mandates.

Pro-China groups to tear down pro-democracy graffiti in Hong Kong

World News - 2 hours 16 min ago
A pro-Beijing Hong Kong lawmaker urged supporters to pull down "Lennon Walls" on Saturday across the Chinese-ruled city, where the displays of anti-government graffiti have sometimes been flashpoints during more than three months of unrest.

Inside Saudi Arabia's response to a raid on the heart of the oil kingdom

World News - 2 hours 16 min ago
Saudi Arabia's newly appointed energy minister was in London when he learned in the middle of the night of the largest-ever attack on the kingdom’s oil infrastructure.

Media visit Saudi oil plant damaged in strike blamed on Iran

World News - 2 hours 16 min ago
Saudi Arabia on Friday took media on a tour of oil facilities damaged by attacks that Washington and Riyadh blame on Iran, showing melted pipes and burnt equipment, as Tehran vowed wide retaliation if heightened tensions boil over into hostilities.

U.S. sanctions Iran's central bank, fund after Saudi oil attack

World News - 2 hours 16 min ago
The United States on Friday imposed another round of sanctions on Tehran, including on Iran's central bank and a development fund, following last week's attack on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia that Riyadh and Washington have blamed on Iran.

U.S. lifts tariffs on 400 Chinese products, Trump cites trade progress

World News - 2 hours 18 min ago
U.S. President Donald Trump said his administration was "making a lot of progress" with China on Friday, as deputy-level trade talks continued for a second day and Washington lifted tariffs on over 400 Chinese products.

Trump: Chinese agricultural purchases not enough, wants a 'complete deal'

World News - 2 hours 19 min ago
President Donald Trump on Friday said he wants a complete trade deal with China and that agricultural purchases from the Asian nation would not go far enough, adding that a comprehensive agreement would take time.

U.S. senators urge FDA to remove pod, cartridge-based e-cigarettes from market

World News - 2 hours 20 min ago
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Friday urged federal regulators to immediately remove all pod and cartridge-based e-cigarettes from the market until it can be proven the products are safe.

Young climate strikers "drop dead" at Thai environment ministry

World News - 2 hours 28 min ago
More than 200 young people in Thailand stormed into the environment ministry on Friday and dropped to the ground feigning death as they demanded government action on climate change along with thousands of strikers around the world.

Germany agrees 'art of the possible' climate action plan without blowing budget

World News - 2 hours 28 min ago
Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition agreed a package of budget-neutral measures on Friday to protect the climate and restore its green credentials, but drew criticism from environmental groups which had hoped it would go further.

U.N. urged by own staff to look at its climate footprint

World News - 2 hours 28 min ago
Close to 2,000 United Nations employees have called for the global body to reduce its carbon footprint, including through curbs on their own diplomatic perks like business-class flights and travel handouts, a letter obtained by Reuters showed.

Fighting climate change, one quip at a time

World News - 2 hours 28 min ago
For thousands of student protesters around the world, the fate of the planet is a serious business, but some couldn't resist a bit of fun to press home the point to judge from their placards.

Canada's Trudeau pledges assault rifle ban, pivots campaign amid blackface scandal

World News - 2 hours 31 min ago
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, embroiled in a blackface picture scandal, on Friday pledged to ban military-style assault rifles in the country's most ethnically diverse city in a bid to get his campaign back on issue.

Britain and EU spar over Brexit as clock ticks down

World News - 2 hours 41 min ago
Britain said on Friday a Brexit deal with the European Union could be reached at a summit next month, but EU member Ireland said the sides were far from agreement and London had not yet made serious proposals.

Canada Foreign Minister Freeland 'troubled, disappointed' by Trudeau's blackface images

World News - 2 hours 45 min ago
Canada's Foreign Minister Chyrstia Freeland, the most visible minister in Justin Trudeau's government and a key ally, said she was "troubled and disappointed" by images of the prime minister in blackface but that she accepted his apology.

No crowds as Apple's iPhone 11 hits stores in China

World News - 2 hours 55 min ago
Apple's latest iPhone 11 range hit stores in China on Friday, with short queues of die-hard fans contrasting with the hundreds who camped out ahead of some previous launches.

'This is our future' say students, as climate protests sweep globe

World News - 2 hours 57 min ago
By Hans Lee, Philip Blenkinsop, Fabrizio Bensch and Ilze Filks

Wall Street gains on stimulus cues, U.S.-China trade progress

World News - 3 hours 8 min ago
U.S. stocks ticked higher on Friday, as cues of easing monetary policy around the globe and signs of further co-operation on Sino-U.S. trade talks kept the S&P 500 within 1% of a record high.

Mitsubishi says Singapore-based oil trader lost $320 million in unauthorized trades

World News - 3 hours 13 min ago
Mitsubishi Corp , Japan's biggest trading house by revenue, said on Friday a trader at its Singapore-based unit has lost $320 million through unauthorized transactions in crude oil derivatives, and the matter has been reported to the police.

Factbox: Traders in trouble - how does Mitsubishi's loss stack up?

World News - 3 hours 14 min ago
Mitsubishi Corp said on Friday a trader at its Singapore-based unit had lost $320 million through unauthorized transactions in crude oil derivatives, and the matter had been reported to the police.