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In win for Trump, Nebraska approves Keystone XL pipeline route

LINCOLN, Nebraska/CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) – Nebraska regulators approved a route for TransCanada Corp’s (TRP.TO) Keystone XL pipeline through the state on Monday, lifting the last big regulatory obstacle for the long-delayed project that U.S. President Donald Trump wants built. FILE PHOTO — A TransCanada Keystone Pipeline pump station operates outside Steele City, Nebraska March 10, 2014. REUTERS/Lane Hickenbottom/File Photo The 3-2 vote by the Nebraska Public Service Commission helps clear the way for the pipeline linking Canada’s Alberta oil sands to refineries in the United States, but is likely toRead More

Jane Goodall urges U.S. Senate to halt quest for Arctic refuge oil

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – British primatologist Jane Goodall sent a letter to every U.S. senator on Tuesday urging them to oppose a push in the U.S. Congress to allow oil drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a region environmentalists say is one of the world’s last paradises. FILE PHOTO: British primatologist Jane Goodall is interviewed at the premiere for the documentary “Jane” in Los Angeles, California, U.S., October 9, 2017. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni The Republican-led Senate is trying to open up the 1002 region on the coastal plain of the ANWR,Read More

Exclusive: EU set to rule in favor of speed skaters over ISU ban threat – sources

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union antitrust regulators are set to back speed skaters who want to compete in new money-spinning events outside the control of the sport’s governing body, two sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Mark Tuitert of the Netherlands starts as he competes in the men’s 1,500 metres speed skating race during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 15, 2014. REUTERS/Issei Kato The European Commission’s move could impact other sports and become as important a milestone as the landmark 1995 court ruling involving Belgian soccer playerRead More

Germany’s Greens drop key demands ahead of crunch coalition talks

BERLIN (Reuters) – The leaders of Germany’s Greens said on Tuesday they would not insist on fixed dates to shut down coal-fired power stations and ban cars with internal combustion engines, dropping two key demands ahead of crunch coalition talks with other parties. Leaders of the German Green Party Simone Peter, Anton Hofreiter, Katrin Goering-Eckardt and Cem Ozdemir arrive for the second day of the exploratory talks with CDU/CSU about forming a new coalition government in Berlin, Germany, October 19, 2017. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt German Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose conservative blocRead More

Donna Brazile to critics: ‘I’m going to tell my story’ Video – Sharing #ABC #News Feed

Now Playing: One-on-one with former DNC chair Donna Brazile Now Playing: Donna Brazile to critics: ‘I’m going to tell my story’ Now Playing: Kentucky gov calls for public officials who settled harassment claims to quit Now Playing: President Trump refers to Texas church shooting as ‘mental health problem’ Now Playing: New details emerge in former DNC official’s new book Now Playing: Former Pence spokesman: Russia probe ‘not coming up in the day-to-day operations’ at the White House Now Playing: President Trump arrives in Japan for first stop on 13 dayRead More

McConnell on healthcare bills: What does Trump want?

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday he was willing to bring healthcare legislation up for a vote but was waiting for the go-ahead from President Donald Trump, who sent mixed signals last week about a bipartisan bill that would shore up insurance markets. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell waits to speak to reporters following a policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. October 17, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Thayer The Republican president said on Oct. 12 that his administration would stop paying billions of dollarsRead More

DBV Technologies peanut allergy drug fails key study

(Reuters) – DBV Technologies SA said on Friday its peanut allergy treatment did not meet the main goal in a highly anticipated late-stage study, sending its U.S.-listed shares sharply down. Nasdaq-listed shares of the French drug developer plunged 60.5 percent to $19 in extended trading. The trial, which tested a 250 microgram stick-on patch called Viaskin Peanut, in 356 children between the ages of 4-11, missed the main goal of achieving a certain tolerance to peanut protein. ( Shares of rival Aimmune Therapeutics Inc, which is developing an oral peanutRead More

France considers revoking Weinstein’s Legion of Honour

PARIS (Reuters) – France has started the process of stripping Harvey Weinstein of his Legion of Honour, France’s highest civilian distinction, after allegations of sexual harassment against the film producer, President Emmanuel Macron’s office said on Saturday. “The French Presidency has started discussing this case with the Grande Chancellerie de la Legion d‘honneur,” a spokeswoman said. “A decision will be taken after this discussion.” The move follows detailed claims by numerous women that Weinstein sexually harassed or assaulted them over the past three decades. “The Presidency considers that this behaviorRead More

Mixing Kafka with Jane Austen: Ishiguro wins literature Nobel

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Kazuo Ishiguro, the British author of “The Remains of the Day”, won the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday for a run of “exquisite” novels that the award body said mixed Franz Kafka with Jane Austen. The 62-year-old writer called the news “flabbergastingly flattering” and said he initially thought it was a hoax. He told reporters his wife had rushed home from the hairdressers after seeing reports on her phone. “It comes at a time when the world is uncertain about its values, its leadership and itsRead More

San Juan mayor calls hurricane disaster ‘a people-are-dying’ story

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) – The mayor of Puerto Rico’s hurricane-battered capital spoke on Friday of thirsty children drinking from creeks. A woman with diabetes said a lack of refrigeration had spoiled her insulin. An insurance adjuster said roads have virtually vanished on parts of the island. In enumerable ways large and small, many of the 3.4 million inhabitants of Puerto Rico struggled through a 10th day with little or no access to basic necessities – from electricity and clean, running water to communications, food and medicine. Carmen YulinRead More