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Text of President Trump’s 2020 State of the Union address

February 4, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Text of President Donald Trump's 2020 State of the Union address, as provided by the White House:Madam Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States, and my fellow citizens:Three years ago, we...

Yemeni rebels free detained Egyptian fishermen

By ISABEL DEBRE | February 4, 2020

CAIRO (AP) — Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen released dozens of Egyptian fishermen on Tuesday after detaining them for weeks on charges of trespassing into territorial waters.The 32 fishermen were ferried on a chartered flight home to Cairo from...

China’s virus outbreak weighs on global business

By JOE McDONALD | February 4, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — Global business is catching a chill from China's virus outbreak.Mink breeders in Denmark called off a fur auction because Chinese buyers can’t attend due to travel curbs imposed to contain the disease.Airlines have canceled 25,000 flights...

UK boosts climate effort by banning new gas vehicles by 2035

By JILL LAWLESS | February 4, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Britain announced Tuesday that it plans to ban the sale of new gas and diesel cars by 2035 — five years earlier than its previous target — in a bid to speed up efforts to tackle climate change.The announcement was timed to coincide...

Belarus leader boasts about US ties to bargain with Moscow

By YURAS KARMANAU | February 4, 2020

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The leader of Belarus boasted Tuesday about warming ties with the United States as his officials discussed alternative energy imports as part of efforts to win concessions from Russia.Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has...

Pompeo says US can supply Belarus with 100% of oil, gas

By MATTHEW LEE | February 1, 2020

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Saturday that the United States is willing and able to provide Belarus with 100% of its oil and gas, taking a slap at Russia which recently cut off supplies.Pompeo is the first secretary...

Stocks sink on fears virus outbreak will dent global economy

By ALEX VEIGA | January 31, 2020

Stocks fell sharply on Wall Street Friday as fears spread through the markets that a virus outbreak emanating from China will dent global growth.The Dow Jones Industrial Average skidded more than 600 points and the S&P 500 index erased its gains for...

Groups give notice they will sue to protect beluga whales

By DAN JOLING | January 31, 2020

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two environmental groups gave formal notice Friday that they will sue to protect endangered Alaska beluga whales from problems caused by oil and gas operations.The announcement came three days after a federal agency said the...

Greece set to ratify new military deal with United States

By DEREK GATOPOULOS | January 30, 2020

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's parliament is set to ratify an agreement with the United States for a major expansion of military cooperation as it faces an escalation of tensions with neighboring Turkey.Lawmakers from the governing center-right party...

Italy, Cyprus say Turkey-Libya maritime deal ‘unacceptable’

January 29, 2020

ROME (AP) — A maritime border agreement between Turkey and Libya's U.N.-backed government is “unacceptable," violates international law and flouts the sovereign rights of other countries, the foreign ministers of Italy and Cyprus said Wednesday..Italian...

French climate alliance takes legal action against Total

January 28, 2020

A French climate alliance of charity groups and local authorities launched an unprecedented legal action Tuesday against Total, hoping to make the French energy company drastically reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.Activists from the non-governmental...

Asian shares sink on mounting worries over China outbreak

By YURI KAGEYAMA | January 27, 2020

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares skidded again Tuesday on deepening worries over the expanding outbreak of a new virus in China.Markets in Hong Kong and mainland China were closed Tuesday for Lunar New Year holidays, while South Korea's benchmark tumbled 3.4%...