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Scientists urge stronger Paris Agreement pledges to curb climate change

06 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON The vast majority of national commitments in the 2015 Paris Agreement are inadequate to prevent the worst effects of global warming, scientists said on Tuesday, naming the world's biggest greenhouse gas emitting countries as among those that must ratchet up their efforts.

U.S. energy chief Perry refuses to testify in Trump impeachment inquiry

02 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry, a member of President Donald Trump's Cabinet who has played a pivotal role in the Ukraine controversy, will refuse to testify as requested next week in the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry against Trump, an Energy Department spokeswoman said on Friday.

U.S. sanctions on Iran threaten access to certain medicines - report

29 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. sanctions on Iran threaten access by some Iranians to medicines that treat diseases such as cancer and epilepsy, despite exemptions in the measures for imports of humanitarian goods, a report said on Tuesday.

U.S. sanctions on Iran threaten access to certain medicines -report

29 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON, Oct 29 U.S. sanctions on Iran threaten access by some Iranians to medicines that treat some diseases such as cancer and epilepsy despite exemptions in the measures for imports of humanitarian goods, a report said on Tuesday.

California 'veered' out of its lane in climate pact with Quebec: U.S. lawsuit

24 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON The United States on Wednesday sued California for entering a climate agreement with Canada's Quebec province, saying the state had no right to conduct foreign policy, in the latest feud between the Trump administration and the state.

Trump promotes pulling U.S. from Paris climate accord in speech touting 'America First'

23 Oct 2019

PITTSBURGH/WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Wednesday affirmed plans to pull the United States out of the Paris climate agreement, less than two weeks before his administration can formally start the process.

Five U.S. officials including Kushner, Mnuchin to attend Saudi financial conference: sources

22 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and presidential adviser Jared Kushner will lead Washington's delegation to an annual financial conference in Saudi Arabia, government sources said on Tuesday.

U.S. allows Chevron to drill for oil in Venezuela for three more months

22 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Treasury Department on Monday renewed a license allowing Chevron, the last U.S. operating energy company in Venezuela, to continue drilling in the country for another three months through Jan. 22.

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