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In Montana’s Indian country, tribes take opposite sides on coal

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LAME DEER, Montana U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Vice President Mike Pence took a horseback tour in May of a Montana coal mine belonging to the Crow Nation. They posed for photos with tribal leaders and declared an end to the U.S. government’s “war on coal.”

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Special Report - Refiner Valero's secret campaign against U.S. biofuels mandates 12:08pm BST

U.S. biofuels regulations, which mandate mixing corn-based ethanol into gasoline, have lately drawn together a diverse cast of political opponents.

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Germany bets on second time lucky with migrant workers 18 Aug 2017

GESCHER, Germany As Germany struggles to absorb more than a million migrants from the Middle East and Africa, the government is hoping to avoid the mistakes it made half a century ago when it brought in a generation of guest workers from Turkey.

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How Syria continued to gas its people as the world looked on 17 Aug 2017

THE HAGUE In the spring of 2015 a Syrian major general escorted a small team of chemical weapons inspectors to a warehouse outside the Syrian capital Damascus. The international experts wanted to examine the site, but were kept waiting outside in their car for around an hour, according to several people briefed on the visit. | Video

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Suu Kyi's man in Yangon under fire over transit deal with China 16 Aug 2017

YANGON Aung San Suu Kyi's first major infrastructure project could hardly be more visible - hundreds of new yellow buses now plying the streets of Yangon in what her ruling party hopes will be a potent symbol of how it is transforming peoples' lives.

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Voters sense betrayal in Britain's Brexit heartlands 14 Aug 2017

CHATHAM, England There is a whiff of betrayal in the air across Britain's Brexit heartlands where many impatient voters fear Prime Minister Theresa May is going soft on implementing last year's decision to leave the European Union. | Video

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North Korea factories humming with 'Made in China' clothes, traders say 14 Aug 2017

DANDONG, China Chinese textile firms are increasingly using North Korean factories to take advantage of cheaper labour across the border, traders and businesses in the border city of Dandong told Reuters.

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Special Report - Vladimir's Venezuela: Leveraging loans to Caracas, Moscow snaps up oil assets 11 Aug 2017

Caracas/Houston Venezuela’s unravelling socialist government is increasingly turning to ally Russia for the cash and credit it needs to survive – and offering prized state-owned oil assets in return, sources familiar with the negotiations told Reuters. | Video

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Special Report - As Trumpcare bill languishes, former opioid users cling to lifeline 11 Aug 2017

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio Dusti Hill scooped her two-year-old daughter, Porter, into her arms one day this June in a room filled with toys and cartoon murals, relishing their reunion after 10 months apart.

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Scant oversight, corporate secrecy preceded U.S. weed killer crisis 09 Aug 2017

NEW YORK As the U.S. growing season entered its peak this summer, farmers began posting startling pictures on social media: fields of beans, peach orchards and vegetable gardens withering away. | Video

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Britain confident of moving onto second phase of Brexit talks

LONDON Britain is confident its Brexit talks with the European Union are making sufficient progress to move to a second phase in the negotiations to discuss its future partnership by October, a spokeswoman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday.