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Energy Secretary: US Aims to Make Fossil Fuels Cleaner 

Energy Secretary: US Aims to Make Fossil Fuels Cleaner 

The Trump administration is committed to making fossil fuels cleaner rather than imposing “draconian” regulations on coal and oil, U.S....

IMF Denies Pressuring Venezuela to Release Economic Data

IMF Denies Pressuring Venezuela to Release Economic Data

The International Monetary Fund said on Thursday it had not pressured Venezuela to release economic indicators after years of silence,...

Wall Street Slump Continues on U.S.-China Trade Uncertainty

Wall Street Slump Continues on U.S.-China Trade Uncertainty

U.S. stocks lost ground again on Thursday, as conflicting comments on trade talks from President Donald Trump and Beijing  reinforced...

Trump: China Maybe Regrets Backtracking on Trade Provisions

Trump: China Maybe Regrets Backtracking on Trade Provisions

President Donald Trump said Thursday he still believes China “would love to make” a new trade deal with the United...

Fox Host, Chinese State TV Anchor Face Off Over Trade War

Fox Host, Chinese State TV Anchor Face Off Over Trade War

A Chinese state TV anchor and a host from Fox Business, whose sparring over the U.S.-China trade war has been...

Pro-China Policies Unlikely in Australia, India After Recent Elections

Pro-China Policies Unlikely in Australia, India After Recent Elections

In recent weeks, Australia and India have re-elected incumbent prime ministers. These Asia-Pacific countries, who have a difficult relationship with...

Drought Forces Water Bans in Sydney

Drought Forces Water Bans in Sydney

Water restrictions are to be imposed in Sydney, Australia’s biggest city, for the first time in almost a decade because...

US Treasury Says 9 Trade Partners Deserve Scrutiny Over Currency Practices

US Treasury Says 9 Trade Partners Deserve Scrutiny Over Currency Practices

The Trump administration said on Tuesday that no major trading partner met its currency manipulation criteria but nine countries, including...

Desperate Zimbabweans Risk Lives in Abandoned Mines

Desperate Zimbabweans Risk Lives in Abandoned Mines

Officials in Zimbabwe say the bodies of eight illegal miners have been retrieved from an abandoned gold mine about 50...

Desperate Zimbabweans Risk Death in Disused, Unlicensed Mines

Desperate Zimbabweans Risk Death in Disused, Unlicensed Mines

Zimbabwe’s disused mines continue to be a death trap for poor and desperate illegal miners in search of the precious...

Fiat Chrysler Proposes Merger With Renault

Fiat Chrysler Proposes Merger With Renault

Fiat Chrysler proposed a merger Monday with Renault, a union that would create the world’s third biggest automaker. The merger,...

Ghana Just Scratching Surface of Illegal Gold Mining

Ghana Just Scratching Surface of Illegal Gold Mining

Only the chirping of birds and insects break the silence at a gold mining site in the Eastern Region of...