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US Senate shoots down rules on power plant emissions WASHINGTON: The Republican-run US Senate adopted two resolutions Tuesday to shoot down key rules Barack Obama's administration wants to limit greenhouse gas emissions by power plants, but the president will veto the move.Senators adopted the bills 52 to 46, with most Democrats opposed.The vote was largely meant to draw attention to the hostility of the Republican majority to Obama's effort to fight climate change. The Republicans have stressed the economic cost of the endeavor, particularly in coal mining states. In August, Obama presented a "Clean Power Plan," which would reduce emissions in the US power sector by 32 percent by 2030.The Senate on Tuesday adopted another bill on future plants.The House of Representatives also has to vote on the rules legislation.The White House said Tuesday that Obama planned to use his veto power if necessary.Many conservatives in the Senate and House of Representatives deny that climate change is a result ...

Mexico ramps up border security after Paris attacks MEXICO CITY: Mexican authorities are stepping up security at airports, border crossings and embassies as a precaution in the wake of last week's attacks in Paris, a senior official said Tuesday.Renato Sales, Mexico's national security commissioner, told reporters that authorities are "doing what we can" to increase vigilance, but he did not provide details.A day earlier, Sales said the Mexican government was in contact with authorities in neighboring countries and France, though there was no ...
US court hearing postponed in Venezuelan drugs case NEW YORK: A US federal judge has postponed until next month a hearing in the drug smuggling case of two nephews of Venezuela's first lady at the request of their lawyers, court documents showed Tuesday.Efrain Antonio Campo Flores, 29, and Francisco Flores de Freitas, 30, had been scheduled to appear Wednesday on charges of conspiracy to smuggle at least five kilos of cocaine into the United States.The two -- sons of brothers of Venezuelan first ...
Turning back Syrian refugees not a solution: UNICEF head UNITED NATIONS: Turning back Syrian refugees in the wake of the Paris attacks is "not a solution" and will pile huge pressure on neighboring Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon, the head of the UN children's agency said Tuesday.Anthony Lake, the executive director of UNICEF, told AFP in an interview that countries bordering war-torn Syria were already struggling with a massive influx of displaced people.Turkey has taken in two million Syrian refugees, Lebanon more than one million ...
Obama to still participate in Paris climate talks: US official WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama still plans to participate in a UN climate conference near Paris in two weeks, despite terror attacks that killed 128 people in the French capital, a US official told AFP Saturday.Obama is scheduled to attend the talks which begin in Paris on November 30 and aim to secure a deal staving off catastrophic levels of global warming caused by greenhouse gas emissions. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Saturday the ...
Agriculture can be 'bridge' with Cuba: top US official HAVANA: The agricultural sector can act as "a bridge" between Cuba and its old Cold War foe the United States, a visiting top US official said Friday.Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is the third member of President Barack Obama's cabinet to visit the communist-run island after Secretary of State John Kerry and Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker.The trip is designed to speed up efforts at normalizing trade ties between Washington and Havana, after the neighbors agreed to ...
New York lights World Trade Center red, white and blue NEW YORK: New York lit One World Trade Center, the tallest building in America, red, white and blue in solidarity with France after attackers killed at least 120 people in Paris.It was a powerful symbol of US friendship and support for the French, made from the tallest building in the United States, which was built on the site of the 9/11 attacks on New York.Its 408-foot (124-meter) spire is so large it can be seen ...


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