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The EPA Approves the Continued Use of a Harmful Chemical in Pesticides

This decision could keep the EPA from reconsidering chlorpyrifos' status until 2022. "Dow AgroSciences remains confident that authorized uses of chlorpyrifos products offer wide margins of protection for human health and safety", the company said in a statement .

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Trump executive orders tackle trade abuses ahead of meeting with Chinese president

Donald Trump is expected to sign Executive Orders today, to launch a study into these alleged unfair practices and perhaps ordering the collection of duties from countries identified as selling products into the United States at low prices.

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European Union outlines tough Brexit negotiation guidelines

A letter from Prime Minister Theresa May was sent to EU leaders, formally asking the union to implement the start of exit talks and ending a relationship that had lasted for 44 years. The draft says the EU's overall objective is "to preserve its interests, those of its member states, its citizens and its businesses". Businesses big and small are unsure how they will trade across the new EU-U.K.

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Commodities Round-up: Oil prices tumble amid as USA production continues to increase

Plus, reducing supply did not increase oil prices. London-based Barclays bank offered a more upbeat assessment, saying the latest oil price weakness would not last into the second quarter. Saudi energy minister Khalid Al-Falih was reportedly already "fed up" with Iraq (and Russia's) non-compliance with the deal, and he apparently spoke privately to his Iraqi counterpart in Houston at the CERAWeek Conference and "expressed his frustration with their slow progress", according to the WSJ .

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United Kingdom parliament attacker Khalid Masood acted alone: Scotland Yard

A family, who live next door, said Masood used to come wearing Islamic dress and take their neighbours' children to mosque although they did not know where. It said in a statement: "During his time in Saudi Arabia, Khalid Masood did not appear on the security services' radar and does not have a criminal record in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia".

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US will act unilaterally on North Korea if necessary

President Donald Trump says that the United States is prepared to act alone if China does not take a tougher stand against North Korea's nuclear program. Following that country's early March missile tests, which came provocatively close to Japan, the U.S. leader emphasized his administration's commitment to "deter and defend against North Korea's ballistic missiles using the full range of United States military capabilities".

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Trump's EPA chief lifts ban on pesticide that poisons children

While the study was going on, the ban on indoor uses of chlorpyrifos came into effect. But when those exposures are combined with estimated exposure from drinking water in certain watersheds, "EPA can not conclude that the risk from aggregate exposure meets the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act safety standard", it said.

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US gives final approval for Keystone XL pipeline

Rep. Kristi Noem and Gov. Dennis Daugaard also voiced their support for the decision, citing energy efficiency and economic benefits. Once the construction is complete, the project will require approximately 50 total employees in the USA, 35 permanent employees and 15 temporary contractors, according to the report.

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China, EU reaffirm climate pledges after Trump backs away

Joe Manchin, in a statement, called Trump's order a "positive step" towards preventing the loss of more jobs and raising electric bills. On Tuesday, Trump issued an executive order entitled "Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth" that aimed to eliminate any Barack Obama-era energy regulations.

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Trump forgets to sign executive orders at executive order signing ceremony

First, I'm signing an executive order to ensure that we fully collect all duties imposed on foreign importers that cheat. Reading out the list of countries with which the USA has significant trade deficit, Ross also named India down the line with a trade deficit of Dollars 24 billion.

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Slumping oil is set to become worst-performing asset in first quarter

Saudi Arabia is eyeing oil at $60 barrel this year, a comfortable price for many OPEC members, but probably not high enough to encourage US shale producers to significantly increase their rig counts. Oil prices closed back above $50 a barrel, potentially negating the downside break down we saw in early March. Futures in NY were little changed after rising 2.4 percent Wednesday, when USA government data showed that gasoline inventories dropped more than expected.

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Oil prices decline on rising U.S. stockpiles

Futures lost as much as 1.6% in NY after gaining 0.6% last week. Saudi Arabia pledged to cut production to 10.058 million barrels a day under the deal. Brent for May settlement fell 8 cents to $50.56 a barrel on the London-based ICE Futures Europe exchange. Libya's Es Sider and Ras Lanuf ports will restart shipping oil in one week to 10 days, Jadalla Alaokali, a board member at National Oil Corp., said by phone.

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EPA Denies Petition to Remove Chlorpyrifos from the Market

The EPA earlier did an assessment showing dietary and drinking water risks for the current uses of chlorpyrifos, but opted to review the science addressing neurodevelopmental effects of chlorpyrifos as part of the ongoing registration review and complete its assessment by the statutory deadline of October 1, 2022 .

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Australian chilled beef exporters to get better access to China

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will host a special lunch for Mr Li in the Great Hall at Parliament House on Thursday before bilateral talks on Friday. Activist Nurmuhammad Majid said East Turkestan, an ethnic Uyghur separatist movement in western China, had been occupied by the Chinese government since 1949 and Tibet since 1951.

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Suspect in I-85 Bridge collapse charged with arson; 200K bond set

Three sections each in the the northbound and southbound areas will have to be replaced, authorities said. Officials scrambled to come up with alternate routes and encouraged riders to use public transit. Built in 1953 and renovated in 1985, the collapsed span scored a sufficiency rating of 94.6 out of 100 in its last inspection in 2015, said Natalie Dale, a spokeswoman for the Georgia DOT.

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European Union looks to defending its interests over Brexit

Theresa May will trigger European Union withdrawal talks under Article 50 on Wednesday March 29, Downing Street has announced . UK AND GERMANY TO SIGN NEW POST-BREXIT DEFENCE PACT Britain and Germany are planning to sign a new defence pact after Theresa May triggers Article 50.

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Minister: Iraq to boost crude oil production by year's end

Oil had its biggest weekly increase this year last week amid speculation OPEC will extend its deal to curb output, and after a USA government report showed the nation's refineries boosted crude use by the most in nearly three years while fuel supplies fell.

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Verizon, AT&T Pull Ads From YouTube Over Offensive Content

An expert reported in The Guardian estimated that YouTube extremists and hate preachers made over $318,000 from ads for household brands and government departments. Google declined to comment on individual customers but said it has begun a review of its advertising policies. "We're also raising the bar for our ads policies to further safeguard our advertisers' brands", the company said.

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US vote paves way for sale of personal customer data

If President Trump signs Tuesday's bill into law, those regulations will be over before they started. The repeal would allow internet service providers (ISPs) to sell customers' information and web browsing history to advertisers. Some in the Congress, like Sen. In other words, internet providers can see which devices you use and which websites you visit and choose to retain that data .

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SC bans sale and registration of Non-BS-IV Compliant Vehicles

The stock hit an intraday high of Rs. 440 and intraday low of 427. It includes 96,724 commercial vehicles, 6,71,308 two-wheelers, 40,048 three-wheelers and 16,198 cars, the paper reported. The court referred to a report by a panel of experts pointing out that BS IV vehicles had 80 percent lower particulate emissions than those in the lower category.

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CBN Reiterates Determination To Sustain Foreign Exchange Liquidity

The apex bank said the aggrieved customer should name the bank and branch of the non-cooperating bank. Isaac Okorafor, Acting Director, Corporate Communications Department, CBN, in a statement, stated that the initial $8,000 once every week has been increased to $10, 000 (i.e.

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No trade deal without Brexit progress, European Union leaders warn Theresa May

The European Union offered Britain talks this year on a future free trade pact but made clear in negotiating guidelines issued yesterday that London must first agree to EU demands on the terms of Brexit. "Only once we have achieved sufficient progress on the withdrawal, can we discuss framework for the future", European Council President Donald Tusk said Friday at a press conference in Malta.

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Devices affected by United Kingdom govt electronics ban

Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., told ABC. Royal Jordanian Airlines said in a tweet on Monday that USA -bound passengers would be barred from carrying most electronic devices aboard aircraft starting Tuesday at the request of US officials, including those that transit through Canada.

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Oil retreats, set to become worst-performing asset in 1Q

Speculation OPEC will extend its deal to curb output and ease a global glut is sending oil toward its biggest weekly increase this year. Oil bulls were enthused Wednesday by a less-than-expected increase in USA oil inventories and signs that conflict in Libya means there will be trouble getting exports back online.

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Lights go out around the world for 10th Earth Hour

Residents and businesses across Wrexham are being asked to come together and turn their lights off for one hour this weekend to show their support for Earth Hour. "People are encouraged to reduce their energy consumption every day by using electricity efficiently, switching off all non-essential lights and appliances", it said .

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Boeing's Latest Dreamliner Aircraft Completes First Test Flight

President Donald Trump spoke during the rollout ceremony in February for the aircraft. This first test flight may last four or five hours as the plane cruises up and down the Eastern seaboard. "Mike and I just enjoyed the whole day", Berg said, adding the plane "performed exactly like we thought it would". The plane has a high entry way, wide passenger cabin and larger overhead bins for baggage.

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Supreme Court Order: Dealers stop selling BS-III vehicles

With 6.71 lakh two-wheelers affected by the ban, dealers are trying to sell as many units as possible before the March 31 deadline and in the process are offering "unheard of discounts", the report adds. "We have not yet taken an account of how many vehicles compliant with BS-III norms are still available in our stock". Also Read: SC on BS-III Vehicle ban: What is BS 3 and BS 4? "If any, we would try to export them to countries where they are still accepted", said a company spokesperson.

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Loss to Crystal Palace makes title race interesting - Conte

With Chelsea on Wednesday next facing Manchester City, who now lie fourth on 57 points and who first face Arsenal on Sunday, the Blues' defeat gives a markedly different feel to the title race. Hazard was asked about a potential move to Real Madrid again and seemed to react angrily to the constant questioning. Chelsea slipped to their first defeat since January as Crystal Palace secured a memorable 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge.

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Australia friends with both US, China: Turnbull

Last year, China imported more than US$6.1 billion in beef from Australia, including frozen and live cattle. Emerging from talks with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and asked about militarisation in the South China Sea, Mr Li said China is only interested in maintaining freedom of movement.

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Britain to exit from the European Union on 29th March

She will follow the letter with a statement to MPs after her weekly appearance at Prime Minister's Question Time . The talks should also quickly remove any doubts about funding for programmes financed by the European Union budget, he said.

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Oil prices rise on Libyan output disruption

Prices rose Wednesday after USA government data showed that gasoline inventories dropped more than expected, while refineries boosted the amount of crude they processed by the most in nearly three years. China became the third-biggest overseas destination for USA crude in 2016, according to EIA data, up from ninth the previous year. Brent crude is expected to average $US57.25 per barrel in 2017, slightly lower than last month's forecast of $US57.52, the poll of 32 economists and analysts ...

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BJP to invite Yogi to Bihar, saffron forces feeling upbeat

Meat sellers across Uttar Pradesh are on an indefinite strike from today against the crackdown on illegal and mechanized slaughterhouses. The Chief Minister directed police officials to prepare an elaborate work plan at the earliest and ensure that good policing is put in place.

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Coal industry is doomed to implode eventually

We can not rely on coal and other fossil fuels. Canete, speaking to reporters on Thursday after meeting Chinese officials in Beijing, expressed regret the United States was rolling back climate policies but said China and Europe remained committed to "driving forward" the battle against climate change.

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Queensland storm declared a catastrophe

Debbie ripped a trail of destruction through northeast Australia on Tuesday as a category four storm, one rung below the most unsafe wind speed level, before being gradually downgraded through the night to a tropical low. Torrential rain also flooded roads and wind smashed windows, uprooted trees and tossed debris down streets. More than 25,000 people were evacuated from their homes from Australia's eastern coastal areas and were urged to hunker down and stay indoors.

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As Mosul fighting rages, a family tries to come back home

In September, the Pentagon said it had confirmed that a USA airstrike killed another ISIS second-in-command, Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, who also served as the group's main spokesman. Addressing Pentagon reporters by teleconference, Army Col. Joseph Scrocca said OIR commander Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend directed that the investigation get underway rather than continue with the credibility assessments.


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