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Riding populist wave, Finns Party nearly wins Finland vote

Apr. 15, 2019 9:11 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Riding a wave of populism across Europe and campaigning to slow down Finland's efforts to fight climate change, the euroskeptic Finns Party came within 6,800 votes of winning the country's parliamentary election — a result that smashed even the party's own predictions. One newspaper...

Social Democrats, populists top Finland vote ahead of EU's

Apr. 14, 2019 7:22 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Results from Finland's parliamentary election illustrated the struggle by Europe's traditional political parties to retain supporters, with the center-left Social Democratic Party winning the most votes and followed closely by a populist party that wants to temper national efforts to curb...

The Latest: Populist party amazed by Finland election result

Apr. 14, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — The Latest on Finland's parliamentary election (all times local): 12:10 a.m. The chairman of the populist Finns Party says he was truly surprised at how his party performed in Finland's parliamentary election. A complete count of votes from Sunday's election had the euroskeptic party...

French government faces legal challenge for climate action

Mar. 14, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Four activist groups have launched legal action to try to take the French state to court for not doing enough to fight climate change. Greenpeace, Oxfam and two French environmental groups hope for an eventual court ruling requiring France to further lower carbon emissions, citing a similar,...

South Dakota passes bills to discourage Keystone XL rioting

Mar. 7, 2019 6:35 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota is poised to approve laws aimed at potential protests against the planned Keystone XL oil pipeline, seeking to prevent disruptive demonstrations like those against the Dakota Access pipeline that cost neighboring North Dakota nearly $40 million and led to hundreds of...

Noem offers bills aimed at possible Keystone XL protests

Mar. 4, 2019 9:36 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem said Monday that she's proposing a new framework for oil pipeline construction before building starts on the Keystone XL pipeline, introducing legislation that would require companies behind such projects to chip in on protest-related expenses and create a...

Dakota Access developer sues Greenpeace in state court

Feb. 23, 2019 10:00 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline is going after the environmental group Greenpeace in state court in North Dakota, after a judge tossed the company's $1 billion racketeering claim out of federal court. Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners on Thursday sued Greenpeace and...