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Cyprus: US to lift Cyprus arms embargo in security boost

Jan. 18, 2019 3:25 PM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The U.S. will soon start lifting a decades-old arms embargo on Cyprus because Washington acknowledges the Mediterranean island nation's contribution to bolstering regional stability and security, the Cypriot foreign minister said Friday. Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides said...

Swiss, German students protest inaction on climate change

Jan. 18, 2019 10:29 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of students held rallies Friday across Germany and Switzerland to protest the lack of action against climate change. The demonstrations in dozens of cities were inspired by student Greta Thunberg , who has been staging a weekly "school strike" in Sweden. Many used the Twitter...

Appeals court denies rehearing in Tennessee coal ash case

Jan. 17, 2019 7:02 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal appeals court won't rehear a case after a panel of its judges overturned an order that would've forced the nation's largest public utility to remove a Tennessee power plant's coal ash. The full 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday rejected environmental groups'...

North Dakota leaders unveil oil tax-sharing deal with tribe

Jan. 17, 2019 6:55 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Republican legislative leaders unveiled a bill Thursday that aims to stop a longstanding disagreement over shared revenues on an oil-rich American Indian reservation in the state. The bill sponsored by GOP Sen. Jordan Kannianen and the party's Senate and House majority...

Enerblu delays eastern Kentucky project at least 1 year

Jan. 17, 2019 5:47 PM EST

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A proposed battery manufacturing plant on a reclaimed coal mine in eastern Kentucky has been delayed at least one year after the company discovered problems at the construction site. EnerBlu President and CEO Daniel Elliott said the company has not found a way to build its facility at...

The Latest: California storm cancels Santa Anita horse races

Jan. 17, 2019 5:11 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on California storms (all times local): 2:05 p.m. Southern California's Santa Anita Park canceled horse racing Thursday because of stormy weather. Track Superintendent Andy LaRocco says Santa Anita has taken on 3.5 inches (89 millimeters) of rain since Monday. The track in...

Romanian coal miners end strike after government hikes wages

Jan. 17, 2019 10:44 AM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian coal miners have ended a weeklong strike after the energy minister offered them wage hikes and other perks. Anton Anton met union leaders and miners at the Oltenia Energy Complex in southern Romania on Thursday and offered higher salaries, an Easter bonus and vacation...

Work on UK nuclear power plant halted over financing impasse

Jan. 17, 2019 6:49 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Work on a major new nuclear power station in Britain was suspended after the developer, Japan's Hitachi, said Thursday it had been unable to agree on financing with the U.K. government. Hitachi said Thursday that it was halting work already underway on the Horizon Project, located in Wylfa,...

Shah of Iran modernized his nation but vacillated in crisis

Jan. 17, 2019 1:22 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — At the height of his power in 1971, Iran's Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi drew world leaders to a wind-swept luxury tent city, offering a lavish banquet of food flown in from Paris to celebrate 2,500 years of Persian monarchy in the ruins of Persepolis. Only eight years...

Less beef, more beans. Experts say world needs a new diet

Jan. 16, 2019 10:47 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A hamburger a week, but no more — that's about as much red meat people should eat to do what's best for their health and the planet, according to a report seeking to overhaul the world's diet. Eggs should be limited to fewer than about four a week, the report says. Dairy foods should...