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Judge: Canadian firm can go after Venezuela's US refineries

Aug. 9, 2018 11:57 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A Canadian gold mining company on Thursday won the right to go after Venezuela's prized U.S.-based oil refineries and collect $1.4 billion it lost in a decade-old take-over by the late socialist President Hugo Chavez. Chief Judge Leonard P. Stark of the U.S. Federal District Court...

Russia says reporters killed in Africa were not tortured

Aug. 2, 2018 2:27 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Investigators found no apparent signs of torture on the bodies of three Russian journalists who were killed in Central African Republic this week, Russia's Foreign Ministry said Thursday. The journalists were in the country investigating a Russian military contractor and Russia's interests in...

Alaska mine project review proceeds over governor's doubts

Jul. 26, 2018 9:00 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is proceeding with an environmental review of a proposed copper and gold mine located near a major salmon fishery in Alaska, despite a request from the state's governor that the review be halted. Gov. Bill Walker, in a letter co-signed by Lt. Gov....

Truck crash spills more waste from Colorado mine into creek

Jul. 9, 2018 9:14 PM EDT

SILVERTON, Colo. (AP) — A truck hauling waste from a Colorado mine — the source of a 2015 spill that polluted rivers in three states— crashed into a creek on Monday, spilling at least some of its load into the water, authorities said. The driver was not seriously injured, but about 9 cubic...

Alaska governor wants corps to suspend mine project review

Jul. 2, 2018 7:51 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has asked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to suspend its environmental review of a proposed copper-and-gold mine near a major salmon fishery, saying he questions whether the project is ready to move forward. Walker's letter to the corps, also signed by Lt....