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EU elections primer: How they work, what could happen

May. 26, 2019 2:50 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European voters are choosing lawmakers to represent them at the European Parliament for the next five years. In all, 400 million voters in 28 nations have had the right to vote over the past four days. Here's a look at that massive exercise in democracy, a multi-national ballot by the...

Climate change is hot topic in the European Parliament vote

May. 24, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

LANGEOOG, Germany (AP) — Hungry tourists stream into the glass-fronted balcony of Michael Recktenwald's restaurant on the German island of Langeoog, with its splendid view of the North Sea and the blue skies above. The 53-year-old has lived on Langeoog for most of his life, and his wife's family has been...

Presidential hopeful John Delaney seeks carbon emissions fee

May. 23, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate John Delaney is the latest 2020 contender to introduce a climate change plan, and he's proposing a fee on carbon emissions that he says aims to reduce them by 90% by midcentury. That idea is part of the former Maryland congressman's $4 trillion plan,...

EU elections primer: How they work, what could happen

May. 23, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European voters started heading to the polls Thursday to choose lawmakers to represent them at the European Parliament for the next five years. In all, 400 million voters in 28 nations will be voting over the next four days. Here's a look at that massive exercise in democracy, a...

Germany's Bosch fined $100 million over diesel scandal

May. 23, 2019 7:28 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors have fined auto parts and technology company Bosch 90 million euros ($100 million) over its role in the diesel emissions scandal that erupted at Volkswagen in 2015. Prosecutors in Stuttgart said Thursday that the company, formally called Robert Bosch GmbH, was fined for a...

US says Trump coal moves hasten but don't increase emissions

May. 22, 2019 9:24 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration's decision to lift a moratorium on coal sales from public lands could hasten the release of more than 5 billion tons of greenhouse gases, but officials concluded Wednesday it would make little difference in overall U.S. climate emissions. That conclusion from...

Threat or promise? E-auto boom could cost industry jobs

May. 22, 2019 8:38 AM EDT

ZWICKAU, Germany (AP) — Over 115 years the auto industry in the east German town of Zwickau has lived through wrenching upheavals including World War II and the collapse of communism. Now the city's 90,000 people are plunging headlong into another era of change: top employer Volkswagen's total shift into...

Research on children's health risks in doubt over EPA funds

May. 22, 2019 7:59 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-running research projects credited with pivotal discoveries about the harm that pesticides, air pollution and other hazards pose to children are in jeopardy or shutting down because the Environmental Protection Agency will not commit to their continued funding, researchers say. The...

Australian state leader intervenes to approve coal mine

May. 22, 2019 4:16 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian state government leader intervened on Wednesday to fast-track a proposed coal mine days after voters rejected tougher action to curb greenhouse gas emissions in the country's general election. The Carmichael mine proposed by India's Adani Mining in Queensland state...

The Latest: Trump congratulates Morrison, reaffirms alliance

May. 18, 2019 9:12 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Australia's general election (all times local): 11:05 a.m. President Donald Trump has spoken by phone with Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia to congratulate him on his conservative coalition's surprise election victory. According to the White House, the two...