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Building bridges: Soccer diplomacy in divided Cyprus

Mar. 19, 2019 10:33 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — An initiative to build bridges between the Greek and Turkish speaking communities of ethnically split Cyprus faltered after the leader of the breakaway Turkish Cypriots skipped a soccer match over a dispute of the game's location. Mustafa Akinci said Tuesday he couldn't attend...

New York rail tunnel project again gets low grade from feds

Mar. 15, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A $13 billion project to build a new rail tunnel between New York and New Jersey received another blow from federal authorities Friday in the form of a rating that continues to make it ineligible for critical grant funding. The Federal Transit Administration released its ratings for...

Judge tosses Ohio's lawsuit against gas pipeline developer

Mar. 15, 2019 10:37 AM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A judge has tossed out a lawsuit Ohio filed against the developers of a $4.2 billion natural gas pipeline that stretches from West Virginia to Michigan. The lawsuit sought to force the builders of the Rover Pipeline to pay fines for what Ohio regulators said were numerous water...

School honors bridge collapse victims on 1st anniversary

Mar. 15, 2019 8:06 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Florida International University plans a moment of silence to mark the one-year anniversary of the collapse of a pedestrian bridge that killed six people. In a tweet , school officials said they plan to live-stream the ceremony honoring the victims at 1:47 p.m. Friday for those who can't...

Japan agrees to provide loan for Sri Lanka's light-rail line

Mar. 12, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Japan has agreed to provide a loan to build Sri Lanka's first light railway system aimed at easing traffic congestion in the capital city of Colombo, the island nation's finance ministry said Tuesday. The loan will be granted in six stages until 2024 for the $1.8 billion project...

Corps fights tribal request for more pipeline study records

Mar. 12, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Federal officials who permitted the Dakota Access oil pipeline are turning over some documents sought by American Indian tribes suing over the project, but said a request for dozens more records is vague and overly broad and should be rejected by a federal judge. Texas-based Energy...

Underground line could carry Iowa wind power to Chicago

Mar. 11, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The company behind a proposed underground transmission line that would carry electricity generated mostly by wind turbines in Iowa to the Chicago area said Monday that the $2.5 billion project could be operational in 2024 if regulators approve it. Direct Connect Development Co. said...

Judge says panel had authority to complete oil pipeline deal

Mar. 11, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan panel's approval of an oil pipeline tunnel beneath the Great Lakes will remain intact even though a state law set unconstitutionally long terms for authority members, a judge ruled. The Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority was created by lawmakers and then-Republican Gov....

Italy standoff over high-speed rail to France eases

Mar. 9, 2019 11:08 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Italy's coalition partners appear to have temporarily resolved a dispute over the high-speed rail line to France, with an agreement to let new contract bids go out on schedule but without any financial commitments. The standoff between the 5-Star Movement, which opposes the tunnel project, and...

At hearing, Amazon tribe accuses Brazil army of atrocities

Mar. 8, 2019 9:34 AM EST

WAIMIRI-ATROARI RESERVE, Brazil (AP) — First the helicopters arrived, dropping chemical bombs. Then came armed men in green uniforms who proceeded to slaughter members of an Amazon tribe to make way for a major road. Bare Bornaldo Waimiri, at the time a teenage member of the Waimiri-Atroari tribe deep in...