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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the leaders of the G20 Leaders' Summit with an introductory video message from his Vahdettin Pavilion, in Istanbul, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. Saudi Arabia is hosting the virtual meeting of G-20 leaders on Saturday and Sunday in line with coronavirus restrictions.(Turkish Presidency via AP, Pool)

Erdogan says Turkey's place is in Europe before EU summit

Nov. 22, 2020 9:05 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday that Turkey sees itself as a part of Europe, but he called on the European Union to “keep your promises” on issues such as the country's membership bid and refugees. He spoke before an EU summit due to be held next...

A female worker walks with a pesticide sprayer on her back at a palm oil plantation in Sumatra, Indonesia, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. Some workers use a yellow paste made of rice powder and a local root as a sunblock. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

Rape, abuses in palm oil fields linked to top beauty brands

Nov. 20, 2020 7:50 PM EST

SUMATRA, Indonesia (AP) — With his hand clamped tightly over her mouth, she could not scream, the 16-year-old girl recalls – and no one was around to hear her anyway. She describes how her boss raped her amid the tall trees on an Indonesian palm oil plantation that feeds into some of the...

FILE - In this July 16, 2017, file photo, ice is broken up by the passing of the Finnish icebreaker MSV Nordica as it sails through the Beaufort Sea off the coast of Alaska. Down to its final weeks, the Trump administration is working to push through dozens of environmental rollbacks that could weaken century-old protections for migratory birds, expand Arctic drilling and hamstring future regulation of public health threats. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Trump pushes new environmental rollbacks on way out the door

Nov. 19, 2020 12:32 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Down to its final weeks, the Trump administration is working to push through dozens of environmental rollbacks that could weaken century-old protections for migratory birds, expand Arctic drilling and hamstring future regulation of public health threats. The pending changes, which...

FILE - This June 5, 2009, file photo shows a Redtail hawk feeding a snake to one of her young ones nested at the Rocky Mountain Wildlife Refuge in Commerce City, Colo. The Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 is a vital tool for protecting more than 1,000 species of birds including hawks and other birds of prey. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)

Trump pushes new environmental rollbacks on way out the door

Nov. 18, 2020 4:36 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Down to its final weeks, the Trump administration is working to push through dozens of environmental rollbacks that could weaken century-old protections for migratory birds, expand Arctic drilling and hamstring future regulation of public health threats. The pending changes, which...

Trump administration takes steps toward refuge lease sale

Nov. 16, 2020 4:57 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Trump administration is taking steps toward a lease sale within the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, an area President-elect Joe Biden has said he would move to protect from oil and gas drilling. Chad Padgett, state director for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management for Alaska, said...

FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2019, file photo, Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil company Armco and stock market officials celebrate during the official ceremony marking the debut of Aramco's initial public offering (IPO) on the Riyadh's stock market, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia's oil giant Aramco announced Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, it will issue international bonds as it seeks a cash infusion to help pay for billions of dollars in dividends the company promised shareholders before the global coronavirus pandemic sent oil prices plummeting. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)

Saudi Aramco to issue bonds as it seeks cash amid oil slump

Nov. 16, 2020 10:21 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's oil giant Aramco announced Monday it will issue international bonds as it seeks a cash infusion to help pay for billions of dollars in dividends the company promised shareholders before the global coronavirus pandemic sent oil prices plummeting. In a...

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2020 file photo, Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., speaks during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.  Udall is retiring from the Senate, but has emerged as a leading contender to be Interior secretary under President-elect Joe Biden. If chosen, the Democrat would follow in the footsteps of his father, Stewart Udall, a former congressman who led Interior under two Democratic presidents in the 1960s.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool)

Biden gives boost to retiring senator's climate change plan

Nov. 13, 2020 2:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A plan championed by retiring Sen. Tom Udall to harness the nation’s lands and ocean waters to fight climate change is getting a boost from President-elect Joe Biden, who has made slowing global warming a priority for his incoming administration. A New Mexico Democrat, Udall is the...

Wyoming to help petroleum industry with coronavirus funding

Nov. 12, 2020 6:20 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming will use federal coronavirus relief funding to help petroleum companies move ahead with oil and gas drilling projects interrupted by the pandemic and plug idle wells. North Dakota already has been using Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act funding for well...

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, right, and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi attend a joint news conference at Maximos Mansion in Athens, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. Egypt's president is meeting with Greek officials in Athens on his first visit to the southern European nation since the two countries signed a deal demarcating maritime boundaries between them in the eastern Mediterranean. (Costas Baltas/Pool via AP)

Greece, Egypt seek Biden role in East Mediterranean dispute

Nov. 11, 2020 9:38 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s prime minister said Wednesday that he expects U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's incoming administration to play a more active role in attempting to calm tension in the eastern Mediterranean. “We have every reason to welcome, along with all our partners in the...

FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2019 file photo, participants watch Saudi Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman on a screen during his speech at the Future Investment Initiative Forum, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The minister said Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, that global energy producers have the ability to tweak an agreement on production cuts that could be extended through the end of 2022, signaling the anticipation of continued weakened demand for crude as the coronavirus pandemic impacts consumption and grounds air travel for many. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)

Energy leaders leave door open to more cuts as virus spikes

Nov. 9, 2020 10:40 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's energy minister said Monday that global energy producers have the ability to tweak an agreement on production cuts that could be extended through the end of 2022, signaling the anticipation of continued weakened demand for oil as the coronavirus pandemic...