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US vice president, top officials visit UAE to pay respects

May. 16, 2022 16:54 PM EDT

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris led a high-powered American delegation to the United Arab Emirates on Monday to pay respects to the federation's late ruler and meet with the newly ascended president. The trip marks the highest-level visit by...

Raimondo: Inquiry on solar imports follows the law

May. 11, 2022 18:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo pushed back forcefully Wednesday against critics — including some within the Biden administration — who say a government investigation of solar imports from Southeast Asia is hindering President Joe Biden’s ambitious climate goals. ...

Mexican president to talk development, migration on tour

May. 04, 2022 12:27 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador plans to begin a lightning, five-day tour Thursday to four Central American countries and Cuba to discuss his government’s approach to development and ways it might help alleviate the pressure to migrate. It will...

Madeleine Albright honored by Biden, other world leaders

Apr. 27, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A veritable who's who of Washington's political and foreign policy elite gathered Wednesday to pay their last respects to the late Madeleine Albright, a child of conflict-ravaged Europe who arrived in the U.S. as an 11-year old girl and became America's first female secretary of...

This Earth Day, Biden faces 'headwinds' on climate agenda

Apr. 21, 2022 06:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — One year ago, Joe Biden marked his first Earth Day as president by convening world leaders for a virtual summit on global warming that even Russian President Vladimir Putin and China's Xi Jinping attended. Biden used the moment to nearly double the United States' goal for...

Mexico, US meet amid electrical power dispute

Apr. 01, 2022 00:56 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican and American officials met Thursday amid disagreements about an electrical power reform that seeks to limit foreign-built renewable energy plants and grant a majority market share to Mexico’s state-owned power utility. President Andrés Manuel López...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Mar. 18, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Bangor Daily News. March 11, 2022. Editorial: Reducing gas taxes isn’t the fix for high fuel prices Fuel prices have risen rapidly in recent days, even before the United States and other countries pledged to stop importing oil and gas from Russia as that country...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Mar. 15, 2022 14:19 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: March 14 The Washington Post says the Supreme Court has declared open season on constitutional rights The Texas Supreme Court on Friday effectively extinguished a lawsuit challenging the...

Live updates: U.S. House approves Russia oil import ban bill

Mar. 09, 2022 23:48 PM EST

The latest developments on the Russia-Ukraine war: WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House overwhelmingly approved legislation that would ban Russian oil imports to the United States, an effort to put into law the restrictions announced by President Joe Biden in response to the escalating war...

US says $100 billion soon to help poor nations with climate

Mar. 09, 2022 22:39 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. climate envoy John Kerry said Wednesday he thinks rich countries can finally meet their pledge to provide $100 billion annually to help poor nations cope with climate change beginning this year — and will definitely reach that amount in 2023. That would...